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When Greenleaf premiered June 21, 2016, it signaled a new direction for OWN beyond reality TV and Tyler Perry shows. As it embarks on its fourth season, the Memphis-set megachurch family drama, led by seasoned actors Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf and Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf,...
Nate Parker and Spike Lee at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo: Arthur Mola (Invision/AP) Nate Parker has a new attitude. And a new project he’s hawking to the masses. The once embattled actor/director—who torpedoed his Academy Award possibilities for his directorial debut,...
Comedian Leslie Jones is carving out a new path and stepping down from Saturday Night Live after five seasons. — Leslie Jones blasts Sephora after her makeup artist left a store in tears after being mistreated— The funny lady has made her mark garnering three Emmy nominations for her hilarious comedy sketches. Jones...
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Dave Chappelle (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) This week Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special Sticks and Stones premiered and Michael Jackson’s accusers have already come forward to respond to some of the controversial comments he’s made during his set. According to Entertainment Weekly, in the special that came out Monday, the comedian touched...
By A.J. Duggar III, High Ground News In September, High Ground is kicking off its official On the Ground: Hickory Hill embedded neighborhood coverage. For three months, our team will be reporting on the people and organizations on the ground in Hickory Hill through articles, photo essays, videos, live interviews,...
Local gospel greats, along with some of the nation’s most-prestigious gospel singers, will headline the 45th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic, which is set for the Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Aug. 31. “Three generations of Memphians have enjoyed WLOK Stone Soul Picnic since it began in 1974 simply...
Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee were among the “Bluff City Law” stars at the Itta Bena restaurant on Beale Street for a press junket Tuesday. (Photo: Greg Campbell/NBC)
Many of us have heard by now that “Bluff City Law” is filming in Memphis; actually IN Memphis. Not trying to fool us with narrow shots of Atlanta streets or, worse, New Orleans. This is exciting!  The New Tri-State Defender was invited to participate in a press junket Tuesday at...
The City of Memphis has designated Friday, August 23 as Robert “Hollywood” Raiford Day and the celebration of the Memphis nightclub legend’s life and legacy will include a free party. The celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Floyd Alley, next to Paula & Raiford’s Disco,...
Raise the curtains for a Don Cornelius-esque intro, because Soul Train is coming to Broadway! That’s right, a musical based on the TV series created and hosted by Cornelius will be making its way to the most acclaimed stage in theatre. As Deadline reports: The musical will feature more than 20 hit...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1kBFW2ZWjA HOLLYWOOD – Actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd is well-known for her quick wit but with the new gripping “Brian Banks” biopic, the award-winning former co-host of ABC’s “The View” was able to flex a wide range of acting muscles, showing a new side of herself. The biopic tells the story...