Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

AUSTIN-The City of Austin unveiled 22 new portraits bordering the existing public art at the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility and announced more portraits will be added each year. The unveiling of the annual African American Portrait Project was part of a standing-only reception for honorees and their loved ones commemorating “Portraits of African Americans…

Jasper Police Chief Uses Code Word “Outsider” To Send Message: “Blacks You’re Not Welcome”

By Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues JASPER-Jasper Police Chief Robert MacDonald is making it clear that he does not like “Outsiders” coming to his town and does not apologize for the fact that they are not welcome. In a correspondence to Texas Activist and filmmaker Ricky Jason, MacDonald bears his soul on the issue while chastising…

Toyota to Establish New North American Headquarters

DALLAS–Toyota announced that it is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations in a move designed to better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth. Within the next three years, Toyota’s three separate North American headquarters for manufacturing, sales and marketing, and corporate operations will relocate…

Black Men & Women Commitments to Struggle Based on Heart & Thirsty Desire For Real Change

Story By: Darwin Campbell,  African-American News&Issues Photo courtesy of Austin Statesman AUSTIN-Civil Rights elders Georgia Congressman John Lewis, former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and Former Congressman and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young  shared their recollections of movement history, insights and visions for the future at the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library.…

President Challenges Americans to Protect and Preserve Civil Rights Legacy for Future Generations

By Darwin Campbell, African-American News and Issues “Well, What the Hell’s the Presidency For?” – Lyndon B. Johnson AUSTIN-The real question is not what America accomplished in the battle for civil rights over the past 50 years-  It is whether it will survive the next 50 years and beyond. That was the message President Barack…