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Beyond the political allegory of two black people going on the run after killing a cop, Queen & Slim is a love story. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) have bounties on their heads for the crime they’ve committed and throughout all of their trials and tribulations, they...
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The 2019 American Music Awards (AMAs) have come and gone, but we need to reminisce about one of the most nostalgic moments of the night. On Sunday night, Toni Braxton took the stage to perform her Hot 100 hit, “Un-Break My Heart,” and yes, every single person in the audience...
Swaying, clapping and rocking from beginning to end is the norm at the W.C. Handy Heritage Awards and the 23rd annual event had all of that – and more! Guests flowed into the Holiday Inn-Airport (Nov. 17) to the sounds of the super-talented Stax Music Academy Jazz Ensemble, under the...
These are women directors, producers and writers, who have formed a powerhouse group: 1) to bring awareness to the lack of women in TV and film and 2) to highlight Atlanta being the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta has been Hollywood’s best-kept secret for a while now but a group...
The 23rd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards will celebrate the 146th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” along with “Memphis Bicentennial Blues, Jazz and Soul.” The black-tie extravaganza honoring “Authentic Beale Street Musicians,” will be held November 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport, 2240...
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Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is calling on Comcast to not challenge the Civil Rights Act of 1866, in it’s Supreme Court case involving media mogul, Byron Allen. In an open letter to Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, Dr. King lays out the...
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Grammy Award winner Bobby Rush will celebrate his 86th birthday with a bash at the Paradise Entertainment Center, 645 E. Georgia Ave on Friday (Nov. 8). Performing live will be Grady Champion, Frayzer Boy, Al Kapone, Billy Soul Bonds Ms Zeno and Vince Johnson and Mo B. Doors open at 7...
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If you’re scratchin’ and survivin’ while awaiting another installment of the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” series from ABC, well, it looks like you’re going to be successful and thrivin’, instead. According to Variety, the network has confirmed a double-episode special of All in the Family and Good...
Indie Memphis Film Festival presented the 2nd Annual Black Creators Forum (BCF), October 31 - November 1, at the Hattiloo Theatre. The forum ran parallel with the opening of the festival, in its 22nd year, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc. BCF is a two-day symposium of workshops and invited speakers led...
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Apple TV+ is ready to unveil its film The Banker at the 2019 AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Jessie T. Usher among others and is based on real events surrounding Black businessmen in the 1950s. Peep the official description: Based on...