Arts

The Legacy

By Rebecca S. Jones “The more land and wealth one owns, the more security one has and the more independent he will be.” – The John Riley Sadberry Philosophy HOUSTON – From this philosophy, John Riley Sadberry built an empire dating back to over a century ago. For he went from slavery to sharecropping; from

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The Ensemble: “Freeda Peoples”

By T.J. Baker HOUSTON – I’m embarrassed to say, that it’s been a few years since I’ve been to an Ensemble theater play.  I’ve had plenty of opportunities to go, but didn’t.  Well, when you run out of good lazy excuses, the only thing to do is to get your booty up and just go.

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Living Legend-Myrtis Dightman

Admired cowboy and pioneer in bull riding, Myrtis Dightman was born on May 7, 1935, in Crockett, Texas. Dightman grew up on a ranch with his siblings. As he grew older, he left school to work on the ranch. His first introduction to the Prairie View Trailride was in 1957 and in 1958-1960, he worked

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Changing Lives

HOUSTON – Just because you have a rough beginning, those events don’t dictate how the rest of your life will go. Justin Chappell is the epitome of this statement, as he was in and out of trouble during his childhood. He didn’t receive the discipline he needed due to the separation of his parents and

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Mary Allen Museum

The Mary Allen Museum of African-American Art and History Board of Directors will be hosting its 2ndAnnual Mary Allen Founders Day Celebration on February 16 at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church located at 401 South 7thSt., Crockett 75835, starting at 1:00p.m. 

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History of the Black Press

The chief issue for the African-American at that time hinged on combating the vices of slavery and oppression.  Blackpast.org indicates the publication featured, “Editorials deriding slavery, racial discrimination and other injustices against African-Americans.” 

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A New Era with Daphne Reid

During a recent interview with the fames actress she shared a few details with me regarding her latest project, the upcoming mini-series Jacqueline and Jilly. The series began airing December 6, on the Urban Movie Channel and will run with new episodes weekly through January 10th, 2019.

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The Cost of Freedom

It is my understanding that in 2010 a group of fossils (social conservatives) were attempting to revise United States and Texas History by treacherously omitting and changing straight lines into winding and meandering figure eights.

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Music Matters

Does music impact your life? You may not realize it, but music is a powerful resource that you can benefit from. I’m going to inform you on how music can affect your mood, emotions and everyday life.Depending on what genre of music you’re listening to, your mood can change.

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Singin thru the Struggle…

Growing up wasn’t easy for De’Jamari, as his childhood was filled with many ups and downs. With an absentee father, his mother, grandmother and aunts collectively raised him. He expressed, “It wasn’t an easy road but, they made it work.”

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