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Cicely Tyson honored at South Dallas school

The portrayal of African Americans in television and movies has always been instrumental in shaping the household of Black families. From Hattie McDaniels to Viola Davis, positive representation of Black Americans has been a long-standing fight against stereotypical roles.

Art with pig in police uniform removed from Capitol Hill wall

A Republican lawmaker removed a high school student’s painting from a Capitol Hill display Friday because it shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at African American protesters. The image was inspired by the shooting and protests ...

Last Night in Black History

Connecting past and present will be the theme of the upcoming Last Night in Black History, according to Stevie J. Downer, executive producer of Top Knotch Officials. “The event is a theatrical, educational event, so we are wanting to showcase ...

DBDT’s seventh annual Cultural Awareness Series

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will commemorate its 40th anniversary season during its seventh annual Cultural Awareness Series. The series will be held Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, ...

Make Gifts Personal with DIY Labels

After spending hours scouring stores for the perfect gift for each person on your list, the last thing you want to do is bury your thoughtful gesture in generic wrapping. Fortunately, with the right tools and a little creativity, you ...

Three Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping

After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it's only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Luckily, elaborate wrapping doesn't have to be pricey - you can easily find ways to perfect and personalize ...

Technology meets history at DBDT

An innovative use of technology makes history for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre during its 40th anniversary season:

DanceAfrica: DBDT celebrates 40 years with cultural performances

“Ashe. Ashe,” yelled the DanceAfrica Festival audience members.

Stages of Struggle, Celebrations

Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theater in Texas examines African American theater across the state, from plantation shows of the 19th century to the present, while presenting the playwrights, lyricists and arts organizations who have ...

A Few Good Men offers fatherly advice

According to a Census Bureau study, close to 50 percent of Black children live in a single-mother home without their father, 4.3 percent of live in single-father homes, and 36.6 percent live in homes with both their mother and father. ...

International fashion show features African trends, benefits children in Africa

Designers from around the globe unveiled their Fall 2016 Fusion Collections for men and women during the Dallas International Fashion Show at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Sept. 4. The event, a collaboration between the city,

DuVernay conquers the small screen with Queen Sugar

The new family drama Queen Sugar follows three estranged siblings in a rural Louisiana town as they struggle to make sense of their lives while preserving a family legacy: a failing sugar-cane farm.

Book review: He Calls Her Blue

He Calls Her Blue, the debut novel from Sheryl Grace, is a coming-of-age drama that shows no fear when facing the darkest themes

Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery, July 27, in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable ...

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