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Daphne Dorman, the transgender woman referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, has died, <a class="sc-145m8ut-0 gxupKx js_link sc-1out364-0 fwjlmD" href="https://deadline.com/2019/10/transgender-activist-mentioned-in-dave-chappelles-sticks-and-stones-netflix-special-dies-1202759052/" data-ga=" amazon,” was 44 years old. Advertisement Dorman is mentioned during a “hidden extra” addition to Chappelle’s special, which airs as a type of easter egg right after...
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On Monday, Oprah Winfrey blessed Morehouse College with a surprise $13 million donation. —Billionaire Robert F. Smith also promises to pay off parents debt of Morehouse College graduates— Winfrey’s donation along with the $12 million the media mogul gifted the school 30 years ago, totaling $25, has become the largest endowment...
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by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender You can’t breathe. There’s really no describing the panic when that happens. Your ribs struggle to rise, your chest feels like it’s being stomped, you’re on fire, and your brain screams. Your arms flail. Your hands grasp at nothing, and then –...
As Memphis evenings go, it was an eclectic night of song and music accented by the talents of local artists, along with the vocal and instrumental skills of Southwest Tennessee Community College students. Billed as “Live Off Beale,” the Sept. 26 event was a musical benefit for Southwest music students...
In the Mid-South world of music events, the Left Bank Festival signals that West Memphis is proud of its music roots – and for good reason. Set for Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m., the 2019 Left Bank Festival celebrates American music legend Willie Mitchell, considered by many to be...
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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated...
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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, telling The Associated Press he wants to help meet the need of an underserved community. The...
One of Memphis’ own, the Dickerson family, will face off against another lucky family on the immensely poplar "Family Feud" game show on Monday (October 7) at 3 p.m. on Fox-13. The Dickerson’s flew to Los Angeles earlier this year for the taping after being picked during an audition held...
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial.
Metaphysical therapist Cue Reaves says we would all be much happier if we could find a way to tap into our truer, subconscious selves. And a Saturuday night event hosted by The Lioness Frequency aims to be a profound and life-changing experience for those who attend. Reaves, an Atlanta-based spiritual...