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”.  My parents instilled in my siblings and me something called “manners”, a set of rules outlining how both children and adults alike should respect people and their property.   We were…

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 by the honorable Mayor, Sylvester Turner. The City of Houston’s website listed the following (verbatim): Mayor Sylvester Turner does not plan to present the Houston Housing Authority’s (HHA) proposed project for…

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 overlooked by Houston’s mainstream media.  For instance, it’s hard to quantify the level of my disappointment in seeing a Houston Chronicle editorial veer off into an outmoded, skewed analysis about my…