DOJ to investigate Texas’ Truancy Laws

Austin - Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) begin...

Giving Thanks

By: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) This week, as we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I am continually reminded of...

“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...

Black Historians Ponder Whether Court Decision Will Finally Set “Black America” Hearts Afire

How Long?  Black America!!!  How Long? Black Historians Ponder Whether Court Decision Will Finally Set “Black America” Hearts Afire Darwin Campbell, African-American News and Issues “We are.......

State of Voting Rights Threatens To Turn Back Clock on Your Basic Freedom and...

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the walls which imprison men because they...

Second Chances Shine in Sunnyside Helping Hands Outreach Ministries Offer Hand Up to Formerly...

Helping Hands Outreach Ministries Offer Hand Up to Formerly Incarcerated Houston - There is a bright light shining in the Sunnyside community that offers those...

November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

AUSTIN - The month of November has arrived in Texas, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the...

Concerns with Predatory Lending

Austin - Representative Senfronia Thompson filed legislation to help prevent consumers from going into deeper financial debt while trying to pay off their payday...

Voter’s Beware: Photo ID Spells “Pain” at Polls

The real truth about using the Texas photo identification law to cast ballots and make your voice heard has not been told. While some...

Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance: Will it Bring God’s Wrath or Discrimination Protection?

HOUSTON- Is Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed Equal Rights Ordinance a step is in the right direction for a “World Class” city? Mayor Parker said...