Students at Lincoln High School get a professional welcome back to school

Alumni of Lincoln High School were on hand to welcome students back to school on August 25, 2015.

DALLAS — When students and parents arrived at the Lincoln High School Communications and Humanities Magnet on Monday morning, they were greeted by doctors, lawyers, judges, counselors, engineers and entrepreneurs. The wide range of Dallas professionals welcomed students at the request of Lincoln’s Head Girls Basketball Coach Carlesa Dixon, a Lincoln alumni turned teacher. Dixon organized the […]

In remembrance of August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina, at 16:15 UTC on August 29, 2005. image: NOAA/Wikimedia

Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal of […]

Collin College not raising tax rate this year


This week the Collin College Board of Trustees held the line on the ad valorem tax rate during an open meeting in McKinney in which they approved the college’s annual budget. Trustees voted to keep the tax rate steady at 8.196 cents per $100 in property value, which makes it the fourth-lowest rate of the 50 […]

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces 2015-2016 | 39th Season

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Dallas, TX – Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is thrilled to announce its 39th season: Vision Renewed. This season’s theme reflects the company’s commitment to honoring its rich history while looking to the future by featuring new works by up-and-coming choreographers. The season includes two company premieres of masterworks by renowned dance makers Margo Sappington […]


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The NAACP has launched its “America’s Journey to Justice” campaign. In conjunction with labor, environmental justice, educational, other civil rights organizations and faith-based organizations is calling for the formation of a broad coalition to march from Selma to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. in September. “America’s Journey for Justice” is an effort to persuade the leadership […]

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma hosting Joint Youth Open House

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Zeta Chapter and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Theta Mu Sigma Chapter youth groups hosting a joint open house.

Calling all youth!  Please mark your calendars for our FREE Joint Youth Open House Open House on Saturday August 29, 2015 10:30am at the Lakewest Family YMCA located 3737 Goldman St., Dallas, Texas 75212. The Kappa Zeta Youth Groups (Pearlettes ages 4-8 years old, Amicettes 9 to 13, and Archonettes ages 14-18) will partner with Phi Beta […]

History and Performance of Boogie Woogie at Allen Public Library

Among its more unusual bragging rights, Texas can lay claim to being the birthplace of Boogie Woogie music.  At 7:30 pm Friday, August 28, Boogie Woogie fans can learn more about the origins of this Lone Star State music phenomenon at the Allen Public Library. Fasten your seat belt when John Tennison and Sugar Boy […]

Dallas-Area Air Show Features Local Aerobatic Performers

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TERRELL, TEXAS  – The 8th annual Flights of Our Fathers Fly-In at the Terrell Municipal Airport takes off Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, for a full day of aerobatics, displays of military and vintage aircraft, World War II re-enactors, car and motorcycle show, barbecue cook-off, kids’ activities, guest speakers, food and more. “We’ve really stepped up […]

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