Washington, D.C.—Texas State Senator John Whitmire addressed more than 150 juvenile justice leaders and congressional staff members as a panelist at a briefing on improving outcomes for youth who are removed from their schools for disciplinary reasons and at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system as well as for those youth already in the juvenile justice system.
By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON- Mrs. B’s Inspirational Lits & Fancy Fits, may be seen any day of the week, in passing Houston’s North Shepherd Drive, just a couple of blocks from the intersection of Little York Road. The cozy little shop is full with various: fragrances, body oils, beautiful hankies, hats and church fans designed by other saints who
Our Mother of Mercy Church is “Celebrating over 75 years of Evangelization and Education as a Beacon of Light in the Heart of Fifth Ward” with over 2300 households as members. HOUSTON – African-American News & Issues present Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church as our church profile of the week. The history of Our Mother of Mercy of the
HOUSTON – Recently, Minister Larry Scott announced his entrance into the ministerial field. He announced his call to proclaim the Gospel of Christ at New Creation Cathedral Church located at, 7809 Banjo Street, 77088. He then made a vow to God that he would respond to that call. He later preached his first sermon to an audience of over 75
By: Rebecca S. Jones Mr. Tony Williams, Owner of Dollar Metal Recycling Co. Mr. Williams stated that he has,“seen and done it all.” From eating out of garbage bins, sleeping in vacant buildings and apartments, being chased by the police, addicted to drugs and selling drugs; yet he still made a decision that he would not allow the perils of
Bishop Prince E.W. Bryant, Sr. HOUSTON- African-American News & Issues presents Bishop Prince E.W. Bryant, Sr., as our Pastor Profile of the week. Bishop Prince Earl William Bryant, Sr. is a native of East Texas. He is the fifteenth child of Deacon Bishop and Mamie Bryant. He began preaching at the age of 15 under the late Elder Eddie Davis.
HOUSTON – This year marks the 147th anniversary of the Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, 3122 Center Street, Houston, Texas. Founded in 1866, the church was organized to serve residents of Chaneyville which was located west of downtown Houston. This area was later renamed Sixth Ward. Since 1903 the church has had only three pastors: Rev. David Hamilton Rankin (1903-1943), Rev.
By: Christine Davis More African-American men are entangled in the criminal-justice system today than were enslaved in 1850. In a recent article for Gallup Politics, Frank Newport reports that while 68% of Blacks say the American justice system is biased against Blacks, and 25% of Whites agree. Blacks’ attitudes about the justice system have remained virtually constant over the past
By: Jeneba Ghatt, The Ghatt Law Group, LLC Black Enterprise analyzed a 2012 Nielsen study that concluded that African-American buying power will reach 1 Trillion dollars by 2015. The BE piece tackled the data from the perspective of how marketers and advertisers have taken this group for granted, but maybe shouldn’t given all the money it has to spend. Mainstream
Photo Credit: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON- African-American News & Issues presents Leonard’s Famous Burgers as our Business Profile of the week. Mr. Leonard Banks, Sr., along with his wife, Murria began serving residents of the Acres Home community in 1962. In an era of segregation Mr. Banks pioneered a restaurant where members of the community could stop and get a