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Hometown legend Ernie Banks immortalized at Booker T. Washington High School

As cookie-cutter apartment complexes pop up across the city and gentrification looms over historic neighborhoods, Dallas is investing in projects that celebrate its past. In what was once Freedman’s Town and is now the city’s premier Arts District, generations of ...

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Dallas Animal Service is encouraging residents to take precaution after two deceased bats found in North East Dallas tested positive for rabies.

Freedom Summer Initiative pushes to end bias bail system

As part of the Freedom Summer Initiative, a month-long effort to release community members being held in jail simply because they could not afford bail, Faith in Texas attempted to bail out 17 people Aug. 24 so they could be ...

A call for justice: The shooting of Botham Shem Jean

On Sept. 6, about 9:59 p.m., police were called to the South Side Lofts after an off duty White female Dallas police officer shot Botham Shem Jean inside his apartment.

One historic step toward justice

“Jordan was just one of those kids who you knew was just going to go on and do great things,” Jenna Williams, Jordan Edward’s English teacher testified. “He was just going to do amazing things. You could tell.”

Vague state law aside, a convicted felon will be on ballot in Austin

At first glance, it may seem typical that Lewis Conway Jr. got his name on the ballot for a seat on the Austin City Council – he paid the filing fee and turned in his application before the deadline. But ...

Trump unveils major rollback of Obama’s clean power plan

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan that will drastically curtail an Obama-era regulation that would’ve required states to slash planet-warming carbon emissions by shifting from coal power to natural gas and renewables.

Texas NAACP youth win big at nationals

The Texas NAACP Youth and College Division swept the NAACP Idea Lab competition, themed “Buying Black,” leading with 10 awards at their 109th annual convention in San Antonio, last month.

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Dallas Park and Recreation recently broke ground for a 14,794 square-foot expansion project for the new Singing Hills Recreation Center that is currently in its final construction phase. With this second construction phase getting under way soon, the new wing ...

New grants energize After8toEducate to help service unsheltered youth

After8toEducate is the first-of-its-kind, public-private collaborative to support and provide essential services to unsheltered Dallas ISD high school students and other homeless youth ages 14 to 21.

‘Harvey’s not over’ – School’s about to start – but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers

Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey submerged coastal Port Arthur, the rain still brings 17-year-old Darby Dugay’s heart rate up, especially when water overflows the long-neglected drainage ditches lining the neighborhood’s sidewalks.

Rotten meat… Chicken pox… Tearful separations… Migrants describe life in federal custody

Rotten sandwich meat that has turned green or black; noodle soup cooked so little that the noodles are still hard; drinking water that smells like chlorine, Clorox or “just bad;” cramped, cold conditions; tearful separations of children and mothers; guards ...

Maxine Waters speaks at Speaking Truth to Power conference

“Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today,” read a statement about the congresswoman upon her anticipated June 29 visit to the yearly Speaking Truth To Power conference.

Teen Talk on Safety & Sex

In U.S. high schools, 40 percent of students have had sexual intercourse – with 46 percent not using condoms within their last sexual encounter, according to a 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Influence, the power to change

Clad in a “Stand With Black Women” shirt, Mercedes Fulbright, the Texas State Coordinator at Local Progress, commanded attention during her engagement entitled, Deserving and Entitled; Engaging in Public Policy to Empower People, as part of the annual Speaking Truth ...

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