Dallas city manager announces retirement

Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez recently informed Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council of his intentions to retire.

AT&T announces accelerated investment in South Dallas

AT&T representatives announced last week its plans to invest in parts of Southern Dallas by expanding and enhancing its 100 percent fiber AT&T GigaPower network to houses, apartments and small businesses primarily south of the Trinity River and Highway 30.

Supreme Court upends all-White jury verdict, death sentence

The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a Black Georgia man May 23 because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African Americans from the all-White jury that determined his fate in the case of Foster v. Chatman, ...

Neighborhood Plus unveiled

What is Neighborhood Plus?” Alan Sims asked in his introductory remarks during the City Council District 3 meeting at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, hosted by Councilman Casey Thomas II, May 19.

Autopsy pending after another Black woman dies in a Texas jail

A Black woman arrested following a car accident in Texas declined medical treatment after the wreck but died two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail, authorities said May 25.

Celebrating 43 years of fighting for justice, diversity

For over four decades, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice has strived to maintain an equal balance of justice for African Americans and other minorities.

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Registration has begun for City Men Cook 2016, to be held on June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gilley’s Southside, located at 1125 S Lamar Blvd. Hosted by A Father’s Table, the event is an annual celebration ...

Virginia GOP filed lawsuit to block felons from voting

Virginia Republicans asked the state’s highest court Monday to block more than 200,000 felons from voting in November, arguing that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe abused his power by restoring the voting rights of thousands of convicts who’ve completed their sentences.

Monday Night Politics features candidates in runoff election

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates hosted a forum for the runoff elections in Dallas County. The event took place Monday at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

Mayor says GrowSouth has made progress, but not enough

Bringing business investment and sustainable living to the southern part of the city has been a trial at times Mike Rawlings admitted during the Year Four Progress Report for his GrowSouth initiative on May 2. The event was an up-to-date ...

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May is National Foster Care Month. And from May 1 to June 26, Mattress Firm will host an initiative to help children in the foster care system in Dallas/Fort Worth through CASA Dallas and CASA Tarrant County. During the campaign, ...

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center is seeking professionals to help for career day on May 16 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Healing a community: Police shootings and racial tension

Over 35 students of diverse backgrounds from across the DFW Metroplex have gathered on Saturday mornings to discuss issues dealing with race relations, police shootings, sexuality, gender and politics, since the year began.

Remembering Afeni Shakur: Businesswoman, activist and mother of rapper Tupac Shakur

Afeni Shakur, activist and former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said May 3. She ...

Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.