Two interesting and ironically paired stories in the daily paper this morning -- one about an expensive planned do-over for the failed Victory Park development, a monument to the perils of great-man leadership, the other about a planned museum exhibit honoring J. Erik Jonsson, one of the city's most ... More >>
Two days after 14-year-old Deston Bibbs was killed in a hit-and-run motorist as he crossed Sycamore Street Road at 9:20 p.m. on the night of April 25, his mother went to the media with a heartfelt plea. "Just turn yourself in already," DeShundria Parks
Last week, as they City Council was being briefed on the still very incomplete effort to end chronic homelessness in Dallas, a frustrated Dwaine Caraway proposed a surefire solution: Why not round up the homeless people, stick them on a Greyhound bus, and send them back to where they came from? Most ... More >>
With help from a former church boy from Dallas, the state's "nones" are getting organized and going public.
There are 11 candidates in the crowded Democratic primary for the new congressional district spanning from Oak Cliff to Fort Worth, but the race is quickly sinking into a political pissing match involving just two as the May 29 primary approaches. Marc Veasey, a state representative from Fort Wort ... More >>
"Here they go again," Reverend Kyev Tatum said. He laughed, but stopped abruptly. He was talking, of course, about the atheists. When we last caught up with the Dallas-Forth Worth Coalition of Reason, our local band of atheists, freethinkers and humanists, they were trying fruitlessly to g ... More >>
The Rev. Zan HolmesBack in June, some two dozen educators, religious leaders and activists -- among them The Rev. Zan Holmes, John Fullinwider, Frederick Haynes III, Diane Ragsdale and Beverly Mitchell-Brooks -- urged the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees to appoint former DISD ... More >>
That's the full title of the latest JWP protest being staged by the National Black United Front, not to be confused with the Judean People's Front or the Popular Front of Judea, who will return to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore across the street from Fair Park, scene of last month's overhea ... More >>
There is no question that Al Lipscomb was ethically challenged. When Wilonsky called me Saturday to tell me Lipscomb had died, I remembered a story the Reverend Peter Johnson told me years ago. Johnson, who had campaigned across the Old South with Martin Luther King Jr., came to Dallas after ... More >>
Photos by Evan ClintonCarolyn Davis briefly joined John Fullinwider, left, at the Poor People's March in front of City Hall today.About 75 people gathered outside Dallas City Hall today -- accompanied by a 20-foot banner that said, "To Redeem the Soul of America" -- and accused city leaders of wa ... More >>
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, the first full-time executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King's chief of staff, is in Dallas tonight to speak at the Belo Mansion as part of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. S ... More >>
The state's Commission of Education, Robert Scott This morning, Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander confirmed for me that Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott has appointed a special monitor to straighten out the Dallas school district’s academically unacceptable hig ... More >>
Freddy Haynes seemed a shoo-in to lead the NAACP. Then Obama's ex-pastor came to town.
Starring that new breed of politician who wants to root out your crack houses, close down your whorehouses and pull up your pants
Oh, man, I think I may have bone cancer. Not, wait, I must be choking on food. Got the sweats bad. Is my hair on fire? I seem to be convulsing. Oh, I know what it is! I’m trying to spit out a positive remark about The Dallas Morning News. Great story by Scott Farwell on Page One today about Peter ... More >>
A vicious fight between John Wiley Price and a small black-owned newspaper reopens ancient wounds in southern Dallas
South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?
And the Tom Dunning staff member who has been subpoenaed to the grand jury is...
Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?
Al Lipscomb is on trial for bribery. The real charge is "traitor."
Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?