If Mannie Fresh mentioned your lifestyle or occupation on the intro of a Cash Money record, you are the intended audience.
Four words do not make a man racially identifiable. His musical tastes and skin tone are not clear indicators either. When it comes to Dakota Prescott, we already know this is the case.
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.
“After the officers realized it was Larry Johnson, they approached and told him it wasn’t wise for him to be there, and that the area was full of trouble. Larry then pointed in the direction across the street and told the policemen, ‘This is where I spent most of my life. This is home. I don’t forget home.’
I’m just trying to make sure Dallas returns the favor.”
Kam Willard continues the story of Larry Johnson, a true Hometown Hero whose story took him from South Dallas, to Skyline, and from Skyline to Stardom.
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.
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!
Between these two deaths, it seems like there is too much going on in the world, especially with Botham Shem Jean being murdered here in Dallas. But stay encouraged, Good People. Things are tough, but what we know for sure is that God clearly ain’t done with niggas yet. If He was, we’d be extinct already.
Lord knows, they’ve tried.
My childhood sounds like books on tape during my mother’s sorority meetings, the Tom Joyner Morning Show on the way to school, and a cassette tape collection that, looking back, just don't make no sense. So I made The TJones Tapes, a list of songs inspired by the music my mother listens to, the movies she watches, and the cassette tape collection that never failed us.
The SOULcase isn’t just another showcase. It’s an intimate listening session that doesn’t put on any airs or pretend to be anything except a good time, with good drinks, and good people. It’s a space for the urban sophisticate whose musical palette is sultry enough to pair musical vibes with something brown and on the rocks. The easy-going music connoisseur moved more by quality sounds and ambiance than they are by smoke and mirrors.
It’s a chance for music lovers to connect to artists in ways that have yet to be seen in Dallas.
Today the power of protest has fossilized itself with the memory of the assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; marches no longer provide change for the wronged and underrepresented and sit ins or boycotts are non-existent due to lack of leaders in the black community, those who have fallen complacent, and social media.