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Giving back: Active community assistance

Social responsibility comes in all shapes and sizes, but ultimately it comes down to one common purpose: making the world a better place. From volunteering at local shelters and community centers to feeding those in need at your local food ...

DanceAfrica: Continuing the legacy of Charles ‘Baba Chuck’ Davis

Every year, the DanceAfrica festival starts off each performance with a tribute and libation ceremony from the Council of Elders for those who have passed away, but this year was quite different. DanceAfrica founder Charles “Baba” Davis passed away in ...

Black, Latino consumers targeted most by scammers

Buyers beware: Scammers are on the hunt. In 2016, U.S. consumers lost $744 million dollars through fraud, according to recent data compiled by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s Consumer Fraud Survey also reported that 25.6 million people in this ...

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first Black superhero, the Black Panther.

A young Thurgood Marshall in Connecticut – before Brown v. Board of Education

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre taps into social media

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will bring social media to the main stage in the development of this year’s world premiere by Artistic Director Bridget L. Moore during the Director’s Choice. The series will be held Nov. 3-5. Social media will ...

Black novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘overjoyed’ by MacArthur win

An African American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

Simply savory, fresh meals

Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.

Shemar Moore stars in remake of S.W.A.T.

A dynamic reboot of the action-drama show S.W.A.T. will air next month as Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore combines his star power with executive producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas’ creative talent.

Sankofa Garden Homes: Growing, harvesting cotton and collard greens

This month I will be addressing two crops related to the African American experience: cotton and collard greens. In my first article, the picture reflected that I was growing not only okra, but cotton and collard greens. Since that article, ...

Cooking for the cure

If you love to entertain and want to support a good cause, now you can do both at the same time.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre 2017 Exhibition

“The magic.” That singular phrase was how Ann Williams described the call that dance held for her as a youth, long before she founded the Dallas Black Dance Theatre in 1976. “I really got interested in dance and the arts ...

Emmys slightly more diverse, with political satire

Donald Glover won for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series and for outstanding directing for a comedy series for Atlanta, which he created and which carries his distinctive voice.

Neighborhoods We Called Home

“We’re actually the worst city when it comes to preservation,” Dr. George Keaton Jr. remarked during the Sept. 1 opening of the Neighborhoods We Called Home exhibition at Dallas Heritage Village. The Neighborhoods exhibit, a collaborative venture showcasing the history ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Starting an above-ground garden

Last month, I introduced you the Sankofa Bird image and the Sankofa Adinkra symbol. This month, I would first like to expand on the Sankofa Adinkra symbol above. The reason is that from this point on, the Adinkra symbol will ...