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Dems make ‘A Texas Promise’

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Sen. Royce West announced during the 23rd District caucus vote on June 27. “If we don’t turn out the vote in the 23rd Senatorial District in Dallas County, we’ve got a lot ...

Parents, leaders cry out against ‘police brutality’

“Do you know anything about the brutality in our midst?” Dr. Brenda Wall, pastor of Counseling and Christian Education at Friendship-West Baptist Church, asked those seated before her in the sanctuary.

‘You still can’t download freedom’

Rapidly expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer.

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Individuals without health insurance coverage and who have experienced a change in marital status, adoption, loss of job, change of address, employment or a change in immigration status may qualify for a special enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act. ...

Mobilizing key groups can change politics of the Deep South

As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, a new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful ...

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Friendship West Baptist Church will host “Community Matters: A Town Hall Meeting,” featuring renowned writer, teacher and activist Dr. Cornel West on June 20 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, 2020 W. Wheatland Road.

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The Dallas ISD’s Human Capital Management department will host a job fair for teachers on June 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Emmett J. Conrad High School, located at 7502 Fair Oaks Ave.

Ray Boone, crusading editor, ‘champion’ journalist, dead at 76

Raymond Harold “Ray” Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the Southern anthem Dixie.

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The American Red Cross has requested that all eligible donors help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day. Every year on June 14, countries from around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day by raising ...

New NAACP president says protest in his DNA

When Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of Dallas, Texas, learned that the NAACP Board of Directors had chosen Cornell William Brooks over him, Attorney Barbara R. Arnwine and several other better known candidates to succeed outgoing president Benjamin Todd Jealous, ...

Uniting women leaders for world peace

Since terrorists attacked the United States of America on Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has been torn by war, blood, gun violence, death and an economic recession.

Southern Dallas highway in danger of demolition

Drivers who use Interstate 345 to travel from Southern Dallas to Northern Downtown can relax – at least for now. The Texas Department of Transportation has decided to repair the 1.4-mile-long freeway, that connects Interstate 45 and Interstate 75, until ...

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The American Red Cross has requested that all eligible donors help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day. Every year on June 14, countries from around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day by raising ...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all Americans aged 65 and older have prediabetes, a potentially reversible condition that places them at very high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In 2010, nearly 282,000 seniors ...

NAACP Presidential Selection Process Again Mired in Controversy

Five years ago, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, was named as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP by a search firm hired by the NAACP.