HOUSTON-African-AmericanNews& Issues presents Mr. Craig Presley of The Nickel Sandwich Grill. Craig Presley is truly a product of the Fifth Ward community. He grew up watching his mother and grandmother operate a popular neighborhood Barbershop for over 60 years. He attended Phillis Wheatley High School and went on to graduate from Texas Southern University with a BS degree in Biology.
HOUSTON- The Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development held its Monthly Business Networking Luncheon on Thursday, March 7th. Members and affiliates of the AHCBED came to network and hear the powerful message delivered by National Chairman of the National Black United Front, Bro. Kofi Taharka. The event was held in the Beulah Ann Shepard Building located at 6112
Business Profile: Today’s Management Consultants HOUSTON- African-American News&Issues presents: Mrs. Shirley Thomas of Today’s Management Consultants. Today’s Management Consultants is a full-service handyman company. Today’s Management Consultants subscribes to a motto, “Better men’s, Better husbands, Better dad’s”. With over a decade of experience in the industry, TMC is an accredited member with the Better Business Bureau, and with an
Church Profile: Lyons Unity MBC HOUSTON- Lyons Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 3215 Lyons Avenue, Houston, Texas was organized with 251 charter members in 1964. After a fervent prayer meeting conducted by the deacons representing the group of believers in Christ. It was organized at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1510 Pannel Street, with the late Rev. L. H. Simpson, Pastor officiating.
Edward Wyckoff Williams, Political Analyst For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Voters have twice elected an African-American president, and Republicans have twice responded with obstinance — by waging an intellectual civil war. Voter-suppression efforts were insufficient to deliver a Romney victory, but strategically gerrymandered districts guaranteed that Speaker John Boehner and his Republican-dominated House could continue
AUSTIN- About 500 community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility in East Austin. The grand opening festivities featured U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, City Manager Marc Ott and community leaders including City Council members and representatives from the Capital
HOUSTON- Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as the first Black woman to be United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Attorney Gaynelle Griffin Jones has died. The 64-year-old Houstonian was also the first Black woman to serve on the First Court of Appeals in Texas. “There was never a dull moment with her, she was
“Houston, we have a Problem!” Mass Incarceration, Just a different plantation It is no accident that the United States of America has been labeled as the, “Incarceration Nation”. These United States of America have more citizens imprisoned than any other country in the world. And how ironic is it that the South region of the country; which was also the
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