Friday, October 23, 2020

Politics

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...

Governor Abbott Activates National Guard In Response To COVID-19

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott on March 17 activated the Texas National Guard to be prepared to assist with response efforts for COVID-19. This...

West calls for paid sick leave to protect minorities from income loss as coronavirus spreads

Senator Royce West on Wednesday said the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has highlighted the desperate need for federally-mandated paid sick leave in the United States. “As...

Biden surge sends a Super Tuesday shockwave

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor “By gosh, I think we can!” This has to be what former Vice President Joe Biden is thinking the morning after...

Primaries take center stage March 3  

By Angela Loston, NDG Contributing Writer The primaries are now in full swing as early voting continues this week. Recently, the North Dallas Gazette sent out a survey to...

Royce West receives endorsement of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in Senate Race

HOUSTON—Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday announced his endorsement of Texas Senator Royce West (D-Dallas), in West’s Democratic Primary race for the United States...
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