Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke Calls for Jail Reform, Demands Answers and Immediate Action from Sheriff Ron Hickman

Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke said today he is stunned to hear about the recent inmate deaths in the Harris County Jail, including four who died since May 2015 following assaults or head trauma. “Any in-custody death is unacceptable, and to hear that four people died while in jail awaiting trial in Harris County…

Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…

Irma, Irma, Irma: How A Brazos County Commissioner Totally Sold Out Her Black Constituents

Let me be the first to wish you a HAPPY CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND HERITAGE MONTH In yet another blatant example of racial insensitivity, Brazos County Commissioners have issued a proclamation this past Tuesday declaring April as “Confederate History and Heritage Month.” County Judge Duane Peters, clearly aware of the voluminous issues surrounding such an activity…