Warrior Weekend 2018 is HERE! We’re kicking off the weekend with our Parent and Community Coffee – TOMORROW, Friday, April 27, 2018 from 11 am – 12 N. Stop in for an hour of updates, community fellowship and … coffee! 

IMMEDIATELY following is our Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Expo! Our students have worked extremely hard and we want you to be a part!

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Hey YOU!!! Vote for The Commercial Appeal high school girls player of the week – BTW SENIOR: Derrenisha Jackson!! She deserves it!
Vote at the link, below, until, Thursday, 3/8.

Hope & Hoops Summer Basketball Camp

May 26, 2015 through August 7, 2015
Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
489 Edith, 38126 (near LeMoyne-Owen College)

Ages 4-14
Breakfast and lunch, provided. Swimming and weekly field trips.

Contact Coach Von @ 901-289-8097

Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend


By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015


Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.


About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.


To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:


Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244






March Madness Watch Party, Friday, March 21, 8:00pm-12:00am

Los Cabos Seafood Bar & Grill, 6542 Quince Rd., $5.00 Admission

March Madness is upon us and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals would like for you to join us for a March Madness Watch Party event on Friday, March 21, 8:00 pm-until. Los Cabos is the place to come for the perfect combination of great food, drink specials and networking for all. They have lots of SPACE and TVS, so you won’t miss a minute of the action.


Grizz forward Zach Randolph will donate $20,000 to the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association this afternoon (Feb. 24th) to cover utility payments as the first project in his new Randolph Community Assistance Fund.



Randolph Donates $20,000 to Cover Utility Payments as

Fund’s First Project on Monday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.

Memphis, Tenn. – Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) are proud to announce the creation of the Zach Randolph Community Assistance Fund established to provide monies, goods and services to underserved populations in Memphis and the Mid-South area. The partnership is founded in shared goals: Randolph is committed to making a deep and meaningful impact in the lives of families in need, and MIFA has the infrastructure, the reach and the reputation to help Randolph maximize his community contributions. Amounts distributed out of the Zach Randolph Fund will go to non-profits, schools and community centers chosen by Randolph himself.

“It’s time I do this. It’s important to help single-parent families and families in need, because I was one of them, and I can relate to it,” says Randolph.

On Monday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., Randolph will make his first official contribution from the Fund – a $20,000 donation to the MIFA Emergency Services Plus-1 program. That money will be used to to cover the cost of utility payments for 100 households on the verge of service disruption in the Memphis-area.

Plus-1 is a program administered by MIFA to pay utility services for people in need. MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bill each month. Since its inception in 1982, Plus-1 has provided millions of dollars in assistance to families in crisis in Memphis and Shelby County.

This is the fourth-consecutive year that Zach has contributed to the Plus-1 program. “People should not have to decide between paying the heating bill and buying food, paying rent or paying for gas. I’m lucky to be able to help with some of those things”, said Randolph.  

Sally Jones Heinz, MIFA Executive Director agrees and applauds Randolph’s generosity. “His interest in supporting families in need in our community aligns with MIFA’s mission to support this vulnerable population. We are thrilled to grow and strengthen our partnership with him through the Zach Randolph Community Assistance Fund.”

Founded in 1968, MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) is a unique organization designed to support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Through thousands of volunteers and donors, like Randolph, MIFA unites the community through service.




Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies and the Soulsville Foundation announced today that Staxtacular 2014, presented by SunTrust, to benefit the Stax Music Academy, will take place at the Stax Museum (926. E. McLemore Ave. Memphis 38106) on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 7 p.m. until the lights go out. The 10th annual soul-shaking event is the largest fund-raiser of the year for Stax Music Academy and takes place after last year’s highly successful, multi-category record-breaking event.


Memphis Grizzlies’ guards Tony AllenMike ConleyQuincy Pondexter and Jerryd Bayless will host this year’s “Suit Up and Play” themed event alongside other members of the team and coaching staff.


The local feel of Memphis’ rich adoration for blues and basketball will be felt throughout the museum where guests will be treated to a ‘World Tour’ buffet, featuring sushi to sliders to Southern cuisine. Bourbon samplings and awe-inspired desserts will also be available at an open bar. Highlights inclusive of this unique experience also include complimentary valet parking, live and silent auctions, and a performance by the world-famous Stax Music Academy. Live music provided by Bo-Keys with Percy Wiggins will set the tone for a night of dancing, and a chance to see Grizzlies players’ off-the-court moves.


In addition to the live and silent auctions, there will also be an online auction startingJan. 2 and running up to the event date, Jan. 18. The site may be accessed atbiddingforgood.com/Staxtacular. New to the event this year is a Mobile Bidding feature enabling silent auction bidding to be done via personal mobile devices. View the event website for more details.


Since its inception in 2004, Staxtacular has continued to grow and has raised close to $1,000,000 for the Stax Music Academy. Last year’s Staxtacular saw record-breaking attendance with almost 550 guests, and surpassed all past records in money raised.The event raised approximately $135,000 from sponsorships, ticket sales, and online, silent and live auctions.


Tickets to Staxtacular 2014 are $150 each and may be purchased by calling 901-261-6338 or online at shopstaxmuseum.com and clicking on tickets and then special events. Tickets are also available at the Stax Museum and at the Grizzlies Team Store in FedExForum. Special packages of tickets and sponsorships are still available.


For more information, please contact Tim Sampson 901-485-8735 or by email attim.sampson@soulsvillefoundation.org or visit staxtacular.com.


The Stax Music Academy is a unique learning center that inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with a strong focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records. Since its founding in 2000, it has served more than 3,000 young people, many of them at risk. Students have performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Folklife Festival and many other venues, including performances in Italy, Australia, and Germany. Since 2008, every high school student enrolled in the Stax Music Academy has gone to college.