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Tag - African American Culture

Ask residents of Fort Worth about Viola Pitts and you will likely hear about her tireless efforts to use voting to effect change. Ask people in west Fort Worth’s former resort community of Como who she was, and you will hear a more nuanced and personal description for the passionate activist known affectionately as “the unofficial mayor” of Como. 
Ask any Terrell Heights about their fondest memories growing up in the well-manicured, tree-lined tight-knit community and many will recall the juxtaposition of quaint hole-in-the-wall clubs with steepled red brick centennial churches off Rosedale. It's apparent that this first middle-class Black community in Fort Worth holds special significance to all who know its beautifully quilted history. 

Spotlight: Carpenter's Cafe

Posted On March 2, 2021 | Laurie James

Katrina and Travis Carpenter are a dynamic duo that just celebrated the first anniversary of their namesake restaurant. Katrina, a former dyslexia educator who bakes heavenly surprises, and Travis, who works at a local distributor in North Fort Worth when he’s not barbecuing chicken and brisket, have weathered a succession of storms to bring their unique menu to the Fort.