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A broken system: Behind the bars of Texas prisons – Part 1: The inmates

“… [I] wanted to tell you about how the Captain took an inmate’s crutches… an old gal about 60, wouldn’t give her a cane or wheelchair...We were at Hobby Unit turned out for work at 4:30 a.m., temp about 30° ...

Civil rights groups sue county, state over wealth-based bail practices

On Sunday, the ACLU of Texas, the American Civil Liberties Union, Civil Rights Corps and the Texas Fair Defense Project reported that the group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Dallas County, the state of Texas, the sheriff, and ...

Haiti Slur: Reprehensible, but not Surprising

“Since 1804 Haiti has maintained national independence. I fling these facts at the feet of the detractors of the Negro and of Haiti. They may help them to solve the problem of her future. They not only indicate the Negro's ...

Leaders say Trump presidency at odds with MLK legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.

Backlash of Trump disparaging Africa, Haiti

In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Jan. 11 why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “sh--hole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed ...

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates features U.S. Congressional candidates

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the March 6 Democratic primary election, Jan. 8. The forum was the first of several to be held every Monday through March 5.

Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media

Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast last Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the ...

Police brutality activist Erica Garner dead at 27

The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in Dallas

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations will be held throughout Dallas to commemorate King’s life and legacy. Events will take place from Friday to Monday. From a parade to educational exhibits, many events are free and open to children ...

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums

The Dallas Examiner will present Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums for the March 6, 2018 Primary Election.

Gifts that give hope

Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them.

Ferguson reviewing nearly 8,000 old court cases

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal court cases from before 2014 to determine which should be thrown out, a process expected to take about six months, the attorney for the St. Louis suburb told a federal ...

Black women seek rewards from Democrats after helping Alabama race

Once again, Black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few ...

Rally calls on NFL to stand up for Black lives

“I accept this award not for myself but on behalf of the people, because it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested, and if it was not for the support from the people, I ...

Mid-Cities to host inaugural MLK parade and celebration

The memory and legacy of arguably the world’s best known civil rights pioneer was the subject of a recent announcement in Arlington.