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Garden concert was truly elemental

Garden concert was truly elemental

The Elements of the Universe returned to Memphis on Saturday night at the Botanic Garden. If you didn't know, the Elements of which I am referring, they are none other than Earth, Wind and Fire (EWF),

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

‘Sesame Street’ goes to prison

‘Sesame Street’ goes to prison

'Sesame Street' has been teaching children the ABCs and so much more for years. Now, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind 'Sesame Street,' unveils its newest initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, for families with young children (ages 3–8) who have an incarcerated parent. This resource will be distributed through targeted outlets in communities by organizations, partners and individuals who reach these families.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration is designed to:

• support, comfort, and reduce anxiety, sadness, and confusion that young children may experience during the incarceration of a parent

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Mariah Carey photo causes a stir

Mariah Carey photo causes a stir

A still from Lee Daniel's latest movie, "The Butler," is causing a bit of a ruckus on Twitter. The movie is about Eugene Allen, who retired as head butler of the White House in 1986. The photo shows Mariah Carey as a slave working in a cotton field with two other darker-skinned (assumed) slaves in the background.

The picture raised questions in some folks' minds about the historical accuracy of the film: How likely would it be that someone of Mariah's complexion would be working in the fields on a plantation?

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  • Written by Tracy Clayton/The Root

Some Dublin residents say no to Rihanna's boobs

Some Dublin residents say no to Rihanna's boobs

Apparently Rihanna is too sexy for residents of Dublin, Ireland.

Posters for the singer's "Diamonds" tour are being covered up ahead of her June 21 show at the Aviva Stadium. The images come from Rihanna's "Unapologetic" album cover which features her naked from the waist up, with her elbow and writing acting as a shield for certain body parts.

Twitter users have been posting images of the posters with Rihanna's body draped in dresses and plaid tops. There is some debate about whether or not folks should be taking part in a cover-up.

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  • Written by Gavin Godfrey/CNN

16-year journey nets local filmmaker Million Woman March documentary

16-year journey nets local filmmaker Million Woman March documentary

Independent filmmaker and photographer George Tillman Jr. steps into the footlights next Wednesday (June 19th) for the first screening of "From Memphis To Philadelphia" – his documentary about the Million Woman March.

For Tillman, it will be the culmination of a 16-year journey.

With the support of several community-minded businesses, the final version of the documentary, narrated by Lestine Bell, will be shown at Studio On The Square at 7 p.m.

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  • Written by Tony Jones

Bilal on Beale & Father’s Day weekend fun!

Bilal on Beale & Father’s Day weekend fun!

This Thursday night (June 13), Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Bilal comes to the New Daisy on Beale for one live show. The show is also gonna include spoken word poetry and other performances as well. You can get your tickets at bilalmemphis.eventbrite.com.

In addition to Father's Day Weekend, there's a lot happening in the city from music to comedy. The legendary elements – Earth, Wind & Fire – will make their way to Memphis as they perform live at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday evening. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.

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The legacy of television dads

The legacy of television dads

As far back as television goes, TV dads have been a common figure. They were prominent on older shows such as "Leave it to Beaver," "My Three Sons" and the "Dick Van Dyke Show." And no less so later on with African-American viewers, thanks to shows such as "Sanford & Son," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times."

I'm not really sure why it took so long for shows with African-American dads to be presented to America. There have always been strong and present Dads in the African-American household.

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