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My friend Sayyida Abdus Salaam is the heart and soul of her own practice, Memphis Center for Aesthetic Medicine (MCAM), which she opened with purpose and intention in Germantown just over two years ago. Dr. Salaam saw a need and moved in to fill the vacuum. Oddly, there are very...
Photo: Justin Merriman (Getty Images)As a child, my mom would tell me stories about Ramadan in our homeland of Comoros. Some parts weren’t the most idyllic - the idea of fasting under mosquito nets without air conditioning that close to the equator is not my concept of pleasant...
by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Family and friends of Charity Louisiana King Maples gathered in front of the entrance to the Big River Crossing on Monday afternoon to celebrate her 100th birthday. Maples’ only wish for her birthday was to raise money for Youth Villages – a...
Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital, one of Memphis’ African-American landmarks, secured support for $100,000 in CIP funds during a Memphis City Council committee meeting Tuesday morning. Paul Young, director of the City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development, made the presentation. Other funding agencies have pledged financial support for...
“Juneteenth is about freedom, and you are free to be whomever you want to be, so just do it baby,” said Telisa Franklin, president of the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival. The 26th annual Memphis celebration in connection to Juneteenth will be observed at Robert R. Church Park in Downtown Memphis...
On June 5, 2018, Katherine Noel Brosnahan, known as Kate Spade, was found dead in her New York City apartment by apparent suicide. She was 55. Spade had recently returned from a hiatus after selling her brand, Kate Spade, in 2006. She launched her latest fashion brand, Frances Valentine in...
A Memphis-born vegan chef is working to become a beacon of health in the community with her new store Green Goddess Popcorn and Tea Lounge. Omi Iyalaje, a wife, mother of six, birth worker, herbalist, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach, owns the lounge located in Binghampton at 3078 Summer Ave. Open...
In two years Cristina McCarter has taken City Tasting Tours from a part-time gig to a full-time career, chewing and walking her way through the delicious streets of Memphis one restaurant at a time. Launched May 4, 2016, City Tasting Tours is a walking food tour company owned by McCarter,...
The Southern Coalition Movement celebrated their 10-year anniversary by honoring the achievements of underground, independent and major hip-hop and R&B artists, as well as music industry professionals at Minglewood Hall Sunday night. In front of a packed audience, I was happy to snag the award as Best Publicist. This honor...
More than 100,000 music fans swarmed Tom Lee Park for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, and were treated to an amazing weekend of music, food and fun. Huge crowds turned out for the hip-hop acts. And while neo-soul star Erykah Badu packed them in, the makeup was decidedly different....
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