Ms. Karen Jackson

Sisters Network Inc. – National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization – CEO & Founder THIRD WARD – It has been said, “When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them.” Some people have been blessed to be the epitome of the thought that this sentiment exemplifies. Such…

Zika Virus Prevention & Education

Many of you probably have heard about my debris removal program that targets illegally dumped garbage, overgrown vacant lots and abandoned structures that pose a health or crime risk in the City of Houston and unincorporated areas. Well, after the recent heavy rains and the overwhelming concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, I have…

Helping toxFight Hunger

After taking office in January, I’ve met with several Precinct One constituents to discuss their concerns – roads, bridges, illegal dumping, seniors’ programs, youth services and flooding, among others. Not to marginalize those issues, but a conversation I had with one constituent stopped me dead in my tracks. It was on the subject of hunger,…

Understanding the Law: Felony Mental Health Court

In light of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, I wanted to write on a legal topic geared towards our fallen soldiers.  The first topic that came to mind was how society often fails to acknowledge mental health issues of soldiers fortunate enough to return home from war.  Often times, soldiers return from war with either…

Attica Scott Poised to Make History

Attica Scott is poised to be the first African-American woman to serve in the Kentucky State Legislature in two decades after defeating Democratic incumbent Tom Riner and rival Phil Baker for the Bluegrass State’s 41st House District.   Scott brings a fresh perspective to the position that was previously held by Riner since 1992.  …

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…