Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lifestyle

by Kaeyla Willis -- As a Memphis-based live music and event photographer, I’ve kept abreast of the AFROPUNK festival and its focus on the music, arts and culture of Black people spanning multiple countries and cities. I've wanted to attend for...
Collage Dance Collective co-founders, Marcellus Harper and Kevin Thomas, are reliving the glorious performance moments of Collage’s 11th Annual Gala in the school’s newly constructed facility.  “Friday night (Sept. 24) was a day of our dreams,” said Harper. “We wanted...
by Phyllis Dixon -- If you watch television, it’s easy to believe that Black men are only celebrities, athletes, criminals or victims of deadly police violence. In his book, “What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in...
The Memphis Youth Arts Initiative (MYAI) stages performances from a young, soulful drumline that moves crowds.  Stick-twirling, rhythm-driven drummers with majorettes and dance teams are a local favorite. They have been seen in local parades, school functions and special events...
by Sydney Jones -- The Queen Riders of Memphis is the city’s first all-female Corvette club and they are doing great things in the community.  The Queen Riders are an independent entity under the Strictly Vettes Corvette Club umbrella founded by...
Ora Dell Cooley Jackson has lived an intriguing life. From the cotton fields of her father’s farm to a gun-toting bailiff in Shelby County courtrooms, Mrs. Jackson blazed her way into the history book of “African-American firsts.”  This year, she...
In the 28th year of its Memphis celebration, Juneteenth this year will be celebrated in a park that was once dedicated to the memory of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. “I...
June is “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and Memphis is the epicenter of southern festivities. “From Memphis to the World” will stage a series of celebrations, hosted by 16 Bars Entertainment, LLC, a music, film and television production company. The June 1...
Abundant Earth Global CDC  will launch Good Works Farmers & Flea Market on Saturday (May 29) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in the parking lot of Abundant Earth’s headquarters at 847 Whitney Ave.  “The Farmer’s Market is the premiere...
Shelby County is on track to be the home of one of Tennessee’s largest solar farms, according to an announcement from the Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday. A new Green Invest partnership pairing TVA, Facebook and RWE Renewables is projected...