Show Boat boldly exposes racial disparities during Jim Crow era

Show Boat examines through comedy and drama the complexities of love and family – not new territory for musical theater – while adding the element of racial disparity within the Deep South and the cities in the North during the ...

Chef Tre Wilcox stirs up success with fresh concept

You can’t miss Chef Tre Wilcox. Whether it’s his ready-for-NFL build or unforgettable laugh, the James Beard-nominated chef hardly goes unnoticed. Standing out is by design when it comes to TRE Cooking Concepts, the demo kitchen and dining space Wilcox ...

Watch Me Whip: ‘Let’s Dance – The Tour’ 2016 comes to Dallas

Trendy dances such as the Whip/Nae Nae, DLOW Shuffle, Hit Dem Folks and Hit the Quan have not only gone viral on the Internet but can be seen being performed by people of all ages, body types and ethnicities.

App helps lower water bill

When spring rains give way to summer temperatures, limits on lawn watering become a regular fixture in the area; at the same time, very few residents find their water bills to be a welcome message in their mailboxes.

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

While El Nino has delivered on at least part of its anticipated weather swings, it has done little to change the status quo facing the nation’s water supply problem. That’s part of the message behind the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge ...

Black women take center stage at South by Southwest

Amidst the late night concerts, daytime parties, tech unveilings and film screenings, Black women shined in Austin during the 30th annual South by Southwest Festival and Conference. From the first lady of the United States to America’s favorite Thursday night ...

MAPB host Youth Speakout against

Applause and tears surfaced periodically from an emotional audience composed of diverse races, ages and sexes during the inaugural Clinton R. Allen Youth Speakout program held March 19 inside the performance space at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

Simple tips for birthday party success

Whether you’re planning a princess tea party or a superhero birthday bash, the secret to organizing a party your child will treasure is to keep your little one’s interests at the forefront.

Bill Cosby wins temporary delay in lawsuit against him

Bill Cosby marked a small — but only temporary — legal victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This was 24 hours after he marked a legal loss in a different case on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Judge: Janice Dickinson's defamation suit against Bill Cosby to proceed

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson celebrated a judge's ruling Tuesday that will allow her defamation case against legendary entertainer Bill Cosby to move forward.

Katt Williams facing charges for fight with Georgia teen

Entertainer Katt Williams and a teenager have each been charged with disorderly conduct after fighting each other at an apartment complex

Simple tips: Closet makeover

It’s that time of year when you think about getting organized for a fresh new start. But how many times have you thought about finally clearing out your closet, decided it’s just too overwhelming, and simply shut the door only ...

New film recounts Thurgood Marshall’s role in the controversial Greenwich case

The story of a sensational criminal case that rocked Greenwich and southern Connecticut is now being filmed for the big screen.

Helpful tips to keep youth safe during spring break

It’s that time of year again, when the weather warms up and schools close temporarily

Race & beauty: Family of Nina Simone outraged at casting of Zoe Saldana

If there was any doubt about how Nina Simone’s family and fans feel about the upcoming biopic starring Zoe Saldana, recent social media posts make it clear they are not pleased.