By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher Decoration Day is the holiday that had originally been set aside to celebrate and honor the legacy of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers who had lost their lives fighting in battle. Records date its establishment all the way back to 1868. Although it was originally named, Decoration Day it is now known as, Memorial Day.
By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News & Issues HOUSTON – ‘Splendid Grace’ defines the 103-year-old, charming and witty personality of retired U.S. veteran and devoted Deacon Maxie Sanford. He was born May 10, 1910 to the late William and Emma McDonald Sanford in the Hawthorne Community of New Waverly, Walker County, Texas. Sanford was one of 13 children. He, along
Joan Massey talking with Carver students By: Junell Cain, (President, George Washington Carver School Alumni) HOUSTON- The George Washington Carver School Alumni of Aldine ISD welcomed over 120 students from the History Classes at Carver Magnet School. As students toured the Carver Heritage Room, they learned more of the History of George Washington Carver High School and the Acres Home
(back row) Students from Harper Alternative School, James Ingram (white suit) and Principal Glass (far right) (front row) Oswald Scott, Rev. F.N. Williams, III, Rev. F.N. Williams Sr., Minister Robert Muhammad, Roy Douglas Malonson, Judge Warren Fitzgerald, Andrea Cooksey HOUSTON- Minister Robert Muhammad Came to the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic to speak at the Beulah Ann Shepard
HAWKINS- Jarvis Christian College will host a Summer Enrichment Program for boys and girls ages 6 to 14, beginning Monday, June 10th thru Friday, August 23rd. Parents and guardians of children ages 6 to 14 are encouraged to apply before the deadline of May 31, 2013. The program will be held Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Breanna Elizabeth Green, center, was named Miss Prairie View A&M University 2013-2014. Chelsea Chore, left, was named first runner-up and second runner-up was Morgan Roe, right. (Photo credit: Henry Darnell) HOUSTON- The selection of the next crop of student leaders for the upcoming year is nearly complete after a new Miss Prairie View A&M University was chosen. Breanna Elizabeth Green,
HOUSTON- African-American News&Issues presents: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Fourth Ward’s Freedmen’s Town Community. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1898 according to the Houston City Directors. The church was located in the 1100 block of Chambers and Lion Street, on the northeast corner in the original Freedman Town community of Houston’s Fourth Ward. The 1899 city directory states
African-American News & Issues presents: U.S. Veteran Owned Tire Company. It is the brain child of it’s President Lieutenant Colonel (LTC.) Jeffery Rector an Iraq war Veteran. Born from a sincere idea to create jobs for returning war veterans (able and disabled), LTC. Rector’s idea has moved from just theory into reality. Located in SouthWest Houston, the USVOTC serves the
DALLAS- African-American News & Issues presents Pastor Robert W. Townsend. He is a resident of Dallas, Texas and married to Karen (Brown) Townsend. From 15 years of marriage, there has come one daughter, Natalie and one son, Morgan. Licensed and ordained, he has been in the gospel ministry for over 18 years. Since accepting his call, he has tried to
HOUSTON- Pastor Emeritus Willie Jones and the New Mount Calvary Baptist Church family would like to extend an invitation to residents of the Houston and surrounding areas to join in on their Women’s Ministry. The Women’s Ministry of New Mount Calvary will host three spectacular events. Services will begin Friday, May 24th at 7pm in the New Mount Calvary Youth