Thursday, December 2, 2021

Lifestyle

George Hunt poured out the pathos and the passion of Memphis blues on canvas and so it is altogether fitting and proper for residents in his beloved city to respond so deeply to his death last Friday (Dec. 4). According...
The nation’s largest African American video oral history archive is hosting a virtual convening to address the “crisis” of key public figures passing away without having their stories documented and preserved for the benefit of succeeding generations. In what is...
by Cathy Hart -- “You know too … that this was GOD’S plan from the beginning,” Barbara Edmond recently told The New Tri-State Defender, as she shared details of her journey as a donor family with the Mid-South Transplant Foundation...
by Shirley Jackson -- The world opens to children when you read to them. It helps stimulate their minds and creativity. It strengthens relationships. They learn about emotions and the art of speaking. Stephenie Washington, 55, and Brandon Washington, 28, agree. As...
by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II -- Today’s Black Slang is like a kaleidoscope whose various overlapping colors/types can serve many purposes. Type I Slang shows one belongs to the fellow slang talkers’ in-group. Preparation for competing with “the guys”...
The Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards ceremony celebrated its 25-year milestone Sunday (Oct.18) while honoring outstanding community leaders, businesspeople and entertainers in the Memphis metropolitan area. The event was held at the Historic House of Mtenzi Museum at 1289 Madison Ave. This...
by Maiysha Kai --  A mayor, a legal titan and Hollywood royalty – Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Regina King – are just three...
Seventeen years ago, Dr. Eugene Gibson, affectionately known as “Pastor Geno” walked through the doors of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, The Place of the Outpouring and transformed a church reeling from a traumatic past into a powerhouse. On November 1,...
by Jennifer L. Sharp -- Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has named Memphian Lori Spicer Robertson as its first vice president of diversity and inclusion. Robertson will be responsible for creating and leading strategic initiatives that foster a culture of...
Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in...