Increase Access to Banking Services & Small Business Capital

AUSTIN - State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed three more bills as part of his “Opportunity Agenda.” The bills would address two longstanding issues in South Dallas and other economically distressed and under-developed communities...

Stronger DNA Testing Law

AUSTIN - Michael Morton, who served 25 years in prison for murder until DNA evidence proved his innocence, joined Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Nina Morrison, Senior Staff Attorney at the Innocence Project, and Michelle...

HPD and Houstonians Discuss Body Cameras, Police Brutality, and Other Hot Button Issues

HPD’s Third Annual Citywide Town Hall Meeting Recently, the Houston Police Department hosted its Third Annual Townhall Meeting. Chief Charles McClelland and District Attorney Devon Anderson were present to talk about issues such as overcrowded...

Improve Access to Justice for Those Who Need It Most

Austin – State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- Houston) filed House Bill 1079 to broaden the reach of the Chief Justice Jack Pope Act to expand revenue for civil legal aid grants. "A broad...

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of...

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of...

A Courageous FBI Director

James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently said that a healthy dialogue concerning the issues of race and policing was necessary if American society wanted to prevent more highly questionable...

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN - For most Americans, Texas conjures images of gun-toting vaqueros, cowboys wielding six-shooters and epic battles over independence and secession. Gun manufacturers Colt, Mossberg and Magpul call the Lone Star State home, and...

Texas Round Up

AUSTIN - The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce received the 2014 Community Partnership Award from the Office of the President and the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement at the University of Texas...

PVAMU Campus’ Cemetery in Dispute Over Ownership

Campus Cemetery in Dispute All across Waller County, and in fact around the state, sit abandoned cemeteries containing the remains of African-Americans who where denied burial in predominantly White cemeteries. Prairie View A&M College, took...