Honda to pay $25 million settlement for discriminatory lending

After a probe by the Department of Justice, American Honda Finance will pay $24 million to African American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islanders who were overcharged higher interest rates on car loans. An additional $1 million will be paid ...

Unemployment dips to 7-year low for Blacks

The Black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for Black workers in seven years, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department.

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With the increasing ability to make purchases online, the Grand Prairie Police Department now offers three designated parking spaces in front of the Public Safety Building to complete child pick up/drop off exchanges or business transactions.

Senate bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in ...

No place to call home

Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed from his residency at Heritage Square Assisted ...

Activists call for federal investigation into death of Sandra Bland

A broad coalition of civil rights groups delivered more than 500,000 signed petitions to the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch launch a full investigation into the death of Sandra Bland and into the practices and policies of ...

Gun violence in the United States – a human rights failure

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial stand your ground laws; violating personal ...

Broken Promises, Bias, Brutality & Bail

The National Bar Association’s 90th annual convention’s message of fighting police brutality mirrored the fight Black Americans face every day. The convention, with its theme “A Legacy of Service.

National Urban League disaffiliates Dallas chapter

On the verge of a possible scandal, the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas has denied for several months any and all allegations that its chapter was in jeopardy of closing or being disaffiliated from the national ...

Caraway enters the race for Commissioners Court District 3

Controversy and speculation followed Dwaine R. Caraway’s recent announcement of his 2016 candidacy for District 3 commissioner of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, currently held by Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson recognized the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on July 14, 1965.

Legacy of ‘first lady of the Black Press’

When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press hit shelves, Essence magazine had just released ...

Civil rights activists, media blamed for attack on DPD

Police brutality protesters and community leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth came under attack last month when the Dallas Police Association blamed those groups for the June 13 attack on the Jack Evans Dallas Police Headquarters.

Loretta Lynch to NAACP: ‘Our work is not finished’

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch pushed the NAACP to keep fighting for equality in education, economics and the criminal justice system in her speech at the organization’s Freedom Fund/Thalheimer Awards ceremony on the evening of July 15 in Philadelphia.

Obama says race infects U.S. criminal justice system

Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact with Iran to limit their nuclear program, President Barack Obama told the crowd July 14 that race has always played an outsized role in incarceration.