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BLAC Fridays Best of the Rest: Take a bow, you deserve it

When we ask you, our reader,  to ‘take a bow’; we’re using it figuratively to say that you deserve to be praised. This week...

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art + culture

Rihanna is America’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

Rihanna amassed $1.4 billion in net worth from her successful music career, many endorsement deals, and entereprenurial ventures.

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Becoming Jupiter Love

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What Does the Monkeypox Outbreak Look Like for Memphis?

The healthcare system has ramped up efforts to educate residents about what the monkeypox virus is, how it spreads and available vaccines.
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Say What? Speaking Your Heart and Mind in a Cancel-culture Society

For women, the fear of being “canceled” for simply speaking up is nothing new. Apprehension in personal and professional encounters for fear of retaliation...

Get a Candid Look Into Faith, Family and Addiction in “CIGARETTE”

Singer and rapper Theory Martin X sets to premier his long-anticipated “CIGARETTE” on March 21, 2022. The music video chronicles Theory’s journey through grief,...

Bel-Air: A Look Back

From 1990 to 1995, Will Smith starred in the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the innovative, history-making, and hilarious sitcom. The plot and countless stories...

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Race 

Children are naturally curious about their environment. They experience the environment through interacting with it, such as playing in the snow, walking in the...

Beat the Spread: 10 Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays from The Old North State Medical Society

We can all agree that COVID-19 has overstayed its welcome. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting life to bounce back after the pandemic ends and...

Resilience Amidst Setbacks: How to Bounce Back After a Rough Week

Bouncing back after a rough week is a skill we can all use. Life doesn't have to get the better of you, even when...

From The Root Up: Telling Our Black Stories

Growing up in Virginia, she was known by her friends to always have a camera in hand. Digital, disposable, it didn’t matter. Any time...

Weekend Guide for Memphians: 6 Things to Do after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is officially over! Say goodbye to turkey and pilgrim hats and hello to stunning lights and decorative trees. Christmas season is here! There’s...

Certified Friendsgiving Kickback: 5 Stress-Free Ideas to Host your Friends

We’re so ecstatic to be gathering with our loved ones again this holiday season, and what better way to show our gratitude towards them...

Let The Church Say…Amen?

Photo by Avel Chucklanov As the granddaughter of four devout Christians, I know a thing or two about church. My brother and I lived in...

Black fathers make my motherhood a joy

My favorite things about the month of June are the two days set aside to honor the beautiful Black man who lives in my...

Sliding into Summer with an Outdoor Hangout

Whether your style is weekly soul food Sundays or one epic end-of-season blowout, hosting friends and family is synonymous with summertime.

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A Moment with Sheila E.

When you mention the name Sheila E, you immediately think of her hit "Glamorous Life" and her affiliation with Prince.  Recently, I had the...

Halloween 2021: 7 Horror Movies Made by Black Folks to Stream this Weekend

It’s spooky season! Is there any other classic way to celebrate Halloween than curling up and watching scary movies? You can enjoy your fright...

BLAC® Memphis Artist of the Week: Jazmine N. Bailey

Jazmine N. Bailey is a prolific and elegant visual artist who creates stunning conversation starters. From her “Icons” collection to the intricate self-reflective pieces,...

Top 5 Destinations To Unplug And Disconnect

We spend all day in front of phone screens, computer screens, and TV screens. And while these tools are helpful in our everyday lives,...

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