Reggie Ruffin, the local man arrested in 2009 and 2010 for violent felonies but released after being found not guilty in each case, learned that the lawsuit he brought against the city was thrown out of court June 20 by the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court, Texas Northern District. Ruffin cited malicious prosecution and violation of his civil rights when he filed his case in January.
In a recent survey about aging, people reported their greatest fear as losing their independence and having others make decisions for them.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Sen. Royce West announced during the 23rd District caucus vote on June 27. “If we don’t turn out the vote in the 23rd Senatorial District in Dallas County, we’ve got a lot to lose.”
“Do you know anything about the brutality in our midst?” Dr. Brenda Wall, pastor of Counseling and Christian Education at Friendship-West Baptist Church, asked those seated before her in the sanctuary.
Local playwright debuts art with a message
In a tiny theater where the front seats and the edge of the stage are only one foot apart, a new playwright, Georgiana Anwuzia, added her voice to the Metroplex’s artistic conversation.
Anita Jarrell-Robertson’s musical tribute
“Why is this happening to us?” gospel singer Anita Jarrell-Robertson would angrily pray as her 1-year-old daughter Jessica struggled through leukemia treatments. “What did we do?” she would demand of the heavens above. “Where are you? Where are you?” she asked of God.
Some of the most common things Blacks enjoy today, that are taken for granted, are things that African American communities were denied just 50 to 60 years ago. During that time, African Americans banned together to form groups within their own community in order to meet their own needs.