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.
A beautiful smile gives a lasting impression. Here is a simple way to have fantastic dental checkups and a big, beautiful smile.
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. 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, he served as one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during WWII.
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 well-known 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."
The same Beale Street saloons that sheltered and nurtured the blues were sometimes also the bastions of crime and violence. Dubbed the last real Memphis "bad man," William "Wild Bill" Latura was in the midst of it all.
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.
Peace can be elusive, but a pair of athletes, mentored, trained, groomed, motivated, and inspired by Memphis Tennessee's Beale Street Flippers, are making headway in a public service commercial entitled A Flip for Peace.