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Issa Rae featured in CoverGirl’s “The Pickup” ad for its Melting Pout Metallic lipstick (CoverGirl via YouTube screenshot) The CoverGirl ad campaign for the special-edition Melting Pout Metallic lipstick went live Monday, and with Issa Rae as the featured star of both the ad and the campaign, it’s the 73-second...
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging...
By Cash Michaels (The Wilmington Journal/NNPA Member) In an exclusive interview with The Wilmington Journal, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers’ rights, anti-poverty and ecological justice advocates…”...
Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, and Saki S. Middleton, the President of John Stanley, Inc. commenced construction on a 77-unit affordable rental townhome family project on Wednesday. The project is a public-private partnership with the City of Memphis Division of...
Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an animated reimagining of the Nativity. What makes the production unique is that it unfolds...
Avery Sunshine, soul singer and award-winning artist, returns to Memphis as featured artist for Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s annual Christmas celebration on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. With her musical roots in church, Avery grew up singing in her church choir in Pennsylvania. Later, she worked as a minister of...
The Essence/Ford My City, 4 Ways event was on a higher plane and well done all around. And while I had a hand in it (on the PR side), I’m saying this as a person who has either worked on events, partied or attended events in New York, Atlanta,...
By KRISSAH THOMPSON, The Washington Post (via The Associated Press) ORANGE, Va. (AP) — In her mind's eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn path that led from the big house to the slave quarters. She thought of that path each time she pulled up the long, winding driveway leading...
A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas did. “He was loving, talented and extremely funny! Shea is loved...
The Halloran Centre was filled to capacity as fashion extraordinaire Ashley Dean, CEO of Dean’s House of Fashion, presented the fourth installment of her highly-anticipated runway show “The Weight is Over” on Sunday. Sponsored by plus-size retailer Lane Bryant, the show was dedicated to full-figured women of all shapes and...