Editorial

Our Addressable Issues

There’s an old saying that goes like this “Power concedes nothing without a struggle”. Our current problems confronting our American Democracy are serious deadly issues that can and must be controlled or stopped.

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(Becoming Part 1)

I have been reading the book Becoming by former first lady Michelle Obama. Almost halfway through, the book has been compelling, interesting, informative, reflective, and just pure excellence. Michelle Obama is thorough, honest, and amazing in the story she has to tell. It is her story, through her own voice.

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COMMUNITY CRISIS

Mack was gunned down outside the school on Nov. 13, in what police described as one of the latest killings in an ongoing gang war. But hold up! What about black schools? The same ones, that have been dealing with gang violence, since before the mayor started his term.

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Stop the Violence!

It broke my heart to hear about the Lamar High School student who was shot to death outside of his school. It has been said that his death was gang related. According to the United States Department of Justice, “most participants in gang crimes tend to be young, male and either Black or Hispanic.” Why is this?

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We Have Hope!

Our American voters are like a sports team on a winning streak, the momentum that is created by success has given them new confidence and hope. These American voters are speaking with strength and togetherness on the essential important issues that we are dealing with at this time.

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Leaders Unite

The purpose of this meeting was to identify which pastors reside within the Aldine community and establish a partnership with the ministerial community. There are many students who attend the various churches that are located in the Aldine community, so a collaboration would be beneficial to Aldine, the students, and their families.

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America Moving Forward

With the Democrats winning the U.S. House of Congress in the recent 2018 mid- term elections, the statement has been made that America is speaking back to Trump and letting him know, “We the people” are coming together.

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The Cost of Leadership

I thought on his words of wisdom as I pondered over the outcome of the most recent mid-term elections which heavily impacted our nation. I paralleled what I saw in several of the electoral races to one thought: Good versus Evil.

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Black Women, Pregnancy and Death

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported that “women in the U.S. are more likely to die from childbirth or a pregnancy related cause than other women in the developed world.” As a nation that is developed and filled with many technological advances, you would think that this would not be the case.

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The Young Guns vs. The Old Skool

They have a saying in Dallas called Eat Greedy. In the City of Houston that’s what local politicians seem to do. While everyone was been caught up in the mid-term elections, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was getting ready for its own elections.

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