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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 ...

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Empowering the voices of those who survived

Letting go of the past may be difficult for some, especially when it comes to experiencing trauma and abuse. According to Alissa Jones, founder of Survivors with Voices Foundation, one of the best ways to overcome past hurts is through ...

City Council reviews 2015-16 budget plan

The total proposed budget for the city of Dallas has been submitted for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and there are increases projected in many departments. In a series of presentations sponsored by the Dallas City Council, community members of each ...

A 4-year-old cancer patient learns dreams do come true

For 4-year-old RJ Ross of Cedar Hill, life has had its challenges since he was diagnosed with leukemia in March 2013. After several cancer treatments at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, RJ’s cancer is now in remission.

Today’s technology, innovation

An African American teenager who founded a multimillion-dollar information technology corporation added a unique angle to the discussion on STEM careers, success and the “never give up” spirit, during one of the many workshops that took place as part of ...

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The American Red Cross will partner with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.

Over 2,000 nonprofits set to benefit from North Texas Giving Day

The annual North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. Launched in 2009 with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, http://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most ...

Lancaster residents spend a ‘night out’ on the town

“I’m glad to see so many people out for our police interaction in the community,” Lancaster Police Chief Cheryl Wilson announced. “We’re actually serving the community and being a guardian more than being an enforcer – and that’s where we’re ...

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In September, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 12 free legal clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinics offer free ...

Christian Taylor: The killing of another unarmed Black male

The Arlington Police responded to a suspected burglary call on Aug. 7 around 1 a.m. that resulted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African American Christian Taylor at the Classic Buick dealership located near I–20 near Collins Road. Officer-in-training Brad ...

Rep. Veasey addresses residents’ concerns

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey took questions from constituents on subjects ranging from the #BlackLivesMatter campaign to alternative energy to Middle East tensions at a town hall meeting on the evening of Aug. 11.

Urban League forensic audit revealed

After months of denying financial and management problems within the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas, followed by a letter of disaffiliation that was released to the press, Chairman of the Board Terry Wood was ready to ...