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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 ...

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.

Coalition calls for reform of Texas’s youth detention facilities

In the midst of a national campaign to bring awareness and crack down on sexual harassment, allegations of sexual misconduct were made against multiple staff at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in Gainesville last month.

Former Texas cop indicted in shooting of Black man

A former police officer in a Dallas suburb has been indicted in the shooting of Lyndo Jones, a Black man who was mistaken for a burglar while trying to unlock his own truck. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced ...

DPD Chief reorganizes the force

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall has outlined a departmental reorganization plan for the Dallas Police Department that is expected to bolster departmental crime fighting resources citywide, increase command-level presence in the field and improve the quality of police response to ...

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The ninth annual “Home for the Holidays” toy drive and adopt-a-family campaign kicked off Dec. 5 in the Flag Room at Dallas City Hall. Councilman Tennell Atkins and community partners acknowledged the need for the program District 8 as more ...

Female leaders focus on inspiration, dreams

African American girls are six times more likely to receive harsh punishment through suspension, law enforcement referrals and school-related arrests than White girls for the same behaviors/crimes, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

City officials discuss the future of Confederate monuments

Dallas City Council is at a standstill as the controversial Confederate monuments decision has hit a snag in the process.

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Dallas Love Field will host a Centennial Program to celebrate its 100 years of service Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Love Landing, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way. During the ceremony, a time capsule will be revealed.

Meet the new Dallas Police Chief: U. Renee Hall

“Dallas was always prepared for me. God was just preparing me for Dallas,” said Police Chief U. Renee Hall Sept. 25 as she stood in front of a packed welcoming crowd of local citizens and city officials at the Moody ...

Man with disability dies after police struggle

Stephen Gayle, a Black man who died after a struggle with White police officers, had an intellectual disability, sickle cell anemia and suffered from nerve pain that caused his legs to lock up and kick, according to Gayle’s sister, Tiffany ...

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present its 12th annual DanceAfrica, celebrating the life of National DanceAfrica founder, Dr. Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis and his mantra "Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody.” Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ...

Blue on the Block: Blue community hopes to strengthen relationship with city

America’s eyes are now set on how society responds to racism and police brutality throughout the country with recent events such as NFL players kneeling during the national anthem in protest against racism and multiple deadly police shootings across the ...

Oak Cliff redevelopment plan met with contention, fears

Notable and historic sites, such as the Freedman’s Cemetery, Forest Theater and McKinney Avenue Baptist Church – turned Hard Rock Cafe – had fallen into neglect before their rediscovery, while others ended up fully demolished, such as the Bluitt’s Sanitarium, ...

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