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Jones announces plans to open night court

One out of every four Dallas County criminal defendants fails to show up for court, according to a 2013 study by a UNT-Dallas criminology professor. Out of those who miss court dates, 30 percent are for misdemeanor charges.

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African American Read-In educates youth, celebrates Black history

African American Read-Ins were held at Black-owned McDonald’s restaurants last month in honor of Black History Month.

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Musical legacy of rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven, died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area west of St. Louis. He was 90.

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Around the State

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will offer Community Emergency Response Team classes for neighborhoods, community organizations and workplaces March 25, April 1 and April 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Road.

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Coffee with Cops brings officers and the community together

In order to strengthen the relationship between police and the citizens, the Dallas Police Department and McDonald’s of Greater North Texas partnered together to host Coffee with Cops, March 4 at seven McDonald’s locations in each of the DPD patrol divisions.

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Women’s History Month: A closer look at Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune was a legendary African American female educator.

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A time for penance, action

During this holy season of Lent in the Christian calendar, it’s time to reflect and act to help the most vulnerable in our midst.

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Trump administration’s health care lies are starting to hurt

For many of his supporters, Donald Trump’s casual relationship with the truth was at first amusing – part of his brash, anti-establishment appeal. He says what he thinks, went the argument, and if it isn’t true, so be it. His voters, we were told, have learned to take him seriously but not literally.

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Congressional district lines motivated by race

After a tumultuous fight discussing voting rights and the new laws enacted in Texas during the previous election year, a panel of federal judges ruled that three congressional districts in Texas are illegally drawn and that race was a motivating factor used in redistricting.

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Republican bill will cause millions to lose insurance

Recently, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analysis projected that over 10 years, the Republican American Health Care Act would cause over 24 million Americans to find themselves without health coverage, with 14 million losing their insurance in the first year, while reducing the budget deficit by $337 billion over 10 years.

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America descending in a spiral of deceit … sad, very sad

No country is perfect; many to most politicians lie. It is a part of what government is and has always been.

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FTC’s first-ever auto dealer enforcement charges Los Angeles group

When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, Black and Latino consumers – more often than other racial or ethnic groups – are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices.

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Effects of the exposure to violence on youth

Violence among youths is an important public health problem.

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Alzheimer’s Association offers online tools to empower people with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, announced March 16 new online resources to help those in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias to live well. The Association’s new “LiveWell” resources offer interactive tools, including video insights from those living with the disease, to help users navigate the personal and emotional challenges that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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Passing Strange: Youth's intense journey to find The Real

Passing Strange is an intensely spiritual and expressive coming of age story with an audience-participation multimedia explosion of incense, guitar jams and philosophical complexities. The Broadway rock musical by Tony Award winner Stew and his creative partner Heidi Rodewald made its regional debut March 2.

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Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 3, 7

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented March 6 by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the May 6 general election. Held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, it began with candidates contending for the Dallas City Council position in District 3: incumbent Casey Thomas, Joe Lawrence Tave and former councilwoman Sandra Crenshaw.

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Homeless in Dallas: Over half are Black

The numbers are just the preface to a broader story on race, age, gender and money, based on the perspective the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance offered during its State of the Homeless Address 2017, when the organization dedicated to mitigating homelessness released the data culled from the Jan. 26 report, 2017 Point-In-Time Homeless Count.

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Exposed to Greatness

In 2015, women age 16 and over represented 46 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor.

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Around the State

AIDS Walk South Dallas will be held March 25 at 8 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in an effort to bring awareness of HIV and raise funds to support its year-round programs and services for men, women and children. Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Closer look at women in history: Harriet Tubman

Many people have heard stories about the legendary Harriet Tubman as the conductor of the Underground Railroad, but they may not know the tumultuous history that inspired her leadership.

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