The 16th Annual Heritage Day Rodeo, hosted by BPCCA, turned out to be successful with the help of Black cowboys and cowgirls, spectators, and with the sponsorship of H-E-B and Silver Eagle Distributors.
Marcus Garvey once stated that “Leadership means everything, pain, blood and death.” If anyone can attest to the sentiments expressed by Garvey, then certainly Leader of the New Black Panther Party, Quanell X, can. For he has seen pain, blood and death as it relates to injustices that have plagued the African-American community for years on all sides of the fence.
Mr. Roy Douglas Malonson immediately captivated the attention of the audience with his witty personality and galvanizing sense of humor. He started his message off by stating, “I am who I am, and that’s where I’m coming from today.”
It has been said that, “Dynamite comes in small packages” and METRO’s first Black female Chief of Police, Mrs. Vera Bumpers is no exception to that rule.
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Years before 1983, when President Ronald Reagan first signed into law, the third Monday of January in each year would be observed and declared as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; one powerful leader saw fit to honor the man that went down in history as the chief spokesman for the Civil Right movement.
As the year 2015 has arrived, five of Houston’s more well known African-American community organizers and activists shared with African-American News&Issues, their thoughts on the most pressing issues affecting African-Americans.
As an Outreach Minister for youth, elderly, women with children, and the indigent in Sunnyside, I find it amazing that so many people’s basic needs are not being met, and leading the way is the elderly population. Many are suffering from malnutrition, simply because they lack access to food, finances, transportation and communication.
African-American News&Issues presents, Burnett Jackson owner of Burnett’s Package Express. Burnett Jackson hails from Kilgore, Texas. She moved to Houston in 1957. After completing high school, she attended Texas Southern University.
All across Waller County, and in fact around the state, sit abandoned cemeteries containing the remains of African-Americans who where denied burial in predominantly White cemeteries.