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Trump threatens national border wall emergency

President Trump on Friday threatened to use emergency powers to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that would defy a Congress that – amid Democratic opposition – has thus far refused to allocate any new money for ...

House Democrats take power amid Texas delegation shakeup

With the backing of Texas’ congressional Democrats, Nancy Pelosi on Thursday became the first U.S. House member to recapture the speaker’s gavel since the days Texan Sam Rayburn ruled Capitol Hill.

Executive producer Dream Hampton talks Surviving R. Kelly

For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much talked about Surviving R. Kelly documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the iceberg.

Rep. Johnson awarded Steele Social Justice Award

State Rep. Eric Johnson was awarded the 2018 Cleophas R. Steele Jr. Social Justice Award for his work in the Texas Legislature. He accepted the award at Good Street Baptist Church, Dec. 16.

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

“My husband is making his own adjustments to life after the White House, catching his own breath,” Michelle Obama penned in the forward of her new memoir, Becoming. “And here I am, in this new place, with a lot I ...

Policing for profit: Texas police seized more than $50 million of property – but not everyone was guilty of a crime

In February 2016, prosecutors in Houston filed a lawsuit against a truck: State of Texas vs. One 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.

Trucker’s Café offers food for the soul to those in need

“My dream of assisting the homeless began after I lived in several domestic abuse shelters as a child with my mother many years ago,” South Dallas restaurateur and volunteer Paulette Woods humbly began in a prepared statement.

Washington looks to Texas on criminal justice reform bill

When the White House endorsed a bipartisan effort to reduce the federal prison population and improve the lives of inmates already behind bars, President Donald Trump made one thing clear:

Former Dallas officer indicted for killing Black neighbor

“Every person in the Dallas Police Department continues to feel anguish about this difficult and tragic event that occurred on Sept. 6, 2018.

The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of Black women in America

Missy said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the typical case of insomnia. It’s the after effects of spending more than seven years in prison.

Report highlights the trauma that thousands of Texas families have experienced with incarceration

With more than 200,000 people in Texas jails and prisons, and nearly half a million children in Texas who have experienced a parent getting locked up

Veasey introduces act to grow small businesses

On Wednesday, Congressman Marc Veasey introduced the Diverse Small Businesses Empowerment Act to permanently cut the upfront Small Business Administration loan fees and eliminate economic barriers institutionally faced by women, minority and veteran small-business owners.

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North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens

Confederate plaque in the Capitol could be removed

The Texas Legislature or a state board chaired by Gov. Greg Abbott can remove a plaque in the Capitol honoring Confederates, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a published opinion Wednesday, providing clarity to a longstanding question over who has ...

Marian Wright Edelman transitions to a new role

“Our mission to ‘Leave No Child Behind’ and ensure that every child has ‘a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start’ in life and successful passage into adulthood has never been more ...

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