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 ...

Around the State

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

Hundreds march to Ferguson police station

Clergy members led several hundred people on a march Monday, using a bullhorn to read the names of people killed by police nationwide, in the Missouri city where protesters have been unremitting since an unarmed 18-year-old Black man was fatally ...

Texas voter ID law blocked too late for Election Day

A federal judge likened Texas’ tough voter ID rules to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voters on Oct. 9 and blocked Texas from enforcing it just weeks ahead of next month’s election, knocking down a law that the ...

Around the State

An investigation by the city of Dallas has found that a small number of Dallas Fire-Rescue Emergency Medical Services laptop computers in DFR ambulances became unaccounted for between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 29, 2014.

Blacks, Latinos commit less crime than perceived

Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.

Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport

A new era and increased competition has begun in air travel in the Dallas area. Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service.

Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Oct. 2 that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

City saddened, concerned after death of Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Freedom Sunday: A call to participate in democracy

The African American church has played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and many years before even that critical time in history.