Politics

Houston’s Dynamic Duo – Mother / Son Seek Seats on Houston City Council

Does the name “Provost” sound familiar? It certainly should. Provost is synonymous with volunteerism, service and mentoring -all simultaneously. The name Provost is about to become a lot more familiar. Why? I thought you’d never asked. Georgia Provost, who most know as “Mama Pro,” and her son Jerome Provost are running for seats on Houston

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The Governor’s Veto: Retaliation or Racism?

By Senator Borris Miles During the 86th Legislative Session, I worked with several organizations to pass more than 28 pieces of legislation targeted to help the many communities of Senate District 13. Many of those bills, the community had a hand to help craft. From criminal justice reforms, consumer advocacy, affordable and accessible healthcare options

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Helping Kids with Incarcerated Parents

By Senator Borris Miles There were many transformative criminal justice reform bills lawmakers filed and pushed this session. Bail reform, the Sandra Bland Act, the TDCJ Independent Ombudsman and Raise the Age are some of the few pieces of legislation that were proposed, but never had a chance with Republicans in charge. But, one bill

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Republican-led Property Tax Relief or Deceit: Part 2

By Senator Borris Miles The 86th Legislative Session has come to an end, and one of the most significant issues discussed was property tax reform. The Governor, Lt. Governor and Texas Speaker joined together, and they made it very clear, they were going to pass property tax reform. For the past few years, constituents from

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Congressman Al Green Commemorates Juneteenth 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement to commemorate Juneteenth: “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of Africans brought to America and forced into chattel slavery. The trajectory of slavery closely paralleled the fight for independence and the foundation of the United

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Eric Johnson becomes Dallas’ Second African-American Mayor

DALLAS – Eric Johnson the son of West Dallas who has served his community in the Texas House of Representatives for nearly a decade, was elected the 60th Mayor of Dallas in a sweeping double-digit victory last week. Johnson defeated Dallas City Council Member Scott Griggs, 56 percent to 44 percent, to become the second

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Senator José Menéndez Passes Bill Establishing Holocaust Remembrance Week in Public Schools Across Texas

Senator José Menéndez Passes Bill Establishing Holocaust Remembrance Week in Public Schools Across Texas San Antonio, Texas – Yesterday marked a significant milestone as Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 1828 into law establishing Holocaust Remembrance Week throughout public schools throughout Texas. Senator José Menéndez authored this bill which was brought to him by four San

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Honoring Congresswoman Barbara Jordan & Commissioner El Franco Lee

By Senator Borris Miles I am proud to announce the passage of legislation to name two of our roadways after two great Black leaders who were taken from us too soon, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and Commissioner El Franco Lee. Together, these two leaders made numerous contributions to our community, city, state and nation. Congresswoman Barbara

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