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Changes at J.J. Rhoads are Good News for South Dallas

By Dallas ISD District 9 Trustee Justin Henry Dallas ISD is opening a new early learning center at J.J. Rhoads Elementary next school year. This...

City of Dallas layoff employees layoff 472 employees though mid-July and delay bond projects

Due to COVID-19 the City of Dallas reportedly has lost more money this year did it during the entire Great Recession ten years ago....

Texas reopening – proceed with caution and common sense

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor This week Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing specific businesses to reopen May 1. However, just because you can, should you...

Op-Ed: Now more than ever, Texas must expand Medicaid to save lives

By Rep. Colin Allred Despite what you might hear coming out of Washington, D.C., affordable access to quality health care is not a partisan issue...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: Making COVID-19 a ‘Black Man’s Disease’

Straight Talk with Ed Gray In these unprecedented times, the same story is told. The racism of America is still present as this disease ravages...

Texas judge issues a temporary injunction expanding voting by mail due to COVID-19 fears

According to a statement issued by Common Cause Texas, Judge Tim Sulak in Travis County's 353rd District Court has issued a temporary injunction allowing...

Obama officially endorses Joe Biden; also discusses failures of COVID-19 management

Former President Barack Obama, the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, officially endorses his former vice president's bid for the White House. In a nearly...

COVID-19 financial warning: Consumers and banks should stay away from payday loans

By Charlene Crowell For the foreseeable future, ‘normal’ life will be indefinitely suspended due to the global pandemic known as the coronavirus. Record-breaking employment layoffs in...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: COVID-19 and the United States

Straight Talk with Ed Gray The COVID Pandemic is with us, and with that, we must accept our lives are forever changed. It seems after a...

Yes Black people, coronavirus can kill us too!

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Coronavirus or Covid-19 or “rona” as some are calling it will kill you. You...

City of Dallas closes all bars; restaurants are take-out only

Mayor Eric Johnson and City Manager T.C. Broadnax has issued amended regulations to slow the spread of novel (new) coronavirus, now known as COVID-19,...

Coronavirus hammers attendance options at major local, national events

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor   Fears regarding the spread of the coronavirus appear to be leaving no industry untouched, including the entertainment industry. Announcements of...

Fair credit denials limit wealth-building for Black consumers and businesses

By Charlene Crowell For much of Black America, access to fair and responsible credit has been an elusive promise. Whether as consumers seeking the pride...

The State of Black Business, Our Impact and Entrepreneurship

By Brian K. Marshall, Guest Contributor As we celebrate Black History Month this year, we can’t help but reflect on how the topic of racial...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: In Search for the Perfect White Candidate

Straight Talk with Ed Gray Super Tuesday for the 2020 election is almost here, and Black folk is searching for Superheroes. Every presidential election since...

Sheriff’s primary critical for criminal justice reform model

By Ian Saint, Guest Contributor With the recent selection and election of a new Police Chief and District Attorney, respectively, America's eyes have turned toward...

White House Budget Proposal Cuts $8.6 Billion from HUD Programs Serving Low-and-Moderate Income Consumers

By Charlene Crowell Once again, the White House Budget Proposal slashes funding and programs that many low-and-moderate income consumers rely upon. From higher education to a...

Voters Prefer Payday Lending Protection, Regulators Seek Less

By Charlene Crowell Once upon a time in Washington, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act that also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)....

Black America’s Housing Crisis: More Renters Than Homeowners, Homeless Population Jumps 12%

By Charlene Crowell No matter who you are, or where you live, there’s a central concern that links consumers all over the country: the ever-rising...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: Kobe the Father

Straight Talk with Ed Gray Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing is more than the death of a basketball legend. The legendary basketball player leaves behind a...