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Caraway enters the race for Commissioners Court District 3

Controversy and speculation followed Dwaine R. Caraway’s recent announcement of his 2016 candidacy for District 3 commissioner of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, currently held by Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson recognized the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on July 14, 1965.

Legacy of ‘first lady of the Black Press’

When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press hit shelves, Essence magazine had just released ...

Civil rights activists, media blamed for attack on DPD

Police brutality protesters and community leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth came under attack last month when the Dallas Police Association blamed those groups for the June 13 attack on the Jack Evans Dallas Police Headquarters.

Loretta Lynch to NAACP: ‘Our work is not finished’

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch pushed the NAACP to keep fighting for equality in education, economics and the criminal justice system in her speech at the organization’s Freedom Fund/Thalheimer Awards ceremony on the evening of July 15 in Philadelphia.

Obama says race infects U.S. criminal justice system

Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact with Iran to limit their nuclear program, President Barack Obama told the crowd July 14 that race has always played an outsized role in incarceration.

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Dallas County Health and Human Services announced the first human West Nile Virus case in the city of Dallas for the 2015 season on Tuesday. The resident diagnosed with West Nile Fever lives in the 75217 ZIP code. Due to ...

Symbols are important to Black America

Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack Obama with Confederate flags.

NAACP chief Brooks focuses on future

Touching on topics from across the nation, including the Confederate battle flag, the recent string of church burnings in the South, the tragic shooting and loss of nine lives at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the on-going campaign ...

NAACP convention draws prominent speakers

The NAACP’s 106th annual convention is drawing a slate of notable public officials. President Barack Obama delivered a keynote address Tuesday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Obama’s remarks centered around reforming the criminal justice system.

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The “32nd Annual National Night Out,” hosted by the city of Lancaster and the National Association of Town Watch, will be held on Aug. 4.

Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

In the wake of the mass murder of nine Black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, and the rash of unsolved fires at Black churches in the South, a coalition of Black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to ...

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Mayor’s Back to School Fair will offer free school supplies to eligible families on Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Automobile and Centennial Buildings in Fair Park, located at 1121 First Ave.

Some prisoners forced to pay for stay

More than 40 states allow prison and jails to charge inmates pay to stay fees, a debt burden that reaps billions of dollars for state and local jurisdictions, and disproportionately affects Black inmates and ex-offenders, according to a report by ...

Slavery linked to segregation in Southern schools

There is a direct correlation between the geographic concentration of slavery and today’s K-12 school segregation, according to a new study.