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.
African American Read-Ins were held at Black-owned McDonald’s restaurants last month in honor of Black History Month.
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.
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.
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.
Mary McLeod Bethune was a legendary African American female educator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No country is perfect; many to most politicians lie. It is a part of what government is and has always been.
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.
Violence among youths is an important public health problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2015, women age 16 and over represented 46 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor.
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
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.