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Slave Haven plans Juneteenth, quadricentennial celebrations

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will celebrate Juneteenth in conjunction with the 400th Year of Perseverance commemorating the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade on June 22. The year 1619 marks the beginning of slavery of African Americans. Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is the date that the last...

Project RESET Golf Tournament to benefit North Shelby Youth

As a part of its official launch in Memphis, Nation Enrichment Projects has announced the 2019 Project RESET Golf Tournament to be held at Mirimichi Golf Course on Monday (June 17), beginning at 9 a.m. “While this is going to be a fun event, the...

Juneteenth Urban Music Festival to rock Robert R. Church Park June 14-16

When history and culture converge at the historic Robert R. Church Park in downtown Memphis June 14-16, revelers on the grounds will experience the best that the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival has to offer. “We’re working hard to bring Memphis the best in music, food...

Memphis to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day June 8 

Education, inspiration, motivation and remembrance will be on display Saturday (June 8) at the Orange Mound Community Center when residents of Memphis and the Mid-South gather to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The event is free and open to the public. It is among...

BancorpSouth, WDIA teaming up to help home-buyers

BancorpSouth Bank and WDIA 1070 Radio are collaborating on a series of radio programs to help consumers have a better understanding of the home-buying process. The series will be a part of WDIA’s “Ask The Experts” show, moderated by radio host Bev Johnson, and underscores...

Tennessee Board of Regents to consider tuition and fee increases averaging 2.45 percent

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Regents will consider combined tuition and fee increases at the state’s community and technical colleges averaging 2.45 percent at its June 21 quarterly meeting, under recommendations approved today by the board’s Finance and Business Operations Committee. The committee’s recommendations...

LEGACY: Kam Williams, film critic and literary writer, dead at 66

Film critic and literary writer Kam Williams died Thursday, May 30 from prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. A resident of Princeton, NJ, Williams published nearly 10,000 articles and reviews. Throughout his nearly 22-year career as a writer, he was most known for his...

Ballet on Wheels set for two weekend performances of ‘The Wiz’

If you want to see the wizard, bypass the yellow brick road and head down to The Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts this weekend. For their season-ending show, Ballet on Wheels will do two performances of "The Wiz," the 1975 classic urban version of...

Forum to show businesses benefits of hiring ex-offenders

The University of Memphis will host “A Forum Connecting Memphis-Area Businesses with Sources of Skilled, Qualified Employees Who are Ex-Offenders (An Operation: Safe Community Initiative)” on June 11 from 8 a.m. to noon in the University Center Ballroom. "We hope this forum will provide an...

Revised tea event to benefit UNCF, LeMoyne-Owen College

Leading women in the faith-based and organization communities are joining forces to host a “High Tea” fundraiser on Saturday (June 1) to benefit the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and LeMoyne-Owen College. The Leading Ladies High Tea will begin at noon at BRIDGES at 477...