Afram’s 2016 in Review

By Darwin Campbell 1. Police Shootings 2016 was a year of high profile police-involved shootings where both the police and the community lost loved ones, suffered...

Black Folks Need to Become Independent

The first president of the United States of America, George Washington once made reference to a thought. In it he expressed that, “A free...

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...

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...

New Public Safety Chiefs Understand Houston’s Diversity

By: Mayor Sylvester Turner In 2017, our Houston police and fire departments will be under new leadership.  Art Acevedo of Austin is assuming the position...

Before I lay it down: “They Fired the Wrong Damn Coach”.

I’ve been a girl’s head basketball coach for 11 out of my 13 years of teaching. It's not easy coaching girls. You gotta put...

The Destruction of Our Neighborhoods

In the last editorial I talked about one of the elements that lead to the destruction of our communities. Although there are many that...

Happy Thanksgiving

“...It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice...

The Destruction of Our Neighborhoods Part 1

I often say that History is just what the words say, “His-tory”. The African-American history that many have come to know is not necessarily the...

Election 2016 Demonstrates Power of “We the People”

On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342...