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D.A. Susan Hawk meets with Pleasant Grove residents

Building strong ties and trust with communities in Dallas County is a priority for Susan Hawk, according to the new district attorney.

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The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program will hold 10 free Legal Clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines, to offer legal advice and consultation in civil matters. The program is a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association ...

A push to address Black-on-Black violence

As cities across the country have mobilized massive street protests over police violence and misconduct, a familiar question has been raised by their opponents: Why does violence within the Black community garner less concern than police violence?

Highlights of the 84th Texas Legislative Session

As the 84th Texas Legislative Session came to its official end on June 1, state Rep. Eric Johnson, and Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Giddings shared updates for several of bills.

Homeless alliance redefines community

“Will work for food,” “Why lie? Need money for weed,” “Sorry for being a bum.”

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As National Drug Court Month comes to an end, the Dallas County Court will host a Special Graduation Ceremony on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Central Jury Room on the second floor of the Frank Crowley Courts Building, located ...

Power plant affects quality of life

When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal advocacy nonprofit, Earthjustice, she was bewildered.

Black leaders push for nationwide police reform

In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities ...

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The Lupus Foundation of America – Lone Star Chapter will host its annual Rally for Lupus/Annual Educational Conference on May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Texas Health Resources University, 8194 Fogelson Lane. The rally is a daylong educational program designed ...

My Brother’s Keeper enters a new phase

While political pundits rush ahead to the 2016 presidential election, President Barack Obama is rallying private-sector, philanthropic and community leaders to launch an independent non-profit to ensure that the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative lives past his second term in office.

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The deadline to apply to one of Dallas ISD’s new Choice Schools is drawing near. Students interested in attending D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School and the Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy High School may apply through Friday.

Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the extremists' camps in a northeastern forest stronghold, army spokesman announced.

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To control mosquito populations and combat West Nile virus and the Chikungunya virus, the City of Dallas Code Compliance Services Department is providing free mosquito dunks to city of Dallas residents.

Citizens propose alternate designs for Southern Gateway Project

The concept for the Southern Gateway Project is to widen and improve I-35E from IH20 to Eighth Street and U.S. Highway 67 from FM1382 to I-35E in order to decrease traffic congestion. Yet as the established plan gets more exposure ...

Dallas millennials rally to Rock the Block

Dallas Millennial Day: Rock The Block!, a program sponsored by the organization Weapons of Mass Empowerment to promote young voter engagement, began on Sunday with less than 50 people milling around the African American Museum parking lot inside Fair Park. ...