By Stephanie Tilley From chains to self preservation, From enslavement to opportunity. It’s been a long journey to be recognized, To be acknowledged as human. Our black has been bruised… persecuted… and hated! We have been treated like forbidden fruit, When the taste of injustice, is lethal to our lives. No, we do not know
By TJ Baker Photo Credit: David Bray As a reference librarian, educator and a divorced parent with a good son, we sometimes think being good is just not good enough. This is especially true when your son’s hormones are trying to find peace within but can’t! Therefore his hormones are going everywhere. They are without
By Rebecca S. Jones Order of the Eastern Star – Radiance Chapter #1045 – Striving to serve mankind unselfishly through generous acts of kindness HOUSTON – “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled, without giving
HOUSTON – William A. “Bill” Lawson is Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston’s, Third Ward. Lawson was born in St. Louis, Mo., and reared by Walter and Clarisse Lawson Cade in Kansas City, Kansas, where he graduated from Sumner High School in 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at
By Rebecca S. Jones “The more land and wealth one owns, the more security one has and the more independent he will be.” – The John Riley Sadberry Philosophy HOUSTON – From this philosophy, John Riley Sadberry built an empire dating back to over a century ago. For he went from slavery to sharecropping; from
By T.J. Baker HOUSTON – I’m embarrassed to say, that it’s been a few years since I’ve been to an Ensemble theater play. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to go, but didn’t. Well, when you run out of good lazy excuses, the only thing to do is to get your booty up and just go.
Admired cowboy and pioneer in bull riding, Myrtis Dightman was born on May 7, 1935, in Crockett, Texas. Dightman grew up on a ranch with his siblings. As he grew older, he left school to work on the ranch. His first introduction to the Prairie View Trailride was in 1957 and in 1958-1960, he worked
HOUSTON – Just because you have a rough beginning, those events don’t dictate how the rest of your life will go. Justin Chappell is the epitome of this statement, as he was in and out of trouble during his childhood. He didn’t receive the discipline he needed due to the separation of his parents and
The Mary Allen Museum of African-American Art and History Board of Directors will be hosting its 2ndAnnual Mary Allen Founders Day Celebration on February 16 at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church located at 401 South 7thSt., Crockett 75835, starting at 1:00p.m.
The chief issue for the African-American at that time hinged on combating the vices of slavery and oppression. Blackpast.org indicates the publication featured, “Editorials deriding slavery, racial discrimination and other injustices against African-Americans.”