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Common Cause Texas issues new report detailing alleged voter suppression and complications in 2020 Texas elections

The 202 presidential election marked a milestone in voter numbers in the U.S., but a Texas non-profit says turnout could have been better in...

Consumer advocates push President Biden in his first 100 days

By Charlene Crowell As President Joe Biden begins his term of office, the nation and much of the world are waiting and watching to see...

Black Connect launches national legal services program

TAMPA, Fla. – Starting last week, entrepreneurs and small business owners and non-profit organizations will be able to receive free legal advice and legal...

Dallas City Council unanimously approves renaming of Lamar Street to Botham Jean Boulevard

A Dallas man killed by police in his own apartment will be memorialized in the naming of a major downtown thoroughfare. On Wednesday, Jan. 13,...

Texas to provide COVID-19 vaccine for large vaccination hubs

Beginning this week, Texas will direct most of the COVID-19 vaccine received from the federal government to large providers who can vaccinate a total...

Louisville terminates cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The City of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, fired Det. Myles Cosgrove, the police officer who shot and killed Breonna...

Red Sox hire first Black woman coach in MLB history

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach...

Educators say they must act during the pandemic to close widening learning gap

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The lack of a quiet place to work and resources like internet service often hamstrings students of color’s ability...

18th annual Larry Tutson, Jr. Toy Giveaway adapts and delivers

By David Wilfong NDG Contrinuting Writer The drum set at R.L. Griffon’s Blues Palace II hasn’t made a sound since March. The popular music venue is...

Sen. Merkley co-sponsors bill to close ‘Slavery Loophole’ in 13th amendment

The Skanner Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) introduced the Abolition Amendment, which would strike the “punishment clause” of...

President-Elect Biden announces key members of health team

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations and appointments of his health team, including Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr....

A road map to relieving America’s $1.7 trillion student debt

By Charlene Crowell Although the year 2020 has been dominated by continuing news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic’s rising death toll that has now claimed...

Continuing the legacy of community giving

By Jacquinette D. Murphy NDG Special Contributor Continuing its 39 year legacy of caring for the community, the Helping Hand Outreach ministry of the Full Gospel...

Will the Black community get shut out from COVID vaccination?

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The first wave of coronavirus vaccines should reach the public this week, with the Centers for Disease Control and...

President-Elect Biden names all-women senior communications staff

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent It isn’t often a politician running for office keeps his campaign promise. Since defeating Donald Trump, Joe Biden has so...

All eyes on Georgia

By Ray Curry Secretary-Treasurer, UAW These days, like the old Ray Charles song says, I’ve got Georgia on My Mind. We should all be thinking of...

Women Assisting Women: Trucks and Blue Christmas

On two consecutive Saturdays, the Irving-Carrollton NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, held both a virtual event  and an in-person event...

DHA’s Opportunity Rising announces scholarships for 10 high school students

Opportunity Rising, the education foundation for DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, awarded 10 students with college scholarships during the DHA Board of Commissioners...

Council Member Carolyn King Arnold issues statement on recent rash of crime

Council Member Carolyn King Arnold issues the following statement about the recent rash of crime in District 4: “I am concerned with the escalation of...

‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams posited that he’s a Black man born in a Latin country and grew up in a Spanish-speaking...