Stagger Lee: An African American journey through the post-Reconstruction era

“This is all of our stories,” stated Will Power, the writer of the new musical Stagger Lee, as he addressed audience members during an after-show Stay Late program hosted by the Dallas Theater Center. “It’s a family story and it’s ...

Selma: Historic film features the struggle for the right to vote

Through blood, sweat and tears, civil rights leaders fought to bring equality to all and to help Blacks attain the right to vote. The movie Selma features the battle fought by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights ...

Life lessons: Reel-ality television talk

The Real Housewives of Atlanta – (Is your house really a home?) The law seems to be busy in the reality television world and the RHOA is no exception.

Annie, It’s a Hard Knock Life

If you love musicals with a twist of diversity, then today’s version of the popular American musical, Annie, is for you. Annie, It’s a Hard Knock Life, is based off the popular 1982 film, Annie, which was based off the ...

Top Five

Top Five is a romantic comedy, starring, written and directed by Chris Rock. The film features many talented comedians, actors and actresses; including Rosario Dawson, Cedric the Entertainer, Tracy Morgan, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd and many ...

The Color Purple musical

“Now none of us know what the Lord’s got planned for us,” the preacher sang in “Mysteries Ways,” an early number of The Color Purple at The Music Hall at Fair Park on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

Moto Theatre WORKS comes to Dallas

Moto Theatre WORKS, initiated in 2007 in New York City by Kene Holliday, added its second location in Dallas during the spring. It takes pride in making sure all of its actors are well-rounded and extremely encourages literacy.

Dear White People

Racism is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Though somewhere between the Civil Rights Movement and the election of America’s first Black president, a group of people have declared racism to be extinct, there are those ...

Justin Simien: creator of Dear White People

Justin Simien, 31, is a Houston native and movie fan who finds direction and inspiration from directors like Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman. He is also the new, young director who has grabbed the baton that Spike Lee and John ...

Flo Rida celebrates Pop Culture Living

Global music superstar Flo Rida celebrated the launch of his new Pop Culture Living barware and home accessories line at Sushi Couture on Oct. 16.

Aretha Franklin presents A Night to Remember

Royalty paid a visit to Big D Sept. 6 inside the appropriately regal Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Steps of Faith

“Welcome, welcome, welcome,” producer/actress Sharice Henry Chasi called out to the near-capacity audience inside the cavernous Texas Theater during the premiere of the faith-based, locally produced film Steps of Faith on Aug. 16.

Alexander crowned Miss Black USA 2014

Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system.

Iyanla, Sharpton, others recognized by McDonald’s

From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

Saving Michael

In a tiny theater where the front seats and the edge of the stage are only one foot apart, a new playwright, Georgiana Anwuzia, added her voice to the Metroplex’s artistic conversation.