Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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Black Men Crowned Awards – Take 2

The 2nd annual Black Men Crowned Awards Show, highlighting Black men in various industries who are leaving an imprint in Memphis, is scheduled for Dec. 10th at The Kent. Black Men Crowned was created by Memphis native Justin Hart, winner of a Grammy and a...

New décor, same delicious food drawing customers old and new to Alcenia’s

Synonymous with Alcenia’s, Betty Joyce “B.J.” Chester-Tamayo has reopened the Downtown diner following a 390-day hiatus forced by the pandemic. The doors to the remodeled soul food sanctuary swung open for customers last Thursday (April 14). Dressed with bright new colors that accent a fun decor,...

Black Men Crowned to present ‘Speak Up with NLE Choppa’

Black Men Crowned (BMC), a nonprofit organization created by Memphis native Justin Hart, is set to present its first event -- “Speak Up with NLE Choppa” -- on Saturday (April 9). The youth town hall event featuring the Memphis rap star is part of BMC’s...

Donated prom dresses still fit the need through Her Prom Closest

The need is as real today as it was eight years ago when HER Prom Closest first stepped up to ensure that more local young ladies would have an opportunity for an unforgettable prom night. This year (on March 12), Hickory Ridge Mall was transformed...

Regional conference rolled AKAs ‘Down the River with Excellence’

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated welcomed its sorority members and guests to paint Memphis pink and green. The sorority celebrated its 90th South Eastern Regional Conference, titled “The Grand Finale, Rolling Down the River with Excellence” March 1-6. While the COVID-19 pandemic...

Gifting ceremony propels Mia Jaye’s Black Men & Boys Deserve To Grow campaign

It’s been more than three months since Memphis rap icon Young Dolph was gunned down. Jermia “Mia Jaye” Jerdine, his life partner, is still saddened that no one will ever learn what “Old Dolph” might have become. In 2020, Mia Jaye had already launched the...

City Tasting Box is back with a new all-Black lineup!

Two years into their City Tasting Box venture, friends and business partners Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown are rolling out a new lineup of all-Black food artisans for 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced travel and restaurant industries to redefine hospitality and innovate new experiences,...