Texas Publishers Associations Statewide Elections Endorsements


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.  Bearing this in mind, it is our duty to be not only just as coordinated in our efforts but to also be proactive. When candidates come campaigning for our [...]

Wendy Davis: The Best Choice for Texas

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By Nicole James Scott, Contributing Writer On Nov. 4, 2014 Texans will cast their votes for the next governor of the state.  With only one week remaining to decide the two leading candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are stomping the campaign trail to garner as much support as possible.  The Texas Publishers Association join [...]

Some Thoughts on Governing 


By Lee H. Hamilton I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of progress, but it does [...]

A Look at the Legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder

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By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson While speaking to reporters regarding his resignation from the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, who became the nation’s 82nd attorney general in February of 2009, said that he would continue to participate in the national debate on social and political issues, and that he would continue his service to [...]

Federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in 32 states now


Attorney General Holder Announces Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Married Couples in Six Additional States In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six [...]

Does the black female image chosen prove Paula Deen just doesn’t get it?

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Most black people don’t like Paula Deen.  The main exception, of course, is Steve Harvey, who chose Deen to help him mentor boys at his summer camp.  This decision didn’t sit well with all of the black chefs who would be dying for the opportunity that an allegedly racist white woman received without even asking for [...]

Faith and community leaders plan for Freedom Sunday push to the polls

IBOC's Pastor Rickie Rush and Thurman Jones, Publisher of the North Dallas Gazette

Pastors and community leaders from around the state attended the Freedom Sunday clergy luncheon hosted by IBOC Church, Pastor Rickie Rush and the gracious members of his congregation. The attendees met to discuss ways to maximize our effort get the the vote out for Freedom Sunday on Oct. 26. Read more about the plans of the [...]

The Ebola Version of Blame a Black Man

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the U.S. with Ebola

By Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist In a country of 310 million people in which international and domestic airlines move millions of Americans and foreign nationals from one place to another every day, two people thus far have tested positive for the Ebola virus. Both of those people are nurses, members of the staff at the [...]

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