You’ll eat up the “The Jesus Cow: A Novel”

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By: Terri Schlichenmeyer The town you grew up near hasn’t changed in umpteen years. Oh, sure, there are new roads, and new houses dot the outskirts. The grocery store your Mom preferred is now owned by someone else. But there’s still a church on Main , still an everybody-knows-who-you-are watering hole, and kids still do […]

Dru Hill’s Nokio Speaks About Baltimore’s Recovery

Dru Hill member Nokio said he penned a song dedicated to Baltimore in 15 minutes. (Photos via Facebook)

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Nokio has been all around the world in the two decades the 36-year-old has performed, written and recorded music as one-fourth of the R&B powerhouse group Dru Hill. But while he’s seen it all, his hometown has stayed in his heart. That’s why he said he was […]

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 […]

NKOTB, TLC and Nelly hit Dallas in a dazzling display of showmanship


By Buster Spiller, NDG Special Contributor The early 80s marked the advent of MTV and a period in American music where individuality and presentation reigned supreme. Musical acts like Cyndi Lauper, The Eurythmics, Prince, George Michael, Tina Turner, Culture Club, Madonna, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, U2, Pat Benatar, and Whitney Houston had videos on the channel […]

Grab a drink at 31st Annual Main Street Fest

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The 31st Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, opens Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m. Festival hours are Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage in Dallas

Neil Degrasse Tyson

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, in association with KERA, announced recently that single tickets for Neil deGrasse Tyson – “An Astrophysicist Goes To the Movies” will go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Voted “sexiest astrophysicist” by People Magazine in 2000, Neil deGrasse Tyson will enlighten and amaze the audience at 7:30 […]

Will Mayweather’s next fight be his last?

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by Stephen D. Riley and Perry Green Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper After swatting away Manny Pacquiao in a much-heralded bout, Floyd Mayweather improved his record to 48-0, and has hinted that he may fight again in September. His contract with Showtime expires after his next fight, and Mayweather has consistently hinted […]

Disney’s NEWSIES is on stage through May 10

Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and 
Best Choreography, NEWSIES is a high-energy explosion of song and dance you don't want to miss. photo source: AT&T Performing Arts Center‎Disney's Newsies In Dallas/facebook

Disney’s NEWSIES, Broadway’s smash hit musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the North American Tour at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday, May 10. In Dallas, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information […]

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