Monday, November 23, 2020

Politics

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hegar defeats West in Democratic runoff; Valenzuela tops Olson

MJ Hegar will be the candidate who goes up against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn when the general election rolls around in November. Hegar defeated long-time...

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...

NAACP Black Media Forum Excludes Black Newspapers NNPA President and Black Publishers Call for Clarification and Inclusion

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) - A recent NAACP "Black Media Speaks" forum plummeted into a conversation in which the future of hard-copy Black-owned newspapers...

Gov. Abbott’s Texas reopening plan does not include more COVID-19 testing or discuss upcoming elections

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Governor Gregg Abbott rolled out his plan to reopen Texas on May 1 at a press conference on Monday....

Governor Abbott rolls out plan to reopen Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has announced the first phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while...

Royce West endorsed by Texas American Federation of Teachers in US Senate Race

The Texas chapter of the American Federation of Teachers has endorsed Sen. Royce West of Dallas for U.S. Senate. West seeks the Democratic nomination...

Royce West receives endorsement of Ambassador Moseley-Braun in Texas US Senate Race

CHICAGO—Ambassador Carol Moseley-Braun, the first African American woman to win a seat in the United States Senate, announced this week she is supporting Sen....

Texas judge issues a temporary injunction expanding voting by mail due to COVID-19 fears

According to a statement issued by Common Cause Texas, Judge Tim Sulak in Travis County's 353rd District Court has issued a temporary injunction allowing...

Texas Voting Rights Advocates Request Emergency Election Measures

AUSTIN – In Wake of Wisconsin Disaster, a coalition of voting rights groups call on Texas to take action now on Monday several of...

Candace Valenzuela calls for her opponent in District 24 to condemn Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s comments

Candace Valenzuela, the Democratic candidate for Texas’ 24th Congressional District, called on her Republican opponent Beth Van Duyne to condemn Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s comments suggesting...

Dallas County Counts 2020 details efforts to ensure participation in 2020 U.S. Census

Dallas County is launching the “Dallas County Counts 2020” campaign to encourage residents to fill out the U.S. Census and to inform them of...