The Supreme Court has thrown out lower court rulings that blocked a Texas voter identification law and the state’s political redistricting plans as discriminatory. The court’s action Thursday was a predictable result of its major ruling two days earlier that effectively ended the federal government’s strict supervision of elections in Texas and other states with a history of discrimination in
HOUSTON- Ben Hall has won a major endorsement over incumbent mayor Annise Parker. In less than four weeks since the tragic deaths of four (4) Houston firefighters, the Houston Professional Firefighters Association voted unanimously to endorse Hall instead of Parker. Such an endorsement would be significant alone, but it is especially significant given Parker’s long stay on the public stage.
By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Former president, Lyndon B. Johnson once stated that, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” I concur with the former president; as I have stated on more than one occasion that, as
Mr. George Hawkins, Founder of The Ensemble Theatre African-American News & Issues presents the Ensemble Theatre as our business profile of the week. The Ensemble Theatre was influenced by the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s, George Hawkins founded a Black theatre company in 1976 in Houston, Texas. He observed that professional roles were few and far between
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30) This verse of Scripture signifies the lifelong commitment of Samuel Howard Smith, Sr. He is a man of the Gospel, whose patience, honesty, integrity and love for mankind has not only made him a well respected theologian, businessman, and humanitarian; but
Pastor Richard Jones, Sr. HOUSTON- The members of the Greater Rosehill Church would like to extend an open invitation to residents of Houston and surrounding areas to worship with them as they celebrate their Pastor’s 27th Appreciation services. Members will honor Pastor Richard Jones, Sr. for dedicating over 27 years of service to God and the Greater Rosehill Church family.
Bishop Lamark Thomas HOUSTON- The Prophet of Prophet’s House #2 under the leadership of Bishop Lamark Thomas, would like to invite the general public to attend their Men’s Conference 2013, “Who Am I?” The Men’s Conference will begin on Tuesday, June 25-30th. The event is expected to be a time of refreshing, renewal, restoration and revitalization. Every service will be
AUSTIN-The St. Philip’s College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the students who run the program are the recipients of honors from the Internal Revenue Service and the City of San Antonio for innovation and quality performance. Seven St. Philip’s College Student Engagement Grant students and five non-student volunteers were honored by the city recently for processing a city-best $6.7
Ashley Robinson HOUSTON- Prairie View A&M University will name Ashley Robinson, director of athletics at Mississippi Valley State University, as the next athletics director for the Panthers. Prairie View A&M has called a news conference for Tuesday to make their announcement. Robinson has strong ties to the Panthers athletics department. He is formerly Prairie View A&M’s vice president of athletic
HOUSTON-The Southwestern Athletic Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously at the annual conference spring meetings to relocate the 2013 Toyota SWAC Football Championship and 2014 Basketball Tournament to Houston, Texas for the next three seasons. The football championship game will be held at Reliant Stadium, 2013-15, while the basketball tournament will be housed at the Toyota Center 2014-16.