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A Winning Strategy: Protest and political action

By Norman Hill President Emeritus A. Philip Randolph Institute In the wake of global protests following the recent police murder of George Floyd, I am moved by...

Review sought in spread of COVID-19 in Denton County Jail

Delia Parker-Mims, a Denton County attorney, activist and candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 3, is calling for an investigation into the conditions in the...

Hope Summit at Cedar Valley College Will Address Criminal Justice Reform

LANCASTER – A new summit addressing the criminal justice system is coming to Cedar Valley College. Themed as a groundbreaking overview of the current...

Still seeking a new trial and justice for Rodney Reed!

By Barrington M. Salmon, Contributing Writer, The Final Call @bsalmondc A crowd some of Rodney Reed’s family members estimated was about 1,000 people, recently gathered...

Court halts the planned execution of Rodney Reed

Following the nationwide publicity received regarding the possiblity of executing an innocent man, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended to Governor Greg...

#RXRacialHealing: Dallas Healing Circles are the Pathway to Progress

By: Dr. Gail C. Christopher Just days after Atatiana Jefferson was shot in her home by a white police officer, a diverse group of civic...

“Actual Innocence” declared for Dallas man after serving 15 years for death of local teen

An official ruling of “Actual Innocence” by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals was made final today, for 39-year-old Quintin Lee Alonzo. On May...

The Seeds of Justice

By: Julius E. Jenkins, NDG Contributing Writer Criminal justice implies people hurt by criminals receive some peace – comfort – resolution because the criminal gets...

Botham Jean’s family and judge extend moments of forgiveness to Amber Guyger

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The family of Botham Jean exercised their right to present a victim impact statement following the decision by the jury...

Amber Guyger sentenced to 10 years for the murder of Botham Jean

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Amber Guyger has been sentenced to serve 10 years for the murder of Botham Jean. The jury Spending less than...

Amber Guyger in custody following murder conviction

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Tuesday night Amber Guyger is spending her first night on the other side of the cell bars; taken into custody...

Amber Guyger’s fate in the hands of the jury

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The press has shared information and viewpoints, and the public has vigorously debated the tragic shooting of Botham Jean on...

Amber Guyger shares her version of events to the jury

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor At times stoic, sometimes remorseful, then suddenly bursting into tears, former Dallas Police Officier Amber Guyger, finally tells her side of the...

18-year-old North Texas man sentenced to 20 years for supporting a foreign terrorist group

A North Texas man was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani-based foreign...

The Amber Guyger murder trial will proceed in Dallas, judge rules

Judge Tammy Kemp has ruled against Amber Guyger's defense's request to move the trial from Dallas County on Monday afternoon.  The former Dallas Police Officer...

Driving while Black remains dangerous

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis...

Schools ‘criminalize’ Black girls, jeopardizing their future success

By Carol Ozemhoya, Our Weekly News Contributor (NNPA) Recently, Our Weekly ran a story about a group of teen girls who were strip-searched and chastised...

Meeting with Fort Worth mayor ends in a walkout by Black pastors

Local ministers in Fort Worth attempted to meet with Mayor Betsy Price to address their concerns surrounding the shooting death of JaQuavion Tyreke Slaton...

Rep. Carl Sherman questions the treatment at the detention centers

By: Rita Cook, NDG Special Contributor We all know what is going on at our Texas border.  Depending on who is talking, the dangers differ. ...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: White Privilege in Justice in Dallas

Straight Talk with Ed Gray By now you should be outraged at the disparate sentencing between former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and that...