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Preserving history: African American churches

A place of worship, a source of strength, a warm refuge from the cold world, church is, and always has been, the nucleus of the community. It is well regarded in the African American community as a place of healing ...

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Professional athletes go from rags-to-riches-back-to-rags – Part II –

There have been so many former professional athletes in the news recently who have gone from rags-to-riches-back-to-rags again that they could form their own reality show.

Lyrical Testimony

The padded pews at Friendship West Baptist Church neared capacity as young and old, decked out in their casual best or their Sunday morning finery, came to enjoy the concert “An Evening of Thanksgiving” on Nov. 22.

Unsportsmanlike conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes

Under its television deal, each Big Ten university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pacific-12’s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will ...

Having access to excellent teachers is civil right

A new study suggests that access to “excellent teachers” should be a civil right and that students should be able to “take legal action” to get better results.

The new Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Two daughters of longtime Dallas educator Dr. Billy Earl Dade joined district officials, parents, students and elected officials on Nov. 8 at the dedication of the new school named in his honor. The new campus combines Pearl C. Anderson Middle ...

Dallas Mavericks Star Vince Carter mentors Dallas youth

Last month, outstanding Dallas area students Dominic Bowie and Charity Garrison thought they were participating in a basketball exercise clinic with their peers, when Mavericks guard Vince Carter, Joseph Braley, manager at Sun Life Regional Group, and Matt Aldridge, Sun ...

It’s elementary: KIPP offers first step in education

Community leaders in Dallas gathered on Oct. 23 to celebrate the opening of KIPP Destiny Elementary, a new public charter school in South Dallas. The school will be located at 3663 Camp Wisdom Road.

Empowered to Win

“I call myself a let-me-get-it-right … sinner,” Minister Sherry Bronson told the crowd gathered for her Empowered to Win fundraiser at Theatre 166 in Carrolton. “When I was living my life for me, in my sin, my sister called me ...

Dallas ISD teacher evaluation proposal

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles informed educators, parents and community stakeholders about the district’s proposal for a new teacher evaluation system, named the Teacher Excellence Initiative, on Nov. 12 at the African American Museum.

Grambling State to pay Jackson State for lost revenue

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Nov. 13 that it plans to assist Jackson State University with an undisclosed amount as a result of its lost home contest with Grambling State last month.

Dwayne Harris hosts Kidd’s Kids Ultimate Fan Experience

If you keep hearing the name Dwayne Harris more often this NFL football season, it’s because the wide receiver and return specialist for the Dallas Cowboys is having his best season yet in his three-year NFL career.

Nas introduces Hip-Hop Fellowship

Legendary hip-hop lyricist and poet Nas has been chosen to become the face of a new Hip-Hop Fellowship that was founded and developed at Harvard University earlier this year. The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship is a new program that was ...

Lil TerRio promotes staying in school

Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would be from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw – also known as Lil TerRio – has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his ...

Dumping ‘at risk’ and other negative labels

Although most of today’s headlines focus on Black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by Black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.