The Truth About Welfare

Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images By Roy Douglas Malonson “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”-President Ronald Reagan America first developed its national welfare system in 1935, as a result of the effects of the Great Depression. On January 4, 1935, President Roosevelt announced in his

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Fulfilling a Dream with Chief Wilton White, Jr.

“Back in the day, I remember going to Houston near the Cypress area, and there was some Texas state troopers that would be parked on the right side of the road. They looked so tall and of course, they were White. But, I would always say when I get up, I want to be a

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Here’s Why Conspiracy Theorists Run Wild with Epstein’s Suicide

Photo credit: tribuna.us Earl Ofari Hutchinson The predictable started barely before the ink on the headline dried on the report that super-rich and super disgraced, financier Jeffrey Epstein had committed suicide in his Manhattan Center jail cell. No way Epstein could kill himself, he had to be the most endangered, the most influential, and therefore

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I Don’t Know Him!

Photo credit: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Bobby E. Mills, PhD Two thousand years ago Jesus walked along the shores of the Galilee Sea proclaiming a higher calling; asking individuals to form a community, spiritually acknowledging and embracing the reality of God. “And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and

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Living Legend: Henry Hartford Brown

Source and Photo courtesy of thehistorymakers.org Henry Hartford Brown was born on November 17, 1930 in Houston, Texas. Brown attended Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Texas Southern University where he also did graduate study. Brown served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Business and Industry. In 1959, he

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Answering the Call: Immigration Reform 2019

Photo credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz By: Duvalier J. Malone When I heard the news of the ICE raids in my home state of Mississippi, it horrified me; but I can’t say it surprised me. I come from Mississippi, where the struggle for unity and racial harmony has always been particularly tough and violent. For years in

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Remnants of Slavery and the Galveston Police Department

Photo credit: khou.com By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I reminded my colleagues about how remnants of slavery still existed today when deliberating bills on the Sugar Land 95, and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments. Several news outlets reported the site where Fort Bend ISD uncovered the remains of 95

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New Generation Youth Ministry Bible Competition

Source and Photo courtesy of Julienne King New Generation Youth Ministry (NGYM) is a youth ministry for local youth in the City of Houston. It was a vision given to a group of Pastors of how to engage the youth of today to keep them connected to the Word of God. In 2008, the Board

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Commissioner of Education visits Stephens Elementary to highlight campus moving from a ‘D’ to ‘A’ campus

Source/Photo courtesy of Mike Keeney Aldine ISD Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, visited Aldine ISD’s Stephens Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 15 as part of their trip across Texas to feature schools that made tremendous gains in the state’s A-F accountability rating system during the 2018-19 school year. Stephens

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Aldine ISD Earns B Rating from Texas Education Agency

Source/Photo Mike Keeney Aldine ISD Aldine ISD moved from a ‘C’ rated school district to a ‘B’ rated school district based on the State of Texas’ academic accountability ratings, which were released Thursday, August 15. The district received an overall grade of 83; up from the grade of 76 it received from the Texas Education

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