Category: Justice/Law Enforcement

Youth Activist Groups Honor Local First Responders on Sept. 11

Dallas County Young Democrats (DCYD) and Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats (DSYD) Host Barbecue for National Day of Service Dallas (September 10) — The Dallas County Young Democrats and Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats are honoring service men and women with the “Serving Those Who Serve Us” Barbecue, this upcoming Friday at...

African-American unemployment rate 14.5% in July, down for 3rd straight month

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. unemployment rate was virtually unchanged for the second straight month, down .1% from June to July.  The 9.4% unemployment rate fir July is identical to May, but another 247,000 jobs were lost during this period. The African-American unemployment rate declined...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. releases statement through Charles Ogletree

Here is a statement released by Charles Olgletree who has been retained by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. after he was arrested at his Cambridge Massachusettes home. This information was posted at theroot.com and distributed. Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — by Charles Ogletree This brief statement is...

JoAnn Karr Crime Watch in Southeast Dallas get update from Dallas Police and Pleasant Grove Historian

BY KAY LEAKS At its recent monthly meeting, the JoAnn Karr Crime Watch group heard crime stats from the Dallas Police Department. Since our Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) have been transferred to another department, their supervisor (Sgt. Grant) will report to the group until replacements are announced. Sgt. Grant encouraged members...

Ryan Grim’s “This is Your Country on Drugs” looks at the Iran-Contra scandal and black community

I met Ryan Grim online back in 2007 when he was with Politico and have kept in touch with him over the years.  I was excited to learn about his new book that I’m hoping to get my hands sometime soon.  It’s titled This is Your Country on Drugs.  I hope...