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Expanded education for incarcerated youth

In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help Black youth, a group confined to juvenile correctional facilities at higher rates than their White peers.

Identifying, avoiding the holiday blues

The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s – typically lumped together as “the holidays” – are universally known for the magic, sentiment, nostalgia, joy, tradition and goodwill that all uniquely characterize this time of year.

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Holiday Diet Tips: Keep calories in check while enjoying the Season

As the seasons change we’re all tempted to indulge, but consuming all the extra calories added from sugar in those decadent sweets and savories can quickly add up to pounds on the scale!

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All those times Buick LaCrosse made a cameo in film and you kind of gasped

Sponsored by Buick

The internet is amazing – granted – but when we set out to research the Buick LaCrosse in film or TV, we didn’t anticipate finding a populated find-your-car-in-media database. Or did we?

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Women in STEM: 10 quotes by GM’s Alicia Boler-Davis

See how she got to the top and why she’s staying there

We curated Boler-Davis interviews and speeches on YouTube, and here are 10 direct quotes from the mind making the connection between GM and you. Number one is ridiculously inspiring. Let’s start with the basics. Boler-Davis recently – and by recently we mean earlier this month – told Fortune Magazine how she discovered her potential in engineering; she wasn’t born a VP, you know.

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The perks of owning an American classic car

Sponsored by Buick

Nothing can compare to the nostalgia you feel when you’re sitting at a stoplight and you see a well preserved El Dorado drive pass you. Everybody is looking.

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10 auto-loving quotes from a man who devoted his life to car design

Sponsored by Buick

Edward T. Welburn – most of us in the automotive industry may have heard the name – but let me introduce you to the legend. Welburn has been a General Motors employee for 35 years. He’s the current and first GM Vice President of Global Design. Yes, they actually created a VP position and title for him.

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Remember the time Buick retweeted your here’s-my-new-car photo? We do.

Sponsored by Buick

There’s nothing like when somebody you admire retweets your tweet, right? You take a screenshot and tweet that because you want everybody to know important people see, read and retweet your Tweets.

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Southwestern Athletic Conference announces its 2014 All-SWAC football teams

The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2014 all-conference teams Friday and saw the big winners spread across the league with two co-players of the year.

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Our Lives Matter!

National movement brings hundreds of marchers through Dallas streets

The fight for justice continued as hundreds of protesters of all ethnic backgrounds joined forces last week during a three day protest in Downtown Dallas against the police brutality that has taken place in Dallas and across the United States against young Black males like Kelvion Walker, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice.

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Mercedes Fulbright: A cry for answers

Mercedes Fulbright will never forget her 25th birthday, even if she wanted to.

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Fade Out HIV

Barbershops, salons help tackle epidemic

“I personally know about my status because I take my test every year,” explained District 4 City Councilman Dwayne Caraway.

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Southwest Center Mall to open event center

For Oak Cliff resident Cheryl Taylor, the South Dallas community has been her home for over 50 years

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AT&T faces $10 billion race discrimination suit

A group that advocates for economic inclusion and fair contracting for Black-owned media recently filed a $10 billion dollar lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against AT&T and DirecTV.

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On a high note: Size fabulous

This column is meant to give you a brief pause from all of the sensationalism and headaches of our everyday lives.

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DPS to open new mega center

A small group of residents inside Martin Weiss Elementary School defied the chilly night air Nov. 18 to hear some big news from Sen.

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Around the State

Dallas is among 35 cities from around the world invited to join the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network.

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For-profit prison companies foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,”

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Affordable health care

Do you have health insurance? Prior to last year, many people did not have health care because they could not afford it.

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Millennials: Take the torch and run with it

I have taken the last three weeks and watched as events have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, and now in New York.

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