Entertainment

Award-winning filmmaker and Memphian Anwar Jamison is making his rounds this week at the 2020 Indie Memphis festival to premier his latest film “Coming to Africa.” The film is a light-hearted romantic comedy that boasts social consciousness by diving into...
by Cortney Wills --  Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and it’s clear the last film Chadwick Boseman worked on will be epic. Viola Davis stars as the iconic 1920s performer in the film based on the play by August Wilson....
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — A Tennessee rapper who boasted in a music video about getting rich from committing unemployment fraud was arrested Friday in Los Angeles. Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31 and of Memphis, was arrested on three felony counts of...
The 2020 Indie Memphis Festival will be “Online and Outdoors,” with film lovers from myriad parts of the world expected to participate in the virtual screenings and events. Presented by Duncan Williams, Inc., the festival will span Oct. 21-29. It...
by Russell Contreras -- A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. “Walk Against Fear: James Meredith,” which aired Thursday (Oct. 1) on the Smithsonian...
Pat Mitchell Worley was repping the Memphis Music Foundation in 2011 when she created the Memphis Music Month initiative, which is getting a relaunch this October. Now the executive director of the Stax Music Academy, Worley is upbeat about Memphis...
by Beth Harris --  LOS ANGELES — Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday’s virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice. Both Black actresses wore T-shirts featuring Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT...
It's official: "I'm Good" -- the new single by Larry D -- was officially released Friday (Sept. 18) after its premiere earlier this month. The former lead singer of The Bar-Kays, who has been busy with his music endeavors since...
The KUDZUKIAN network will host a week of live podcasts covering a range of interests beginning Sept. 21 through Sept. 26 and airing nightly at 7 p.m. Politics, business, Black women and blerds (Black nerds) are among the topics. Each...
Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in...