Category : Black Local and National News

- 6 months ago

McKinney launches interactive Black history story map

As part of its recognition of Black History Month, the City of McKinney developed a website to tell the story of Black history in McKinney. This story map is an interactive website of historic locations, neighborhoods, and individuals who played a si...

- 6 months ago

Health care costs

by Barry Hermanson In 35 other countries, people enjoy better health care at a much lower cost. No co-pays, no deductibles and everyone is covered. In the U.S., 30 million people have no health insurance and another 40 million are underinsure...

- 6 months ago

Plainfield drives in with cruise nights

A summer tradition that is as popular as ice cream and dining outdoors under a moonlit sky will once again be offered in the Village of Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved Cruise Nights and the road closures associated with the p...

- 6 months ago

White Oak Library District celebrates Black History

Month With Exciting Performances and Engaging Programing Don’t miss some of these unique and exciting programs in honor of Black History Month. The White Oak Library District is celebrating Black History Month by offering an exciting variety of enga...

- 6 months ago

Make Self-Care Your Valentine

By Dr. Sarah E. Laibstain Love it or hate it: Valentine’s Day is approaching. Whether you are in a relationship or going solo this year, it can be easy to get caught up in the frenzy and forget about what matters most – you. Taking care of yourself,...

- 6 months ago

Professional Bull Riders Global Cup returns to DFW this month

Last February, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup made its debut on U.S. soil, bringing one of the most exciting bull riding events ever witnessed to Texas for what was described as two days of edge-of-your-seat action. Akin to the “Olympi...

- 6 months ago

Shake Anderson African-American Gospel Experience

By Tom Keener Enjoy the enthusiasm and inspiration of African-American Gospel music with blues and gospel artist Shake Anderson at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 16, at the Allen Public Library.  Music historian Donte Ford will open the concert by giving...

- 6 months ago

Vacaville’s housing crisis

This photo of an anti-shelter protest in Vacaville on April 30, 2019 – residents blocking the gate to a Tiny Shelter homeless housing site – illustrates a Dec. 29, 2019, story in the Republic headlined “2019 Top Stories,” which begins: “Protests ove...