Before I Lay It Down: “Silver Medal Thug…”

                                                     “I didn’t choose the thug life; the thug life chose me…” I’m a southern boy; born and bred in this great state called “Texas”. ...

I got it – Sense Ain’t Common!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once said that, “Common sense is an uncommon degree in what the world calls wisdom.” I agree with him in this...

Right On, Mayor Turner!

After decades of “having their way”, the Houston Housing Authority and other affiliated “powers that be” were shocked about a critically wise decision made...

Blame it on Me!

African-American News&Issues has been and is a publication that has existed for 21 years, which serves to address and highlight both current and historical...

“Dear Gabby, Please Forgive Us…”

“I am not my hair; I am not this skin.  I am not your expectations, no no. I am not my hair, I am...

Do Blacks Seek to Simply “Blend In”?

The United States should be an integrated society and people of all races inherently equal and entitled to full privileges of citizenship.  While we...

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...

There is No Place Like Home

Like a high wire circus act, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is walking a tight rope with a small safety net on the issue of...

Houston not A Raisin in the Sun

I value the contributions of the smaller newspapers and magazines that cater to Houston’s ethnic and cultural diversity.  Sometimes the needs of these communities are...

Why Must We Fight Those We Fought For?

Thomas Sowell once made reference to a thought that is very true in nature to me. In it he suggested that, “No one will...