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Monday Night Politics: Incumbents take center stage at political forum

The right to vote is considered one of the greatest privileges to have in this country. For the African American community, being able to vote has been a long, hard-fought battle that took many decades to win as part of ...

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner for Primary Elections March 4, 2014, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Jan. 6 though Feb. 17 at the African American Museum, ...

Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blogged in The New Yorker recently that voting rights cases will be one of the top seven legal stories of 2014.

White candidate accused of fooling Black voters

Bruce Austin, a longtime member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees, said he lost the recent November election because of deception on the part of his opponent.

Blacks continue fight to secure voting rights

When lawmakers ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870, protecting voting rights for Blacks, opponents of the law lashed out, violently at times,

Voter ID law already impacting Texas election

With Tuesday’s constitutional amendment election behind us, we have had our first experience with Texas’ new restrictive voter ID law.

Fading Texas from red to blue

Sen. Royce West invited community leaders and members to a hearty breakfast at the RUSHtaurant of IBOC to inform them of the “State of the Democratic Party” and to spark a discussion on how to turn the state of Texas ...

Every election matters – including this one

This year, Texas is calling on its citizens to vote on changes to our state constitution, and Election Day is Nov. 5. The early voting period for this election will run from Oct. 21 through today. During the early voting ...

Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

Early voting for the Nov. 5, Constitutional Amendment election began Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Those voting during Early Voting can cast a ballot at a time and location more convenient to their schedule than waiting for Election ...

U.S. government reopens, avoids default

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law early in the morning on Oct. 16 that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted an impending financial crisis by raising the debt ceiling.

Government shutdown harder on Black workers

Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Congress cuts SNAP funding to America’s vulnerable

Texas households with children suffered extraordinarily high rates of food hardship during the recession, according to a new national report released Sept. 19. In five years of telephone surveys conducted through 2012, over 1 in 4 – 27.4 percent – ...

Dallas County receives Justice Department grant

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced on Sept. 5 that the U.S. Department of Justice will award a federal grant of $300,000 to Dallas County for the fiscal year 2013 Court Training and Improvements Program.

Capitol report: Unique laws taking effect

This is the first in a series of this Capitol Report, where I will highlight some of the unique laws passed by the 83rd Legislature, most of which took effect Sept. 1.

Black vote divided in NYC mayor’s race

Four years after overwhelming support from Black voters nearly carried Bill Thompson to an improbable upset of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the lone African American candidate for mayor is facing a stiff challenge for their support this time around.