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Legislation overlooks bill to address pregnancy deaths that hit Blacks disproportionately

Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.

Former NFL star talks on raising autistic twins

Curt Warner dodged the questions for years.

Festival shows how fitness can be fun

Among American children, the obesity rate has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 1 in 5 children age 6 to 19 are obese – the highest rate being among Hispanics ...

Mentoring Black males toward a successful future

“Today, I pledge allegiance to the best possible me. No matter how good I am, I know I can do better,” yelled the young boys of the Project M.A.L.E. initiative as they recited their creed during their rite of passage. ...

Evie offers alternatives to grow fresh food at home

Food deserts exist across the city, especially in the Southern Sector. Half of South Dallas is labeled a food desert, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2011 report.

Tiny houses provide big solutions

Saving money, improving the environment and the emotional wounds of combat; these were just some of the motivators among the individuals who decided that joining the growing tiny house movement was the right choice for them.

Book reveals 20 women’s untold stories of triumph

“I went through some trials as we all do, business and personally,”

Hidden Figures author setting next book in Baltimore

The author of Hidden Figures is setting her next book around two prominent African American households in mid-20th century Baltimore.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“What can I say about this company?” asked Charles Santos, executive/artistic director of Texas International Theatrical Arts Society, as he introduced The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Winspear Opera House audience March 31 for the first of a ...

Spring forward: An original farm-to-table spread

With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to turn the clocks forward and say “so long” to winter and “hello” to longer spring days.

African American Read-In educates youth, celebrates Black history

African American Read-Ins were held at Black-owned McDonald’s restaurants last month in honor of Black History Month.

Musical legacy of rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven, died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area ...

Passing Strange: Youth's intense journey to find The Real

Passing Strange is an intensely spiritual and expressive coming of age story with an audience-participation multimedia explosion of incense, guitar jams and philosophical complexities. The Broadway rock musical by Tony Award winner Stew and his creative partner Heidi Rodewald made ...

Cicely Tyson honored at South Dallas school

The portrayal of African Americans in television and movies has always been instrumental in shaping the household of Black families. From Hattie McDaniels to Viola Davis, positive representation of Black Americans has been a long-standing fight against stereotypical roles.

The Trinity River Plays

This spring, Soul Rep Theatre will conclude the final leg of their 10/20 Anniversary season of plays with Trinity River Plays, a work from celebrated actress, playwright and Dallas native Regina Taylor.

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