Venus & Mars … the difference between men and women

As act one opens, Venus (Sheran Keyton) and Mars (Robert Rouse) – the hottest male and female artists of the Motown Era – get the call of their life. Bretheren Smith (Jage Bothmann) wants to manage both of them and ...

The evolution of play time, activities

In today’s electronic-driven digital age, youth are defining a new way to play.

Project Plié: Bringing classical ballet to the ‘hood

“So, we’re going to do a beginning ballet class, dancers, and all I need you to do is follow along,” announced the director of the Dallas Black Dance Theater Academy to the company of children before her. “Go ahead and ...

Top chefs take on MegaChef Cook-Off

A few of Dallas’ top chefs showed off their culinary skills at the first MegaChef Cook-Off held during MegaFest at the Dallas Convention Center on Aug. 22. Chef G. Garvin, host of The Food Network’s series, Road Trip with G. ...

War Room filmmakers build on previous successes

Faith-based movies that succeed at the box office shouldn’t be a surprise anymore, but War Room, a Christian family drama about marriage, has proved to be somewhat miraculous.

ManCODE on being a Black man in America

“Define manhood for us from your individual perspective.”

African Amedia: Exhibition of Black life

“The term ‘African Amedia’ is intended to be reminiscent of ‘African American,’” remarked the artist Adu about the name of his exhibition currently on display at the African American Museum. Adu, who envisioned, curated and organized the one-night-only live performance, ...

Christians and online dating

Looking for love? Over half of the U.S. population is single, according to the latest U.S. Census data of 2012. With so many eligible bachelors and bachelorettes available in this modern world, people are trying a variety of ways to ...

FireCode youth forum: ‘Why not now?’

A major aspect of MegaFest are the programs for young people that address their spiritual, educational and entrepreneurial growth. During one such panel discussion entitled FireCode: Why Not Now, digital media producer Julian Mitchell moderated a conversation with a diverse ...

I'm No Fool: Introducing young minds to African culture, history

I’m No Fool! is an original play based on African folklore. Presented by the Roots for Youth African Children’s Theater, the play presented the Yoruba culture of Africa in the English and Yoruba language and took place from Aug. 14 ...

Sharpen students’ minds for back to school

After the first school bell rings, parents may have experienced a sense of déjà vu for the first several weeks of school. That’s because the early part of each new school year is commonly spent reversing the effect of “summer ...

Boosting Child Tax Credit could help reduce poverty

Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

Straight Outta Compton

Warning: This isn’t some chump change Sundance indie movie about the rap group NWA. Nor is it a should-have-gone-straight-to-DVD afterthought about hip-hop culture. This is a full-fledged, big-budget looking homage to the Los Angeles rap scene that smartly, emotionally and ...

Cost-conscious ways to ship packages

From shipping merchandise from business to business to sending a birthday gift to a beloved niece or returning a defective item to a manufacturer, everyone wants their package to arrive on time and in good condition.

Breakfast tips to boost back-to-school success

A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well.