The 5.7 million resident Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex covers 384 square miles of rolling prairie.
The DFW metroplex has over 700,000 African Americans.
Dallas is the leading visitor destination in Texas.
Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other major American city.
Dallas has four times more restaurants per person than New York City.
Corporate headquarters in the DFW Metroplex include: Exxon/Mobil, JC Penney, Texas Instruments, Kimberly-Clark, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Comp USA, and Tandy Corporation.
DFW Metroplex is ranked as one the top 5 metro areas for job growth between 2000-2020.
89.3 FM KNON – Old & New School R&B
97.9 FM KBFB – Hip-Hop, R&B
94.5 FM KTXQ – K-Soul, Old & New School R&B
104.5 FM KKDA – Hip-Hop, R&B
105.7 FM KRNB – Tom Joyner, Old & New School R&B
107.5 FM KOAI – Jazz
730 AM KKDA – Old & New School R&B, Blues, Gospel, Talk
970 AM KHVN – Gospel
1040 AM KGGR – Gospel
Notable residents born here or made their mark here:
Dr. Mamie McKnight
Lead efforts to honor and memorialize historically Black Freedmenstown
Bishop T. D. Jakes
Pastor and Televangelist
Dallas’ first Black mayor
Hall of Fame baseball player
Heisman trophy winner and All-Pro Dallas Cowboys running back
NFL’s all-time leading rusher
Great NFL wide receiver
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Famous Blues guitarist
Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter
Early Blues artist
Neo-Soul artist and urban activist
Once the fastest man in the world and a Dallas Cowboy
Gold medal Olympian sprinter
William Sidney Pittman
1st Black architect in Dallas
Sculptor and Director of South Dallas Cultural Center