Friday, January 15, 2021

Television

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...
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...
OWN just announced that Greenleaf will return to the small screen for its fourth season on September 3. The super-successful, megachurch drama series from award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright and executive producers Clement Virgo,  Kriss Turner Towner and Oprah Winfrey will move to Tuesday...
TSD Editor's Note: Bryan Stevenson was a 2016 recipient of the Freedom Award, presented by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Bryan Stevenson may well be the nation’s most consequential civil rights lawyer since Thurgood Marshall. While Marshall stared down...
By DON BABWIN and SOPHIA TAREEN,  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjjSxpqbOo A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, “This Is America” — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno...
By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly vivid detail by director Ava...
By Lapacazo Sandoval Jasmin Brown is pretty. Jasmin Brown is determined.  Jasmin Brown is fascinating enough to garner one million followers on Instagram (@watchjazzy), but the really cool thing about Ms. Brown is that she’s funny enough to be employed...
A new Lifetime television series premiering tonight (June 6) will have a Memphis flair. “Ms. T’s Music Factory” is one of two new reality shows set to run on the Lifetime summer schedule. The star of the show is Memphis...
By Tonja Renée Stidhum, The Root I owe a lot of my love for comedy writing to Norman Lear. As a typical black child raised by her loving grandmother, I plopped my (then) tiny butt in front of the single TV...
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