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North Memphis residents tell Action News 5 their community concerns

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(WMC-TV) – North Memphis was the first stop on our Action News Five Listens tour.

Kevin Brooks is on the Raleigh Community Council. 

He and others here are determined to make life better in North Memphis, and they want Action News Five to help.

"Raleigh isn't the bad place that some of the other communities have sat there and stated," said Brooks.

"What can y'all do to help us restore pride back into our city?" asked North Memphis resident Herman Albright.

 "I think our blight problem is due to a lot of slum land lords who buy properties up as an investment," said Frayser resident Loretta Davis.  "They don't care as long as they make a dollar."

From blight to street lights, to the very young, residents here want Memphis to know they love and care about our city and want it to be an even better place to live and raise our families.

"When I get to Frayser, the lights turn gold.  It's very dark," said Donna Ezell who lives in Frayser.  "You've heard us talk about the vacant homes.  That's where crime comes from."

"They still look the same through all that's going on," said Keystone Elementary student Marlon Jones.  "They go back over the lesson so you understand it and they make you feel like they care about you."

Raleigh is considered the 3rd most stable community here in Shelby County.  And both the Frayser and Raleigh communities have community councils that need more membership and support.

The next stop on our Action News Five Listens tour takes us to Binghampton next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at First Baptist on Broad Avenue.

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