The Need for Community Policing

 By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson [dropcap font=”0″]T[/dropcap]he unnecessary barriers between police departments and minority communities in our country are growing at alarming rates.  Consequently, some neighborhoods endure constant tensions that threaten their stability, their safety and their humanity. The societal conditions that result in minority youth being shot dead by law enforcement officers on the…

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…

President Barack Obama Sounds Off on Ferguson, First Amendment and Violence

Darwin Campbell, African-American-News&Issues Washington, D.C.– Weighing in on the protests, violence, looting and bad police behavior in Ferguson, Missouri, President Barack Obama made it clear that the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown by a White police officer would be fully investigated and called for calm in the community. Here are the President Obama’s words…