Monday Night Politics features candidates for Dallas City Council District 1, 5 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees District 6

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, the third forum presented by The Dallas Examiner featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election, was held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, March 27. Invited guests speakers were ...

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 4, 8

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner March 20, was the second forum held featuring several candidates running in the May 6 general election at the African American Museum in Fair Park. Invited guests included candidates ...

Johnson files Help Not Jail for Prostitution Bill

Texas filed approximately 3,500 prostitution cases during the last fiscal year, 90 percent of which were women. The cost for housing those convicted exceeded the funding issued for prostitution diversion programs. In fact, diversion programs could result in a savings ...

Black lawmakers say they had candid talk with Trump

Black lawmakers emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House last Wednesday saying the president was at least willing to listen to their concerns that his policies and positions could hurt their African American constituents.

Monday Night Politics: Forum features Dallas City Council District 3, 7

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented March 6 by The Dallas Examiner, featured several candidates running in the May 6 general election. Held at the African American Museum in Fair Park, it began with candidates contending for the Dallas ...

Sandra Bland bill to reduce racial profiling

The first sweeping police overhaul proposed in Texas following a Black woman’s 2015 death in jail after a confrontational traffic stop would revamp racial profiling laws and officer training – measures that one law enforcement group derided March 2 as ...

Texas voter ID back in court

The Trump administration plans to abandon the federal government’s longstanding opposition to a key portion of Texas’ toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said Monday.

Republican governors remain divided

The nation’s governors don’t want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don’t agree on the best approach to replace ...

Giddings discusses bills to help ex-offenders re-enter society

While “bathroom bill” and school voucher debates have dominated the conversations of many prior to the Texas Legislature meeting for its 85th session, State Rep. Helen Giddings, District 109, took time to explain other bills up for vote – bills ...

Rep. Johnson tackles recidivism, voting and gentrification

Texas Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has represented District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives since he was first elected in a special election in April 2010.

White House changes create additional concerns

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has caused alarm for many groups and individuals across the country with concerns about what has been described as his racist, xenophobic, homophobic and sexist speeches.

White House press faces questions over false reports

Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.

Black lawmakers to be more aggressive under Trump

For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first Black president.

Obama’s last days as commander-in-chief

At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama last Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called “the finest vice president we have ever ...

Johnson invites constituents to participate in Legislature session

The lack of affordable housing, rising interest rates on college loans and stray dogs in the community were all expressed concerns of residents in the 100th district, which covers most of the Dallas and parts of Mesquite communities, during a ...