Thursday, December 1, 2022

Culture

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...
The 2022 Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival was vibrant with children, an indication that its original intent has taken root. “I was at the gate where so many children came in,” said Executive Director Dr. David Acey. “There is...
The freshly renovated Renasant Convention Center lobby was a fitting scene for Tuesday’s official unveiling of the late George Hunt’s final creation for the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  Hunt, who was named the official artist for the...
The highly anticipated Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival (AIA) 2022 has in store some spectacular sights and sounds, according to directors, David and Yvonne Acey. “This is our 35th year,” said David Acey, executive director. “We can hardly believe...
The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated welcomed its sorority members and guests to paint Memphis pink and green. The sorority celebrated its 90th South Eastern Regional Conference, titled “The Grand Finale, Rolling Down the River with Excellence”...
The path to making money, building generational wealth and cultivating a business can be non-linear, with different looks for different people. Is college right for everyone? Should students learn a trade, a skill they can fall back on in case...
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...