Reducing pollution through Plasticity

The city of Dallas, specifically the Southern Dallas area, has encountered many environmental issues recently. In February, the Dallas Independent School District released a water report highlighting several schools with high levels of copper and lead in the water.

National African American museum tour in great demand

Lucille Simpson, far right, and her daughter Gwendolyn Norman, both from Detroit, Michigan, wait in line to enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington, May 1. The hottest ticket in ...

Hamilton Park Community becomes historical marker

As the classic Marcus Garvey saying goes, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Trump says Civil War could have been avoided

The U.S. president recently attempted to tackle a historical question about America’s Civil War.

Around the state

African Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans. Despite that fact that African Americans make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population, African Americans make up 35 percent of patients awaiting kidney transplants, ...

Commissioner John Wiley Price found 'not guilty'

Commissioner John Wiley Price was found not guilty of bribery and mail fraud charges Friday, while the jury failed to reach a verdict on other counts.

Unarmed Black teen killed by police officer

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Mesquite High School student, was shot and killed Saturday night after a Balch Springs police officer fired multiple rounds into a car that he was riding in. In an original statement to the press, authorities stated ...

Forum addresses Black women, police brutality

Deputy Chief Catrina Shead stood facing a small luncheon audience April 22 inside the headquarters of The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas. Yet just as her feet were planted singularly in Oak Cliff, the officer also thoughtfully, confidently, linked ...

A tough road ahead: Trump heads into most challenging week

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border ...

North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

UNC Center for Civil Rights, a center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised, is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave ...

Court finds intentional voter discrimination, Voter education bill still pending

A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas’ statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found April 20 – the third such ruling against the state’s voting laws in roughly a month.

Carson tours DFW Metroplex

Housing and government assistance has become a major concern in Dallas, especially after an investigation by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development of the city’s Housing Department and proper use of federal funding late last year.

Women’s group to honor community leaders, award scholarships

On Saturday, the South Dallas Business & Professional Women’s Club Inc. will honor 14 Dallas-area citizens who have distinguished themselves as leaders, community volunteers, athletes and business men and women. Also, eight outstanding high school seniors who will be awarded ...

Around the State

Knowledge is Power – Blueprint for Business Excellence Conference, for new and seasoned businesses seeking information and contacts to grow their bottom line, will be held May 6. The agenda includes networking opportunities, business resources and workshops to help entrepreneurs ...

Hope but concern in Lower 9th Ward – 12 years post-Katrina

Judging by the empty lots, it’s hard to imagine the Lower 9th Ward before Hurricane Katrina – a bustling neighborhood where African American residents knew their neighbors, built their homes with their own hands and shopped at Black-owned stores along ...