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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 ...

Recovering from recession tougher for Blacks

The unemployment rate for Blacks (11.4 percent) and Whites (5.3 percent) remained unchanged from July to August, but the fact that Black unemployment is 2.4 percent higher than when the recession began five years ago is an indication that Blacks ...

Career fair offers second chance

“In 2012, I made the biggest mistake of my life. It cost me my job, my health and has threatened my family,” Kenneth Gower stated. “I have struggled to get my life back on track, putting in application after application, ...

National campaign to fight police brutality

In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.

North Texas gives from the heart

Compassion and awareness comes from deep in the heart of the annual North Texas Giving Day