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American Legion helps veterans in the community

Devoted to helping those who have fought selflessly to protect the United States and its allies, the American Legion is the largest wartime veteran non-profit organization.

Today’s activists: Heirs of Civil Rights Movement

In the months following Trayvon Martin’s shooting death at the hands of vigilante George Zimmerman in February 2012, a common question demonstrators asked was if the nationwide marches and fiery protests would be a moment or a movement.

African choir helps fund education

For over 20 years, the African Children’s Choir has been entertaining audiences around the world with their powerful voices and vibrant African songs and dances.

Black state legislators: ‘Preparing Our Nation’s Leaders’

Protecting unarmed Black men from police brutality and increasing the minimum wage were the main topics of discussion at the 38th annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference held at the Hilton Anatole from Dec. 10 through Dec. 13.

Staying safe during earthquakes

City officials have expressed growing concerns regarding the frequency of earthquakes in Dallas County and the safety of local residents and buildings.

With a criminal record, it’s one strike and you’re out

Ronald Lewis was standing on a street with his brother, who was selling drugs. When police were approaching, Lewis warned his brother. Both were arrested. That minor, almost reflexive reaction, led to Lewis sharing a drug possession charge with his ...

Black Republicans Making History

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Utah, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community. ...

Celebrating the life, legacy of the King

The 33rd Annual Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, will include a series of events between Saturday and Jan. 17 honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of this ...

Law enforcement ramps up patrols for drunk drivers over the New Year's holiday

The Texas Department of Transportation reminds motorists that law enforcement will be out in force on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in an effort to reduce crashes and discourage drunk driving.

Black sororities, fraternities differ on protests

Recent protests against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have created a conundrum for the nation’s Black fraternities and sororities: To remain relevant in the Black community they need to be involved, but protect their reputations if ...

Mayor pro tem accused of aggressive behavior

“I want to set the record straight about the incident that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 10, a little before 8 a.m. in the L1 parking garage at City Hall,” Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins said in a statement released to ...

Post-Katrina resentment revived by court’s ruling

It was an abrupt reversal of fortune that stirred lingering resentment and fresh tears more than nine years after Hurricane Katrina: Louisiana’s Supreme Court overturned rulings from two lower courts and tossed out a lawsuit that said roughly 7,500 New ...

Avoiding police aggression

Reflecting on the incidents of police aggression in Black communities in cities and across the nation, St. Philip’s School and Community Center’s Rites of Passage Experience for Sons hosted a discussion with community leaders in the school’s Worsham Conference Room ...

Congressional staffers walk out on Capitol Hill

A gathering of Black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Dec. 11 and raised their hands in the air to protest the killing of unarmed Black men by police.

Around the State

The Dallas Independent School District has been awarded a $100,000 Farm to School grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, made possible through the Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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