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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.

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday.

The Wereth Eleven remembers Black soldiers

For decades, their story was untold, but now the Wereth Eleven are becoming known.

Art with pig in police uniform removed from Capitol Hill wall

A Republican lawmaker removed a high school student’s painting from a Capitol Hill display Friday because it shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at African American protesters. The image was inspired by the shooting and protests ...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. That in fact it may be necessary to encounter defeat so we can know who the hell we are. What can we overcome? What makes us stumble and fall ...

Jenkins and Chazelle to make Oscars history as first Black/youngest ‘best director’

At the forefront of this year’s Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Barry Jenkins, the 37-year-old writer-director of Moonlight, and Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind La La Land. The combined ...

Last Night in Black History

Connecting past and present will be the theme of the upcoming Last Night in Black History, according to Stevie J. Downer, executive producer of Top Knotch Officials. “The event is a theatrical, educational event, so we are wanting to showcase ...

DBDT’s seventh annual Cultural Awareness Series

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will commemorate its 40th anniversary season during its seventh annual Cultural Awareness Series. The series will be held Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, ...

City to host Olympic-style Senior Games

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is inviting senior citizens to challenge themselves and strive to be more physically active by participating in the 2017 Dallas Senior Games. The Olympic-style competition, open to all athletes age 50 years old or ...

Find better balance for family meals this year

This New Year, set a realistic resolution to take time to sit down with your family and eat balanced meals together. A few simple solutions and a dash of inspiration are all you need to set the tone for a ...

Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African American Women

Hidden Figures is a drama that reveals an important part of American history as it focuses on the historic achievements of three African American women – scientist Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji Henson),

Five ways to protect your family in 2017

Protecting your family and loved ones is one of your most important responsibilities. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that ...

Tips for a clear path to financial fitness in 2017

If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you’re not alone.

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