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Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Florence "Flo" Roach – surrounded by numerous celebrities and dignitaries – took center stage on New Year's Day, receiving the "Shining Star Award" from her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

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  • Written by Janas L. Jackson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis’ future is ‘All Over Town’

Memphis’ future is ‘All Over Town’

I am Nyah Nile and I am "All Over Town." In 2013, I am going to give the readers of The New Tri-State Defender everything I live in Memphis.

I am going to try new things, push out of my comfort zone and maybe even make you a little uncomfortable. I am going to let you see Memphis through my lens and filter. I'll share myriad things that move and interest me and ignite the creative fire.

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  • Written by Nyah Nile

‘Voice of King’ returns to Memphis

‘Voice of King’ returns to Memphis

Not much of the inner city ever makes it all the way to Collierville. The tranquil, serene settings of the Memphis suburb belie the drama and shortcomings of its urban neighbor.

The two worlds join in theatrical harmony on January 15th at the Harrell Theater when Rabia Louis Haynes brings his one-man play, "If Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today," back to Collierville for the second year.

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  • Written by Tony Nichelson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Madea: Strong black woman?

Yes, you read the headline right. And you will be reading right when you see that the man making the assertion that Tyler Perry's renowned Madea character is a strong black woman is none other than Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam.

Yes, he did. Many might expect Minister Farrakhan to denounce the character that has been referred to by so many people as "ghetto" and "buffoonish." Minister Farrakhan, however, makes an interesting point when he says that he doesn't see the Madea character as a man dressed in women's clothing.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/08/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/08/2013

For movies opening January 11, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Gangster Squad" (R for profanity and graphic violence) Mob saga, set in the '40s, revolving around the efforts of a half-dozen detectives to prevent the Mafia from gaining a foothold in Los Angeles. Ensemble cast includes Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie and Giovanni Ribisi.

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A case for Nas, hip-hop’s finest MC

A case for Nas, hip-hop’s finest MC

Let's begin with a disclaimer: Nas doesn't endorse the following sentence.

But he's the greatest lyricist of all time.

Those words were carefully chosen: "lyricist" over "rapper" or "hip-hop artist;" "greatest" instead of "most successful;" "all time" rather than "today."

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Trey Songz: The ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ interview

Trey Songz: The ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ interview

Trey Songz – undeniably one of music's hottest R&B artists today – talks about his latest film, "Texas Chainsaw 3D," where he co-stars as Ryan opposite Alexandra Daddario.

Kam Williams: Hi Trey, thanks for the interview.

Trey Songz: Hey, Kam, what's up?

KW: What interested you in "Texas Chainsaw 3D?"

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