Spike Lee accepts honorary Oscar

Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it’s easier for a Black person to become president of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.

Diversifying drama on DFW stages

Theater is perhaps Dallas’ most undervalued cultural expression. It is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. Yet, in a city with districts lined with a number of galleries, museums and dance companies, theaters struggle to maintain their relevance. The ...

A complete Thanksgiving dinner made easy

Food. Friends. Family. Football.

Comfort foods get a boost with superfruit

With cold and flu season knocking on the door, it’s time to start preparing your immune system to battle not only that pesky cold, but other chronic diseases as well.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House

Students, colleagues, friends and family of Kathlyn Joy Gilliam gathered together at 3817 Wendelkin St. on Oct. 16 for the unveiling of The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam House and the commemorative celebration of her 85th birthday. The mistress of the landmark ...

Carter High, the movie, sheds light on true story

High school football is king in Texas. The passion, joy and popularity of the game can be felt Friday nights during the fall at high school venues and stadiums around the state as fans support their teams during the games.

Arts of Africa: Redesigned Arts of Africa reopens at DMA

A sense of pride seemed to ring within her voice when Dr. Roslyn Walker spoke about the redesigned Arts of Africa gallery housing the African artifacts inside the Dallas Museum of Art.

Teen moms find solace at Alley’s House

Dallas County has one of the highest teen births in the state of Texas and the highest rate of repeat teen births. Furthermore, the United States has the highest number of teen pregnancies and teen births in the industrialized world, ...

Jay Z testifies in dispute over his hit song Big Pimpin’

Jay Z told a jury Oct. 14 that he believes he has a valid license to use Arabic music featured on his 1999 hit Big Pimpin’ that is now the subject of a copyright infringement trial.

Erykah Badu to perform Live Nudity

“I think that art is a vessel that creates dialogue, and I hope it inspires the youth to move,” said Erykah Badu about the potential impact of her upcoming stage work, Live Nudity.

Eddie Murphy earns top U.S. prize for comedy at Kennedy Center

A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall honored Eddie Murphy as an “American icon.”

Trends of Black abortion: Getting to the heart of the matter

While the number of abortions and abortion clinics continues to decline across the country, African Americans still make up approximately 30 percent of the abortion rate, according to a study released last year by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a worldwide ...

Black artists: Making waves at the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary.

Go green: Making snack time count

During this busy time of year, it’s easy to let nutrition slide. That’s why it’s important to have healthy snacks ready to take with you so you can keep your energy up while you’re on the go.

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium

The Cadillac Escalade has reached cult status. No other reason explains why the body on frame, three-row sport utility’s global sales were up by almost 70 percent through July.