By Jeffrey Ruiz Originally appeared in Dallas Free Press Co-reported by Bethany Erickson, D Magazine Patsy Ruth Jackson struggled to hold back tears when she learned she might finally receive the home […]
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Dallas Free Press’ Journalism Pathway Program is Building a New Generation of Storytellers
By Marlissa Collier Dallas Free Press opened its doors with three questions in mind: “Whose voices are we listening to?”, “Whose voices are we amplifying?”, and “Whose voices are telling […]
The City Created a Repair Program for West Dallas Residents, But They’re Struggling to Qualify
By Jeffrey Ruiz Originally appeared in Dallas Free Press Every afternoon, 67-year-old Patsy Ruth Jackson visits her home on Shaw Street. She shuffles through the mail on her porch, checks […]
A New Public Safety Project in Mill City May Be a Solution to the City’s 311 Problem
By Sujanta Dand Originally appeared in Dallas Free Press The South Dallas neighborhood of Mill City, which sits just southwest of Fair Park, has approximately 1,530 parcels of land, most […]
Park South YMCA Swim Team Enjoys a Year-Round Swim
YMCA’s swim team is offering young Black kids a chance to develop as a team, and valuable lessons in a field they are typically disadvantaged in.
‘Where do you go on Saturday morning?’ How a zoning plan could make way for new businesses in South Dallas
Dallas Free Press writer Jeffrey Ruiz discusses zoning issues and how a new plan could make room for more businesses in South Dallas.
Join us to Discuss the South Dallas Community and What Can Be Improved
Join Dallas Weekly’s Jess Washington and Dallas Free Press’ Keri Mitchell on October 20 for a community celebration to talk about what you’d like to see in South Dallas.
DALLAS FORGOT pt.2: A town, a cemetery and a school: Dallas’ history of erasure repeats itself
Seeing the historic Black community represented so fully on the pages of Ms. Clark’s children’s book makes it hard to believe that only a few historic structures remain…
Dallas Forgot: Remembering and Reclaiming the Black Schools We’ve Lost pt. 1Dallas Forgot: Remembering and Reclaiming the Black Schools We’ve Lost pt. 1Dallas Forgot: Remembering and Reclaiming the Black Schools We’ve Lost pt. 1
For every Black school that is heralded and remembered, however, there are schools that have been erased from public memory and largely unknown today.