Eric Holder’s Legacy: No Coward on Race

Attorney General Eric Holder

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and [...]

Does Alameel and Democratic Party want the Black vote?

Is David Alameel taking the Black vote for granted?

Texas Publishers Association Has the African-American community become so loyal to the Democratic Party that politicians the likes of David Alameel and the Texas candidate for the Governor’s office feel they no longer need to work to earn our vote? It’s a fact since 1932 with the election of Roosevelt, the Democratic Party has consistently [...]

Will Romney really run again in 2016?

Governor Mitt Romney

Could the third time be the charm? The question is whether Mitt Romney, who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, then won it in 2012 only to lose in the general election, will throw his hat into the ring again in 2016. Normally, I would dismiss talk of “Romney 2016” as reflecting the fevered imaginations [...]

Eric Holder leaving Justice Department earlier than planned

Attorney General Eric Holder

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor In what is a very surprising development, President Barack Obama is expected to announce today that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is leaving once his successor is selected and confirmed by the Senate.   Holder was the 82nd attorney general, but the first African-American to ever serve in the [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Maggie Toulouse Oliver Candidate for New Mexico Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

A leading voice to promote the Voter Expansion Project, Maggie Toulouse Oliver has created an initiative aimed at ensuring that every eligible citizen is registered to vote, all registered voters have access to the ballot box and every vote is accurately counted. She is a candidate for Secretary of State in New Mexico, and is [...]

Eric Holder announces $2.6 in grants to fight domestic violence

Attorney General Eric Holder

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department has selected four sites to receive a total of $2.6 million in grants to implement promising models aimed at reducing domestic violence homicides. Over the next two years, these sites—Pitt County, North Carolina; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Contra Costa County, California; and the Borough of Brooklyn, [...]

Time to build a partnership between police officers and communities they serve

Ben Jealous

By Ben Jealous What is community policing? In the wake of increased shootings in Ferguson and around the country, there has been a renewed public interest in the role of police, the extent of police brutality, and the prevalence of racial bias. These are not new issues, and in fact a number of organizations have been [...]

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

voter

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 [...]

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