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Over 2,000 nonprofits set to benefit from North Texas Giving Day

The annual North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. Launched in 2009 with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, http://www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most ...

Lancaster residents spend a ‘night out’ on the town

“I’m glad to see so many people out for our police interaction in the community,” Lancaster Police Chief Cheryl Wilson announced. “We’re actually serving the community and being a guardian more than being an enforcer – and that’s where we’re ...

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In September, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold 12 free legal clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. The clinics offer free ...

Christian Taylor: The killing of another unarmed Black male

The Arlington Police responded to a suspected burglary call on Aug. 7 around 1 a.m. that resulted in the fatal shooting of unarmed African American Christian Taylor at the Classic Buick dealership located near I–20 near Collins Road. Officer-in-training Brad ...

Rep. Veasey addresses residents’ concerns

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey took questions from constituents on subjects ranging from the #BlackLivesMatter campaign to alternative energy to Middle East tensions at a town hall meeting on the evening of Aug. 11.

Urban League forensic audit revealed

After months of denying financial and management problems within the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas, followed by a letter of disaffiliation that was released to the press, Chairman of the Board Terry Wood was ready to ...

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The Center for Court Innovation recently designated the South Dallas Community Court at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center as a Mentor Court for community courts around the nation. It was selected because of its program effectiveness, innovative approaches to ...

For Oak Cliff

Taylor Toynes is a fourth grade reading and writing teacher at W.W. Bushman Elementary School with a passion for his Oak Cliff community and a dedication toward teaching. But he has one big concern when it comes to his students.

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With the increasing ability to make purchases online, the Grand Prairie Police Department now offers three designated parking spaces in front of the Public Safety Building to complete child pick up/drop off exchanges or business transactions.

No place to call home

Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed from his residency at Heritage Square Assisted ...

National Urban League disaffiliates Dallas chapter

On the verge of a possible scandal, the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas has denied for several months any and all allegations that its chapter was in jeopardy of closing or being disaffiliated from the national ...

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson recognized the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law on July 14, 1965.

Civil rights activists, media blamed for attack on DPD

Police brutality protesters and community leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth came under attack last month when the Dallas Police Association blamed those groups for the June 13 attack on the Jack Evans Dallas Police Headquarters.

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Dallas County Health and Human Services announced the first human West Nile Virus case in the city of Dallas for the 2015 season on Tuesday. The resident diagnosed with West Nile Fever lives in the 75217 ZIP code. Due to ...

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The “32nd Annual National Night Out,” hosted by the city of Lancaster and the National Association of Town Watch, will be held on Aug. 4.