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Looking toward the future: Getting youth thinking about their career path

For young minds looking into future career paths, the options are seemingly limitless, with professions to fit every talent and passion.

This Little Light: Hezekiah Walker honored with Torch Award

Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a mega church in Brooklyn, New York.

World’s oldest person dies at age 116

Just days after becoming the world’s oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas. Weaver became the oldest person in the world after the death of a 117-year-old Japanese woman last week, according to records kept by the ...

Black Girls Rock

First lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of Black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

Ben Crump receives Newsmaker of the Year award

Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, said that since the fourth grade, ...

Is there a success formula?

Raamel Mitchell once wondered, could there be a scientific equation for success? Rather than wait for someone else to come up with an answer, Mitchell, the Public Affairs and Citizenship director at Microsoft,

Evolution of Frank Bowling

“In my youth I tend to look at the tragic side of human behavior and try to reflect that in my work,”

On a high note: Follow your fabulous curves!

Sick of seeing size “0” images plastered everywhere, or hearing the word “thin” used as a synonym for pretty?

Financial Fibs: Five lies to stop telling yourself

On the path to credit damage are various fibs people tell themselves to avoid dealing with the hard truth: Humans don’t like change. There’s no shame in the occasional flub, but continuing bad financial behavior only leads to bigger problems ...

Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson stood on the Horchow Auditorium stage inside the Dallas Museum of Art and asked “So, where do I begin?” The writer appeared at the Feb. 22 event Jacqueline Woodson: Dreams Come True in support of her latest book ...

On a high note: Are you ready for your close-up?

Are you ready for your close-up?

Stagger Lee: An African American journey through the post-Reconstruction era

“This is all of our stories,” stated Will Power, the writer of the new musical Stagger Lee, as he addressed audience members during an after-show Stay Late program hosted by the Dallas Theater Center. “It’s a family story and it’s ...

Preserving History: UNT archives TBAAL’s past performances, events and documents

Preserving African American art history is imperative to The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. The mission of the organization is to create and enhance awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African Americans ...

On a high note: God made dirt and the dirt don’t hurt!

No fashion this month. We can do that next time. This month it’s food for the soul.

Caregiver 101: Information you should know before you hire

When looking for the perfect caregiver, many families don’t know where to begin. Though the Internet offers a quick solution for finding caregiver information, it can also be a misleading source.