By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News&Issues HOUSTON– From the age of six, hard labor and working from sun up to sun down is all that owner of Davis Meat Market (Mr. James Davis) located at 2204 Lockwood Dr., can remember. A native of Tangipahoa Parish’s largest city located in Hammond, Louisiana, Davis recalls from the moment he started walking, he
NEW ORLEANS- Longtime New Orleans residents Norman and Norma Burmah recently celebrated their 82nd wedding anniversary and are now believed to be the longest living married couple in the United States. They have been married since 1931. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recognized the couple last year on Valentine’s Day as the longest living married couple in Louisiana. Norman is 102
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.
HOUSTON- The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation’s mission to serve low-income communities. The Perlman Foundation has awarded $2,500 to P.U.S.H., which is dedicated to changing lives by helping people affected
AUSTIN-–Members of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Outreach Program led a room full of state senators, representatives and their staff in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags, marching in full 19th-Century uniform and formation to post colors during the Community Awards Breakfast for the Texas Legislative Black Caucus African American Legislative Summit at
SPRING — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has opened a Mega Center in Spring at 4740 Spring Cypress Road. The Mega Center will reduce waiting time and long lines by allowing customers who wish to renew their driver license or receive other DPS services to “get in line on line” using your smart phones from home, the grocery store
DALLAS- Dallas Black Marriage Day began with the passion to spread a positive message of marriage in the African American community. We recognize the importance of the family as the bedrock of our society and its key role in raising our children. Black Marriage Day is nationally recognized as a special day to honor all that is great about marriage
After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe Black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels “Black” or “African-American”. The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court review of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County v. Holder. “This is more than a matter of race, it’s a threat which strikes at the core of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act is absolutely necessary for the preservation
AUSTIN-Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) recently announced he filed SB825 to adjust the grievance period for wrongfully convicted persons to allege prosecutorial misconduct. The bill allows the statute of limitations to begin on the date on which a wrongfully imprisoned individual is released from a penal institution. It will grant individuals additional time to investigate and gather evidence supporting their grievance.