Reginald Gordon is very familiar with getting caught up in the American prison system at a young age. He served 19 years and 9 months behind bars.People usually write off Black men who get a criminal record, the country is unforgiving even after they “pay their debt to society”, and most of them are expected to return to jail upon release.
People are right to protest when something is unjustly done, but what about when something like this happens to a Black woman or girl? Do people exert the same amount of outcry and mobilization when a woman encounters the same killing, brutality, and injustices that their male counterparts face?
Civil Disobedience is the refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government.It becomes the only alternative – the only voice – the only way to get the attention of a government dull of hearing and indifferent to the issues, concerns and complaints of its citizenry.
She was a just a little girl growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas at a time before our nation evolved from the era of open racism, discrimination and Separate but Equal.She learned early what it took to overcome odds and barriers to prove that no only were Blacks competent and capable learners, but also women could stand the rigorous test of academic challenges to rise above.
The fate of Home Rule in Dallas Independent School District remains up in the air as the commission attempts to hammer out a proposed plan it feels the public will support.Meanwhile, DISD officials are moving forward in preps for the 2014-2015 school year.
The great education debate in Houston Independent School District (HISD) is a long-standing argument about what is best course in educating children.The discussion has taken two tracks with the HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier and the HISD Board on one side and Community leaders and activists on the other side.
After 100 years on the earth, James Edward “Deek” Roberts wants generations now and to come to understand what it means to live a healthy and fulfilling life.His life began in 1914, born to Mr. James and Sarah Roberts in Hempstead, Texas.
LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE: Taking Her Fight Directly to the People in the Name of Children, Families and Texas’ Future
Democrat Leticia Van De Putte is in the race to give Democrats a fighting chance at taking back a seat that has been held by Republicans for decades. But first, she wants African-American and Hispanic voters to understand what this political race is all about.
Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.
Since coming to Houston, Grier’s job has been to navigate a constant hall of mirrors in which he has had to tread firmly, yet carefully, so as not to disturb the delicate balance of funding, schools, communities and parents and dealing with a school board making decisions affecting the district’s direction and future.