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‘We Took the Capitol’: Trump supporters storm the chambers of Congress

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Vice President Mike Pence presided over...

Biden nominations broaden Black women’s leadership roles

By Charlene Crowell The selection of California Senator Kamala Harris to join and then win the nation’s Vice-Presidency gave unprecedented hope to Black women across...

Dangerous Rhetoric + False Claims = Violence and havoc in cities across America

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election and his and the Republican Party’s dangerous...

Congressional Black Caucus elects Executive Committee for the 117th Congress

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent U.S. rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) will chair the Congressional Black Caucus for the 117th Congress. The announcement came as the...

Irving voters to make final call on city council in Dec. 8 runoff vote

In a year when a contentious presidential election is still not completely settled, Irving residents are headed to the polls once again to make...

New Coronavirus vaccine requires ‘trust’ of African American community

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent News that Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19...

Supreme Court scheduled to hear arguments that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” is on the line, and so is health insurance for...

Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Her father survived Jim Crow and saw the evolution of the vote in America, so Lex Scott speaks from...

Domestic terror arrests in Michigan heighten alarm of right wing violence

By Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA Contributor In recent months, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and several lower-level Trump administration officials...

The Battle Begins: Early voting is heavy in first days of the 2020 election

By David Wilfong NDG Contributing Writer There’s a healthy chunk of time left before Election Day proper (Nov. 3), but with early voting underway the 2020...

Republican-connected tech firm targeted Black voters on Facebook for ‘deterrence’

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Contributor A database built by Cambridge Analytica, the Republican-aligned firm that shut down over allegations of improper use of Facebook data,...

New report reveals alarming amount of systemic police and prosecutorial misconduct

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent On Jan. 21, 2011, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was sentenced to four and a half years in...

Trump: A man with no political platform

By Allen R. Gray NDG Special Contributor In the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon’s only friend ran for class president on a simple and undiluted political...

One-On-One: Dallas City Councilman Casey Thomas on Community, Chief Hall and Mayor Johnson

By Allen R. Gray NDG Contributing Writer With the 2015 election of longtime Dallas resident Casey Thomas, II as City Council representative for District 3 came...

The Fear Factor: Protest against injustice, but vote against policies

By Allen R. Gray NDG Special Contributor Karl Augustus Menninger believed that fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out. African...

The Forgotten Struggle and The Obligation to Better America

By Allen R. Gray Dallas Area African American Newspaper Publishers On that Bloody Sunday of March 7, 1965, local and state law enforcement officers joined forces in...

The Anarchic Environment: Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

By Allen R. Gray NDG Special Contributor   When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but far too...

Voter Suppression. The Birth of Apathy.

By Allen R. Gray Dallas Area African American Newspaper Publishers It is difficult to determine where the line between voter suppression ends and voter apathy begins....

Trump’s Housing Announcement Seen as So Racist, “It’s ‘Not Even A Dog Whistle Anymore’

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA  Senior Correspondent President Donald Trump has rolled back a Barack Obama-era housing rule intended to halt racial segregation and eliminate racial...

More Than A Vote: How Lebron James is leveraging star power to empower voters

By Alexandria Battle NDG Special Contributor The man commonly known as “King James” is bringing his influence to a new arena: the voting one. LeBron James, current...