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The 15th annual Fort Worth Poetry Slam

The 15th annual Fort Worth Poetry Slam, hosted by Fort Worth Grand Slam champion and two-time National Slam semi-finalist Chuck Jackson, took place at The Dock Bookshop on Jan 26.

‘A Piece of My Soul’ exhibits Black traditions

“We’re trying to encompass something a little bit different for Black History Month,”

Taye Diggs’ Mixed Me! at KidFilm festival

Children of all ages along with their parents filled the Angelika Film Center on Jan. 23 for the 32nd Annual Kid Film Festival. As part of the USA Film Festival, the two-day festival is the oldest and largest children’s film ...

Dancing Beyond Borders

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present its Dancing Beyond Borders series, with highlights of their season and works by international and national choreographers on March 4 and March 10 in Richardson and Fort Worth.

Cultural awareness through music, dance

Internationally renowned choreographers, Bridget L. Moore and Katricia Eaglin, will premier their work during The Dallas Black Dance Theater’s annual Cultural Awareness Series. The series will be held Feb. 19 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 ...

Child Genius: Chancellor Gary joins battle of the brainiest youth

Memorizing the shapes of the countries of Africa, solving complex math problems, learning to spell words such as “adscititious,” and having to study for 12 hours every day may cause some people to get a headache.

Tips for better financial health

As the calendar turns over a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances.

SAG Awards, Sundance more diverse

Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that has plagued the Oscars.

The Sound of Freedom

The sound of freedom rang out from the stage of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during the 33rd annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on the evening of Jan. 17.

Millennial Barbie: New diverse appearance

Barbie recently had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable.

Children’s book depicts happy slaves

Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.

Buttons as contemporary art

There’s no denying buttons are an important clothing item, but can they rise to the level of art?

Picking Up the Pieces: Tracy Morgan: Back from the edge, returning to stand-up

A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehab. That’s no laughing matter.

The Oscars Blackout - Black Hollywood reacts to lack of diversity among Oscar nominations

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood’s “best and Whitest,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled yet another all-White slate of acting nominees on Jan. 14, prompting a dismayed revival ...

Faith, Forgiveness: The importance of letting go of bitterness

Longtime legendary television journalist Merri Dee of Chicago knows what it’s like to overcome adversity. Having survived child abuse and homelessness as a teenager, she had no idea that the battle of her life was still ahead.