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Democratic Primary Political Forum

Democratic Primary Political Forum

With the March Primary just over the horizon, Democratic candidates have one more opportunity to make decisions about your democracy, community and future. The Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development Inc. and African-American News&Issues is sponsoring a political ...

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Harming the weak at Christmas

Harming the weak at Christmas

By: Eddie Bernice Johnson Recently, Congress passed a tough budget agreement that set the funding levels of government for the next two years.  This agreement addressed several issues, but also left 1.3 million Americans looking for work without the support ...

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New TTI Chairperson

New TTI Chairperson

Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, presenting District K, has been appointed chairperson of City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. The Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee (TTI), oversees the City’s Information Technology, General Services, ...

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Redistricting is Back (Again)

Redistricting is Back (Again)

One of Dr. King’s most enduring achievements was the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voting practices and upheld the principle of one person, one vote in this country.  Under Section 5 of ...

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