America’s fatal “legal drug” problem

Prescription drug abuse has become a major public health issue in our country. According to Trust for America, a Washington , D.C. based research organization, deaths in America related to drug abuse are greater than those that result from the use of illegal substances such as heroin and cocaine combined.

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Warner D. Ervin

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – “All children can learn if placed in an educational environment conducive for teaching and learning.” This philosophy is one which has guided the career path of the much accomplished and distinguished Warner D. Ervin. With having dedicated over four decades to education, his thorough and comprehensive knowledge of instruction

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Letter to the Editor

Let’s Talk, There has been so much conversation on all kinds of media outlets about men touching women or showing any kind of affection towards a woman that they did not, according to them, seek.  For some women, that may be true.  But for most women that is not true.  This may be a new

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Accountability Part I. “Personal”

By Roy Douglas Malonson “I’m gonna make a change; for once in my life; it’s gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference; gonna make it right…. (Chorus) I’m starting with the man in the mirror; I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer; if you want to

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“THE BREAKING OF BARRIERS”

By Nikitra Hamilton, BA, M.Ed., MLS HOUSTON – In 1962, Malcolm X stated, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” In the decades since, those words have continued to resonate: a rallying

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Eisenhower & MacArthur Earn Titles

  The Generals racked up 127 points to edge Spring Westfield (104 points) for the boys’ title, while the Eisenhower Eagles finished in fourth place. In the girls’ division, Hannah Simmons of Eisenhower finished first in the 100-meter dash (12.51), Darnee Williams of Eisenhower finished in second place (12.51) and Diamond Burks of Davis finished

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Living Legend-Myrtis Dightman

Admired cowboy and pioneer in bull riding, Myrtis Dightman was born on May 7, 1935, in Crockett, Texas. Dightman grew up on a ranch with his siblings. As he grew older, he left school to work on the ranch. His first introduction to the Prairie View Trailride was in 1957 and in 1958-1960, he worked

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The Texas Budget

By Senator Borris Miles With less than two months remaining in the 86th Legislative Session, your state lawmakers are busy appropriating the funds needed to run our state. The Texas Senate unanimously approved the $247.7 billion budget for the State of Texas.  This budget establishes the state’s priorities for the next two years.  Some key

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Criminal for US, Justice for THEM

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON –Paul Butler wrote a brief entitled, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men and Women in America” in which he states the following. “There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between Black people and the police. And nothing since slavery – not Jim Crow segregation, not lynching, not

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Aldine ISD to Introduce Two-Way Dual-Language School Choice Program

Language immersion programs help children learn another language while boosting student success. Kindergarten classrooms at several Aldine ISD early childhood/prekindergarten/kindergarten (EC/PK/K) schools will be immersed in a new style of learning this August. Five campuses — García-Leza, Vines, Hinojosa, Magrill, and de Santiago — will implement an English/Spanish two-way dual-language immersion program during the 2019-2020 school

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