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Locked up for life: Part 1 of a national investigation

Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs.

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The fifth annual Backpacks 4 Brainiacs Back to School Supply Rally and Concert, presented by Hip Hop 4 Hope and Operation Community Care, will be held Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Southwest Center Mall - lower level, ...

Texas Legislative Sessions: What people would be surprised to know

During the 85th legislative session, which ended May 29, a total of 10,672 bills were filed on behalf of the people of Texas with 4,960 passed and 51 vetoed. Most of the remaining bills died before making it to Gov. ...

Ex-officer indicted on murder charge in Black teen's death

A White former police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of Jordan Edwards, a Black teenager who was a passenger in a car that was leaving a party in Balch Springs, prosecutors said ...

Broadnax appoints city’s first Black female police chief

In the midst of multiple community and governmental issues plaguing the city of Dallas, city officials are looking for strong leadership to head the Dallas Police Department. Since the retirement of Chief David Brown, the city has been on an ...

Dallas named as a place of racial healing, transformation

“We understand that as a city, that Dallas – as diverse as we are – there are several, several, several, ideas of what truth, racial healing and transformation should and needs to look like,” said Joli Robinson, co-chair of the ...

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Lancaster City Council approved a citywide smoke-free ordinance making all workplaces in the city smoke-free, including all bars and restaurants. The new ordinance went into effect June 26.

Florida’s first African American state attorney pulled over in traffic stop

There was something a little unusual about a June 19 traffic stop in Orlando – other than the driver being Florida’s first African American state attorney who also happens to be in a legal fight with the governor over the ...

Message of Hope: Kayla Reed shares inspirational message to future queens, kings

“Pretty much you name it, I have been through it. Luckily I don’t look like what I have been through. I come from a broken home, I was bullied…” Kayla Reed, reigning Miss Black Dallas Coed, said as she described ...

New laws could impact the Black community in a positive way

Each year, the 150-member Texas House of Representatives and 31-member Texas Senate gather in Austin during the Texas Legislative Session to discuss and vote on bills that govern Texas.

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Summer is here, and for many children in Dallas County that means long hours of inactivity, too much TV and munching unhealthy snacks.

Prosecutor shocked by mistrial for cop who killed Black man

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a White former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend because jurors had deliberated for only a few ...

Unity Challenge: Together We Dine highlights unity through diversity

A simple, neatly packed boxed dinner served at the Together We Dine program June 20 contrasted the messy and complex work that race relations in the South have represented for centuries.

Lancaster girl kidnapped, killed over stolen drugs

During what may have been the longest four days of their life, a Lancaster family was suddenly faced with the abduction and murder of a teenage female member in the family.

Town hall meeting offers update on Legislative session

“This was a very contentious session.

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