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To celebrate Black History Month, McDonald’s of Greater North Texas will host African American Read-In events every Saturday in February with the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies Inc., an organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged youth.

Year of Unity presented by community leaders

Dallas city leaders and officials say they have been scrambling for solutions to mend the relationship between local residents and police officers since the July 2016 Dallas police shooting by a single sniper.

The Secret We Keep: Removing the stigma of mental illness

Mental illness is an issue that is not often talked about or taken into consideration – until it hits home. In 2014, it was reported that 72.9 percent of adults in Texas have mental illness, and 27.1 percent of Texas ...

Spotlighting The Cliff: Saluting a few of Oak Cliff’s notable contributors

A celebration of local success and engagement to “recognize the best Oak Cliff businesses, organizations and individuals in 2016 for their achievements, community contributions and milestones…” was held Jan. 26 at The Kessler Theater on West Davis Street. State Rep. ...

Video reveals officer pushed teen with foot

All charges dropped against Craig and her teenage daughters

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The Texas Senate’s only two Black members are criticizing Gov. Greg Abbott for not including any African Americans in his three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

A garden in the desert: For Oak Cliff hosts MLK Day of Service

The Southern Dallas food desert has been a growing epidemic in the city that had few solutions. The lack of grocery stores in the southern sector has placed an economic and physical strain on low-income Black families, forcing them to ...

Around the State

Mayor Mike Rawlings will join Councilwoman Tiffinni A. Young to reveal plans for an innovative hub for entrepreneurs in South Dallas/Fair Park. The Fair Park Entrepreneur Center – known as The District – is an initiative developed by The Zip ...

Kea Garrett reveals journey from ‘hell’ to millionaire

Near 30 percent of juveniles arrested are girls or young women, and their share of arrests and cases have increased over the past decade, according to a 2016 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention study.

Black History Events

Volunteer attorneys will available Jan. 18 to answer legal questions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through the LegalLine call-in program, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. There is no charge to call in. DFW residents can call 214-220-7476.

Black women’s coalition chapter reestablishes in Dallas

Men are often shown as the face of most Black movements in history, but women have always played a huge role in creating change in the African American community.

Dallas County celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition will be held Jan. 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, located at 1925 Elm St. Incorporating ideals from Dr. Martin Luther King’s writings and speeches, eight fourth-

Texas ordered to disclose number of heat-related prison deaths

A federal judge is ordering the state to disclose the number of heat-related deaths that have occurred since 1990 in Texas prisons, where less than a third have air conditioning in all housing areas.

Abbott’s racial profiling remarks prompt criticism

Gov. Greg Abbott has come in for some criticism since he responded to concerns about possible racial profiling along the border with Mexico by pointing to White drivers getting stopped in the state’s wealthiest cities, prompting one police chief to ...

Takata Airbag recall: Community leaders especially concerned for Black community

Automobiles outfitted with airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation are part of the largest nationwide safety recall in U.S. history after 11 people died and 180 were injured due to the airbag inflators’ propensity to blast out metallic particles when ...