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Kirk awarded first James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award

Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama – the first African American to hold the position – was presented with the inaugural James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award Feb. 25. The ceremony took place during ...

East Texas church holds 100 years of history

For more than 100 years, the Union Missionary Baptist Church has stood proudly at 520 Houston St. in Jefferson, having sustained fires both literal and figurative throughout the tumultuous Reconstruction period following the Civil War.

Fired for Venus Williams remark, ex-commentator sues ESPN

A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Feb. 14 for wrongful termination.

Protesters meet new education secretary as she visits school

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start, when she was confronted by angry protesters during her first visit to a public school.

George Foreman to be inducted into TBSHF

The Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by Dr. Harry Robinson in an effort to honor the achievements by outstanding African American athletes and coaches in Texas.

MLK oratory competition focuses on Ali

The 25th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, established in 1993, is hosted in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage the community to remember and pay tribute to the late civil rights leader’s legacy. The event is ...

Students can DART to DCCCD free

Starting this month, Dallas County Community College District students – whether they are taking credit or continuing education classes – will be able to use their free DART Student GoPass for classes and travel around town.

Dallas ISD to open 10 new collegiate academies

After changing the game this school year by launching seven new collegiate academies and a Pathways to Technology Early College High School, Dallas ISD announced the launch of 10 new district collegiate academies for the 2017–2018 school year.

University of Texas fires Charlie Strong after three seasons

Charlie Strong is done at the University of Texas at Austin

Black and Gold Scholarship Gala

Leadership, mentorship and brotherhood play an essential role in the growth and development of African American communities. The Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held their annual C.C. Russeau Black and Gold Scholarship Gala at the ...

New school to take learning to the streets

Dallas will soon be home to a new and innovative learning environment to ensure that more high school graduates are graduating college-ready.

Discover Dallas ISD Fair to showcase district schools, programs

With more than 159,000 students, the Dallas Independent School District is unquestionably the area’s pre-K-12 education leader. Still, in today’s competitive education market, district officials want to be sure families are aware of the dozens of schools and academic programs ...

African American Educators Hall of Fame

Nominations are open for the 2017 African American Educators Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and dinner is scheduled for April 8 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 800 N. Main St. in Duncanville.

Historic Black church torched, vandalized with ‘Vote Trump’

After 111 years of worship, a historical African American church was set on fire and vandalized with the phrase “Vote Trump.”

Dallas ISD students witness appeals court proceeding

About 300 Dallas Independent School District students attended the “Appealing to the Public” event hosted by the Dallas Bar Association and witnessed real trial court proceedings at the Belo Mansion Sept. 26.

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