I will never forget when, eight years ago, I was canvassing, registering people to vote. Whenever you go door to door, you realize that you will get a wide range of reactions, from an open willingness to register to flat-out refusals – some hostile, with people not only shooing you from their door but daring you to come back!
It appears that the football player Colin Kaepernick has started American people to thinking or rethinking the song that should be the United States’s national anthem.
A Black Texas teacher is suing the state’s capital after being thrown to the ground by one White officer during a traffic stop and then being told by another that Blacks have “violent tendencies.”
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has restated a policy that bans the raising of Confederate flags on permanent poles in federal cemeteries, affecting dozens of burial grounds across the nation – especially in the Deep South – and further contributing to the slow death of the 19th century symbols in modern American life.
Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge Clay Jenkins joined other elected officials from around the U.S. for the National Association of County Officials Conference and Exposition held in July in Long Beach, California. During the event, participants explored areas of improvement or patterns of need related to their respective home districts.
The Dallas community came together again for the purpose of healing and understanding at the second annual Together We Ball basketball game and community day at P.C. Cobb Field House, Aug. 28. Established though Project Unity by founder Pastor Ritchie Butler of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the goal of the free event was to foster community engagement to help strengthen relationships between police officers and the community.
The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio.
A Black teenager who was shown on video getting thrown down by a White police officer in Iowa received thousands of dollars to keep quiet about a settlement including a secrecy provision that may violate state law.
Letting his hair go au naturel and sprinting between drills as usual, Colin Kaepernick took the field Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers as his stance against standing for the national anthem drew chatter across NFL camps.
In his law office, Andy Savage keeps a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine Black parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
A leader of the group that has organized the protests against police brutality was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.
An audit shows Texas received nearly $58 million from the federal Medicaid program for health services that did not qualify for reimbursement. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General released audit details last month.
“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
“Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the gold standard: We’re a nation of immigrants that finds strength in our diversity and unity in our national pride
The education of the children of Dallas ISD is my unequivocal first priority as school board trustee.
Many, many years ago, when I completed high school at Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Mississippi – where I earned 15 cents an hour working as a student – upon my graduation, the school closed its doors forever. I had planned to stay there to enter college because it was a junior college, and as valedictorian of my class, I was to receive a scholarship upon my return.
Donald Trump made a pitch for Black votes this week in his own inimitable fashion. Speaking in a virtually all-White suburb of Detroit, he suggested that African American communities are “suffering from Democratic control.”
As the daughter of a formerly incarcerated mother, I know from personal experience that when one person goes to prison, the whole family goes to prison.
Each year, students who participate in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism cluster at Justin F. Kimball High School are thrust in to real-world experiences. But it’s not met without high expectations.
School bells have started ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance,