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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.

Sex trafficking and our children

This year, there were 1,570 calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline and 499 human trafficking cases reported in Texas, according to the Hotline’s website. Out of 499 trafficking cases in the state, 340 are related to sex trafficking and ...

With Love, film reveals how secrets can hurt the family

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Group discusses resident/police relations and making it home safely

Police brutality is an ongoing social topic that hits close to home, especially for local residents who have lost loved ones during an altercation with a police officer. To help bring the community together to discuss these issues, Paul Quinn ...

Take Precautions to Be Safe this Holiday Season

Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your family, friends and home. The holidays bring an elevated risk for fires and burns, and many Americans may ...

Tasty Tips for a Healthier Holiday

The holiday season evokes thoughts of delicious, hearty and festive meals

Make Gifts Personal with DIY Labels

After spending hours scouring stores for the perfect gift for each person on your list, the last thing you want to do is bury your thoughtful gesture in generic wrapping. Fortunately, with the right tools and a little creativity, you ...