Monday Night Politics: Mayoral candidates

Three candidates are seeking to become mayor for the city of Dallas in the upcoming election. Incumbent Mike Rawlings is seeking a second term and facing opponents attorney Marcos Ronquillo and retired engineer Richard Sheridan.

All eyes fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 election

If the Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, want to radically reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them to collect revenue for the city coffers, they’ll have to do more than embrace non-violent acts ...

Monday Night Politics forum featured candidates for Dallas City Council District 8

It was another round of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on March 23 as candidates for Dallas City Council District 8 took the stage at the African American Museum to discuss their qualifications.

Black women protest delay in confirming Loretta Lynch

Hundreds of Black women and girls representing the Black Women’s Roundtable descended on the nation’s capital last week to petition the Senate to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.

Around the State

On March 27, Congressman Marc Veasey unveiled H.R. 1645, the Transportation for Elderly and Disabled Americans Act that would reinstate an allowance for cities such as Arlington, Grand Prairie and Mesquite, Texas, to use federal transit funding for operation and ...

Millennial coalition to host cultural event

Weapons of Mass Empowerment, a coalition of civically engaged citizens committed to improving voter turnout, educational equity, police brutality and economic empowerment in Dallas, has joined forces with Creating Our Future, a group of artists that engages creative thinking to ...

Around the State

The Lancaster Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating an incident that occurred on Friday. At approximately 11:55 p.m., Lancaster Police Department responded to a shooting in progress in the 1500 block of Reynolds Drive. Officers received information that gunshots were ...

Republican budget would shred safety net

The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans to food stamps, according to a nonpartisan think thank.

Giuliani supports Loretta Lynch nomination

In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love America, blamed the president for creating the atmosphere that led to the shootings of two police officers being shot in Ferguson, ...

Feed Oak Cliff strives to uplift community

It’s a shoppers’ utopia, if you are not used to going to colorful and organized grocery stores filled with fresh fruit and vegetables – cleaned, chopped and ready to dine on.

Monday Night Politics forum features City Council District 7 candidates

It was another packed house at the African American Museum during Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on March 16 as Dallas residents listened to the eight candidates running for office for Dallas City Council District 7.

From the Edmund Pettus Bridge to the Continental Bridge

“I stand on this bridge because of its great symbolism. A bridge is something that connects one side of the road across the river, across difficulties with the other side,” said Rev. Holsey Hickman during a local reenactment of the ...

Monday Night Politics forum presents City Council District 4 candidates

Economic development, working with the police department in communities, and working with the mayor and councilmembers to get things accomplished were some of the issues candidates for Dallas City Council District 4 discussed during Monday Night Politics on March 9 ...

S.M. Wright Project Phase II under review

The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation are working to construct freeway-to-freeway roadway ramps that link Julius Schepps Freeway along Interstate Highway 45 and CF Hawn Freeway along U.S. Highway 175 and convert S.M. Wright Freeway along US ...

Around the State

Nominations for educators in the Oak Cliff area are being accepted for the annual Oak Cliff Educator of the Year Celebration. The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will honor a college, high school, middle school, elementary and pre-K educator for ...