Monday, April 12, 2021

Entertainment

“It was Dr. King who said, ‘A riot is the language of the unheard,’” said Mia J. Davis, the new children’s author and creator of the character, “Izzy.” “That was his ‘Other America’ speech delivered at Stanford University (on April...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Mary Wilson was a friend to the Black Press of America, a neighbor to the world, and the radiance she exuded never seem to fade. At 76, the Supremes legend is gone too soon. Wilson died...
by Brianna Smith-Herman --  Funeral homes are in abundance in Memphis. I’m sure it’s because we live in the Bible Belt. You can find a funeral home in every region of The Bluff City. So, it came as no surprise when...
Comedienne LaToya Tennille and Happy & Single Founder Jae Henderson have teamed up to present “The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show” on Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m. Tenille, along with fellow comedian MoufPiece, will discuss the hilarious highs and lows...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- When you’re a kid, there are so many things to learn. Someone has to teach you your A-B-Cs, and to count to a hundred. You have to learn to tie a knot and set the table and...
“The Journey” – a podcast chronicling the ascent of 50 local businessmen of all stripes – launched on Martin Luther King Day with a focus on “the everyday man and the extraordinary man.” The podcast, which reflects a partnership between...
by Whitney Johnson -- Playwright, writer, civil rights attorney and criminal justice professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall was able to finish two books and two plays in the 10 years it took for her to complete “She Took Justice.” Her devotion to...
In an effort to expand on Ida B. Wells’ remarkable story, her great-granddaughter, writer Michelle Duster, has penned a new book, “Ida B. The Queen.”  The poignant biography, released January 26, pays tribute to the trailblazing journalist and activist while...
Actress Cicely Tyson died Thursday leaving behind a body of pioneering work that – taken as a whole – served as proof to the essence of a message she once delivered in Memphis – finish what you start. Tyson gained...
Colleagues and family friends took to social media as news spread that former WDIA radio personality Fred “Hollywood” Moore died Saturday (Jan. 9) morning.  He was 68. One of the station’s most well-known personalities, Bev Johnson, told The New Tri-State Defender...