The Color of Bluff City

By: Elbert Hubbard Jr.

  • Activism In Memphis: Human Rights, Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter

    Memphis is known for its barbecue, Elvis Presley, and Beale Street. What people also remember about the city is the crime, the problems, and backlash from the people who live here. Memphis is more than just that however—from the early days of Reconstruction until today Memphis was known as the one of the hotbeds for… Continue reading

  • Caribbean Flayvahz: An Island Dream in Memphis

    Caribbean Flayvahz: An Island Dream in Memphis

    By–Elbert Hubbard Jr. Caribbean Flayvahz started when a local out of college couple got together for an idea. It was based on family roots in the Caribbean and in Memphis. Louis and Carla Falkner had their restaurant open since 2018, and they haven’t looked back since. “It started with my wife, she had a dream… Continue reading

  • Local television chef cooks up healthy and tasty options

    Local television chef cooks up healthy and tasty options

      One chef in Memphis is known for her healthy options and tasty entrees. She made several appearances on WREG-TV’s Live at 9 cooking segments. She also teaches lessons in southern cooking and vegan cooking. Elle Green is known for her southern cooking, vegan options, and her array of assorted drink cocktails. Some of her… Continue reading

  • This Week in Memphis Restaurants

    This Week in Memphis Restaurants

    By–Elbert Hubbard Jr.     Soul Fish Café plans to open two new restaurants in the Memphis area. The new locations are planned for Cordova, TN and Oxford, MS. Soul Fish Café has four locations in the Mid-South including East Memphis, Germantown, Midtown Memphis, and Little Rock, AR. The restaurant is known for their catfish… Continue reading

  • River Arts Festival brings a new light to Memphis

    The River Arts Festival in downtown Memphis featured many events. One event included the River Arts Poster Artist for 2018 Maysey Craddok. Her work is exhibited across Germany and the United States. Her work was also featured in the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis. The main attraction of the festival was the Mighty Lights show. Big… Continue reading

  • Donate to the MABJ Bernal Smith Scholarship Fund

    African Americans who want to be journalists have a hard time affording college. Unlike their mainstream counterparts who have been offered millions of dollars in scholarships, our future journalists in Memphis have as little choice of scholarships. That is where the Memphis Association of Black Journalists comes in.  The MABJ is an organization where we… Continue reading

  • Memphis black owned BBQ shop shares a unique history

    The Bar-B-Q Shop wasn’t always in the spot in Midtown Memphis, TN. The restaurant used to be named Brady and Lil’s on South Parkway in Memphis. This restaurant was known for its BBQ spaghetti. The Food Network named the Bar-B-Q shop one of the top five shops in the nation for the best BBQ. The… Continue reading

  • A Young Woman’s Experience with Type 1 Diabetes

    Erika Hubbard is a school teacher at KIPP Blytheville Collegiate Prep in Blytheville, AR.  She lives in Bartlett, Tennessee with her boyfriend Antwoine McClellan and thier daughter Autumn. Since her childhood, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She goes to the doctor every three months to fill her supplies and for her checkup. When… Continue reading

  • MABJ: Bringing Life to Young Memphis Journalists

    The Memphis Association of Black Journalists is a Memphis based organization for young local journalists. Particularly, minority journalists whether experienced or fresh out of school. Some legacy members of the organization include longtime production specialist at WREG-TV Eddie Goss and WREG veteran anchors Alex Coleman and April Thompson who anchor together at 4:00pm. Montee Lopez… Continue reading

  • Television production veteran retires after 38 years at WREG-TV in Memphis

    Television production veteran retires after 38 years at WREG-TV in Memphis

    Eddie Goss works from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every morning. He inspired many people including his coworkers and his employers. His final day at WREG-TV was June 29th. He was one of few people who worked there earlier than some of his employers. “I talked though Facebook and I told him thanks for everything,”… Continue reading

About Me

My name is Elbert Hubbard Jr. I am a New Media Journalism student at Full Sail University. I am also a production assistant at WREG-TV. I worked at the television station for almost six years.

I graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.