Young poets competed for prizes at Impossible Possibilities’ third annual youth poetry slam on Nov. 9 in the Moudy Auditorium at Texas Christian University.
Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles informed educators, parents and community stakeholders about the district’s proposal for a new teacher evaluation system, named the Teacher Excellence Initiative, on Nov. 12 at the African American Museum.
The reopening of the civil rights era’s cold cases
Not all racist killers that got away with murder in the past were able to escape trial and conviction completely. Through the efforts of one man, justice prevailed for a few African Americans whose lives were taken for no other reason than hatred.
Family members and friends may wonder, “Why can’t they just stop?” While a number of individuals may be thinking, “Just one more drink.”
A daughter’s quest to find answers
Why would anyone choose to die alone? – a haunting question that led one young lady on the journey of her life in the stage play, Dying Alone.
I’m not a writer, I just have something to say. Bob Marley used the lyrics, “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights.” He was not someone who bit his tongue. He said what needed to be said when it needed to be said. At no time in our recent history has this lyric been so relevant.
City leaders host Conversations about Race
With a population of over 1,800,000 people, Dallas is an intricately constructed metropolis made up of several ethnic and racial groups. Its rich diversity can be a blessing when all groups work together for the benefit of the city, or a burden if one or more groups feel slighted or left behind – usually repetitively or something as important as employment or education.
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 Girls: Birmingham 1963 at the Clarence Muse Café Theater on Sept. 15.
One of Keenan Green’s fondest childhood memories is playing basketball with Michael Jordan. Jordan was hosting a mini-basketball camp for cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tenn. Green was one of the patients. He was 12 years old at the time.
Memories of a daughter’s stand during the Civil Rights Movement
Watching her, one couldn’t tell that she’s 91 years old. Sitting on an elongated sofa in her quaint house filled with antiques, Julia K. Jordan, a retired Dallas ISD educator and counselor, flips through an album of old photographs. She stops at a page featuring a picture of a beautiful teenage girl dressed in a white debutante dress. The girl is Julia’s daughter, Leiwanda, who would later become a champion for equality during the Civil Rights Movement.