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With one simple tweet, Idris Elba fanned the James Bond flames even more. While current Bond actor Daniel Craig has at least one more film left, the British-born Elba has been rumored for years to be next in line to be Agent 007. If he were to be selected, he...
Le Diner en Blanc – Memphis style – was a grand night out. I was flattered to attend and to be selected as a table host. The event concept dates back to Paris nearly 30 years ago when a gentleman – un monsieur if you will – named Francois Pasquier...
If Spike Lee’s Malcolm X was cinematic poetry, his latest film, BlacKkKlansman, is a desperate, shrieking, ever-so-clearly enunciated howl. Lee’s latest film has been much anticipated since its debut earlier this year at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix Award, and rightfully so. Lee is now 61. He was...
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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, is a free concert hosted...
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Back in the Seventies, Ron Stallworth became the first African-American to join the Colorado Springs Police Department. The ambitious, young, college grad was soon promoted to detective, and his initial undercover case involved covering a Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins) rally when the incendiary Black Power advocate was invited to speak...
Ekundayo Bandele and Hattiloo Theatre first staged “Mahalia” in 2007. Each subsequent production has been special in its own way, as will the 2018 rendition.  Civil rights activist. Gospel singer. Restaurant owner. Musical pioneer. These are just a few of the attributes that describe gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, whose life...
It was “Show Time at the Cannon Center” last Thursday (July 26) as seven Memphis youth battled to win the grand prize of $1,000 in the Second Annual Youth Got Talent show. Young and talented, the performers sang, danced and rapped. Master of Ceremony Michael Adrian Davis with 88.5 kept...
“Life after ‘The Four’ has been amazing; I am just so blessed!” Evvie McKinney exclaimed! Crowned the first-ever winner of FOX’s “The Four: Battle For Stardom” last February, McKinney’s debut single – “How Do You Feel” premieres this week. She’ll be performing it on the season finale of the music...
iStock The blockbuster success of Black Panther, set in the fictional African country of Wakanda, must have shown Hollywood executives something. For the first time in its history, Disney is letting an African princess take the lead. The studio will be adding another shot of black girl magic to its existing...