I Owe it All to God

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – While at a resale shop in 1989, Marilyn Bolden Grant of KTSU (90.9 FM) found an album she fell in love with. She began playing the song on air every Sunday morning at 10a.m. Fast forward three decades later, and Dr. Darrell L. Rushing’s, “I Owe it All to

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Living Legend: Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson born Frances Scott Johnson is a native Houstonian. She attended A.B. Anderson, Osborne and Bethune Elementary Schools. Her family moved to La Grange, where she graduated from LaGrange High School in 1983. She also graduated from Mayo-Hill School of Modeling, studying Runway Modeling, Radio and Television Broadcasting. She is the founder of Fashion

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Obituary: Sadie Ruth Moore Session

Sadie Ruth Moore Session departed this life on Sunday, September 15. She was born on May 12, 1936 in Houston, she graduated from Jack Yates High School (Class of 1954) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Texas Southern University (Class of 1961). Sadie moved to California in 1961 while her

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A Resilient People

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – August 20, 1619 marks a day in American history where Our Ancestors (over 20 Africans) arrived on the shores of Virginia near a place called Port Comfort (present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia). The irony, however, is that this group of Africans, who were brutally and forcefully stolen from

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Another Cruel–Irony The Homeless Pay for their Homelessness

Photo credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut Earl Ofari Hutchinson There is yet another breath-taking cruel irony to the plight of the homeless. That’s that the homeless pay for their homelessness. They pay in two ways. One is through taxes. The other is through who gets the tax dollars and how those dollars virtually guarantee that the

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Lone Star College-East Aldine Center marked its opening with a Building Dedication and Open House

Photo credit: Lone Star College Houston-Recently, Lone Star College-North Harris commemorated the opening of a center in the East Aldine community with a building dedication. Lone Star College-East Aldine Center’s building dedication began with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by an open house. Public officials and community leaders joined Lone Star College representatives to recognize

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The Great Debate

Photo Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -President Barack Obama By Roy Douglas Malonson I was reminded of the words of our former President after watching

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2016 Is Not Good Enough for 2020

Photo credit: nrdcactionfund.org By Oscar H. Blayton It’s déjà vu all over again. The defeat of the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 was crushing, and many reasons have been given for why Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House went down in flames. Some people blame her failure to visit key states often enough. Others

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Houston Community College’s Nicole Jackson Selected as AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador

Source and Photo courtesy of HCC Houston — Houston Community College (HCC) is proud to announce that Nicole Jackson, our HCC Northeast College Entrepreneur in Residence, has been selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN® Ambassador. IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science,

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Advocating

Photo credit: shutterstock.com Dear Editor, I am advocating group and nursing home abuse and neglect. I’m a 64-year-old single disabled Black woman living in a nursing home almost two years now. I suffer from severe osteoarthritis that has kept me from walking. I am overweight with asthma, angina, hypertension and CHF. I am no longer

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