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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.

Ford targets HBCU students as part of unique Community Challenge Competition

Are you a student attending a Historically Black College and University who’s interested in giving back to both your community and your university? If so, Ford is inviting you to enter the Ford Community Challenge Competition for Historically Black Colleges ...

The state of Lancaster schools

Lancaster ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland presented the Lancaster ISD State of Schools report at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held Oct. 10 at the Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall. Other Lancaster ISD leaders at the event ...

Southwestern Athletic Conference News and Updates

Prairie View A&M’s 56-48 win over Stephen F. Austin (9/28) was the league’s first victory over a non HBCU Division I FCS team since 2009. The last team from the SWAC to accomplish the feat was Grambling State with a ...

Panthers defeat the Tigers, again

For the third straight year, the Prairie View A&M Panthers defeated the Grambling State Tigers in the annual Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic held in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park on Saturday.

HBCUs must adapt to teach 21st century students

As Historically Black Colleges and Universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Prayer conference on women’s well-being

St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church will sponsor a National Prayer Conference on Saturday, aimed at empowering women to realize emotional and physical health, spiritual growth and financial security. The conference will combine worship and prayer sessions with workshops conducted ...

Off the field: The Dallas Cowboys defensive end sidelined

Defensive End Anthony Spencer was placed on the “Reserved/Injured” list yesterday.

The 50th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing

Hundreds of people Black and White, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the White supremacist Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and ...