Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price stepped up to sponsor and pass a resolution to bring the issue back into the limelight at a time when Texans focus and celebrate Juneteenth – recognition for freedom and the extra 2.5 years of free duty and labor slaves gave to White Texans who failed to release Negros in conjunction with the original Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Looking at the nightmare facing Black America and the bleak future without intervention for the community, the call has come from the old guard of the Civil Rights Movement for a new Black Think Tank in Houston to help escape the spiraling whirlpool that threatens to consume the community.
The moment is frozen in time for Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, the uncle of Oscar Grant. It was a moment that changed his life and started a mission to rip off the veil and tell the world the truth about police brutality and injustices happening to young Black males at the hands of police and security forces.
The A Cappella Choir of Wiley College is engaged in music ministry and outreach this week in Japan. The International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges, and Universities, IAMSCU, invited the choir to sing throughout the week at its conference in Hiroshima on “Peace, Reconciliation, and Human Rights.”
The Call for “Great Awakening”: Bishop Warns a Titanic “Cruise ship” Mindset is Sinking Our Future and Destroying the Race
Bishop Dixon was the guest speaker at the monthly Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development Inc Business/Networking Luncheon held at the Beulah Ann Shephard Building, 6112 Wheatley Street.
One of his greatest legacies and successes was leading the nation’s 4th largest city and helping it organize and build better cooperation networks and open communications lines between citizens and public servants. That paved the way for better response, efficiency in Houston government and/or the workplaces and communities.
James Byrd Jr. was born in Beaumont, Texas, one of nine children, to Stella and James Byrd Sr. In 1967, Byrd, who was African American, graduated from the last segregated class at Jasper’s Rowe High School. Byrd went on to marry and have three children.
He is a legend to many because of his singing and for making a handful of low-budget westerns in the 1930s. As America’s first African American movie hero, he provided encouragement and hope to countless thousands of children and adults of all colors during the early days of film.
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …” U.S. v. Jannotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982) Cover Story by Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues HOUSTON- Open Season: A period when restrictions on the hunting of certain types of wildlife are lifted. A period when all
The impact of his words of hope and deeds are still evident decades later as Black America still works through and strives to overcome 400 years of slavery and 149 years of discrimination, segregation and the spirit of racism that continues to churn in the hearts of some in White America who continue to pass the poison cup from generation to generation.