Dear Editor, This letter is to draw awareness to our education system as the current system is focusing too much on statewide assessments and quick to label our children as behavioral problem, saying they don’t care, or these students are incorrigible. Our community needs focus on social emotional learning with a holistic teaching approach that
By State Rep. Jarvis Johnson, Texas District-139 Much of the discussion surrounding Confederate Heroes and monuments are centered around preserving heritage. But whose heritage is worth preserving? For some of us, it is not possible to separate the brutality of slavery from the actions of confederate soldiers. This conflict is deeply personal to me, my
By Senator Borris Miles Republican-led Property Tax Relief or Deceit? Last week, the Texas Senate passed the controversial property tax reform bill, Senate Bill 2. This bill is just an attack on local governments and their ability to provide basic services to their communities, without providing any meaningful tax relief. We have watched our City
By Roy Douglas Malonson “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” – Lyndon B. Johnson I concur with the words of the former president, as I have often stated, “We have two
Prescription drug abuse has become a major public health issue in our country. According to Trust for America, a Washington , D.C. based research organization, deaths in America related to drug abuse are greater than those that result from the use of illegal substances such as heroin and cocaine combined.
By Roy Douglas Malonson “I’m gonna make a change; for once in my life; it’s gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference; gonna make it right…. (Chorus) I’m starting with the man in the mirror; I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer; if you want to
By Billy “Hollywood” Groves Although acts of racism against African Americans and other non-white Americans still occur every day in our nation, we still have Americans who don’t see prejudicial mistreatment and disrespect of Black people as a problem. Before I go any further with this article, I want to make it clear that we
By Johnny Johnson “When we hate we only hurt ourselves. Because half of the people we hate don’t know it, the other half don’t care”- Medgar Evers… Hate and anger are described as strong generalized emotions. Hate is an emotion of detest, that produces active ill-will and malice. Anger is an emotion of passion, excited
"Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing 2+2=6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if 'facts' are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?"
While this simple word is something that everybody wants, not everybody is willing to give it. As members of the Black community, We MUST learn to respect and support our own people. It bothers me to see so many of US disrespecting US.