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WeVote, it makes a difference

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “Give Us the Ballot” address at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 1957, urged the president of the United States and U.S. Congress to ensure voting rights for ...

U.S. trails over 100 countries in voting

Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the embarrassing fact that the United States lags behind more than 100 countries in the percentage ...

Changes made at Dade Middle School

I know first-hand the power of public education. I grew up facing a number of the same challenges our students do

Are we voting for the party or the person?

We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote.”

Democrats bash Obama yet want Black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes?

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus.

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 ...

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