The Dallas Wings have reached the WNBA semifinals for the first time since moving from Tulsa to Dallas-Fort Worth, defeating the Atlanta Dream 101-74 with seven players scoring double figures, and will face the Phoenix Aces in a best-of-five series.
North Texas Giving Day is a great opportunity for small nonprofits to raise awareness and donations for their work, and to help those in need.
The most Shazamed songs in Dallas over the past seven days include Lil Durk’s “All My Life” and Usher’s “Good Good,” among others.
“Racelighting,” a form of racism that causes Black people to question their own experiences and reality, can have physical and emotional effects similar to those experienced by soldiers in combat, but naming the behavior can help with healing, according to Dr. J. Luke Wood, a sociologist and president of California State University, Sacramento. The most effective antidote is for Black people to immerse themselves in welcoming Black spaces that validate and support them.
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Centers is a network of facilitators and programs designed to help undo harmful stereotypes, rewrite damaging narratives, and train people to dismantle toxic racial hierarchies at the grassroots level.
Beyond the Ball hosted the Beyond the Game Skills Camp, an event that exposed students to math, science, and innovative careers beyond the game, while also helping them to improve their basketball skills and explore their dreams.
Raven Barnes is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the education and business field, who has championed the implementation of technology-driven learning tools, and spearheaded partnerships with local communities and businesses to create unique learning opportunities for students.
Founded in 2019 by three Black women, Fearless Fund has championed economic empowerment and opportunity for women of color. Their flagship initiative, the Fearless Strivers Grant Contest, has provided substantial financial support to Black women entrepreneurs, with awards reaching up to $20,000. However, Blum’s American Alliance for Equal Rights contends that this program violates a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits racial discrimination in contracts.
Organ transplantation has advanced significantly over the years, with more people being able to donate their organs and more organs being donated from deceased and living donors, but there is still a lack of awareness and mistrust among people of color in the medical field.
The Texas A&M University System has issued guidance on how to comply with the state’s ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, providing a first glimpse into how Texas universities are navigating the thorny implementation of the new law.