Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement & Youth

HOUSTON – Two years ago a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., setting off local demonstrations and a renewed national dialogue about race, criminal justice and the frayed bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Unfortunately the controversies are nowhere near settled as police shootings of African-Americans and…

21 Years & Still Going: Behind the Scenes with Shirley Ann and Roy Douglas Malonson, Publishers along with the team of African-American News&Issues

HOUSTON – There is a great African proverb that states, “Every great journey begins with one step.” There is quite possibly no better description for African-American News&Issues, the news periodical that you are currently holding in your hands. The storied journey that I am alluding to sprouted from the minds of Roy Douglas & Shirley…

The People’s Paper

Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. (African Proverb) While thinking long and hard about what my initial message for 2016 would be, my mind went through many suitable topics (Black-on-Black Crime), events (the recent Mayoral election), individuals (Sandra Bland), and issues…

Building Bridges

“How many Houston-area teenagers can dribble a basketball across a bridge? At least 200, it turns out. Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen recently hosted his 2nd annual “Building Bridges”; sports tournament, attracting about 200 ethnically diverse young people to the gym at Sam Houston High School for a free good time. (Not to…

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE: Taking Her Fight Directly to the People in the Name of Children, Families and Texas’ Future

Story by Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Houston – It is one of the most powerful elected office in the country and one of the highest respected in Texas. The question is whether Blacks in Texas turnout and vote or once again concede that power in the Lt. Governor’s office to the Republicans and Dan Patrick.…