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Clippers owner banned from NBA and fined $2.5 million

After Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was sternly denounced for racist comments by a spectrum of individuals, ranging from President Barack Obama to NBA superstar LeBron James, NBA Commissioner Alan Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and banned him from ...

Lutheran group hosts education forum

The Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America will host a “Restorative Justice in Public Education” forum on April 26 at Marriott Quorum Hotel, 14901 Dallas Parkway.

Megacommunities bridge STEM gap

In an effort to address persistent racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the “megacommunity” model of cooperation.

Youth leaders on the cutting edge

Trading in their Saturday morning cartoons and recreational activities, youth participated in lectures and workshops that would expose them to ways to improve themselves and learn about the importance of becoming global scholars and leaders. On April 5, close to ...

Striving for Excellence

Tutors and mentors can have a tremendous impact on a student’s academic success. Carl Dorvil, founder and CEO of Group Excellence, a company that collaborates with schools to offer students tutoring and mentoring, understood this well when he started the ...

The Climb to Victory: Oak Cliff native heads men’s NCAA national championship team

Once again, an Oak Cliff native made history, winning one of the most prestigious trophies in college sports in North Texas on April 7 at AT&T stadium in Arlington.

Suspended from Preschool?

Even before they typically learn to read, African American children – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: discrimination.

Texas students excel at ExxonMobil fair

Nearly 1,100 students from across the state competed last month in the 28th Annual ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings top science-fair winners from across the state to showcase their innovation to win top prizes. The ...

Task force to revitalize the Black community

Rev. R.B. Holmes, a civil rights leader and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is heading up a task force of 40 ministers to undertake a 12-point action plan to revitalize the Black community, taking on ...

John Lewis highlights power of prayer

American politics and American history are virtually indistinguishable at times. A political decision may ignite a social movement, or an activist spirit may grow that, over time, alters the laws of the land.

Family of Champions: Johnson family makes victory a family affair

For Goree Johnson, Dallas ISD assistant athletic director, the basketball court is his family’s sanctuary. Goree, representing District 9-5A, a legendary coach who piloted Kimball High School’s boy’s basketball team to two state championships in 1996 and 1997, witnessed another ...

Flashback: NCAA’s first Black president

From Bob Kurland to Bill Russell, then on to Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Tyler Hansbrough and Andrew Wiggins, the torch continues to be passed in the quest for achieving one of college ...

Home rule: Dallas ISD in tug-of-war battle

A proposal for Dallas Independent School District to become the first home rule charter district in Texas was sparked by frustration at the district’s low academic performance. However, many are divided as to whether or not home rule is a ...

Are Black Students Worse?

A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very little to do with the rate Black students are suspended from school.

Building on a better STEM education for minorities

With a a $31 million investment in Texas Southern University’s current and future STEM students, the university’s Board of Regents, administrators and faculty officially launched the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of it’s Leonard H.O. Spearman Technology Building.