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Expungement process requires patience, money to cut through bureaucracy, red tape

Reggie Ruffin, the local man arrested in 2009 and 2010 for violent felonies but released after being found not guilty in each case, learned that the lawsuit he brought against the city was thrown out of court June 20 by ...

Building the PQC village

Paul Quinn College is the only Historically Black College and University in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Last week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded Dallas County Health and Human Services 100 percent on its annual Technical Assistance Review. The review assesses the Public Health Preparedness Division’s ...

Special to The Dallas Examiner

The Mid-Cities Chapter of The Links Inc. will host its 22nd annual fund-raiser “A Knock-Out Affair”: Black-Tie Boxing Event on Aug. 16 at the Fairmont Hotel.

Ben Chavis named NNPA interim president, CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., a global business leader, educator and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell announced.

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Lancaster ISD has been in a state of transformation for the past few years, and leading the charge has been its superintendent, Dr. Michael D. McFarland. Since his arrival, the district has improved its financial status, strengthened city and community ...

U.S. political views not rigidly defined

Politically, the nation is less a sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.

Dems make ‘A Texas Promise’

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Sen. Royce West announced during the 23rd District caucus vote on June 27. “If we don’t turn out the vote in the 23rd Senatorial District in Dallas County, we’ve got a lot ...

Parents, leaders cry out against ‘police brutality’

“Do you know anything about the brutality in our midst?” Dr. Brenda Wall, pastor of Counseling and Christian Education at Friendship-West Baptist Church, asked those seated before her in the sanctuary.

‘You still can’t download freedom’

Rapidly expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer.

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Individuals without health insurance coverage and who have experienced a change in marital status, adoption, loss of job, change of address, employment or a change in immigration status may qualify for a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act. ...

Mobilizing key groups can change politics of the Deep South

As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, a new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful ...

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Friendship West Baptist Church will host “Community Matters: A Town Hall Meeting,” featuring renowned writer, teacher and activist Dr. Cornel West on June 20 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, 2020 W. Wheatland Road.

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The Dallas ISD’s Human Capital Management department will host a job fair for teachers on June 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Emmett J. Conrad High School, located at 7502 Fair Oaks Ave.

Ray Boone, crusading editor, ‘champion’ journalist, dead at 76

Raymond Harold “Ray” Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the Southern anthem Dixie.

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