Letters

Social Issue

Dear Editor: I’m a Black teacher working in a public high school in a mostly African-American region, I cannot reveal my location and identity at this time because it could compromise my job and what I’m about to disclose. We all know that since the Civil Rights era, many of the public attacks on people

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Response to Statement Made at the NAACP Banquet

I am told that at the NAACP Banquet on Friday night, October 25, one of the speakers said that all Preachers had sold out, politically. I personally question and challenge this statement because he does not know all the Preachers, and he does not know me. Yes, this speaker sounds like a plantation, handkerchief southern

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Advocating

Photo credit: shutterstock.com Dear Editor, I am advocating group and nursing home abuse and neglect. I’m a 64-year-old single disabled Black woman living in a nursing home almost two years now. I suffer from severe osteoarthritis that has kept me from walking. I am overweight with asthma, angina, hypertension and CHF. I am no longer

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ACCOUNTABILITY

Photo credit: Hart Energy A majority of the inheritances of African-Americans intended for descendants, friends and loved ones have gone “unclaimed by the Millions”. MDL 1206 “unclaimed Check payments are currently still waiting to be claimed by us”. What: MDL 1206 is the Federal Court case where the battle has already been won in your

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Alzheimer’s

Photo credit: ucdavis.edu Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal disease that is devastating to not just the individual living with the disease but their caregivers as well. Today, there are 390,000 Texans living with Alzheimer’s-and every 65 seconds a new person develops the disease in America. I have been touched by Alzheimer’s with the passing

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The Christian Viewpoint

Photo credit: studentprintz.com To: Dr. Bobby Mills, Writer & Mr. Malonson-Publisher In reference to your recent article in the August 11-17, Issue of African-American News & Issues. I disagree with you about the Christian viewpoint article. When will African-American Newspapers and writers realize that African-Americans have a right to vote for who they choose and

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Real Talk: Children Are Our Future

I just wonder if our people noticed…So many people, if they are playing a hip hop song by the average hip hop artist. If their pastor come knock on the door, they will try to hurry up and turn that song down or off-and for good reason. It’s already bad enough that the artist isn’t

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GOD HELP US ALL

Dear Editor, Since Sunday, July 14, 2019, we have been thrown into a moral crisis by the racism of the President of the United States. All of the news cycles have played over and over the insulting, bigoted tweets, speeches and words of Donald Trump. For those of us who have lived through Jim crow,

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Keeping the Legacy Alive

Photo credit: Kim Christensen/Special to the Houston Chronicle To the editor, This week, we mourn the loss of Dr. Edith Irby Jones, who died at the age of 91. She was a champion of human rights in the field of medicine, primarily promoting access to care for the poor. Her recognition of those individuals in

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