After 100 years on the earth, James Edward “Deek” Roberts wants generations now and to come to understand what it means to live a healthy and fulfilling life.His life began in 1914, born to Mr. James and Sarah Roberts in Hempstead, Texas.
Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions.
Since coming to Houston, Grier’s job has been to navigate a constant hall of mirrors in which he has had to tread firmly, yet carefully, so as not to disturb the delicate balance of funding, schools, communities and parents and dealing with a school board making decisions affecting the district’s direction and future.
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.
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.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screening exams to the public on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cancer Prevention Center at the Duncan Building. The building is located on the MD Anderson campus within the Texas Medical Center at 1155 Pressler Street, Floor 2. Free parking is available.
Crying Out For Justice: The Ray Scott Case Raises Questions on Unfair Trials & Miscarriages of Justice in Lee County – Giddings, TX
Small counties and towns in Texas have long been notorious for settings where the over zealous district attorneys are trying to make names for themselves but have taken advantage of the power of the criminal justice system and used back water juries to convict innocent men.
Inequality is the Issue! Rev. Al Sharpton at Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala
Rev. Sharpton is currently the host of a daily television show on MSNBC that analyzes the top political and social news and features the country’s leading newsmakers. ”Politics Nation” with Rev. Al Sharpton airs at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Though small in stature, she is a quiet giant whose words, example and life touches hundreds of kids each year at the Jewell Houston Academy – named in honor of her years of service as a mother, teacher and community icon and matriarch.