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During the Jan. 23 Dallas ISD board meeting, several teachers, schools and members of the Board of Trustees were honored for their work and contributions benefiting students and the district.

Monday Night Politics: Candidates talk budgets, business and technology

The race to get elected in key political positions in the Dallas region for the upcoming primary elections continued as another round of candidates championed for their cause at the Jan. 20 discussion of Monday Night Politics – Meet the ...

Moving the race dialogue forward

George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive cornerback Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion on race.

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Dallas ISD held an awards ceremony at Sam Tasby Middle School to honor 34 elementary and 31 middle schools with the 2013 HealthierUS School Challenge Award.

United By The Dream Bishop Vashti McKenzie’s message of unity, diversity

Political and social luminaries of the city joined volunteers and private citizens to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet.

The significance of marching, remembering

With a sense of respect, unity and tradition, hundreds of warmly dressed visitors stood along the cool breezy streets heading from downtown to South Dallas to view the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade/March on Saturday.

Monday Night Politics: Local, state reps. face off

Several candidates engaged in disputatious dialogues with their opponents about why they should win office during the second round of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on Jan. 13 at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

MLK Day: A Day of Service

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – ...

Monday Night Politics: Incumbents take center stage at political forum

The right to vote is considered one of the greatest privileges to have in this country. For the African American community, being able to vote has been a long, hard-fought battle that took many decades to win as part of ...

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The city of Dallas will host its 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Friday and Saturday.

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner for Primary Elections March 4, 2014, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Jan. 6 though Feb. 17 at the African American Museum, ...

Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blogged in The New Yorker recently that voting rights cases will be one of the top seven legal stories of 2014.

New gas drilling restrictions

The Dallas City Council recently voted 9-6, in favor of a gas drilling ordinance that would restrict drilling to at least 1,500 feet from homes, schools and businesses.

Home for the Holidays in District 8

“Merry Christmas, everybody. God is good, and all the time.”

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Councilmember Adam Medrano recognized students from Medrano Elementary School last week for collecting the most cellphones in the Verizon Wireless HopeLine Program.