No other destination than Memphis offers the Ornamental Metal Museum, dinner menus that rival anywhere in the country, the home of none other than Elvis Presley and Graceland. No matter the ethnicity, race, or culture Memphis is the “home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.”
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual poverty figures recently that painted a dire picture of one in five children under 18-years-old lived in poverty in 2011. According to Bread for the World’s analysis of the hunger and poverty data, this includes 16.1 million children, or 21.9 percent. The numbers also indicate that over a quarter of all children under 5-years-old lived in poverty in 2011.
My grandmother walked with me to the polls when I voted for the first time. Fresh out of high school and 18-years-old, I planned to take my time and make an educated choice on each candidate. For me, it didn’t matter if the candidate was Republican or Democrat.
However, it did to my grandmother.
“Just check the box for Democrat and come on,” she ordered me. And that’s the way it was and is to this day for most blacks.
Barbeque sauce has ties to many states in the U.S., Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas, but hands-down, in my opinion, one of the best experiences is in Memphis, Tenn. With BBQ hangouts covering the city, Memphis hosts an annual spring Barbeque Cooking Contest, known throughout the country for its sweet and spicy as well as smoked sauces.