Accountability Part I. “Personal”

By Roy Douglas Malonson “I’m gonna make a change; for once in my life; it’s gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference; gonna make it right…. (Chorus) I’m starting with the man in the mirror; I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer; if you want to

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“THE BREAKING OF BARRIERS”

By Nikitra Hamilton, BA, M.Ed., MLS HOUSTON – In 1962, Malcolm X stated, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” In the decades since, those words have continued to resonate: a rallying

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Eisenhower & MacArthur Earn Titles

  The Generals racked up 127 points to edge Spring Westfield (104 points) for the boys’ title, while the Eisenhower Eagles finished in fourth place. In the girls’ division, Hannah Simmons of Eisenhower finished first in the 100-meter dash (12.51), Darnee Williams of Eisenhower finished in second place (12.51) and Diamond Burks of Davis finished

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Living Legend-Myrtis Dightman

Admired cowboy and pioneer in bull riding, Myrtis Dightman was born on May 7, 1935, in Crockett, Texas. Dightman grew up on a ranch with his siblings. As he grew older, he left school to work on the ranch. His first introduction to the Prairie View Trailride was in 1957 and in 1958-1960, he worked

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The Texas Budget

By Senator Borris Miles With less than two months remaining in the 86th Legislative Session, your state lawmakers are busy appropriating the funds needed to run our state. The Texas Senate unanimously approved the $247.7 billion budget for the State of Texas.  This budget establishes the state’s priorities for the next two years.  Some key

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Criminal for US, Justice for THEM

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON –Paul Butler wrote a brief entitled, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men and Women in America” in which he states the following. “There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between Black people and the police. And nothing since slavery – not Jim Crow segregation, not lynching, not

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Aldine ISD to Introduce Two-Way Dual-Language School Choice Program

Language immersion programs help children learn another language while boosting student success. Kindergarten classrooms at several Aldine ISD early childhood/prekindergarten/kindergarten (EC/PK/K) schools will be immersed in a new style of learning this August. Five campuses — García-Leza, Vines, Hinojosa, Magrill, and de Santiago — will implement an English/Spanish two-way dual-language immersion program during the 2019-2020 school

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A Message from Dr. Latonya Goffney

ALDINE -Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney announced three new chiefs and one new assistant superintendent during the March 19 Board of Trustees meeting. The announcement of the new leaders comes after Goffney completed her listening tour. Starting last summer, Goffney met with leaders and key stakeholders to learn what they think is working

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Racism is a Problem

By Billy “Hollywood” Groves Although acts of racism against African Americans and other non-white Americans still occur every day in our nation, we still have Americans who don’t see prejudicial mistreatment and disrespect of Black people as a problem. Before I go any further with this article, I want to make it clear that we

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Black Hate and Anger

By Johnny Johnson “When we hate we only hurt ourselves.  Because half of the people we hate don’t know it, the other half don’t care”- Medgar Evers… Hate and anger are described as strong generalized emotions.  Hate is an emotion of detest, that produces active ill-will and malice.  Anger is an emotion of passion, excited

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