Sunday, April 11, 2021

Nightlife

I stay tuned to the Memphis music scene and I’ve been to a ton of parties and gatherings across the city. No one throws a party better than Memphis’ own Curtis Givens. For 17 years, Givens has been a prominent...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The distinctive vocals of Preston Shannon and his skillful artistry on the electric blues guitar were stilled Monday morning when the storied bluesman lost his bout with cancer. He...
by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people...
I was out on the town last weekend, celebrating the birthday of Sandra Booker (my sister-in-law) with a visit to Memphis Sounds on Mud Island. Guess who was in the house? OK, I’ll tell you. It was award-winning actress Cassi Davis,...
On a rainy Saturday night in South Memphis, more than 500 attendees were a part of Grit, Grind and Groove at Staxtacular 2018. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Soulsville Foundation held the event, now in its 13th year. Over the...
“Stepping Up!” is the theme for the eighth annual rendition of the Best In Black Awards hosted by the parent company of The New Tri-State Defender and set for Feb. 6 at Central Station Hotel, located at 545 S....
Charles Sims Jr. is not all business. Sometimes his business – financial management – intersects with his need to unwind and enjoy smooth jazz. And when those two interests come together, well, you get the “Perfect Note.” On business in...
Memphians are gearing up for another night of black excellence at the Hilton Memphis, as some of Memphis’ top leaders in entrepreneurship and business will be celebrated at the “Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards Gala.” Now in...
In a note of respect, a procession made its way along Beale Street on Friday, passing through the entertainment district that bluesman Preston Shannon punctuated with talent and professional dignity. Shannon, 70, died on Monday, succumbing to a bout with...