Aspiring DCCCD Students in Arts, Music and Creative Writing Receive Awards

Hector Rivera, left, from Brookhaven College with music instructor Roy Allen. photo source: Dallas County Community College District.

(Dallas) – Fourteen Dallas County Community College District students, each one excelling in music, visual arts or the written word, recently received awards established by a local family who is deeply passionate about the arts.  Students who attend the seven DCCCD colleges were recognized during a special event on April 10at El Centro College; the program […]

Train up a child…:

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As young children, Sister Tarpley’s grandchildren, Tyanna, David and Philip Lott were taught by their parents, Bill and Sheila Tarpley Lott, to love, honor and obey God; and they still do that today in 2015.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:8 (KJV) In an atmosphere of worship service at church when I see children sing and praising God, I am reminded of the above quoted Bible verse. With what must be the patience […]

Wendy’s offering free small Frosty Treats on Memorial Day in Dallas

Yes, Frosty season has officially began. photo source: Wendy's/facebook

Wendy’s is grateful for its loyal customers, and Wendy’s Frosty lovers can kick off the warm summer in the coolest way possible. This Memorial Day, Wendy’s is thanking its customers for their continued support by treating them to a FREE Small Frosty Treat.* The giveaway is part of a local “Customer Appreciation Day” at participating […]

Those Magnificent May Flowers

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By Dr. James L. Snyder The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by. Out of the clear blue sky my wife said, “Aren’t those flowers just […]

New book to help prepare kids for college

Tarsha Arrington-Brown's book, If I Knew Then, What I Know Now... About College

( Tarsha Arrington-Brown’s book, If I Knew Then, What I Know Now… About College ( is an insightful book that addresses the necessity for college readiness and preparedness courses for young people with aspirations of attending college, and graduating. A first-generation college student, Arrington-Brown attended Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College and Chicago State University, before […]

Baseball scholarships becoming elusive for Black HS grads

Chad Hardy is a talented athlete and student.

Part II of II By Lamar Brooks, NDG Special Contributor A typical young, black male in football and basketball glides down a gilded pathway by the time they are seniors in high school in both of those sports. My brother Chet, a blue chip, Parade All American as a senior, had bags of letters from every […]

Attacking Economic Racism

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By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial […]

Voter fraud alleged in Dallas City Council election


An election challenge was filed by Subrina Brenham and Eric Williams, candidates for District 8 on the Dallas City Council. They are alleging the votes were rigged in their complaint filed with the Dallas County district court against the city and the Dallas County elections office. The two are requesting a hearing and the opportunity […]

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