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Historic club continues ‘beautiful’ mission

Some of the most common things Blacks enjoy today, that are taken for granted, are things that African American communities were denied just 50 to 60 years ago. During that time, African Americans banned together to form groups within their ...

Author traces family back to 18th century

It all began with two documents. The first, said Lonnie R. Bunkley, author of Journey to Freedom, was an accounting of a slave who had been legally beaten to death in Alabama.

Blacks in the world of gaming, fantasy

All-Con, a yearly celebration dedicated to all things nerdy, geeky and open to devotees of animation, fantasy fiction, cosplay, comic books and gaming of all kinds, was held March 13 to 16 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison.

Marshall Barnes: The reality of time travel

Marshall Barnes knows that when he talks about time travel being a reality, it raises eyebrows. He expects doubtful looks and sarcasm. Nevertheless, he discusses the topic with enthusiasm and has an interesting – if not convincing – explanation to ...

Obama signs ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

No one had seen President Barack Obama more emotional than last week when he announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young Black men.

Local museums team up to bring masterpieces onto Google Art Project

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art along with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced last week that they are adding a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The project ...

Masked ball benefit for Black students

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It’s a phrase and cultural axiom in which many are familiar.

African hunt promotes equality for Brotherhood

A communal campfire and the echoes of the great outdoors were replaced by a candle-lit steak dinner and tunes spun by a local DJ, as hunters swapped stories during the National Brotherhood of Hunters banquet held Jan. 11.

Musicians’ association luncheon to help support Blacks in music

The Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association, an affiliate of the National Association of Negro Musicians founded 1919, serves to increase the awareness of the talents and contributions of African Americans in Dallas and around the world: from preserving the legacy of ...

The Height of Fashion

Being 6 feet 1 inch, Lameka Weeks was tired of not finding clothes that fit. She barely had enough properly sized clothes in her closet. As a corporate professional, she had an even harder time obtaining business attire. Thus, she ...

Rock'n Christmas Gifts

Terry Stott’s classes at Dallas ISD’s Multiple Careers Magnet Center produced one-of-a-kind wooden rocking horses, reindeer and airplanes for several years to donate to charities. In the past few years, they have added rocking airplanes to the donation.

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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