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Dallas County jail medical facility named in honor of Black, Latino civic leaders

On March 1, as announced by Dallas County officials, the county jail medical facility was named after two Dallas minority leaders, both of whom made history and broke molds in their community.

Did Republicans trick Obama?

President Obama’s decision to nominate U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court was immediately rejected by Republican leaders who are ...

Monday Night Politics to host forums for South Dallas County

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates will host another round of political forums that will give residents an opportunity to meet to the candidates that are running for the offices below, as they present their platforms and answer questions from ...

The story of four Black Revolutionary War veterans

In a rural wooded area, near the Plymouth and Kingston town lines, there’s a nondescript memorial at a spot that is arguably as important as any in American history.

Black Press Week hosts historic summit

Publishers and leaders from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a trade group of more than 200 Black-owned media companie

Around the State

Each year, thousands of Dallas ISD students participate in a Reflections art program

An Evening with Zan Holmes, Ron Kirk

In this presidential election year, there are many issues that affect local communities, as well as communities statewide and nationally. To discuss these issues and how politics has changed through the years, Saint Luke Community United Methodist Church hosted "In ...

Partnerships grow at new Dade Community Garden

“We would have never imagined that it would get this far, but we are very grateful that it did and that so many have come out to support this initiative,” said Kayla Valis, who is in graduate school at U.T. ...

Flag lawsuit: Confederate emblem is a ‘vestige’ of slavery

The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is unconstitutional because it’s a “vestige” of slavery, an attorney argues in an update to his lawsuit seeking to change the banner.

Descendant of slave who stole rebel ship named head of South Carolina museum

S.C. – The great-great-grandson of a slave who commandeered a Confederate ship and took it to Union forces blockading the South Carolina coast is the new president and CEO of the planned $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston.

Women’s history lecture series

The Women’s History Month at the African American Museum Lecture Series will be presented during three afternoon lectures in March to honor Black women in history. Each presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand ...

Dallas County and national election results of the Primary Elections

Texas is a newcomer to Super Tuesday after years of being an afterthought on the primary calendar, and the rest of the U.S. was keeping close tabs on its debut.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates features candidates for U.S. House of Representatives

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates continued on Feb. 15 at the African American Museum in Fair Park with candidates seeking office for the U.S. House of Representatives District 30 chair with incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Mallory Caraway and ...

GOP race becomes Trump’s to lose

Yes, Donald Trump could really be the Republican nominee.

Showdown brewing over naming Scalia’s successor

President Barack Obama will select a nominee to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia despite fierce opposition by Republican leaders who prefer the seat be left vacant for nearly a year so that it can be filled by ...