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Young Black voters pay higher ‘time tax’ at the polls

As the American electorate becomes more diverse, new voting laws threaten to disenfranchise young Black and Latino voters in what a new report called “the largest wave of voter suppression since the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.”

White candidate accused of fooling Black voters

Bruce Austin, a longtime member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, said he lost the recent November election because of deception on the part of his opponent.

Around the State

The S.M. Wright Foundation will host its annual Thanksgiving Day meal for the residents and homeless individuals in the South Dallas/Fair Park community.

Blacks continue fight to secure voting rights

When lawmakers ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870, protecting voting rights for Blacks, opponents of the law lashed out, violently at times,

Judge Jenkins heads projects for ‘Ask Not’ day of service to honor Pres. Kennedy

Dallas County Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins, Dallas County mayors, other elected officials, community leaders and residents united this week for an “Ask Not – The Dallas County Day of Service” honoring the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Debutantes to be presented during 2013 Cotillion Idlewild

The Cotillion Idlewild Club will present three young ladies during its 92nd Debutante Presentation and Ball at the Fairmont Hotel on Nov. 29. Themed “Unleashing Visions of Elegance, Charm and Grace,” the ball continues a time-honoured tradition of presenting young ...

Around the State

This year, Dallas ISD and the city of Dallas are joining forces to take a stand against bullying with the Take the Lead: Be a HERO – Help, Encourage, and Respect Others – campaign.

A reporter’s account of the assassination

Many people nationwide who are “of a certain age” can recall where they were when President John F. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. The details and emotional impact from that event have lingered within the minds of countless ...

Sharpton’s National Action Network to open Dallas chapter

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network and a man of the cloth, has what Sen. Royce West called “longevity” in the public consciousness. Whether it was his establishment of the National Youth Movement in the 1970s, ...

Placement of Dallas Can Academy ignites heated discussion

It was a heated meeting between residents of South Dallas and community leaders on Oct. 21 at the South Central Dallas Police Department patrol substation on Camp Wisdom Road. Several citizens voiced their concerns about having a Dallas Can Academy ...

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The city of Dallas will host a Shred Day/Coat and Blanket Collection as part of its Texas Recycles Day on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southwest Center Mall, 3663 W. Camp Wisdom Road.

Dez Bryant spreads holiday joy

Music filled the air, courtesy of the David W. Carter High School marching band. The gathered crowd cheered as Carter’s cheerleaders and dance team served as a catalyst for the merriment on a chilly afternoon outside Dallas City Hall on ...

Mobile Election ID Stations

Texas Secretary of State

Voter ID law already impacting Texas election

With Tuesday’s constitutional amendment election behind us, we have had our first experience with Texas’ new restrictive voter ID law.

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On Sunday, St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church will host a Salute to our Veterans, with Pastor Emeritus Dr. Zan W. Holmes Jr., during the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship service.