Arts & Life


F.R.E.E.dom: Juneteenth art exhibit explores emancipation

The Goldmark Cultural Center in Richardson is presenting The Flagrant Rules of Ensued Emancipation (F.R.E.E.), which will run until July 12 in the John H. Milde Gallery, with an artist reception June 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ...

From Plantations to Rap Culture, Black American history explores through the lens of musical resistance

In the book, Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture, Guadeloupean author Pascal Archimède sought to encapsulate this 400-year history through the lens and evolution of Black music – from the fields to the charts.

Cirque de Cuisine: Raymond McCrindle finds culinary success with Cirque du Soleil

For members of Cirque du Soleil, real life is far different from the extravagant one fans might expect. Be it the laborious hours that go into performances and extensive travel or the constantly running to-do list seemingly stacked higher than ...

Paradox of Liberty exhibit draws large crowds, important funding for museum

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty at the African American Museum in Fair Park presents a view of slavery through the lives of the 607 slaves kept at the famous plantation home of Thomas Jefferson,

Becoming book tour features Oprah, Valerie Jarrett and Tracee Ellis Ross among other celebrities

“In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America

DanceAfrica returns as DBDT season opener

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre will kick off its 2018-2019 season in the Dallas Arts District with its 13th annual DanceAfrica – celebrating the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa. As an introduction to the celebration, DBDT will present free ...

Dallas and the arts diaspora

After 150 committee meetings, the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs has drafted a cultural arts plan that will provide a new artistic look to various local neighborhoods and cultural groups.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum tells authentic stories from the movement

In the early morning hours of Jan. 10, 1966, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. was jolted from his sleep as members of the Ku Klux Klan surrounded his house, just north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Veteran designer to receive prestigious award for dedicated to youth, diversity in design

Vernon Lockhart, executive director of Project Osmosis, a nonprofit helping youth pursue careers in design, was honored by AIGA Chicago June 14 for his commitment to diversifying the design industry.

National Memorial Peace and Justice: Lynching memorial and museum draw crowds, tears

Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Apr 26 in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery.

Gifts for every mom this Mother’s Day

From every skinned-up knee when you were small to nearly every celebration throughout life, she is always there. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you. Mothers are strong

Southwest Black Art Show in South Dallas

The Southwest Black Art Show will present original art by artists of African descent, April 6 through 8 at the African American Museum, located in Historic Fair Park at 3536 Grand Ave. SWBAS was founded by artist Frank Frazier, along ...

National Geographic covers race, acknowledges past racist reporting

National Geographic acknowledged March 19 that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

Black Panther puts spotlight on division within the African diaspora

When Jennifer Emejulu went to see Black Panther, the New Jersey resident didn’t feel like wearing any of the traditional Nigerian clothing she routinely wears for family parties.

Image Awards voting open to public for the first time

For the first time in its award show history, voting for the 49th NAACP Image Awards will be open to the public. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite nominees in 36 different categories across film, television ...