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Martin Luther King III and wife talk voting rights, abolishing filibuster

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In 1963, more than 250,000 people marched on Washington, D.C., for jobs and freedom with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nearly 60 years later, Martin Luther King III helped lead a massive march on the nation’s capital. This time the objective focused on voting rights. “John Lewis told us that the most powerful nonviolent tool we have is voting rights,” King told the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) during an exclusive interview broadcast over the social media channels of the Black Press of America. The NNPA is the trade association that represents the Black Press of America. “We are in a battle to protect our most sacred right,” King continued. The oldest son of the late civil rights leader called the more than 400 voter suppression bills in GOP-led states a reaction to the massive voter turnout in Georgia and other places that helped Democrats gain control of both chambers of Congress and the White House. King and his wife, Arndrea, said part of their mission is to register new voters and fight suppression laws. “The 400 pieces of legislation introduced since January are a reaction to the massive voter turnout, we saw last year and is a preparation for 2022,” said Arndrea King, a national merit scholar who studied psychology at Emory University. “If people come out and make themselves heard and press for federal protection, for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, we can stop this,” Arndrea King insisted. In addition to the August 28 march, the King family set a goal of registering 2 million new voters ahead of 2022. The couple insisted that the Black Press of America remains the most prominent and trusted vehicle. The King family and other civil rights activists have gotten out vital messaging using the Black Press. “All of us greatly appreciate the Black Press because none of what we are doing, none of what my father did, and so many others would be known without the Black Press,” Martin Luther King III asserted. “The Black Press is so important. We […]

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COMMENTARY: Blacks are sitting ducks after Gov. Abbott lifts mask mandate

By: Roy Douglas Malonson   Greg Abbott has lost his damn mind! The Texas governor announced this week that Texas will be reopening at 100 % and he is lifting the mask mandate. With all of the statistics and everything going on, why would he choose to do that when we know that, not only

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Push Back by Republicans After Trump Floats Idea of Delaying Elections

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Early on July 30, Trump tweeted, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

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House of Usher

I remember in High School literature class reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, famous mystery writer. We rhymed with Annabelle Lee and ad nauseum repeated the Raven. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to his fiction, short story The House of Usher. Poe tells of his narrator visiting an old buddy at his impressive and imposing mansion. Looking at the mansion for the first time, it appears to be impregnable and built by a stable genius. However, this fortress conceals a tiny crack that runs from the roof of the structure in a winding, meandering zig-zag fashion all the way down to the foundation. I think we can classify this nearly invisible tear as a structural fault. The occupants of the structure were already going mad, really mad. Ignoring and pretending that they didn’t hear the rumblings and minute movements. Doors and windows crooked and out of alignment. Your contractor tapes and floats but the cracks keep coming. Cutting through the chase, the structure collapses and the occupants and house of Usher is swallowed by the lake. Mother Nature and Father time are still disputed but they are undefeated. Your cheating heart tell on you. Fissures and pressures in the walls of the nation are opening nearly everywhere. 99 lies might save you, but the hundredth lie will give you away. State Department clerks, career officers and diplomats are testifying that the POTUS traded favors with a foreign country for political advantage. This is a violation of the law. In the House of Usher, the protagonist buried his twin sister while she was alive. Somehow this act disturbed his conscience and he became more and more unhinged, more and more selfish, more and more paranoid. Enemies on the right, on the left and in the center. The Mueller investigation concluded that the POTUS committed brazen acts of abuse of power. Attempting to award yourself a federal contract for G 7 hospitality at your hotels and have foreign governments to pay mega dollars for staying at your hotel is illegal. It violates the emoluments clause of the Constitution. The

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Impeachment is a Constitutional remedy, and at the same time, a political process to remove an ungodly-immoral-President from office. Donald J. Trump’s descent down the golden-escalator in Trump Tower was a descent in to the pit of hell, and he has been dragging America into that same pit. America, be very careful, lest we become just like Trump: ignorantly ungodly. Know this America, God has been seeking to save you from yourself, and ending-up in the pit of hell, because: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” (2 Chronicles 16: 9). America does not need another Civil War because we fought that War, and only Americans lost their lives (600,000). We need God to fight the battle if we are hell-bent on fighting another Civil War as Donald J. Trump is calling that which he desires into being. Donald J. Trump is absolutely spiritually and morally unqualified to the Presidential leader of these United States of America, as well as, the accepted leader of the free-world. The Bible warns us concerning a man that is full of anger, “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” (Proverbs 15: 18). Moreover, Trump’s platform statement was about a down-hill-drag into the pit of hell, not an escalator to heaven on earth. Jeb Bush stated it more emphatically: “Trump is the chaos candidate, and if elected he will be the chaos President.” How true, how true, and now, America is at a spiritual impeachment crossroads! The Impeachment Process The impeachment process was suggested by Benjamin Franklin at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 as a rational-orderly-process of removing a corrupt President. The process of Presidential impeachment is constitutionally established, and therefore, the process must be initiated in the House of Representatives as “Articles of Impeachment”. If Articles of Impeachment are passed by a majority vote (218) of the House of Representatives, the Articles are then considered by the Senate in a trial presided over by

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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 www.edwardsforhouston.com

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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