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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 ...

Cooking up a healthy change

Competitive chef Ken Patrick sampled a portion of a meal called The Bird, The Fiesta, The Nest during the Cooking up Change contest held at El Centro College on Feb. 20 and pressed the team of student chefs about seasoning ...

Forum addresses the elephant in the church

“Speaking to the Elephant in the Room: the church's response to the ...isms,” was the lengthy title for a faith-based examination on subjects that have an equally lengthy negative history for many during the Zan W. Holmes Jr. African Heritage ...

Addressing the ‘isms

The Zan W. Holmes Jr.’s African Heritage lecture series kicked off with guest speaker Dr. Theodore Walker Jr. presented “Speaking to the Elephant in the Room: the church's response to the ...isms” at the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, ...

Classroom communiqué across DFW

The annual Lancaster ISD Black History Bowl Competition will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Lancaster High School auditorium, at 200 E. Wintergreen Road in Lancaster.

Key of Gospel Music & Ministry Awards

The Key of Gospel Music & Ministry Awards, hosted by the prestigious TEGMA

TEA lists schools for best practices case studies

On Jan. 12, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the Texas Education Agency has selected Lancaster Elementary School

If Dr. King was a presidential candidate

Lyriq Turner, a fifth-grader at Charles Rice Learning Center, took the top spot in the 24th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition final. She and seven other finalists vied for first place on Jan. 15, at The Majestic Theatre.

Education Briefs

Dallas ISD pledges action in response to demographic report Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dallas ISD trustees discussed a recent demographic report that revealed a slight decrease in student enrollment this year

Houston schools vote to rename schools linked to Confederacy

Texas’ largest school district has joined the national debate over whether communities should cut their ties to the Confederacy by renaming buildings or removing monuments.

The Agony of Defeat: Dallas Cowboys reflect on last 20 years

Twenty years. That’s how long the Dallas Cowboys have gone without winning a Super Bowl.

Holiday concert offers high-energy celebration of talent

It was a magical performance as more than 300 students combined forces to light up the holiday season at the 23rd annual Christmas Kwanzaa concert on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center Naomi Bruton ...

Cuban med school program helps dreams come true

Since Darnna Banks was a little girl she has been focused on one dream – a dream that almost seemed impossible for a little girl growing up in Oak Cliff.

Churches, mosques focus on security

In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as an anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. And the Federal Emergency ...