State Sen. Royce West of the 23rd District gathered government representatives together to discuss several issues affecting the community and plans for Dallas and Ellis County residents.
All-Con, a yearly celebration dedicated to all things nerdy, geeky and open to devotees of animation, fantasy fiction, cosplay, comic books and gaming of all kinds, was held March 13 to 16 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison.
“One of the things when there’s a media hit – especially local media – [that] continues to be referred to is the 2004 OIG Report, that says that VA North Texas was one of the poorest performing VA’s in the country,” Jeffery L. Milligan lamented.
The Bonton area of South Dallas – a predominantly African American neighborhood that encompasses parts of South Central Expressway and C.F. Hawn Freeway, extending beyond Stephenson Street to the north and past Rio Street to the south – has experienced its share of drugs and violence over the years.
American politics and American history are virtually indistinguishable at times. A political decision may ignite a social movement, or an activist spirit may grow that, over time, alters the laws of the land.
Marshall Barnes knows that when he talks about time travel being a reality, it raises eyebrows. He expects doubtful looks and sarcasm. Nevertheless, he discusses the topic with enthusiasm and has an interesting – if not convincing – explanation to back his claims.
“Blood on the leaves and blood at the root. Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze. Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees,” a choir soloist sang Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit during the 11 a.m. service at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church.
Local exhibit offers personal reflections of Civil Rights
The Arthello Beck Gallery, located inside the South Dallas Cultural Center at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., recently wrapped its latest exhibition, “It’s My Right: A Community Reflection on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”
“I remember being a high school student in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1968 when Dr. Zan Holmes was first elected to the Texas Legislature.
“People were not allowed to sit at the counters and be served their food at times,” said Ann Erving, as she read aloud from Child of the Civil Rights Movement to visiting preschool children.