North Dallas Gazette


Scrub Ball Weekend to educate, recognize, and honor unspoken heroes in health care

DALLAS — A comedy show, industry speakers, workshops and an awards program highlight the second annual three-day Scrub Ball Healthcare Conference and Gala. This event takes place June 1-4, 2022, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Dallas. The event is designed to educate, recognize, and honor unspoken employees in the healthcare industry. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, retiring Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and newly elected Duncanville City Council member Karen Cherry are serving as Honorary Chairs.

NDG Book Review: ‘His Name Is George Floyd’ provides answers

At that time of day, it still held the last of the sun’s warmth but that didn’t make it comfortable. Pebbles embedded in blacktop can bloody skin in a minute; bits of broken glass can scratch a cheek lying on the concrete. Street-side is never a good place to be, and in the new book, “His Name is George Floyd” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, it gets worse.

Fair Park Fourth makes a triumphant return to Fair Park On July 4

Fair Park Fourth will return to Fair Park on Monday, July 4, from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for another year of community, fun, and fireworks. “Fair Park Fourth has been our staple event bringing the Dallas community together for years to celebrate America’s independence,” said Peter Sullivan General Manager at Fair Park. “It was a difficult call to cancel the event over the last two years due to the pandemic, but we are excited about its return this July.”

It’s been a year to brag about for our schools and students

As the school year winds down, I have kudos galore to give to the teachers, students and staff of District Six. Congratulations to Carter High School senior Kennedi Grant, who was awarded a full scholarship valued at more than $250,000 by Texas Christian University, as part of the school’s Community Scholars Program. The full-ride scholarship covers room, board, tuition, books and a 17-week study abroad opportunity anywhere in the world where TCU has academic programs. Awesome accomplishment!

Racism Lives! Racism Kills!

Our hearts are broken for the families of the thirteen people shot of which ten people were killed in the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. According to his now public manifesto, entitled “The Great Replacement,” the killer, Payton Grendon was inspired by recent hate crime incidents such as, the mass murder at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in South Carolina, a synagogue attacked in Pittsburg, the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas, and a white man who targeted Mosques in New Zealand killing fifty-one people.

Officials release names of those killed in racist Buffalo massacre

The victims of the racist massacre at a Buffalo, New York supermarket have been identified and their ages range from 32 to 86. Avowed white racist Payton Gendron allegedly put together a 180-page manifesto that revealed his hatred for Black and Jewish people and the “replacement theory” ideology that Fox News often speaks of, notably hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.

NDG Book Review: ‘The New Black West’ is an inspirational read

Things sure look different from five feet up. The first time, you might feel nervous to be there; the animal you’re astride doesn’t know you and you don’t know what it’ll do. But before long, you feel like you’re in a rocking chair. You can almost see for miles and you begin to understand power. And in the new book “The New Black West” by Gabriela Hasbun, you see peek history between the ears of a horse.

Film Review: The Takedown

(**1/2) Biracial buddy cop movies (e.g., Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon) aren’t a new phenomenon and could use a refresh. The genre gets a needed update with this French ebony/ivory crime story that’s novel due its unusual antagonists. Right-wing, antiimmigrant zealots. In this year’s French presidential election, the...

B. Moore Dance returns to the stage and rising

B. MOORE DANCE returns to the stage, May 27-29, 2022 for exhilarating performances of a World Premiere, i am magic, at Addison Theatre Centre, Friday/Saturday, 8:00 PM and Sunday, 3:00 PM. i am magic, is an evening-length work, Directed and Choreographed by Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore, exploring the narratives...

NDG Book Review: ‘Grief is Love: Living with Loss’

One minute, your loved one was talking, laughing, alive – and the next minute they were gone, as if a thick line were drawn somewhere between life and not-life. Even if you had time to prepare, time to get used to their impending death, it happened too fast. You have to continue without them… but how? In the new book “Grief is Love” by Marisa Renee Lee, you’ll see what may be next for you.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 45th season finale features a captivating world premiere, a soaring aerial and tango rhythms from around the world

Dallas Black Dance Theatre marks the Finale of its 45th Season with its Spring Celebration performance showcasing a soaring aerial, tango rhythms from around the world, and a Kameron N. Saunders world premiere full of dazzling vibrancy set to an original musical score. Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District is the...