HCDE inducts Adult Learners into National Adult Education Honor Society

HOUSTON – The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), under the administration of Superintendant James Colbert, Jr., recently inducted 26 adult learners into the National Adult Education Honor Society. The service was held in the HCDE’s Conference Center located at 6300 Irvington, 77022.   Educators, family members and friends of the honorees were all smiles…

Protestors will be Prosecuted

By: DeWayne Charleston As thousands of peaceful protestors converged on cities across America demanding criminal justice and grand jury reforms, protestors in Houston converged on the Galleria area. Several hundred local protestors entered the Houston mall two weeks ago, and by all accounts staged peaceful demonstrations as part of the nationwide call to action. However…

Giving Thanks

By: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) This week, as we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I am continually reminded of the importance family and the mandate of being thankful. It is important to give thanks for the people in our lives, for continued prosperity and for the blessings we receive every day. This year,…

14th Annual Conference Featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum

DALLAS – Representatives from Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (Greater Dallas) recently provided valuable information to small business owners at the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce 14th Annual Conference featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum. Greater Dallas and TWC representatives provided information designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on…

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…

“We Have Only Just Begun” – Black and Brown Coalition On March to Reform Fort Worth

By Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Fort Worth – The move to make wholesale changes to business as usual in the Fort Worth Independent School District is gaining traction as community leaders expose problems in the district that have hindered Black and Brown education. The group is on the verge of  asking the United States Justice…

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…