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Mayor pro tem accused of aggressive behavior

“I want to set the record straight about the incident that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 10, a little before 8 a.m. in the L1 parking garage at City Hall,” Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins said in a statement released to ...

Post-Katrina resentment revived by court’s ruling

It was an abrupt reversal of fortune that stirred lingering resentment and fresh tears more than nine years after Hurricane Katrina: Louisiana’s Supreme Court overturned rulings from two lower courts and tossed out a lawsuit that said roughly 7,500 New ...

Avoiding police aggression

Reflecting on the incidents of police aggression in Black communities in cities and across the nation, St. Philip’s School and Community Center’s Rites of Passage Experience for Sons hosted a discussion with community leaders in the school’s Worsham Conference Room ...

Congressional staffers walk out on Capitol Hill

A gathering of Black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Dec. 11 and raised their hands in the air to protest the killing of unarmed Black men by police.

Around the State

The Dallas Independent School District has been awarded a $100,000 Farm to School grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, made possible through the Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Diversity, social media employment

On Friday, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators ratified a resolution titled Supporting the Diversification of Tech Industry’s Empowerment, which calls on tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to diversify their workforces through more robust outreach to ...

Our Lives Matter!

The fight for justice continued as hundreds of protesters of all ethnic backgrounds joined forces last week during a three day protest in Downtown Dallas against the police brutality that has taken place in Dallas and across the United States ...

Mercedes Fulbright: A cry for answers

Mercedes Fulbright will never forget her 25th birthday, even if she wanted to.

DPS to open new mega center

A small group of residents inside Martin Weiss Elementary School defied the chilly night air Nov. 18 to hear some big news from Sen.

Around the State

Dallas is among 35 cities from around the world invited to join the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network.

For-profit prison companies foster ‘Treatment Industrial Complex’

As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,”

Around the State

The city of Lancaster is collecting new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to support the families served by the Lancaster Outreach Center.

Blacks irate by grand jury decision not to indict

Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders ...

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘mayor for life,’ dead at 78

D.C. Councilmember Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Sunday at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital

Ferguson: Activists unite for change

As the world waits to see if the jury will indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, activist organizations and coalitions have joined forces in the city and across the nation to reveal a deeper ...