Around the State

Expired, unused and unwanted medications in many homes can end up in the wrong hands or leach into soil and water. In an effort to prevent accidents and improper disposal of potentially harmful substances, Parkland Health and Hospital System and ...

#UsToo Phenomenal Women Exhibit showcases majesty of the Black woman

African American women continue the fight today to be respected and acknowledged for their many talents and contributions to society.

A king's service: National group hosts luncheon to pair mentors, young men

There was a consensus of sentiments voiced about the value of community and mentorship during The Men’s Brunch, held March 24 in DeSoto. The event, similar to the ones held in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kansas City, Missouri, was intended to ...

Dallas to host 2020 IEDC conference: An opportunity to showcase economic development successes

The city of Dallas will host the 2020 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference from Oct. 11 through Oct. 14 at The Hilton Anatole. The IEDC is the leading international association for professional economic developers.

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District 8 – Community Leadership Coalition will host a Neighborhood Mayoral Candidate Forum, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Highland Hills Library, located at 6200 Bonnie View Road. All mayoral candidates have been invited to discuss ...

Adding ‘dignity’ to prison time as number of imprisoned Texas women continues to grow

Evelyn Fulbright had a painful tumor on her uterus during the two years she spent in prison. It caused her to bleed during most of the month, so she’d often wear three pads at a time to keep herself clean. ...

Prosecutor declares Texas death row inmate innocent, paving way for state compensation

Alfred Dewayne Brown spent nearly a decade on Texas’ death row before his conviction was thrown out by the courts. But despite being freed in 2015, he didn’t qualify for the state payout given to those wrongfully convicted because he ...

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The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will conduct a live test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on March 4, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Sheriff Brown: Called to lead, serve

Sheriff Marian Brown, the first African American sheriff of Dallas County, stated that her entire life has been preparing her for this moment, whether she knew it yet or not.

African American Museum kicks off Women’s History Month with distinguished lecture series

The African American Museum will host a lecture series during its annual Women’s History Month celebration, beginning March 2. Each lecture will feature a dynamic woman who is making great strides in her field. All events are free, open to ...

Days after heated meeting, Texas Senate’s Property Tax Committee passes rollback rate bill

The Texas Senate’s new Property Tax Committee on Monday moved with breakneck speed to advance a controversial proposal on one of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s top legislative priorities: slowing property tax growth.

DMV board shoots down Confederate license plate

Wars are battles of words and symbols, not just bullets. While the Civil War spanned from 1861 to 1865, the fight over the legacy of the Confederacy and its associated symbols continues.

Voter citizenship check may violate federal law

The state of Texas’ announcement that it was flagging tens of thousands of registered voters for citizenship checks was met with dismay among civil rights attorneys and voting rights advocates, who said it echoed efforts around the country to remove ...

Controversy behind Dr. King holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a national Civil Rights Movement for equality and justice in housing, education and employment, from 1955 to 1968. Yet, it took a 15-year effort to commemorate his birthday at a national level.

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“Insurance Basics: How Insurance Can Be Used to Accumulate Generational Wealth” will be presented by the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, Jan. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frazier House, 4600 Spring Ave.