Monday Night Politics Forum featured City Council candidates for District 3

It’s back. Monday Night Politics kicked off its first series on March 2 featuring candidates for Dallas City Council District 3.

Blacks still underrepresented at all levels of politics

Although Blacks have made tremendous improvement in holding elected office since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, they remain underrepresented at the federal, state and local levels, according to a report scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Joint ...

Dallas lawmakers push for change

With the 84th Texas legislative session in full swing, lawmakers in Texas are working around the clock to pass bills that would help their constituents. One lawmaker, Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, is trying to make a difference in education and ...

With ‘no more campaigns to run,’ Obama refuses to back down

The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address Jan. 20 was ad-libbed. When he said toward the end of his one-hour speech, “I have no more campaigns to run,” Republicans laughed. He quickly shot back, “I know ...

Black state legislators: ‘Preparing Our Nation’s Leaders’

Protecting unarmed Black men from police brutality and increasing the minimum wage were the main topics of discussion at the 38th annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference held at the Hilton Anatole from Dec. 10 through Dec. 13.

Black Republicans Making History

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Utah, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community. ...

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘mayor for life,’ dead at 78

D.C. Councilmember Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Sunday at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital

Lynch nomination: A test of Obama’s relationship with new Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

Things to know: Attorney general nominee

Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to hold the post. Here’s a look at Lynch’s career, from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Goodfellas.

Making History ... Making a Difference

President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a “fierce commitment to equal justice.”

Wendy Davis: The best choice for Texas

It is an irrefutable fact those who seek to disenfranchise and abrogate our liberties and attainments, our political victories and strides are well-organized and steadfast

Texas voter ID law blocked too late for Election Day

A federal judge likened Texas’ tough voter ID rules to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voters on Oct. 9 and blocked Texas from enforcing it just weeks ahead of next month’s election, knocking down a law that the ...

Freedom Sunday: A call to participate in democracy

The African American church has played a vital role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and many years before even that critical time in history.

Black voters in the South face new threats

Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to ...

Monday night forums strive to empower citizens, educate voters

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates is a political forum in which candidates are invited to present their platform to local residents. Also, residents in attendance can talk directly to the candidates and ask questions that will help them ...