For Blacks it is too much like 1955

ET and TM

By Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new laws and policies did in fact give Black people some of the same civil liberties as other citizens in this country.    However, we […]

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL does not disappoint Dallas fans

Krisha Marcano (Florence Ballard), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross) & Trisha Jeffrey (Mary Wilson)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014

By Margaret Freelon MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL currently on stage at the Winspear Opera House is overall a great production.  The  music and performers celebrating the legendary Motown sound were incredible and this stage production did not leave this reviewer longing to hear any of the Motown favorites.  They start from the moment the play opens, until the […]

McKinney names Brian Lockley Interim Planning Director

Brian Lockley, McKinney Interim Planning Director

Brian Lockley has been appointed to Interim Planning Director in McKinney, replacing newly named Executive Director of Development Services Michael Quint. Lockley began work with the city on July 28. Lockley has 18 years of experience in public sector planning and has worked with a number of municipal and county agencies including the City of […]

For Centuries, Black Lives did not Matter

As Joe Mannion's photo via Flickr shows - it is not only the African American community that is calling on others to realize that #BlackLivesMatter

By Julianne Malveaux   (NNPA) It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In the worlds of Democratic presidential candidates (don’t get me started on the Republicans), there is a compelling need to point out that Black Lives Matter and White lives matter. The […]

The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links hosting 23rd Annual Black Tie Boxing Gala

The Mid-Cities Links Chapter is inviting the public to their annual gala on Aug. 15.

The Mid-Cities (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host its 23rd Annual fund-raiser ROUND XXIII: A Knock Out Affair on Saturday, August 15 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Honorary Chairpersons for “Round XXIII“ are E. Leon and Debra Carter and Roland Parrish. E. Leon Carter is a principal of the law firm Carter Scholer Arnett […]

DA says Dubose’s killer “Should have never been a police officer”

Former Officer Ray Tensing

The white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot unarmed black man Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop has been indicted on a murder charge, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, saying the cop “purposely” killed the motorist and “should never have been a police officer.” In announcing the charge against officer Ray Tensing, Hamilton County prosecutor […]

Law & Order director arrested on child porn charges

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Jason “Jace” Alexander, best known for directing episodes of Law & Order and Rescue Me, was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges. Alexander, 42, is charged with one felony count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one felony count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, Westchester County (N.Y.) District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday. Read […]

Black Churches are viligant about saftey after Charleston and fires

Black churches are using prayer and worldly tools to keep their members and property safe (New American Media)

(NEW AMERICAN MEDIA) RICHMOND, Calif. — The killing of a beloved pastor and eight churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. last month and the recent arson investigations at black churches throughout the South have raised safety concerns among pastors as far away as California. Churches in Richmond, Calif. are now reexamining their security plans and trying to […]

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