Houston Legal Community Bands Together To Form Evictions Assisitance Coalition

The Houston Bar Association (HBA) is collaborating with Houston Volunteer Lawyers; Houston Lawyer Referral Service; Dispute Resolution Center; Lone Star Legal Aid; South Texas College of Law Houston; Thurgood Marshall School of Law Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social ...

Black Women for Biden Presented: “Your Vote Matters”

Lawmaker & NBA Hall of Famer to join Black Women for Biden for non-partisan virtual event to commemorate the 55th anniversary of The Voting Rights Act of 1965

NAACP Sues U.S. Education Secretary Over COVID-19 School Money

The coronavirus pandemic has focused the nation’s attention on the essential role public schools play in families and communities’ lives. The NAACP said it’s also exposed severe racial inequalities that continue to plague the country’s education system and disadvantaged students ...

Mayor Turner Announces Citations Will be Issued to People Not Wearing Face Masks

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that he has directed the Houston Police Department to issue warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state's mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who ...

The Vote Is the Centerpiece of Democracy

August 6 is the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. If the constitutional amendments passed after the Civil War -- the 13, 14 and 15th Amendments -- were the "second founding" of democracy in America, the Voting Rights Act, ...

America’s Problem: Protecting Students in Schools

School administrators across the nation are grappling with questions about one of the toughest decisions they have had to make in their educational careers, “How can they safety educate students amid a global pandemic?” Beyond student safety, they also have ...

A propaganda battle is playing out in the replies to Trump's tweets

very time President Donald Trump tweets, thousands of Twitter users reply. There are all shades of comments, from effusive praise to disdain and, of course, some garden variety trolling. The replies can be a good place for users to try ...

New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she will attempt to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its senior leadership of violating laws governing non-profit groups, using millions from the organization's reserves for personal use and tax fraud.

Bank regulators crack down on Capital One after its massive data breach

The US government and Federal Reserve on Thursday took action against Capital One in response to the bank's massive 2019 data breach.

Twitter temporarily stops DNC from tweeting after calling out Trump

The Democratic National Committee was unable to post from its rapid response war room account on Twitter for some time on Thursday after it attempted to call out President Donald Trump's false claims about children and Covid-19 immunity.

Tennessee Supreme Court vacates ruling that would have allowed all registered voters in the state to vote absentee in 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that would have allowed all eligible voters to vote via absentee ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Environmental groups sue over Trump's highly touted changes to landmark regulations

Several environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its regulatory changes to a landmark conservation law, the National Environmental Policy Act.

Man reunited with dog he thought had died in California fire

A dog who was rescued by firefighters in the burn area of the Apple Fire in Riverside County has been reunited with his owner.

Twitter to label government and state media officials

Twitter is introducing new labels to better identify accounts belonging to government officials and senior staff of state-backed media, the social media platform announced on Thursday.

Why 2020 is the year of the SPACs (And what the heck is a SPAC?)

Lordstown Motors is the latest high-profile company that plans to go public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. These types of so-called blank check or reverse merger deals used to be an object of scorn on ...