HOUSTON – Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church is announcing that its beloved Pastor, Reverend Calvin J. Abraham retired on Monday, December 31, 2012, after 43 years of faithful service. Reverend Abraham was installed on Sunday, January 20, 2012 as the first Pastor Emeritus in the 63 year history of the Church. Dr Samuel J. Gilbert Sr., Pastor Emeritus of the
lot of the problem with our youth stems from an age-old system that was set up and designed to hinder the future of our community. It is known as integration! From the very beginning, integration was never set up right. Originally, it was in 1896, that the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” was constitutional. As it was the
HOUSTON – Recently, the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development held its December Business Networking Luncheon. Members from the Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College, Lone Star College Students, local ministers, residents of the Acres Homes Community, City of Houston officials and many more esteemed guests were present. Pastor Edwin Deese began the Luncheon with an invocation.
HOUSTON– Less than 6 percent of American Indians, Blacks and Hispanic collectively are physicians and dentists according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Why is this a problem? Most often, preparation for medical school is expensive and intimidating to disadvantaged students, thus making them reluctant to pursue medicine. With fewer diverse health care providers treating an increasingly diverse U.S.
HOUSTON- Forty of Hoffman Middle School’s students, under the direction of Charlotte Davis, participated in the Annual National Houston Bar Association Mock Trial at the Harris County Civil Courthouse. The purpose of the mock trial is to educate the youth of America about our legal system, our jurisprudence and the work of our attorneys. The court case Hoffman students presented
HOUSTON- Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, 1906 Cleburne, recently hosted a computer programming symposium for more than 200 third – through eighth-grade students, teachers and parents. The Inaugural Schlumberger Log-in Symposium provided participants free access to computer programming and robotics software, equipment, training and other resources. There was also student robotics and computer programming exhibitions from Young Men’s College Preparatory
By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News &Issues HOUSTON- African-American News & Issues was established out of a vision by Roy Douglas Malonson to report and present events and occurrences both current and historical that affect members of the Black community. As often stated by the publisher, “without fear or favor” we strive to uphold and stand by that mission. African-American
By: Kofi Taharka National Chairman-National Black United Front (NBUF) On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 the Black Justice Tuesday Coalition (BJTC) will commemorate the two year anniversary of the weekly protest against police brutality. The group has shown tremendous commitment weekly in front of the Harris County Court House for two straight years. Rain, sleet, snow nor heat have caused the
HOUSTON- Aldine ISD Trustee Marine Jones announced her retirement from the Board of Education during a recent Aldine ISD Board meeting. Jones’ retirement is effective immediately. Jones was appointed to Position 1 in February 2002 and elected in May after retiring from a 38-year career in Aldine ISD. Jones said she was grateful for the opportunities she received over the
By Roy D. Malonson, Publisher An infamous musician once encouraged to, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” A lot of people do not realize when our ancestors were taken away from Africa; a great deal of our heritage was lost. Various media outlets have a tendency to only display the uncivilized depictions of Africa.