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Black lawmakers recall police stops, racial profiling

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone Black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill officers, because of the color of his skin. It’s an experience all too familiar to many of his African ...

Two Black men killed by police within 24 hours

“Stay with me,” she pleaded to Philando Castile who had just been shot by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop.

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

After a peaceful protest in Downtown Dallas that would have otherwise taken place with little notice – a protest sparked by the police-involved shootings of two Black men within a 24-hour period – a 25-year-old African American Army veteran opened ...

American Legion Post 292

The aroma of southern cooking and melodies of the band Texas Grove floated on the chilled air inside American Legion Alvin Wheeler Post 292 – a sense-awakening welcome for visitors of their Appreciation Day and Installation of Officer’s Program held ...

The Southern Gateway Project: Officials discuss changes, urge citizens to get involved

The Southern Gateway Project second community meeting for District 4 was hosted by Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center June 16. During the meeting options and expanded changes in the I-35E improvement plan were presented by the ...

Congressional Sit-In: Rep. Lewis takes page from civil rights playbook

Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for an old-fashioned, marathon sit-in over gun legislation.

SCLC names international headquarters after president Charles Steele

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Atlanta-based civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has named its international headquarters at 320 Auburn Ave., N.E. in honor of Charles Steele Jr., its current president and CEO.

AirCheckTexas helps owners replace, repair vehicles

The annual AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program offers millions of dollars in assistance to help automobile owners replace or repair their vehicles. The program is designed to help vehicle owners comply with vehicle emissions standards by offering financial incentives ...

Texas police: Criminals often use imitation weapons

Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe – mistakenly – that if they’re caught, they’ll avoid the severe punishment that can ...

Around the State

A prosecutor will not refile charges against a North Texas police officer fired after the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect at a car dealership

Around the State

Passing on the gift of knowledge through reading, a community book donation event, hosted by Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African American leaders; the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas; the Dallas Public Library; ...

Clinton, Obama prove Democratic dependence on nonwhites

Eight years ago, exit polls showed Hillary Clinton with comfortable margins over now-President Barack Obama among Whites and Latinos during the Democratic primary season.

Dallas’ first Black mayor honored

Known as a bridge builder, city builder and unifier, former city attorney, former mayor and Texas secretary of State, Ambassador Ronald Kirk was honored before a crowd of 300 in front of the Continental Avenue Bridge, which was dedicated in ...

Improving the quality of life in Oak Cliff

In order to improve the quality of life for residents who live in District 4 of the city of Dallas, Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold hosted the first Fair Housing Symposium on April 28 at Oak Gardens Church on Polk Street.

Phyllis Lister Brown: Dallas loses an incredible leader, steadfast servant

“I’m not a politician. I have a desire, and have always had a strong desire, to serve and give back to my community