Trump is a “man’s man,” alright. He wants to connect with any man he can manipulate, emasculate, or humiliate. Now that the next presidential election will be won or lost by a margin he wants to connect with young Black male voters. To do this the felon has adopted the language of criminals and exploited his relationships with the thugs he has pardoned. He believes “the Blacks” now connect with him because, as he loudly declares, the law is out to get him as it has been out to get Black men. But unlike too many Black men Trump was not falsely accused or brutally arrested. He has not been jailed. He could hire a legion of expensive attorneys. And he can well afford his appeal. This is the president who, aft er George Floyd’s slaying reviled protesters who peace-fully demonstrated for racial justice and said he wanted them shot; who called African nations “shithole countries” and ordered American-born congresswomen of color to go back to their own countries. Perpetuating racist stereo-types with his $399 gold sneakers, claiming the mantle of Lincoln, asserting that he has “many Black friends” Trump is counting on “the Blacks” to be deceived, mocked, and exploited as he plans to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act. Perhaps he will once again propose we all safeguard our health by injecting bleach into our arms.

Black men younger than 50 years old are likelier to be persuaded by Trump than older Black voters who survived the Civil Rights Movement, who remember Trump’s 1989 full-page newspaper ad in New York City promoting the death penalty for five Black teens wrongfully convicted of rape, and who recall how Trump was sued by the Department of Justice for his brazen discrimination of potential Black tenants when his company refused to rent apartments to them. In his court trial it was revealed that applications filed by Black apartment seekers were marked with a “c” for “colored” and promptly discarded even while signs proclaiming “Apartments for Rent” were prominently displayed. Newer Black voters who oppose book bans and sup-port the teaching of African American history in public schools might want to consider how these values will be honored a second Trump reign. And more mature Black men might reflect on what influence and direction they can provide to their impressionable Black male youth. Receiving quadruple the endorsement of Black voters recently polled than the 6 per-cent who actually voted for him in 2016, alarms Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP.  “As Black Americans have been denied basic human rights due to less offensive crimes, any

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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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