Note to the Democrats-Beat Trump, Not Beat Up Each Other

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The smart thing for Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to do is send this terse note to all Democratic presidential contenders before, I repeat before, the next scheduled Democratic candidate’s debate in Detroit, July 30-31. It would read: “Our goal is to beat Trump, not beat up on each other.”

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Houston’s Dynamic Duo – Mother / Son Seek Seats on Houston City Council

Does the name “Provost” sound familiar? It certainly should. Provost is synonymous with volunteerism, service and mentoring -all simultaneously. The name Provost is about to become a lot more familiar. Why? I thought you’d never asked. Georgia Provost, who most know as “Mama Pro,” and her son Jerome Provost are running for seats on Houston

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The Lacey Question

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Two significant news reports within days of each other tossed a dubious glare back on L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. One was the announcement by San Francisco DA George Gascon that he might mount an election challenge to her. Gascon would be formidable. He was a one-time ranking LAPD officer

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Living Legend: Honorable John W. Peavy, Jr.

Judge John W. Peavy, Jr. was born on April 28, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Malinda Terrell Peavy and John W. Peavy, Sr. Peavy graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1960, where he began his lifelong engagement in local politics as a member of the Young Democrats of Harris County. He then enrolled at

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Helping Kids Through Education

By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb HOUSTON – Born and raised in the Acres Homes community, Ms. Willie Elaine Hubbard Brooks wanted a way to give back to where she grew up. Inspired by her mother’s community activism and outstanding leadership in the Acres Homes community, Brooks founded the BenCheri’ Educational Center. It was her mother who encouraged

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The Truth About Integration: Respect Part VI.

By Roy Douglas Malonson “We all require and want respect, man or woman, Black or White. It’s our basic human right.” – Aretha Franklin Respect is something most people want, but not everyone is willing to give. In these modern times we live in, respect appears to be a rare commodity. However, this hasn’t always

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Why first responders need a dedicated communications network

By Claude Cummings As one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Texas, Hurricane Harvey taught us many lessons. One of the clearest is that we need to equip Houston’s first responders and public servants with the strongest communications platform available — and now we can. First responders are the brave men and women

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The Governor’s Veto: Retaliation or Racism?

By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I worked with several organizations to pass more than 28 pieces of legislation targeted to help the many communities of Senate District 13. Many of those bills, the community had a hand to help craft. From criminal justice reforms, consumer advocacy, affordable and accessible healthcare options

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Barber Shop Talk-Precinct One

By TJ Baker HOUSTON – Let’s go back and look at the historical perspective of Precinct One – community centers in the Black inner city neighborhoods leading to the 21st century. It was 1951 when W. Kyle Chapman won the Precinct One commissioner’s seat, the #1 hit song back then was Tony Bennett’s, “Because Of

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Local Organizations team up for Water Safety

By Pat Tucker Wilson Flanked by his five-year-old daughter, Karem Greene was one of many parents who spent the afternoon at the Weekly Family YMCA on Stella Link, for a free water safety event. “I wanted to make sure she is water safe. I wanted to get a sense of where she is with water

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