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‘MENace to Society’ provides look at men in society

Award-winning poets Ranieka Johnson and Aneisha Wright had such a successful run with an event called “Black Chick Monologue” that they decided to take another step forward with “MENace to Society.” “(We) discussed the day-to-day issues that black women faced,” said Johnson of “Black Chick...

Seventh time is a charm for Memphis Fashion Week

Memphis’ top fashion influencers and designers swarmed this year’s Memphis Fashion Week (MFW). Beginning with a trunk show on April 11, MFW hosted a luncheon with fashion designer, stylist and author Rachel Roy and ended with two fashion shows over the weekend. The week highlighted...

Lyfe is Dope opens doors with Teen Edition

After five successful years of Life is Dope, founders David Parks and K97’s DJ Dnyce are gearing up for the latest edition of the underground franchise, with this one dedicated to the talented teens of Memphis. Themed as the “Teen Edition,” the multi-media showcase will...

From Memphis to Wakanda and back – for a visit

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Carrie Annie Bernans is living proof that there is a path that connects Memphis to Wakanda, the fictional African nation in the Marvel box office smash “Black Panther.” A University of Memphis alum, Bernans has a role as one of the female warriors in the...

Evvie McKinney tells family and friends to ‘stay tuned’

Hugs and smiles filled the room as family and friends gathered at the Stax Museum Monday night to celebrate with Evvie McKinney, the winner of Fox's “The Four.”  The Soulsville Academy alumni happily greeted guests, who shared her joy as the first person to win...

Love and Lyfe resonate at Minglewood Hall

With his silky, sultry voice in full effect, R&B soul singer Lyfe Jennings inaugurated the first Valentine's Day Love Jam at Minglewood Hall this past Friday night (Feb 9th). Performing chart topping hits such as “Must be nice” and “Statistics,” the former VH1 “Love and...

About that Yo Gotti billboard… The real reason it was moved

The “Product of” campaign was created to promote the fact that Shelby County Schools nurtures successful and influential Memphians. It wasn’t necessarily designed to be felt on the national level, but no one involved in its creation would have minded that….if. The “if” turned out...

‘After The Love Has Gone’

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after the premiere of “After the Love Has Gone” was showcased at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., this past Saturday. Directed by filmmaker and playwright C.L. Woodson, the stage play offers a story of grief, hope...

Leela James adds soul to Tank’s second tour stop in Memphis

Leela James gave a soul-stirring performance as she headlined the Savage X The Soul Tour with R&B artist Tank at the New Daisy Theatre on Saturday. Tank has wrapped up his original Savage tour and is now on a second run, with James bringing...

Memphis gets its ‘shine on’ at Lyfe is Dope

Lyfe is Dope celebrated another year bringing local talent and artwork to the forefront in Memphis during its fourth annual jam session at the New Daisy Theatre. Ten acts were selected from more than 100 submissions to perform for a sold-out crowd. The first act...