Congressman Al Green Commemorates Juneteenth 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement to commemorate Juneteenth: “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of Africans brought to America and forced into chattel slavery. The trajectory of slavery closely paralleled the fight for independence and the foundation of the United

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“The Truth About Integration” Pt. 2- Response

Regarding Dwight Boykins running for Houston mayor, my family supports him because my husband was a firefighter for 40 years with HFD, and Boykins appears to support the Fire Department. Mayor Turner courted the HFD until he became mayor, and then he chose not to allow their legally mandated collective bargaining so he wouldn’t have

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PV’s Top Teen Receives Scholarship

PRAIRIE VIEW – Through the Prairie View chapter of Top Teens of America and the Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated, Teen Dionna Mayes recently, received the scholastic, Lakendre’a Smith Moore Recognition award at Waller High School’s award ceremony. This year, the Prairie View chapter was honored to have former Teen LaKendre’a to donate funds towards

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The Preston’s

By Rebecca S. Jones Photo credit: Priscilla Graham Photography HOUSTON – Proverbs 13:22a declares, “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children…” Some fathers choose to leave an inheritance of material wealth, some choose to leave none at all. Although not perfect, Pastor T. Leon Preston, II has strived to live a life

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Central Park 5 Casts a Hideous Glare on the Wrongful Conviction Epidemic

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The Central Park 5 has been the textbook poster case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly racially disfigured America’s criminal justice system. That’s the stain of wrongful convictions. The 5 have the happy and tragic distinction of being the most celebrated wrongfully convicted prisoners released from prison but

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Eric Johnson becomes Dallas’ Second African-American Mayor

DALLAS – Eric Johnson the son of West Dallas who has served his community in the Texas House of Representatives for nearly a decade, was elected the 60th Mayor of Dallas in a sweeping double-digit victory last week. Johnson defeated Dallas City Council Member Scott Griggs, 56 percent to 44 percent, to become the second

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PRAIRIE VIEW ALPHAS WINS REGIONAL AWARD

PRAIRIE VIEW – Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Gamma Chapter at Prairie View A&M University and Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter in Prairie View came away from its Southwest Regional Convention in Houston Texas with several top awards, held at Houston’s Hyatt Regency this past April. The Eta Gamma Chapter, representing Texas in

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Dr. Teresa McKinney named Vice President of Student Services

HOUSTON – Dr. Teresa McKinney has been named as Vice President of Student Services at Texas Southern University. McKinney, who has served as assistant vice president of student affairs at the University of North Texas since 2013, has an extensive background in all facets of student services. At UNT, she oversaw recreational sports, the student

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