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One person can make a difference

This past week, I had the pleasure of talking with a young man who is a first-year teacher in the Dallas Independent School District. He teaches the fourth grade in a very low-income area of the city. The school doesn’t ...

Voting habits of Blacks

After the Civil War and during the early 20th century, Blacks for the most part voted Republican.

Dallas County: Did you Arrive with 5?

You may ask why would I start this column with that. It’s simple, that is when the next election is. On May 9, 2015, we in the city of Dallas will have an opportunity to elect six new Dallas City ...

WeVote: Dallas County election

On Tuesday, we exercised our right to vote and selected those we want to represent us. In spite of the voter ID law, we still had an opportunity to vote and have our voice heard.

The legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder

While speaking to reporters regarding his resignation from the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, who became the nation’s 82nd attorney general in February of 2009, said that he would continue to participate in the national debate on social and ...

“Community standards” and Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson made his first court appearance last week. It is now widely known that he was indicted for behavior that not only is not a crime in Texas, it is specifically protected.

WeVote: Proposition 8

Residents of the city of Dallas will have an opportunity to vote to increase the compensation for the mayor and council members during this election period.

Africa is much more than poverty, pestilence

When I think of Africa, I think of a continent where civilization began, an enormous land-mass filled with ancient civilizations, rich cultures and sandy beaches

TPA’s statewide elections endorsements

It is an irrefutable fact those who seek to disenfranchise and abrogate our liberties and attainments, our political victories and strides are well-organized and steadfast.

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 ...

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

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. ...

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.

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.

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