Do not miss the Jubilee Theatre’s magnificent season opener The Brothers Size!

The Brothers Size features two brothers trying to figure out where they go in their journey together.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The Brothers Size is one of those rare plays that features a story and performances so well told that it receives almost nothing but universal approval from local critics and those around the country. More importantly it is being very well received by the audience. A rather nice size crowd enjoyed [...]

Win tickets to see Macy Gray on stage at the Granada Theater

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Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress is known for her distinctive raspy voice. Her singing style is heavily influenced by Billie Holiday. Gray is performing in Dallas on Oct. 25 at the Granada Theater. The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with Emotion and The Cosmos, followed [...]

Win Tickets to see Mo’nique at the All Star Comedy Jam on Oct. 24

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The All Star Comedy Jam presented by NBA Superstar Shaquille O’Neal is at the Verizon Theater on Oct. 24. “I played with many All Stars on the court and laughed with these all stars off the court. I’m happy to [be involved in presenting] yet another hilarious line up,” says O’Neal. The lineup will and [...]

Diversity in advertising underscored in Nielsen study

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By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON – The most effective way for companies to connect with African Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen. This year’s edition, titled, “Powerful. Growing. Influential: The African-American Consumer 2014 Report,” marks the start of a partnership between [...]

NDG Publisher and former Mayor Ron Kirk among honorees in 2nd edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas

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The husband and wife team of former Dallas Mayor Ron and Matrice Kirk, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles and Dallas County Chief Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson are highlighted on the cover of second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas unveiled recently at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency [...]

FrackNation documentary scheduled for Oct. 19 in Denton


As a part of ongoing efforts to inform Denton voters on facts rather than scare tactics about hydraulic fracturing, the documentary FrackNation will be shown free of charge on Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom in the Courthouse on the Square in Denton. Any Denton voters are encouraged to attend. According [...]

Writing contest for spiritual poets

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A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a spiritual/religious poetry contest sponsored by the Rainbow Poets, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all totaling more than $4,000.00. The deadline for entering is November 22, 2014.  To enter, send one poem only of 21 lines or less: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 21, [...]

3 Gumbo recipes for a spicy hearty meal

“Gumbo-laya” Stew with Spicy Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp with Okra

Gumbo gained widespread popularity in America in the 1980s thanks to popular chef Justin Wilson, but the southern Louisiana dish dates back to the 18th century. Created by Louisiana Creole people and there are different versions of the dish, for example some feature seafood and others sausage and chicken. However, it is fairly standard for [...]

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