by: Roy Douglas Malonson You see, everybody is somebody but nobody wants to be themselves.” This was stated by R&B duo Gnarls Barkley, who relays a true thought. If everyone would start looking at the worth and ability that he or she possesses within and stop looking at the next person; it would truly make for a better society. Some
By: Perry Bacon Jr. Presidential campaigns rarely lead to great discussions of public policy, and this one has been no exception. But here are seven issues the candidates should be pushed to talk about, either by the press or by voters. The best opportunity for such a discussion could be the presidential debates, the first of which is on Oct.
By: Jolanda Jones Mitt Romney says things that disrespect us almost every day. Here’s his latest: “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to
By Roy D. Malonson Jesse Owens, who won four Olympic gold medals and went down in US History as one of the most famous athletes alludes to a very true and meaningful theory. In this thought, he conveys that, “The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us–that’s
By Roy D. Malonson Atticus Finch once stated that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Recently, the Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton, attempted to live on a food stamp budget for one week. Stanton was challenged by local activist
By: Toni Hickman HOUSTON- It has to be a worldwide understanding that African-Americans are some of the biggest spenders in the world. Estimating about 1.1 trillion dollars in our buying power by 2015 according to the Neilsen report, African Americans will have enough money to be the 16th largest country in the world. Unfortunately, we are not conscious of our
Y ou can no more give what you haven’t learned than you can come back from a place you’ve never been. Thus, I believe that one thing that has proven to be amongst the most damaging things to the Black community is that; a lot of individuals from the Black community are failing to give back and invest into it.
By: Jolanda Jones I’m proud to say that the trumped up Criminal Trespass charges against Brother Kofi Taharka, Sister Krystal Sonia and Maria Elena Castellanos were dismissed last Wednesday. In my respectful opinion, the decision to arrest my clients was a political one to keep District Attorney Lykos in a position to win in the republican primary against a right
By: Lisa M. Smith African-American News&Issues HOUSTON- Summer is over and it’s back to school time. Parents (including myself) are having to buy school supplies and clothes. Undoubtably, its an expensive task when you total up everything. A group of teens thought it would be a great idea to cut a hole through the roof of FootAction USA Shoe Store
Interview response has President Obama taking heat By: Lisa M. Smith African-American News&Issues HOUSTON- President Obama has been catching some heat lately behind comments he made during a recent Oval Office interview with Black Enterprise Magazine’s Editor in Chief Derek T. Dingle. When he was asked about criticism regarding statements that he hasn’t done enough to help Black business owners