Monday, May 25, 2020

Entertainment

You might know her as Zoey Johnson – the TV character who grew from an entitled, materialistic teen concerned mostly with fashion and the number of social media followers she garnered into a more complex young woman navigating the...
by Tracy Sow -- Blues legend Bobby Rush has been suffering for the last few weeks with symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. He has to remain in mandatory quarantine until April 20. Immediately after his live social media performance March 24, Rush,...
by John Burl Smith --  April 9, 2020 will be written about as the return of descendants of American slavery to the ways of their progenitors. It’s the day Sean “Diddy” Combs held the first-ever, virtual town hall meeting for that...
In the Clark sisters’ home, Mama Clark considers the word “easy” a swear. “We don’t do easy,” she explained to her daughters in the opening scene after waking them up at three in the morning to record a song the...
Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH), a national nonprofit organization "dedicated to fostering positive health behavior change through the power of hip hop," today (April 15) launched "20 Seconds or More," a new initiative to encourage hand washing and other...
by Mark Kennedy -- Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart...
There is some science indicating that white noise – that staticky hiss (or hissy static?) you get while flipping through stations – helps with relaxation and sleep. That’s all well and good, but it’s NOT what I want to...
by the Rev. Cedrick Von Jackson --  In 1986, hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC put a masterful spin on children’s nursery rhymes, which was actually a cover-up of praises and boasts about the group’s DJ, Jam Master Jay. According to the lyricists, like...
Memphis – Let’s get right to the point: the ‘transfer’ of the FCC license, equipment, and operations of WUMR from the University of Memphis to the newly formed Crosstown non-profit group, is a business deal valued between $2 million...
The prolonged isolation has required us to adapt our social practices, and find new ways to stay connected. Instagram Live has served as a great option for many brands and marketers looking to socialize with their audience amid the ongoing...