Princeston students discuss Wilson’s legacy

African American students Kristen Coke and Jameil Brown enrolled at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University not knowing much about the school’s namesake aside from his oft-touted positive accomplishments, from the changes he ...

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Duncanville mayor and City Council candidates

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates continued this spring with candidates running for local offices in Southern Dallas such as the city of Duncanville, which was featured on March 28 with the offices of mayor and City Council District 2 ...

Around the State

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to the prevalence of child abuse in our community. As many as 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before turning 18. ...

DPD Chief Brown seeks solutions to combat spike in crime rate

During an announcement on Monday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed that Dallas, along with most major cities across the United States, had experienced a drastic increase in violent crime.

Remembering Dr. Theodore R. Lee Jr.

When Dr. Theodore R. Lee Jr., publisher of The Dallas Post Tribune, died March 2 at the age of 86, he left behind the oldest and largest Black-owned newspaper in North Texas. To those who knew him, Lee also left ...

Prosecutor said he was advised to exclude Black jurors

A prosecutor in Southeast Texas who confided to a friend that his boss encouraged him to exclude Black people as jurors later denied the statement, according to a court transcript.

Lingering cases could affect presidential election in Texas

A flurry of recent legal activity could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in time for November’s presidential election.

Rare anti-slavery book owned by Du Bois

Randall Burkett still remembers the phone call.

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Prisoners

President Barack Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.

Philadelphia taxi, Uber Black drivers threaten DNC boycott

Taxi, limo and Uber Black drivers are threatening to boycott the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer unless lawmakers address Lyft and UberX services that have been operating illegally in the city since 2014.

Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

From the pulpit of an African-American church in Detroit not long ago, Bishop Corletta Vaughn offered a rousing endorsement of Hillary Clinton that went far beyond politics.

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The Dallas County Tax Office announced earlier this month that the Downtown Motor Vehicle branch has moved to its new location in the George Allen Courthouse, located at 600 Commerce St. in downtown Dallas. The previous DMV branch was located ...

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 ...