Politics

Texas Voters Approve $3 Billion More for Cancer Research

The 2019 November Election brought many surprises, including several run-off elections in the City of Houston. But, in addition to the run-offs, Texas voters passed nine out of the ten State of Texas propositions. One, in particular, will have a significant impact on Texas and our region. Texas Proposition 6 allows the Cancer Prevention and

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New Orleans Rapper Dee-1 Interviews Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

NEW ORLEANS, LA – November 14, 2019 — New Orleans rapper Dee-1 sat down for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in a historic pre-election one-on-one interview. This interview was a first in Louisiana history for a hip hop artist to publicly interview the state’s governor. The 30-minute interview, was held at the Governor’s Mansion in

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Organ Donation Saved My Life

Many of you may know that I have struggled with my health all of my life. That battle includes facing sickle cell anemia and kidney disease head-on. Like many who live with a debilitating illness, I power through each day, no matter the pain to provide for my family and to serve the people of

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Miles Ahead Scholars in Action

Miles Ahead Scholars: A Legacy Program Aimed to Help Young Men of Color go to College Every urban city has African-American communities that have been neglected, and opportunities to succeed are scarce. This ongoing trend has reverberated for decades and leaves little hope for many of our kids. Houston is home to several of these

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Miles Ahead Scholars

Miles Ahead Scholars: A New Solution to an Old Problem Recently, Houston ISD kicked off a new program, the Miles Ahead Scholars Program, to tackle one of the most difficult problems in urban schools, improving academic outcomes for African-American boys. President Obama, when launching the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative said that improving the lives of

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September is Prostate Awareness Month

Why It’s Important to Black Men By Senator Borris Miles State of Black Texas in the Texas Legislature Earlier this year, I passed Senate Resolution 453 to designate September as Prostate Cancer Awareness month to educate the public on early detection of this disease. This year, over 174,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be

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Another Mass Shooting Brings No Solutions

Photo credit: aarrows/VectorStock/MGN By Senator Borris Miles The month of August was incredibly tough for us as Texans. We laid to rest 29 people and cared for more than 50 wounded from the El Paso and Midland/Odessa Mass Shootings. Texas seems to be leading the nation in deadly mass shootings, but the response from our

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The TxDOT I-45 Expansion: Opportunity to Work Together

Photo credit: Texas Department of Transportation By Senator Borris Miles There was a time when traveling by automobile in the City of Houston, we could get most places in 20 minutes. Those days are long gone with our growing population in Houston and its surrounding areas. A commute during peak hours of travel nowadays could

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Remnants of Slavery and the Galveston Police Department

Photo credit: khou.com By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I reminded my colleagues about how remnants of slavery still existed today when deliberating bills on the Sugar Land 95, and the removal of Confederate statues and monuments. Several news outlets reported the site where Fort Bend ISD uncovered the remains of 95

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