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NBC’s ‘Southlake’: When the person tasked with tackling racism won’t say racism

In the season finale of NBC’s “Southlake” podcast, which dives into years of racism in a Dallas suburb following a series of incidents. Investigative reporters Antonia Hylton and Mike Hixenbaugh got an exclusive interview with the school district's new superintendent who was tasked with unifying a community fraught with division. In the middle of the firestorm, he’s unwilling to acknowledge that racism exists, though he’s been hired to address the issue.Sept. 25, 2021.
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Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center was established to fill a void almost 30 years ago: to bring a real high-quality Rare Bookstore to the Dallas area. If you want authentic goods from the Motherland, Pan-African Connection is the place to come because there’s no duping going on at Pan African Connection where the owners believe that by offering the best of the best in even the simplest products, they can make a big difference in the lives of customers. And there’s more: drumming classes, Ubuntu Markets, guest speakers, food giveaways, workshops, book signings and more! Located at 4466 South Marsalis Avenue, Dallas: Akwete, along with Adjoa, Bambata and Sekou Tyehimba are there to serve you; keeping with the rich tradition of co-founder Bandele!
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Annual Gala Celebrates Irving Cares' Efforts to Help Women Go from Crisis to Empowerment

Gala attendees watch a video about the Irving Cares programStacey Doud. Citizens, businesses, philanthropists, and the City of Irving officials came together at the Irving/Las Colinas Convention Center on September 17 to raise money for "Irving Cares," which is a program that helps bring people from crisis to thriving. Their clientele is mostly women, and most have escaped an abusive relationship. This special gala, called, "Boots and Bling," celebrated Irving Cares and its impact on the community.

Community profile: Dylan Rafaty

Disability rights activist and entrepreneur Dylan Rafaty has made it his lifelong mission to make the world more accommodating to deaf and/or hard-of-hearing individuals. In this pursuit, he has started his own business, served as the Vice Chair of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and served as a commissioner for Plano’s Building Standards Commission.

Rowlett celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian proclaimed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the contribution of Hispanic leaders and Hispanic to the community while recognizing the independence days of Latin and South American countries. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, the library plans to have winning bookmarks...
Fort Worth Weekly

Night & Day Best Fall Ever!

Downtown Lewisville, 150 W Church St,,. On Fri-Sat, Sep 22-23, Lewisville’s annual Western Days Festival will take place in the heart of the historic old town area. The festivities include children’s activities, a car show, cooking demonstrations, live music, vendors, and more. On Fri, the festival is open 5pm-11:30pm with everyone’s favorite local-gone-national alt-country band Old 97’s playing the main stage at 10pm. Then on Sat, come out from 10am to 11:30pm and watch Dwight Yoakam do his thing at 10pm. The best part? This event is free if you arrive before 7pm each day. To err on the safe side, you can buy advance tickets for $15 at

Local neighborhoods planning National Night Out block parties

Thousands of local residents will join millions of Americans in partaking in National Night Out events and block parties on Oct. 5. Each year, about 38 million Americans participate in National Night Out, a cohesive effort to promote crime prevention, police-community partnerships and neighborhood unity, according to a news release from the town of Flower Mound. Neighborhoods in large and small communities in southern Denton County get together with their local police officers each year, and they’re planning for this year’s NNO.
Dallas News

Diana Natalicio, UTEP’s former president lauded for expanding college access for Latinos, dies

Diana Natalicio was a pioneer in higher education, praised for growing a small El Paso campus into a national research institution while expanding college access for Latinos. During her three decades overseeing the University of Texas at El Paso, she focused on getting more first-generation college students enrolled so that the school reflected the community.

Aastha Abhay opens up about discrimination in 21st century

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 25 (ANI/Mediawire): A decade ago, we had a vision for such a bright future - flying cars, artificial intelligence and most importantly, a world free of bias and prejudice. While we're still a while away from achieving all this, the good news is that we have...

Return of parade provides homecoming celebration

Click the photo above to start an entire slideshow with captions full of information over the annual Homecoming parade, which returned this year after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns. Who: Community members, students and athletes. What: Prosper High Homecoming parade. When: Wednesday, Sept. 22. The Homecoming football...
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

More Than $66 Million Raised for Nonprofits on 13th Annual North Texas Giving Day

Communities Foundation of Texas' 13th North Texas Giving Day has concluded its annual 18-hour day of giving, raising more than $66 million for the participating nonprofits. According to Communities Foundation of Texas, this year's event was bolstered by the event's inaugural presenting sponsor, Amazon. "Amazon understands that strengthening our community...
Dallas News

North Texas Giving Day again breaks own record, raises $66M for D-FW nonprofits

Philanthropists and individual donors from across the country and beyond again came out in force Thursday for North Texas Giving Day, which raised a record-breaking $66 million for nonprofits in Dallas-Fort Worth. Dave Scullin, CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas, which hosted the event, said this year’s results were...

A Texas School Board Voted To Not Renew A Black Principal’s Contract After A Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

The past few days have been a whirlwind for James Whitfield. Whitfield, the first-ever Black principal of Colleyville Heritage High School, in Colleyville, Texas, has been in a months-long battle with community members over critical race theory, which, despite far right fear mongering, acknowledges the country’s long history of racism and the resulting inequity that factors into policymaking.