Neighborhoods We Called Home

“We’re actually the worst city when it comes to preservation,” Dr. George Keaton Jr. remarked during the Sept. 1 opening of the Neighborhoods We Called Home exhibition at Dallas Heritage Village. The Neighborhoods exhibit, a collaborative venture showcasing the history ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Starting an above-ground garden

Last month, I introduced you the Sankofa Bird image and the Sankofa Adinkra symbol. This month, I would first like to expand on the Sankofa Adinkra symbol above. The reason is that from this point on, the Adinkra symbol will ...

Through the Storm

Renowned ballerina Lauren Anderson, a Houston native, was supposed to return home on Sunday. But after Hurricane Harvey left the nation’s fourth largest city under water and she was stuck in Helena without her family, she decided to put her ...

Jussie Smollett to host Heroes in the Struggle

The Black AIDS Institute will induct a select group of individuals and organizations that have made commendable heroic contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Black America during its 16th annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards Presentation and Reception. The ...

Queen Sugar stars kick off national initiative

Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Rutina Wesley joined the efforts of the National Park Service to inspire more Black families to visit national parks. Using the tools of history and inclusion, the Find Your Park initiative intended to spark ...

Tulisoma returns to South Dallas

Reading is the foundation of education. And children who learn to love reading generally have better reading comprehension. According to Reading is Fundamental, children who learn to read early have a better chance of overcoming the achievement gap.

The Bodyguard: Stage play highlights famous film, music of Whitney Houston

The musical The Bodyguard could just as easily have been called The Whitney Houston Showcase. The stage presentation – recently part of the Dallas Summer Musicals program and the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth – contains so many of ...

Sankofa Garden Homes: Reaching back, fetching what we left behind

It is with great excitement that I write this first article in what will be a monthly feature: Sankofa Garden Homes.

Girls Trip

Believe all the positive hype you heard about the new comedy blockbuster Girls Trip. It’s a hilarious film filled with comedy, drama and eye candy – perfect to watch with friends or on those days when you’ve been too serious ...

Br'er Cotton: Stage play sparks conversation about race, healing

Last year, tragedy stuck the city when a lone shooter ambushed Dallas police officers after a peaceful march protesting a national epidemic of African Americans killed by police. The shooting led to five deaths and multiple injuries. Although time may ...

Black homeowners struggle as US housing market recovers

Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a three-bedroom home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African American neighborhood in San Francisco over two decades ago.

Stars Align: BET Awards honors the past, present

The 2017 BET Awards hit a nostalgic note Sunday night as it featured two `90s era groups with extended performances of soulful, harmony-laced R&B.

Keep pets safe in summer heat: SPCA of Texas offers pet heat safety tips

Ready or not, the hot weather is here, complete with 90-plus degree temperatures that not only affect people, but also our animal companions. Of course, keeping your pets happy and healthy year-round is of the utmost importance, but be extra ...

Paul Quinn opens farmer’s market to help community

“We have 40 food deserts in Dallas County. It’s absolutely unimaginable that we have communities that don’t have access to food,” said Daron Babcock, founder of Bonton Farms.

Legislation overlooks bill to address pregnancy deaths that hit Blacks disproportionately

Lawmakers in Texas largely failed to take any significant action to address the state’s skyrocketing rate of pregnancy-related deaths just months after researchers found it to be the highest in not only the U.S., but the developed world.