Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

BEAUMONT – In the continued efforts to fine tune and upgrade the operations of Beaumont ISD, Superintendent Vernon Butler has altered the organizational structure in the direction of management efficiency and maximizing human talent. Dr. Dwaine Augustine, the current Chief of Academics for the Beaumont Independent School District will move to the position of Assistant…

Fifth Ward Demonstration To Focus on Michael Brown & People of Ferguson, Missouri

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Houston-The Black community leaders have made it crystal clear that White Men walking with guns and rifles through Black neighborhoods in the Fifth Ward is unacceptable. That message  stopped members of Open Carry Texas from  coming through the community for what it contends was nothing more than encouraging and supporting gun…

His Name is Not “Toby”: John Wiley Price Withstands the Heat of Dallas’ Fiery Political Furnace

By: Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Dallas – There was a time in history when a man walked up to another man in a garden and kissed him. It was that kiss that set off an arrest, false accusations and a firestorm of controversy. His work, lessons and examples were misunderstood by many. Much of his work…

“I’m Not A Whistleblower”- Ron Reynolds Recounts How He is a Victim of Just Doing Job

   By Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Beaumont-When Ron Reynolds came to Beaumont Independent School District, he thought it would be a welcome change from television news. However, he quickly learned that he could not run far from the spotlight, because the BISD was under scrutiny for a number of things relating to district finances and…

Fight to Save Bricks Moves into High Gear at City Hall

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Houston- The Freedmen’s Town Coalition is petitioning the City of Houston to use preservative rather than restorative methods when revamping historic Andrews and Wilson Streets in Freedman’s Town/Fourth Ward. To freedom fighters working on the issues, nothing is more important than saving Black history and the group means business when it…