Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

AUSTIN – The University of Texas at Austin will offer the course, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” to undergraduate students next spring. The course will examine Black feminism topics such as “violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression.” The school also offers other race, gender, and sexuality theory courses and student resources such…

Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

ARLINGTON – A Taste of Nigeria is an all day event to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence (October 1, 1960) and showcase her Culture through the Art & History, Food, Music, Dance, Comedy, Soccer, Fashion, and Market. Nigeria has never been closer as ARISPOP brings Nigeria to YOU. This outdoor event will be held October 4, 2014…

14th Annual Conference Featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum

DALLAS – Representatives from Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (Greater Dallas) recently provided valuable information to small business owners at the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce 14th Annual Conference featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum. Greater Dallas and TWC representatives provided information designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on…

Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

AUSTIN – A mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be at the Dallas County Elections Department, Tuesday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dallas County Elections Department is located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820, Dallas, Texas 75207. Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters…

It’s About Janay Not Ray

By: Jolanda Jones Victim blaming is unacceptable. Case in point: Janay Palmer.  You’re probably wondering who she is.  She is the now wife and then-fiancé of Ray Rice.  As if the video footage of him dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator, face down with her legs still in the elevator (“the Dragging”) and…