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Dallas County pushes to end in-person jail visitations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is currently looking into a plan that would bring video visitation into the county jail system contracted though Dallas-based Securus Technologies

Lest We Forget: Honoring first responders

Sept. 11 marked the 13th anniversary of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil; one day that changed the direction of the United States and the world.

Around the State

Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where attorney Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the ...

Recovering from recession tougher for Blacks

The unemployment rate for Blacks (11.4 percent) and Whites (5.3 percent) remained unchanged from July to August, but the fact that Black unemployment is 2.4 percent higher than when the recession began five years ago is an indication that Blacks ...

Career fair offers second chance

“In 2012, I made the biggest mistake of my life. It cost me my job, my health and has threatened my family,” Kenneth Gower stated. “I have struggled to get my life back on track, putting in application after application, ...

National campaign to fight police brutality

In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.

North Texas gives from the heart

Compassion and awareness comes from deep in the heart of the annual North Texas Giving Day

Black voters in the South face new threats

Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to ...

College Journey through the STEM fields

More than 60 Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas spent their summer days extracting DNA from fruit, using ice cream to convert energy, creating a lip balm business and more hands-on experiments as part of College Journey, the scouting organization’s summer ...

Civil rights groups push Ferguson to the polls

In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, Black teenager by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis ...

Texas school funding still unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Aug. 28, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it ...

Public transportation surveys passengers for better understanding

Passengers who use public transportation in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Tarrant County will have an opportunity to participate in two types of surveys this month to help planners better understand the demand for bus and rail service throughout the ...

Around the State

The North Texas Tollway Authority honored Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last week with the Drive to Excellence Award for the creation of a robust and thriving transportation network serving one of the fastest growing regions in the country.

Former MLK aide donates papers to Alabama State

Working as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s secretary, Maude Ballou would put in long hours despite the threats to her safety.

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