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Dallas (and Observer)-Tied Trump Official Busted for Lying on Résumé

30 days ago by Stephen Young
U.S. State Department official and former Dallas media darling Mina Chang had a bad day Monday. Just before lunch, NBC News posted a triple-bylined investigative piece outlining how Chang worked her way into a job as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, thanks to a puffed-up résumé and fake Time magazine...
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This Weekend: Dumplings and Beer, a Pan-African Food Festival and a Chocolate-Themed Dinner

4 months ago by Paige Weaver
A Taste of Pan-Africa food festival will highlight food, wine and music from east, south and west Africa, Brazil, Haiti and the Caribbean islands. This indoor festival will also have African jewelry, clothing, shoes and bags for sale. What: A Taste of Pan-Africa When: 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Where:...
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Coffee, Art or Haiti

9 years ago by Jennifer Medina
The Dallas-Haiti Project, a ten year old organization which focuses on humanitarian aid, education, health care, and emergency funding for poor communities in Haiti, has teamed up with Urban Dog Coffee to present the two-artist show Ase Anpil. Featuring clay pottery by Leslie Showalter and black and white photography by...
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Radio Free Haiti

16 years ago by Melissa Levine
Every once in a while, you encounter a person who seems to have been born under an urgent, righteous star--a person who is both a fiery activist lit with the passion of his convictions and a dramatic storyteller who naturally occupies a place in the public eye. When this person...
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Chef Cat Cora Dishes on the Importance of Empowering Female Chefs

9 months ago by Chris Wolfgang
At the Dallas screening of A Fine Line, celebrity chef Cat Cora talked to the Observer about the importance of empowering female chefs.
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Picture Show: "Heartbeats for Haiti" Benefit at the Prophet Bar

10 years ago by Patrick Michels
On a weekend stacked with Haiti benefit shows around the country, the Prophet Bar played host to a local fund-raising effort, the "Heartbeats for Haiti" show with Brave Combo, Spoonfed Tribe, and a grab bag of world music acts from reggae to meringue.Our Spike Johnson was there for the party,...
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Dallas-Haiti Project Offers Chance to Help

10 years ago by Jim Schutze
In order to help Haiti, you don't have to just sling cash out into the great unknown. Several groups in Dallas have long-standing involvement in relief efforts there -- among them Dallas-Haiti Project, which has been around for eight years. It began with nine women connected with St. Michael and...
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This Weekend: Plano Food and Wine Fest and a Bishop Arts BBQ Pop-Up

1 year ago by Taylor Adams
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters’ 10-5-1 Anniversary Party celebrates 10 years of OCCR, five years of Davis Street Espresso and one year of Five Mile Chocolate, OCCR's bean-to-bar chocolate brand, and this year, all three are joining forces for one big party. Head to Oak Cliff for ice cream, brownies, Joy macarons,...
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Haiti Benefit Concerts Scheduled In Austin And Dallas, And Paste 'Songs For Haiti' Downloads Include Fort Worth Band

10 years ago by Jesse Hughey
Perhaps the best thing about the local music scene is how generous North Texas musicians are when it comes to benefit concerts and other ways of donating to worthy charities. And, as you'd expect, the Haiti earthquake catastrophe has prompted an outpouring of support from the local music scene. First...
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Affluent Suburban Plano Votes on Recalling a Bigot. Dallas Black Leaders Defend Segregation.

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
Plano, an affluent suburb of Dallas maligned decades ago by finger-wagging liberals (me) as an all-white busing flight enclave, is at the forefront of a whole new kind of struggle for diversity, inclusiveness and enlightenment. Black poverty-cursed South Dallas — the scene a half-century ago of a civil rights struggle...

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