Showing posts from August 12, 2016

Ruby Wilson - The Queen of Beale St passes away (VIDEO)

 The Queen of Beale Street has died. Ruby Wilson — R&B singer, Memphis nightclub fixture, and Bluff City Media personality — died Friday afternoon at Methodist South Hospital. She was 68. Ms. Wilson had suffered a heart attack on Saturday evening, according to her manager, Rollin Riggs of the Resource Entertainment Group. "Ruby had an extraordinary gift that entertained hundreds of thousands of people. She left an indelible impression whether you saw her perform for three minutes or three hours or 30 years," said Riggs. "She had a fan base that is literally worldwide. She was always so proud to represent the blues and represent Memphis and its great musical contributions." "I think Ruby was one of the greatest ambassadors for the renaissance of Beale Street starting in the early '90s to today," said Kevin Kane, president and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitor' Bureau. "She was truly the Queen of Beale. She welcomed vi

Elvis Presley Graceland Gates bed will cost you 3800 to start....

Price is for King size Bed Frame ONLY! Note to company - Elvis fans are average Americans. If I am spending 3,800 on a bed, it better be nicer than this! Add Shipping and tax, you're over 4 grand! Mattress and boxspring not included. Talk about taking advantage of Elvis fans!    Wait for it on Overstock! Henson

Debunking the myth Elvis Presley was a racist (VIDEO)

This video talks about the 1957 article that was published which said Elvis was a racist. The magazine was called Sephia and was published by a WHITE MAN in Forth Worth, Texas. The magazine was a third rate copy of Ebony and Jet Magazine . The article was titled, What Negroes think about Elvis . It's in this article, that someone says Elvis said, All Negroes can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes.  The person says Elvis said it in Boston . Problem is, at that time, Elvis had NEVER appeared in Boston!  Questions about the article lead Jet magazine to investigate. Jet Magazine, the leading magazine in the black community came to the conclusion that this was all BOGUS!  Despite Jet's findings, the story became an URBAN LEGEND.  Check out the video above for more details.

Elvis Presley and the black community (VIDEO)

In light of the protests in Memphis, I thought it appropriate to share this video featuring Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Three 6 Mafia, Myrna Smith, and Sammy Davis Jr among others.

Black Lives Matter will shut down Graceland @ 6 PM Monday!

Memphis Black Lives Matter and others groups announced today that they plan to "Shut Down Graceland." Protest leaders say the mass demonstration is planned for 6:00 PM Monday. They said they specifically chose Graceland because it is Elvis week and they know it will raise awareness. Leaders say they also chose Graceland because "it demonstrates one of Memphis's most common forms of financial inequality and because the site has ties to...the death of unarmed teen Darrius Stewart." BIM : The tie between the young man Darius Stewart and Elvis is that Stewart's grandfather was a friend of Elvis Presley.  We feel like we still haven't been answered," said Frank Gottie, a community leader. "They're givin us the runaround." If carried out, the Elvis Week demonstration will be the third high-profile protest by Black Lives Matter and other groups in the last month. Most recently in front of Graceland, where some protesters we