Journalist discovers fourth rail of politics: The LGBT debate

It was a typical Friday night when journalist, author and political analyst Sophia A. Nelson did what she typically does: She posted a photo on her Twitter account. It wasn’t a typical photo and it did not draw a typical ...

Study reveals news reports may influence racial bias

A recent University of Houston study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias toward social groups. Temple Northup, assistant professor at UH’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, studied the influence of news coverage on an ...

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After reviewing a video recording of the pool party incident in McKinney, Arthur Fleming of the NAACP-Dallas Chapter released a statement expressing that the chapter feels the use of force was inappropriate.

Creating stronger paths for health, learning for children

From pregnancy and through childhood – entering the third grade – through Raising St. Louis, health, education and community support organizations are collaborating to give moms and their new babies a greater bond while boosting the child’s development. It launched ...

WWI heroes posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

Two World War I Army heroes, one Black, one Jewish, are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years after bravely rescuing comrades on the battlefields of France.

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.