Saturday, July 2, 2022

Culture

by Moji Alawode-El, The Root Y’all, Kwanzaa is LIT. Seriously. What other uniquely African-American holiday invites you to spend seven days talking about the realest stuff? People get so caught up in how it’s a made-up holiday, but come on—a holiday...
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...
The 2018-19 celebration of Kwanzaa got underway on Wednesday. Built around the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba, the first day's focus was Umoja (Unity). There were multiple Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. observances. An afternoon celebration at the Board of Education...
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 Tom Jones -- (POYNTER) --  Of all the thousands upon thousands of stories and projects produced by American media last year, perhaps the one most-talked about was The New York Times Magazine’s ambitious “The 1619 Project,” which recognized the 400th anniversary...
This Sunday (Feb. 16), poet/lyricist Sebastian Carson will be the featured guest on TSDRadio on WLOK as "Where Do We Go From Here?" host Karanja A. Ajanaku engages him in a conversation about the past, present and future of...
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 Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of...
The Southern Coalition Movement celebrated their 10-year anniversary by honoring the achievements of underground, independent and major hip-hop and R&B artists, as well as music industry professionals at Minglewood Hall Sunday night. In front of a packed audience, I was...