Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.
Since coming to Houston, Grier’s job has been to navigate a constant hall of mirrors in which he has had to tread firmly, yet carefully, so as not to disturb the delicate balance of funding, schools, communities and parents and dealing with a school board making decisions affecting the district’s direction and future.
White Power Americans have all but said “No” to Hispanic immigrants and the backlash continues to grow as some towns have passed local pseudo legislation prohibiting refugees to enter and others blocking buses on highways and entryways into towns with bodies and weapons.
The Gambian Connection: Acres Home Native Eboni Price Encourages Getting In Touch With Ancestors & History
For Eboni Rose Price, the thought of going to Africa was an dream opportunity for her to get some real career development experience, but what she discovered in Gambia was her true connection to the past.
Given the dominance of a “Lily-White” Caucasian media and related opinions in America, who is best to champion and define the Black voice nationwide?Black Newspapers have consistently played an important role in the social and political uplifting of African-Americans.
New Chancellor Dr. Stephen Head: Equal Access to Education and Keeping Communities Competitive & Prepared for Future
Head was appointed as the fourth chancellor of the Lone Star College System after a thirty-year history of high-level positions at LSCS including President of Lone Star College-North Harris, Executive Vice Chancellor, acting Chief Executive Officer, interim President at Montgomery College and President of Kingwood College.
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price stepped up to sponsor and pass a resolution to bring the issue back into the limelight at a time when Texans focus and celebrate Juneteenth – recognition for freedom and the extra 2.5 years of free duty and labor slaves gave to White Texans who failed to release Negros in conjunction with the original Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Looking at the nightmare facing Black America and the bleak future without intervention for the community, the call has come from the old guard of the Civil Rights Movement for a new Black Think Tank in Houston to help escape the spiraling whirlpool that threatens to consume the community.
The moment is frozen in time for Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, the uncle of Oscar Grant. It was a moment that changed his life and started a mission to rip off the veil and tell the world the truth about police brutality and injustices happening to young Black males at the hands of police and security forces.
The A Cappella Choir of Wiley College is engaged in music ministry and outreach this week in Japan. The International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges, and Universities, IAMSCU, invited the choir to sing throughout the week at its conference in Hiroshima on “Peace, Reconciliation, and Human Rights.”