Increase Access to Banking Services & Small Business Capital

AUSTIN – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed three more bills as part of his “Opportunity Agenda.” The bills would address two longstanding issues in South Dallas and other economically distressed and under-developed communities that hinder small businesses and individuals from succeeding: limited access to small business capital and banking services. He filed the bills…

HPD and Houstonians Discuss Body Cameras, Police Brutality, and Other Hot Button Issues

HPD’s Third Annual Citywide Town Hall Meeting Recently, the Houston Police Department hosted its Third Annual Townhall Meeting. Chief Charles McClelland and District Attorney Devon Anderson were present to talk about issues such as overcrowded prisons, police body cameras, and grand jury selections. Krishunda Goodman, the host of KTSU’s A Closer Look served as the…

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN – For most Americans, Texas conjures images of gun-toting vaqueros, cowboys wielding six-shooters and epic battles over independence and secession. Gun manufacturers Colt, Mossberg and Magpul call the Lone Star State home, and a concealed carry license grants you a fast-pass into the state Capitol.   CONROE – This year’s Light of Hope Foster…

PVAMU Campus’ Cemetery in Dispute Over Ownership

Campus Cemetery in Dispute [dropcap color=”#8224e3″ font=”0″]A[/dropcap]ll across Waller County, and in fact around the state, sit abandoned cemeteries containing the remains of African-Americans who where denied burial in predominantly White cemeteries. Prairie View A&M College, took up the responsibility for interring the remains of its employees, just as they assumed the tasked of educating…