Culture

In collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College and The Collective, Indie Memphis has introduced the Black Independence Film Series. The Black Independence Film Series is a citywide celebration of the past, present, and the future of...
https://www.ted.com/talks/tobacco_brown_what_gardening_taught_me_about_life At the public intersection of environmental art and restorative justice is where you will find tobacco brown - working. On Friday (Aug. 17), you can meet up with the 2016 ArtUp Fellow and 2017 TED Resident at the Orange Mound Gallery...
NASHVILLE – Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an...
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...
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...
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....
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...
"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...