Sunday, April 11, 2021

Lifestyle

by Brittany Holst -- “I am a wife, mother of three, a hair stylist and makeup artist, and I have lupus,” said Ashley Isaac Tucker, who lives with the systematic autoimmune disease. Lupus is a disease that occurs when the body’s...
by Jay Connor -- If “show up to show out” was a person, is there a better candidate on planet Earth other than Nia Dennis? Last year, the celebrated UCLA gymnast sent jaws crashing into the floor with a show-stopping, Beyoncé-inspired...
A LIVE conversation with NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover Jr. from the International Space Station will be among the highlights of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday (Jan. 9). Micheal E. Cristal,...
by James A. Washington Jr. -- If I haven’t before, let me ask you now: Can somebody explain a “faith walk” to me?  I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I’ve had others describe this “thing” that...
by Sophia A. Nelson --  Life is 100 percent about the choices that we make. And most of the time, we as Black people make choices out of necessity, out of obligation, and regrettably sometimes out of desperation. If we want...
Forced to pivot by the coronavirus pandemic, Osupa Moon, Cookie Moon and Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. have taken the annual cultural celebration online and onto the airwaves. Ekpe Abioto and Pearl Walker shared the libation ceremony on video on Tuesday during...
George Hunt poured out the pathos and the passion of Memphis blues on canvas and so it is altogether fitting and proper for residents in his beloved city to respond so deeply to his death last Friday (Dec. 4). According...
The nation’s largest African American video oral history archive is hosting a virtual convening to address the “crisis” of key public figures passing away without having their stories documented and preserved for the benefit of succeeding generations. In what is...
by Cathy Hart -- “You know too … that this was GOD’S plan from the beginning,” Barbara Edmond recently told The New Tri-State Defender, as she shared details of her journey as a donor family with the Mid-South Transplant Foundation...
by Shirley Jackson -- The world opens to children when you read to them. It helps stimulate their minds and creativity. It strengthens relationships. They learn about emotions and the art of speaking. Stephenie Washington, 55, and Brandon Washington, 28, agree. As...