A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack. Yet, many don’t know as much about it.
For Charlene Mendoza, mother of three children, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been her family’s saving grace.
The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery, July 27, in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born with Down syndrome. It was also another small step in the development of Harlem as an art gallery district.
One in four North Texas children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they do not know when their next meal will come from – especially during the summer, according to the North Texas Food Bank.
But underserved communities may be left out, increase education gap
The Dallas Independent School District recently approved a full-day, tuition-based pre-kindergarten pilot program for select elementary schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration is only open to students who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1.
Eight years ago, the American Medical Association issued an apology for its long history of excluding Black physicians from obtaining membership, listing Black doctors as “colored” in its directory and neglecting to speak against federal funding of segregated hospitals.
A Black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street said he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed.
Young & Successful Black Men: We Are More Than Rappers and Athletes brought activist and author Gregory Smith, entrepreneur Devin Guinn, and educator Taylor Toynes to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library on July 16 for a panel discussion on success. During the event Warren Thornton, founder of the Knowledge Saturdays education program, moderated.
Social activism is coming at a cost for some WNBA players.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is launching a two-prong Neighborhood Patrol Initiative aimed at ending “Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime,” President Charles Steele Jr. announced at the group’s annual convention that concluded Sunday.
African Americans across the nation have been in a constant state of mourning since the murder of Trayvon Martin. To add insult to injury, his killer was found not guilty after stating that he feared for his life, even after testimony that proved the gunman was following the unarmed teenager after being told to stop by a 911 operator. Moreover, the defense attorney struck fear in the hearts of the jury when he asked them how they would feel if there was a Black male in a hoody roaming their neighborhoods.
DURBAN, South Africa - On my first night here to cover the 26th International AIDS Conference, I had dinner with Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, and three other members of our delegation. During the course of our wide-ranging conversation, Wilson mentioned the unusual circumstances under which we had met in 2003.
Can stress be passed on to one’s children?
“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal ... The alternative is not blind repression or capitulation to lawlessness. It is the realization of common opportunities for all within a single society.”
“… Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” – Matthew 25:21
Staying well-hydrated is especially important during the summer months. In addition to normal body functions, higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so consciously replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health.
Neighborhoods plagued by gun violence are often compared to war zones. Whether the comparison is fair or not, the chances that young men who experience trauma in their neighborhood will end up in jail are astronomically high. Studies have shown a high correlation between neighborhood disorder and physical abuse.
Dr. Monica Williams, the new vice president for Advancement at the University of North Texas at Dallas, never lets “no” stop her from achieving her dreams. “I always felt motivated by what people told me I could not do or could not achieve,” she said.
(Open Letter to America from Royce West)
Why are you afraid ... of ME?
A vast portion of Dallas’ unsheltered population were scattered under a small Downtown Dallas bridge as they sought shade from the relentless Texas heat. Large clusters of worn camping tents were spaced out from street to street. July 2 started as a humid Saturday morning with highs reaching near the triple digits, as a few people were down to their last bottle of water.