“Pretty much you name it, I have been through it. Luckily I don’t look like what I have been through. I come from a broken home, I was bullied…” Kayla Reed, reigning Miss Black Dallas Coed, said as she described her drive to serve, despite sometimes-bitter travails along with her glorious triumphs. “I’m just naturally very empathetic … I don’t like to see people hurting and I really am just passionate about helping people that need it.”
Each year, the 150-member Texas House of Representatives and 31-member Texas Senate gather in Austin during the Texas Legislative Session to discuss and vote on bills that govern Texas.
Yul Dorn and his wife raised their son and daughter in a three-bedroom home crammed with family photos, one they bought in a historically African American neighborhood in San Francisco over two decades ago.
Summer is here, and for many children in Dallas County that means long hours of inactivity, too much TV and munching unhealthy snacks.
An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a White former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend because jurors had deliberated for only a few hours.
It is unfathomable to me that week after week, I must continue to defend the Medicaid program that for more than 50 years has protected the health and well-being of tens of millions of America’s most vulnerable
“We write to you to express our most urgent concern that letters just issued by the Trump Administration will pave the way for nationwide voter suppression and purging, and violate the privacy of hundreds of millions of American citizens ... We have little doubt that these letters - issued unilaterally without any vote or public discussion - would lead to an unprecedented, nationwide voter suppression effort.”
After decades of vigilant struggles and sacrifices, civil rights legislation enacted in the 1960s won federal promises to ensure that discrimination is illegal and would not be tolerated.
One year ago, members of our community took to the streets of downtown Dallas to exercise their first amendment rights by speaking out and peacefully protesting against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. What began as a peaceful evening on July 7, 2016, ended with a deliberate and barbarous attack on local law enforcement.
Before we are able to make the kind of meaningful progress necessary to bring about a change in our economic status, we must educate ourselves in the areas of collectivism, mutual economic responsibility and the advantages of supporting one another in our endeavors.
The health care repeal that Republicans are pushing through Congress is a direct attack on the lives of Black people throughout the country.
As parents, we all would like to have perfect, well-behaved offspring of whom we can always be proud.
Summer is here, and having fun in the sun is no longer just a daydream. But for humans, exposure to the sun reminds us of how important the skin is, and the many health concerns associated with our skin.
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation recently launched Raising Texas Teachers, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs.
A simple, neatly packed boxed dinner served at the Together We Dine program June 20 contrasted the messy and complex work that race relations in the South have represented for centuries.
During what may have been the longest four days of their life, a Lancaster family was suddenly faced with the abduction and murder of a teenage female member in the family.
“This was a very contentious session.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Donald Trump’s commission on “election integrity” is meeting sensible resistance.
Recent highly publicized fatal interactions between civilians and law enforcement have resulted in a significant decline in trust between law enforcement and communities throughout the United States.