Housing segregation’s role in Ferguson tragedy

The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, by Darren Wilson, a White police officer, was as much the product of a century of housing segregation spurred by federal, state and local policies as longstanding ...

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The city of Dallas will host its sixth Operation: Beautification, a citywide fall cleanup effort, on Nov. 8.

Dallas men discuss domestic violence

“This is not a private family matter. This is a public matter.” – Victor Rivers

Hundreds march to Ferguson police station

Clergy members led several hundred people on a march Monday, using a bullhorn to read the names of people killed by police nationwide, in the Missouri city where protesters have been unremitting since an unarmed 18-year-old Black man was fatally ...

Texas voter ID law blocked too late for Election Day

A federal judge likened Texas’ tough voter ID rules to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voters on Oct. 9 and blocked Texas from enforcing it just weeks ahead of next month’s election, knocking down a law that the ...

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An investigation by the city of Dallas has found that a small number of Dallas Fire-Rescue Emergency Medical Services laptop computers in DFR ambulances became unaccounted for between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 29, 2014.

Blacks, Latinos commit less crime than perceived

Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded.

Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it right this time.

Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport

A new era and increased competition has begun in air travel in the Dallas area. Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service.

Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Oct. 2 that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

City saddened, concerned after death of Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Freedom Sunday: A call to participate in democracy

The African American church has played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and many years before even that critical time in history.

DOJ urged to stay focused on police killings

Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League, the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups have urged the Department of Justice to ...

The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

“It’s a money grab,” John Thomas admonished the Dallas County Commissioners Court about the cost of jail video visitation during the Sept. 23 session.

Ebola strikes relatives of Dallas/Fort Worth residents

On Tuesday, Dallas health officials diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States, and the first case of this strain of the virus outside of Africa. The unidentified man is being treated in an isolated area in the ...