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The seven-day observance of Kwanzaa kicks off with two celebrations of the principle of Umoja – Unity – on Tuesday (December 26). Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc., which is coordinating celebrations throughout the week, will get the annual cultural heritage observance going...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- The sofa will go over there. Sitting slightly away from the edge of a rug, flanked by two chairs at an angle to the fireplace, it’ll be the focal point of the room. Add the right paint...
by Florence M. Howard -- The honorees at last week’s National Civil Rights Museum’s 32 annual Freedom Awards celebration focused on the themes of fighting back against reactionary politics and efforts to prevent a candid account of U.S. racial history...
Luke J. Weathers III is – for the record – the son of Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr., one of the famed Tuskegee Airman. He’s long been proud of his father and an event held in Downtown Memphis...
Longtime friends and musical collaborators Snoop Dogg and E-40 are taking their talents to the kitchen.  “Goon with the Spoon” will feature over 65 recipes, including meals the duo cook and eat together, photos of the rappers chopping it up...
Pot Liquor – a cultural storytelling event – added its essence to the legendary Slave Haven Museum in Uptown Memphis last Sunday (May 28th). A celebration of foods from African ancestors incorporated elements of culture, cuisine, education, entertainment, and community...
“Memphus, Memphis Tennessee…Memphus, looks so good to me…”  The inaugural Sunset Jazz @ Court Square Park concert, featuring the incomparable Joyce Cobb and her four-piece band, was ladened with memorable moments. But this song, which seemed somewhat freestyled at first, but...
Young Actors Guild Founder Chrysti Chandler was appropriately honored recently for her work guiding the community-based Young Actors Guild (YAG) over the past 32 years.  Last Sunday (May 7th) at the Influential 20 Black Tie Awards Gala held at the...
In search of an on-air nickname, Malvin Massey Jr., a former U.S. Air Force veteran, settled upon “The Pilot” – a moniker ideally suited for a jazz-loving man on a mission. A longtime radio host and general manager on WUMR/The...
The Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Inc. will salute the Republic of Rwanda – a Central African nation of nearly 14 million – through Sunday. The 36th annual celebration kicked off on Wednesday (April 19) with the International Business...