Lifestyle

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- Heeeeeey, look over here! You look fine today, Mama, Sugar, Honey, Baby, fill-in-the-blank with names you're called by men you don't know. Just think, Sweetie, Pretty, you were minding your business before this monkey business started. And just know, by reading “Stop Telling Women to Smile”...
Seagram’s Escapes kicked off its seven-city Keep it Colorful Women’s empowerment tour with a collective of local women leaders at the University of Memphis Holiday-Inn. The event was hosted by “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey on Feb. 24. The Seagram’s Escapes brand is female-focused, celebrating women and championing...
by Brittany Holst -- Growing up I never thought I wanted children. Now that my husband and I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, I reflect and wonder why I wanted to deny myself the beautiful experience of motherhood. Zaniah (Niah), my daughter, recently turned a year old. She...
When my daughter, Addison, was younger, she said to me, “I don’t ever want to get married.” I thought, skrrrrt! I’m a single mama but I am not a “men ain’t sh—” sort. So I said to her, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on.  You don’t want this, trust.” I am not...
This Sunday (Feb. 16), poet/lyricist Sebastian Carson will be the featured guest on TSDRadio on WLOK as "Where Do We Go From Here?" host Karanja A. Ajanaku engages him in a conversation about the past, present and future of spoken word. Carson emerged as the voters' favorite in the spoken-word...
Carin Malone is a well-known poet, who goes by the stage name Writeous Soul. She holds the title as Grand Slam Poetry Master. She has been performing poetry for more than 10 years and is a 12-time poetry slam champion. Writeous Soul is committed to using her voice to impact,...
The proven greatness of dough fried, flaky and delicious – that’s the main focus at Blue’s City Donuts. Located at 5735 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., the bakery is a new addition to the Raleigh area. Local chef Rueal Braden is the owner of Blue’s City Donuts. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, who...
Music courses through the veins of Memphis. It is inextricably linked to our past, present and future. Central Station Hotel, one of the newest and coolest spaces in the downtown hotel sprawl, honors the remarkable nature of Memphis music and Memphians. Built atop and alongside the actual Amtrak station, the...
by Tracy Sow, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The world of blues convened in Memphis recently for the 36th International Blues Challenge (IBC) presented by the Blues Foundation. Musicians from around the world flooded the juke joints on Beale, competing for bragging rights. But it was Bobby Rush – an...
Widely acclaimed Memphis artist Carl Moore was celebrated Tuesday evening at the unveiling of his Memphis in May International Festival poster honoring the Republic of Ghana in West Africa. Moore’s acrylic-on-canvas creation was inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape and the endless, pageantry of indigenous, colorful plant life,...