Adult Education Workforce Students Construct Little Houses to Make Big Literacy Impact

Adult Education students enrolled in workforce development classes are giving back to children in the community by helping to assemble and paint “little libraries” which could make a big literacy impact. The community service project with the Houston Public Library is called “Groomed for Literacy” and provides “little libraries” constructed and painted by students who…

Houston not A Raisin in the Sun

I value the contributions of the smaller newspapers and magazines that cater to Houston’s ethnic and cultural diversity.  Sometimes the needs of these communities are overlooked by Houston’s mainstream media.  For instance, it’s hard to quantify the level of my disappointment in seeing a Houston Chronicle editorial veer off into an outmoded, skewed analysis about my…

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

By: Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – African-American News&Issues presents Pleasant Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Harvey Clemons, Jr. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church has a rich history in the Fifth Ward community and the greater Houston area. Whereas it was founded with six members in the year 1925. Within nearly two decades that…

Hester House Opens The Wellness Center

By: Rebecca S. Jones Photo Credit: Precint 1 HOUSTON – Recently, Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee and State Representative Harold Dutton participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Wellness Center at the Julia C. Hester House. The Wellness Center’s main objective is to, “be utilized to improve the quality of life in…

Fifth Ward Demonstration To Focus on Michael Brown & People of Ferguson, Missouri

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues Houston-The Black community leaders have made it crystal clear that White Men walking with guns and rifles through Black neighborhoods in the Fifth Ward is unacceptable. That message  stopped members of Open Carry Texas from  coming through the community for what it contends was nothing more than encouraging and supporting gun…