Dallas Trivia

Black Forest Theatre mural, Dallas Trivia

Erykah Badu mural on the historic Black Forest Theatre, Dallas; (c) Soul Of America

Dallas Trivia

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.

Radio Stations

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

Famous Residents

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

Ron Kirk
Dallas’ first Black mayor

Ernie Banks
Hall of Fame baseball player

Tony Dorsett
Heisman trophy winner and All-Pro Dallas Cowboys running back

Emmitt Smith
NFL’s all-time leading rusher

Michael Irvin
Great NFL wide receiver

Blind Lemon Jefferson
Famous Blues guitarist

Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter
Early Blues artist

Erykah Badu
Neo-Soul artist and urban activist

Bob Hayes
Once the fastest man in the world and a Dallas Cowboy

Michael Johnson
Gold medal Olympian sprinter

William Sidney Pittman
1st Black architect in Dallas

Vicki Meek
Sculptor and Director of South Dallas Cultural Center

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