Politics

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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Elections Matter

By Senator Borris Miles Last week, my colleague and good friend, Senator Royce West announced his candidacy for US Senate in the Democratic Primary. Senator West and I have fought together for more than 20 years on criminal justice reforms, giving kids a high-quality education and making higher education more affordable and accessible. This year,

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Bringing Home One Billion Dollars for Indigent and Uninsured Health Care

By Senator Borris Miles This session I brought more healthcare dollars to our community and ensured that the new University of Houston medical school serves the community where it will be located. The governor signed into law my legislation that would allow Harris County hospitals to draw down one billion dollars in federal Medicaid reimbursement

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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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