Texas Gangs: The Most Dangerous Threat to Youth and Communities

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues AUSTIN –  Active Gang activity is a very real risk to public safety in Texas with the real threat being increased...

A Soldier was Laid to Rest: Pastor Emeritus Melvin Smith

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle HOUSTON – Born  on November 28, 1928 to Ed and Bertha Smith in Simonton was Melvin Smith. Young Smith grew accustomed...

45 Years of Shaping Lives

HOUSTON - Upon the entrance of entering the Historic S.H.A.P.E. Community Center one of the first signs that may be seen reveals the following...

GAY COMMUNITY’S FORCE BEYONCE TO TAKE A POLITICAL STAND FOR H.E.R.O.

HOUSTON - Unfortunately for the African-American community, there seems to be an unwritten rule that Black entertainers’ --- Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles,...

Democratic Primary Political Forum

With the March Primary just over the horizon, Democratic candidates have one more opportunity to make decisions about your democracy, community and future. The...

Acres of Angels

By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – African-American News & Issues presents Edna Griggs of, Acres of Angels as our profile of the week. Griggs hails...

Wake Up Blacks! Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

By: Dan Freeman PRAIRIE VIEW - I have long ago given up the naïve belief that if Whites who believe that police brutality is an...

Incident Mars Sylvester Turner Family Day Event

Darwin Campbell, African-American News and Issues HOUSTON-Quicker that a NorEaster sweeping cross the Texas plains, the fun and festive atmosphere of the annual Family day...

The Miseducation of H.E.R.O. ~ Why We Should Vote for Prop. 1

I admit I used to be opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). But I've looked into it and realized I was misinformed....

Dr. Terry Grier on the Education of Houston’s Children: “The Buck Stops Here”

When it Comes to the Education of Houston’s Children: “The Buck Stops Here” By: Darwin Campbell “You know, it’s easy for the Monday morning quarterback to...