Thursday, May 26, 2022

Culture

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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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...