Culture

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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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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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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The Legacy

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

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Living Legend-Myrtis Dightman

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

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Changing Lives

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

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Mary Allen Museum

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. 

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