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Iyanla, Sharpton, others recognized by McDonald’s

From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

Battle on the Dance Floor: Hip-hop festival builds dreams, brings unity

The All Styles and BBoy/BGirl Battles brought dancers from cities throughout Texas and Oklahoma to the Power House of Dance studio at 12300 Inwood Road on the last weekend of July.

The family values that shaped a King

Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. touched many hearts and changed the course of American history as he stood before thousands at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his unforgettable I Have a Dream speech.

A Community that Gardens together … Grows together

Nature offers man its most valuable resources – soil, water and air. Combined with proper care, they can transform into a bountiful field with enough fruit and vegetables to sustain a community. Maintaining such a field can provide an opportunity ...

Summer cooking for tech-savvy chefs

Texas is known for its barbecues because nothing is deeper to the heart of a Texan than beef, chicken or pork cooked on an open flame – especially during the summer.

Aging out: Fear, finances and exploitation

In a recent survey about aging, people reported their greatest fear as losing their independence and having others make decisions for them.

Color.Colour.Colores.

Fashion, the Internet, inspiration and commerce were all united at the South Dallas Cultural Center on June 26. Inside the Arthello Beck Gallery, the program Color.Colour.Colores took aim at getting local designers, photographers and entrepreneurs from the concept of their ...

How to be a Gentleman

Growing up isn’t easy, especially for the many young Black men living without positive male role models.

Mardi Gras Nights supports West Dallas center

Despite its recent changes, the West Dallas Community Center said it’s ready to continue the mission of strengthening West Dallas neighborhoods.

Saving Michael

In a tiny theater where the front seats and the edge of the stage are only one foot apart, a new playwright, Georgiana Anwuzia, added her voice to the Metroplex’s artistic conversation.

Future of Fair Park to highlight Black culture

“The mayor and I have some great news to tell you together,” Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis told the crowd gathered at the front gate of Fair Park. “I think this is a wonderful occasion.”

Building healthy bonds between dads, children

For many adults, the times spent with their fathers are among their most treasured memories. However, today as many as 1 in 3 children in America live in a home where a biological father is not present.

Obama’s Promise Zones: Only one is majority-Black

Despite the disproportionate impact of poverty found in African American communities, only one of President Barack Obama’s “Promise Zones,” is majority-Black, according to a new report.

African American men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised ...

The Road to Essence Festival 2014

“Dallas, make some noise,” Sevyn Streeter urged the crowd gathered before her in front of The Road to Essence Festival performance stage. As the audience roared in response, the beat dropped and Streeter began to dance, then sing, giving everyone ...