Organizations urge NFL to address police shootings

Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on Friday sent a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address ...

Texas’ first African American gubernatorial candidate

Candidate filings for next year’s March 6 primary elections are officially opened, with the potential for a new Texas governor underway.

Female leaders focus on inspiration, dreams

African American girls are six times more likely to receive harsh punishment through suspension, law enforcement referrals and school-related arrests than White girls for the same behaviors/crimes, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

PUSHing Through: Rainbow PUSH founder reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Jesse Jackson Sr., long-time civil rights warrior and founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, announced Friday that he had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

City officials discuss the future of Confederate monuments

Dallas City Council is at a standstill as the controversial Confederate monuments decision has hit a snag in the process.

Black Female officer makes Navy history

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Valencia Simmons-Fowler became the first African American woman to achieve the highest chief warrant officer rank in the information warfare community on Nov. 3.

Black federal judge celebrates 50 years on bench

Judge Damon J. Keith thinks back on his 50 years on the federal bench and remembers many tumultuous and significant times, including being sued by President Richard Nixon after ruling that wiretapping couldn’t be done without a court order.

NASCAR’s first Black female crew member

Color barriers and gender barriers; the sports world is full of their shattered remains, from Jackie Robinson breaking down the barricade in front of Major League Baseball in 1947 to Althea Gibson opening the door to international tennis for Black ...

Jury convicts ex-police officer in fourth trial

A White former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s Black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder.

Around the State

Dallas Love Field will host a Centennial Program to celebrate its 100 years of service Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Love Landing, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way. During the ceremony, a time capsule will be revealed.

‘You are my slave,’ White student tells Black student

A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols – this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a ...

Diverse United States divided on symbols of patriotism

When Afghanistan War veteran Joseph Smith saw NFL players take a knee or raise a fist during the playing of the national anthem last month, he wasn’t offended – he was proud. Where some saw it as disrespectful, he saw ...

Meet the new Dallas Police Chief: U. Renee Hall

“Dallas was always prepared for me. God was just preparing me for Dallas,” said Police Chief U. Renee Hall Sept. 25 as she stood in front of a packed welcoming crowd of local citizens and city officials at the Moody ...

Man with disability dies after police struggle

Stephen Gayle, a Black man who died after a struggle with White police officers, had an intellectual disability, sickle cell anemia and suffered from nerve pain that caused his legs to lock up and kick, according to Gayle’s sister, Tiffany ...

Around the State

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present its 12th annual DanceAfrica, celebrating the life of National DanceAfrica founder, Dr. Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis and his mantra "Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody.” Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ...