UNCF hosting Masked Ball on February 28

United Negro College Fund

The Dallas chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNC) is hosting its signature Masked Ball event on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas. Each year, UNCF recognizes the extraordinary work of corporations and individuals who have made significant contributions to UNCF’s work to improve the educational outcomes of African American and […]

Plano’s Star Medical Center’s receives honor for commitment to patient safety

Star Medical Center

Star Medical Center, a specialty surgical hospital in Plano, TX and affiliate of Lumin Health, announced today that the facility was awarded full accreditation status by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV GL – Healthcare). In earning the accreditation, Star Medical Center has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards. To achieve this distinction, Star […]

Laverne Brackens is the focal point of interests born and raised in Fairfield, Texas

Laverne Brackens,

A textile artist from Fairfield, Texas, Laverne Brackens represents a long tradition of improvisational quilt making among African-American women. Born in 1927, Brackens learned the art of quilt making as a child by helping her mother tack quilts. However, Brackens did not begin making them herself until 1987 when she retired from her career as […]

North Texas Irish Festival tickets available for NDG readers!

north texas irish festival

The pipes may have called Danny Boy away, but this year, they will bring thousands of fans of this beloved festival back to Dallas’s Fair Park March 6-8, 2015, for everyone’s favorite celebration of Irish music and culture, the North Texas Irish Festival. Presented by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, a non-profit that promotes the […]

DuBois and Trotter: My Civil Rights Heroes

George E. Curry.
NNPA Columnist

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist     In the interest of full disclosure, I have been a W.E.B. DuBois fanatic since my teenage years in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I have a healthy collection of books by and about DuBois, including David Levering Lewis’ two-volume biography of DuBois (W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and […]

The audience is the true winner of TeCo’s 13th Annual New Play Competition

The work of six talented writers showcased in this competition.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Six plays in less than three hours, there is bound to be a dud in the mix right? Well, after watching the 13th Annual New Play Competition hosted by TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc.  at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center last Friday night, that is not true. Every single play was engaging, […]

Blacks Underrepresented in STEM Classes

STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics (photo credit: Harlandale I.S.D. )

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Many young African Americans will be shut out of the high paying jobs of the future, if they don’t earn a degree in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a new report. The new report by The Leadership Conference on Civil and […]

GHS student makes name for herself in national youth boxing

Annalicia Sustaita - 2015 USA Women’s Welter-weight Division Champion

While boxing has historically been a male-dominated sport, one Garland ISD student is making a name for herself in the ring. Garland High School junior Annalicia Sustaita won the women’s welterweight division title in the 2015 USA Boxing Junior Open and Youth National Championships Jan. 9, earning a chance to participate in the world competition. […]

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