“Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing 2+2=6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts’ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?”
– J. C. Watts
We MUST Understand the importance and necessity of ‘Supporting those who support US’. With the same token We MUST also be careful of those who perpetrate to support us, but will switch sides at the drop of a dime. It is because of reasons such as this, that the Black community often goes neglected.
For too long, elected officials have played this “switcheroo-game” with the Black community and then expect us to get amnesia once they have been elected. There have been many occasions in which a candidate starts out as a Democrat in local elections. Then once they decide to climb the ladder a little bit, they flip to Republican.
In all honesty, they really don’t have an allegiance to any party or even the people they claim to represent. Instead, they use whatever affiliation has the most pull at the time to win their seat. Well, I say, ‘Hell No, Time-Out for this foolishness!’ And these Dumb A** Democrats need to recognize the game.
We MUST Understand, you can’t blame a politician for “politicking” because that is what they are going to do. So, to those Dumb A** Democrats, who can’t see pass these outdated games, ‘Wake Up!’ Because they are not going to change the game, so maybe you should.
These days, I care not to associate myself with any party. I choose to support candidates who have a track record of upholding their promises and commitments. When someone asks for my support, I ask them to tell me what they have done for my community and my people. If a person has not put in any real time and effort working for the Black community and asks for support – chances are they got something up their sleeve.
I can think of many elected officials who have played this game. Rick Perry is a prime example of what I am saying. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1984. After five years he switched to the Republican Party in 1989. A year later, he ran for Agriculture Commissioner, and won. Many others have been guilty of doing the same and we are witnessing it now in real-time.
So, at the end of the day, all I am saying is, it does not matter what party a person chooses to affiliate themselves with or belong to. The main principle we should be concerned with and focused on is, which party or elected official has goals’, objectives and the most appropriate agenda to address the needs of our community. Therefore, I will end with the words of Rutherford B. Hayes. “He serves his party best who serves the country best.”
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.