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Since the idea of the U.S. largely is rooted in the right of declaration, I am exercising my prerogative to declare Memphis the center of the “Southern Universe” – at least for Labor Day Weekend and the Southern Heritage Classic Weekend that follows. With that in mind, here are some...
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Marvel StudiosThis year we have seen the magic that unfolds when black people have full control of their own art. From Get Out to Insecure, black writers, producers and directors have exemplified that the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. And they aren’t finished! I would recommend clearing...
In a lengthy statement, Evin Cosby, the daughter Bill Cosby, says her father is not a rapist, despite a sexual assault case against him.
Let’s be clear. Willie Mitchell and Royal Studios is a BIG DEAL and not just in Memphis. Yes, it’s a huge part of the fabric and legacy of Memphis music. Hi Records and Royal Studios was the home of Memphis favorite Al Green, where he and the immensely respected...
The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to stop the Beale Street Bucks program – bringing an end to the controversial fee after years of debate. The motion, proposed by council member Jamita Swearengen (District 4), came during a discussion about the cover charge to enter the Beale Street entertainment district....
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In one of the few quiet moments in Good Time, Robert Pattinson’s character, lowlife Connie Nikas, confesses that he believes he spent a previous life as a dog. At that point in the latest urban nightmare from the familial directing duo Josh and Benny Safdie (Heaven Knows What), the audience...
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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...

Glenn Beck and The Blaze have filed a countersuit against Tomi Lahren stating that she is still an employee of the conservative show, so her claims that she was wrongfully terminated hold no water.

In her response to the countersuit …

Okay, seriously. No, no, no. I mean seriously, for real. Alex Trebek is correcting a contestant for mispronouncing "gangsta" — and then took his money away. The question answer involved one of those weird deals where the correct response is a mashup. In this case: "A song from Coolio from...