Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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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....

Members of the House and Senate administration committees call for the removal of Confederate memorials on capitol grounds

AUSTIN, TX — On Wednesday, members of the House Committee on Administration and the Senate Committee on Administration issued a joint letter calling for...

A Winning Strategy: Protest and political action

By Norman Hill President Emeritus A. Philip Randolph Institute In the wake of global protests following the recent police murder of George Floyd, I am moved by...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Every election the Black vote is more than required for whatever Democratic candidate, it is expected. There is no real work put behind the...

OP-ED: We must protect North Texans’ health care during this pandemic

By Colin Allred U.S. Representative (TX-32) As a North Texan, born and raised by a single mother who was a Dallas public school teacher, I know...

Securing the Garland VA Medical Center, and keeping our promise to veterans

By Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) As a country, we have made a promise to serve our veterans as they have bravely put their lives on...

West calls Cornyn out over ‘systemic racism’ remarks in DC hearing

The U.S. Senators from Texas, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, drew a lot of fire for comments during a Tuesday Judiciary Committee hearing when...

Democrats blast Trump and Abbott over COVID-19 response and its impact on Latino communities

On Wednesday, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, DNC Chair Tom Perez, Texas Senate Democratic Leader Carol Alvarado, and State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer...

Black activists find themselves having to calm white ‘allies’

A Texas race for the 24th Congressional District has flared up and injected itself into the national dialogue surrounding the death of George Floyd...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: The Pandemic of Hate Continues

Straight Talk with Ed Gray The Pandemic of Hate in America continues in 2020 with no signs of mitigation. The words Pandemic and relief are...

City of Dallas layoff employees layoff 472 employees though mid-July and delay bond projects

Due to COVID-19 the City of Dallas reportedly has lost more money this year did it during the entire Great Recession ten years ago....

Emergency Needs for Medical Deserts during COVID Pandemic

By Dr. Valda Crowder, M.D., MBA According to the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, over 1,000 hospitals in our country have closed since 1975. As...

Texas reopening – proceed with caution and common sense

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor This week Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order allowing specific businesses to reopen May 1. However, just because you can, should you...

Op-Ed: Now more than ever, Texas must expand Medicaid to save lives

By Rep. Colin Allred Despite what you might hear coming out of Washington, D.C., affordable access to quality health care is not a partisan issue...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: Making COVID-19 a ‘Black Man’s Disease’

Straight Talk with Ed Gray In these unprecedented times, the same story is told. The racism of America is still present as this disease ravages...

The Fate of the American Middle Class is in the Hands of Regulators

By Donnell Williams and Antoine M. Thompson Recently, Congress passed phase three of its COVID-19 response, the CARES ACT, a $2 trillion stimulus package that...

Historically Speaking: Spanish Flu

By Dr. James Finck There has been a lot of criticism over the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” and rightfully so. Names have...

Candace Valenzuela garners national attention as she continues to receive money and endorsements

  Candace Valenzuela, a local school board member, is running for a previously GOP stronghold seat in the Texas House. Now she is beginning to...

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: COVID-19 and the United States

Straight Talk with Ed Gray The COVID Pandemic is with us, and with that, we must accept our lives are forever changed. It seems after a...

Panic buying adds additional stress in COVID-19 pandemic

By Merdies Hayes, Managing Editor, Our Weekly News Panic buying has been rife around the globe in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Customers have been...