LOCAL POLITICS IS WHERE WE MUST TURN OUR ATTENTION!!

One result of the around the clock coverage of national level political campaigns is the tendency for citizens to ignore equally, if not more,...

IN THE WORDS OF MINISTER FARRAKHAN

HOW BLACK WOMEN CAN HELP MAKE A BLACK MAN I recently came across an interview of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that was not...

BPCCA

HUMBLE - For 17 consecutive years, the Black Professional Cowboys and Cowgirls Association (BPCCA) has hosted the Annual Heritage Day Rodeo. Cowboys, cowgirls and...

#LaughingWhileBlack on the Napa Valley Wine Tour

There is a popular saying that conveys much to African-Americans, or any minority population for that matter, through its relative simplicity. That statement is...

“Campus Carry” & “Open Carry” Bills

AUSTIN - Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing...

Anti-Human Trafficking Omnibus Bill

AUSTIN- State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- Houston) filed House Bill 10, the Anti-Human Trafficking Omnibus Bill. House Bill 10 encompasses all ten legislative recommendations...

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...

Stronger DNA Testing Law

AUSTIN - Michael Morton, who served 25 years in prison for murder until DNA evidence proved his innocence, joined Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Nina...

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...

Improve Access to Justice for Those Who Need It Most

Austin – State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- Houston) filed House Bill 1079 to broaden the reach of the Chief Justice Jack Pope Act...