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Dallas ISD “Adaptive Robotics” teams are gearing up to show off their robots and skills during a scrimmage, April 27.

What a difference a director makes at CFPB

In 1959, the late Dinah Washington (1924-1963) won a Grammy Award for her R&B hit song, What a Difference a Day Makes. The song tells the story of how a blossoming romance dramatically changed life – for the better. Its ...

Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say

When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts.

Film showcases Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities – not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to ...

Students meet civil rights activist at first student leadership summit

More than 200 area students learned about leadership and commitment from civil rights activist and attorney Fred Gray during a special event this month at Cedar Valley College.

Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports

This year’s NFL season featured two of America’s pastimes: football and race, with pregame protests dividing fans along color lines and making Sunday afternoons among the most segregated hours in the country.

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 ...