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Jesse J. Holland -- whose literary works include "Who is the Black Panther?" -- tells a Memphis gathering that, "We all need heroes!" Setting: 25th Annual African American Male Image Awards presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Hobson-Goodlow Foundation at the Holiday Inn at the University...
A near-capacity crowd celebrated the Zion Community Project’s 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner at Rhodes College in support of the Historic Zion Christian Cemetery, 1426 South Parkway East, last Thursday. Using the theme “Zion: Still We Rise!,” local WREG-TV Channel 3 anchor Alex Coleman guided the program that included a welcome...
South Memphis got a significant financial boost last week when “The Works” sponsored its first ever “SoMe Nights (South Memphis Nights).” Set on the scenic grounds of downtown’s Metal Museum, the uniquely designed event was staged outside last Thursday evening, with tablecloth-draped tables and “Bubbles & Bourbon” bar stations. The Mississippi...
By Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Before Sunday, October 19th, I had never been to the Mississippi River Park, even though I had driven past it a hundred times. I had the opportunity to check a visit to the River Park off my city exploration list when I...
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Faith, stage productions, screenplays and dreams intersect in the life of Peggy Garner, whose first film debuts soon at the Malco Majestic Theatre. A native Memphian, who presents ministry through the arts, Garner’s movie is titled “The Solution” and its one-night only showing is set for Oct. 28, beginning at...
The 2019 Soulsville USA Festival brought its annual – and ample – supply of joy, entertainment, camerderie and adventure to the historic Soulsville USA District on College and McLemore last Saturday (Oct. 19). Stellar music was spread across three stages, with attendees soaking in the positive vibes at each. Amid...
This week’s episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk show on Facebook Watch features a Black woman who was adopted by a white family and now feels disconnected from the Black community. During Monday’s broadcast, Angela Tucker shares how when she was 13 months old her mother, who was...
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I am a HUGE A Tribe Called Quest fan. HUGE. So when an opportunity came across my desk to interview Ali Shaeed Muhammad of Tribe and Lucy Pearl fame and Adrian Younge, well-known for his work with Souls of Mischief, I fully geeked out. The duo dazzles under the moniker...
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By S. Kyle Johnson, Boston College (THE CONVERSATION) Panama’s “Festival del Cristo Negro,” the festival of the “Black Christ,” is an important religious holiday for local Catholics. It honors a dark, life-sized wooden statue of Jesus, “Cristo Negro” – also known as “El Nazaraeno,” or “The Nazarene.” Throughout the year, pilgrims...
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