Passengers who use public transportation in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Tarrant County will have an opportunity to participate in two types of surveys this month to help planners better understand the demand for bus and rail service throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth-area.
The North Texas Tollway Authority honored Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last week with the Drive to Excellence Award for the creation of a robust and thriving transportation network serving one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won,” President Ronald Reagan once quipped. Did it?
For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color – data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day.
Even decades after his retirement as defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys, the accomplishments and personality of legendary Ed “Too Tall” Jones still gets football fans excited.
“Welcome, welcome, welcome,” producer/actress Sharice Henry Chasi called out to the near-capacity audience inside the cavernous Texas Theater during the premiere of the faith-based, locally produced film Steps of Faith on Aug. 16.
Working as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s secretary, Maude Ballou would put in long hours despite the threats to her safety.
Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.
Project Zoom! is a non-profit organization that has taken on the challenge on equipping and inspiring the next generation of social innovators with the tools to change the world. Its projects build confidence and leadership qualities in students from underserved communities through technology and interactive workshops, as well as exposure to various cultures and historic landmarks across the globe.
It was evident on Monday night that people in Dallas are hurting. They are in pain. They were frustrated.
Occasionally, police officers behave in such a dastardly manner that it captures international attention.
As the newly elected president of the Dallas NAACP, I had the privilege of helping to coordinate the Dallas delegation that participatd in the nationwide rally to Jena, Louisiana, to support the “Jena Six.” The Jena Six were six Black teenagers convicted in the beating of Justin Barker, a White student at Jena High School.
America has endured a long and painful history of voter disenfranchisement. There were times when minority citizens were forced to pay poll taxes before they could exercise the right to vote
The city of Dallas is in the midst of its annual budget process and my office was recently approached by a group of people looking to make sure that Dallas Animal Services gets the money it needs to operate effectively.
It doesn’t matter if you are a state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Missouri, you won’t get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you will not be allowed to cover your young nephew. Not many would let a dog lay uncovered for several hours
Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system.
Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body.
For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety.
Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system.
What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge.