Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Lifestyle

The latest chapter in the life of “Freeway Rick” Ross’ reflects community activism and work with the cannabis industry. Ross has launched his own brand, offering high-quality cannabis, teaming up with a top-notch manufacturer to produce LA Kingpins. As an author,...
They were only together for 10 years, but for Nancy B. Rooks-Givhan, her time with Elvis Presley changed the trajectory of her life. Mrs. Rooks-Givhan spent the next 45 years politely answering people’s questions about being a housekeeper and a...
by Sydney Jones -- Bobby and Derravia Rich turned a passion for gardening into a mission to provide freshly grown produce to their community. The couple created Black Seeds Urban Farms to accomplish their mission. What started as a hobby quickly...
Natural hair stylists are celebrating the passing of Tennessee’s CROWN Act, which became effective on July 1. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Takila Phillips. “I have been a natural hair stylist for more than 20 years. And I...
Commemorators lined the entrance of Memphis National Cemetery on Friday (June 17), watching as the two police officers led the “rider-less horse.” A solemn procession of hearses followed, the symbolic motorcade bringing fallen United States Colored Troops from Fort Pillow...
The 29th Annual Memphis Juneteenth Festival is one of eight named “top celebration spots in the nation.” Memphis Juneteenth President Telisa Franklin is elated, calling 2022, “the year Juneteenth grew up.” “This was such an honor to win this recognition,” said...
NASHVILLE – Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an...
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...