87 New Highway Patrol Troopers Join DPS Ranks

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned 87 new Texas Highway Patrol Troopers at a graduation ceremony in Austin. These new Troopers will join the ranks of thousands of commissioned DPS officers across the state. “These 87 new Troopers are now part of a legion of men and women who have

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Why Do White Mass Killers Always Seem to Live Another Day?

Photo credit: twitter.com By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Connor Betts, the mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio is an anomaly. He is an anomaly not because he murdered nine persons less than 24 hours after Patrick Crusius massacred 20 in El Paso. He is different because he was gunned down by Dayton police. That’s not the usual

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Real Talk: Children Are Our Future

I just wonder if our people noticed…So many people, if they are playing a hip hop song by the average hip hop artist. If their pastor come knock on the door, they will try to hurry up and turn that song down or off-and for good reason. It’s already bad enough that the artist isn’t

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Living Legend: The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore

United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore was born in October of 1956 in St. Albans, New York. In 1977, Gilmore received her B.A. degree in textiles and marketing from Hampton University, and in 1981, she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Upon graduation, Gilmore began a thirteen-year career at the

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HCC’s Black Girls Code Partnership Offers Pathway to Technology

Source and Photo courtesy of HCC-Northeast HOUSTON- The Houston Community College (HCC) Northeast Campus hosted girls, ages 13 to 17, from across Houston for its first-ever Black Girls Code (BGC) two-week camp. The group of 25 learned to code in HCC’s state-of-the-art computer labs, participating in a variety of activities designed to expose and encourage

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Godly Teaching: Godly Training

Photo credit: Chantilly Baptist Church By Bobby E. Mills, PhD American society is in a state of Presidential moral-leadership-confusion and free-fall, because of the spiritual breakdown of nuclear family units. Moreover, the basic moral foundation of America’s democratic Constitutional institutional structure is threatened by the love of power, money, and sex (PMS). As a result,

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Deavra Daughtry

Photos courtesy of Deavra Daughtry By Rebecca S. Jones “As a child, growing up in Houston, I knew I was going to help people. My grandmother was of service to everybody. She would just give and give and give and it made a huge imprint on my heart. I started out in social work, but

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Making America Great Again!

Photo credit: dfw.cbslocal.com By Roy Douglas Malonson “And [America] has failed to hear that large segments of White society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When former President Ronald Reagan first expressed the phrase, “Let’s make America great again,” it was during his

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Statement of Claude Cummings on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas

Every Texas heart hurts for El Paso. Senseless hate-driven murder that tears families apart in ways that will never mend has shocked and deeply saddened every community across our state. What is even more tragic is the occurrence of multiple mass shootings within a very narrow timeframe. Over a week ago, a gunman killed three

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of ‘Beloved,’ dies at 88

Photo credit: Kathy Willens-Associated Press By Deirdre Donahue-USA TODAY Entertainment Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice – earthy, poetic, powerful, elliptical – endures in novels like “Beloved, “Song of Solomon,” “Sula” and “The Bluest Eye.” She died Monday at age 88

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