The growing Latino vote, much discussed in national politics, may have accounted for the Democrats' successes in Texas.
Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.
A young Marine from Oak Cliff found out, a week after being deployed to Afghanistan, that his father had been deported to Mexico!
Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.
Talk of a major international protest dominated the discussion at the Occupy Dallas Six-Month Anniversary Celebration.
"The richest nation the world had ever known is disgraced by our levels of poverty, official executions, prison populations, and joblessness."
Women from Code Pink, along with a few male allies, recently picketed the Bank of America on Inwood and Lemmon.
Teachers with Alliance/AFT of Dallas picketed outside the administration office of the Dallas Independent School district before the board meeting on Feb. 23.
The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.
Progressive organizations came together to protest home foreclosures with a long march and vigil in North Dallas.