Roadmap to Freedom and a Culture of Achievement

When the great Civil War began in America, April 12, 1961, there were about nine-million people in the South. Four -million of the people were Black-people of African descendant. Fully half of these were Black men. Prior to the Civil War, the United States Supreme Court had ruled in the Dred Scott Decision that no

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Checks and Balances?

By Publisher Roy Douglas Malonson “Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us. We have duties to others and duties to ourselves; and we can shirk neither. We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and

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Ayeshia Smith: Miss Hempstead

By Burnest Carter September 20, 2019 was a day to remember for Ayeshia Smith. Ayeshia Smith, a member of the Prairie View Chapter Top Teens of America, became the 2019 Homecoming Queen for Hempstead High School in Hempstead. Teen Ayeshia Smith is a 2020 graduating senior and the daughter of proud parent and grandparent, Ms.

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Resident, Selected A Fellow by National Academy of Public Administration

MISSOURI CITY – MCTX City Manager Anthony J. Snipes has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows, in recognition of his years of public administration service and expertise. Induction of the 51 new Fellows will occur during the Academy’s annual Fall Meeting,

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What’s New in HISD?

By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Last week, African-American News & Issues was privileged to sit down with the first African-American female to serve as Interim Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District, Dr. Grenita Lathan. Publisher Roy Douglas Malonson immediately begin in on the “Good Doctor”. “Give it to us straight – what’s going

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The Democratic Debate at TSU Barely Hit the Target…

Parting the Waters By Omowale Lithuli-Allen HOUSTON – TSU Alumni and NFL Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan ignited the debate via a Video hook-up that focused on unleashing the power of millennials and HBCU’s to improve well-being of people of color and the nation. In the absence of babies to kiss, Strahan’s comments set the

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Broken Chains ADG Annual Scholarship Gala

Photo Credit Provost Studios HOUSTON – The Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) recently held its annual Scholarship Gala at the National Buffalo Soldier’s Museum. Demetrus Johnson served as the Master of Ceremony. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bennie Lambert, affectionally known as Dr. Yes, is the current Vice President at Lone Star College. As a

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A Fair Shot in America

For Your Consideration By Oscar Blayton Felicity Huffman says she just wanted to give her daughter “a fair shot” at getting into the college of her choice. That is the reason the Emmy Award-winning actress paid someone to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam. Huffman pled guilty in federal court to paying $15,000 to

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We Have NO Voice!

By Publisher, Roy Douglas Malonson “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.” – Frederick Douglass As it is, we have had numerous Black leaders who

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September is Prostate Awareness Month

Why It’s Important to Black Men By Senator Borris Miles State of Black Texas in the Texas Legislature Earlier this year, I passed Senate Resolution 453 to designate September as Prostate Cancer Awareness month to educate the public on early detection of this disease. This year, over 174,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be

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