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Empire star Jussie Smollett talks about HIV/AIDS and activism in the Black community

Before he was Jamal Lyon, the sensitive, talented gay son of drug dealer turned music mogul on the hit television show, Empire, Jussie Smollett, was a social activist.

Macy’s helps local charity raise funds, awareness

Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event will be held on Aug. 29 to support local charity fundraising efforts. The one-day charity event began in 2006.

The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial

Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, New York, that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety.

Ringmaster: From child to man in the circus

Dressed sharply in a dazzling gold blazer and armed with a microphone and an infectious smile, Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi’s job is to keep audiences of the UniverSoul Circus excited, engaged and enthusiastic between the numerous acts – and it is ...

Right and Wrong Goes Deeper than Black & White

If the past is always present, a good example may have been the presentation on race and interracial conflicts in two dramatic one-act plays performed by a local theater company last month.

Host an effortless summer soiree

When the weather turns warm, there is much to celebrate and summer parties are in full swing.

A call to heal the Black family

A dark, rain-soaked Father’s Day afternoon in Opportunity Park did not stop neighbors from connecting with neighbors over burgers and smoked sausage during a Tribute to Fathers Community Cookout.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can’t distinguish between them.

Summer Lovefest uplifts Oak Cliff

Police brutality, police-involved shootings and hate crimes against African Americans has inundated the headlines year after year, raising concerns about the community maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Simple steps toward saving money

Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it’s a struggle for many.

Exotic hair boutique opens in Design District

From straight to curly, from short bobs to unbeweavably long, Exotic Hair by Shenia offers an exclusive line of 100 percent virgin hair from different exotic locations around the world. For the past three years, boutique owner Shenia Browne offered ...

Myth of the absent Black dad refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Single fathers fighting for their rights

Stevy Greene claimed he had custody of his 11-year-old son, Omari, for about three years after the child’s mother abandoned the boy and moved to California. Greene also claimed that during the time he had custody of his son he ...

Father’s Day gifts he will cherish

Through the years, he’s always been there to help you along. Show your appreciation for dad with special gifts he would love to receive. Check out these gift ideas to make this Father’s Day one he won’t forget.

Taraji P. Henson on Empire, its success

Taraji P. Henson is on a mission: To take her brand global following the success of Fox’s hit show Empire – and her breakout character Cookie Lyon.

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