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Local college student to host prom dress drive

Prom is one of the most anticipated events for high school seniors. Unfortunately, with college application fees and graduation around the corner, not every girl is able to afford the dress she wants. University of Memphis sophomore and freelance makeup artist Diamond Butler is hoping...

Volunteer Memphis seeking volunteers for MLK Days of Service

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Volunteer Memphis and Leadership Memphis are hosting their third annual MLK Days of Service weekend. There will be multiple service projects throughout the weekend of Jan. 18-21 to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy. Volunteer Memphis hopes...

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...