The Truth About Integration Part VII. Work Ethics

By Roy Douglas Malonson “THE greatest indictment of such education as Negroes have received, however, is that they have thereby learned little as to making a living, the first essential in civilization.” – Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negroe As I reflect over Our journey in America; I can’t help but surmise that

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Shades of …

By Roy Douglas Malonson It is no secret that America has always had two shades of color – Black and White. American history in times past classified any individual of any race, who was not Black, as White. Freedom as it relates to the American culture is no different. U.S. History clearly reflects this. For

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Helping Hands to the Community

By TJ Baker HOUSTON – Renea Gray is President & Executive Director of Helping Hands to the Community. The brochure reads, “The storm has passed, but the road to recovery is just beginning.” And to a lot of Hurricane Harvey victims that is the dog-on truth! Even I know some people that are still trying

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“Get A Life”

Dear Editor, I have read and kept up with the information you have shared with your readers regarding the problems Dr. Latonya Goffney has encountered with members of the board. Thank you for printing the truth. As an employee of the district for the past 28 years, I am and so many others are excited

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We all have clay feet…. The takedown of Joe Biden

By Omowale Luthuli-Allen This is the way that I was struck by the takedown of Joe Biden by Senator Booker and Senator Harris. It was an unprincipled takedown. Biden might not have been paying attention to the admonition of the referee to protect himself, nevertheless, it was a foul and low blow that came from

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Living Legend: Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr.

Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr. is a native Houston, Texas rancher, cowgirl and historian. She is the daughter of deceased Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Sr., a Fisk graduate, and Ben Stevenson, 1930’s Tuskegee University football legend. Stevenson is a 1963 graduate of Jack Yates High School and attended Texas Southern University as a business major from 1963-1967.

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Note to the Democrats-Beat Trump, Not Beat Up Each Other

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The smart thing for Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to do is send this terse note to all Democratic presidential contenders before, I repeat before, the next scheduled Democratic candidate’s debate in Detroit, July 30-31. It would read: “Our goal is to beat Trump, not beat up on each other.”

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Houston’s Dynamic Duo – Mother / Son Seek Seats on Houston City Council

Does the name “Provost” sound familiar? It certainly should. Provost is synonymous with volunteerism, service and mentoring -all simultaneously. The name Provost is about to become a lot more familiar. Why? I thought you’d never asked. Georgia Provost, who most know as “Mama Pro,” and her son Jerome Provost are running for seats on Houston

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The Lacey Question

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Two significant news reports within days of each other tossed a dubious glare back on L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. One was the announcement by San Francisco DA George Gascon that he might mount an election challenge to her. Gascon would be formidable. He was a one-time ranking LAPD officer

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Living Legend: Honorable John W. Peavy, Jr.

Judge John W. Peavy, Jr. was born on April 28, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Malinda Terrell Peavy and John W. Peavy, Sr. Peavy graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1960, where he began his lifelong engagement in local politics as a member of the Young Democrats of Harris County. He then enrolled at

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