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Capture mood, splendor of the holiday season

As decorations are hung this holiday season in preparation for entertaining family and friends, consider creating ambiance using lighting in the main social rooms of the home, including the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

Young poets ‘slam’ to express themselves

Young poets competed for prizes at Impossible Possibilities’ third annual youth poetry slam on Nov. 9 in the Moudy Auditorium at Texas Christian University.

Sen. Royce West: Children’s Champion

“I believe the children are our future,” Whitney Houston famously sang on her 1986 hit The Greatest Love of All. In the years since the song first hit the charts it would appear that State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, was ...

Minorities still underrepresented in Hollywood?

Hollywood continues to be a bastion of homogeneity where people of color are underrepresented, according to a new study from the University of Southern California at Annenberg.

The Best Man Holiday

Running into old friends often brings up mixed feelings. Fond recollections. Unfinished business. Bad memories. Petty rivalries. Insecurities. Unrequited love.

Top Five Easy Holiday Home Improvement Projects

With the holidays and New Year right around the corner, now is a great time to start sprucing up your home for the arrival of your family and guests. Whether it’s a remodeling project, landscaping upgrade, or an interior renovation, ...

Warning: Subtle racism damages health

“My office says my name, Rachel, on the door. I am the only one who sits in it. People constantly walk in, see me, and say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry … I’m looking for Rachel.’ I’m half Black.”

Fidelity: A love letter

Fidelity, the latest release by gospel artist Desmond Pringle, has been getting quite a bit of deserved attention. Produced by the Grammy Award-winner Cedric Thompson, Fidelity is No. 48 on the gospel Billboard album chart while the single Can’t Even ...

Transcending time ...

“We’re trying to encourage our young men to grow up and act as productive citizens in our environment, and try to give back in scholarship format,” said Jabari Jones

St. Philip’s to offer ‘grocery store’ style food pantry

The St. Philip’s School and Community Center has a mission to enhance the lives of children and families in the South Dallas community and throughout Dallas.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

For the past 15 years, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been a safe haven for women and children facing homelessness with nowhere to turn.

Dying Alone

Why would anyone choose to die alone? – a haunting question that led one young lady on the journey of her life in the stage play, Dying Alone.

Ruben Studdard could be The Biggest Loser

In the decade since Ruben Studdard won the top prize on American Idol, he has garnered great success. He has recorded five albums – with a sixth on the way, toured the world, and has seen his recordings go gold ...

American Promise shines at New York Film Festival

As the New York Film Festival kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional.

Nine Years Under: Coming of age in an urban funeral home

There are many tales and whispers about what happens to the human body after death. What processes are really involved as a mortician prepares a body for viewing and ultimately, burial? Sheri Booker, author of Nine Years Under gives direct ...