Arts

A Resilient People

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – August 20, 1619 marks a day in American history where Our Ancestors (over 20 Africans) arrived on the shores of Virginia near a place called Port Comfort (present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia). The irony, however, is that this group of Africans, who were brutally and forcefully stolen from

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The Ensemble Theatre

Photo credit: David Bray Courtesy of Robert Ross Richard Lawson Received Legacy Award Morocco Omari Received Actor of the Year Award The Ensemble Theatre celebrated its Rhythm of the Night 2019 gala at the Hilton Americas-Houston, Saturday, August 17, 2019. H-E-B was this year’s lead sponsor, joined by Shell, Gaynell Drexler, ECC Graphic Design, Friends

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Shades of …

By Roy Douglas Malonson It is no secret that America has always had two shades of color – Black and White. American history in times past classified any individual of any race, who was not Black, as White. Freedom as it relates to the American culture is no different. U.S. History clearly reflects this. For

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THE KINSEY AFRICAN AMERICAN ART & HISTORY COLLECTION – ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART AND HISTORY OUTSIDE THE SMITHSONIAN – COMING THIS FALL TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, DALLAS

Opening Sept. 21, this groundbreaking exhibition features 150-plus works of art, photos, rare documents and more celebrating the achievements and contributions of black Americans from 1595 to present day DALLAS (June 19, 2019) – The African American Museum, Dallas in Fair Park will present the widely acclaimed exhibition, The Kinsey African American Art & History

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CW39 Houston Showcases Art by Aldine ISD Students

Ten students from Carver High School for Engineering, Applied Technology, and the Arts had their work featured the first week of June on the Morning Dose on CW39 Houston. Each week, the morning show features work from students across the Houston area on The Art Spot. AISD Students Featured on CW39 Houston Morning Dose The

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P.R.O.

By Shepherd Manson B. Johnson, Holman Street B.C. HEMPSTEAD -If you don’t know the answer, it is a resounding yes. We need our Black boys to replace us as fathers, community leaders, educators, clergy, sports champions, judges, car dealers/owners, news reporters, attorneys, professionals, dump truck drivers and owners, landscapers, ranchers, role models, land developers, owners,

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JUNETEENTH

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

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Pipeline

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

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Radiance #1045

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

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Living Legend: Rev. Lawson

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

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