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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 ...

AirCheckTexas helps owners replace, repair vehicles

The annual AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program offers millions of dollars in assistance to help automobile owners replace or repair their vehicles. The program is designed to help vehicle owners comply with vehicle emissions standards by offering financial incentives ...

Texas police: Criminals often use imitation weapons

Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may believe – mistakenly – that if they’re caught, they’ll avoid the severe punishment that can ...

Around the State

A prosecutor will not refile charges against a North Texas police officer fired after the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect at a car dealership

Around the State

Passing on the gift of knowledge through reading, a community book donation event, hosted by Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African American leaders; the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas; the Dallas Public Library; ...

Dallas’ first Black mayor honored

Known as a bridge builder, city builder and unifier, former city attorney, former mayor and Texas secretary of State, Ambassador Ronald Kirk was honored before a crowd of 300 in front of the Continental Avenue Bridge, which was dedicated in ...

Improving the quality of life in Oak Cliff

In order to improve the quality of life for residents who live in District 4 of the city of Dallas, Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold hosted the first Fair Housing Symposium on April 28 at Oak Gardens Church on Polk Street.

Around the State

Remington College Dallas Campus will host its annual 3 Lives Blood Drive on June 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AT&T announces accelerated investment in South Dallas

AT&T representatives announced last week its plans to invest in parts of Southern Dallas by expanding and enhancing its 100 percent fiber AT&T GigaPower network to houses, apartments and small businesses primarily south of the Trinity River and Highway 30.

Neighborhood Plus unveiled

What is Neighborhood Plus?” Alan Sims asked in his introductory remarks during the City Council District 3 meeting at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center, hosted by Councilman Casey Thomas II, May 19.