Shooting Raises More Questions About Police Killing Blacks; Protest to Vent Anger and Rage Over The Killing of 93-Year Old Black Women in Hearne

Darwin Campbell, African-American News&Issues HEARNE-What would prompt a trigger happy, “bully” cop to shoot down and kill a 93-year old grandmother in cold blood? Pearlie Golden was a sweet woman known to most people of this predominantly black community as “Miss Sully.” Now she is dead. WHY? New Black Panther Nation and New Black Muslims…

NAACP Houston Demands Equity and Accountability for the Education of Minority Students in Houston

HOUSTON-The NAACP Houston Branch on behalf of a broad based community coalition filed an Original Petition for Injunctive Relief and Application for Temporary Restraining Order against Houston Independent School District for violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Plaintiffs, Dr. James Mathew Douglas and Carol Mims Galloway allege that HISD failed to give the public…

Crying Out For Justice: The Ray Scott Case Raises Questions on Unfair Trials & Miscarriages of Justice in Lee County – Giddings, TX

Story By: Darwin Campbell,  African-American News&Issues GIDDINGS- One of the worst things that can happen to a loved one in the criminal justice system is to be sentenced to years in prison for a crime you did not commit. Small counties and towns in Texas have long been notorious for settings where the over zealous district attorneys…

We Are Our Brothers’ and Sisters’ Keeper: Executive Clemency And Sentence Commutation Is Simple Justice Long Overdue

By Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee TX 18th Dist. Last August, at the direction of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department launched the “Smart on Crime” initiative, a set of internal policies and reforms to ensure federal laws are enforced more fairly and efficiently. These reforms are consistent with the President’s constitutional obligation to take…