On Nov. 12, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in light of changes in health insurance plans that will affect local constituents and provider-institutions.
“What we know about all of these voter suppression laws is that they have certain populations in their crosshairs, populations who they are trying to prohibit participation in the franchise because they fear that they will vote in a way that’s not favorable to the legislators who are enacting the legislation.
As I followed recent events at the University of Missouri that culminated in the resignation of its president for mishandling incidents of blatant racism on the Columbia, Missouri, campus
We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price.
Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the president of that university, Tim Wolfe, resigned or was dismissed.
One of the best-known comedians in America is George Wallace
If you read or listen to much of the media, you have to be wondering what would cause Black college students and their allies among other students and faculty at two prominent universities to stage nonviolent, institution-shaking protests – one of which resulted in the sudden resignation of two of the institution’s top officials.
As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football
The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a Black man by a police officer during an apparent struggle.
Cedar Valley College, one of seven independently accredited colleges that make up the Dallas County Community College District, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions program.
Dallas Independent School District students are being asked to help plan the 2016-2017 school meal menu by participating in a survey.
After commissioning a report highly critical of the Central Intelligence Agency’s efforts to diversify its staff and senior leadership, CIA Director John O. Brennan is reaching out to Black colleges to develop a more representative workforce.
Spike Lee told an audience of entertainment luminaries that it’s easier for a Black person to become president of the United States than head of a Hollywood studio or network.
The criticism was blunt: Blacks at the University of Missouri are harassed and threatened, the university has too few African American faculty members, the administration doesn’t seem to care, and all of that needs to change.
Flickering candles in Paris, the city of lights
Paris, the city of lights, is currently illuminated by flickering candles, along with flowers and other items – memorials at the various sites where three hours of carnage by allegedly Jihad
Women’s professional basketball is returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex after 30 years.
Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.
Theater is perhaps Dallas’ most undervalued cultural expression. It is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. Yet, in a city with districts lined with a number of galleries, museums and dance companies, theaters struggle to maintain their relevance. The owners of Uppermost Entertainment feel that it’s more difficult for local female film directors, producers and screenwriters.
They roost everywhere in his hometown – on neighbors’ houses, in the trees, in front yards – lured by the putrid smell of 65 acres of rotting garbage. It’s getting unbearable, he said.
The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They’re now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people’s access to public restrooms.