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BLANKETED WITH LOVE: Family of Bernal E. Smith II presents West Cancer Clinic with blankets

“Faith without works is dead.” That verse from James 2 has always been a scripture my family lived by. And it’s part of the reason why our family – the Bernal E. Smith II family – presented the West Cancer Center in Cordova with 100...

Innovation, creativity on display at Indie Memphis’ Black Creators Forum

Indie Memphis Film Festival presented the 2nd Annual Black Creators Forum (BCF), October 31 - November 1, at the Hattiloo Theatre. The forum ran parallel with the opening of the festival, in its 22nd year, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc. BCF is a two-day symposium of...

COMMENTARY: Feeling – and filling – the need for heart health

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Every 34th time a clock ticks, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Statistics show people living in Southern states, such as Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, show higher than average rates of cardiovascular problems. Through a tighter lens, Memphis is the fourth most obese...

Indie Memphis’ Black Independence Film Series rolls out with ‘When I Get Home’

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In collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College and The Collective, Indie Memphis has introduced the Black Independence Film Series. The Black Independence Film Series is a citywide celebration of the past, present, and the future of black independent films. The mini-film...

Memphis stylist bringing awareness to childhood cancer month

Known around town as a shero, Brianna Davison is a woman with a big talent and an even bigger heart. Many people know her for her unbelievably realistic wigs, having styled celebrities such as Jazmine Sullivan and Evvie McKinney; however, more recently Davison is changing...

Memphis native adds to ‘Hicksters’ and its healing-through-laughter focus

Jeremy Steven Walker, a rising Hollywood star, is taking on the big leagues by learning to master the creative arts while wearing multiple hats in the film industry. Although Walker is a Memphis native who graduated from Germantown High School, he said the nine years...

‘Brian Banks’ serves as change of pace, Memphis introduction for Sherri Shepherd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1kBFW2ZWjA HOLLYWOOD – Actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd is well-known for her quick wit but with the new gripping “Brian Banks” biopic, the award-winning former co-host of ABC’s “The View” was able to flex a wide range of acting muscles, showing a new side of...

STEM4fem carving wider path for girls into science, technology, engineering and math

“In a society where innovation and change are becoming increasingly important, we hope to show young girls the potential STEM has to change the world.” Those words are displayed on the website of STEM4fem, a Memphis-based nonprofit that is working to help girls pursue interests...

KO & The Crew seek to create musical experience this weekend

“The coldest story ever told... but better each time,” says Kori Wallace, the leader of KO & The Crew. After a successful rent party to close out last year, the band is back! KO & The Crew returns to the legendary ‘Sounds Good Memphis Stage’ on...

Memphis native Frank Herron a Super Bowl champ

As an NFL rookie, Frank Herron Jr. accomplished what many players spend years attempting to win: a Super Bowl ring. Listed at 6’4”, the 312-pound defensive end was released by the New England Patriots at the conclusion of the 2018 training camp. He subsequently signed...