Update, 4:48 p.m.: Civil rights activist and singer Bernice Johnson Reagon is the keynote speaker at Facing Race, a national conference of inter-generational activists, students and teachers working towards racial justice in the United States.
When faced with a financial emergency, some turn to payday or car title lenders. There’s about 175 of them in Dallas offering quick cash at great cost. The city and an Austin-based lender to small businesses have announced an alternative.
The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 U.S. cities. Dallas and Fort Worth fared well, but other North Texas suburbs had low equality ratings.
Deep-blue Dallas County got a touch of red Tuesday when Republican Susan Hawk ousted District Attorney Craig Watkins. Hawk talks about some of her plans, while a loyal Democrat talks about why she may have gained votes that used to belong to Watkins
The building that sits at 508 Park Avenue in Dallas is quite the opposite of its glitzier counterpart in Manhattan. The landmark recording studio and film exchange has been vacant for decades. Over the weekend, crowds got their first glimpse of its revitalization.
It's the last day of Banned Books Week, when American Library Association calls attention to the freedom we have to read what we want. An exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum reminds us that freedom hasn’t always existed in the world, and it's still being challenged here.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: rent eats up more income in Dallas, President Obama taps Sarah Saldaña to head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more Texans are choosing urgent care centers over hospitals, and more.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Does Dallas have the best skyline in the world?; the Fort Worth-trained doctor who recovered from Ebola says he's thrilled to be alive; Sarah Jaffe is performing in Dallas this weekend; and more.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s an app for dealing with bad college roommates, Bitcoin gains some traction in Texas, the Transportation Security Administration confiscates the most firearms from DFW International Airport, and more.
A.C. Gonzalez is six months into his job as Dallas' city manager, and Tuesday, he’ll present his first official budget to the city council. It includes a $5 million cut in police funding -- meaning 35 fewer officers -- and more money for libraries and animal services. Gonzalez sat down with KERA a day before his big reveal.
Cindy Sweet Moskowitz, board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. visited Israel earlier this month, and left just a few hours before Israeli troops moved into Gaza. Today, she sat down with KERA to talk about what she saw.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County wishes it had received some of the 10-inch downpours from yesterday’s storms, an old Disney billboard is up for auction, restaurant owners have some beef with Mary Kay convention-goers, and more.
When 2000 children from Central America come to North Texas later this month, they’ll be greeted by a burgeoning army of volunteers. Here's how local organizations are responding to folks who want to help.
Committee members choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention said repeatedly they’d make a business decision, not a political one. But following the selection of Cleveland over Dallas Tuesday, those close to the negotiations said politics played a role.
The Republican National Committee chose Cleveland over Dallas on Tuesday morning to host its 2016 national convention. RNC chairman Reince Priebus made the announcement on Fox News shortly before 11 a.m.
This week, Dallas is hosting top city planners and officials at two big conferences. On Friday, 200 mayors from around the country will be here to discuss issues like education and urban poverty. On Tuesday, 800 public, business and academic leaders from 40 countries are meeting in the arts district at the third New Cities Summit.
Research shows that the summer break takes a toll on learning. Either kids aren’t doing much of it at home or they don’t have access to education programs or activities. In the first of two stories, we look at the “summer slide” and how Dallas is tackling it.
Cowboys mascot Rowdy offered high-fives and several team cheerleaders waved pompoms Wednesday at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as they welcomed members of the committee choosing a site for the 2016 Republican National Convention.