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Denzel Washington wants to play James Bond

Denzel Washington wants to play James …

09-13-2014 by theGrio  - avatar theGrio

Denzel Washington is being added to the list of potential candidates who may portray the smooth, charming, debonair James Bond. The possibility of a black actor playing the...

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

09-13-2014 by Carlee McCullough - avatar Carlee McCullough

After a long day at work, there is nothing like a hot bath or shower to release the stresses of the day. Various scented shower gels, bubble baths, and bar soaps are all choices ...

Former lifestyle compels preacher to help troubled youth

Former lifestyle compels preacher to h…

09-13-2014 by Wiley Henry - avatar Wiley Henry

Charlotte Y. Cobb wasn’t always compelled to preach the gospel or steer youth away from the crime-ridden streets of Memphis. She also wasn’t always trying to arrest teen pregnanc...

Greater Metro

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area. FRIDAY * Classic Music Festival7:30pm | Landers Center *...

The Classic at 25 – still ‘team’ powered

The Classic at 25 – still ‘team’ powered

The staff of Summitt Management was diligently working deadline lists Monday (Sept. 8) in preparation for the 25th edition of the Southern Heritage Classic when...

Memphis school improvement efforts in spotlight as Duncan finishes back-to-school tour

Memphis school improvement efforts in spotlight as Duncan finishes back-to-school tour

Efforts to improve historically low-scoring schools in Memphis were in the national spotlight Wednesday as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan ended his back-to-school bus tour of...

Entertainment

Denzel Washington wants to play James Bond

Denzel Washington wants to play James Bond

Denzel Washington is being added to the list of potential candidates who may portray the smooth, charming, debonair James Bond. The possibility of a black actor playing...

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

For movies opening September 12, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS     “Dolphin Tale 2” (PG for mature themes) Cetacean sequel chronicles more true stories from the annals of...

A conversation with ‘Uncle Charlie’ Wilson

A conversation with ‘Uncle Charlie’ Wilson

Not being much of a conversationalist, when presented with the assignment to interview the great Charlie Wilson with regard to his pending trip to Memphis...

Sports

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

As rivalries go, the annual clash between Jackson State University (JSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) is, well, a “Classic” – literally. The two teams of...

Ray Rice Breaks Silence, Says He Has to Be Strong for His Wife

Ray Rice Breaks Silence, Says He Has to Be Strong for His…

Ray Rice broke his silence Tuesday for the first time following his indefinite suspension by the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL, telling an ESPN reporter that...

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Singles Title

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Singles Title

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by...

Religion

Former lifestyle compels preacher to help troubled youth

Former lifestyle compels preacher to help troubled youth

Charlotte Y. Cobb wasn’t always compelled to preach the gospel or steer youth away from the crime-ridden streets of Memphis. She also wasn’t always trying...

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate commemoration

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate…

Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the Church of God in Christ...

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

Business

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

After a long day at work, there is nothing like a hot bath or shower to release the stresses of the day. Various scented shower...

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.   The Commercial Appeal reports...

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

Have you ever experienced a movie with footage that was in the air or over water? The beauty of the scene can often be breathtaking. So...

News

Battling domestic violence

Battling domestic violence

The news of Sept. 2nd hit Gwendolyn Turner like a ton of bricks. Tasha Thomas, a woman she knew, had been shot and killed outside...

Shopping Center beatings – the threads

Shopping Center beatings – the threads

“It was supposed to be a fight between two groups of African-American females. …At some point during that gathering at CiCi’s Pizza they encountered each...

Need builds for youth violence prevention

Need builds for youth violence prevention

Recent events made for an all-too-real backdrop as a National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention unfolded at the Board of Education on Tuesday (Sept. 9). Shelby...

Opinion

 America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

“Hiring more white teachers is not the best way to improve education for students, particularly students of color.” This recent commentary by a black student...

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

The following is a sampling of headlines about the recent theft and illegal release of alleged nude photos of celebrities:   “Jennifer Lawrence, Others Aren’t Just Hacking...

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus

On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement. They sent a...

National News

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK  — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of...

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

President Barack Obama has a problem. Just when he thought he was getting out of the Middle East, he keeps getting pulled back in. After declaring...

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have...