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R&B artist Darcell uses music as mechanism for hope

Darcell is the image, the creative, the record label founder. Darcell Crayton is the man, the father, the hometown hero who provides the musical message. Together as one, the performer believes that a musical future was always his destiny.

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F.R.E.E.dom: Juneteenth art exhibit explores emancipation

The Goldmark Cultural Center in Richardson is presenting The Flagrant Rules of Ensued Emancipation (F.R.E.E.), which will run until July 12 in the John H. Milde Gallery, with an artist reception June 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The group exhibition of new works featuring 11 African American artists from the Dallas area is curated by Goldmark resident artists Missy Burton and Evita Tezeno.

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Affirmative action – its history and relevance today

“I believe that this is one of those very difficult topics we need to take on in this series,” Jim Tolbert, chair of the program committee for the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, announced as the panel discussion Civil Discourse Series: Affirmative Action In College Admissions began May 7.

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Racial Equity Office update on Dallas ISD

In an effort to better balance the cultural scales of education and opportunity for local scholars, the Dallas Independent School District’s Racial Equity Office was established in 2018. Its goal was “to identify and remove obstacles to creating a level playing field for all students to succeed,” the agency announced in a prepared statement recently.

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In The Huddle: Empowerment for men

Chris Howell said he believes that to become a fully developed Black man in today’s society, it requires a multifaceted approach requiring work that reaches further than that which is skin-deep.

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Step Stool Chef: Local 10-year-old chef shares love of culinary arts

“My goal is not to compete against kids, but inspire them,” 10-year-old entrepreneur Julian Frederick sagely stated.

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Career fair offers second chance

“In 2012, I made the biggest mistake of my life. It cost me my job, my health and has threatened my family,” Kenneth Gower stated. “I have struggled to get my life back on track, putting in application after application, going to interview after interview, all to no avail. My wife has stuck beside me, working as much as two jobs. And my youngest, 17, took in a summer job just to help out. I hate seeing it. I’m not asking for a hand out, just a second chance.”

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From Hustling to wholeness

Jakes addresses the State of Black Business

“Ninety-five percent of all Black-owned businesses in Texas are small with no paid employees other than the owner,” Jakes voiced to the crowd that he related to that figure, as his father was an entrepreneur. “I think we need to change those stats because those stats also locking in the case that we have not reached the level of prominence and significance that I believe is possible.”

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Is GrowSouth headed in the right direction?

South Dallas speaks out about business development

“It’s difficult for businesses, especially in the technology sector, to get some of that initial financing in the Dallas area even though there’s a lot of money and a lot of capital.” – Bradley Joyce, founder of Launch DFW

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Battle on the Dance Floor: Hip-hop festival builds dreams, brings unity

The All Styles and BBoy/BGirl Battles brought dancers from cities throughout Texas and Oklahoma to the Power House of Dance studio at 12300 Inwood Road on the last weekend of July.

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