The Ensemble Theatre

Photo credit: David Bray Courtesy of Robert Ross Richard Lawson Received Legacy Award Morocco Omari Received Actor of the Year Award The Ensemble Theatre celebrated its Rhythm of the Night 2019 gala at the Hilton Americas-Houston, Saturday, August 17, 2019. H-E-B was this year’s lead sponsor, joined by Shell, Gaynell Drexler, ECC Graphic Design, Friends

[ Read More ]

Why Black Lives Still Don’t Matter

Photo credit: All-Nite-Images via flickr Earl Ofari Hutchinson Two things happened recently within days of each other that again tossed the hideous glare back on the cheapness of Black lives. The first was the study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that young Black males are still at mortal risk

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]