Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lifestyle

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),...
“You can come out still beautiful regardless of your environment.” That is the concept for author T’Arrah Marjé’s “Still a Rose,” a book of poetry about learning to be confident within yourself. Her book “Big Mad” follows a similar theme while...
The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated welcomed its sorority members and guests to paint Memphis pink and green. The sorority celebrated its 90th South Eastern Regional Conference, titled “The Grand Finale, Rolling Down the River with Excellence”...
The path to making money, building generational wealth and cultivating a business can be non-linear, with different looks for different people. Is college right for everyone? Should students learn a trade, a skill they can fall back on in case...
Is it just me or did anyone else’s parents want them to pursue a traditional career? You know the ones: doctor, lawyer, nurse, secretary.… It seems those were the most sought-after occupations, given the favorable salaries and access to...
Memphis’ local PBS outlet, WKNO (Channel 10) and its sister radio station, WKNO Memphis NPR (91.1FM), have always supported the arts. The station has been known to broadcast live theatre performances, interview artists promoting shows and more. This February, as...
by Candace A. Gray -- For hundreds of years, Black people have been business owners – out of necessity in some cases and as the ultimate sign of freedom in others.  Finally, as a result of the work of Dr. Martin...
As is annually the case, African American History Month is celebrated in myriad ways in Greater Memphis. Here is an evolving calendar of events. *Hattiloo Theatre, 37 Cooper St. New York playwright and native Memphis Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” film presents a...
“Through the Lens of Mark Stansbury” captures rare and extraordinary photographs when entertainers, civil rights leaders, presidents, and local icons made Memphis history.  Page after page of black-and-white photos tell fascinating stories of Memphis and the people who dominated news...