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The 2019 Soulsville USA Festival brought its annual – and ample – supply of joy, entertainment, camerderie and adventure to the historic Soulsville USA District on College and McLemore last Saturday (Oct. 19). Stellar music was spread across three stages, with attendees soaking in the positive vibes at each. Amid...
This week’s episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk show on Facebook Watch features a Black woman who was adopted by a white family and now feels disconnected from the Black community. During Monday’s broadcast, Angela Tucker shares how when she was 13 months old her mother, who was...
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By Felicé Leon, The Root Black women do it again. In HBO’s Watchmen, the queen, Regina King, plays Angela Abar, a superhero who kicks white supremacist butt. For the record, Regina King has always been a superhero in our eyes—only difference is that this time, Hollywood gave her a flyyy...
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I am a HUGE A Tribe Called Quest fan. HUGE. So when an opportunity came across my desk to interview Ali Shaeed Muhammad of Tribe and Lucy Pearl fame and Adrian Younge, well-known for his work with Souls of Mischief, I fully geeked out. The duo dazzles under the moniker...
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According to Pitchfork, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees vying to be added to the 2020 list of inductees. The lengthy list includes Whitney Houston, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and The Notorious B.I.G.— this is his first year of eligibility. Artists who became...
Daphne Dorman, the transgender woman referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, has died, <a class="sc-145m8ut-0 gxupKx js_link sc-1out364-0 fwjlmD" href="https://deadline.com/2019/10/transgender-activist-mentioned-in-dave-chappelles-sticks-and-stones-netflix-special-dies-1202759052/" data-ga=" amazon,” was 44 years old. Advertisement Dorman is mentioned during a “hidden extra” addition to Chappelle’s special, which airs as a type of easter egg right after...
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On Monday, Oprah Winfrey blessed Morehouse College with a surprise $13 million donation. —Billionaire Robert F. Smith also promises to pay off parents debt of Morehouse College graduates— Winfrey’s donation along with the $12 million the media mogul gifted the school 30 years ago, totaling $25, has become the largest endowment...
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by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender You can’t breathe. There’s really no describing the panic when that happens. Your ribs struggle to rise, your chest feels like it’s being stomped, you’re on fire, and your brain screams. Your arms flail. Your hands grasp at nothing, and then –...
As Memphis evenings go, it was an eclectic night of song and music accented by the talents of local artists, along with the vocal and instrumental skills of Southwest Tennessee Community College students. Billed as “Live Off Beale,” the Sept. 26 event was a musical benefit for Southwest music students...
In the Mid-South world of music events, the Left Bank Festival signals that West Memphis is proud of its music roots – and for good reason. Set for Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m., the 2019 Left Bank Festival celebrates American music legend Willie Mitchell, considered by many to be...