Monday, January 17, 2022

Culture

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...
From all over the world, they come to the National Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Memphis – pilgrims in search of truth, confrontation, reconciliation, peace, empowerment and to touch, first-hand, “the Black Experience” in America. “This particular exhibit is a...
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 2018 incarnation of the Indie Memphis Film Festival will feature a full slate of films, including five world premiere screenings and one U.S. premiere screening during its Nov. 1-5 run. With many of the filmmakers in attendance, there also...
Jesse J. Holland -- whose literary works include "Who is the Black Panther?" -- tells a Memphis gathering that, "We all need heroes!" Setting: 25th Annual African American Male Image Awards presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and...
“I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish. The Emmy, the Tony and the Academy Award-winning actress is a black woman from South Carolina....
The National Civil Rights Museum will host an award-winning lineup of spoken word artists at its Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Poetry Symposium on August 17-18.  Both events are free and open to the public. They are designed to...
"Where Do We Go From Here?" airs Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on TSDRadio on WLOK. Host: Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher / executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, and Representative Brenda Lawrence (all D-MI) on Tuesday introduced bicameral legislation to posthumously award the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of...
By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated Dancer Rachel Watson-Jih was drifting off to sleep in her Brooklyn, New York, brownstone earlier this year when her husband became alarmed and shook her awake. Watson-Jih had begun flinching as she recalled the...