A Renaissance is coming to Oak Cliff, and Taylor Toynes and the For Oak Cliff community center are two of its driving forces. What began as a small school supply drive in the former teacher’s classroom has since grown into a full-scale community center whose programs have garnered the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, J. Cole, Bay Bay, and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. But beyond the glitz and glamour, Taylor has one goal: Liberate Oak Cliff from systemic oppression.
There’s something about that feeling you get when you’re with your people, singing your favorite R&B songs, reminiscing and shaking off the stress of a long week. Something that shouldn’t be limited to just a section of a DJ’s set. On this Saturday, April 20, The Set is coming to Dallas with one rule: All R&B, All Night.
Today a celebration is due for a legend that our city will never be able to replicate. A hero that deserves his roses now, versus being cherished when his achievements are relegated to a never ending list on the ESPN ticker preceded by “Former NBA Superstar dies at age . . .”
Kam Willard won’t allow that.
This series and the projects that pair with it are more than just a hobby and a story to share. This is history that we are engaging in. Kam Willard is taking the steps to learn more about the roots of prominent figures and their attachment to the city of Dallas, continuing the stories of our legends so we don’t let them age away into the chambers of yesterday.
I can’t write this letting anger win, not on the first beautiful Dallas day we’ve had in weeks. Not on Women’s Day. It’s not a 3:30 service attached to it, but let’s praise the queens today. I’mgonna try my best to do it my way despite that derivative emotion lingering.
As I grow older, the thing I appreciate most about maturity is that it provides perspective.
Man, so it was a matter of time before I had to punch in on one of these , so without further adieu , I present to you #FeelsLikeFriday Vol. 2. So to my understanding, these things are designed to musically describe your week, so let’s talk about it. This week for me was a share of ups, downs and a whole lot of chilling. I managed to secure another major interview bag, I made a lil bread this week, flirted with my fiancé all week, had an IDGAF moment with Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and in light of Trump’s sorry ass White House spread I thought back to my favorite president. It’s safe to say my week was a whirlwind of craziness, but no matter how crazy and/or chill your week is, never forget to call your mothers, especially if her name is Rosalind Reeves, because she will definitely let you know about your bitchassness. TGIF!
Our newest contributor KamWillard gets his #HometownHeroes series kicked off by highlighting DFW native and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. The series pays homage to athletes from the metroplex with a unique look through the lenses of sports, fashion and culture. Tune into the college football playoff tonight to support the hometown hero.
Let’s just get straight to it: We need you to vote before the polls close on November 6.
Since y’alls president took office, the political scene has been a game of, “it can’t get any worse than this, can it?” And then it gets worse.
Draw four, nigga.
But it’s all good, because Good Culture is lacing you up with resources for candidate information, polling locations and Lyft and Uber codes.
The Black community’s ties to food is the stuff of legend. We don’t just eat it.
We experience it.
With Black Restaurant Week coming to town, Dallas is about to experience the best Black cuisine that the city has to offer, and GoodCulture is giving away two free tickets so you can experience it too!
In a time period where pictures and videos of workout updates and meticulously planned meal prep layouts flood our timelines daily, it is important to remember one additional thing:
There is no health without mental health.