Quantcast
12:53 p.m., 9/30/2014 |  Sign in
86°

Latest stories

Tease photo

Public transportation surveys passengers for better understanding

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.

Tease photo

Around the State

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.

Tease photo

Who won the war on poverty?

In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won,” President Ronald Reagan once quipped. Did it?

Tease photo

Air quality regulations improved in Black communities

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.

Tease photo

Healthy Huddle: Football legends huddle to give back to their community

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.

Tease photo

Steps of Faith

“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.

Tease photo

Former MLK aide donates papers to Alabama State

Working as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s secretary, Maude Ballou would put in long hours despite the threats to her safety.

Tease photo

CDC study shatters myth about Black fathers

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.

Tease photo

Project zooms in on future leaders, social trailblazers

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.

Tease photo

Tempers flare during DA’s first discussion on police shootings

It was evident on Monday night that people in Dallas are hurting. They are in pain. They were frustrated.

Tease photo

Cops kill at least two Blacks each week

Occasionally, police officers behave in such a dastardly manner that it captures international attention.

Tease photo

Message to Generation Y: This is your Jena

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.

Tease photo

Fairness, equality in voting for all of our citizens

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

Tease photo

Building a better future for Dallas and its residents

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.

Tease photo

Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown

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

Tease photo

Mental health issues create problems for African Americans in city jails

Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system.

Tease photo

Stress a key factor in mental health

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body.

Tease photo

College 101: Preparing for life on campus

For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety.

Tease photo

Alexander crowned Miss Black USA 2014

Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system.

Tease photo

Blacks lead social justice charge on social media

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.

Archive by year

2013 2014