Thursday, January 21, 2021

Politics

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...

‘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...

Let the People be heard

By Defender News Services Voters weigh in on what the results of the election mean for Black America. “That all this ‘this is not who we...

The future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent Dr. Naomi Johnson Booker, the founder of the Philadelphia-based charter school management corporation, Global Academies, is adamant about the...

Denton County Dems raise issues with GOP poll workers over masks

LEWISVILLE — Voters were turned away from voting at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center polling location in Lewisville Thursday, Oct. 15 when it...

RNC skewered after tweeting Trump’s ‘Outer Space’ second term priorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior National Correspondent As the pandemic worsens with more than 70,000 new cases each day, unemployment numbers rising, and small businesses routinely...

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...