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Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

“My husband is making his own adjustments to life after the White House, catching his own breath,” Michelle Obama penned in the forward of her new memoir, Becoming. “And here I am, in this new place, with a lot I ...

Trucker’s Café offers food for the soul to those in need

“My dream of assisting the homeless began after I lived in several domestic abuse shelters as a child with my mother many years ago,” South Dallas restaurateur and volunteer Paulette Woods humbly began in a prepared statement.

Former Dallas officer indicted for killing Black neighbor

“Every person in the Dallas Police Department continues to feel anguish about this difficult and tragic event that occurred on Sept. 6, 2018.

Report highlights the trauma that thousands of Texas families have experienced with incarceration

With more than 200,000 people in Texas jails and prisons, and nearly half a million children in Texas who have experienced a parent getting locked up

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North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens

Confederate plaque in the Capitol could be removed

The Texas Legislature or a state board chaired by Gov. Greg Abbott can remove a plaque in the Capitol honoring Confederates, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a published opinion Wednesday, providing clarity to a longstanding question over who has ...

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre will host a unique, all-inclusive, Black on Black holiday experience Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the DBDT Studios, located at 2700 Ann Williams Way. The evening will include a complimentary happy hour, a holiday-themed performance ...

Color of Law: Author/historian discusses how the government segregated America

The Civil Rights Movement helped slowly dismantle legal segregation over the years, from restaurants to public transportation, proclaimed Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law:

Legendary Olympian Tommie Smith honors Ronald Parrish

The second annual Live the Legacy Gala, presented by the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative Inc. on Oct. 6, commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ silent protest gesture against inequality in America at the Olympic Games ...

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Spay Neuter Network’s SAVE Dallas! will provide pet services at no cost to 23 zip codes in the city. The three-year initiative is dedicated to serving southern Dallas pet owners by issuing free spay or neuter surgery

Study: Houston needs $2 billion more Fed funds

An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Hurricane Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department.

Remembering Zebedee ‘Zeb’ Strong: Founder of the Arlington African American Chamber of Commerce, the Arlington NAACP

There are times when the life of a man is so layered and impactful that only the simplest of statements can be the fairest assessment of that individual in an unexpected moment of loss. And so it was upon the ...

Hometown legend Ernie Banks immortalized at Booker T. Washington High School

As cookie-cutter apartment complexes pop up across the city and gentrification looms over historic neighborhoods, Dallas is investing in projects that celebrate its past. In what was once Freedman’s Town and is now the city’s premier Arts District, generations of ...

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Dallas Animal Service is encouraging residents to take precaution after two deceased bats found in North East Dallas tested positive for rabies.

Freedom Summer Initiative pushes to end bias bail system

As part of the Freedom Summer Initiative, a month-long effort to release community members being held in jail simply because they could not afford bail, Faith in Texas attempted to bail out 17 people Aug. 24 so they could be ...