Well before Wilmer-Hutchins High School basketball standout Troy Causey was beaten to death by a friend and on-court rival after being improperly recruited from Richardson ISD, it was clear to anyone paying attention that Dallas ISD's athletic department was rotten. Superintendent Mike Miles' subseq ... More >>
Though pre-millennial generations may not always connect the dots between hip-hop and academics, things have come a long way since Biggie Smalls' crack rock & jump shot career options mentality of the mid-nineties. Now that rap has grown into a global, billion dollar industry, the culture has made m ... More >>
See also: Phil York, legendary Dallas producer, dead at age 70 Phil York and I crossed paths in summer 2009. I was researching the liner notes for the Heavy Light release of The Relatives' Don't Let Me Fall, a stunning revelation of Dallas gospel-funk from the early '70s, which York engineered at ... More >>
The family of a dead teenage girl might disagree, even if the justice system didn't.
Danielle Adams: Charlotte Barkley?And you thought I was actually going to blab about women's basketball? Okay, here goes: Texas A&M beat Notre Dame for the National Championship last night. Love coach Gary Blair, who cut his coaching teeth at South Oak Cliff High School. But, let's be ... More >>
When Dennis Rodman graduated South Oak Cliff High School he was 5-foot-8 and he'd never really played organized basketball. Years later he wore a wedding dress to marry himself. And he was once suspended for kicking a photographer in the crotch. Throw in two Defensive Player of the Ye ... More >>
Sergio KindleTCU-Boise State -- so far, quite the sloppy, defensive time-kill till Thursday night's Big Game. Speaking of which, here's a warm-up from tomorrow's New York Times: a profile of University of Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle, who grew up in South Oak Cliff and shoulda gone to SOC but i ... More >>
I'm only half-kidding when I ask this: Was it worth it for South Oak Cliff High School to change the grades of three players - including McDonald's All-American Darrell Arthur - and win back-to-back state basketball championships in 2005-06, only to have the titles later forfeited? At the time ... More >>
Toothpaste for Dinner As I wrote in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, something’s going on here. And it ain’t good. Just like that, “Happy New Year” has dissolved into “Same Old Shit.” Our sports rut is deeper and dryer than ever. South Oak Cliff High School has forfeited it ... More >>
N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.
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Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.
Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.
Chonita "N'Dambi" Gilbert is a back-up singer no more
The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty
Eighteen months ago, the former Cowboys hero was drinking and drugging his way to disaster. Now he's clean, sober, and planning to stay that way.
How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic
Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas
As Michael Irvin tries to scrub his image, it just gets weirder and weirder