HOUSTON – Reclaiming, Reframing and Rebuilding Acres Home was the theme of the evening as politicians, activists, community members, pastors, small business owners, educational figures and many others recently gathered in the banquet hall of the Beulah Ann Shepard Building to attend theAcres Home Chamber for Business & Economic Development’s, 26th Annual Empowerment Awards Banquet. The Beulah Ann
Without fear or favor, African-American News & Issues has existed for nearly twenty as an entity that thrives off of reporting current and historical realities that affect our community. Now, anyone that knows me or has been in my presence is aware of the fact that I don’t bite my tongue
The 16th Annual Heritage Day Rodeo, hosted by BPCCA, turned out to be successful with the help of Black cowboys and cowgirls, spectators, and with the sponsorship of H-E-B and Silver Eagle Distributors.
Marcus Garvey once stated that “Leadership means everything, pain, blood and death.” If anyone can attest to the sentiments expressed by Garvey, then certainly Leader of the New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, can. For he has seen pain, blood and death as it relates to injustices that have plagued the African-American community for years on all sides of the fence.
As it is, African-Americans have a origin of history that dates back to centuries ago in the United States. The term “African-American” is a derivative of two countries’ inhabitants. Individuals labeled as African-Americans come from various places such as: Africa, Caribbean and West Indies.
As John the Baptist was described as“a VOICE of one crying in the wilderness”, Houston’s Kashmere Gardens own born and raised Claude Cummings, Jr.’s life runs parallel with that inference. Since as early as he can remember he has lended his VOICE to the community, corporate America and political world.
Lynching was a severe and inhumane treatment imposed on African-Americans during the enslavement period of the Black race in America, and even continuing thereafter. According to a report recently released by the Equal Justice Institute it was found that even more Blacks were lynched than mentioned during previous years.
In a recent edition published by African-American News&Issues the “one-drop” rule was defined in correlation to Black presidents that lead the United States of America decades before President Barack Obama. With an understanding of the“one-drop” rule in perspective it opens the flood gates for individuals all over the country as to who really would be labeled a Black person.
Mr. Roy Douglas Malonson immediately captivated the attention of the audience with his witty personality and galvanizing sense of humor. He started his message off by stating, “I am who I am, and that’s where I’m coming from today.”
Now, I have spoken on this element many of times and have written about it quite often as well. Throughout the origin of African-Americans’ history in the United States of America, we as a race of people have been through many changes and that is of no surprise.