Reginald Gordon is very familiar with getting caught up in the American prison system at a young age. He served 19 years and 9 months behind bars.People usually write off Black men who get a criminal record, the country is unforgiving even after they “pay their debt to society”, and most of them are expected to return to jail upon release.
People are right to protest when something is unjustly done, but what about when something like this happens to a Black woman or girl? Do people exert the same amount of outcry and mobilization when a woman encounters the same killing, brutality, and injustices that their male counterparts face?
Civil Disobedience is the refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government.It becomes the only alternative – the only voice – the only way to get the attention of a government dull of hearing and indifferent to the issues, concerns and complaints of its citizenry.
She was a just a little girl growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas at a time before our nation evolved from the era of open racism, discrimination and Separate but Equal.She learned early what it took to overcome odds and barriers to prove that no only were Blacks competent and capable learners, but also women could stand the rigorous test of academic challenges to rise above.
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.