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Francis Ray: The life, work of a best-selling author

In December 1991, Francis Radford Ray was a promising writer wanting to be published. At the same time, Leticia Peoples was also an up-and-coming writer wanting to be published, but neither could find a publisher. Peoples then launched Odyssey Press, ...

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

“I went to go see Kanye and Jay-Z perform,” Kevin Hart announced as he took the stage. “These … had a bunch of fire. I’m about to be the first comedian with some … fire.” Suddenly, fire sprays up along ...

Ebony details Denzel, Pauletta Washington’s marriage

In an industry where love and marriage is as inconstant as the latest box office or Billboard ratings, Denzel and Pauletta Washington have defied the odds.

Historic family reunion

“Hasn’t this park come a very long way?” Gail Terrell, a Dallas Park and Recreation board member for District 8, asked the crowd gathered at the Miller Family Park. The crowd replied with joyous exclamations and applause.

Celebrities host freestyle battle of aspiring Dallas MCs

Ice Cube, Bun B, and DJ Drama were the judges of a freestyle battle between aspiring Dallas-area MCs, Beach Boy and D. Green on June 13 at the AT&T Plaza of the American Airlines Center.

Motown Motown: The Musical

There was a little bit of Detroit in Big D inside the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, Friday and Saturday. The Summer Youth Arts Institute, in conjunction with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, brought the TBAAL season finale ...

Growing Hatcher Gardens

“This is a wonderful day for this district,” said District 7 Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis during the June 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the Hatcher Gardens development. “Especially the South Dallas/Fair Park area.”

Steve Harvey's National Mentoring Camp: Preparing young men for success, life

They came from cities all across the United States to a ranch just outside of Dallas for a life-changing experience. All of them shared similar stories: having a missing father in their lives and growing up with a single female ...

Paleontologists from Dallas uncover juvenile specimen

Paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Science and Nature in Dallas have uncovered a juvenile specimen in the same ground 20 months after announcing the discovery of a new Alaskan species called the Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum.

Real Men Cook Dallas celebrates fathers, family

On Father’s Day, Real Men Cook Dallas, a non-profit organization that honors fathers through various types of events, hosted their 24th annual celebration at Gilley’s Southside Music Center. Many chefs, fathers, sons, tasters, performers and other non-profit organizations came together ...

Apollo honors Chaka Kahn

The legendary lady of funk and soul Chaka Kahn was recently inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business.

Some like it hot: Nutritious, delicious homegrown tomatoes

Some tomato varieties can ride the heat wave with you, setting fruit even as the temperature rises. Below are some basic terms, tips, and types and a list of heat-set tomato varieties that like it hot.

Cicely Tyson wins a Tony

Cicely Tyson, who returned to Broadway this season for the first time in 30 years, took home the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.

Saving the American dream

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America will host a free homeowner and homebuyer event Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Ft. Worth Convention Center, located at 1201 Houston St. The purpose for the event is ...

Reunited returns to the big screen

Relationships can be one of the most complicated aspects of human life. As part of the puzzle that makes up a human, dating can have several intricate pieces in and of itself.