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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 ...

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 ...