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Families are Forever: Eighty Dallas County children join forever families

For the Paige family, Nov. 19 represented the final step in transforming their single-child family into a safe and caring environment for five brothers – under the age of 14 – who could no longer live with their birth parents.

Technology meets history at DBDT

An innovative use of technology makes history for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre during its 40th anniversary season:

Ways to find inspiration

When a significant goal or challenge stands before you, it may be tough to envision the finish line. Finding and drawing on what motivates and inspires you will make the journey toward that successful finish line more pleasant, and your ...

Birds of Paradise lands in Downtown Dallas museum

The exhibition Birds of Paradise may provide families with a new option when it comes to family-friendly scientific activities, according to one academic – no video games or online streaming needed.

DanceAfrica: DBDT celebrates 40 years with cultural performances

“Ashe. Ashe,” yelled the DanceAfrica Festival audience members.

Stages of Struggle, Celebrations

Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theater in Texas examines African American theater across the state, from plantation shows of the 19th century to the present, while presenting the playwrights, lyricists and arts organizations who have ...

Serenity of a Woman

Dallas County had the highest per capita female murder rate amongst domestic violence cases, according to a study from the Texas Council of Family Violence in 2014.

A Few Good Men offers fatherly advice

According to a Census Bureau study, close to 50 percent of Black children live in a single-mother home without their father, 4.3 percent of live in single-father homes, and 36.6 percent live in homes with both their mother and father. ...

The future of Southwest Center Mall

After a year under new management, plans are being put into action to turn Southwest Center Mall, formerly known as Red Bird Mall, back into one of the biggest Southern Dallas retail staples.

International fashion show features African trends, benefits children in Africa

Designers from around the globe unveiled their Fall 2016 Fusion Collections for men and women during the Dallas International Fashion Show at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Sept. 4. The event, a collaboration between the city,

DuVernay conquers the small screen with Queen Sugar

The new family drama Queen Sugar follows three estranged siblings in a rural Louisiana town as they struggle to make sense of their lives while preserving a family legacy: a failing sugar-cane farm.

Book review: He Calls Her Blue

He Calls Her Blue, the debut novel from Sheryl Grace, is a coming-of-age drama that shows no fear when facing the darkest themes

Youth summit focuses on strength in diversity

For the past 13 years, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, has hosted the Youth Summit And Diversity Dialogue for one simple reason. “I grew up America, Black.”

Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

Beat the heat, stay hydrated this summer

It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned – with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially ...

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