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Jenkins joins national discussion on community dialogue, policing

Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge Clay Jenkins joined other elected officials from around the U.S. for the National Association of County Officials Conference and Exposition held in July in Long Beach, California. During the event, participants explored areas of improvement ...

Together We Ball basketball event brings communities together

The Dallas community came together again for the purpose of healing and understanding at the second annual Together We Ball basketball game and community day at P.C. Cobb Field House, Aug. 28. Established though Project Unity by founder Pastor Ritchie ...

Police brutality protest leader sentenced to two years in prison

A leader of the group that has organized the protests against police brutality was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.

Around the State

An audit shows Texas received nearly $58 million from the federal Medicaid program for health services that did not qualify for reimbursement. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General released audit details last month.

North Texas VA groups speak on healthcare plans, goals

With veterans of global conflicts making up a significant portion of the county’s population, the Dallas VA Medical Center on Lancaster Road presented its Summer 2016 Joint Media Roundtable briefing July 28.

Continuing the fight for justice

The fight for justice and to be heard continues as protesters with the Next Generation Action Network rallied in downtown Dallas again Aug. 10, shouting ‘No justice, no peace.” The rally, which took place in front of Main Street Gardens, ...

Lessons learned: U.S. Rep. Johnson takes a look back at the the Micah Johnson shooting

During the now-infamous evening of July 7, after a peaceful protest downtown organized to denounce the use of lethal force against African Americans by police, the evening came to a violent conclusion when a Black U.S. Army reservist opened fire ...

Block party attempts world record breaking Soul Train line

As part of a celebration of family and community, people of all ages and races came together on June 30 to break the world record for the longest Soul Train line recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Bridges Safehouse: A saving grace for families in need

For Charlene Mendoza, mother of three children, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been her family’s saving grace.

Black men: Beyond rapping, athletics

Young & Successful Black Men: We Are More Than Rappers and Athletes brought activist and author Gregory Smith, entrepreneur Devin Guinn, and educator Taylor Toynes to the Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library on July 16 for a panel discussion ...

Project Under helps homeless survive Texas heat

A vast portion of Dallas’ unsheltered population were scattered under a small Downtown Dallas bridge as they sought shade from the relentless Texas heat. Large clusters of worn camping tents were spaced out from street to street. July 2 started ...

Hope beyond the sorrow: Obama addresses injustice, grief, healing and unity

“At 8:58 p.m. five days ago, the soul of our city was pierced when police officers were ambushed in a cowardly attack,” Mayor Mike Rawlings explicated inside the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during a July 12 interfaith memorial service ...

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

After a peaceful protest in Downtown Dallas that would have otherwise taken place with little notice – a protest sparked by the police-involved shootings of two Black men within a 24-hour period – a 25-year-old African American Army veteran opened ...

American Legion Post 292

The aroma of southern cooking and melodies of the band Texas Grove floated on the chilled air inside American Legion Alvin Wheeler Post 292 – a sense-awakening welcome for visitors of their Appreciation Day and Installation of Officer’s Program held ...

The Southern Gateway Project: Officials discuss changes, urge citizens to get involved

The Southern Gateway Project second community meeting for District 4 was hosted by Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center June 16. During the meeting options and expanded changes in the I-35E improvement plan were presented by the ...