CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE SAYS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPEAL PUTS TEXANS LIVES AT RISK

Congresswoman Jackson Lee: “I will fight tirelessly on behalf of the millions of American families who depend on the Affordable Care Act to provide affordable, quality healthcare for themselves and for their families.” Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member of the House…

Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion, or the lack thereof in Texas, has been become a dangerous political game in the Texas Legislature on Congress Street in Austin. But to the people on Main Street throughout the Lone Star State, adequate health care coverage for the poor isn’t about Republicans vs. Democrats, conservatives vs. liberals. To them, it’s about…

Grand Jury Reform Goes in Affect

HOUSTON – Recently, State Rep. Carol Alvarado (Houston) held a press conference regarding H.B. 2150 which went into effect September 1, 2015. H.B. 2150, authored by Rep. Alvarado and sponsored by Sen. Whitmire, will replace the often criticized grand jury commissioner or “pick-a-pal” method of empanelling grand jurors with the random selection method. The new…

Hanging in Waller County, TX

By: Dan Freeman One of the most astonishing things that one could ever hope to receive is a genuine, meaning unconditional, love and camaraderie. For those who have never experienced such, I would suggest that they enroll at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) as the students walking that campus have genuine love and camaraderie to…

We MUST Understand: The Cycle Continues…

Obiora Embry, poses a series of questions in his Expanding Horizons Through Creative Expressions, in reference to police brutality. He asks,“Why is it deemed justifiable and appropriate for cops/police officers to kill other cops (friendly–fire) and citizens? Why do cops kill? Are they not taught to maim or slow down someone running or reaching for…

Prairie View: MC Lyte

PRAIRIE VIEW – Prairie View A&M University showcased their first Black history program “Black Lives Matter” featuring New York’s legendary female rapper, MC Lyte. Unlike any other rapper, this jack-of-all-trades has swept the nation as the first female artist to receive a gold single, the first solo female rapper to be inducted on VH1’s Hip…