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Civil rights activists, media blamed for attack on DPD

Police brutality protesters and community leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth came under attack last month when the Dallas Police Association blamed those groups for the June 13 attack on the Jack Evans Dallas Police Headquarters.

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Loretta Lynch to NAACP: ‘Our work is not finished’

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch pushed the NAACP to keep fighting for equality in education, economics and the criminal justice system in her speech at the organization’s Freedom Fund/Thalheimer Awards ceremony on the evening of July 15 in Philadelphia.

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Obama says race infects U.S. criminal justice system

Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact with Iran to limit their nuclear program, President Barack Obama told the crowd July 14 that race has always played an outsized role in incarceration.

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Around the State

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced the first human West Nile Virus case in the city of Dallas for the 2015 season on Tuesday. The resident diagnosed with West Nile Fever lives in the 75217 ZIP code. Due to medical confidentiality, additional information about the person is not provided.

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Symbols are important to Black America

Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack Obama with Confederate flags.

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How to keep our Black boys alive

The recent spotlight on systematic racial profiling and police brutality against Black boys and men has exposed a painful truth long known in the Black community: Just about every Black youth and man seems to have a story about being stopped by the police, and all live daily with the understanding it can happen to any of them at any time.

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How to reform the criminal justice system

There is no question that the criminal justice system is broken. President Obama made that clear recently in his address to the annual convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia.

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Demilitarize the police in our communities

Do police forces have our communities under military occupation? This question seems extremely far-fetched thinking of what America stands for. However it may be more realistic than we all know. Aug. 9, 2014, sparked an uprising in this country that was long overdue.

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White racism costs Whites, too

Although he forged a distinguished career as a 10-term Republican Congressman from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, and later as a judge on his state’s Supreme Court, Richard H. Poff is but a minor footnote in American history.

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Release low-level, non-violent drug offenders

Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it. Jerome Wayne Johnson grew marijuana plants and was charged with intending to distribute marijuana.

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The math and the “aftermath” of the Confederate flag

Now that the Confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now? Another question is, “What does the math of the aftermath look like?” Everything boils down to economics/business at some point, so let’s take a look at the past few weeks to see what has really taken place.

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Dealership, exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys show that at least two-thirds of Americans have no idea it happens.

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Dallas ISD graduate lands White House position

Stephanie L. Young thought that one day she might be a teacher. However, her ambitions, which were encouraged by a favorite teacher and a central staffer, took her far beyond the classroom.

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JROTC leader named director of Army Instruction of the Year

Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Davis has been named Director of Army Instruction of the Year by the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command, which is based at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

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MegaFest focuses on spirituality, health and family

MegaFest, the faith-based community event presented by Bishop T.D. Jakes, will make its return to the Dallas Convention Center from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. This year’s festival will bring to the Metroplex spiritual guidance, programs on maintaining health and personal success, a golf tournament, and family-friendly entertainment.

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Farm-to-Table: Bring the freshness home

Wonderful food, worthy to be shared with family, begins with only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Bring the farm fresh flavor to any meal, any time of day.

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Hinojosa returns to Dallas ISD

After three years away, Dr. Michael Hinojosa has returned to Dallas once again at the helm of Dallas ISD as interim superintendent in the wake of former Superintendent Michael Miles’ sudden departure.

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Democrats: Student Success Act unacceptable

White House reports schools across the country will lose billions

Education has a long way to go before it can be ranked as “Satisfactory,” despite some recent improvements, such as higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates.

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NAACP chief Brooks focuses on future

Touching on topics from across the nation, including the Confederate battle flag, the recent string of church burnings in the South, the tragic shooting and loss of nine lives at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the on-going campaign against excessive use of force by police, and the discriminatory criminal justice policies that negatively affect communities of color, NAACP president and CEO Cornell W. Brooks delivered the keynote address during the group’s 106th national convention. Held Monday in Philadelphia, he spoke on legal, civil and social justice issues.

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NAACP convention draws prominent speakers

The NAACP’s 106th annual convention is drawing a slate of notable public officials. President Barack Obama delivered a keynote address Tuesday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Obama’s remarks centered around reforming the criminal justice system.

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