Thank God For Ruby Bridges

I wasn’t around during the time of segregation, and I can’t even begin to imagine what things were like during that time period. I...

DID YOU KNOW “FORTY ACRES AND A MULE”

In 1870, only around 30,000 African Americans in the South owned land (usually small plots), compared with 4 million others who did not.   In 2012,...

Discovery Green Houston, Announces Tamia to 2017 line up of The Largest Black...

Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival adds grammy winning starlet and legend Tamia to the 2017 line up with Eric Benét, Elle Varner, and...

Is the Electoral College a Threat to American Democracy?

The dictionary definition of Democracy is, “government that is run by the people who live under it”. The United States is a democracy.  Since...

One Step Forward For Voting Rights

Ruling Clips Texas Republican Gerrymandering Short   Ruling in a voting rights case has Minority and civil rights groups brought mixed and stirring reviews over progress...

The Lost Sport in the Black Community

I love the game of baseball. I played baseball from the age of 4 until I was 17. I stopped playing because I fell...

Experienced Community Activists’ Suggest Solutions for the Recently Displaced Homeless Population

We promised to follow up on the story entitled, “New Proposed Solutions to Combat Homelessness” featured in Elite News One. The plan was to...

Archie Bell, “Mr. Tighten Up Himself

HOUSTON - Recently, African-American News & Issues afforded me the great privilege and opportunity to speak with a musical stalwart of the Houston community....

DID YOU KNOW?: O.P. DeWalt 1890–1931

One of Houston’s Own Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Civil Rights O.P. DeWalt, was a powerful and active civil-rights leader right here in Houston. He was...

The Race To Stop Houston’s Other “Traffic” Problem

Community Activists and Leaders Declare War on Dealing in Humans   HOUSTON- There is a dark side to traffic in Houston. It is the shameful and disgraceful...