How many bubbles are in a bar of ivory soap?  This is the question that Southern voter registrars used to prevent you and I from voting for decades. It was state sponsored Voter Suppression and White Supremacy.

“King Donald Trump” and his millions of acolytes spread thousands of lies and disinformation and still lost the Presidency, House of Representatives and Senate. King Trump’s own appointed judges dissed him dozens of times.

Despite the “stop the steal” trope, Black and Brown voters kept their eyes on the prize.

The crushing defeat came at the hands of a combination of hooks and right crosses thrown by voters of color in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona. The Georgia voter phenomena is a forecast for Texas. In Georgia, it was unheard of for Black voters to overperform in a special runoff election. Black and Brown voter participation exceeded expectations even after the Republican opponents threw the kitchen sink. They were knee-deep into a contentious divorce by Rev. Raphael Warnock and they used his sermons at Ebenezer Baptist Church to color him as anti-American. Voters of color were sophisticated enough to dismiss the hype.

The lesson for Blacks and voters of color is that we must run and organize while the lunatic Republicans walk and destroy themselves. Kamikazes during World War II were essentially pilot-guided explosive missiles.  Kamikazes within the Republican Party are on a mission to trounce and dismantle other Republicans. Let them embrace death instead of defeat and shame. Let them become a regional conspiratorial party seeded by QAnon theories and their delusional “Queen” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.  Republicans are on a suicide mission because the war is lost. As the Japanese kamikaze pilots found honor in crashing outdated planes into battleships, the Republicans have closed ranks around an outdated strategy to reach an America that no longer exists. White Supremacy is on the way to becoming a relic of history in the same way that carburetors are no longer standard equipment on automobiles.

They don’t fear becoming cannibals. Cannibals eat their own as food. They have been warned to stop and rediscover the soul of their party. Most are consolidating around an insurrectionist and have targeted those who vote their conscience. They have decided to devour Rep. Liz Cheney and 11 other party members who felt violated by the crazies that invaded the capitol.  Kevin McCarthy and the party of Trump want to excommunicate their principled colleagues and banish them to the Gulag. The question is: What is our responsibility while they eat their own? Consider this, is it true that sometimes your “opponent’s opponent” is your friend?

Before Stacey Abrams campaigned for governor and the special run-off in Georgia for the US Senate, the State of Georgia had begun a voter suppression campaign by purging hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls. Additionally, there were 950,000 voters of color that did not vote in the presidential election, but they caught the wave and crushed the odds in the Special Election.  Barack, Michelle and VP –elect Kamala Harris joined Black voters in Georgia and spoke truth to power and changed the trajectory of history and the country. One of the challenges in Texas is to reach the registered voters of color that stayed home.

Will people of color start vigorous civic education and engagement programs for 16- and 17-year-olds? George Floyd and Breonna Taylor demand that we emulate Georgia and change the narrative. We must find the programs that aim to build a progressive presence in Texas and flip the state to blue. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can only hold the state by stopping you and I from voting responsibly.

Guess what, in the nation and the State of TEXAS we have friends – white, brown, red and yellow. Remember the proverb, A single bracelet does not jingle. Let’s do this…

This is what we mean when we say that “WE MUST RUN WHILE THEY WALK!”


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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