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.
“If you were to look down upon the world today, you would see a world divided by wars and natural disaster … you would think there is little hope … Even though there is a lot of bad in the world, we have to believe there is more good. We have to believe in tomorrow.” – Jonathan, Connecticut sixth grader
Writing under the headline, Police lives matter too, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass summed up the sentiment – and mass hysteria – surrounding the supposed Sept. 1 murder of a policeman in a bedroom community 50 miles north of Chicago:
Ben Carson is in serious political trouble, as his wacky and right-wing views on numerous issues draw more scrutiny and critical pieces of the “inspirational” back story he’s been telling for years get exposed as “fabrications.”
On Dec. 3, the Collective Empowerment Group, formerly known as the Collective Banking Group of Prince George’s County and Vicinity, will celebrate a milestone achievement – its 20th anniversary.
Across the country, parents have been in revolt against high-stakes standardized testing, with kids tested over and over again while creativity is cut out of classroom curricula. Parents – particularly in targeted urban schools from Chicago to Boston – are also marching against the forced closing of neighborhood schools, displacing kids and shutting down needed neighborhood centers.
“Illegal and unconstitutional jury selection procedures cast doubt on the integrity of the whole judicial process. They create the appearance of bias in the decision of individual cases, and they increase the risk of actual bias as well.” – Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Peters v. Kiff (1972)
Food. Friends. Family. Football.
Student protests over the way leaders of the University of Missouri have responded to racial incidents escalated dramatically over the weekend when 32 Black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until the president is removed.
Federal regulators have approved a new four-in-one combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Thirty-eight percent of Texas women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. That’s more than 1 in 3 women. The month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness and putting a stop to this social issue.