O’Rourke raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours – beating all other 2020 contenders

Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million for his presidential campaign in his first 24 hours as a candidate, beating every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed first-day figures, according to his campaign.

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates: Forum features Dallas City Council candidates for Districts 5, 8

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its second forum at the African American Museum March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The political forum featured candidates running for Dallas City Council in ...

Florida officer convicted of murdering unarmed Black man

Officer Nouman Raja was convicted of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Corey Jones by a Florida jury, March 7.

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates: First forum features candidates for mayor

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its first of a series of forums at the African American Museum on March 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The political forum featured seven of ...

Prosecutor declares Texas death row inmate innocent, paving way for state compensation

Alfred Dewayne Brown spent nearly a decade on Texas’ death row before his conviction was thrown out by the courts. But despite being freed in 2015, he didn’t qualify for the state payout given to those wrongfully convicted because he ...

Around the State

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will conduct a live test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on March 4, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Sheriff Brown: Called to lead, serve

Sheriff Marian Brown, the first African American sheriff of Dallas County, stated that her entire life has been preparing her for this moment, whether she knew it yet or not.

African American Museum kicks off Women’s History Month with distinguished lecture series

The African American Museum will host a lecture series during its annual Women’s History Month celebration, beginning March 2. Each lecture will feature a dynamic woman who is making great strides in her field. All events are free, open to ...

Monday Night Politics – Meet Candidates for Mayor of Dallas

March 4 will be the first of a series of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates forums held by The Dallas Examiner and sponsored by numerous nonprofit organizations for the May 4 2019 General Election.

Days after heated meeting, Texas Senate’s Property Tax Committee passes rollback rate bill

The Texas Senate’s new Property Tax Committee on Monday moved with breakneck speed to advance a controversial proposal on one of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s top legislative priorities: slowing property tax growth.

Rep. Veasey introduces bill to incentivize Medicaid expansion

U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act to extend Medicaid coverage availability in the 14 states that have yet to accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. ...

NAACP challenge to 2020 census preparations

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its allies won a major court ruling Jan. 28 that allows them to proceed with a federal lawsuit challenging the government’s inadequate preparations for the 2020 census.

DMV board shoots down Confederate license plate

Wars are battles of words and symbols, not just bullets. While the Civil War spanned from 1861 to 1865, the fight over the legacy of the Confederacy and its associated symbols continues.

Voter citizenship check may violate federal law

The state of Texas’ announcement that it was flagging tens of thousands of registered voters for citizenship checks was met with dismay among civil rights attorneys and voting rights advocates, who said it echoed efforts around the country to remove ...

Longest government shutdown in history has ended … for now

President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without getting any new money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, retreating from the central promise of his presidency, for now, in the face of intense public anger.