As 2014 comes to a close, perhaps no story is bigger than those surrounding grand juries. A grand jury even handed down an indictment on the sitting Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE: Taking Her Fight Directly to the People in the Name of Children, Families and Texas’ Future
Democrat Leticia Van De Putte is in the race to give Democrats a fighting chance at taking back a seat that has been held by Republicans for decades. But first, she wants African-American and Hispanic voters to understand what this political race is all about.
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.
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.
The new problems and challenges at the polls threaten the heart of our democracy and the voices many in the community depend on to represent them on key issues like health care, housing, welfare, social security and public assistance.
The Obamas Visit Texas: Whirlwind Tour Includes Fort Hood, Houston & the Historic Civil Rights Summit in Austin
The real question is not what America accomplished in the battle for civil rights over the past 50 years- It is whether it will survive the next 50 years and beyond.That was the message President Barack Obama sent to the nation and those attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Civil Rights Act of 1964.
However, the undercurrent of the television advertising have a deeper sinister meanings. It appears that the Tea Party and Republicans want to rid the land of President Obama and all Black folks living in Texas. They are wearing it on their sleeves, showing a bit of their card hands and you are blind if you can’t see it.
The 2014 race for the position of Governor of Texas is shaping up to be a fierce showdown between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat underdog darling Wendy Davis.Lisa Fritsch, recently announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas. She stated, “Texas, you are beautiful, you are strong, and you are true.