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Lowe Recognized by Federal Executive Board

Lowe Recognized by Federal Executive Board

DSN Newswire Alan Lowe, the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was presented Thursday, with a Special Public Service Award by the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board. Lowe was selected by a committee of federal leaders for his exemplary service while serving as the director of the new George W. Bush [...]

Conversations About Race

Conversations About Race

To his credit, Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings has taken up the mantle from Councilman Dwaine Caraway concerning “Conversations about Race” in Dallas. There is a set of events over the next few months that will attempt to address a subject that is always just below the radar or front and center in our city. The [...]

National Action Network Social Justice Revival Hosted at Friendship West Baptist Church

National Action Network Social Justice Revival Hosted at Friendship West Baptist Church

DSN Newswire Event: A Social Justice Revival for Our Community Survival Hosted by: National Action Network & Friendship-West Baptist Church Where: Friendship-West Baptist Church | 2020 W. Wheatland Road | Dallas, TX 75232 When : Monday, November 11, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Join Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III & Friendship-West Baptist [...]

LAMAR STREET Festival

LAMAR STREET Festival

Lamar street in Dallas is such a tale of two cities, but the Lamar Street Festival could be the beginning of something new, inclusive and positive. For years, there has been talk about “under the bridge” on Lamar street and that talk referred to the homeless, the drunks, the drug dealers and the deals that [...]

Peace Begins With You

Peace Begins With You

LETTER TO THE EDITOR  by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Peace is best described as freedom from conflict, violence and war. Yet, as we look around our communities and our world today, we cannot say that we are at peace. Brutal conflicts exist in nearly every part of the globe. Yet, the [...]

State Library and Archives Displays Unique Items from Texas’ Investigation into President Kennedy’s Assassination

State Library and Archives Displays Unique Items from Texas’ Investigation into President Kennedy’s Assassination

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will join the nation in observing the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a special exhibit that revisits the unforgettable events in Dallas, November 22-24, 1963. Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally opens to [...]

The Importance of Small Business

The Importance of Small Business

LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The expansion and creation of small businesses is  extremely important to America’s  recovery from a period of  intense economic instability.   In Texas there are approximately two million small businesses. They are the largest employers in our state, representing more than forty-five percent of private sector jobs. [...]

JFK assassination: SMU programs examine history, media, Warren Commission

JFK assassination: SMU programs examine history, media, Warren Commission

DSN Newswire SMU is sponsoring a series of programs associated with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza. These events are free and open to the public. Oct. 11: “The Work of the Warren Commission, Half a Century On: Its Methods, Successes & Questions” Time: 12:30 to 4:30 [...]

The Next 40

The Next 40

I was recently talking with Curtis King of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and he mentioned that he had been at this for 36 years. I also was aware that Mrs. Ann Williams was stepping down at the Dallas Black Dance Theater after 37 years. Those two icons made me reflect on the [...]

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

by Tashika Varma The Texas House of Representatives approved a statewide ban on texting while driving on. But the Senate, including Gov. Rick Perry, voted against the ban and Texans will not join 39 other states and ban texting and driving SMU freshman Charlie Weber said he watched in horror as his friend snuck in [...]

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