What concerns you most about Memphis?
Memphis has all of the elements of greatness. It is a diverse, vibrant, arts-oriented breeding ground for the talents of another generation. What concerns me most is that the tri-state Delta area seems haunted by the past. The potential to become the cultural and spiritual hub of the nation is within reach, but is often hindered by the ghosts of race and poverty that fuel many of our educational and political skirmishes. It is time to put the pieces of our potential together, to face the past, heal our collective wounds, and focus on a future that will dawn with or without us.