Time Out for the Racism and Hate

Dear Editor, We have kept a close eye on HISD and the actions of the district’s board members and how the Hispanics have attacked and plotted against the Black board members. However, the amazement has been how Aldine ISD has remained under the radar with the same kind of issues. Aldine’s issues stem from the

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Let’s Investigate

Thank you for highlighting such an important matter. As a taxpayer in Aldine ISD and as a parent of Aldine ISD graduates, it’s important for the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Trustees to “keep the main thing…. the main thing”, our students’ education. It appears in my research of Dr. Goffney, that this

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The Legacy

By Rebecca S. Jones “The more land and wealth one owns, the more security one has and the more independent he will be.” – The John Riley Sadberry Philosophy HOUSTON – From this philosophy, John Riley Sadberry built an empire dating back to over a century ago. For he went from slavery to sharecropping; from

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Living Legend: Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Pioneering medical physician Dr. Edith Irby Jones was born on December 23, 1927 to Mattie Buice Irby, a maid, and Robert Irby, a farmer. As a child, Jones witnessed her older sister die due to a typhoid epidemic and was encouraged to pursue a career as a medical physician. She attended Langston Elementary School and

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Race and Reading: Reviving the Reluctant Reader

By Nikitra Hamilton, BA, M.Ed., MLS HOUSTON – To truly understand the state of literacy in today’s United States, we need to go back to the beginning. Literacy has long been used as a method of social control and oppression. Throughout much of history, the ability to read was something only privileged, upper-class white men

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East Texas News

By Billy “Hollywood” Groves We the citizens of Crockett, Texas are very proud of Dr. Ianthia Fisher of Crockett, Texas. Dr. Ianthia Fisher is a longtime educator, Minister, Groves Standard Newspaper Managing Editor, a successful mother, community leader, wife and a woman of God with a vision. Currently Dr. Ianthia Fisher is running for the

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The UH College of Medicine and Our Community

By Senator Borris Miles This week, the governor signed House Bill 826, to create the University of Houston College of Medicine. This new institution will have a tremendous impact in Houston and our community. The University of Houston (UH) is situated in the heart of Third Ward. Its main campus is a stone’s throw away

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Can’t WE All Just Get Along?

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – “When I grew up there was only two races – BLACK and WHITE! If you were Russian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, etc., you was White. But BLACK has always been BLACK! So, nowadays things have changed and they playing the double-edged sword on us…  We got SOME Hispanics who want

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WE DIDN’T NEED MUELLER TO TELL US TRUMP IS A SKUNK

By Oscar H. Blayton No person in his or her right mind will deny that America is a thicket of racism, misogyny, entitlement for the wealthy, dishonesty, and a fictitious veneer of meritocracy. So, it is befitting that we have an occupant in the White House who exemplifies all these things. Donald Trump clearly displayed his

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When Democrats Win, Republicans Work to Suppress OUR Vote

By Senator Borris Miles The Texas Senate advanced Senate Bill 9 along party lines. This bill increases the penalties and criminalizes voters for innocent mistakes, expands the powers of state officials to access voters’ private and personal information and adds new barriers and penalties to volunteers who offer to help voters, whether to transport them

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