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Chris Howell Communications, in partnership with Dallas County Health and Human Services, UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital, will host Know Your Status Dallas, an HIV/AIDS awareness and testing event.

Elks Lodge: 40 years of service

Brotherhood and service are the hallmarks of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World said George Coleman, Extreme Leading Knight of the Daniels Cross Elks Lodge #1578, located at 2444 Zang Blvd.

Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision announced on Jan. 25.

Remembering longtime journalist Denise Stovall

Denise Johnson Stovall, 61, a writer-at-large with The Dallas Examiner, was passionate about journalism – telling stories and helping others share uplifting memories of their journey.

Monday Night Politic - Meet the Candidates

The Dallas Examiner will present its Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, political forums for the March 2016 Primary, will be held at the African American Museum at Fair Park, 3536 Grand Ave. The forums will be held on Mondays ...

State of District 3: Conference highlights progress, goals of Southern Dallas district

Dallas City Councilmember Casey Thomas of District 3 stated he has been working hard to lay a solid foundation for growth and developing his district in Southern Dallas and the Oak Cliff area for the past six months during a ...

The Flint lead problem: Time vs. finance

Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city’s lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million.

Ex-prosecutor to lead investigation into Flint water

A former prosecutor and a retired head of the Detroit FBI will play key roles in an investigation into Flint’s lead-tainted water as part of the effort to seek answers while also preventing conflicts of interest,

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The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donors

Reducing the rate of recidivism

“That’s why I’m such a believer,” said District Attorney Susan Hawk as she described the Reformative Justice Unit programs her office developed in 2015 as a remedy to reduce nonviolent crime and re-arrests in the county – especially for those ...

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Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, will be inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame by the Trumpet Foundation at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Friday.

Queen of Creole Cuisine Leah Chase still cooking at 93

Leah Chase has spent her culinary life on the cutting edge of history, mixing fine dining with her southern Louisiana roots at her classic New Orleans restaurant, Dooky Chase’s.

Obama issues executive action on gun control

“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns – 30,000. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. Accidents

Mississippi lawmakers honor legacy of civil rights leader

Sunday marked the anniversary of the attack on Vernon Dahmer (DAY’-mur) Sr., who defied the White segregationist power structure by registering Black voters in the 1960s.

Dallas/Fort Worth celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 18. the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will celebrate the life and work of King Jan. 14 through Jan. 18.