UA-48052453-1

Brianna A. Smith

39 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Evvie McKinney – ‘The Four Winner’ – to drop debut single this week

“Life after ‘The Four’ has been amazing; I am just so blessed!” Evvie McKinney exclaimed! Crowned the first-ever winner of FOX’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom” last February, McKinney’s debut single – “How Do You Feel” premieres this week. She’ll be performing it on the...

Michelle Johnson: ‘Seeds of Wisdom for Cosmetologists and Barbers’

Memphis-area hairstylists and barbers looking for inspiration on how to take their talents and business endeavors to the next level don’t have to look too far. Southaven-based salon owner Michelle Johnson created an insider’s handbook, “Seeds of Wisdom for Cosmetologists and Barbers,” to illustrate how...

Brianna’s Take 5 – Summer Fitness Health Tips

Fantastic leg day finisher! Y’all see wheels on @missbrebaby...If you are looking for those Showstopper Legs, incorporate kickbacks to your leg day. Ask us about personal coaching and custom training plans. All Gas, No Brakes #fitness #legday #beachbody #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl #fitnessjourney #healtheheartmemphis #bootygains🍑 #legsfordays A...

The 2018 BET Awards: A Review

video
I attended the 2018 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last Sunday, even getting a sneak peek during a dress rehearsal. While there were some emotionally chilling performances and entertaining segments, I came away thinking that overall this year’s show was lackluster...

Smokin’ Grooves Music Fest makes return

video
by Brianna A. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender LONG BEACH, Calif. – Smokin’ Grooves is a new but old essential entry in the ever-crowded music festival season. It was the first amphitheater tour where nearly all the performers were rooted in hip-hop. Smokin’ Grooves launched throughout...

First fatherless Father’s Day

“I find it interesting that Webster’s dictionary provides definitions for the word “father” as a noun and a verb. As a noun, it means “a man who has begotten a child”; as a verb, it means “to take the responsibility for.” – Bernal E....

Educating and empowering athletes to elevate the game

Tywanna Smith is a brand builder, an entrepreneur and best-selling author of “Surviving the Lights: A Professional Athlete’s Playbook to Avoiding the Curse.” Her experience as a professional basketball player, business owner and financial advisor puts her in a unique position to provide comprehensive advice...

Review to preview: Moneybagg Yo ‘2 Heartless Tour’

LOS ANGELES – Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is headlining his first tour, taking the “2 Heartless Tour” to 29 small venues across North America. I caught his stellar performance at The Rey in Los Angeles last Friday (April 20). The CMG artist dropped his “2 Heartless”...

Chef Tam cooks her way onto ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’ on Food Network this Sunday (April 22)

Memphis chef Tamara Eddy comes from a long line of chefs, restaurateurs and caterers. On Sunday, she’ll have the chance to show off her culinary skills to a national audience when she makes her television debut on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Chef Tam, as...

An open letter to Bernal E. Smith II: Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!

To the second best man watching me from overhead (after God): It’s been 130 days since you transitioned from work to reward. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the toughest four and a half months of my life. I’ve never had to live life...