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One-On-One: U.S Representative Colin Allred on voting, healthcare, education and the American family

By Allen R. Gray NDG Contributing Writer Colin Zachary Allred is in the midst of a highly contested battle to win back his seat as the...

My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America

By Joe Biden There is injustice in America. There is discrimination. There is a legacy of racism and inequality that lives still in our institutions,...

Souls to the Polls: An Early Voting event with social distancing

At a time when disenfranchisement, voter suppression and voter intimidation are once again threats to democratic rights, DFW Metro Justice & Equality launched an...

Michelle Obama urges empathy for Black women, excoriates Trump in new video released by Biden campaign

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Former first lady Michelle Obama believes America needs a fresh start and urged undecided voters to empathize with Black...

Nearly Dying to Vote

By Allen R. Gray NDG Contributing Writer Throughout history, the devices used to inspire Blacks to shake off their apathetic ways and vote have been a...

A [White] House in Pandemic Cannot Stand

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent The virus is “coming from inside the White House,” blared the latest headline from The Atlantic, one of a...

The most important election of our lifetimes

By U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) Growing up in Dallas, attending our public schools, and being raised by a single mother who taught in Dallas public...

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...

Forward Majority makes historic investment to flip Texas State House

This week Forward Majority announced it is investing over $6.2 million in independent expenditure campaigns across 18 districts in an effort to unseat dozens...

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...

DeSoto City Council examines local marijuana enforcement policy

By David Wilfong NDG Contributing Writer The use of marijuana and related products such as CBD has received a lot of attention in recent years. In...

DFW Metro Justice & Equality plans ‘Souls to the Polls’ events

In a time when disenfranchisement is once again a threat to democratic rights, DFW Metro Justice & Equality is sponsoring a voter-turnout event called...

State Rep. Carl Sherman names new Chief of Staff

State Rep. Carl Sherman named his new Chief of Staff last week. Melissa Bradford, a District 109 resident took the key role on the...

Trump administration ramps up efforts to dismantle Post Office

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the United States Postal Service or revamp...

Irving cancels Special Bond Election on $560 million in proposals

By Fatema Biviji NDG Special Contributor The City of Irving held a Special City Council Meeting on August 13, 2020. In an unexpected turn of events,...

Low-income voters can impact American elections says Poor People’s Campaign report

By Pamela E. Ice This week, the Rev. William J. Barber, II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A...

No Bridge too Far — Remembering Congressman John Lewis and the Fight Still Ahead

By Ray Curry Secretary-Treasurer, UAW “The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy.” — Congressman...

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....

Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris as Running Mate

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent California Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. Following months of speculation and debate over whether...

Biden unveils campaign commitment to Latino voters

On Tuesday, the Joe Biden for President campaign unveiled Joe Biden’s new agenda for Latino communities. “Joe Biden’s plan for our Latino communities is the...