Before I lay it down: “It’s just time for the good guys to win; please vote for Sylvester”…

His dad died when he was thirteen years old, having been a life-long painter. His mom cleaned rooms and toilets at the historic Rice Hotel. Growing up in the “Fo-Fo” on Houston’s northwest side, Sylvester Turner, the sixth of nine children, defied the odds and made a name for himself in his beloved “H-Town” where…

We MUST Understand: A Time for Actions

There is absolutely no doubt that with the suffering that Black Houstonians have experienced that the problems, issues, and maladies affecting our population are well researched and known by all. Of course, recognizing the problem is merely one part of the problem and actually not of very much use unless it is followed with action.…

Prominent African-American Leaders in Houston Endorse Proposition 1

HOUSTON – Leaders from Houston’s African-American community announced their support for the Equal Rights Ordinance, or Proposition 1, at a news conference at the NAACP Houston Branch today. Those speaking out in favor of Proposition 1 today included Dr. James M. Douglas, President of the NAACP Houston Branch; Judson Robinson III, President and CEO of…

“Hicktown” USA

[dropcap font=”0″]Q[/dropcap]uite possibly the single-greatest problem affecting this nation is law enforcement officers interaction with African-American males. If the all too frequently volatile interactions between law enforcement officers and African-American males are the single-greatest problem affecting this nation, it is a matter that has not gone unnoticed by citizens, community leaders, elected officials, or law…

Million Man March Louis Farrakhan DC Rally Justice or Else 10/10/15

Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered remarks on civil rights and race relations at the “Justice or Else!” gathering held on the National Mall to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.   Experts tell us that when people are dealing with an addiction there is no way to help them until they have hit…