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Farrakhan: ‘Justice or Else’ rally beginning of a movement

In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for Oct. 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning ...

NNPA Foundation elects new board of directors

Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.

Christian Taylor: The killing of another unarmed Black male

The Arlington Police responded to a suspected burglary call on Aug. 7 around 1 a.m. that resulted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African American Christian Taylor at the Classic Buick dealership located near I–20 near Collins Road. Officer-in-training Brad ...

Julian Bond praised for unselfish devotion to human rights

Julian Bond, a founding member and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, is being praised for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former ...

Rep. Veasey addresses residents’ concerns

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey took questions from constituents on subjects ranging from the #BlackLivesMatter campaign to alternative energy to Middle East tensions at a town hall meeting on the evening of Aug. 11.

Urban League forensic audit revealed

After months of denying financial and management problems within the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas, followed by a letter of disaffiliation that was released to the press, Chairman of the Board Terry Wood was ready to ...

Around the State

The Center for Court Innovation recently designated the South Dallas Community Court at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center as a Mentor Court for community courts around the nation. It was selected because of its program effectiveness, innovative approaches to ...

For Oak Cliff

Taylor Toynes is a fourth grade reading and writing teacher at W.W. Bushman Elementary School with a passion for his Oak Cliff community and a dedication toward teaching. But he has one big concern when it comes to his students.

Honda to pay $25 million settlement for discriminatory lending

After a probe by the Department of Justice, American Honda Finance will pay $24 million to African American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islanders who were overcharged higher interest rates on car loans. An additional $1 million will be paid ...

Unemployment dips to 7-year low for Blacks

The Black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for Black workers in seven years, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department.

Around the State

With the increasing ability to make purchases online, the Grand Prairie Police Department now offers three designated parking spaces in front of the Public Safety Building to complete child pick up/drop off exchanges or business transactions.

Senate bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in ...

No place to call home

Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed from his residency at Heritage Square Assisted ...

Activists call for federal investigation into death of Sandra Bland

A broad coalition of civil rights groups delivered more than 500,000 signed petitions to the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch launch a full investigation into the death of Sandra Bland and into the practices and policies of ...

Gun violence in the United States – a human rights failure

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial stand your ground laws; violating personal ...

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