12:28 p.m., 10/25/2014 |  Sign in

Latest stories

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

Local academic center provides resources for homeless students

As the 2014-2015 school year is underway in Dallas ISD, many students have begun to get acclimated to homework, new friends and new school environments.

Tease photo

Poverty in Southern Dallas

In a recent conversation with an elementary school teacher in Dallas Independent School District, he shared information about the students in his school that is located in east Oak Cliff.

The Justice Department after Holder

(NNPA) – Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn’t left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder’s mold will succeed him.

Tease photo

The Ebola case in Dallas and the U.S.

Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they think the GOP’s political cesspool has no bottom.

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 23, 2012, in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle

Tease photo

Voting Rights: Countering voter suppression moves

The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote.

Tease photo

Race for the White House: Hillary Clinton v. Ben Carson in 2016

I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what Black folks will do when President Obama leaves office.

Tease photo

Pink and Purple Challenge to combat cancer, violence

Survivors Dr. Renee Hornbuckle and Dr. Sheron Patterson joined forces in the name of sisterhood and solidarity to launch their Pink and Purple Challenge on Oct. 2.

Tease photo

Easy tips for a healthy school year

Another school year is underway and with it comes homework, play dates, team sports and more, which can make feeding children healthy snacks a daunting task.

Tease photo

INDEX: Reflections of Life

Dazzling glass windows connect community, culture

Shadows and light intermingle with silhouettes and color in the newly installed windows of the Highland Hills Branch Library in Southeast Dallas.

Tease photo

Black females lack leadership opportunities

While Black girls possess high levels of leadership qualities, they receive the least opportunity to fill these roles throughout their lives, a new report finds.

Tease photo

New study by Nielsen underscores need for diversity

The most effective way for companies to connect with African Americans is by reflecting diversity in their advertisements and utilizing Black media, according to a new study by Nielsen.

Tease photo

Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Oct. 2 that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

Tease photo

City saddened, concerned after death of Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Tease photo

Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.

Tease photo

Freedom Sunday: A call to participate in democracy

The African American church has played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and many years before even that critical time in history.

Tease photo

WeVote: Because our voices matter

WeVote is an initiative to get more people to the polls in Dallas County for the Nov. 4 midterm election.

Tease photo

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.

Archive by year

2013 2014