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From the Publisher

I turn 60 this week, and I was eight years old when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. I lived on North Reese between Poplar and Walnut Grove. I remember the fear that came into our house that day. We lived two blocks from East High School, and the protests had reached the neighborhoods just north of East High School. Dr. King had come to Memphis to fight for the equal treatment of the African American sanitation workers. The Sanitation Workers’ Strike had started on February 12th after two black sanitation workers had been killed by taking cover from the cold and rain in the back of a garbage truck, because they were not allowed in the building like their white counterparts.

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Memphis Athletics

“You too can make a difference and inspire others to be what God called them to be” We at 4Memphis join our city in celebrating the current success of the University of Memphis and its Athletic programs. I have lived in Memphis all my life. I attended what was called Memphis State, a name that my mind still goes to …

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Marriage and the “Modern Women”

We start 2020 with our traditional January bridal issue, I know from personal friendships and family that marriages that may have been on hold for several years due to the great recession are now in full bloom. The strong job market has given young couples the confidence to do what generations have done before them.

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From the Publisher

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.Romans 12:2 For those of us blessed to live in areas where we have seasonal change, the concept of renewal happens at least twice a year when we leave Winter and enter Spring. The end of Summer means a return to a regular …

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From the Publisher

This short passage in Proverbs gives us the instruction to plan, even when our planning is for people that we may never meet. In 1983 right out of college, I started my career in the investment business with a man named Russell Clack. Russell and I worked together for several years, and we were selfishly at odds with each other in the firm as he and I fought for position in the firm. We both left the firm for what at the time we thought was a better opportunity, and we did not see each other for 23 years. Our paths may not have crossed, but this is Memphis, so we certainly knew of the success we each had achieved as we matured in our careers. The maturity for each of us was based on a new relationship with God and the understanding that relationship brought to our families and careers.

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From the Publisher

Phil Trenary’s senseless death and now the tragic death of Wei Chen are Memphis’s most recent examples of loss that Memphis will have to overcome. Phil Trenary and Wei Chen both moved to Memphis and made Memphis their home. It is often said that the greatest champions of Memphis are those that have lived elsewhere; because they have experienced life …

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From the Publisher April 2018

JEREMIAH 29:7 Adrienne was kind enough to review any letters or articles that the magazine wrote dealing with sensitive race issues. I didn’t want the efforts of 4Memphis to help bridge and improve the complex race issue of our community to do just the opposite by writing about something from a cultural bias or lack of understanding that would offend …