Voices of invisible Tent City residents

After an Aug. 2 formal media statement on homelessness outside an illegal tent city was interrupted by unexpected violence, numerous television news crews entered the Interstate 45 settlement with police officers in order to record images of the location and ...

Fair Park group says city has failed South Dallas

“This area has been nicknamed ‘Zombieland’ because that’s what’s here due to mental illness, drug abuse, all other kinds of illnesses and idiosyncrasies. It’s what we deal with on a daily basis,” said Ibrahim Abdullah of the Masjid Al-Islam Beacon ...

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The fifth annual Backpacks 4 Brainiacs Back to School Supply Rally and Concert, presented by Hip Hop 4 Hope and Operation Community Care, will be held Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Southwest Center Mall - lower level, ...

Ex-officer indicted on murder charge in Black teen's death

A White former police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of Jordan Edwards, a Black teenager who was a passenger in a car that was leaving a party in Balch Springs, prosecutors said ...

Broadnax appoints city’s first Black female police chief

In the midst of multiple community and governmental issues plaguing the city of Dallas, city officials are looking for strong leadership to head the Dallas Police Department. Since the retirement of Chief David Brown, the city has been on an ...

Dallas named as a place of racial healing, transformation

“We understand that as a city, that Dallas – as diverse as we are – there are several, several, several, ideas of what truth, racial healing and transformation should and needs to look like,” said Joli Robinson, co-chair of the ...

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Lancaster City Council approved a citywide smoke-free ordinance making all workplaces in the city smoke-free, including all bars and restaurants. The new ordinance went into effect June 26.

Message of Hope: Kayla Reed shares inspirational message to future queens, kings

“Pretty much you name it, I have been through it. Luckily I don’t look like what I have been through. I come from a broken home, I was bullied…” Kayla Reed, reigning Miss Black Dallas Coed, said as she described ...

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Summer is here, and for many children in Dallas County that means long hours of inactivity, too much TV and munching unhealthy snacks.

Unity Challenge: Together We Dine highlights unity through diversity

A simple, neatly packed boxed dinner served at the Together We Dine program June 20 contrasted the messy and complex work that race relations in the South have represented for centuries.

Lancaster girl kidnapped, killed over stolen drugs

During what may have been the longest four days of their life, a Lancaster family was suddenly faced with the abduction and murder of a teenage female member in the family.

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A Texas police officer charged with murder in May in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards may be facing two aggravated assault charges in an unrelated incident.

Mayor’s National Climate Agreement: Dallas joins coalition to uphold Paris Agreement

Two months ago, Dallas held what was considered the nation’s largest Earth Day celebration, attracting 100,000 attendees, as stated on the organization’s website. Yet by the start of June, the president of the United States cancelled its participation in the ...

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The Texas Legislative Black Caucus will host a town hall meeting June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the 85th Texas Legislative Session and upcoming special session at the University of North Texas-Dallas in Founder’s Hall, located ...

Anti-cyberbullying legislation protects minors

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179 into law. This legislation, commonly known as David’s Law, is named in honor of 16-year-old who took his own life after extensive cyber-assisted bullying in January 2016.