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Giddings discusses bills to help ex-offenders re-enter society

While “bathroom bill” and school voucher debates have dominated the conversations of many prior to the Texas Legislature meeting for its 85th session, State Rep. Helen Giddings, District 109, took time to explain other bills up for vote – bills ...

Congress pushes to allow firearms for mentally ill

The Republican-led Senate voted Feb. 15 to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with severe mental health disorders from being able to purchase a firearm. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump, who is ...

Around the State

The city of Dallas is taking a different approach to helping people with unpaid traffic citations or warrants, and it does not involve being arrested.

Trump exchange with Black journalist sparks outrage

Many African Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran Black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them.

Around the State

To celebrate Black History Month, McDonald’s of Greater North Texas will host African American Read-In events every Saturday in February with the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies Inc., an organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged youth.

Rep. Johnson tackles recidivism, voting and gentrification

Texas Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has represented District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives since he was first elected in a special election in April 2010.

Year of Unity presented by community leaders

Dallas city leaders and officials say they have been scrambling for solutions to mend the relationship between local residents and police officers since the July 2016 Dallas police shooting by a single sniper.

The Secret We Keep: Removing the stigma of mental illness

Mental illness is an issue that is not often talked about or taken into consideration – until it hits home. In 2014, it was reported that 72.9 percent of adults in Texas have mental illness, and 27.1 percent of Texas ...

Spotlighting The Cliff: Saluting a few of Oak Cliff’s notable contributors

A celebration of local success and engagement to “recognize the best Oak Cliff businesses, organizations and individuals in 2016 for their achievements, community contributions and milestones…” was held Jan. 26 at The Kessler Theater on West Davis Street. State Rep. ...

Video reveals officer pushed teen with foot

All charges dropped against Craig and her teenage daughters

Chicago mayor warns Trump deploying federal troops counteracts community policing

A day after President Donald Trump declared he was ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned against deploying the National Guard, saying it would hurt efforts to restore trust in the ...

Around the State

The Texas Senate’s only two Black members are criticizing Gov. Greg Abbott for not including any African Americans in his three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

A garden in the desert: For Oak Cliff hosts MLK Day of Service

The Southern Dallas food desert has been a growing epidemic in the city that had few solutions. The lack of grocery stores in the southern sector has placed an economic and physical strain on low-income Black families, forcing them to ...

White House changes create additional concerns

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has caused alarm for many groups and individuals across the country with concerns about what has been described as his racist, xenophobic, homophobic and sexist speeches.

White House press faces questions over false reports

Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.

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