Ten Years in the Community

By Rebecca S. Jones Celebrating Ten Years with Acres of Angels HOUSTON – Over a decade ago, native Houstonian, Edna Griggs, was divinely-inspired to establish an initiative which would bring awareness to youth regarding the effects of diabetes. Being a victim of the disease, Edna strongly believed if she could build a network which educated

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Grady Wayne Wilkes vs. Pamela Turner: A Tale of Two Police Killing Cases

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Grady Wayne Wilkes, armed, guns down one Auburn, Alabama police officer and wounds two others. Pamela Turner, unarmed, is gunned down by a Baytown, Texas police officer. Wilkes was taken alive. Turner was killed. How do you explain this? Let’s walk through the checklist of differences to answer that question. Wilkes

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THERE NEVER WAS A NOBLE SOUTH.

By Oscar H. Blayton Have you ever noticed that when driving through the southern United States you are hard-pressed to find a city or town without a memorial to the Confederate war dead, but you are equally hard-pressed to find a city or town with a monument commemorating fallen Revolutionary War soldiers? Given the current

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Accountability Part VI School Board Members

By Roy Douglas Malonson Due to the great response we have received from our readers, I decided to write about the importance of holding school board members accountable. I feel this is an ongoing issue worthy to be addressed because anytime we are talking about a school district’s functioning; we are talking about our future.

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Concerned Taxpayer

Dear Editor, Thank you for writing the recent article about Aldine ISD. For the first time in years, I am excited about a Superintendent. I am so glad that Dr. Goffney was selected because I feel that she CAN do the work! But from the information in the article the questions are, “Will THEY allow

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Local Teacher Recognized

An engineering teacher at Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for Engineering Professionals is one of the eight educators statewide receiving this year’s HEB Excellence in Education Awards. Nghia Le was awarded HEB’s Secondary Education Leadership prize, which honors teachers with 10 to 20 years of classroom experience. The award comes with

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Living Legend: Honorable Albert Ely Edwards

State Representative, Hon. Albert Ely Edwards was born in Houston, Texas on March 19, 1937. Edwards is the sixth child out of the sixteen children born to Reverend E. L. Edwards, Sr. and Josephine Radford Edwards. He graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School and attended Texas Southern University, earning his B.A. degree in 1966. At

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Properly Funding Texas Public Education

By Senator Borris Miles Only a week remains in the 86th Legislative Session at the Texas Capitol. Even in this small time frame, lawmakers must be vigilant as ever because the best and the worst have come when under enormous pressure. One of the biggest priorities announced this session was public education finance reform. For

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Prairie View’s T.L.O.D. Honored

PRAIRIE VIEW – Even though, the Prairie View Chapter Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated calendar year for 2018-2019 is coming to a close, the time does not stop these two ladies for continuing their mission of community service. Recently, Lady Patsy Jackson recognized two ladies for their time, commitment, and hard work with the Prairie

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Mr. Brown Would Shed a Tear About America’s Segregated Schools

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson One week before the 65th anniversary, May 17, of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education landmark school desegregation case, a photo appeared that caused a firestorm of anger and protest. The photo was of four women, none African-American, smiling and grinning while holding a hanging noose. The women are teachers

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