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Judge Eric Moyé of the 14th Civil District Court has dismissed the Dallas County Republican Party’s frivolous lawsuit to remove over eighty Democratic candidates, most of whom are minorities, from the 2018 general election ballot in Dallas County. State Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, was among the candidates targeted by the Dallas County Republican Party. Moyé’s decision comes just one month after Johnson filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

“This frivolous lawsuit was a thinly veiled attempt by the Dallas County Republican Party to take away the ability of minority voters in Dallas County to elect the candidates of their choice. The Republican Party seems to be doing everything in its power to show minority voters that it has little regard for them at the national, state, and now local level,” Johnson stated. “I think the 2018 midterm elections will be a wake-up call for Republicans. Minority voters now clearly see the GOP for what it is. It isn’t the party of Abraham Lincoln anymore. It’s the party of Donald Trump.”


Jesse J. Holland, will give the keynote address during Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the E.W. Rand Center on the college campus. JCC is a Historically Black College and University founded in 1912.

Holland is the author of Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? a companion novel to Marvel’s blockbuster movie, Black Panther.

His book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African-American Slavery Inside The White House, received the 2017 silver medal award winner in U.S. History in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and one of the top history books of 2016 by

His other works include Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C. and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Finn’s Story, as well as the co-creator of the late, lamented comic strip, Hippie and the Black Guy.

Holland is also an award-winning journalist and the Race and Ethnicity writer for The Associated Press. He is a former White House, Supreme Court and Congressional reporter.

He teaches creative nonfiction at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2012. He also is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in journalism and English, and the former Visiting Distinguished Professor of Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas.


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