Ferguson Commission report: Symbol without substance

It took 10 long, intense months of research that included hundreds of interviews, Department of Justice reports, marches, police killings and outside recommendations, in order for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s 16-member Ferguson Commission to issue a 198-page report entitled Forward ...

Around the State

The National Black United Front Houston will present the 18th anniversary of the Sankofa Caravan to the Ancestors, a spiritual journey to the shore of Galveston to honor the Afrikan ancestors

DOJ disburses $23 million for police cameras

White House efforts to foster improved policing and better ties between communities and law enforcement went a step further this week as the Department of Justice announced its awarding of more than $23.2 million in grants for body-worn cameras.

Dallas leads nation for children living in poverty

“Dallas is the sad leader of the nation in matters of poverty,”

A green transition for Highlands Hills

Highland Hills could be seeing a transition in the McCommas Bluff Landfill starting within two years. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson, District 8 councilmen, held a meeting with members in the community to discuss this opportunity to phase out ...

NAACP ‘Journey’ march focuses on voting rights

America’s Journey for Justice, an 860-mile walk led by the NAACP, is considered the longest walk advocating civil rights in history. The distance traveled in this walk is longer than Mohandas Gandhi’s 240-mile Salt March in 1930 and 17 times ...

Empowering the voices of those who survived

Letting go of the past may be difficult for some, especially when it comes to experiencing trauma and abuse. According to Alissa Jones, founder of Survivors with Voices Foundation, one of the best ways to overcome past hurts is through ...

City Council reviews 2015-16 budget plan

The total proposed budget for the city of Dallas has been submitted for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and there are increases projected in many departments. In a series of presentations sponsored by the Dallas City Council, community members of each ...

Ex-tennis star Blake: Fire officer who tackled me

Former tennis star James Blake, whose caught-on-camera takedown by a plainclothes New York City police officer prompted apologies from the mayor and police commissioner, said on Saturday that the officer who wrongly arrested him should be fired.

A 4-year-old cancer patient learns dreams do come true

For 4-year-old RJ Ross of Cedar Hill, life has had its challenges since he was diagnosed with leukemia in March 2013. After several cancer treatments at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, RJ’s cancer is now in remission.

Grieving mothers unite with Emmett Till’s relatives

It was Geneva Reed-Veal’s turn to speak about her life after the death of her daughter, Sandra Bland. The room was silent as Reed-Veal gathered her thoughts.

Today’s technology, innovation

An African American teenager who founded a multimillion-dollar information technology corporation added a unique angle to the discussion on STEM careers, success and the “never give up” spirit, during one of the many workshops that took place as part of ...

Program offers college courses to inmates

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, New Jersey. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

Around the State

The American Red Cross will partner with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.

Over 2,000 nonprofits set to benefit from North Texas Giving Day

The annual North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. Launched in 2009 with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, http://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most ...