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WeVote: Get involved, ‘Arrive with 5’

WeVote, a program under Vision Team, a nonprofit non-partisan organization, has partnered with Young People For, a program of People for the American Way Foundation, to use “Arrive with 5” to increase voter turnout at the midterm election on Nov. ...

Republicans still earn ‘F’ on civil rights

The Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, a coalition of more than 200 human rights groups, has issued a new congressional report card that reaches the same conclusion that similar analyses by the NAACP has reached in recent years

If you don’t vote, don’t complain!

This Monday begins early voting for the November election. On the ballot will be statewide candidates from governor to railroad commissioner.

Fool of law: Peterson faces trial of complexion

The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, and not arbitrary decisions by individual government officials.

World unprepared for Ebola because it knows no borders

When it comes to matters of trade and economics, experts are eager to speak of “globalization.”

Project promotes nutrition, food security

Over 140 low-income families throughout the Dallas Metroplex received garden kits through the Family Garden Demonstration Project on Sept. 13.

Poverty in Southern Dallas

In a recent conversation with an elementary school teacher in Dallas Independent School District, he shared information about the students in his school that is located in east Oak Cliff.

The Justice Department after Holder

(NNPA) – Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hasn’t left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder’s mold will succeed him.

The Ebola case in Dallas and the U.S.

Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they ...

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 23, 2012, in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle

Voting Rights: Countering voter suppression moves

The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress ...

Race for the White House: Hillary Clinton v. Ben Carson in 2016

I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what Black folks will do when President Obama leaves ...

WeVote: Because our voices matter

WeVote is an initiative to get more people to the polls in Dallas County for the Nov. 4 midterm election.

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race.

Do they really want the Black vote?

Has the African American community become so loyal to the Democratic Party that politicians the likes of David Alameel and the Texas candidate for the governor’s office, Wendy Davis, feel they no longer need to work to earn our vote

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