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District 8 – Community Leadership Coalition will host a Neighborhood Mayoral Candidate Forum, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Highland Hills Library, located at 6200 Bonnie View Road. All mayoral candidates have been invited to discuss their vision and specific programs for Southern Dallas neighborhoods.

Gail Terrell, volunteer coordinator for the coalition, expressed delight about the candidates focus on neighborhood development in Southern Dallas or the city of Dallas.

“We have had enough studies and PR campaigns, we expect the next mayor to come into office fully briefed and ready to discuss ideas, projects and programs,” she said.

The district is home to both the Inland Port and a Superfund pollution site. For additional information, contact Terrell at


Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a free “Meet the Candidates Block Party” featuring Dallas mayoral and City Council District 7 candidates, from noon to 2 p.m at the Martin Luther King Community Center, located at 2922 Martin Luther King Blvd. For additional information, contact Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare Jr. at 972-822-1206 or


A Mayoral Forum on Homelessness, presented by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, will be held April 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Communities Foundation of Texas, located at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane.

Ideas for questions may be emailed to, with the subject line: Question for Mayoral Forum. Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to reserve their seat at


Rep. Carl Sherman, D-Dallas, presented two $1500 scholarships and one $4000 scholarship on behalf of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus during Black History Month in February.

Just over 60 winners were announced from all over the state at the TLBC Gospel Scholarship Brunch during the 2019 African American Legislative Summit in Austin, Feb. 24.

“These scholarships are important to local students in District 109 preparing to create positive change through continuing their education,” Sherman said. “A big congratulations goes out to these three young women who worked hard to receive this recognition.”

The scholarships were available to eligible high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2019 from a Texas Education Agency accredited high school living in District 109, who were able to meet specific criteria.


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