“Dallas is the sad leader of the nation in matters of poverty,”
Highland Hills could be seeing a transition in the McCommas Bluff Landfill starting within two years. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson, District 8 councilmen, held a meeting with members in the community to discuss this opportunity to phase out what has been described by many as a large problem for residents near the facility.
Acquanetta Pierce Glass, president and CEO of Avance Communications in Detroit, Michigan, used last year’s Nielsen report on Black consumers to convince one of her clients to run a 15-second trailer in movie theaters during the holiday season.
“HIV could be a scary issue, but it can also be a life-changing issue to the point where you can be given a second chance at life,” said Tyeshia Alston, co-founder of Set Apart Aiming Victoriously to Eliminate Diseases.
America’s Journey for Justice, an 860-mile walk led by the NAACP, is considered the longest walk advocating civil rights in history. The distance traveled in this walk is longer than Mohandas Gandhi’s 240-mile Salt March in 1930 and 17 times the 50 miles marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Damien Durr is a brilliant young man who grew up in Ohio in a family of teachers where education was always stressed. No one, including Durr, ever thought he wouldn’t finish high school. When his father, grandfather and aunt all died within a short time of one another as he was starting high school,
On the heels of allowing a campaign follower in New Hampshire to assert unchallenged last week that President Obama is a Muslim, Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump has strongly resisted opportunities to correct the public record. On ABC’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos repeatedly challenged Trump Sunday to take back his words and in true Trump fashion, he refused.
The most important factor in a student’s success is a great teacher. But in the modern classroom, even great teachers face daunting obstacles. This is a story about what happens when big data meets the “three R’s” – reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s a story about the recent revolution in education technology, and how we in edtech can help make our education system work for all American students.
Is Patrick Lynch, president of the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, obliged to defend his members even when they are wrong? The open letter posted on the PBA website and printed in the New York Daily News lacks credibility and contributes to the fractured state of police-community relations. He has cautioned the media, and others, about rushing to judgment of James Frascatore, the walking assault machine that tackled former tennis star James Blake, put his knee to Blake’s back, and then cuffed him. This was captured by a security camera; the footage is ubiquitous online. Lynch says, “No one should ever jump to an uninformed conclusion based on a few seconds of video.”
Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news: Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates that we will eventually choose to compete for the presidency, and nowhere to be found in the debate questions or answers. We are merely watching from the balcony, as we had to do back in the 1950s in segregated theaters and churches that relegated Black people to the rear of the building. We were also told to be quiet, especially in the churches, way back when.
Citizens of America: While you were distracted last week by, among other things, the Republican Party’s marathon, second primary debate, the U.S. military, acting on orders from President Obama, completed its takeover of the American Southwest – suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law, taking residents’ guns, and throwing those who resisted into secret detention centers.
Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
Black Economic Empowerment: Pilot entrepreneurship program aims to train Black business owners for success
Cathy Hughes went from sleeping on the floor of her radio station as a struggling single mother to the ownership of the largest Black-owned broadcast company in the U.S. and the first publicly traded company owned by an African American woman.
This year, the Dallas ISD Athletics Department is utilizing technology to connect parents and fans to district sporting events – from each school’s sporting schedule or the location of the field house or stadium to the game score and much more.
Dr. Michael Hinojosa, who has served as the interim superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District since trustees unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, has been named as the lone finalist to serve as superintendent of schools by the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.
In today’s electronic-driven digital age, youth are defining a new way to play.
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Season opener had fans on the edge of their seat
It was a wild finish for the Dallas Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants on Sunday. After trailing 20-26 to the Giants with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo led his team to a comeback win by throwing an 11-yard touchdown reception to Cowboys tight end Jason Witten with only seven seconds left on the game clock.
“So, we’re going to do a beginning ballet class, dancers, and all I need you to do is follow along,” announced the director of the Dallas Black Dance Theater Academy to the company of children before her. “Go ahead and move your legs together; I want to see your feet touching.”
Letting go of the past may be difficult for some, especially when it comes to experiencing trauma and abuse. According to Alissa Jones, founder of Survivors with Voices Foundation, one of the best ways to overcome past hurts is through the power of forgiveness.