WHAT COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS WANT IN 2015

By: DeWayne Charleston, Managing Editor HOUSTON – As the year 2015 has arrived, five of Houston’s more well known African-American community organizers and activists shared with African-American News&Issues, their thoughts on the most pressing issues affecting African-Americans. We spoke with community activist, native Houstonian and lawyer, Jolanda Jones; Minister Robert Muhammad, who leads Muhammad Mosque…

Commissioner Mike Williams names Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Austin- Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his appointments to a seven-member board of managers for the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD).  The board will be sworn in at a special called meeting July 21. The board of managers will be responsible for overseeing the management of the BISD, including…

Dr. Maya Angelou: Her Legacy Will Never Be Forgotten

                                                                                                                                       Winston-Salem– Civil Rights activist, Poet, author and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, according to reports in her hometown of Winston-Salem. Dr. Angelou was a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author,…