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“We’re trying to encourage our young men to grow up and act as productive citizens in our environment, and try to give back in scholarship format,” said Jabari Jones

St. Philip’s to offer ‘grocery store’ style food pantry

The St. Philip’s School and Community Center has a mission to enhance the lives of children and families in the South Dallas community and throughout Dallas.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

For the past 15 years, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been a safe haven for women and children facing homelessness with nowhere to turn.

Dying Alone

Why would anyone choose to die alone? – a haunting question that led one young lady on the journey of her life in the stage play, Dying Alone.

Ruben Studdard could be The Biggest Loser

In the decade since Ruben Studdard won the top prize on American Idol, he has garnered great success. He has recorded five albums – with a sixth on the way, toured the world, and has seen his recordings go gold ...

American Promise shines at New York Film Festival

As the New York Film Festival kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional.

Nine Years Under: Coming of age in an urban funeral home

There are many tales and whispers about what happens to the human body after death. What processes are really involved as a mortician prepares a body for viewing and ultimately, burial? Sheri Booker, author of Nine Years Under gives direct ...

Aspire acquires Inside the Game, the nation’s longest-running sports show devoted to HBCUs

ASPiRE, a television network targeted to and celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans, has acquired national cable rights to Inside the Game the nation’s longest-running sports highlights show devoted exclusively to Historically Black Colleges and University’s. Hosted by ESPN ...

Remembering: Four little Birmingham girls

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, following the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963, actors performed a staged reading of Four Little ...

Savvy money tips to share with your teens

Most parents have learned things about money they wish they had known at a younger age. But when it comes to broaching the topic with their own teenagers, about a third would rather talk to them about smoking, drugs and ...

Tulisoma: A community that reads together

“Reading, somehow, seems like a lost art,” said Daezel Mae, a poet who attended the recent Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair kickoff reception at the African American Museum in Fair Park on Aug 30. While speaking in support of her ...

Create budding home updates

Bring the garden inside to add a romantic and softer touch to your home décor. Though real flowers are always a gorgeous addition, they can be costly and, unfortunately, they will expire. Due to their permanent and authentic nature, more ...

Big Boys to Young Men

The teenage years can be one of the most dramatic times a person faces in their lifetime. As young boys make the transition from childhood to manhood, issues such as hormonal changes, self-esteem, self-image, peer pressure, dating and sex can ...

Hunted Like Fair Game

Like many African American mothers, Shanequa Gay was concerned about the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. But what concerned her more was the effect the case would have on the African American community, especially young Black males.

The Butler

It’s about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality told from a Black man’s perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (a.k.a. the film industry) so long to do the right thing?