An unprecedented lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas alleging that highly recognized, good teachers are receiving poor evaluations because of a grossly flawed value-added algorithm used to evaluate them.Seven Houston teachers and the Houston Federation of Teachers are contending that it must be changed.
Inequality is the Issue! Rev. Al Sharpton at Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala
Rev. Sharpton is currently the host of a daily television show on MSNBC that analyzes the top political and social news and features the country’s leading newsmakers. ”Politics Nation” with Rev. Al Sharpton airs at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The new problems and challenges at the polls threaten the heart of our democracy and the voices many in the community depend on to represent them on key issues like health care, housing, welfare, social security and public assistance.
Though small in stature, she is a quiet giant whose words, example and life touches hundreds of kids each year at the Jewell Houston Academy – named in honor of her years of service as a mother, teacher and community icon and matriarch.
The Obamas Visit Texas: Whirlwind Tour Includes Fort Hood, Houston & the Historic Civil Rights Summit in Austin
The real question is not what America accomplished in the battle for civil rights over the past 50 years- It is whether it will survive the next 50 years and beyond.That was the message President Barack Obama sent to the nation and those attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
25th Annual AHCBED Awards Banquet: Silver Anniversary Signals to Black Communities the Value of Keeping Dollars In The Community
Formed on April 18, 1994, the Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development Inc. is a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of promoting the advancement of economic vitality throughout the Acres Home Community by spearheading the organization and implementation of infrastructure development that will impact the sustainability of business, kindle entrepreneurial vision and adhere to the social aspects of the community it serves.
In a city where oil industry giants rule and business is booming, it hurts to be homeless in Houston.Homelessness is a still an issue in 2014, but is the city trying to hide one of its worst problems.
For 58 years, Lackland Air Force Baseicon Ernest R. McClure had a front seat witnessing military history unfold and better yet, historical changes for African-Americans serving in the military.It was during that time that he served in the troops using his class act work as a renounced bartender-mixologist at the military clubs on Lackland Air Force Base from 1948 until his retirement in 2006.
Cover Story By: Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Solomon Northup had no idea that 173 years after being taken hostage and sold into slavery that his ordeal and sheer courage and determination would be widely displayed as a lesson before the world as an example that it is possible to overcome all odds. Telling that story in the
The tragic killings of Alfred Wright, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride and Trayvon Martin indicate that the time is now to stand up, speak out, unite and demand real justice and legislation across this country that protects the futures of African-American babies and youth.