Sunday, November 28, 2021

Culture

by Jay Connor -- If “show up to show out” was a person, is there a better candidate on planet Earth other than Nia Dennis? Last year, the celebrated UCLA gymnast sent jaws crashing into the floor with a show-stopping, Beyoncé-inspired...
A LIVE conversation with NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover Jr. from the International Space Station will be among the highlights of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday (Jan. 9). Micheal E. Cristal,...
Forced to pivot by the coronavirus pandemic, Osupa Moon, Cookie Moon and Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. have taken the annual cultural celebration online and onto the airwaves. Ekpe Abioto and Pearl Walker shared the libation ceremony on video on Tuesday during...
George Hunt poured out the pathos and the passion of Memphis blues on canvas and so it is altogether fitting and proper for residents in his beloved city to respond so deeply to his death last Friday (Dec. 4). According...
The nation’s largest African American video oral history archive is hosting a virtual convening to address the “crisis” of key public figures passing away without having their stories documented and preserved for the benefit of succeeding generations. In what is...
by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II -- Today’s Black Slang is like a kaleidoscope whose various overlapping colors/types can serve many purposes. Type I Slang shows one belongs to the fellow slang talkers’ in-group. Preparation for competing with “the guys”...
The Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards ceremony celebrated its 25-year milestone Sunday (Oct.18) while honoring outstanding community leaders, businesspeople and entertainers in the Memphis metropolitan area. The event was held at the Historic House of Mtenzi Museum at 1289 Madison Ave. This...
Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in...
by Anne Branigin -- Following an outcry from conservatives, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has removed a graphic from its website that attempted to explain how deeply embedded white-dominant culture and values are in American culture. The...
by Aaron Morrison and Kat Staffor -- In just about any other year, Juneteenth, the observance commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., would be marked by African American families across the nation with a cookout, a parade, a...