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False arrest leaves contractor homeless

“You have been in jail, I believe, long enough to probably have served a two- or three-year sentence,” Garland resident Seroy Flowers said Judge Jeanine Howard, Criminal District Court 6, told him before dismissing a case brought against him.

DART celebrates Rosa Parks, bus boycott

Dallas Area Rapid Transit commemorated the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to keep her seat on a city bus marking a new phase of the Civil Rights Movement with the installation of two plaques at DART’s Rosa Parks Plaza ...

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Dallas Water Utilities reported that the recent heavy rainfall has caused sanitary sewer overflows at several locations

Officer charged with kicking Black man in head

A White Delaware police officer charged with kicking a Black suspect in the head during an arrest two years ago rejected a plea deal on a lesser charge, lawyers said Monday as a jury was seated in his felony assault ...

Decision upheld to disaffiliate ULGD

Just two days after the Urban League of Greater Dallas hosted its most recent job fair in which it hoped to help hundreds of residents find gainful employment, the National Urban League Affiliate Services Appeals Committee announced that it would ...

Black police gala doesn’t dance around issues

Dallas’ finest traded badges for bow ties at the 40th annual Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Gala at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Nov. 7. State Sen. Royce West and Toni Brinker Pickens, founder and CEO of Operation Blue ...

One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen – the first African Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II – has died in Georgia. He was 96.

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On Nov. 12, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in light of changes in health insurance plans that will affect local constituents and provider-institutions.

Minneapolis mayor seeks federal investigation into shooting

The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a Black man by a police officer during an apparent struggle.

Paris - Moments of Terror

Paris, the city of lights, is currently illuminated by flickering candles, along with flowers and other items – memorials at the various sites where three hours of carnage by allegedly Jihad

Black millennials: Half say they know a victim of police violence

Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

Blacks, poor want EPA to address environmental racism

They roost everywhere in his hometown – on neighbors’ houses, in the trees, in front yards – lured by the putrid smell of 65 acres of rotting garbage. It’s getting unbearable, he said.

Defeat of LGBT-rights measure may have wide impact

The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They’re now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people’s access to public ...

Raheem Devaughn’s foundation to present ‘Queen for a Day’

Thirty-eight percent of Texas women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. That’s more than 1 in 3 women. The month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness and putting a ...

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According to Federal prosecutors, seven people have been convicted of operating a North Texas “pill mill” that conspired to illegally distribute prescription drugs.