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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Steve Harvey's National Mentoring Camp: Preparing young men for success, life

They came from cities all across the United States to a ranch just outside of Dallas for a life-changing experience. All of them shared similar stories: having a missing father in their lives and growing up with a single female ...

Paleontologists from Dallas uncover juvenile specimen

Paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Science and Nature in Dallas have uncovered a juvenile specimen in the same ground 20 months after announcing the discovery of a new Alaskan species called the Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum.

Real Men Cook Dallas celebrates fathers, family

On Father’s Day, Real Men Cook Dallas, a non-profit organization that honors fathers through various types of events, hosted their 24th annual celebration at Gilley’s Southside Music Center. Many chefs, fathers, sons, tasters, performers and other non-profit organizations came together ...

The Villager hosts evening of stars

Celebrating a milestone of achievement and success is always a glorious moment. May 11 was definitely a night you did not want to miss. Countless Austinites and distinguished dignitaries congregated at the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol for an evening ...

Run for Your Lives: Zombies invade DFW

Run for Your Lives, a 20-city, zombie-infested 5K obstacle run, will invade the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on June 1. Created by Reed Street Productions, the experience will take participants through a series of 10 to 12 man-made and natural obstacles. ...

SolJazz Festival returns to South Dallas County

Making a return appearance after last year’s success, the SolJazz Festival returns to Southern Dallas County in June. The festival will feature different events almost every day for two weeks straight.

The power of mixing business with passion

A recent addition to the business world is the book titled Passion Power Play. Author LaShonda D. Campbell encourages others to read and apply certain tips in their everyday lives regarding business and passion in order to enjoy a life ...

Revealing the seven secrets of money masters

In today’s financial landscape, there is no shortage of people who claim to be masters at helping us make the most of our money. Do a Google search for “how to invest money” and you’ll get nearly 12 million hits. ...

TBAAL salutes its King

On July 17, 1977, Curtis King founded The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. on his dining room table with a personal investment of $250. For the past 31 years, TBAAL has been the launching pad for artists such ...