NFL athletes offer words of wisdom to male students

Helping young men become leaders of the future was the goal of the second annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium held at DeSoto High School on April 16.

President Wimbish honored, retires

Thirteen years ago, when Dr. Jennifer Wimbish set foot on the campus of Cedar Valley College as its new president, increasing enrollment and becoming an integral partner in the community were only two of many goals and challenges she had ...

2016 Youth Explosion empowers local students

Local youth had an opportunity to display their talents during The Youth Explosion, part of Eta Phi Beta Sorority children’s service program that strives to teach leadership and encourages students K-12 to become productive citizens and adults.

Celebration of praise, Negro spirituals

“We are here today to celebrate the Negro spirituals and recognize the musical legacy of Miss Jowanda E. Jordan,” announced Monya Logan, minister of Worship and Arts at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, as she raised her voice in ...

Hackathon offers real-life coding experience for youth

iCode4Kids hosted its first hackathon for elementary, middle and high school children on April 16 at the AT&T headquarters in Downtown Dallas.

Celebrating excellence in education

For the past 19 years, the partnership between the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Independent School District has allowed many deserving high school seniors to receive scholarships to the colleges of their choice during the annual Excellence ...

Race to Equity: School-to-Prison Pipeline 2016

“What is the school-to- prison pipeline?” Hillary Evans asked during a panel discussion presented by Teach for America and Leadership ISD. The presentation was part of the groups’ ongoing Race to Equity series, held April 7 at the Texas Scottish ...

Mahalia: The Gospel Voice Musical

Andrea Wallace graced the stage as she portrayed Mahalia Jackson and moved the audience to a state of worship and praise. The two-day gospel musical, written and directed by Curtis King, was held at the Clarence Muse Café Theatre on ...

DCCCD administrators receive national awards

Two Dallas County Community College District administrators will be recognized for their achievements and commitment to student success during Phi Theta Kappa’s national conference this month in Maryland.

Reflections of success

“As a parent myself I never encouraged my son to be a part of the arts and when I look back I think, how did I miss the opportunity?” expressed Dr. Cynthia Wilson, Dallas ISD chief of staff, as she ...

Hip-Hop Cowboys presents its spring rodeo

Ride’em cowboy! That was the reaction of the 5,000-plus people that packed and sold out the fifth annual Hip-Hop Cowboys Spring Rodeo at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite on March 19.

Centers offer a second chance to graduate

Teacher Rose Bolden is a staunch advocate for her students who are working toward graduation in the Reconnection Center credit recovery program at J. Leslie Patton Academic Center, the district’s high school for overage students.

Paul Quinn College receives $3.5 million gift

Paul Quinn College announced on Monday that it received a $3.5 million gift from the Harold Simmons Foundation. The college will use $2.5 million to help finance the construction of the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center, the first ...

BuzzFree PROMises: High school students make pledge to remain alcohol, drug free

Underage drinking is the most common form of drug abuse among teenagers in the United States. Over 4,300 teens die each year as a result of excessive alcohol use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2016 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

It was the “Super Bowl” of gospel music … the 2016 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, a celebration of the most renowned artists of gospel music produced by Central City Productions Inc. In its 31st year, comedian Ricky Smiley and actress ...