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 ...

Supreme Court: A few noteworthy cases coming up in new term

Some noteworthy cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term that begins Oct. 10:

Supreme Court experiences unusual start to new term

The Supreme Court opened an unusual term on Monday with a depleted bench,

Monday Night Politics: Forum focuses on the Dallas County court of law

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, held its second political forum Sept. 19 at the African American Museum in Fair Park with several candidates seeking the office of judges in the Dallas County court of ...

Local group promotes civic participation in local elections

The Dallas County Civic Alliance is a new initiative comprising a coalition of emerging community leaders and organizations to help increase voter turnout in the city.

Monday Night Politics forum features commissioners, state representatives

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, returned Sept. 12 to the African American Museum in Fair Park, featuring candidates involved in the Nov. 8 general election.

Breaking new ground in Congress: Hayden becomes 14th Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden, a career librarian who grew up in Chicago and kept Baltimore’s libraries open during last year’s civic unrest, was sworn in, Sept. 14, as the 14th Librarian of Congress – becoming the first woman and the first African ...

Why it matters: Issues at stake – the series

WASHINGTON – A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

Black lawmakers recall police stops, racial profiling

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone Black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill officers, because of the color of his skin. It’s an experience all too familiar to many of his African ...