Naming a street for Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps the easiest way a city can express its approval of the civil rights movement. Aside from whatever pittance is required to update maps and street signs, it's completely painless, particularly since it doesn't require any actual effort to address s ... More >>
And while we suggest you avoid calling the day "cheesy," we've compiled a list of ways to celebrate the fake food holiday. Because this is a food blog.
You're speeding out of work with a cell phone in one hand and can of Coke between your knees, trying to make it home before the Chihuahua you keep locked inside all day shits the carpet again, when suddenly, one of those small, panicked dots appears in the distance, in the middle of the road. "Why i ... More >>
There was going to be a rally last night one way or the other. Local activists had scheduled the Dallas Day of Decision Rally for 7 p.m. of whatever day the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and depending on how those decisions went the rally would eit ... More >>
Say you're a Republican activist hoping to woo black voters, but you're faced with the inconvenient truth that the opposing party elected the country's first African American president. What do you do? You put the one African American figure who more iconic than Barack Obama on a billboard above his ... More >>
I have been thinking a lot lately about dog shit. It seems to be the answer to one of my more persistent inner puzzles. Dog shit is a surprisingly deep topic. Dallas enacted a so-called pooper-scooper law in 1997, a moment in local history I remember well, because I got tagged by a city code insp ... More >>
On this slow, gray Black Friday, allow me to spend some of the day suggesting gifts you need not stand in line (or put on pants or risk a pepper-spraying) to purchase. Over the last few days and weeks I've stockpiled a few auction items for the wish list; all, of course, are local lost-and-found ... More >>
Photo by Brantley HargroveAt Kirkwood Temple C.M.E. Church last night, 120 or so congregants petitioned an Ecclesiastical Court on behalf of a decidedly earthly cause: that of embattledDallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, the target of a sweeping FBI probe. Matrons fanned themselves ... More >>
While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>
From the PowerPoint proposing a new Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Gateway connecting Fair Park to the TrinityThe very top of the very morning to you, Friends. Here I am at City Hall once again (still haven't regained my Foursquare mayorship, very upset about it) to bring you live updates from ... More >>
Courtesy SMUMartin Luther King Jr. addressing a standing-room-only crowd at McFarlin Auditorium in the spring of '66Yesterday, of course, was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service; hence, Emmitt Smith and family's visit to Congo Street, where they joined Brent Brown and bcWORKSHOP. But SMU ha ... More >>
Friend of Unfair Park The Big Guy just shot us an e-mail with the subject header "Mary Kay > Christopher Columbus." Also contained within his missive: a link to this Associated Press story about the brewing battle over State Board of Education's new social studies curriculum standards, for whi ... More >>
Dallas Area Rapid Transit The Martin Luther King Jr. station, part of the Green Line expansionNo doubt you've heard of the Build America Bond -- "the financial crisis equivalent of war bonds," says this BusinessWeek explainer from last month, if you haven't. Dallas Area Rapid Transit has cert ... More >>
Cedric hits the stage at Nokia
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, the first full-time executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King's chief of staff, is in Dallas tonight to speak at the Belo Mansion as part of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. S ... More >>
Marching bands, splashy floats, horses, vintage cars and patriotic mascots filled Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for this morning's parade outside Fair Park. Parade-watchers lined the streets, crowding the barricades and watching from atop houses and parked cars. With shouts of "Yes We Can" soundi ... More >>
Let's keep that debate going another year, shall we?
When I spoke to Erykah Badu in February 2008, shortly before the release of New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), she strongly suggested all was not well with the Black Forest Theater, from which Badu had hoped to save the soul of her native South Dallas. "Financially, it's a burden," she said. "It ... More >>
Yesterday, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about how Mark Langdale, president of the George W. Bush Library Foundation, is shaping the vision for the $300 million facility due to open on the SMU campus in, oh, 'bout five years give or take. Thus far, only two astute DallasNews.com readers have n ... More >>
Just a few news items fitting for these recession-weary times...State & Allen Lounge decided to postpone their holiday wine gathering, planned for December 9, at the behest of patrons. The credit pangs associated with other seasonal demands--i.e., shopping--apparently put a damper on their party ... More >>
Local choirs unite for peace
DISD students honor MLK
A gospel singer honors a King
MLK III dons some very large shoes
Highland Village is full of hot air
Two events highlight Latin culture
Guns in an MLK parade? What's wrong with this picture?
The "James Earl Ray Day" sign in Sanger
Cara Mia's Production of Latinologues
No news..., Calling Justice Scalia
DISD hired Clarence Glover to defuse a racial crisis. But is he tough enough for the job?
Reflecting on the anniversary of woman suffrage in America