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Texas police: Criminals often use imitation weapons

Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe – mistakenly – that if they’re caught, they’ll avoid the severe punishment that can ...

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A prosecutor will not refile charges against a North Texas police officer fired after the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect at a car dealership

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Passing on the gift of knowledge through reading, a community book donation event, hosted by Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African American leaders; the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas; the Dallas Public Library; ...

Dallas’ first Black mayor honored

Known as a bridge builder, city builder and unifier, former city attorney, former mayor and Texas secretary of State, Ambassador Ronald Kirk was honored before a crowd of 300 in front of the Continental Avenue Bridge, which was dedicated in ...

Improving the quality of life in Oak Cliff

In order to improve the quality of life for residents who live in District 4 of the city of Dallas, Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold hosted the first Fair Housing Symposium on April 28 at Oak Gardens Church on Polk Street.

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Remington College Dallas Campus will host its annual 3 Lives Blood Drive on June 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AT&T announces accelerated investment in South Dallas

AT&T representatives announced last week its plans to invest in parts of Southern Dallas by expanding and enhancing its 100 percent fiber AT&T GigaPower network to houses, apartments and small businesses primarily south of the Trinity River and Highway 30.

Neighborhood Plus unveiled

What is Neighborhood Plus?” Alan Sims asked in his introductory remarks during the City Council District 3 meeting at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, hosted by Councilman Casey Thomas II, May 19.

Autopsy pending after another Black woman dies in a Texas jail

A Black woman arrested following a car accident in Texas declined medical treatment after the wreck but died two weeks later after going into convulsions in jail, authorities said May 25.

Celebrating 43 years of fighting for justice, diversity

For over four decades, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice has strived to maintain an equal balance of justice for African Americans and other minorities.

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Registration has begun for City Men Cook 2016, to be held on June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gilley’s Southside, located at 1125 S Lamar Blvd. Hosted by A Father’s Table, the event is an annual celebration ...

Mayor says GrowSouth has made progress, but not enough

Bringing business investment and sustainable living to the southern part of the city has been a trial at times Mike Rawlings admitted during the Year Four Progress Report for his GrowSouth initiative on May 2. The event was an up-to-date ...

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May is National Foster Care Month. And from May 1 to June 26, Mattress Firm will host an initiative to help children in the foster care system in Dallas/Fort Worth through CASA Dallas and CASA Tarrant County. During the campaign, ...

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center is seeking professionals to help for career day on May 16 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Healing a community: Police shootings and racial tension

Over 35 students of diverse backgrounds from across the DFW Metroplex have gathered on Saturday mornings to discuss issues dealing with race relations, police shootings, sexuality, gender and politics, since the year began.

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