Monday, August 8, 2022

Culture

The Best in Black Awards are TONIGHT! Who will win? Check out this listing of the BIBA Finalists, and be sure to get your tickets for the Best In Black Awards here! And be sure to be at Clayborn Temple...
People discover their missions in life in myriad ways, with others often the beneficiaries of the discovery. On Tuesday (Oct. 16), mission-minded Bettinita Harris debuted as a children’s book author, gifting readers with “Aria’s Crown.” Aria’s grandmother has been anticipating...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The skate culture in Memphis is alive and well thanks in part to Chicago native Lukki, an avid skater who spent most of his summers in Memphis at his favorite...
The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week organized by The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. will be held October 21-28. The festival is a family-friendly event geared towards youths and adults and rooted in an ongoing remembrance of Lunceford...
Memphis rap is in the midst of a special moment. The city’s youngest and brightest talents are actively developing their own distinct takes on what the Memphis hip-hop/rap scene can be and showing that it can thrive beyond the...
By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," died Saturday, according...
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth J. West, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) Though we often discuss World War I through the lens of history, we occasionally do it through...
When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my...
Memphians are gearing up for another night of black excellence at the Hilton Memphis, as some of Memphis’ top leaders in entrepreneurship and business will be celebrated at the “Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Awards Gala.” Now in...
It was an evening of soul, gospel, jazz, and blues at the 22nd Annual W. C. Handy Heritage Awards celebrating the 145th birthday of the “Father of the Blues,” W. C. Handy. Presented by the W. C. Handy Memphis Home...