Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Entertainment

by Stacy M. Brown -- About one year before Prince’s death, the Purple Rain icon called his favorite bassist, BrownMark, and flew him out to his famous Minneapolis area home called Paisley Park. “He was riding his bicycle, and when...
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as...
by Najee El-Amin --  The music industry is beginning to take notice of one of Memphis’ most promising artists. Kendrick P. has been making music since he was 17 years old and there has been no looking back since.  “I feel...
For years, the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church has suffered from a shortage of musicians in local churches, according to Bishop Henry Williamson, Prelate of the First Episcopal District. “There is a great dearth of musicians who can play the...
“Rawer than Raw” – the 27th studio album by international bluesman Bobby Rush – netted Memphis’ own a second Grammy Award Sunday night. “We are just so happy to receive this second Grammy,” said Rush. “It’s so rewarding to know...
Once upon a time, there was a dominant institutional threesome consisting of white supremacy, colonialism and imperialism… On Sunday night, a combination of royal watchers and casually indifferent watchers sat down to watch the highly anticipated exclusive interview special, Oprah...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Amber Pickens is celebrating Black History Month in a big way. The dancer, actress, and singer has added author to her long list of titles with the release of “Blooming in Motion,” a coloring book that...
by Cortney Wills -- “Judas and the Black Messiah” is the film everyone is talking about, and rightfully so. Everything from the costumes and props that set the film firmly in the late 1960s to the real-life footage included was...
“It was Dr. King who said, ‘A riot is the language of the unheard,’” said Mia J. Davis, the new children’s author and creator of the character, “Izzy.” “That was his ‘Other America’ speech delivered at Stanford University (on April...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Mary Wilson was a friend to the Black Press of America, a neighbor to the world, and the radiance she exuded never seem to fade. At 76, the Supremes legend is gone too soon. Wilson died...