Child Abuse

By David Allen, Drew Academy Do the Write Thing Challenge Thousands of people are abused every day. Child abuse is a form of abuse that can take a toll on anyone. Child abuse can happen anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Abuse is wrong and needs to be stopped. The effects from different forms of child abuse

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Social Issue

Dear Editor: I’m a Black teacher working in a public high school in a mostly African-American region, I cannot reveal my location and identity at this time because it could compromise my job and what I’m about to disclose. We all know that since the Civil Rights era, many of the public attacks on people

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Living Legend: Ron Kirk

Former Mayor of Dallas Ron Kirk was born in Austin, on June 27, 1954. While attending John H. Reagan High School, Kirk was elected president of the student body. He also played basketball and traveled in Europe with the school choir. Upon graduation in 1972, Kirk enrolled in Austin College, where he earned his B.A.

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Will Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

By Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher HOUSTON – Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20. Reed, who was convicted for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas in 1998 has maintained his innocence since his arrest. Reed has been on death row for the past 21 years, but there is

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The Black Epidemic

“The death penalty has been one of many examples where racial discrimination has played out. You can see it in the simple fact that someone convicted of the same crime is more likely to face the death penalty if they are Black.” – Pete Buttigieg Since this country’s inception, African-Americans have suffered more inhumane and

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We MUST Step Up, McDonald’s MUST Step Up!

The American community is going to have to air some more dirty linen and do a lot of explaining to posterity. All indicators continue to support that violence, particularly senseless gun violence is endemic to America. The random and senseless nature of gun violence tells us that bullets have no name. Businessman and community leader

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Response to Statement Made at the NAACP Banquet

I am told that at the NAACP Banquet on Friday night, October 25, one of the speakers said that all Preachers had sold out, politically. I personally question and challenge this statement because he does not know all the Preachers, and he does not know me. Yes, this speaker sounds like a plantation, handkerchief southern

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Trump: If it White, it Ain’t Right!

It has been said that misery loves company. Personally, I have never been at a point where I have been so miserable that I wanted to make sure any and everybody else around me was miserable. However, after analyzing the character of Donald Trump, I can’t help but think there may be some truth to

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What do Dead Black Children and Missing Black Fathers Have in Common?

By Claudette Sims HOUSTON – Earlier this year, a group of concerned Black community leaders in Houston hosted a press conference denouncing violence against children. The recent deaths of four more precious little souls have ignited a fierce and passionate backlash against crime and violence in our streets. African-Americans are only 13% of the U.S.

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New Youth Development Center Opens in Greater Fifth Ward

Photo Credit G. Lyon Photography HOUSTON – PlanNorth Architectural Co. announces the official opening of the Youth Development Center (YDC)’s new building in the Greater Fifth Ward. “We are pleased to announce the opening of the Youth Development Center’s new campus as a place for the city’s children to be nurtured academically while creating a

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