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Race for Results shows Black children rank last on milestone index

Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially Black children, from reaching their full potential, according to a recent report by the Annie E. Casey ...

Blacks in the world of gaming, fantasy

All-Con, a yearly celebration dedicated to all things nerdy, geeky and open to devotees of animation, fantasy fiction, cosplay, comic books and gaming of all kinds, was held March 13 to 16 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison.

Marshall Barnes: The reality of time travel

Marshall Barnes knows that when he talks about time travel being a reality, it raises eyebrows. He expects doubtful looks and sarcasm. Nevertheless, he discusses the topic with enthusiasm and has an interesting – if not convincing – explanation to ...

The Original Big Mama: Actress Irma P. Hall reflects on 40+ years in drama

“One finger pointing the blame don’t make no impact. But you ball up all them fingers into a fist, and you can strike a mighty blow. This family got to be that fist.” – Big Mama in Soul Food

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