Increasing number of voters can alter public policy

The key to changing public policy in key areas is increasing the number of people who vote, according to a recent report by Demos, a public policy group that supports economic and social equality.

Senate bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in ...

Caraway enters the race for Commissioners Court District 3

Controversy and speculation followed Dwaine R. Caraway’s recent announcement of his 2016 candidacy for District 3 commissioner of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, currently held by Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Obama becoming more outspoken on race, racism

When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point ...

Abbott vetoes bills designed to help victims of sex crimes, drug addicts

On June 20, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed two key pieces of state Rep. Eric Johnson’s, D-Dallas, legislative agenda for the 84th Texas Legislature: House Bill 1363 and House Bill 1628.

Journalist discovers fourth rail of politics: The LGBT debate

It was a typical Friday night when journalist, author and political analyst Sophia A. Nelson did what she typically does: She posted a photo on her Twitter account. It wasn’t a typical photo and it did not draw a typical ...

Highlights of the 84th Texas Legislative Session

As the 84th Texas Legislative Session came to its official end on June 1, state Rep. Eric Johnson, and Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Giddings shared updates for several of bills.

Dallas millennials rally to Rock the Block

Dallas Millennial Day: Rock The Block!, a program sponsored by the organization Weapons of Mass Empowerment to promote young voter engagement, began on Sunday with less than 50 people milling around the African American Museum parking lot inside Fair Park. ...

Dallas encouraged to ‘Arrive with 5’

Over the past six weeks, Monday Night Politic-Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, has offered the community an opportunity to listen directly to candidates in their district as they discussed their platform and why they would make the ...

Monday Night Politics forum features candidates for Dallas ISD – District 9

The final forum for Monday Night Politics–Meet the Candidates featured the Dallas Independent School District candidates for District 9, incumbent Bernadette Nutall and her opponent Damarcus Offord at the African American Museum on April 6. The May 9 ballot will ...

Monday Night Politics: Mayoral candidates

Three candidates are seeking to become mayor for the city of Dallas in the upcoming election. Incumbent Mike Rawlings is seeking a second term and facing opponents attorney Marcos Ronquillo and retired engineer Richard Sheridan.

Monday Night Politics forum featured candidates for Dallas City Council District 8

It was another round of Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates on March 23 as candidates for Dallas City Council District 8 took the stage at the African American Museum to discuss their qualifications.

Black women protest delay in confirming Loretta Lynch

Hundreds of Black women and girls representing the Black Women’s Roundtable descended on the nation’s capital last week to petition the Senate to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.

Republican budget would shred safety net

The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans to food stamps, according to a nonpartisan think thank.

Giuliani supports Loretta Lynch nomination

In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love America, blamed the president for creating the atmosphere that led to the shootings of two police officers being shot in Ferguson, ...