Years before 1983, when President Ronald Reagan first signed into law, the third Monday of January in each year would be observed and declared as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; one powerful leader saw fit to honor the man that went down in history as the chief spokesman for the Civil Right movement.
As the year 2015 has arrived, five of Houston’s more well known African-American community organizers and activists shared with African-American News&Issues, their thoughts on the most pressing issues affecting African-Americans.
As an Outreach Minister for youth, elderly, women with children, and the indigent in Sunnyside, I find it amazing that so many people’s basic needs are not being met, and leading the way is the elderly population. Many are suffering from malnutrition, simply because they lack access to food, finances, transportation and communication.
As 2014 comes to a close, here’s my “non-traditional” categories list of the year’s biggest winners and losers.At the top of the “hackers” category for Biggest Losers List is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hacking Sony’s emails.
There is a great axiom that goes something like this; ‘politics make strange bedfellows.’ I have found this to be occasionally true in my intellectual life. However, it never fails to be unnerving when I look up, survey my surroundings, and glean who my often unorthodox views match.
African-American News&Issues presents, Burnett Jackson owner of Burnett’s Package Express. Burnett Jackson hails from Kilgore, Texas. She moved to Houston in 1957. After completing high school, she attended Texas Southern University.
As 2014 comes to a close, perhaps no story is bigger than those surrounding grand juries. A grand jury even handed down an indictment on the sitting Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
All across Waller County, and in fact around the state, sit abandoned cemeteries containing the remains of African-Americans who where denied burial in predominantly White cemeteries.
Recently, the DeAnne Group hosted its 3rd Annual Holiday ‘Sankofa’ Celebration at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center located at 3611 Ennis St., 77051.
Griggs knows and understands the importance of African-Americans letting their voice be heard. Thus she serves as a political activist. She may be seen anytime there is an election going on in the community and/or around the city encouraging as many residents as she can to get out and vote.