Politics

Criminal Justice Reform

Recently, 45 and POTUS (President of the United States) signed into law a criminal justice bill that provided relief for thousands of low-level offenders in the federal penal system. There are only 2.2 million people in jails and prisons in the United States.

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Children of the Confederacy Creed Plaque Removed

Recently, the “Children of the Confederacy Creed” plaque was removed from the Texas Capitol, where it had been on display for the last sixty years.  The plaque was originally placed in the Texas Capitol in 1959 and stated, “The Civil War was not a rebellion and its underlying cause was not to sustain slavery.”

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NLC Elects Amanda Edwards

Amanda K. Edwards,Houston City Council Member in At Large Position 4, of Houston, Texas was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC)board of directors by NLC’s membership at the 2018 City Summit in Los Angeles.

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Cleophas Steele Social Justice Award

State Representative Eric Johnsonhas been awarded the 2018 Cleophas R. Steele,Jr. Social JusticeAward for his work in the Texas Legislature. He recently accepted the award at Good Street Baptist Church in Dallas.  The Cleophas R. Steele, Jr. Social Justice Award was established in honor of the late Judge Cleophas Steele.

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Open Season Continues on Blacks…

Yellow police tape, red white and blue lights flashing, officers of the law standing around and a Black male body laid face down has been the highlight of various media outlets, over the course of this past week. It is a scene that African-Americans around the United States, have become all too familiar with.

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Commissioner John Wiley Price Stirs Reparations Debate

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price stepped up to sponsor and pass a resolution to bring the issue back into the limelight at a time when Texans focus and celebrate Juneteenth – recognition for freedom and the extra 2.5 years of free duty and labor slaves gave to White Texans who failed to release Negros in conjunction with the original Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

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The Ugly Face of Race in America

Even 149 years after the treaty signing at the Appomattox Courthouse between Robert E Lee and Gen. Ulysses Grant ending the U.S. Civil War, America still has issues with race. African-Americans have been in a constant battle for acceptance and equality and fair treatment.

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