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Monday Night Politics forum presents City Council District 4 candidates

Economic development, working with the police department in communities, and working with the mayor and councilmembers to get things accomplished were some of the issues candidates for Dallas City Council District 4 discussed during Monday Night Politics on March 9 ...

S.M. Wright Project Phase II under review

The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation are working to construct freeway-to-freeway roadway ramps that link Julius Schepps Freeway along Interstate Highway 45 and CF Hawn Freeway along U.S. Highway 175 and convert S.M. Wright Freeway along US ...

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Nominations for educators in the Oak Cliff area are being accepted for the annual Oak Cliff Educator of the Year Celebration. The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will honor a college, high school, middle school, elementary and pre-K educator for ...

President Obama proved he is ‘Black enough’

Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association ...

Monday Night Politics Forum featured City Council candidates for District 3

It’s back. Monday Night Politics kicked off its first series on March 2 featuring candidates for Dallas City Council District 3.

Advocates for justice host ‘Know Your Rights’ town hall meeting

Police brutality is a major issue across the country. But it is also a local issue – one that Dallas residents have been concerned with for a long time. Statistics from the Mothers Against Police Brutality show that since 2003 ...

Ferguson increased revenue by targeting poor Blacks

The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities.

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Selma Lord Selma, featuring Amelia Boynton Robinson, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, located at 1309 Canton St. “Selma was Amelia Boynton’s idea,” Ambassador Andrew Young said. “Amelia Boynton was a ...

Blacks still underrepresented at all levels of politics

Although Blacks have made tremendous improvement in holding elected office since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they remain underrepresented at the federal, state and local levels, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Joint ...

Hawk meets with Southern Dallas for the first time

Residents of South Dallas packed the house during a town hall meeting to meet the new district attorney for Dallas County, Susan Hawk, at Concord Baptist Church on Feb. 16.

Dallas Freedom Riders: Preparing for the next journey

“The Bible says that our young people perish from lack of knowledge. Who is to give them knowledge?” Dr. Jerry B. Chambers wondered. The former Dallas Independent School District educator also proposed a solution to the quandary he raised.

Beyond survival: Life after being raped

“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied facedown to my bed, ...

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Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees, along with Superintendent Mike Miles, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Jose “Joe” May Elementary School, the final campus to be built under the 2008 Bond Program. The ceremony will ...

Dallas Selma march

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march, the founders of Faith Friday, Dr. Juanita Wallace and Akwete Tyehimba, will host “March for the Right to Vote.” Faith Friday is an organization dedicated to alleviating ...

The loud silence of survivors

An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance Black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: