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ALL OVER TOWN: Social distancing is serious?

“The single most important thing you can do to avoid the virus is reduce your face-to-face contact with people,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University professor and longtime adviser to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the coronavirus makes its way...

HER Prom Closet addresses girls’ needs and opportunities

Many high school girls look forward to looking and feeling astonishing for their special night at prom. Sometimes, however, the price tag for obtaining that goal is anything but pretty. With the help of a heartfelt community, though, Couture Cares presents HER Prom Closet.Davina Jones...

USPS Memphis reveals commemorative stamp honoring journalist Gwen Ifill

A Black Heritage series stamp honoring the late Gwen Ifill, one of the nation’s most esteemed journalists, was unveiled during a ceremony Feb. 27 at the Main Post Office. The United States Postal Service in Memphis held the event in partnership with The African-American Postal...

#GirlDad: A Reflection

It has been nearly a month since the untimely death of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant. Though much will be made of his legacy as one of the NBA’s transcendent superstars, it is the haunting knowledge of what was still to come for the father...

ALL OVER TOWN: A voice designed for ‘writeous’ impact

Carin Malone is a well-known poet, who goes by the stage name Writeous Soul. She holds the title as Grand Slam Poetry Master. She has been performing poetry for more than 10 years and is a 12-time poetry slam champion. Writeous Soul is committed to...

Blue’s City Donuts bring unique style and flavors to Raleigh

The proven greatness of dough fried, flaky and delicious – that’s the main focus at Blue’s City Donuts. Located at 5735 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., the bakery is a new addition to the Raleigh area. Local chef Rueal Braden is the owner of Blue’s City Donuts....

Natoya Matthews crowned Ms. Black Tenn. International Ambassador 2020

Add Natoya Matthews to the ever-expanding list of African American pageant queens – the Memphis native is the new Ms. Black Tennessee International Ambassador for 2020. “To win such a prestigious title at a time where African American women dominate the predominantly Caucasian pageant system...

Memphis’ first AKA chapter embraces ‘excellence, service, sisterhood’ at Founders’ Day celebration

Adorned in their signature pink and green, dozens of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors gathered at New Sardis Baptist Church to celebrate the 112th anniversary of the founding of America’s oldest Greek-letter organization for black women. Beta Epsilon Omega chapter, along with undergrad chapters at LeMoyne-Owen...

Chef Tam’s Underground Café is making BIG moves

The Edge District, a neighborhood situated between the Medical District and Downtown core, has gained a very popular Memphis restaurant: Chef Tam’s Underground Café. Since opening in March 2017, chef and owner Tamra Eddy has been serving her creative and delicious soul food cuisine out...

Actor Sterling K. Brown talks about fatherhood and role in new family drama ‘Waves’

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is mostly known for his current role in NBC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated drama series “This Is Us,” for his role as Randall Pearson, a loving father. However his latest role in the family drama “Waves,” calls...