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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 ...

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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.

Around the State

Mayor Mike Rawlings will join Councilwoman Tiffinni A. Young to reveal plans for an innovative hub for entrepreneurs in South Dallas/Fair Park. The Fair Park Entrepreneur Center – known as The District – is an initiative developed by The Zip ...

Kea Garrett reveals journey from ‘hell’ to millionaire

Near 30 percent of juveniles arrested are girls or young women, and their share of arrests and cases have increased over the past decade, according to a 2016 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention study.

Black lawmakers to be more aggressive under Trump

For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first Black president.

Black History Events

Volunteer attorneys will available Jan. 18 to answer legal questions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through the LegalLine call-in program, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. There is no charge to call in. DFW residents can call 214-220-7476.

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