A Night of Giving Gala

By Anita Mamou Joseph HOUSTON – The African American Women Council for Community Outreach (AAWCCO) hosted its second biennial Gala, “A Night of Giving Gala Fundraiser,” recently at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pearland, Texas. The Gala’s emcee was Shamanda R. Joseph, Esq. of Atlanta, GA and the keynote speaker was Lucy Bremond, Executive Director

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Miles Ahead Scholars in Action

Miles Ahead Scholars: A Legacy Program Aimed to Help Young Men of Color go to College Every urban city has African-American communities that have been neglected, and opportunities to succeed are scarce. This ongoing trend has reverberated for decades and leaves little hope for many of our kids. Houston is home to several of these

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Miles Ahead Scholars

Miles Ahead Scholars: A New Solution to an Old Problem Recently, Houston ISD kicked off a new program, the Miles Ahead Scholars Program, to tackle one of the most difficult problems in urban schools, improving academic outcomes for African-American boys. President Obama, when launching the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative said that improving the lives of

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SANKOFA

Never has a race of people come so far in so short of a time. In the early 1900’s, Sun Yat Sen, the father of Chinese nationalism predicted that enslaved Africans would be annihilated and destroyed in the same ruthless fashion of the native Americans. He threw in the towel for Black people because he

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Raw Talent

“I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.” – Simone Biles I knew I had to write about the talented gymnast, Ms. Simone Biles, who has devastated the Olympics and the gymnastics arena with natural raw talent. Quotes like, “She is absolutely the best I have ever seen,” by

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Who Really Wins?

“Indeed, in America there is a strange and powerful belief that if you stab a Black person ten times, the bleeding stops, and the healing begins the moment the assailant drops the knife. We believe White dominance to be a fact of the inert past, a delinquent debt that can be made to disappear if

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Mrs. Ruby Mosley

By Rebecca S. Jones Ruby Lee Sanders Mosley is the oldest daughter born to Rosa Bell and Willie Sanders on April 25, 1929. Born in Mexia, Mosley is a retired educator, life-long community activist, humanitarian and a devout Christian. At the age of 16, Ruby graduated from Woodland High School. Afterwards, she became a certified

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Living Legend: Pastor F.N. Williams

By Rebecca S. Jones Rev. Floyd Nathaniel Williams, Sr. was born into a family of preachers, community activists and prominent political affiliation. As a lad, he watched his father and grandfather the late Rev. Mike Williams face police brutality and all of the ills associated with strong vocal Black leaders in that era, who combatted

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It’s Not PATRIOTISM, It’s NATIONALISM – “WHITE NATIONALISM”

For People of Color, the past three and one-half years of slogging through Donald Trump’s America have brought many new realizations about some age-old problems. Racism and bigotry have existed since the first Africans set foot in English speaking North America 400 years ago. During our long, agonizing trek through the pages of U.S. history,

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Reverend Rhonda Rogers is new Deacon at St. Francis of Assisi

The Reverend Rhonda Rogers of Houston is the new Deacon at St. Francis of Assisi. Rogers was ordained a Deacon at the special ordination service at Christ Church Cathedral on June 22, 2019. Rev. Rogers was welcomed with a special luncheon reception following her first sermon on September 1, 2019. Canon Joann Saylors from the

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