Brighter Bites offers summer meals to children

More than 400,000 children in North Texas are considered “food insecure,” living in food deserts, and summer can be the most difficult time for these children who often rely on school-sponsored meal programs to eat.

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The Summer Food Service Program brings free meals to children and youth 18 years and younger at participating sites throughout Dallas.

Power and Influence in Southern Dallas: The voices of a few citizens

From potholes and overgrown grass to revitalizing a neighborhood and building a new part, it’s all politics. Politicians literally run the city. Groups like city councilmembers work together with the city’s mayor to discuss and vote on the city’s tax ...

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The inaugural Juneteenth Economic Forum and Marketplace Expo, presented by the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, will be held June 16 and June 17

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ongtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will not be retried on tax-fraud charges that jurors were deadlocked on, a federal prosecutor has said. U.S. Attorney John Parker announced his decision Friday.

S.T.A.C.: Rehabilitating lives

On the surface, the Successful Treatment of Addiction through Collaboration graduation ceremony, held May 12, was a yearly ceremonial statement that 27 felons arrested between 2008 to 2012 had completed their drug rehabilitation and, in some cases, were also being ...

Commissioner John Wiley Price:What the hell is really going on?

It’s been a long road for Commissioner John Wiley Price as he waited – along with his many supporters and critics – to hear “not guilty” on seven charges against him. “It’s both bitter and sweet,” Price expressed.

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Commissioner Ryan Sitton and the Railroad Commission are now using 360-degree technology to offer a virtual reality tour of Texas energy. It follows Sitton and San Antonio District Director Travis Baer on an Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig; including the ...

Reducing pollution through Plasticity

The city of Dallas, specifically the Southern Dallas area, has encountered many environmental issues recently. In February, the Dallas Independent School District released a water report highlighting several schools with high levels of copper and lead in the water.

Hamilton Park Community becomes historical marker

As the classic Marcus Garvey saying goes, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

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African Americans are three times more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans. Despite that fact that African Americans make up only 12 percent of the U.S. population, African Americans make up 35 percent of patients awaiting kidney transplants, ...

Commissioner John Wiley Price found 'not guilty'

Commissioner John Wiley Price was found not guilty of bribery and mail fraud charges Friday, while the jury failed to reach a verdict on other counts.

Unarmed Black teen killed by police officer

Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Mesquite High School student, was shot and killed Saturday night after a Balch Springs police officer fired multiple rounds into a car that he was riding in. In an original statement to the press, authorities stated ...

Forum addresses Black women, police brutality

Deputy Chief Catrina Shead stood facing a small luncheon audience April 22 inside the headquarters of The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas. Yet just as her feet were planted singularly in Oak Cliff, the officer also thoughtfully, confidently, linked ...

Carson tours DFW Metroplex

Housing and government assistance has become a major concern in Dallas, especially after an investigation by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development of the city’s Housing Department and proper use of federal funding late last year.