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Jamie Foxx’s performance in Just Mercy has earned him the Spotlight Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. As TheGrio previously reported, in the fact-based courtroom drama, Foxx plays Walter McMillian, a death row inmate accused of murdering a white woman, but insists he’s innocent. Michael B. Jordan portrays...
After a record-setting 2019, the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival has announced the first round of artists confirmed for its eagerly-awaited 2020 lineup. With a reputation for an eclectic mix of genres, the 44th Annual Beale Street Music Festival also offers a diverse blend of both big-name national...
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It wasn’t exactly Muhammad Ali in the streets of Zaire in 1974, but hearing the Saturday Night Live crowd chant Eddie Murphy’s name was surreal. The greatest living comedian returned to the SNL stage he helped save for the first time in 35 years. And he understood the importance...
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Memphis keeps getting shine in the media -- one of the latest being the Stax Music Academy blowing up the stage on Ellen DeGeneres' "Greatest Night of Giveaways" on NBC Thursday night. By the time it was over, one young musician had tickets to the Grammys and a scholarship to...
Gospel star Earnest Pugh’s alma mater is Millington Central High School, where he now is giving back by mentoring students in the school’s gospel choir once a month. Pugh’s mentoring sessions with the Millington Gospel Choir are set for the first Friday of each month, with the first held Dec....
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Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is mostly known for his current role in NBC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated drama series “This Is Us,” for his role as Randall Pearson, a loving father. However his latest role in the family drama “Waves,” calls on him to play a...
On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations...
Invited to sample the 12 Tastes of Christmas as The TSD’s #Access901 columnist, I expectantly embraced a charming and delightful twist on the classic Christmas song – with martinis! Set for Dec. 14, the 4th Annual 12 Tastes of Christmas is produced by The Stemmed Glass under the discerning eye...
The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 – $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work.
The blackest group of critics are back with their picks for the best of the best during the 2019 movie season! That’s right, you don’t have to worry about our black excellence not being recognized (you know, since other folks have apparently lost their minds), the African American Film...