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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 ...

Johnson files bills to address community concerns

In preparation for the next legislative session, Rep. Eric Johnson, who represents District 100 – which includes parts of Dallas and Mesquite – in the Texas House of Representatives, has filed several house bills that he hopes will help improve ...

Trump’s rejection of hate groups may be too late

Donald Trump’s disavowal this week of White supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn’t quieted concerns about the movement’s impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.

National, local general election results

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, New York.

Initiative pushes power of Black women’s voice/vote

Through blood, sweat and tears, civil rights leaders fought so that all people of color would have the opportunity to participate in the democratic process in the United States.

Eggs and Issues Legislative overview

Homelessness, higher education reform and accommodations for transgendered public school students were some of the topics discussed by Democratic state Sen. Royce West and Democratic state Rep. Roberto Alonzo during the Eggs and Issues Legislative Overview breakfast held at Methodist ...