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Lingering cases could affect presidential election in Texas

A flurry of recent legal activity could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in time for November’s presidential election.

Rare anti-slavery book owned by Du Bois

Randall Burkett still remembers the phone call.

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Prisoners

President Barack Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.

Philadelphia taxi, Uber Black drivers threaten DNC boycott

Taxi, limo and Uber Black drivers are threatening to boycott the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer unless lawmakers address Lyft and UberX services that have been operating illegally in the city since 2014.

Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

From the pulpit of an African-American church in Detroit not long ago, Bishop Corletta Vaughn offered a rousing endorsement of Hillary Clinton that went far beyond politics.

Around the State

The Dallas County Tax Office announced earlier this month that the Downtown Motor Vehicle branch has moved to its new location in the George Allen Courthouse, located at 600 Commerce St. in downtown Dallas. The previous DMV branch was located ...

Dallas County jail medical facility named in honor of Black, Latino civic leaders

On March 1, as announced by Dallas County officials, the county jail medical facility was named after two Dallas minority leaders, both of whom made history and broke molds in their community.

Did Republicans trick Obama?

President Obama’s decision to nominate U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court was immediately rejected by Republican leaders who are ...

Monday Night Politics to host forums for South Dallas County

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates will host another round of political forums that will give residents an opportunity to meet to the candidates that are running for the offices below, as they present their platforms and answer questions from ...

The story of four Black Revolutionary War veterans

In a rural wooded area, near the Plymouth and Kingston town lines, there’s a nondescript memorial at a spot that is arguably as important as any in American history.

Black Press Week hosts historic summit

Publishers and leaders from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a trade group of more than 200 Black-owned media companie

Around the State

Each year, thousands of Dallas ISD students participate in a Reflections art program

An Evening with Zan Holmes, Ron Kirk

In this presidential election year, there are many issues that affect local communities, as well as communities statewide and nationally. To discuss these issues and how politics has changed through the years, Saint Luke Community United Methodist Church hosted "In ...

Partnerships grow at new Dade Community Garden

“We would have never imagined that it would get this far, but we are very grateful that it did and that so many have come out to support this initiative,” said Kayla Valis, who is in graduate school at U.T. ...

Flag lawsuit: Confederate emblem is a ‘vestige’ of slavery

The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is unconstitutional because it’s a “vestige” of slavery, an attorney argues in an update to his lawsuit seeking to change the banner.