State Rep. Johnson’s Agenda for District 139

By State Rep. Jarvis Johnson Jarvis Johnson was sworn in surrounded by family and friends January 10 to succeed Mayor Sylvester Turner as House District...

Dissension in Our Ranks: The Case of Gay Black Males

The great comedian Chris Rock once stated that there was a Civil War occurring in Black America between “Black folk and Niggas” and the...

The “Mexican” and the “Mis-Educated Negro”

  Because African-American News&Issues is a publication that thrives off of reporting and addressing current and historical realities affecting our communities; I chose to highlight...

Freedom Fighter “Agitation” is Good for America

We MUST Understand By Roy Douglas Malonson, Chairman What would America be like without “agitators” or “outsiders”? They have played a vital and significant role in influencing changes in...

Black Folks: One of the Most Productive and Most Persecuted Races!

Peter Wagner, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative informs that, “Prison gerrymandering gives extra political power to legislators who have prisons in their...

We MUST Understand: Let Our Children Lead the Way

By: Roy Douglas Malonson   Whitney Houston once sung a song entitled the, “Greatest Love Of All”. In that song it starts off with the lyrics,   “I believe...

Failing to Hold Politicians Accountable

By Roy Douglas Malonson, Chairman “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” ~ Frederick Douglass We’ve read, cited, heard and...

The Texas Property Tax System

This is my first column to you as chief appraiser.  As I take over this column, I want you to know that my goal...

We MUST Understand: Where are all the Preachers?

Professional basketball player Larry Bird made a remark about leaders that I’m sure is very true. He stated that, “Leadership is diving for a...

There is Greatness in Your DNA

By: Abdur Rahiim al-Matiin Oh you Descendants of African Slaves. Don’t despair or lose hope, though the road may be rough. “It’s always darkest before...