Kwanzaa Celebration in Oak Cliff, Dallas

By Arielle Johnson   It was a frigid night in Dallas, the night of December 30th of 2017, as Brothers and Sisters from the Dallas/Fort Worth...

Julius Ishola Proves There Are Young People Willing to Give Back to Their Communities

By Kiyaurie Hawkins “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom...

A Break for Grandmother Christmas Dinner

According to the U.S. Census, more than 2.7 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Out of this number, one-fifth are living below the poverty...

One Step at a Time with the Honorable Marian “Elaine” Jones-Jackson

For over ten-years, Elaine has been hosting the Firemen’s Ball. The Firemen’s Ball is a formal community and county gala where attendants enjoy a...

Jolanda Jones

NOT DESTROYED: Accordingly, she enrolled into law school, while caring for her five-month-old son. Eventually, she got the courage to leave her husband. In 1995,...

DID YOU KNOW? Charles Young

Charles Young was born into slavery in Kentucky on March 12, 1864. His father escaped bondage to join the Union Army during the Civil...

What Tax Reform Means for District 30

After countless hours of debate and many months of waiting, a vote on tax reform is finally upon us. The Trump Administration has made...

Gun Control, Mental Illness, or Terrorism?

It is very saddening what happened in Sutherland Springs, Texas as one man killed many innocent women, men, and children. We all have to...

Harris County Department of Education breaks ground on Fortis Academy for recovering teens

Oct. 18, 2017 - Elected officials and education leaders broke ground Tuesday on Harris County’s first public recovery high school, designed to help students...

I Was An Activist…When Activism Wasn’t Cool

When I first started writing, speaking out and standing up for people who were being abused, killed and their civil rights violated, it wasn’t...