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Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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Voters Keep Eye On 33rd Congressional District Race

A political race that’s catching a lot of attention in North Texas is the new 33rd Congressional District. The winner will represent parts of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.

05/23/2012

A courtside seat at UTA's Texas Hall showing the school atheltic logo (CBSDFW.com photo/Ryan Crowe)

UTA Creates African American Studies Program

Dr. Maxwell C. Scarlett’s biography is punctuated by firsts.

04/29/2012

A rally was held for slain teen Trayvon Martin at City Hall in Dallas on March 24, 2012. (Credit: Jason Allen/KTVT)

Students Don Hoodies During Silent March At SMU For Slain Fla. Teen

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin may have been killed a thousand miles away in Florida, but for students taking part in a candlelight vigil at SMU Monday night, Martin’s death hits close to home and close to their hearts.

03/26/2012

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Black Girls Run! On the Move To Get Women Healthy

CBS 11 News followed a running group you may have spotted in Fort Worth’s Cowtown Marathon this past weekend. Black Girls Run! is a group of North Texas women who are on the move to get African American women healthy.

02/27/2012

Dallas Historically Black Neighborhood

Remembering Dallas’ Historically Black Neighborhood

One of the oldest historically black communities of Dallas still has traces of its imprint attached to present-day Dallas, but most may not have seen its origin.

02/23/2012

A volunteer health worker takes blood from a patient for an HIV-AIDS test. (credit: Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)

Female African American AIDS Numbers In Dallas Troubling

Currently, black women make up 22-percent of the population in Dallas — yet, according to county health officials, the group accounts for 71-percent of all female HIV cases.

01/23/2012

The City of Dallas seal on displays outside a wall at Dallas City Hall. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas Redistricting Plans Still Raising Concerns For City’s Black Leaders

77-year-old J.W. White remembers how things used to be. “I remember when you had to pay a dollar and a half for poll tax,” he said.

09/22/2011

Dallas Lake Highlands Redistricting

Controversial Plan 16 District Map Presented To Dallas Council

Drawing new lines in Dallas is a controversial proposal. On Wednesday a plan was formally presented to the city council.

09/07/2011

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