Can this ‘do-nothing’ Congress pass a new Voting Rights Act?

By Perry Bacon, Jr.  ludes Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) last week unveiled legislation that would rewrite...

Voter’s Beware: Photo ID Spells “Pain” at Polls

The real truth about using the Texas photo identification law to cast ballots and make your voice heard has not been told. While some...

Jordan Baker: Dreams of a Son, Loss of a Father

Story By: Darwin Campbell,  African-American News&Issues HOUSTON- Jordan Baker had a dream. It was not a lofty dream to change the planet, but a dream to make...

Community Health Clinics Awarded Funds

HOUSTON- Recently, Congressman Al Green called representatives from South Central Care Community Health Center, the Harris County Hospital District, and the Asian American Health...

Harming the weak at Christmas

By: Eddie Bernice Johnson Recently, Congress passed a tough budget agreement that set the funding levels of government for the next two years.  This agreement...

Lisa Fritsch to run for Governor

“This campaign is not about me becoming governor, it’s about me being called to service at this point in time in this critical race.” The...

New TTI Chairperson

Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, presenting District K, has been appointed chairperson of City Council's Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee by Mayor...

Welcoming A Civil Rights Icon to Dallas

By: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Congressman John Lewis, one of the champions of the civil rights movement, risked his life nearly 50 years ago to...

Schedule Immediate Vote For Unemployment Insurance Benefits

By: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee "Behind the grim statistics are the heartbreaking stories of real persons struggling to get by and who need the unemployment...

Wake Up Black America: We MUST Never forget the past!

HOUSTON - The history of American civilization has left remnants of many open wounds that are constantly agitated within the Black community of its...