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S.M. Wright Project Phase II under review

The city of Dallas and Texas Department of Transportation are working to construct freeway-to-freeway roadway ramps that link Julius Schepps Freeway along Interstate Highway 45 and CF Hawn Freeway along U.S. Highway 175 and convert S.M. Wright Freeway along US ...

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Nominations for educators in the Oak Cliff area are being accepted for the annual Oak Cliff Educator of the Year Celebration. The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will honor a college, high school, middle school, elementary and pre-K educator for ...

Advocates for justice host ‘Know Your Rights’ town hall meeting

Police brutality is a major issue across the country. But it is also a local issue – one that Dallas residents have been concerned with for a long time. Statistics from the Mothers Against Police Brutality show that since 2003 ...

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Selma Lord Selma, featuring Amelia Boynton Robinson, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, located at 1309 Canton St. “Selma was Amelia Boynton’s idea,” Ambassador Andrew Young said. “Amelia Boynton was a ...

Hawk meets with Southern Dallas for the first time

Residents of South Dallas packed the house during a town hall meeting to meet the new district attorney for Dallas County, Susan Hawk, at Concord Baptist Church on Feb. 16.

Dallas Freedom Riders: Preparing for the next journey

“The Bible says that our young people perish from lack of knowledge. Who is to give them knowledge?” Dr. Jerry B. Chambers wondered. The former Dallas Independent School District educator also proposed a solution to the quandary he raised.

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Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees, along with Superintendent Mike Miles, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Jose “Joe” May Elementary School, the final campus to be built under the 2008 Bond Program. The ceremony will ...

Dallas Selma march

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery march, the founders of Faith Friday, Dr. Juanita Wallace and Akwete Tyehimba, will host “March for the Right to Vote.” Faith Friday is an organization dedicated to alleviating ...

Two Steps, One Sticker kicks off in Texas

Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, has teamed up with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to announce the launch of the state’s single sticker vehicle registration and inspection ...

EPA proposes to move DFW into severe ozone category

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reclassify the Dallas/Fort Worth area as being in severe nonattainment of the original eight-hour ozone standard of 84 parts per billion. The proposal will be published for public comment in the Federal Register ...

A Place of Serenity in South Dallas

Chronic homelessness and poverty is an epidemic in many of our communities throughout South Dallas County. Last year, 3,314 individuals were reported as homeless or living in shelters, during a homeless count by Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Women and children ...

Service that made the difference

“Passion” and “compassion” were the words Gail Terrell employed when she described the positive characteristics she draws upon to serve the community in her position as a member of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board. Terrell, who is also the ...

Update from the Capitol

Republicans strengthened their grip on the Texas Senate on Wednesday, shrugging off nearly 70 years of tradition with a rules change that knocks out the Democrats’ ability to block legislation on party-line votes.

Protecting our dreams

Hundreds of North Texas residents came together to honor the life, legacy and dreams of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 33rd annual awards banquet named in his honor. The city of Dallas and the Martin ...

Remembering King by candlelight

The 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Service took place on Jan. 16 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in remembrance of King’s legacy. The Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts the ...