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With a hand from Curtis Givens, MULYP to offer book scholarships

To address the challenge that some college students face trying to pay for books, the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) have entered into a partnership that will yield book scholarships. The partnership links MULYP with CGI Entertainment CEO Curtis Givens and his wife, T’Juan...

Larry ‘D’ is back and going solo

The New Year just got a bit funkier. Larry Dodson, the former lead singer of The Bar-Kays, is returning to the stage as solo act. Dodson retired in June of 2017. And he did so with serious intent. “You know people thought I didn’t retire because...

With ‘Guidance,’ Dodson family plans whiskey, wine adventure

The family of Larry Dodson, author and former lead singer for The Bar-Kays, has embarked on a venture that affixes the Dodson brand to Guidance Whiskey. The path forward was rolled out informally during a VIP whiskey tasting and holiday celebration at Dodson’s home on...

Comedy star Marlon Wayans stopped by McDonald’s – and fans were lovin’ it

A local Whitehaven McDonald’s kicked off the Holiday season with a little breakfast and a lot of laughter, courtesy of movie and TV sitcom star Marlon Wayans. “You know, I’m just really happy to be here,” said Wayans, on hand to help promote McDonald’s new...

Curtis Givens’ road to the 16th All-Black Affair

When many think of the Memphis party scene, the name Curtis Givens comes to mind. That’s because for more than 20 years, Givens has been an entertainment mogul locally and on a national level. From running some of Memphis’ premier nightclubs and hosting lavish events...

“Top 40 Under 40 Gala” to shine light on urban professionals this weekend

Memphians are gearing up for another night of black excellence at the Hilton Memphis, as some of Memphis’ top leaders in entrepreneurship and business will be celebrated at the “Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards Gala.” Now in its third year, the gala...

Mempho Fest: ‘This is so dope!’

The Mempho Music Festival lived up to its “food, music and nature” theme this year as fans gathered for the second annual event at Shelby Farms last weekend. The two-day event kicked off Saturday with several major acts performing for fans in an intimate setting,...

MEMPHIS MADNESS: Givens and Williams mum about special guests for hoops celebration

The University of Memphis plans to kickoff its 2018 basketball season on a high note as many will be celebrating the first year return of Penny Hardaway as head coach at the FedExForum this Thursday during Memphis Madness. Rumors are swirling about of who will...

Level Up Conference returns with interactive thrust

For anyone looking to level up her/his business, career or personal life, look no further. Cynthia Daniels has created a conference just for you. The Level Up Conference on Sept. 15 brings together 44 speakers and 12 panels for a day of learning and connectivity....

“Peppa’s” next move

For more than 20 years, Artemis Williams – aka Peppa Mouth of the South – managed to build an empire as one of Mid-South’s most treasured entertainment movers and shakers. Now the former manager and current business associate of superstar Yo Gotti has completely shaken...