Recession continues for Black homeowners

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...

Prison for sale: Great views, sleeps hundreds

For sale: A 325-acre property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds.

Aging Out: Life after foster care

For many youth across the nation, the transition into adulthood comes with questions. Questions such as: Where will they go to college or where they will get their first “real” job?

Support to remove Confederate flag grows

In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a White supremacist at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, some of the most ardent defendants of the Confederate flag ...

Obama becoming more outspoken on race, racism

When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point ...

Abbott vetoes bills designed to help victims of sex crimes, drug addicts

On June 20, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed two key pieces of state Rep. Eric Johnson’s, D-Dallas, legislative agenda for the 84th Texas Legislature: House Bill 1363 and House Bill 1628.

Around the State

In a recently released report, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund announced that it would be awarding $3.5 billion in the New Markets Tax Credit program to spur economic growth nationwide under its 2014 allocation. Among ...

NAACP leaders don’t have to be Black

If Rachel Dolezal had looked around, she would have discovered that a White person does not have to pretend to be Black in order to lead an NAAPC chapter. In fact, she would have to look no farther than several ...

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The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation held a steel signing on June 11 of the Margaret McDermott Bridge, named after the wife of Eugene McDermott, philanthropist and one of the founders of Texas Instruments. The ceremony marked ...

Mass incarceration no factor in crime drop

The crime rate has been steadily decreasing for 25 years, but mass incarceration has had very little, if any, impact on the decline, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University.

Journalist discovers fourth rail of politics: The LGBT debate

It was a typical Friday night when journalist, author and political analyst Sophia A. Nelson did what she typically does: She posted a photo on her Twitter account. It wasn’t a typical photo and it did not draw a typical ...

Study reveals news reports may influence racial bias

A recent University of Houston study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias toward social groups. Temple Northup, assistant professor at UH’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, studied the influence of news coverage on an ...

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After reviewing a video recording of the pool party incident in McKinney, Arthur Fleming of the NAACP-Dallas Chapter released a statement expressing that the chapter feels the use of force was inappropriate.

Creating stronger paths for health, learning for children

From pregnancy and through childhood – entering the third grade – through Raising St. Louis, health, education and community support organizations are collaborating to give moms and their new babies a greater bond while boosting the child’s development. It launched ...

WWI heroes posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

Two World War I Army heroes, one Black, one Jewish, are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely rescuing comrades on the battlefields of France.