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…

Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) was granted $5 million in National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to train workers facing long-term unemployment. Eight local workforce development boards will use the funding to provide work-based training opportunities in high-demand occupations to long-term unemployed workers, focusing on Unemployment Insurance (UI)…

“I’m Not A Whistleblower”- Ron Reynolds Recounts How He is a Victim of Just Doing Job

   By Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Beaumont-When Ron Reynolds came to Beaumont Independent School District, he thought it would be a welcome change from television news. However, he quickly learned that he could not run far from the spotlight, because the BISD was under scrutiny for a number of things relating to district finances and…