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Dallas Black Dance Theatre will host a unique, all-inclusive, Black on Black holiday experience Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the DBDT Studios, located at 2700 Ann Williams Way. The evening will include a complimentary happy hour, a holiday-themed performance ...

Color of Law: Author/historian discusses how the government segregated America

The Civil Rights Movement helped slowly dismantle legal segregation over the years, from restaurants to public transportation, proclaimed Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law:

Rep. Bonnen gains momentum for Texas House speaker, four candidates drop out

Momentum among House Republicans was building Monday morning in state Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s campaign for speaker of the Texas House, as four GOP legislators vying for the job dropped out of the race and endorsed the Angleton Republican.

Legendary Olympian Tommie Smith honors Ronald Parrish

The second annual Live the Legacy Gala, presented by the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative Inc. on Oct. 6, commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ silent protest gesture against inequality in America at the Olympic Games ...

Texas 2018 midterm election results

On Tuesday, Texas voters decided who will represent the state in the first national election of the Donald Trump era. Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke fell to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a U.S. Senate race that has garnered national ...

Texas Dems hoped for historic wins in 2018: What they got instead was hope for 2020

Texas Democrats on Tuesday came closer than they have in two decades. But the “blue wave” many had hoped for failed to crest over the state.

Why the candidates are arguing more about health care than Trump in Texas’ top races for Congress

The focus is not on President Donald Trump or whatever is on cable news on a given day – health care is the dominant issue in Texas’ most competitive congressional races.

Avoiding problems with straight-ticket voting in Texas

Hey, Texplainer: I’m hearing reports of voting machines changing the selections of some straight-ticket voters. What gives?

Colorado voters to consider banning slavery

Freedom is on the ballot in Colorado this November.

The importance of midterm elections

Next month’s fast-approaching midterm elections count as one of the most consequential in a lifetime, according to political scholar Norman Ornstein. With that in mind, AARP launched a campaign titled, “Be the Difference. Vote!”

Study reveals government-supported race discrimination suppressing Black homeownership

Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, 2018 State of Housing in Black America report commissioned by NAREB, now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across ...

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Spay Neuter Network’s SAVE Dallas! will provide pet services at no cost to 23 zip codes in the city. The three-year initiative is dedicated to serving southern Dallas pet owners by issuing free spay or neuter surgery

Study: Houston needs $2 billion more Fed funds

An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Hurricane Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department.

Obama includes 11 Texas candidates in midterm endorsements

President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature.

Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to bring awareness to sexual violence

Dr. Denis Mukwege, a surgeon in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, were both presented the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to help female victims of sex crimes.