Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement & Youth

HOUSTON – Two years ago a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., setting off local demonstrations and a renewed national dialogue about race, criminal justice and the frayed bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Unfortunately the controversies are nowhere near settled as police shootings of African-Americans and…

Education, Black Males, and the Need for Good Teachers

By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb, M.Ed. Houston-Education plays an important role when it comes to shaping our future, and it is very important that our youth is educated because our future lies in their hands. On July 10th, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) Teacher Quality Retention Program (TQRP) launched in Houston. The 2-week conference convenes over 200…

Time Out For This Crap!

HOUSTON – A. Philip Randolph once said that, “Freedom is never given. It is won.” I couldn’t agree with him more. Recently, there has been much controversy in regards to the police shootings, that result in Black lives being loss which are constantly occurring in our communities. As Africans living in America, we have the…

Michael J. Sorrell, Ed.D

            DALLAS – Within the distance between Chicago, Illinois and Dallas, Texas lies about a 969-mile stretch. However, one young prominent African-American male has become a fortified bridge between the nearly 1,000 mile-journey in midst of the two cities. With maternal roots that extend to Waterproof, Louisiana, located in Tensas Paris; Michael Joseph Sorrell has…