A Christmas to Remember: How Celebrating this Christmas this year Could be a Win/Win for the Black Community

We are approaching that magical time of year when Americans spend money that they do not have in an effort to shower their loved one’s with gifts. As with most things, African-Americans have a peculiar relationship with Christmas. Many within our community not only embrace the occasion, but also take every opportunity to joyously remind…

Tons of Toys in Ten Days

HOUSTON – Hundreds of toys and bicycles were given to the girls and boys in the Acres Homes Community. Constable Alan Rosen partnered with African- American News&Issues, Petro-Valve, Inc and the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development and gave toys and bicycles to over a hundred kids.  “As the stresses on underserved families…

Tons of Toys in Ten Days

HOUSTON – Hundreds of toys and bicycles were given to the girls and boys in the Acres Homes Community. Constable Alan Rosen partnered with African- American News&Issues, Petro-Valve, Inc and the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development and gave toys and bicycles to over a hundred kids.  “As the stresses on underserved families…

Christmas Memories of “Apples & Oranges”

[dropcap color=”#dd3333″ font=”0″]O[/dropcap]ver the past several weeks I have been attending Sunday School with my 86-year-old dad. He’s pastored the same church since 1969. Having lost my mother, Nellie Charleston this past August after her lengthy battle with Ovarian Cancer, he has become increasingly reflective of his life. Besides the wonderful 60 years of marriage…

‘Celebrating the Season’ Features the Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir During Austin and Round Rock Performances

AUSTIN – The Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gloria Quinlan, will present their annual Christmas musical, “Celebrating the Season”, during Austin and Round Rock performances.  The annual holiday concert of traditional carols with combinations of classical, jazz, and international Christmas favorites, will also showcase the HT Elite Combo under the direction…

The Truth is NOT Racist!

By: Rebecca Jones HOUSTON – Webster’ s Dictionary defines the word truth as being: “the real facts about something, things that are true, or a statement/idea that is true or accepted as true”. The same source reveals that the word racist is, “poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race.” With that…

Harming the weak at Christmas

By: Eddie Bernice Johnson Recently, Congress passed a tough budget agreement that set the funding levels of government for the next two years.  This agreement addressed several issues, but also left 1.3 million Americans looking for work without the support of unemployment insurance during this holiday season. While the proposed agreement that was recently  passed…