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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Living Legend: Honorable Kenneth Michael Hoyt

Photo credit: TSU Judge Kenneth Michael Hoyt was born on March 2, 1948 in San Augustine County, Texas. His father, Earl, was a barber; his mother, Fannie, a beautician. Hoyt attended Lincoln Elementary School and Lincoln High School, both in San Augustine, Texas. He received his A.B. degree from Texas Southern University in 1969 and

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Dear Blacks and Browns, I Got a Secret…

Photo credit: goblackcentral.com “If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander.” – Mary McLeod Bethune By Roy Douglas Malonson

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Ex-President Trump?

Photo credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post By Earl Ofari Hutchinson It’s more than one year out from the 2020 presidential election. So, it’s ridiculous to label Trump, ex-president Trump. But with polls showing every major Democratic presidential candidate beating Trump by solid, if not hefty margins, the juicy temptation is to put the “ex” in

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Another Mass Shooting Brings No Solutions

Photo credit: aarrows/VectorStock/MGN By Senator Borris Miles The month of August was incredibly tough for us as Texans. We laid to rest 29 people and cared for more than 50 wounded from the El Paso and Midland/Odessa Mass Shootings. Texas seems to be leading the nation in deadly mass shootings, but the response from our

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Just Judy

Photo credit: Priscilla Graham Photography By Rebecca S. Jones Introduction A connoisseur for hosting and producing extravagant and elaborate functions throughout Texas and well known for embracing multiculturalism before it was ever popular; Judy Foston-Stanford has developed an exceptional track record spanning over 30 years in the media, community, sales, marketing, public relations, advertising and

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