Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Culture

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...
The observance of the seven-day Kwanzaa cultural celebration culminates today -- New Year's Day 2022. Day seven (Saturday, January 1) ushers in the celebration of the principle of Imani (faith). The seven principles of Kwanzaa are unity (Umoja), self-determination (Kujichagulia), collective...
Memphis' annual celebration of the seven-day Kwanzaa holiday is underway, with North Memphis serving as the setting for a day-one observance of the principle of Umoja (unity). Hosted by Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. the Sunday evening observance was held at Dr....
The annual seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa in Memphis will reflect the desire to continue with tradition while accounting for health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. will host events on three designated days, with those days...
by Hillel Italie -- NEW YORK – Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks, whose explorations of how race, gender, economics, and politics intertwined helped shape academic and popular debates over the past 40 years, has...
The 26th Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards gala -- held at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center (Oct. 9) -- was a rise-up affair. Hosted by Stanley “Cam Mtenzi” Campbell and the House of Mtenzi Museum (1289 Madison Ave.), the red-carpet affair...
Ora Dell Cooley Jackson has lived an intriguing life. From the cotton fields of her father’s farm to a gun-toting bailiff in Shelby County courtrooms, Mrs. Jackson blazed her way into the history book of “African-American firsts.”  This year, she...