"The American Dream is in dire need of a wake-up call... If only Uncle Sam could see us now. He'd roll up his sleeves, ball his hands into fists, and knock some sense into this nation of ours... But he's not around. So some other proud American has to tell this country what it needs – not wants – to hear...
"As a stand-up, I've traveled this country for decades, seeing it at its best and at its worst. And what I'm seeing (now) is terrifying to me. When I see something that's f#cked up, I can't remain silent. I ask why... It may sound funny, but to me this s#it ain't no joke."
Southern Heritage Classic Weekend is quickly approaching and it is gearing up to be another exciting year. Memphis will be the prime destination the weekend of Sept. 6-9. Each year two sets of Tigers battle it out at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, that's Jackson State and Tennessee State.
At 36, Danielle Colding is an interior designer with her own residential and commercial design firm in New York City. A former professional modern dancer, she also has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Stanford University as well as an associate's degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise.
As a self-described problem-solver, Danielle uses her open, friendly and quirky personality to connect with her clients. She characterizes her design style as global chic, classic modern and edited traditional.
For movies opening August 10, 2012
"Bourne Legacy" (PG-13 for violence and intense action sequences) Fourth installment in the espionage series stars Jeremy Renner as a rogue spy who teams up with an attractive woman (Rachel Weisz) as he tries to clear his name while on the run from a team of assassins dispatched by the CIA. With Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Albert Finney.
Honoring a Nashville-bred compatriot of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the natural inheritor and present-day driver of St. Jude Hospital's crucial mission, and four entrepreneurs from worlds apart, the 2012 Freedom Awards announced by the National Civil Rights Museum this week carry a perfect message for the City of Memphis.
They recipients are:
International Freedom Award – Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize recipient
by Nona N. Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
As a child, Tamela Mann sang into pencils and hair combs to the sounds of the Clark Sisters.
"I always had hope (that I could be a gospel star), but I never dreamed that I would be on the same stage as Karen Clark Sheard. God has shown me favor!" exclaimed Mann. "I just want to be faithful to Him so He can continue to be faithful to me."
Am I the only one who thinks "American Idol" has outstayed its welcome?
Once upon a time, we couldn't get enough "American Idol." We wanted more. It was a treat! Now it's seems that we are being force fed a version of it that was prepared by some inexperienced cook who filled in for the house chef.
We hated Simon Cowell didn't we? But you gotta admit we loved him at the same time. He made the show.