Dallas officials and Gov. Perry trying to calm community fears regarding Ebola patient


The City of Dallas continued to staff the Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday and provided updated information to news media and the public about the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation.   Gov. Rick Perry joined representatives from Dallas County Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Dallas Independent School District and the City [...]

Has the grand jury already made up their mind to not indict Michael Brown’s killer?


St. Louis officials are looking into a report of misconduct by a member of the grand jury investigating the police shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening. The complaint stems from a tweet reportedly sent out Wednesday that claimed a member of the jury had told an acquaintance that there [...]

DISD teachers are concerned, but not panicked by contact with Ebola patients


Statement by Alliance/AFT President Rena Honea on the announcement by the Dallas Independent School District, and local, state and federal health officials that five Dallas ISD students may have contact with the individual in Dallas currently being treated for the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital here. “For Dallas teachers and school staff, the [...]

Annual Ms. Mature Irving Pageant scheduled for Oct. 3

2013 Ms. Mature Irving: Virginia Gordon (City of Irving)

The annual Ms. Mature Irving Pageant is scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Carpenter Performance Hall at the Irving Arts Center located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Contestants will be judged on personality, talent and evening wear. This year’s theme features “Phenomenal Women.” Tickets for adults are $10 in advance, $12 at [...]

Dallas street to be renamed in honor of Dallas Black Dance Theatre Founder Ann Williams

The legendary Ann Williams leaves a glorious legacy after 40 years at the Dallas Black Dance Theater (Credit: Brian Guilliaux)

In an unprecedented move, during their August 13th meeting, the City Council of Dallas unanimously approved the renaming of the eastern end of Flora Street to Ann Williams Way. The ordinance changes the name of the street between Arts Plaza and Woodall Rogers Service Road on Oct. 14. Considered the gateway to the Dallas Arts [...]

141 year-old St. Paul UMC welcomes 52nd leader Rev. Richie Butler

Rev. Butler is the 52nd leader of the historic Dallas congregation (Photo Credit: Alphonso Alexander)

Nearly 350 congregants watched on as the NEW St. Paul UMC welcomed their 52nd leader, Rev. Richie Butler during the 10:45 a.m. worship service last Sunday, Sept. 28. The 141 year old congregation, located in the heart of Dallas’ Downtown Arts District, received Butler’s appointment to St. Paul as a means to ensure their existence [...]

School rankings a top concern for Irving ISD

Maurice Walker Parent Involvement Coordinator-for Irving ISD

2nd of 2 part series By:  Jackie Hardy, NDG Contributing Writer Last week we took a look at the luncheon recently held at Bear Creek Community Church of Irving bringing concerned parents, school officials and community activists to hear keynote speaker Dr. Robert Sanborn, President and CEO of Children’s At Risk non-profit organization and co-author [...]

Eric Holder’s Legacy: No Coward on Race

Attorney General Eric Holder

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and [...]

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