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On Nov. 12, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in light of changes in health insurance plans that will affect local constituents and provider-institutions.

Defeat of LGBT-rights measure may have wide impact

The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They’re now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people’s access to public ...

Raheem Devaughn’s foundation to present ‘Queen for a Day’

Thirty-eight percent of Texas women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. That’s more than 1 in 3 women. The month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness and putting a ...

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According to Federal prosecutors, seven people have been convicted of operating a North Texas “pill mill” that conspired to illegally distribute prescription drugs.

South Dallas WINS

“When I told my students at UNT-Dallas in my Urban Sociology class that I was moving to South Dallas they looked at me like as if I’d lost my mind – and they asked me why,” Dr. Baranda Fermin recalled.

Dallas Postal Service selects 47th postmaster

In August, the Dallas Postal Service selected Yulonda J. Francis-Love as its 47th postmaster, the second African American woman to head the department. She was sworn in September at Dallas City Hall.

Dallas mayor proclaims Nov. 6 as Tim Brown Day

Pro football hall of famer Tim Brown will have his own day throughout the city of Dallas according to Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council.

Immigrant families denied birth certificates in Texas

A federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S-born children, saying that the families raised “grave concerns” but more evidence is needed, according ...

DA Susan Hawk recovers, makes plans to help others

“I know what it feels like to be in that black hole with a wet blanket over you and you think you want to die,” District Attorney Susan Hawk said. “You feel like it, you know it, and you have ...

Winnetka Heights celebrates National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual celebrated event that unites the community amd promotes crime preventions and a partnership between police and the community.

FREE State Fair of Texas Tickets

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was presented the “Peace Patron Award” by Peacemakers Incorporated at the seventh annual Peacemakers luncheon, Sept. 15.

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The National Black United Front Houston will present the 18th anniversary of the Sankofa Caravan to the Ancestors, a spiritual journey to the shore of Galveston to honor the Afrikan ancestors

Dallas leads nation for children living in poverty

“Dallas is the sad leader of the nation in matters of poverty,”

A green transition for Highlands Hills

Highland Hills could be seeing a transition in the McCommas Bluff Landfill starting within two years. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson, District 8 councilmen, held a meeting with members in the community to discuss this opportunity to phase out ...