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“Elevate Your Mental Health Awareness: Myths, Realities and Resources,” a free mental health symposium, will focus on facts about mental illness, educational resources, emotional support and information to combat stigmas that can discourage individuals from seeking treatment.

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Sept. 15 is PARK(ing) Day, an annual, open-source, global event where artists, designers and activists transform parking spaces into temporary public parks to generate public engagement and critical dialogue on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas.

Black, White, rich, poor: Harvey didn’t discriminate

Harvey did not discriminate in its destruction.

Surviving Harvey - Dallas Centers take in hurricane evacuees

The city of Dallas opened a “mega shelter” in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to house up to 5,000 individuals, as well as three shelters at Tommie Allen Recreation Center at 7071 Bonnie View Road, Walnut Hill Recreation Center ...

Surviving Harvey - Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey’s survivors

Patricia Cain entered the George R. Brown Convention Center barefoot and carrying two oxygen tanks. The first was empty. The second was given to her by the Houston Fire Department after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued her from her flooded ...

Surviving Harvey - On Hurricane Katrina’s 12th anniversary, Hurricane Harvey’s heavy rains flood Louisiana

Twelve years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced hundreds of people to be rescued from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted New Orleans to shut down its schools and other key ...

Johnson pushes to remove Confederate plaque at Capitol

Just 40 steps from Rep. Eric Johnson’s new office in the Capitol in Austin is a 1959 mounted Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque.

Voices of invisible Tent City residents

After an Aug. 2 formal media statement on homelessness outside an illegal tent city was interrupted by unexpected violence, numerous television news crews entered the Interstate 45 settlement with police officers in order to record images of the location and ...

Fair Park group says city has failed South Dallas

“This area has been nicknamed ‘Zombieland’ because that’s what’s here due to mental illness, drug abuse, all other kinds of illnesses and idiosyncrasies. It’s what we deal with on a daily basis,” said Ibrahim Abdullah of the Masjid Al-Islam Beacon ...

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The fifth annual Backpacks 4 Brainiacs Back to School Supply Rally and Concert, presented by Hip Hop 4 Hope and Operation Community Care, will be held Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Southwest Center Mall - lower level, ...

Ex-officer indicted on murder charge in Black teen's death

A White former police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of Jordan Edwards, a Black teenager who was a passenger in a car that was leaving a party in Balch Springs, prosecutors said ...

Broadnax appoints city’s first Black female police chief

In the midst of multiple community and governmental issues plaguing the city of Dallas, city officials are looking for strong leadership to head the Dallas Police Department. Since the retirement of Chief David Brown, the city has been on an ...

Dallas named as a place of racial healing, transformation

“We understand that as a city, that Dallas – as diverse as we are – there are several, several, several, ideas of what truth, racial healing and transformation should and needs to look like,” said Joli Robinson, co-chair of the ...

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Lancaster City Council approved a citywide smoke-free ordinance making all workplaces in the city smoke-free, including all bars and restaurants. The new ordinance went into effect June 26.

Message of Hope: Kayla Reed shares inspirational message to future queens, kings

“Pretty much you name it, I have been through it. Luckily I don’t look like what I have been through. I come from a broken home, I was bullied…” Kayla Reed, reigning Miss Black Dallas Coed, said as she described ...

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