Making America Great Again!

Photo credit: dfw.cbslocal.com By Roy Douglas Malonson “And [America] has failed to hear that large segments of White society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When former President Ronald Reagan first expressed the phrase, “Let’s make America great again,” it was during his

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Statement of Claude Cummings on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas

Every Texas heart hurts for El Paso. Senseless hate-driven murder that tears families apart in ways that will never mend has shocked and deeply saddened every community across our state. What is even more tragic is the occurrence of multiple mass shootings within a very narrow timeframe. Over a week ago, a gunman killed three

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, author of ‘Beloved,’ dies at 88

Photo credit: Kathy Willens-Associated Press By Deirdre Donahue-USA TODAY Entertainment Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is gone. But her unique voice – earthy, poetic, powerful, elliptical – endures in novels like “Beloved, “Song of Solomon,” “Sula” and “The Bluest Eye.” She died Monday at age 88

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Florida HBCU Presidents Tout their Relevance and Pledge To Work Together For Their Continued Survival and Success

Source/Photo courtesy of Stephanie L. Strong, FAMU Presidents of Florida’s four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) reaffirmed the relevance of their institutions and pledged their commitment to continue to educate and graduate students of color. Meeting on the Tallahassee campus of the host Florida A&M University (FAMU) for the inaugural Florida HBCU Impact Summit,

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Annual Grandchildren’s Day

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Gloria Jean Hines hails from Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on November 17, 1933 and was adopted at birth by her Great Uncle and his wife who raised her into adulthood. As the only child, Gloria often found herself lonely. Therefore, when she became a woman and married, she

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IT COULDN’T BE CLEARER

Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP By Oscar H. Blayton History will flay the skin off Nancy Pelosi’s legacy. This prediction may seem harsh, but the current Speaker of the House, as the leader of the House Democrats, is creating a problem that we will not be able to easily correct. The United States has a chaotic,

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Three Times

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Claude Cummings, Jr. was born and raised in Houston’s Kashmere Gardens. Since as early as he can remember, he has leant his voice to the community, Corporate America and the political world. For decades he has served as a conscious servant, who rightfully detests the ills, discriminations and prejudices

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GOD HELP US ALL

Dear Editor, Since Sunday, July 14, 2019, we have been thrown into a moral crisis by the racism of the President of the United States. All of the news cycles have played over and over the insulting, bigoted tweets, speeches and words of Donald Trump. For those of us who have lived through Jim crow,

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What Happened to Music?

By Roy Douglas Malonson “That’s because we did not set out to make Black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.” – Smokey Robinson People can talk about Black folks all day long. But, one thing that can’t be denied is the fact that we have always

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Business Community Reception

HOUSTON – President of the Acres Homes Historical Society, Raynetta Glenn, recently hosted a reception for Business Owner, John Irving. North Houston residents welcomed the new furniture store and agreed it was important to the survival of the community for new businesses to plant roots ensuring growth. Chairman Warren Fitzgerald Muhammad of the Acres Home

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