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DOJ urged to stay focused on police killings

Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League, the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups have urged the Department of Justice to ...

The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

“It’s a money grab,” John Thomas admonished the Dallas County Commissioners Court about the cost of jail video visitation during the Sept. 23 session.

Ebola strikes relatives of Dallas/Fort Worth residents

On Tuesday, Dallas health officials diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States, and the first case of this strain of the virus outside of Africa. The unidentified man is being treated in an isolated area in the ...

Civil Rights: Let us finish the unfinished work

Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of unfinished work to be done in order to make the nation a more perfect union, President Barack Obama ...

Who’s Who in Black Dallas to unveil second edition

The second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas will be unveiled at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Promise Zone to help high-poverty communities

The Obama administration will launch a competition to designate the next round of Promise Zones, part of President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new pathway to the middle class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, ...

The long road to justice – 28 years later

“The first thing to note is obviously Fred and Mildred Finch were unbelievable people,”

Video visitation for inmates remains in limbo

The specifics for a plan that would allow Securus Technologies to bring video visitation to the county jail continued to be worked out by the Dallas County Commissioners Court at its Sept. 16 meeting.

CrackDown: Demolition project helps revitalize South Dallas community

“Knock it down, knock it down ...” chanted a group of elementary school children as the metal claw of a backhoe ripped into a crumbling, abandoned house at 3218 Trezevant St. near Fair Park.

Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the ...

Classroom success begins with breakfast

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand.

Dallas County pushes to end in-person jail visitations

The Dallas County Commissioners Court is currently looking into a plan that would bring video visitation into the county jail system contracted though Dallas-based Securus Technologies

Lest We Forget: Honoring first responders

Sept. 11 marked the 13th anniversary of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil; one day that changed the direction of the United States and the world.

Around the State

Paul Quinn College will begin its new speakers series entitled, Voices that Matter, in the Grand Lounge of the Student Union Building on campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.

Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (NNPA) – Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where attorney Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the ...