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Obama signs ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

No one had seen President Barack Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young Black men.

Local museums team up to bring masterpieces onto Google Art Project

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art along with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced last week that they are adding a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The project ...

Fruitvale Station screening, discussion on race and class

The injustices that affect children residing in low-income neighborhoods was the topic of discussion during a free public screening of the film Fruitvale Station, on Feb. 3 at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.

Masked ball benefit for Black students

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It’s a phrase and cultural axiom in which many are familiar.

A new chapter at TBAAL

“You know, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be,” Jiles King remarked as he discussed his return to Texas in October to accept the position of chief executive director of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters ...

African hunt promotes equality for Brotherhood

A communal campfire and the echoes of the great outdoors were replaced by a candle-lit steak dinner and tunes spun by a local DJ, as hunters swapped stories during the National Brotherhood of Hunters banquet held Jan. 11.

Tamela Mann rocks music charts

Tamela Mann, acclaimed gospel singer and actress, ended 2013 with a bang by securing top spots on Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts with her fourth and bestselling album, Best Days. Dominating the gospel genre, she received four number one positions including ...

More than Girl Scout Cookie sales

“Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character in order to make the world a better place,” said Colleen Walker, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. “We are the largest leadership development organization for girls in ...

Musicians’ association luncheon to help support Blacks in music

The Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, an affiliate of the National Association of Negro Musicians founded 1919, serves to increase the awareness of the talents and contributions of African Americans in Dallas and around the world: from preserving the legacy of ...

Rebuilding Oak Cliff one house at a time

As Dallas County continues to revitalize its southern communities,

Mandela Movie Mania

Last month, iconic figure Nelson Mandela was laid to rest at the age of 95 and was remembered as a champion for human rights. After being imprisoned for 27 years

The Height of Fashion

Being 6 feet 1 inch, Lameka Weeks was tired of not finding clothes that fit. She barely had enough properly sized clothes in her closet. As a corporate professional, she had an even harder time obtaining business attire. Thus, she ...

Rock'n Christmas Gifts

Terry Stott’s classes at Dallas ISD’s Multiple Careers Magnet Center produced one-of-a-kind wooden rocking horses, reindeer and airplanes for several years to donate to charities. In the past few years, they have added rocking airplanes to the donation.

Black Nativity celebrates the birth of Christ

Going on its 20th season, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes was directed by Ed Smith. It was a confluence of a Broadway musical, a church service, a spoken-word lounge, a modern Christmas party and a depiction of difficult times for ...

Easy award-winning recipes make holidays delightful

Whether needed for an impromptu brunch, a gift-giving occasion or just a snack for the family, delicious baked goods are essential during the holidays. After all, you never know who might stop by.