Photographer documenting Ebola dies of apparent heart attack

Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - 12:18pm

A Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Postphotojournalist most recently known for his haunting images of the Ebola crisis in Liberia died Thursday afternoon of an apparent heart attack. Michel du Cille was 58-years-old.

Du Cille, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was in the news in October after Syracuse University withdrew an invitation for him to show his photographs from Liberia and discuss his experiences at a conference due to fears about the spread of Ebola.

The photojournalist was on assignment for the Post when he collapsed after returning from a village in Liberia's Bong County,...

Spirit of Innovation

Thu, Dec 11, 2014 - 12:05pm

The Korean American Women’s Association of Dallas is a busy group. Members not only promote Korean culture, they also give back to the community in many ways. One way is to help the homeless during the holidays. This year, instead of serving meals at Union Gospel Mission in Dallas, the members decided to focus on women.

About a dozen members headed over to Center of Hope in Dallas on Friday. Association president Jane Kang said they provided dinner for about 150 women and children.

“We served them a variety of traditional Korean foods made specially for them,” Kang said.

The nonprofit also donated five new...

Rethink motives, and budget, when buying kids’ holiday gifts

Wed, Dec 10, 2014 - 11:39am

Hold up your hands and wave the white flag. Any argument about the holidays being too commercial is over, considering that lighted trees are in some store windows even before summer is officially over.

Still, the trend toward Hallothanksmas doesn’t have to cross the threshold to your home and affect your kids. Specifically, parents don’t have to let three months of marketing bombs force them into guilt and buying their kids mountains of presents.

“I have seen many parents over the years who struggle with guilt about what they don’t give their child, and they overdo the holiday presents in some less-than-conscious...

'Generation One': Helping Kids Learn English -- And Spanish, Too

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 - 10:59am

North Texas schools have transformed the way they teach English – by teaching Spanish, too. 

Dual language programs are the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

At Bowie Elementary in Grand Prairie, Spanish-speaking kids are...

Dallas may invest more to bring grocery to southeast neighborhoods

Tue, Dec 2, 2014 - 8:04pm

For years, the city has been trying to get a grocery store to open in far southeast Dallas.

City officials have met with major chains. They’ve wooed grocers at annual retailers conventions in Las Vegas.

The City Council even approved spending $1.5 million to acquire land near Simpson Stuart and Bonnie View roads and to prepare the site for development.

Even with the incentives, grocers shied away, saying the low density of the neighborhood made an investment too risky. There were also concerns about the area’s economic character; its residents, for the most part, subsist on low incomes.

So, intent on...