North Texas VA groups speak on healthcare plans, goals

With veterans of global conflicts making up a significant portion of the county’s population, the Dallas VA Medical Center on Lancaster Road presented its Summer 2016 Joint Media Roundtable briefing July 28.

Unclear how end of private prison use will impact Texas

It was not clear on Friday how the Obama administration’s decision to phase out its use of some private prisons will affect five such facilities currently operating in Texas as well as the communities where they are located.

Remembering the Dean of Black Press columnists, George E. Curry

"He was a pacesetter with the pen. He saw things that other people didn’t see. And once he saw those things, he embraced them and exposed them in terms of putting information into the hands of people who would normally ...

Gone, but never forgotten: Civil Rights Journalist George E. Curry

“He was a pacesetter with the pen. He saw things that other people didn’t see,” said Steele. “And once he saw those things, he embraced them and exposed them in terms of putting information into the hands of people who ...

Continuing the fight for justice

The fight for justice and to be heard continues as protesters with the Next Generation Action Network rallied in downtown Dallas again Aug. 10, shouting ‘No justice, no peace.” The rally, which took place in front of Main Street Gardens, ...

Authorities admit Compton deputy killed innocent Black man

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department acknowledged Aug. 9 that a deputy shot and killed an unarmed Black man who they said was mistakenly identified as a suspect in a carjacking and confirmed he was not involved, again bringing into question ...

Lessons learned: U.S. Rep. Johnson takes a look back at the the Micah Johnson shooting

During the now-infamous evening of July 7, after a peaceful protest downtown organized to denounce the use of lethal force against African Americans by police, the evening came to a violent conclusion when a Black U.S. Army reservist opened fire ...

Block party attempts world record breaking Soul Train line

As part of a celebration of family and community, people of all ages and races came together on June 30 to break the world record for the longest Soul Train line recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Chicago PD accused of using street justice

Chicago Police Department body camera videos released recently have revealed several important details surrounding the fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male.

Black Lives Matter seeks diverse support

The latest deaths of Black people at the hands of police led Jaime Sunwoo to undertake something she had always struggled with: a conversation with her parents about race.

Bridges Safehouse: A saving grace for families in need

For Charlene Mendoza, mother of three children, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been her family’s saving grace.

Black therapist: Police shot me with my hands up

A Black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street said he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was ...

Black men: Beyond rapping, athletics

Young & Successful Black Men: We Are More Than Rappers and Athletes brought activist and author Gregory Smith, entrepreneur Devin Guinn, and educator Taylor Toynes to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library on July 16 for a panel discussion ...

SCLC program to end crimes against Blacks

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is launching a two-prong Neighborhood Patrol Initiative aimed at ending “Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime,” President Charles Steele Jr. announced at the group’s annual ...

Project Under helps homeless survive Texas heat

A vast portion of Dallas’ unsheltered population were scattered under a small Downtown Dallas bridge as they sought shade from the relentless Texas heat. Large clusters of worn camping tents were spaced out from street to street. July 2 started ...