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There's a little purple circle around the African nations of Ghana and The Ivory Coast on my AncestryDNA profile. Apparently, four percent of my DNA comes from that area, which should come as no surprise; many descendants of African slaves can say the same thing. And for me, that's just...
NEW YORK — The pairing of the NFL and rapper-businessman-activist Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is surprising, but it actually makes tremendous sense for the buttoned-down league. As part of a long-term agreement that will be announced during a news conference on Wednesday, Carter’s Roc Nation entertainment company will lead the NFL’s...
News broke last week that CNN is reportedly thinking about a new political show featuring an all-Black panel with four of the most trusted (and controversial) voices on cable news. The rumor, first reported by Page Six, stated that the network is eyeing April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye, and Bakari Sellers...
Memphis has always been a place where Hollywood would occasionally stop to do a movie. Memphis added another feature film to its resume with the recently released "Brian Banks," movie. Several Memphis locations were used in the film including Booker T. Washington High School and Whitehaven Stadium. "Brain Banks" tells...
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T-Pain has felt the pain of being broke after he earned millions. The rapper sat down with The Breakfast Club and opened up about his financial struggles and the lessons he’s learned going from really rich to financial ruin. —WATCH: T-Pain bounces when hit with beach ball during concert for youth...
Heritage Tours, Tennessee’s first African-American-owned tour company, is back in place as the operator of the W.C. Handy Home & Museum on Beale St. Earlier this year, Heritage, which had operated the site for 24 years, was directed to vacate the property by the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC). Elaine Turner,...
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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, and the offshoot of the eight-film Fast & Furious franchise delivers at every turn.  Thanks to the addition of Idris Elba, who had me swooning from the get go, this film oozes sex appeal, amazing action...
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Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET) It’s been quite a ride on a very rocky road to the top but Lil Nas X has earned the bragging rights of securing the title as the artist with the longest...
The gang was all there – Memphis Ukulele Flash Mob, Men With Soul, Lewis Center Wolfpack, Riviera Holloway, Barbara Woods, Doris Webb, and Lazarus Settle. It was just another Saturday afternoon at the North Branch Library, but there was nothing ordinary about the Jam Session. This unlikely mix of musicians...
When she was a struggling actress many years ago, Ann Perry Wallace dreamed of performing a one-woman play. This weekend, that dream will come true. “I was a struggling, young actress working in Chicago at Roosevelt University in international admissions, typing forms all day to assist foreign students obtain visas....