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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 ...

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.