Lingering cases could affect presidential election in Texas

A flurry of recent legal activity could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in time for November’s presidential election.

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Prisoners

President Barack Obama commuted the federal prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.

Philadelphia taxi, Uber Black drivers threaten DNC boycott

Taxi, limo and Uber Black drivers are threatening to boycott the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer unless lawmakers address Lyft and UberX services that have been operating illegally in the city since 2014.

Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

From the pulpit of an African-American church in Detroit not long ago, Bishop Corletta Vaughn offered a rousing endorsement of Hillary Clinton that went far beyond politics.

Did Republicans trick Obama?

President Obama’s decision to nominate U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court was immediately rejected by Republican leaders who are ...

Monday Night Politics to host forums for South Dallas County

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates will host another round of political forums that will give residents an opportunity to meet to the candidates that are running for the offices below, as they present their platforms and answer questions from ...

An Evening with Zan Holmes, Ron Kirk

In this presidential election year, there are many issues that affect local communities, as well as communities statewide and nationally. To discuss these issues and how politics has changed through the years, Saint Luke Community United Methodist Church hosted "In ...

Dallas County and national election results of the Primary Elections

Texas is a newcomer to Super Tuesday after years of being an afterthought on the primary calendar, and the rest of the U.S. was keeping close tabs on its debut.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates features candidates for U.S. House of Representatives

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates continued on Feb. 15 at the African American Museum in Fair Park with candidates seeking office for the U.S. House of Representatives District 30 chair with incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Mallory Caraway and ...

GOP race becomes Trump’s to lose

Yes, Donald Trump could really be the Republican nominee.

Monday Night Politics: Candidates for tax assessor collector, constable Precinct 1

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates headed into its second forum as candidates for Dallas County constable in Precinct 1 and Dallas County tax assessor collector took the stage on Feb. 8 at the African American Museum.

Monday Night Politics: Political forums kick off with candidates for County Commissioners

It was a heated forum as the candidates for Dallas County Commissioners Court District 3 took the stage at Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates presented by The Dallas Examiner.

Clinton’s ideas on race draw applause, protest

Hillary Rodham Clinton is drawing ovations and protesters while highlighting criminal justice and economic policies that the Democratic presidential candidate says are intended to treat Blacks more fairly.

Memphis’ first White mayor since 1991

Voters in the majority-Black city of Memphis have tapped a city councilman to become their first White mayor in nearly a quarter-century, rebuffing a three-term incumbent whose campaign sagged under rising crime, poverty and the troubled finances of this gritty ...

Obama lauds Black women at CBC dinner

During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in “every great movement in American history” and pledged to address challenges they face in the ...