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The Lancaster Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating an incident that occurred on Friday. At approximately 11:55 p.m., Lancaster Police Department responded to a shooting in progress in the 1500 block of Reynolds Drive. Officers received information that gunshots were ...

Republican budget would shred safety net

The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans to food stamps, according to a nonpartisan think thank.

Giuliani supports Loretta Lynch nomination

In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love America, blamed the president for creating the atmosphere that led to the shootings of two police officers being shot in Ferguson, ...

Feed Oak Cliff strives to uplift community

It’s a shoppers’ utopia, if you are not used to going to colorful and organized grocery stores filled with fresh fruit and vegetables – cleaned, chopped and ready to dine on.

Monday Night Politics forum features City Council District 7 candidates

It was another packed house at the African American Museum during Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on March 16 as Dallas residents listened to the eight candidates running for office for Dallas City Council District 7.

From the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the Continental Bridge

“I stand on this bridge because of its great symbolism. A bridge is something that connects one side of the road across the river, across difficulties with the other side,” said Rev. Holsey Hickman during a local reenactment of the ...

Monday Night Politics forum presents City Council District 4 candidates

Economic development, working with the police department in communities, and working with the mayor and councilmembers to get things accomplished were some of the issues candidates for Dallas City Council District 4 discussed during Monday Night Politics on March 9 ...

S.M. Wright Project Phase II under review

The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation are working to construct freeway-to-freeway roadway ramps that link Julius Schepps Freeway along Interstate Highway 45 and CF Hawn Freeway along U.S. Highway 175 and convert S.M. Wright Freeway along US ...

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Nominations for educators in the Oak Cliff area are being accepted for the annual Oak Cliff Educator of the Year Celebration. The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will honor a college, high school, middle school, elementary and pre-K educator for ...

President Obama proved he is ‘Black enough’

Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association ...

Monday Night Politics Forum featured City Council candidates for District 3

It’s back. Monday Night Politics kicked off its first series on March 2 featuring candidates for Dallas City Council District 3.

Advocates for justice host ‘Know Your Rights’ town hall meeting

Police brutality is a major issue across the country. But it is also a local issue – one that Dallas residents have been concerned with for a long time. Statistics from the Mothers Against Police Brutality show that since 2003 ...

Ferguson increased revenue by targeting poor Blacks

The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities.

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Selma Lord Selma, featuring Amelia Boynton Robinson, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, located at 1309 Canton St. “Selma was Amelia Boynton’s idea,” Ambassador Andrew Young said. “Amelia Boynton was a ...

Blacks still underrepresented at all levels of politics

Although Blacks have made tremendous improvement in holding elected office since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they remain underrepresented at the federal, state and local levels, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Joint ...