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Black History Month’s Hidden Treasures

The origin of Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February 1926, known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. More...

Feb 22nd: The Dash is On, Cultivating Healthy Programs for Area Youth

Sign up for the Annual Dash for the Beads 1 Mile Walk, 5k and 10K Race to take place March 2nd, a fun-filled community favorite for the whole family! The Good Space Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that improves the mental, physical, and emotional health of Oak Cliff youth by providing grant funds to area schools and nonprofits and promoting physical fitness, healthy eating, and arts programs. More...

Passionate Pie

This is what I call a sweetheart of a meal! Check out the recipe below for a passionate twist to the beloved Italian pie. Try topping your heart-shaped pizza crust with your fav fixings, drop it in the oven like it’s hot and serve it up with your brew of choice. Surprise your honey with a cozy night in on this Valentine’s Day. You may want to add some bling! Basic Ingredients: 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated thin pizza crust 1 can (8 ...

Muled Mead

Pizza and beer!?! How bout a heart-shaped pizza and a Mead Mule! This spin on a Moscow Mule takes its ancient notes from the process of creating an alcoholic beverage by fermenting honey with water. Part beer, part wine or maybe just its own gig, dry mead and ginger will rock your pizza. Look for dry mead at your local packaging store. Good news for novices, you don’t have to concoct the mead. On a side note, age-old mead was made with fruits, spices, grains or hops, and the finished product ...

Roman Match-Making Merriment, or Knot

The origins of Valentine’s Day can be attributed to those raucous Romans replete with blood, sweat and tears, possibly ecstatic ones! The feast of Lupercalia was celebrated by Romans from February 13th to the 15th, when men sacrificed a goat and a dog, and then whipped women with the hides of the slain animals. Young women would line up for a spanking, as they believed this ritual would make them fertile. More...

From Feast to Fasting: A Mardi Gras Prelude to Lent

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites including the Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular local rites into the new faith as a path of least resistance, cloaking Mardi Gras as a prelude to Lent or 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. More...
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