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 ...

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The Dallas Public Library is seeking young aspiring filmmakers for its second annual Teen Film Fest, themed “What was your most significant moment of 2016?” Youth ages 14 to 18 can submit two- to five-minute short films recorded on their ...

Girls Rule the World: Entrepreneur helps Black girls harness success

Young Black girls enrolled in public schools are six times more likely to be suspended from school compared to their counterparts, according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Labor. Moreover, the report states that women and girls ...

MLK Toastmasters helps build confidence, leadership skills

“Leadership is something that everyone can aspire to learn, and train to be. Public speaking is something that a lot of people are afraid of, believe it or not. There is a study that is about how people would rather ...

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The city of Dallas wants to hear from citizens about what they would like to see in the next Dallas City Manager. A survey with questions to help with the selection of the best candidate is available at https://www.research.net/r/affionpublic.

Kick-Back Party for homeless youth

A free Kick-Back Party for youth ages 18 to 24 experiencing homelessness was hosted by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Youth Taskforce, Nov. 12. The event, held at the Exall Recreation Center, offered live music to give the youth a ...

bigBANG! Equity in Action – part III: Retired Dallas police chief David Brown

According to former Dallas police chief David Brown, Dallas is similar to an edelweiss flower: a fuzzy, white mountain sunflower with a yellow center that symbolizes love and dedication and is found prominently in Germany.

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An updated City of Dallas 311 information phone feature, nicknamed Easy Speak, will give residents easier access to important city resources. The software from Nuance Communications Inc. allows callers to say what they want in their own words in order ...

bigBANG! Equity in Action – Part I: Housing, racial discrimination

Racial discrimination is everywhere and may often exist in places that people wouldn’t expect.

TEDx talks intimacy, homelessness

The TEDx lecture series – a broader and more localized version of the Technology, Entertainment and Design Talks that began in 1984 – was presented for the third year in a row at Mountain View College, Oct. 27. Nine guests ...