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May is National Foster Care Month. And from May 1 to June 26, Mattress Firm will host an initiative to help children in the foster care system in Dallas/Fort Worth through CASA Dallas and CASA Tarrant County. During the campaign, ...

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center is seeking professionals to help for career day on May 16 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Healing a community: Police shootings and racial tension

Over 35 students of diverse backgrounds from across the DFW Metroplex have gathered on Saturday mornings to discuss issues dealing with race relations, police shootings, sexuality, gender and politics, since the year began.

Remembering Afeni Shakur: Businesswoman, activist and mother of rapper Tupac Shakur

Afeni Shakur, activist and former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said May 3. She ...

Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.

Monday Night Politics to host forums for the Dallas County Run Off Election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates will host a political forum for the Dallas County Run Off Election.

Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Monday Night Politics concludes with candidates for Dallas ISD School Board District 2

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates concluded on April 18 for the May 7 Joint Elections with candidates running for Dallas ISD School Board District 2 at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

Monday Night Politics features candidates for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates featured candidates for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Districts 4, 5 and 7 at the African American Museum on April 11.

New store to open in South Dallas food desert

Residents of Highland Hills, a neighborhood in the Southern Sector of Dallas, will soon be getting their wish of a grocery store, after years of suffering in a food desert.

Monday Night Politics features DeSoto City Council candidates

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates continued to highlight the Southwest cities as the city of DeSoto was featured on April 4 at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

Obama: GOP is jeopardizing judicial integrity

President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on April 7 of jeopardizing the “integrity of the judicial branch” by refusing to consider his “extraordinary” nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold will present her first Fair Housing Symposium for District 4 on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oak Garden Church, located at 4008 S. Polk St.

Club to restore 1904 African American orphanage

A 4-H Club wants to restore a Springfield building that was an orphanage for African Americans.

Princeton to keep Wilson’s name despite his bigotry

Woodrow Wilson’s name will remain on Princeton University’s public policy school, despite calls to remove it because the former U.S. president was a segregationist, the Ivy League university announced Monday.