Arts & Life


Arts of Africa: Redesigned Arts of Africa reopens at DMA

A sense of pride seemed to ring within her voice when Dr. Roslyn Walker spoke about the redesigned Arts of Africa gallery housing the African artifacts inside the Dallas Museum of Art.

Top chefs take on MegaChef Cook-Off

A few of Dallas’ top chefs showed off their culinary skills at the first MegaChef Cook-Off held during MegaFest at the Dallas Convention Center on Aug. 22. Chef G. Garvin, host of The Food Network’s series, Road Trip with G. ...

African Amedia: Exhibition of Black life

“The term ‘African Amedia’ is intended to be reminiscent of ‘African American,’” remarked the artist Adu about the name of his exhibition currently on display at the African American Museum. Adu, who envisioned, curated and organized the one-night-only live performance, ...

Little Girl Dreams: A dancer’s journey from an orphanage to center stage

The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince’s life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine.

The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial

Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, New York, that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety.

Exotic hair boutique opens in Design District

From straight to curly, from short bobs to unbeweavably long, Exotic Hair by Shenia offers an exclusive line of 100 percent virgin hair from different exotic locations around the world. For the past three years, boutique owner Shenia Browne offered ...

Transform your outside space into a party place

Creating a perfect outdoor oasis – the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining – requires careful planning for the entire space. While the arrival of spring is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape elements, don’t ...

Lyrical prose: Justus on the Expressway

“Lock in tight, live for the fight, clamp down on life, and just ride,” wrote Justus Le'Derrick Clark as part of his latest endeavor.

Black Girls Rock

First lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of Black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

Ben Crump receives Newsmaker of the Year award

Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, said that since the fourth grade, ...

Evolution of Frank Bowling

“In my youth I tend to look at the tragic side of human behavior and try to reflect that in my work,”

Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson stood on the Horchow Auditorium stage inside the Dallas Museum of Art and asked “So, where do I begin?” The writer appeared at the Feb. 22 event Jacqueline Woodson: Dreams Come True in support of her latest book ...

Preserving History: UNT archives TBAAL’s past performances, events and documents

Preserving African American art history is imperative to The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. The mission of the organization is to create and enhance awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African Americans ...

Diagnosed with cancer – What’s next?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock, for the person who is diagnosed as well as family and friends. It can be challenging to know the right questions to ask, or how to get the right information heading ...

Art Smith: Historic art collection of an African American jeweler

“From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith” is an exhibition of striking necklaces, rings and bracelets created by African American designer Art Smith.