By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher American Sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor, W.E.B. Dubois informed of how, “One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. We must not remember that Daniel Webster got drunk, but only that he was a splendid constitutional lawyer.
By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News&Issues HOUSTON– “Dynamite comes in small packages”, is what came to mind after encountering the sweet and endearing presence of the oldest daughter birthed to Rosa Bell and Willie Sanders on April 25, 1929. From a small town in Mexia, Texas, hails retired educator, life-long community activist, humanitarian and above all a devout Christian, Mrs.
Fort Bend County, Texas - Suburban Sugar Land Women celebrate 23 years as a volunteer, non profit, 501C3, tax exempt, incorporated, Fort Bend county, service organization that willingly, cheerfully, and generously provide year – round services and resources from infancy to adulthood since 1989 via five caring and compassionate service programs: Seniors Enrichment; Families Outreach; Infants thru Young Adults Development;
HOUSTON-–More than 90 students recently attended the first Hats Off to Leadership STEM Conference, hosted by the Women in STEM Education (WISE) Institute at Lone Star College-North Harris. The conference featured keynote speaker, Sonia Clayton, president and CEO of Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC. Clayton’s company was recently named the fastest growing woman-owned business by the Houston Business Journal. Other
By: Lawrence D. Bobo – W. E. B. Du Bois (Professor, Harvard University) Does President Barack Obama owe a special debt to Black America? Does he have a duty to spell out a specific Black policy agenda? Is it time for him to squarely talk about race again, something he hasn’t really done since his 2008 Philadelphia speech? Will
HOUSTON – Kofi Taharka has served as the National Chairman of the National Black United Front (NBUF) since 2009. NBUF is a grassroots national organization of activist, organizers and community members which has been in operation for over three decades. Chairman Taharka was born and raised in Banneker City (Washington, D.C.). His large family instilled in him a sense of
By: Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Financial Analyst and Advisor, Paul Clitheroe when addressing a group of young entrepreneurs advised to, “Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.” I wholeheartedly agree with him in this aspect. I don’t know very many people who do not want to acquire wealth. However, though they may want it, very many
By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON– Zinetta A. Burney is a native Houstonian who was born into an era of segregation in 1941. She was the second oldest of four children birthed to John and Thelma Arceneaux. During a time where Blacks did not receive equal treatment, Zinetta was determined to advance to a level of higher learning. Thus, she completed
The emergence of American inequality began during the formation of our nation, giving rise to popular notions of our supposedly American democracy. In fact, many colonial elite Americans worked very hard to thwart any real effort toward a nation where the rights of minorities were protected against white majority rule. The brutality of forced African slavery alongside of Native American
I often place emphasis on members of our community utilizing one of the most powerful voices that we as Africans in Americans may use. That voice is your vote. While many people continue to believe that their vote does not count, this thought is so far from true. Oftentimes, life brings us to many roads where we must go before