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Lynch nomination: A test of Obama’s relationship with new Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Things to know: Attorney general nominee

Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to hold the post. Here’s a look at Lynch’s career, from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Goodfellas.

Making History ... Making a Difference

President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.”

Wendy Davis: The best choice for Texas

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

Texas voter ID law blocked too late for Election Day

A federal judge likened Texas’ tough voter ID rules to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voters on Oct. 9 and blocked Texas from enforcing it just weeks ahead of next month’s election, knocking down a law that the ...

Freedom Sunday: A call to participate in democracy

The African American church has played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and many years before even that critical time in history.

Black voters in the South face new threats

Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to ...

Monday night forums strive to empower citizens, educate voters

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates is a political forum in which candidates are invited to present their platform to local residents. Also, residents in attendance can talk directly to the candidates and ask questions that will help them ...

Obama seeks ‘long term’ partnership with Africa

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the federal government and private U.S. companies are investing $33 billion in Africa – $12 billion in new commitments

U.S. political views not rigidly defined

Politically, the nation is less a sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.

Dems make ‘A Texas Promise’

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Sen. Royce West announced during the 23rd District caucus vote on June 27. “If we don’t turn out the vote in the 23rd Senatorial District in Dallas County, we’ve got a lot ...

Mobilizing key groups can change politics of the Deep South

As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, a new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful ...

Controversy surrounds ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

A controversy last week over potential funding linked to President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative underscored concerns that groups led by people of color have expressed over access to public and private sector resources.

Monday Night Politics - Meet the Candidates presents School Board Candidates

On Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Dallas Examiner will present Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates for the School Board elections.

Giddings, standing tall in a male-dominated world

In celebration of the accomplishments of African American women during Women’s History Month in March, the African American Museum in Dallas is hosting a lecture series of distinguished Black women who have made a significant contribution to society through their ...

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