Often falling around the same time as the Jewish Passover, the day to celebrate Easter is determined very uniquely.
Saint Patrick's Day is one of the few holidays celebrated worldwide. The actual history of St. Patrick is fascinating and contains the stuff that makes a good movie.
They can hamper production, damage attitudes, and ruin a good day. However, there is hope. Here are nine ways to deal with mistakes.
In October 1948, with the show "Tan Town Jamboree" hosted by Nat D. Williams, WDIA established itself as the first radio station in the United States that catered to a Black audience.
Not just a sudden remark, WOOPS is an acronym for a strategy that can cause marvelous things to come your way. You will not be dismayed by the results, you will be surprised at how well it works, and you won't have to apologize for using it.
More than just ordinary Christmas decorations, Chrismons are white and gold ornaments crafted to resemble ancient religious symbols. This article discusses 24 Chrismon ornaments and examines their meanings.
Red wine has many benefits. With higher concentrations of antioxidants than other reds, pinot noir is the most beneficial of them all.
A head-to-head look at unfiltered apple juice vs. apple cider. We examine taste, health benefits, calories, and sugar.
Many foods stay fresher and taste better when stored outside of your refrigerator. Here are five whole foods that prefer being out of the fridge.
George Hunt was one of the most prominent artists fostered in the South. He admitted to being heavily influenced by Pablo Picasso.
Joshua's prayer caused the sun and moon to stay in place. How did God do it?
Names have a specific meaning and purpose. Here is a discussion about them, along with seventeen titles that describe the Divine Nature of Almighty God.
Here is what experts say about sleep, diet, exercise, and staying calm.
Urban legends are circulated orally and remain mostly unchanged after being passed down from generation to generation. Here are two of my family's real, verifiable, mysterious, and fun to share urban legends.
There are many explanations for Noah's anger when he cursed Canaan. Most of the opinions come from four main theories.
The first words of the Holy Scriptures tell how everything got started. When examined through the ancient Hebrew language, “In the beginning...” becomes very in-depth and reveals more than expected.
Fate refers to uncontrollable events. Many believe that a supernatural power determines those events. "As fate would have it," is a term often used to describe life events.
Some people may think of early childhood activities as just "child's play." However, childhood frolicking helps to build character and skills that last a lifetime.
Do extremely intelligent androids think they have a soul? An A.I. Ambassador named Sophia may have the answer.
Jacob, one of the founding patriarchs of the Jewish faith, had many character flaws. Jacob, however, was chosen by God for a profound purpose. God revealed part of that purpose to Jacob in a vision of a miraculous ladder that linked heaven and earth.
Dangerous germs have invaded the bodies of animals and human beings for thousands of years. Surprisingly, most germs are "good," and humans would have difficulty living without them. Here is an examination of good, bad, and ugly germs and an interesting theory about them.
On Memorial Day, Americans pause to remember those who died serving in the U.S. Military. The day has also morphed into a time to pay homage to recipients of the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. My hometown of Memphis, TN, has raised some Medal of Honor Recipients.
The betrayal of Judas, a trusted disciple, led to the capture, crucifixion, and death of Jesus. Many have wondered if Judas had a choice in the matter, or if predestination caused him to commit the betrayal that would forever change humanity.
There is a multitude of places to go, things to do, and people to see. However, there are only twenty-four hours in a day. Here is an assessment of what things should be put first on our priority schedules.
The Internet was the vehicle by which the holiday called Kwanzaa gained national and international notoriety. By the twenty-first century, the seeds of Kwanzaa had been sown across North America and had germinated in Africa and Europe.
Trust signifies a firm belief in the ability, truth, strength, or reliability of someone or something. Here is an examination of trust.
Prayer is an awe-inspiring conversation between a human being and his most profound parent. Here is an excellent way to talk to the Father and Head of It All.
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Here is a way to conserve, protect, heal, purify, and keep from wasting your mind.
The majority of individuals who have seen The Matrix movies come away, believing that Neo is "The One." However, some theorists have stated otherwise. Here is undeniable proof that Neo is, without a doubt, "The One."
Unlike most initialisms, LGBT is growing, evolving, and reaches far beyond four letters. Here is an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the letters, LGBT.
Who you are is locked behind the doors of your heredity. Knowing your lineage can be the essential key that unlocks those doors. Here are seven reasons to know your ancestry.
Beginning in 2009, the belief in flat earth took on astounding momentum. Flat earth societies grew an average of 200 people per year. Even some celebrities passionately jumped onto the flat earth wagon.
The barbaric and dehumanizing treatment inflicted upon African American sanitation workers by city management in 1968 is a blemish on the face of Memphis history. A woman, Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw, initiated the cleansing of the city's countenance.
Discipline has a plethora of coaches, trainers, teachers, and drill sergeants. Valuable life lessons can be gleaned from each one.
Growing up as a military brat, I gained invaluable life experiences from different cultures all across the earth. However, one of the greatest culture shocks that I have ever received was in Memphis, Tennessee five years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Self-discipline, hard work, and recognizing the importance of schoolwork are traits that pay tremendous dividends for any high school student who possesses them. This is a short narrative of my dealings with those traits as a teenager.
Dental hygiene is an essential part of our daily routine. Here are five dental hygiene steps that work.
Christmas brings a unique spirit. Peace and love abound in a rare atmosphere of good will. Many become depressed after the holiday, but you can still stay happy after the celebrations have ended.
Earth is an educational institution with a variety of living organisms that serve as instructors. Here are five life lessons obtained by observing or interacting with pets and other sundry creatures.
All good things must come to an end. Here are five ways to overcome those "after special occasion blahs" that sometimes arise after festivals, vacations, holidays, and other special times have ended.
You can burn calories and reap the health benefits without setting aside large chunks of time for exercise. Here are five calorie burning habits that can change your life for the better.
Two women called "Ma Rainey" were said to have dabbled in Hoodoo. One of them was reportedly the most popular Hoodooist on Beale Street.
In 1944 Andrew "Sunbeam" Mitchell and his bride, Ernestine McKinney, opened what became the famous Club Handy on Beale Street, in Memphis, Tennessee. The club attracted some of the biggest names on the Chitlin' Circuit.
The Underground Railroad consisted of a diverse group of people (black and white abolitionists) with daring leaders, called conductors, who led American slaves to freedom.
Beale Street, the home of the blues, was shaken with looting and violence during the 1968 sanitation workers strike which led to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ernest C. Withers was the world famous photographer who captured on film the unforgettable moment in history when Martin Luther King was fatally wounded. Withers served in WWII and lived in Memphis.
Lt. Col. Luke J. Weather's, Jr. lived a pioneering life as a father, a hero, and as a Tuskegee Airman.
Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers, Jr. was an American fighter pilot. An unsung hero from Memphis, TN, he served as one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during WWII. Here are some facts about how his military service began.
During WWII, PFC Sylvester Rodgers, Sr. was in close association with General Douglas McArthur. Like General McArthur, PFC Sylvester Rodgers, Sr. is a hero in his own right.
Merging the success ideas contained in the works of two legendary strategists can produce seven vital steps. These steps may lead to total accomplishment for all who venture to take them.
Elvis burst on the scene in the 1950s with much controversy. His dark black hair, vocal style, and shake and wiggle were patterned after black entertainers, like Ukelele Ike.
Something as simple as walking can get any aspiring individual positive and healthy attention. Here is how to have an extra advantage when seeking that position or job you desire.
Shug Avery, a character in Steven Spielberg's 1985 American drama The Color Purple, is perceived as a woman of the world who loves to dress, party, and sport men. After hearing God speak through a song, she changes.
Imitating the successful model of the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, Memphis college students took the initiative to end racial injustice in their own city by staging peaceful, nonviolent sit-ins.
From the 1920s through the 1950s, on Thursday nights, droves of white patrons thronged Beale Street to see the star-studded Midnight Rambles, featuring world-famous black entertainers.
A young man who became "The King" and a young man who became "B.B. King" faced one of the most cruel and unsympathetic crowds in the history of entertainment.
Fortune Magazine noted that since the late 1980s 45 rpm vinyl record sales surged. As a result, S.T.A.R.R. Band and other " unsung" artists were unveiled, discovered, rediscovered, and enjoyed.
Bernard Lansky was clothier to the king of rock and roll. His clothing stores have attracted a multitude of entertainers from all over the world.
Duke Ellington was a major figure in the history of music. His concert tours included Robert R. Church's Park and Auditorium located on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The legendary John "Piano Red" Williams was an African-American albino who played barrelhouse, piano blues on Beale Street in Memphis, TN between 1930-1980.
Mississippi state statute says a parent or guardian of an excessively truant child can be found guilty and imprisoned for contributing to the neglect of a child.
In the middle of a cigar stand in Pee Wee's Saloon in 1909, a young W.C. Handy penned his first successful blues song. The song was called "Mr. Crump Blues" and was later renamed "The Memphis Blues."
Beale Street saloons sheltered and nurtured the blues, but crime and violence often overshadowed the music. Here is the story of the last real Memphis bad man.
Truancy is illegal in Tennessee and has consequences. According to the Juvenile Justice Bulletin, "Truancy is an early warning sign for future problems and should not be ignored."
The story covering one hundred years (1901-2001) of blues, jazz, and culture on historic Beale Street, "Home of the Blues," is reenacted in the docudrama Take Me Back to Beale.
People on earth want a peaceful life. Two athletes, trained, groomed, and inspired by Beale Street acrobats, did a flip for peace.