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Power of Women: MeToo founder Tarana Burke focuses on survivors

They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke – a name unknown to most people until six months ago – who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual ...

Counseling Corner: Taking control of those end of the school year tests

From elementary through high schools, our children are faced with tests meant to measure just how well the school year has gone. Schools need to know how much of the knowledge that was being handed out all year has managed ...

Refreshing recipes for a healthier Spring

For many, spring is an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life,

The Last O.G.

TBS’ The Last O.G – as in “original gangsta” – starring Tracy Morgan as a man just out of prison and learning his way around a changed world, also holds a lesson in comedy chemistry.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Planting by Good Friday’s moon

When Good Friday, March 30, finally arrived I was filled with great anticipation. As I mentioned last month, many of our ABA – or Africans Who Built America – ancestors used the Farmer’s Almanac to decide when to plant. At ...

Southwest Black Art Show in South Dallas

The Southwest Black Art Show will present original art by artists of African descent, April 6 through 8 at the African American Museum, located in Historic Fair Park at 3536 Grand Ave. SWBAS was founded by artist Frank Frazier, along ...

National Geographic covers race, acknowledges past racist reporting

National Geographic acknowledged March 19 that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

Black Panther puts spotlight on division within the African diaspora

When Jennifer Emejulu went to see Black Panther, the New Jersey resident didn’t feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

Sankofa Gardening Homes: Getting ready for Good Friday

This month, we will we reflect on our ABA – or Africans Who Built America – ancestors who broke the soil to prepare it for the annual spring planting and summer growing seasons.

Black Girl Magic: The magic of A Wrinkle in Time

“Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous, with Black Panther already taking in a billion dollars in global box office receipts and Jordan Peele becoming the first African American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his ...

Kickstart healthy habits in children

When it seems that everyone around you is feeling under the weather, you can be your own best line of defense against getting sick. Help ward off sickness for yourself and your family with these self-care tips that help promote ...

Counseling Corner: Helping a child handle disappointment

Disappointment comes to everyone. As adults we, hopefully, have learned that when people or activities may sometimes let us down, we can keep such things in perspective and find ways to overcome our dashed hopes.

Peele, Bryant and Del Toro win at a more diverse Oscars

A slight sense of change was palpable at the 90th Academy Awards as Hollywood sought to confront the #OscarsSoWhite issues in the post-Harvey Weinstein era and pivot to a vision of a more inclusive film industry.

Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop

It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing ...

Wakanda: African fashion on display at Black Panther shows

The vibrant African fashion of Black Panther was on display at multiplexes around the country Feb. 15 as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster. There were attendees in all-black or black formal attire, but what ...

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