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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth J. West, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) Though we often discuss World War I through the lens of history, we occasionally do it through literature. When we do, we’ll invariably go to the famous...
By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News For the gift-buying season, Memphis has an abundance of local, Black-owned businesses where shoppers can search for the perfect gifts. In 2018, Memphis topped or ranked high on multiple lists as one of the best cities for Black business owners to set up shop. More...
 The “A Question of Faith” Interview with Kam WilliamsFields Revealed! Kim Fields is a veteran actress with an eminent household name, starring in twolong – running series, NBC’s “Facts of Life” and Fox’ “Living Single”. Both shows remain in worldwide syndication, consistently reinforcing her place as a global, pop...
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...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we have a Life Together?” That’s the theme associated with the...
by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Newspaper When Alfonso Johnson and Desmond Ryan decided to renovate their restaurant, they envisioned a place that is family-oriented and date-night approved. They think they’ve accomplished that and more with the reopening of DeeO’s Seafood/Ocean’s Restaurant Bar & Grill. While Ocean’s is...
by Harlan McCarthy -- Actress, activist, author and star of the upcoming television drama "L.A.’s Finest," Gabrielle Union-Wade was welcomed to a loud round of applause by a sold-out crowd at the Michael D. Rose Theatre on Wednesday night. Commonly known as Gabriel Union, she spoke at the University of Memphis...
More than 100,000 music fans swarmed Tom Lee Park for the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival, and were treated to an amazing weekend of music, food and fun. Huge crowds turned out for the hip-hop acts. And while neo-soul star Erykah Badu packed them in, the makeup was decidedly different....
by Aisling Maki The Rev. Derrick Joyce, senior pastor of Monument of Love Baptist Church, is the first African-American moderator of the Mid-South Baptist Association (MSBA), whose purpose is a network that connects diverse Baptists churches throughout the region. Joyce, a third-generation pastor with a passion for equality and education, has...