Thursday, September 29, 2022

Lifestyle

For Joyett King-Wright, the “first lady” of Greater Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church at 191 E Holmes Rd., where her husband, the Rev. Isaac Wright Jr., is senior pastor, speaking engagements are part of her ministry. When doing so, Wright shapes...
Beale Street was royal ground on Saturday as the Memphis in May International Festival's monthlong salute to the Republic of Ghana crescendoed with a visit by King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the 16th Asantehene (King of Asante). The afternoon celebration...
Beale Street, which long has been walked by “kings and queens” of music legends, will be the royal gathering ground for a traditional Ghanian “Durbar Ceremony” on Saturday (May 7). The ceremony, which is set for 1 p.m. to 3...
The 2022 Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival was vibrant with children, an indication that its original intent has taken root. “I was at the gate where so many children came in,” said Executive Director Dr. David Acey. “There is...
The freshly renovated Renasant Convention Center lobby was a fitting scene for Tuesday’s official unveiling of the late George Hunt’s final creation for the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  Hunt, who was named the official artist for the...
The highly anticipated Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival (AIA) 2022 has in store some spectacular sights and sounds, according to directors, David and Yvonne Acey. “This is our 35th year,” said David Acey, executive director. “We can hardly believe...
“The work starts with a ‘yes.’ And you will be amazed by where a ‘yes’ to God will take you… The steps of a good man or woman are ordered by the Lord.” Those words from keynote speaker Dr. Gina...
Nicola Vassell made history last summer as the first African-American woman to own her own large-scale, contemporary art gallery, the Nicola Vassell Gallery in New York City. Seeing that art is such an integral part of our culture, I...
Seven years in and Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) creator Cynthia Daniels is savoring the sweet taste of success with more than $600,000 generated in this year’s event. “That first year, I was able to wrangle eight whole restaurants into...
The need is as real today as it was eight years ago when HER Prom Closest first stepped up to ensure that more local young ladies would have an opportunity for an unforgettable prom night. This year (on March 12),...