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Friendsgiving Blackout crafted to give back

Jennifer Elaine Peete, creator of Orijennal Art, has extended a community-wide invite to the inaugural Friendsgiving Blackout shopping event this Saturday (Nov. 10). The event will be held at LilyRoze Studio located at 810 S. Main St., beginning at 2 p.m. Friendsgiving Blackout attendees will...

CitizenFest Memphis learning summit ready for debut

The Fourteenth Amendment establishes citizenship and lays out what it means to be a U.S. citizen. But it doesn’t explain how citizens can use their voices to actively participate in government. That’s what CitizenFEST Memphis is for. The Fourth Bluff and Citizen University are partnering to...

Donations sought for Diaper Need Awareness Week

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry – a non-profit organization that donates diapers to low-income families every month – is making a special ask in conjunction with Diaper Need Awareness week. This year, Diaper Need Awareness Week is Sept. 24-28 and Sweet Cheeks has targeted collecting about...

Volunteer Memphis seeking volunteers for citywide 9/11 Day of Service

Volunteers from across Memphis are encouraged to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance spearheaded by Volunteer Memphis next Tuesday. The daylong events, which include two service projects and an invitation-only recognition reception, will support military members, Memphis police officers and firefighters, and...

Natural Cutie Weekend Takeover promotes beauty and brilliance

For the sixth year, Representing Brown Girls Productions (RBG), a Memphis-based company, is hosting a celebration of African-American women and girls. Pam Brown, who created RBG Productions, said the annual event has been expanded to a full weekend this year and is dubbed 2018 Natural...

Gospel tour stop links Brown MBC, Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Memphis gospel lovers will be happy to know the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to the city for the third straight year, making a stop at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. ICGT, in its 12th year,...

There’s no shortage of free back-to-school events coming up

It’s that time of year, again! Parents and guardians are buying supplies in preparation for the upcoming school year. A host of organizations are sponsoring events to help meet the need. Royal Virgin Hair Xtensions has set its A Royal Back 2 School Bash for July...

Is yoga expanding in the African-American community?

Yoga is widely practiced for health benefits, stress relief and pain relief. Originating in Northern India, yoga can be defined as a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific bodily postures. According to a recent study conducted...

Made to Play program put LaRose-area students on the move

The Made to Play program at LaRose Elementary School had a six-weeks mission – get kids active this summer. Catering to students in grades K-5, the focus was on providing them with one hour of physical activity five days a week. The program wrapped up...

‘Dreamgirls’ powers up at Playhouse on the Square

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“Dreamgirls” first premiered on Broadway in 1981 and appeared on the big screen in 2006. Now more than a decade after the movie premiere, the musical has opened for a run through July 15 at  Playhouse on the Square. Playhouse on the Square’s production of...