YouthSpark: Closing the achievement gap

In today’s global marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to have a post-secondary education and career-based training to keep a competitive edge. Gone are the days where one could enter the workforce straight from high school and carve out a comfortable ...

Is Dallas ostracizing Africans?

When it was announced Sept. 30 that Liberian citizen Thomas Duncan was suffering from Ebola, many residents reacted with questions and curiosity about the disease, the patient and the possibility of contracting the virus.

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The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season.

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Texas advocates for families and loved ones of incarcerated individuals plan to rally at the state Capitol building with hundreds of families and organizations on Nov. 7.

Ebola in Dallas: Could Texas declare an emergency disaster?

During an Oct. 16 press conference at the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the commissioners unanimously decided that they would not make an emergency disaster declaration to the state as a way of dealing with the recent Ebola cases in the ...

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The city of Dallas will host its sixth Operation: Beautification, a citywide fall cleanup effort, on Nov. 8.

Dallas men discuss domestic violence

“This is not a private family matter. This is a public matter.” – Victor Rivers

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An investigation by the city of Dallas has found that a small number of Dallas Fire-Rescue Emergency Medical Services laptop computers in DFR ambulances became unaccounted for between Jan. 1, 2011, and Aug. 29, 2014.

Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport

A new era and increased competition has begun in air travel in the Dallas area. Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service.

City saddened, concerned after death of Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

“It’s a money grab,” John Thomas admonished the Dallas County Commissioners Court about the cost of jail video visitation during the Sept. 23 session.

Ebola strikes relatives of Dallas/Fort Worth residents

On Tuesday, Dallas health officials diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States, and the first case of this strain of the virus outside of Africa. The unidentified man is being treated in an isolated area in the ...

Who’s Who in Black Dallas to unveil second edition

The second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas will be unveiled at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel on Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The long road to justice – 28 years later

“The first thing to note is obviously Fred and Mildred Finch were unbelievable people,”

Video visitation for inmates remains in limbo

The specifics for a plan that would allow Securus Technologies to bring video visitation to the county jail continued to be worked out by the Dallas County Commissioners Court at its Sept. 16 meeting.