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Dr. Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher/ executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender, is preparing to sit down with TSD freelancer and author Kelvin "Six~Four" Cowans to discuss the release of Cowan’s much-anticipated book, “The Whispering Woods of Sherra Wright.” While readers will be able to catch this exclusive later...
State Rep. G.A. Hardaway and Los Angeles-based attorney James A. Bryant of the Cochran Firm California will hold a press conference on Friday (February 2) at 10 a.m. to call for a boycott of the upcoming area concert by comedian Katt Williams. Also appearing at the press conference will be a Memphis...
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after the premiere of “After the Love Has Gone” was showcased at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., this past Saturday. Directed by filmmaker and playwright C.L. Woodson, the stage play offers a story of grief, hope and redemption that some couples...
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A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas did. “He was loving, talented and extremely funny! Shea is loved...
Hugs and smiles filled the room as family and friends gathered at the Stax Museum Monday night to celebrate with Evvie McKinney, the winner of Fox's “The Four.”  The Soulsville Academy alumni happily greeted guests, who shared her joy as the first person to win “The Four” competition.  “I'm so happy...
The beat of African drums performed by Kindred Spirit and African cuisine prepared by two of Memphis' premiere chefs was part of a premiere showing of "Black Panther" at the Malco Cordova Cinema Thursday evening. The Redwing Group coordinated the rich cultural experience, along with others sponsors, including state Rep. Karen...
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If you missed it, you missed it. But in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wiuTOKq2c0
Bobby O'Jay celebrated 35 years of radio in Memphis at WDIA. It was a turnout fit for a king, with family, friends, and local celebrities on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. Among the distinguished guests: Fred Jones, founder of the Southern Heritage Classic; James Alexander (Bar-Kays) and his wife...
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Shameless admission: I like watching ABC's The View. It's something of a tradition, in that it was part of my mother's routine while I was her full-time caregiver. But it's always at its best when Whoopi Goldberg is moderating -- she somehow manages to bring wit and wisdom in...
Anita Baker sings the national anthem before Game 4 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 10, 2010, at TD Garden in Boston. (Elsa/Getty Images) When R&B songstress Anita Baker hit the scene in the mid-’80s, it was like we didn’t...