Teen Talk on Safety & Sex

In U.S. high schools, 40 percent of students have had sexual intercourse – with 46 percent not using condoms within their last sexual encounter, according to a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Influence, the power to change

Clad in a “Stand With Black Women” shirt, Mercedes Fulbright, the Texas State Coordinator at Local Progress, commanded attention during her engagement entitled, Deserving and Entitled; Engaging in Public Policy to Empower People, as part of the annual Speaking Truth ...

DA candidates react to school mass shooting reports

With two school mass shootings within three months and another averted, Gov. Greg Abbot held public hearings and produced a school shooting report, available on the Texas.gov website.

South Dallas: A neighborhood left behind

It has been over a month since the city of Dallas has enacted its first housing policy, leaving many pros and cons for Southern Dallas citizens.

Re-Imagine Red Bird: South Dallas mall development is more than just a project

The Re-imagine Red Bird Mall development, the renovation and redevelopment of the mall located at 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road, crossed another hurdle June 13.

Drive Clean Texas asks drivers to take pride in clean air

Texans may have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Drive Clean Texas campaign wants to change ...

Rep. Eric Johnson kicks off 30th annual Black Rodeo

On Saturday, the African American Museum hosted the 30th annual Texas Black Invitational Rodeo at the Fair Park Coliseum. The Honorable State Rep. Eric and Mrs. Johnson served as Grand Marshals for the event.

O’Rourke, Escobar lead march on tent city and separating immigrant children

World Cup soccer and backyard barbecues were set aside Father’s Day morning for hundreds of people who chose instead to descend on this small West Texas outpost that’s become famous the last 72 hours for being home to an immigration ...

‘Red flag’ law could remove guns from people who are deemed dangerous

As part of his school and gun safety plan, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to explore a law that would allow local officials to take guns away from people if a judge declares them a danger – while also protecting Second ...

Four things to watch at Texas Democratic, Republican conventions

Several thousand Texans will descend on San Antonio and Fort Worth for the biennial Republican and Democratic conventions to hear from the state’s most prominent politicians, adopt new platforms and elect party leaders.

Family demands justice for Black teen killed by California police

Temecula, California, is a location that families relocate to, attracted by a better school district in a ‘safer’ neighborhood. The city earned a reputation for being the “second safest city in America.” Yet, Temecula is the location where police fatally ...

Joppa calls for environmental justice

“The Confederate statue discussion you had at your briefing this month was impressive,”

Fourteen-year-old girl distressed after dating adult posing as teen boy

Still shaken from recently finding out that her high school boyfriend was actually an adult posing as a teenager, the 14-year-old Angel struggled to find her words.

Black teen sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a pair of sneakers

Dayonn Davis, 18, has been charged with robbery for allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers three years ago.

Black women changing tide of American politics

Last month, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States.