Monday, November 29, 2021

Culture

During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure...
Let me start by stating the obvious. Memphis is riddled with flaws as a city and a populace. This we know. Chief among them is an inferiority complex. I say this because other cities have issues, too, but their...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The skate culture in Memphis is alive and well thanks in part to Chicago native Lukki, an avid skater who spent most of his summers in Memphis at his favorite...
It’s the fourth time around for Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the menu –a week of soul-satisfying dining experiences – is well known to many. And for those just getting up to speed on the local foodie’s paradise week, well,...
Le Diner en Blanc – Memphis style – was a grand night out. I was flattered to attend and to be selected as a table host. The event concept dates back to Paris nearly 30 years ago when a gentleman...
Let me start by saying that I have neva EVA seen that many people in the Lamar-Airways shopping center in my life, especially at night and IN THE RAIN. Y’all know “we” don’t do rain! This was always our “shopping...
By S. Kyle Johnson, Boston College (THE CONVERSATION) Panama’s “Festival del Cristo Negro,” the festival of the “Black Christ,” is an important religious holiday for local Catholics. It honors a dark, life-sized wooden statue of Jesus, “Cristo Negro” – also...
In the 28th year of its Memphis celebration, Juneteenth this year will be celebrated in a park that was once dedicated to the memory of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. “I...
Memphis rap is in the midst of a special moment. The city’s youngest and brightest talents are actively developing their own distinct takes on what the Memphis hip-hop/rap scene can be and showing that it can thrive beyond the...
“Stepping Up!” is the theme for the eighth annual rendition of the Best In Black Awards hosted by the parent company of The New Tri-State Defender and set for Feb. 6 at Central Station Hotel, located at 545 S....