The Memphis Black Authors Resource is finally HERE! More will be added going forward! Did you know that there are about 50 African American authors in the Memphis area alone? These are published authors who have at least one book on the market. That’s why the What’s Happening Myron Book Club have decided to release this project. In this database, each author will have their own page which lists their books, website, pictures, contact information and more. You will now be able to find out who is writing in the Mid-South area. I will be populating this directory for the next few weeks. If you’re interested in participating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check it out HERE!
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to host its annual Krimson & Kream Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at The Great Hall located at 1900 S. Germantown Road from 7:00p.m.-12:00a.m. Since 1990, the Germantown Alumni Chapter of KAPPA ALPHA PSI Fraternity, Inc. has awarded thousands of scholarship dollars towards helping graduating high school male students pursue their dream of attending college. This access is made possible through the generous donations of our membership, civic organizations and the business community. This year, our goal is to continue this tradition of providing scholarships to our students. It is not just a scholarship, but an opportunity for students to live out their dreams. Studies have shown that a college education is one of the best investments that provide life-long dividends to the recipient and the community as well. With your help, we can make dreams come true. We are seeking your support of our Scholarship Ball and would like for you to purchase an advertisement within our souvenir booklet. Enclosed you will find an advertisement sheet with information detailing the cost as well as formatting information. Please complete the advertisement sheet and return to the address listed. GTAC Scholarship Ball. Thank you in advance for your support. Your commitment to this effort encourages us as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of young men. For more information, please contact Detric W. Stigall at 901-218-8361 or email@example.com.
Beginning June 2, 2015, What's Happening Myron comes to TV as I begin delivering the What's Happening Myron Report each and every Thursday on WATN Local 24's "Local Memphis Live". It airs Monday through Friday at 9am. "Local Memphis Live" viewers will now get the 411 on all of the latest events, concerts and other happenings around the city. I will also bring you interviews with concert and event promoters as well as celebrities who make their way into the City of Memphis. So mark your calendars and get ready to get in the loop on all of the Happenings in Memphis. That's the What's Happening Report, Thursdays starting June 4th on WATN Local 24's "Local Memphis Live".
If youre looking for a Summer Camp Program that teaches your child the essentials of business, this might be a program you'd wanna look into. There is still space available. There is no registration fee and ages are between 12 and 18 years old. Contact Lakeisha Harrison by emailHERE!
Join us Sunday, we got attorney Julian Bolton on the show. Were gonna talk about “Things You Didn’t Know You Could Be Sued For”! Also, on the Memphis Music Project we got local R&B artist Megan J. Author Issac Jones is gonna stop by, he's the local featured author for this months Whats Happening Myron Book Club Meet-Up. Of course we got the latest Entertainment News, “Hey Myron”, your events & a whole lot more. Its all on the What’s Happening Myron Radio Show, Sunday afternoon from 2-4 on AM990, KWAM! Listen and Watch live by clicking below!
Bessie, the biopic of blues great Bessie Smith starring Queen Latifah, will premiere on HBO in May. HBO released the first trailer for the film giving us a first glimpse of Latifah as The Empress of the Blues.
And it's a long time coming: The first draft of the screenplay was written more than 20 years ago by Pulitzer-winning playwright Horton Foote, and producers approached Queen Latifah about starring in the film at the beginning of her acting career in the 1990s.
Along with Latifah, the film also stars MoNique as Ma Rainey, Charles S. Dutton as William 'Pa' Rainey, Michael Kenneth Williams as Jack Gee, Bryan Greenberg as John Hammond, Oliver Platt as Carl Van Vechten and Mike Epps as 'Richard'.
Not since her Oscar-nominated turn as Mama Morton in 2002's "Chicago" has Queen Latifah had a role this meaty: The Newark native will play 1920s blues legend Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic "Bessie" debuting May 16.
The larger-than-life Smith rose from vaudeville to become one of the biggest-selling recording artists of the 1920s. Though she died in a car accident at the age of 43, she served as an inspiration to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Nina Simone.
The film, co-produced by Queen Latifah, co-stars Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire") as Bessie's first husband, Jack Gee; Khandi Alexander ("Treme") as Bessie's older sister, Viola; and Mo'Nique ("Precious") as Ma Rainey. Check out the trailer below: