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The Villager hosts evening of stars

Celebrating a milestone of achievement and success is always a glorious moment. May 11 was definitely a night you did not want to miss. Countless Austinites and distinguished dignitaries congregated at the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol for an evening ...

Gay boy scouts, scout leaders make final plea to Boy Scouts of America

On the eve of an historic vote by the Boy Scouts of America to end their decades-long policy banning openly gay scouts from serving in the organization, a gay boy scout and numerous gay scout leaders gathered in Dallas to ...

Run for Your Lives: Zombies invade DFW

Run for Your Lives, a 20-city, zombie-infested 5K obstacle run, will invade the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on June 1. Created by Reed Street Productions, the experience will take participants through a series of 10 to 12 man-made and natural obstacles. ...

SolJazz Festival returns to South Dallas County

Making a return appearance after last year’s success, the SolJazz Festival returns to Southern Dallas County in June. The festival will feature different events almost every day for two weeks straight.

The Underground Beat

“I’d like to request that new song by Webbie,” caller Shakira asked shyly. “This is what I do!” JKruz shouts out on the local KBFB 97.9 radio station. “Oak Cliff, stand up!”

Grill a better, healthier burger this Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, fire up the grill. For many, a cookout isn’t complete without a juicy, delicious hamburger. Even those trying to follow a healthier, natural diet can enjoy this classic summer favorite by using the right ingredients.

Meet the Peeples

A packed theater watched an advanced screening of Tyler Perry’s new movie, Peeples, at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington on May 7. The movie is a comedy based on what happens when an everyday man crashes the Peeples’ annual ...

Can Blacks change the face of the music industry?

Members of the Black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry last week when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till ...

The power of mixing business with passion

A recent addition to the business world is the book titled Passion Power Play. Author LaShonda D. Campbell encourages others to read and apply certain tips in their everyday lives regarding business and passion in order to enjoy a life ...

Revealing the seven secrets of money masters

In today’s financial landscape, there is no shortage of people who claim to be masters at helping us make the most of our money. Do a Google search for “how to invest money” and you’ll get nearly 12 million hits. ...

TBAAL salutes its King

On July 17, 1977, Curtis King founded The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. on his dining room table with a personal investment of $250. For the past 31 years, TBAAL has been the launching pad for artists such ...

Grill potatoes for a unique, healthy side dish

Potatoes are the top food eaten alongside grilled main dishes, according to the NPD Group, so why not put potatoes on the grill too? Try grilling thick potato planks, skewered potato chunks, or colorful halved fingerlings in a zesty rub ...

Top tips to take the guilt out of eating out

Counting calories and carefully choosing every meal doesn’t have to mean you also punish your taste buds – whether dining out or on the go. “When it comes to your diet, the best approach is often a balanced one. Practicing ...

Doing good, making a difference ... all year long

While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long. Unfortunately, giving tends to drop off after the holidays, leaving many organizations with a shortfall of donated goods, ...

You and your money. Get small.

How often do you hear, “We’re in a down economy?” I’d like to give you perspective on this. Is it possible that rather than being in a down economy we are in a forever-changed economy? See, “down” implies “up” and ...