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The Texas Senate’s only two Black members are criticizing Gov. Greg Abbott for not including any African Americans in his three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

A garden in the desert: For Oak Cliff hosts MLK Day of Service

The Southern Dallas food desert has been a growing epidemic in the city that had few solutions. The lack of grocery stores in the southern sector has placed an economic and physical strain on low-income Black families, forcing them to ...

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Mayor Mike Rawlings will join Councilwoman Tiffinni A. Young to reveal plans for an innovative hub for entrepreneurs in South Dallas/Fair Park. The Fair Park Entrepreneur Center – known as The District – is an initiative developed by The Zip ...

Kea Garrett reveals journey from ‘hell’ to millionaire

Near 30 percent of juveniles arrested are girls or young women, and their share of arrests and cases have increased over the past decade, according to a 2016 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention study.

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 ...