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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.

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Dallas men discuss domestic violence

“This is not a private family matter. This is a public matter.” – Victor Rivers

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Ebola Crisis: Dallas reports third infected, Africa hit worse than ever

“[It is] easier to get the flu than it is to get Ebola. This is not Africa. We are a First World country.” Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, declared outside of the Dallas County Commissioners Court

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New rules for schools: Addressing racial disparities

Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black/White achievement gap.

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Hundreds march to Ferguson police station

Clergy members led several hundred people on a march Monday, using a bullhorn to read the names of people killed by police nationwide, in the Missouri city where protesters have been unremitting since an unarmed 18-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a police officer.

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Texas voter ID law blocked too late for Election Day

A federal judge likened Texas’ tough voter ID rules to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voters on Oct. 9 and blocked Texas from enforcing it just weeks ahead of next month’s election, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as deliberately discriminatory.

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Around the State

An investigation by the city of Dallas has found that a small number of Dallas Fire-Rescue Emergency Medical Services laptop computers in DFR ambulances became unaccounted for between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 29, 2014.

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WeVote: Get involved, ‘Arrive with 5’

WeVote, a program under Vision Team, a nonprofit non-partisan organization, has partnered with Young People For, a program of People for the American Way Foundation, to use “Arrive with 5” to increase voter turnout at the midterm election on Nov. 4.

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Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

The Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years

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If you don’t vote, don’t complain!

This Monday begins early voting for the November election. On the ballot will be statewide candidates from governor to railroad commissioner.

Fool of law: Peterson faces trial of complexion

The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, and not arbitrary decisions by individual government officials.

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World unprepared for Ebola because it knows no borders

When it comes to matters of trade and economics, experts are eager to speak of “globalization.”

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Blacks, Latinos commit less crime than perceived

Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.

Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport

A new era and increased competition has begun in air travel in the Dallas area. Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service.

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Q&A: Ebola, Africa’s untold stories

As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union, the alliance of nations on the continent.

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Howard ranks among top HBCUs

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And, for the eighth consecutive year, Howard University ranked second among the 69 schools surveyed in the magazine.

Freedom Sunday: The role of Black churches

During the summer, the African American community commemorated the historical movement known as Freedom Summer or the Mississippi Summer Project.

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Project promotes nutrition, food security

Over 140 low-income families throughout the Dallas Metroplex received garden kits through the Family Garden Demonstration Project on Sept. 13.

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Addressing the nutrition of chronically hungry children

Collin County is the second wealthiest county in Texas, yet 44,530 children in Collin County are food insecure – that’s 20 percent of the children. Furthermore, Plano is one of the most affluent cities in the country, and more than 7,000 children in 46 Plano ISD elementary schools are eligible for free or reduced lunch – that’s 29 percent.

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