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dianne - with a small ‘d’ and a big heart

“It’s spelled with a small d-i-a-n-n-e. Small g-i-b-s-o-n. No capital letters in ‘dianne gibson,’” explained the woman known as Miss Community.

YouthSpark: Closing the achievement gap

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to have a post-secondary education and career-based training to keep a competitive edge. Gone are the days where one could enter the workforce straight from high school and carve out a comfortable ...

Feds to create wrongful convictions unit

U.S. attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it ...

Is Dallas ostracizing Africans?

When it was announced Sept. 30 that Liberian citizen Thomas Duncan was suffering from Ebola, many residents reacted with questions and curiosity about the disease, the patient and the possibility of contracting the virus.

Around the State

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.

Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than Whites

When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, Blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than Whites, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Black Press of America launches hashtag campaign

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, is a 74-year-old federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers from across the United States. The Black Press has been a voice for and to African ...

Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections

As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, civil rights groups are ...

Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections

As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, civil rights groups are ...

Around the State

Texas advocates for families and loved ones of incarcerated individuals plan to rally at the state Capitol building with hundreds of families and organizations on Nov. 7.

Wendy Davis: The best choice for Texas

It is an irrefutable fact those who seek to disenfranchise and abrogate our liberties and attainments, our political victories and strides are well-organized and steadfast

Ebola in Dallas: Could Texas declare an emergency disaster?

During an Oct. 16 press conference at the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the commissioners unanimously decided that they would not make an emergency disaster declaration to the state as a way of dealing with the recent Ebola cases in the ...

Housing segregation’s role in Ferguson tragedy

The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, by Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much the product of a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding ...

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The city of Dallas will host its sixth Operation: Beautification, a citywide fall cleanup effort, on Nov. 8.

Dallas men discuss domestic violence

“This is not a private family matter. This is a public matter.” – Victor Rivers