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Category archives for: South Dallas

Willis’ Blog: Connecting, not talking about it!

Willis’ Blog: Connecting, not talking about it!

I’ve been in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area almost 37 years and I’ve  always heard  this talk about the Trinity River divide. It’s noticeable in a lot of ways, but if you look at streets like Westmoreland and Hampton on the south side of the Trinity and see how their names change on the other side, it [...]

Willis’ Blog: What if?

Willis’ Blog: What if?

Willis’ Blog: What If? Bill Blair is someone I met with I came to Dallas in 1976 and Bill Blair is the first person I saw when got to the church where my mother’s funeral was being held in 2003. During that time, I learned of his involvement with the old Negro Baseball league. Recently [...]

Performing Arts Join Center Stage at Cultural Center

Performing Arts Join Center Stage at Cultural Center

The South Dallas Cultural Center is a place where South Dallas artists of any kind can create and showcase their art along side many other artist who specialize in African art.

Deep Fried Jambalaya Wins at Texas State Fair

Deep Fried Jambalaya Wins at Texas State Fair

By Mia Castillo Deep Fried Jambalaya wins The State Fair of Texas’s Big Tex Choice Awards and gives the fried food king, Abel Gonzales, his fifth trophy. Fried! That’s how state fair goers like their food. And Abel Gonzales aims to please ‘em. Abel Gonzales Jr., 42, just took home his fifth Big Tex Choice [...]

“Pay to Play” Stunts Economic Development in South Dallas/Fair Park

“Pay to Play” Stunts Economic Development in  South Dallas/Fair Park

By Michael Hubbard For years South Dallas/Fair Park has longed for community revitalization and economic development.  Both have been absent in this part of the city for a very long time. Contrary to popular belief, there were once businesses that flourished in the neighborhoods surrounding Fair Park that were not associated with fast food or [...]

African American Community Mobilizes to Save the Clean South Dallas Center

African American Community Mobilizes to Save the Clean South Dallas Center

With a Benefit at the African American Museum in Fair Park What:  Clean South Dallas: Making South Dallas More Beautiful, a campaign to restore a 25 year old South Dallas institution dedicated to the beautification and preservation of the much loved South Dallas community. The campaign will: Gather resources – funds and volunteers — to [...]

City and Texas Discovery Gardens hosting environmental events

City and Texas Discovery Gardens hosting environmental events

Admission to the Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium will be reduced for both events to $3

People’s Lunch Counter/Black Chamber Movement host benefit for the Famine in the Horn of Africa

People’s Lunch Counter/Black Chamber Movement host benefit for the Famine in the Horn of Africa

Somalia has been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, UN have declared it “the worst humanitarian crisis” in the world today.

Dallas Habitat News about Frazier Courtyard Homes

Dallas Habitat News about Frazier Courtyard Homes

Dallas Habitat CEO: The misconception about Habitat is that we’re giving away homes…

HomeBuyer Club Fair June 4th at MLK Center

HomeBuyer Club Fair June 4th at MLK Center

Aimed at those interested in affordable housing in Southern Dallas, which includes area from Pleasant Grove to South Dallas/Fair Park, Oak Cliff and West Dallas

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