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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 ...

Aspire acquires Inside the Game, the nation’s longest-running sports show devoted to HBCUs

ASPiRE, a television network targeted to and celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans, has acquired national cable rights to Inside the Game the nation’s longest-running sports highlights show devoted exclusively to Historically Black Colleges and University’s. Hosted by ESPN ...

Remembering: Four little Birmingham girls

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, following the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963, actors performed a staged reading of Four Little ...

Savvy money tips to share with your teens

Most parents have learned things about money they wish they had known at a younger age. But when it comes to broaching the topic with their own teenagers, about a third would rather talk to them about smoking, drugs and ...

Tulisoma: A community that reads together

“Reading, somehow, seems like a lost art,” said Daezel Mae, a poet who attended the recent Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair kickoff reception at the African American Museum in Fair Park on Aug 30. While speaking in support of her ...

Create budding home updates

Bring the garden inside to add a romantic and softer touch to your home décor. Though real flowers are always a gorgeous addition, they can be costly and, unfortunately, they will expire. Due to their permanent and authentic nature, more ...

Big Boys to Young Men

The teenage years can be one of the most dramatic times a person faces in their lifetime. As young boys make the transition from childhood to manhood, issues such as hormonal changes, self-esteem, self-image, peer pressure, dating and sex can ...

Hunted Like Fair Game

Like many African American mothers, Shanequa Gay was concerned about the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. But what concerned her more was the effect the case would have on the African American community, especially young Black males.

The Butler

It’s about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality told from a Black man’s perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (a.k.a. the film industry) so long to do the right thing?

Michelle Obama: Ten things you may not know

What do you really know about Michelle Obama? You might know quite a bit about the woman who will go down in history as one of the most popular first ladies ever, but here are a few things that you ...

A testimony of faith and survival

Sharman Marshall-Burks had been a hard-working single-parent for many years before she married her current husband in 2007. At age 49, she thought being a new bride would be the focus of the new chapter in her life. However, a ...

Francis Ray: The life, work of a best-selling author

In December 1991, Francis Radford Ray was a promising writer wanting to be published. At the same time, Leticia Peoples was also an up-and-coming writer wanting to be published, but neither could find a publisher. Peoples then launched Odyssey Press, ...

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

“I went to go see Kanye and Jay-Z perform,” Kevin Hart announced as he took the stage. “These … had a bunch of fire. I’m about to be the first comedian with some … fire.” Suddenly, fire sprays up along ...

Ebony details Denzel, Pauletta Washington’s marriage

In an industry where love and marriage is as inconstant as the latest box office or Billboard ratings, Denzel and Pauletta Washington have defied the odds.

Historic family reunion

“Hasn’t this park come a very long way?” Gail Terrell, a Dallas Park and Recreation board member for District 8, asked the crowd gathered at the Miller Family Park. The crowd replied with joyous exclamations and applause.