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Jan. 6 Insurrection a year later. What if they were Black?

By: Roy Douglas Malonson January 6, 2020 marked a day of dishonesty and treason as the nation watched violent criminals attack and occupy the Capitol building. This act of domestic terrorism was met with seemingly zero repercussions against the insurrectionists, but instead with politicians and right-wingers blatantly lying about the events that occurred that day and what led up to it happening. Of the 700 violent rioters, only a little over 50 have been sentenced for their role in the attack. Only half of the 50 plus are serving jail time. As of December 1, a sentencing memorandum revealed that half of the rioters received jail time sentences from 14 days to 41 months. Many others received light misdemeanor sentences like 60 hours of community service, one month of home detention, three years of probation, and $500 restitution. What a slap in the face! After watching the horrific treatment of unarmed Black Lives Matter protesters exercising their rights to protest in a nonviolent manner, many are wondering why this extremist group of predominantly White criminals who have launched an unprecedented attack on democracy are serving light sentences and are being protected. “By not convicting them on the more serious charges, you’re sending a message that this type of behavior is permissible and can be tolerated,” said Daryl Johnson, a former senior analyst for domestic terrorism with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “And it emboldens these people even more so, because they see that the government’s kind of on their side.” With the actions, or rather lack of action, from the government regarding the insurrection, the average American can assume that yes, the government is on the side of the rioters. Not only has the government’s failure to act allowed the rioters to be protected from true justice because of their skin color and the White privilege associated with it, it has inadvertently emboldened others like the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery, and the more recent bomb threats to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There have been numerous lies circulating about the event that took place on January 6, spread by […]

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Fact check! Dan Patrick blames African Americans for COVID spread

By: Roy Douglas Malonson Now, I have heard some racist junk in my time and, unfortunately, it just doesn’t get any better – or easier – to listen to politicians say the damndest things against our Black people. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is blaming unvaccinated Black people for the COVID-19 surge in Texas and across the nation. His sources for this claim? An incorrect Facebook post. Patrick made the remarks recently on a Fox News segment when questioned about the latest COVID-19 surge. “The COVID is spreading particularly, most of the numbers are with the unvaccinated and the Democrats like to blame Republicans on that. Well, the biggest group in most states are African Americans who have not been vaccinated.” Say what? Patrick really went there on national television, blatantly stating that Black people are spreading the virus, when the Republican party members have been the most vocal in anti-mask, anti-vaccination rallies and political meetings. Numerous statistics and analyses disprove Patrick’s statement. Let’s look at the facts. Black people make up almost 13% of the United States population and are not the “biggest group” of unvaccinated people in Texas or the nation. An analysis by the KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) found that white people held the largest amount of unvaccinated people across the country. Another analysis by the KFF found that Black people accounted for more than 50% of positive COVID-19 cases in only two out of 35 analyzed states. In Texas, Black people only account for 15% of positive COVID-19 cases compared to 52% of Hispanic people and 32% of whites. Self-reported data from KFF stated that 65% of African American people said they received at least one dose of the vaccine compared to 70% of whites and 61% of Hispanic people. Another analysis found that across 40 states, 40% of Black people are vaccinated compared to 50% of whites. While Black and Hispanic communities are less likely to have received a vaccine, Black people’s vaccination rates are steadily increasing as white people’s rates are declining. While the effectiveness of current vaccines is declining against new COVID-19 variants, the vaccines are

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Criminal Justice

Hypocrisy at its finest: What a White man can get away with, a Black man would get lynched for half, and this “unspoken but well understood” rule of thumb is something that African Americans have been aware of for generations. And White people know it too, they just once pretended to ignore it, that is, until their “Proud Boy” criminal-in-chief Donald Trump became president of the United States of America. It’s been hell ever since. 

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COMMENTARY: Hitlerism: Trumpism

Republicans are sick and penicillin is not the cure, because they desire to live in an entirely White country. America was never a White country because Native Americans (Indians) and Mexicans were indigenous-inhabitants of the land when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. By and large, the Republican Party has a White Privilege agenda, and the Democratic Party has an inclusive Multi-Cultural American identity agenda as profoundly displayed in President Biden’s inaugural inclusive-programmatic format.

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Fools cannot be convinced against their will!

Christian Right Evangelicals and GOP Loyalists cannot be convinced against their wills, because you leave them confused still. Just as everyone has a nose; everyone has an opinion. However, seemingly Christian Right Evangelicals and GOP Loyalists allowed a fool (TRUMP) to convince them that is alright to substitute one sin for another sin (Supreme Court

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October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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