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Who’s Who in Black Dallas to unveil second edition

The second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas will be unveiled at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

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Promise Zone to help high-poverty communities

The Obama administration will launch a competition to designate the next round of Promise Zones, part of President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new pathway to the middle class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, improve educational opportunities and reduce violent crime.

Small Black businesses

Most Black owned-business in Dallas are small, but they provide important services to the community and are vital for the community’s survival

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NFL still dropping the ball

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday.

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MOM helps with grieving, recovery

While many people are preparing for the fall season and anticipating the kickoff of the State Fair of Texas, others are reflecting upon a difficult time in their lives

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The New York Times schooled on Adrian Peterson

“Adrian Peterson Indicted” reads The New York Times online story by Steve Eder and Pat Borziof, Sept. 12.

Delivered gifts: A half-century of answered prayers

When my mother Thelma Williams first discovered that my older brother Gerald Williams was suffering from a mental illness two years after his birth she began praying and never stopped.

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The boldness of the Congressional Black Caucus – then and now

Too often people who have experienced and endured long-term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains that Black America has made during the past 50 years.

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Safeguards needed for biosimilar development

A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will allow a streamline for licensing of medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines.

The legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans

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Specialty pets inspire learning

All pets bring us closer to the natural world, but specialty pets, such as fish, small pets and reptiles, provide a unique way to inspire children to learn about the world around them.

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PBS to present America After Ferguson

America After Ferguson, a PBS filming of a town hall meeting that will explore the issues following the death of Michael Brown

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Pardons of Innocence film to debut at CBC conference

The much acclaimed feature-length film, Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten, will have its national debut during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference this Friday at the Renaissance Hotel across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

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HistoryMakers to show students how to make history

As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing up to join them.

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The long road to justice – 28 years later

“The first thing to note is obviously Fred and Mildred Finch were unbelievable people,”

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Video visitation for inmates remains in limbo

The specifics for a plan that would allow Securus Technologies to bring video visitation to the county jail continued to be worked out by the Dallas County Commissioners Court at its Sept. 16 meeting.

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CrackDown: Demolition project helps revitalize South Dallas community

“Knock it down, knock it down ...” chanted a group of elementary school children as the metal claw of a backhoe ripped into a crumbling, abandoned house at 3218 Trezevant St. near Fair Park.

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Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the push for civil rights.

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Blacks and jury duty

Thursday night Friendship-West Community Baptist Church hosted a town hall meeting with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Police Chief David Brown and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players,

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