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America under a Black man – Pres. Obama

There will be a generation of kids who will only know what it was like to live in this country under a Black president

Learning is more personal for Imagine 2020 students

We believe that every student in the Dallas Independent School District can learn and achieve.

Be informed: School board candidates

This week, The Dallas Examiner worked with the Coalition for an Accountable System of Education to publish a School Board Education Guide for the May 10 election of Dallas Independent School District Trustees for District 2, 6 and 8.

College slaves or student- athletes?

Should college athletes be paid? It’s a common debate lately, especially among many of those at our larger colleges and universities that have millions of dollars generated by sports teams.

Equal pay for equal work should matter to all of us

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis said, “the Equal Pay Act is commonsense,” in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of the bill aimed at closing gaps in the Lilly Ledbetter Act at the state level. Meanwhile, Perry stated ...

It’s time to grow up: Voting in every election

We can no longer wait to vote in presidential elections. We have too much at stake to sit out any election that is held in our community.

Conversations with our community

The Dallas Examiner presented the first in a series of Community Conversations at the African American Museum at Fair Park on Monday night. Prior to the Conversation, a reception was held for sponsors and panelists to mix and mingle.

It’s time to grow up: Our eduction system

I have spent the majority of my career in education, either as a classroom teacher or as an educational consultant.

Dedication of the Black Press

Since 1827, the African American community has depended on Black newspapers to tell their stories and provide information relevant to their community.

It’s your health

As the March 31 deadline approaches to enroll in health insurance, there are still thousands of Dallas County residents that remain uninsured.

Community Conversations: Talking past the politics

“We, the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love ...

It’s time for us to grow up: Our health

“When I was a child, I thought as a child, I spoke as a child, I acted as a child. But when I grew up I put away childish things.” – First Corinthians 13:11

It is time for Blacks in Texas to go to work!

Black Texas – to say nothing of Black America – is at a crossroad that we have never encountered.

Blacks must vote in every election

The percentage of eligible voters who vote is very small. We don’t know why. We can speculate and analyze about it.

It’s time to ask: Am I my brother’s keeper?

President Barack Obama last week made a historic announcement to address an issue that has systematically had a devastating impact on a segment of the population in this country.