DALLAS — Church leaders in North Texas participated in a press conference on March 23 at the Guadalupe Cathedral here. They spoke in favor of reasonable immigration reform legislation, and strongly against the “enforcement-only” proposal of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
WASHINGTON — The surging movement for immigrant rights hit Congress like a political tsunami last week, splitting Republicans and pressuring Senate Democrats to fight back against harsh anti-immigrant measures in a hotly contested election year
GARY, Ind. — An array of African American business, political, civic, labor and economic leaders met at Westside High School here March 9-12 for the National Black People’s Unity Convention to discuss a long-term economic empowerment plan for the Black community nationwide. The theme was “Policies for Empowerment: A Struggle for a New Economic Order.”
The New Orleans primary election set for April 22 violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act, NAACP President and CEO Bruce Gordon has charged.
WASHINGTON — The Senate rushed through a measure March 16 to increase the nation’s debt ceiling to just under $9 trillion, approved a $2.8 trillion 2007 fiscal year budget resolution and went home to try to explain to angry voters why they approved President Bush’s “steal from the poor” budget.
In the early months of 2004 I read the Black Commentator’s analysis of the corporate-Republican campaign to create the perception of an alternative, conservative Black leadership. At first I thought this laughable. But such a campaign was taking place in my own hometown, Philadelphia.
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HOUSTON — Texas held its March 7 primary election in virtual secrecy. Only 5.3 percent of the electorate voted in the Republican primary and 4.1 percent in the Democratic primary.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bob Kiss, the Progressive Party candidate for mayor, swept to a surprise victory here March 7. Running against a Democrat, Republican and two independents, Kiss, a state representative, confounded pundits and pulled an upset. His election was also the first mayoral race in the country to be conducted under the rules of instant runoff voting.
WASHINGTON — Hurricane Katrina survivors marched from Capitol Hill to the White House, March 14, stopping at FEMA along the way, to demand that President Bush reverse FEMA’s decision to evict 10,000 hurricane evacuees from hotels and motels that day.