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The Dallas Examiner's Monday Night Community Conversations

It’s not a forum. It’s not a lecture. It’s not a workshop. It’s a conversation with the community regarding issues of concern for the African American community.

Monday Night Politics concludes: Education Board candidates, Medicare expansion

“So far, I understand that the numbers for early voting are low,” said Mollie Belt, publisher of The Dallas Examiner, as Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates came to a close on Feb. 24.

Conversation about race, economics

The issue of racism and its impact on economic opportunity was the topic of round two of Conversations about Race, a multi-part discussion with community members and selected panelists, held Feb. 22 in the Dallas City Hall Council Chambers

Minorities herded into private prisons

Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of ...

Monday Night Politics: Presiding over family law, issues

While early voting started on Feb. 17, Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates has continued to push to bring the community and the candidates together, in order to help each voter become as informed as possible at the polls. ...

Obama receives new agenda for jobs, freedom

A group of civil rights leaders met with President Obama and several members of his cabinet last week to discuss the 1963-2013: 21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom, a formal document with more than 90 legislative policy and priority ...

Around the State

Dallas ISD will hold its fourth annual Dallas ISD Goes to College: E3 event for all middle and high school students and their parents on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ellis Davis Field House at Jesse Owens ...

Monday Night Politics: Campaigning to manage the scales of justice

On Feb. 10, Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates featured candidates running for Judicial Courts 301, 304 and 330, as well as Criminal Courts 4 and 5.

Blacks still victimized by ‘stand your ground’

Two years ago, 14-year-old Trayvon Martin was returning from a trip from a nearby 7-Eleven store in Sanford, Fla., to purchase a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona tea when he was confronted by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood ...

Black lawyers endorse judicial candidates

Dallas Black Criminal Bar Association is an organization of Black lawyers in the private practice of law in Dallas County. As attorneys they work with the judges and candidates who are running for judicial positions currently on the Democratic primary ...

Monday Night Politics: The battle of the gavel

On Feb. 3, Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates featured the battle of the gavel as several candidates were competing for the offices of judges in Dallas County. Offices for the Judicial District Court for Judge 265, Judge 282, ...

Dallas leaders discuss economics, education

Focused on helping the city move forward and becoming one of the more vibrant, stronger, smarter and highly developed cities in the nation, community leaders joined forces for a forum called “Come Together: Dallas Leaders on Economic Development, Education and ...

Around the State

The South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund is accepting proposals from community organizations that qualify for funding.

‘Fearless Five’ superheroes leap into action to help Black youth

Five young African American superheroes called the Fearless Five may be saving young Black minds – one picture adventure book and T-shirt at a time. The Fearless Five is the creation of Steve Johnson, 43, owner of HNK – Happy, ...

Monday Night Politics: Candidates spar for judicial seats

Candidates running for Dallas County judgeships expressed their qualifications and views before a crowded auditorium during Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on Jan. 27 at the African American Museum in Fair Park.