Clarence Glover Jr. may best be known to The Dallas Examiner readers through his monthly Sankofa Garden Homes columns. In the articles, he teaches by doing, demonstrating methods of suburban gardening that include edible or other functional plants that not only have direct links to Southern Black culture but metaphorical roots in African lands as well. Along with his planting advice, he enlightens readers on slave traditions, as well as African history and symbols.
“Knock it down, knock it down ...” chanted a group of elementary school children as the metal claw of a backhoe ripped into a crumbling, abandoned house at 3218 Trezevant St. near Fair Park.
“Promoting free enterprise and diversity under one roof” is the motto emblazoned on a lobby wall inside The Bank Tower at Oak Cliff. The building, located at 400 S. Zang Blvd., continues to represent that philosophy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The business-side of creating fashion
Fashion, the Internet, inspiration and commerce were all united at the South Dallas Cultural Center on June 26. Inside the Arthello Beck Gallery, the program Color.Colour.Colores took aim at getting local designers, photographers and entrepreneurs from the concept of their creative businesses to streets and showrooms, in style.
“The mayor and I have some great news to tell you together,” Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis told the crowd gathered at the front gate of Fair Park. “I think this is a wonderful occasion.”
“For too long we have viewed Southern Dallas as an obligation rather than an asset,” Mayor Mike Rawlings once expressed in his GrowSouth initiative statement. “We’ve approached change in South Dallas as a daunting challenge rather than an opportunity for our whole city.”
“Dallas, make some noise,” Sevyn Streeter urged the crowd gathered before her in front of The Road to Essence Festival performance stage. As the audience roared in response, the beat dropped and Streeter began to dance, then sing, giving everyone an up-close glimpse of what helped make her former vocal groups TG4 and RichGirl popular.
U.S. soldiers in the midst of The Hornet’s Nest
It’s not just a movie, its real life. And it’s not what you thought it would be, it’s much more. The scenes in The Hornet’s Nest are taken from actual moments during the war. It shows the daily life of our soldiers, their struggle, their pain, their heroism and an aspect of war one can never anticipate.
“I feel like an 8-year-old, Christmas morning after I opened up those presents, and get to play with them,” Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed while surrounded by 12 WWII vintage aircraft on a runway at Dallas Executive Airport on April 29
Seeking help and answers, more than 2,400 children and families have walked through the doors of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, which offers investigation, intervention, treatment and recovery programs for children who are sexually and/or physically abused.