By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Malcolm X once stated that, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” As I reflect back over the address delivered by HISD’s Superintendent, Dr. Terry Grier at the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development on February 7, one thing that everyone agreed on
By Zerlina Maxwell Writer, EBONY Magazine Congressman Steve King (R-IA) is leading Republican hopefuls in the latest polls for next year’s Iowa Senate race to replace the retiring Democrat Tom Harkin (D-IA). Moderate Republicans are worried about the race, and even Karl Rove is warning Republicans that King would lose badly in a general election. What was likely going to
By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News&Issues HOUSTON- Oprah Winfrey once declared that, “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.” This thought was one of the central messages that Houston Independent School District Dr. Terry B. Grier
AUSTIN- Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) today released the following statement on Governor Rick Perry’s State of the State speech: “Governor Perry needs to realize that Texas is not going to build a better future for its families through catchy slogans and bumper stickers. Last session, we were told we could not use additional revenue in the Rainy Day Fund to
lot of the problem with our youth stems from an age-old system that was set up and designed to hinder the future of our community. It is known as integration! From the very beginning, integration was never set up right. Originally, it was in 1896, that the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” was constitutional. As it was the
By Roy D. Malonson, Publisher An infamous musician once encouraged to, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” A lot of people do not realize when our ancestors were taken away from Africa; a great deal of our heritage was lost. Various media outlets have a tendency to only display the uncivilized depictions of Africa.
by Goldie Taylor The Goldie Taylor Project Show me a poll and I will show you another that contradicts its findings. Show me another and I can introduce you to someone who can discredit all three based on sampling, contact methods, and introduced biases. Polls, by their very nature, are as imprecise and fallible as the people who conduct them.
By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives Mia Love, who was defeated by Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson makes an assertion. In this claim she asserts that, “President Obama’s version of America is a divided one – pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies
By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Anthony T. Browder states that, “We Africans in America have been socially engineered to reject our past, and far too many of us live in a state of suspended animation. We deny the historical realities confronting us daily. Too many of us mistakenly believe that the past has no bearing on the present and is
by Roy D. Malonson Franklin D. Roosevelt once stated that, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American peoplethemselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” I wholeheartedly agree with the 32nd president of the United States. There was a time in the United States, whereas citizens were