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More often than not, I try to rebuke the devil’s sugary sweet treats. I do fairly well at resisting and/or consuming in moderation. But then I had one of the best cinnamon rolls ever – and it was produced, handmade actually – right here in Memphis. South Memphis to be...
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Memphis is a musical city, no doubt. And black folk are a musical people. So, it’s only fitting that the city’s oldest African-American newspaper pay tribute to the some of the music that has shaped and colored our lives, framing some of our fondest moments and memories. Rhythm and soul...
My friend Sayyida Abdus Salaam is the heart and soul of her own practice, Memphis Center for Aesthetic Medicine (MCAM), which she opened with purpose and intention in Germantown just over two years ago. Dr. Salaam saw a need and moved in to fill the vacuum. Oddly, there are very...
The Civil Rights Movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. affected the way we saw ourselves, the way we responded to microaggressions and blatant discrimination. It also affected our creative expression. Some of the world’s best music was born of this movement, a reflection of our collective...
Trey Carter is “The Next Big Thing” and there’s not even a sconch of hyperbole in that assertion. The Next Big Thing Movement, a global non-profit organization, has designated Trey Carter as one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in the country. That means the group, which includes a network...
“The Color Purple” is in full swing here in Memphis. I attended opening night (Tuesday) at the Orpheum, with the house packed and rightfully so. It is a special story. The book by Alice Walker and the subsequent movie was a game changer – and needful agitator – in...
Whatever “it” is, Chef D. Arthur has it. His food is nom. He is personable, charming and a super nice guy. And he wants to help us get through 2018, starting and ending on a high note. To that end, he has created his second Delicious Things Meal Prep calendar,...
Confession: I had yet to see “Fences” on stage. This was my first time. Don’t take my black card yall! I did see “Jitney,” “King Headley,” etc. That to say, this was a win-win. I would have gone regardless of whether I wrote about it. I love art in all...
I hope you receive this in the spirit in which it is given. But y’all first-of-the-year gym people fray my nerves. I’m always next to the one go-hard lady on the elliptical. My eyes are rolling all over my head. Working out is a lifestyle change. It doesn’t work if...
Cardell Orrin, Rosalind (Roz) Withers and Kamilah Turner each grew up in home environments where civic engagement was a norm that affected their childhood and helped shaped who they are as adults. With Hattiloo’s upcoming play “Sunset Baby” as the backdrop, each was asked to draw from those experiences for...