Black women’s coalition chapter reestablishes in Dallas

Men are often shown as the face of most Black movements in history, but women have always played a huge role in creating change in the African American community.

Dallas County celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition will be held Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, located at 1925 Elm St. Incorporating ideals from Dr. Martin Luther King’s writings and speeches, eight fourth-

US levels sanctions against Russia over election hacking

In a Cold War-era style diplomatic showdown, the United States unleashed a string of sanctions and ordered expulsion of 35 Russians in retaliation for alleged cyber-meddling against the U.S. election, and Russia’s foreign minister said Moscow is weighing a move ...

Texas ordered to disclose number of heat-related prison deaths

A federal judge is ordering the state to disclose the number of heat-related deaths that have occurred since 1990 in Texas prisons, where less than a third have air conditioning in all housing areas.

Abbott’s racial profiling remarks prompt criticism

Gov. Greg Abbott has come in for some criticism since he responded to concerns about possible racial profiling along the border with Mexico by pointing to White drivers getting stopped in the state’s wealthiest cities, prompting one police chief to ...

Takata Airbag recall: Community leaders especially concerned for Black community

Automobiles outfitted with airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation are part of the largest nationwide safety recall in U.S. history after 11 people died and 180 were injured due to the airbag inflators’ propensity to blast out metallic particles when ...

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The Dallas Public Library is seeking young aspiring filmmakers for its second annual Teen Film Fest, themed “What was your most significant moment of 2016?” Youth ages 14 to 18 can submit two- to five-minute short films recorded on their ...

First African American incorporated U.S. town mulls federal buyouts

When Dianne Hines pulls up to her flood-damaged home in Princeville, North Carolina, she has no interest in going inside.

Girls Rule the World: Entrepreneur helps Black girls harness success

Young Black girls enrolled in public schools are six times more likely to be suspended from school compared to their counterparts, according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Labor. Moreover, the report states that women and girls ...

Johnson invites constituents to participate in Legislature session

The lack of affordable housing, rising interest rates on college loans and stray dogs in the community were all expressed concerns of residents in the 100th district, which covers most of the Dallas and parts of Mesquite communities, during a ...

Civil rights groups note over 860 hate incidents in last 30 days

Civil rights groups called for President-elect Donald Trump to forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry, pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following his Nov. 8 victory.

Johnson files bills to address community concerns

In preparation for the next legislative session, Rep. Eric Johnson, who represents District 100 – which includes parts of Dallas and Mesquite – in the Texas House of Representatives, has filed several house bills that he hopes will help improve ...

Trump’s rejection of hate groups may be too late

Donald Trump’s disavowal this week of White supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn’t quieted concerns about the movement’s impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.

MLK Toastmasters helps build confidence, leadership skills

“Leadership is something that everyone can aspire to learn, and train to be. Public speaking is something that a lot of people are afraid of, believe it or not. There is a study that is about how people would rather ...

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The city of Dallas wants to hear from citizens about what they would like to see in the next Dallas City Manager. A survey with questions to help with the selection of the best candidate is available at https://www.research.net/r/affionpublic.