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First masonry training program at RCC

The construction skills masonry course at the Richland College South Dallas Training Center is helping graduates build a better future.

Tavis Smiley hosts town hall to increase college graduation rates

African American students graduate from college at a low rate of 42 percent despite high-rate enrollments, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Former quarterback savors HBCU experience

DeVante Kincade was bouncing around a humid basketball gym in August, wiping sweat from his forehead while trying to sink 3-pointers. With a football. Grambling’s senior quarterback was about to help lead a football practice on hardwood courts after torrential ...

O’Brien says Texans discussed signing Kaepernick

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of last week’s season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson.

Practical ways to promote STEM learning

Demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math careers continues to explode.

Dallas ISD hosts education summits for community

The Dallas Independent School District will launch a planning program to create a strategic and innovative vision for Dallas ISD learning, technology and facilities design. To launch this process, the district will host four education summits and encourages all stakeholders ...

Trailblazing executive on quest to mentor teen girls

Teresa White, the first woman and African American president of Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac U.S., has the knack to inspire. So says Seychelle Hercules, a formerly bashful girl who went on to win Georgia’s Miss Columbus pageant after hearing the ...

Allegations of collusion: Kaepernick files grievance against NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.

State Fair Classic champions battle to stay on top

Last year’s Black National College Champions, the Grambling State Tigers (4-1), met the Prairie View Panthers (2-2) in a SWAC showdown at the State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl Oct. 7. The Tigers were led by North Texas native ...

Prairie View Panthers take a time-out for Lancaster ISD students

Each year, as the State Fair Classic rolls back around, the Prairie View Panthers pick a Dallas County school campus to host their local give back day. For 2017-2018, they chose Lancaster ISD’s Rosa Parks Millbrook Information Systems and Software ...

Don’t talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump’s insult

President Donald Trump struck a nerve with NFL players when he implored team owners to “get that son of a b---- off the field” for protesting during the national anthem. The line drew loud applause at the president’s political rally ...

A Tiger Dynasty: TSU celebrates homecoming

Texas Southern University’s Homecoming 2017, themed Tiger Dynasty - 90 Years, The Reign Continues, will be held Oct. 7 to Oct. 14. The coronation ceremony of Miss TSU Tramauni Brock and Mr. TSU Chad Zeno will be held Saturday and ...

Texas Southern announces preliminary boost in fall enrollment

Texas Southern University announced a preliminary boost in enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester. More than 10,500 students have started class on campus after a late opening to the academic session following Hurricane Harvey.

Get focused: Plan to make productivity a priority

Although there are many reasons to feel stressed in the workplace, productivity is often at the root. After all, productive employees are often perceived as the most valuable employees, and when productivity fails, it tends to put everyone on edge.

Dallas ISD’s mission to save the district – Part Two: The aftermath

Backlash aimed at three African American trustees revealed an unattractive side of local residents after the Aug. 18 Dallas ISD board meeting, when school trustees could not agree on which TRE option to place on an upcoming ballot and all ...

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