Dallas voters can get a free voter ID card at mobile station on Sept. 23


A mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be at the Dallas County Elections Department, Tuesday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dallas County Elections Department is located at 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820, Dallas, Texas 75207. Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do [...]

Wendy Davis Honors Tim Cole at Memorial Unveiling in Lubbock

Sen. Davis with Cory Session, brother of Tim Cole.

LUBBOCK – This week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis addressed a crowd of hundreds gathered to honor Tim Cole’s legacy of fighting for justice at the unveiling ceremony of a statue made in his image. “I believe we have a responsibility to make sure that Tim Cole’s life serves as an educating moment because [...]

Driving while black – and poor

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By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic tickets. A “white paper” by ArchCity Defenders, a group [...]

Wendy Davis speaking at UNT calls for raising the minimum wage

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This week at UNT, Wendy Davis Highlighted Working for All Texans including Raising the Minimum Wage To Give 2.8 Million Texans a Raise, Improve Economy

NCTC Director: “ISIL is not invincible”

NCTC Director Matthew Olsen

“ISIL is not invincible,” said National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen, referring to the extremist organization (known also as ISIS and Islamic State) currently in control of large areas of both Syria and Iraq, during an event today sponsored by the Intelligence Project at Brookings. Yet, said Olsen, the group still “poses a direct [...]

The Grass Isn’t Greener

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By William Spriggs   News last month showed that the Eurozone countries had a bad second quarter of economic growth. For the three-month period that ended in June, the Eurozone economies grew at 0.0 percent. Germany, the largest economy in that group, shrank by 0.2 percent, and Italy, the third largest, fell back into recession. [...]

Marching to the ballot box

Ferguson protesters (Via Flickr @SocialJusticeSeeker812)

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice. The truth is [...]

The Lessons of Ferguson, Part I: Economic Inequality

Ferguson protesters via Flickr user @SocialJusticeSeeker812

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am haunted by the words spoken by Lesley McSpadden immediately following the shooting death of her [...]

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