The Texas Association of African-American Chambers of Commerce is hosting their Annual Conference; celebrating 30 years of service to the community. But,what is the TAAACC? To understand the roots they’ve planted which has strengthened the ecosystem of the Black community, first you have to understand its history stretches far beyond three decades.
Recently, more than 1,100 senior citizens from across the state attended Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards’ The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference. It served as a one-stop-shop event which provided resources and information to help senior citizens thrive in this season of their lives.
Coming home to the people who knew you before you embarked upon any portion of success. They knew you when you were struggling to become the person you desired to be and they loved and guided you regardless.
I thought on his words of wisdom as I pondered over the outcome of the most recent mid-term elections which heavily impacted our nation. I paralleled what I saw in several of the electoral races to one thought: Good versus Evil.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported that “women in the U.S. are more likely to die from childbirth or a pregnancy related cause than other women in the developed world.” As a nation that is developed and filled with many technological advances, you would think that this would not be the case.
They have a saying in Dallas called Eat Greedy. In the City of Houston that’s what local politicians seem to do. While everyone was been caught up in the mid-term elections, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was getting ready for its own elections.
As a Black man in the city of Houston, personally I feel like the current NAACP leadership has ran its course. The only member Itrust at this point is Dr. Carolyn Evans Shabazz.She is very active in the community and always fighting for the rights of her people.
“This whole ‘white people’ business, though, does get a little tired, Charlie. I mean, I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about? Where did any other sub-group of people contribute to civilization?”
The violent deadly divisive evil behavior we have shockingly witnessed since Donald Trump has been President, is the reason our nation is living an "American Nightmare" created by this hate-inspired President.
First, the fun-filled day began with a complimentary, home-cooked breakfast by East Beast Catering which consisted of eggs, biscuits, oatmeal, grits, bacon, sausage and orange juice for 25 residents and 9 staff members.