Thursday, July 9, 2020

Culture

LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a video series called This is My Story. READ MORE: LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think...
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...
The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 – $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work.
She’s just eleven years old and just made history. Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in...
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...
South Memphis got a significant financial boost last week when “The Works” sponsored its first ever “SoMe Nights (South Memphis Nights).” Set on the scenic grounds of downtown’s Metal Museum, the uniquely designed event was staged outside last Thursday evening,...
Faith, stage productions, screenplays and dreams intersect in the life of Peggy Garner, whose first film debuts soon at the Malco Majestic Theatre. A native Memphian, who presents ministry through the arts, Garner’s movie is titled “The Solution” and its...
The 2019 Soulsville USA Festival brought its annual – and ample – supply of joy, entertainment, camerderie and adventure to the historic Soulsville USA District on College and McLemore last Saturday (Oct. 19). Stellar music was spread across three stages,...
This week’s episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk show on Facebook Watch features a Black woman who was adopted by a white family and now feels disconnected from the Black community. During Monday’s broadcast, Angela Tucker shares how...
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...