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 [...]

Freedom Sunday October 26: From the Pews to the Polls

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Pastor David Wilson, Pastor Bryan Carter, Dr. Frederick Haynes, Pastor Rickie Rush, Dr.Tony Evans, Dr. Zan Holmes, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Stephen Nash and Dr.Tommy Brown at the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon on Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas (Click on image to enlarge)

By Andrea Haynes, NDG Contributing Writer On Monday Oct. 20, pastors, worship leaders, and men of faith from Dallas, Smith and Jefferson Counties all gathered for the Freedom Sunday Clergy Luncheon. The event was held at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas. Their goal was to strategize how to increase voter turnout from [...]

Freedom Sunday: The Role of the African American Faith Community

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By La Royce Jones This summer of 2014, we’ve commemorated the historical movement known as Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project. Although, Black men gained the right to vote in 1870, their right to utilize their voice was often stripped from them by the oppressor. Rarely, were they allowed the opportunity to fairly register [...]

Law firms betting big on Greg Abbott with their donation dollars

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Fulbright & Jaworski and Vinson & Elkins are near the top of the list of law firms that have contributed to Greg Abbott’s campaigns since 2001 through their firms, political action committees and employees.  They have given at least $300,000 each to Abbott’s political rise as tens of millions of dollars in fees from state [...]

Texas Voter ID law declared an unconstitutional poll tax by federal judge

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter identification law on the eve of next month’s elections. In a related action, a district court judge in Texas ruled that state’s voter ID law is racially discriminatory and violates the Voting Rights Act. The state attorney general’s office said [...]

Countering Voter Suppression Moves

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By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Columnist The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio.  In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote.  In North Carolina, the appeals court granted an injunction [...]

Voters: It’s Time to Go Back to The Basics

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By Danielle Ayers As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the historical impact of young people who were willing to risk their lives to register Black people to vote in Mississippi. As a result of their courage and their sacrifice many people, today not only in [...]

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