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How do we know if we truly GrowSouth?

Mayor Mike Rawlings has made economic development in Southern Dallas a priority of his administration.

NBCI urges members to withhold NPR contributions

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African American churchgoers, calls on African Americans to withhold contributions to NPR in response to their stifling of minority voices through the ...

Did you vote this time?

Only 2.01 percent of eligible voters in Dallas County voted in the May 27 primary runoff election.

Can morality be legislated?

I left Dallas in 1961 after graduating from Lincoln High School, one of three segregated high schools in the city.

It is time to put our vote where our mouth is

I watched very closely as the results of the Dallas ISD school board race came in.

Does Alameel really want the Black vote?

It has come to the attention of the Texas Publishers Association – The Black Press of Texas – that Dr. David Alameel’s campaign has deliberately neglected the Black Press

Election Day is here again. Be ready to cast your vote

May 27 is Election Day once again. This election will decide those races where no candidate received a majority of the votes in March’s primary election.

Did you vote?

Last Saturday, Dallas ISD held an election for District 6 trustee, a majority Black district located in Oak Cliff.

The Nigerian girls are all of our daughters

Once again, we are witnesses to man’s inhumanity toward man; but more specifically, man’s inhumanity toward girls.

Black inferiority

The top news story for the last couple of weeks has been the story of the recorded racist comments of Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

Two giants laid to rest: Bedford and Blair

It’s not often that you have two heavyweights who leave us within two weeks of each other. However, that was the case for the Black community in Dallas with the passing of former Judge L.A. Bedford and Dr. Bill Blair ...

Keeping our Eyes on the Prize

Last week my husband and I looked at Eyes on the Prize, the award-winning six-hour PBS documentary series on the Civil Rights Movement that tells the struggle of Blacks fighting for racial equality and social justice from 1954 to 1965.

What path will your children take?

As a result of Texas House Bill 5, which was passed during the last state legislative session, students who will graduate in the class of 2018 will be the first in the state of Texas to walk across the stage ...

Be bossy: sassy, yet brassy

Last month, during Women’s History Month, there was quite a bit of a fuss over the word “bossy” and the Ban Bossy campaign.

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