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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...

FOLLOW UP: Community meeting yields ‘God So Loved’ push

Radio personality Michael Adrian Davis put it plainly: “I just want to help in some way.” Davis was among those who answered the call to meet up Monday night (Nov. 20) at Bloomfield Baptist Church at 123 S. Parkway West. The summons of sort was issued...

SPOTLIGHT: Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals

All Toni Mason, CEO of Dazzle Creative Dance & Movement, needed was the question. She was more than ready to weigh in on the importance of the Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals gala. “It gives dynamic individuals and leaders a platform of recognition...

Stray bullets literally hit home for concerned single mom

At a young age, my doctor told me that I could not physically have children. So when I was pregnant with my son almost four years ago, I was petrified. My future was already bleak, considering I was homeless at the time. I looked into...