There is an independent film that is coming out that I can’t wait to see. The title is American Promise. This film is about two African American boys who go to a suburban private school in New York where they are amongst a small number of boys of color at the school. It follows their journey from kindergarten until they graduate from high school.
With a current buying power of $1 trillion, manufacturers and marketers should be paying careful attention to the shopping patterns of African American consumers.
The brilliant surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson is out of order and out of control when he compares the Affordable Care Act to slavery. As a physician, he must know how many people lack health care, and how much work this administration had done to right that wrong. As a health advocate, he must have seen those men and women who decide to forego pain medication in favor of something to eat for their children.
“At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using a racial slur and to finally change its name.” – Oneida Indian Nation radio ad
Believe it or not, President Obama’s decision to finally stand up to Teapublicans – a Republican Party hijacked by right-wing Tea Party zealots – in the latest standoff over the Affordable Care Act and the debt ceiling was the easy part. Next comes the real fireworks over the budget. And, judging from the past, the Democrats are likely to wave the white flag of surrender, even before the first shot is fired.
We have all read about the many murders of civil rights workers in the 60s in Mississippi and Alabama – people working for Blacks to have the right to vote. These people sacrificed their lives so that Blacks could vote.
had the privilege of presenting a workshop at the Texas NAACP State Conference of Branches this past weekend. The conference was held at the DoubleTree Inn Hotel in Richardson. I was invited by the Texas State Youth Director, Mrs. Ericka Cain.
Sixty-nine years ago my grandmother died of breast cancer. She may have lived if she had access to medical care. She lived in Dallas in 1944. Dallas was a segregated city at that time. Access to medical care was far from equal even though we had Black physicians.
For decades, Black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the South, lost crops, their farms and their homes. Some farmers grew old and died waiting for the slow hand of justice to turn in their favor, but those that still toil in the fields can proclaim victory, the government has finally started cutting checks in the $1.2 billion settlement case known as “Pigford II.”
After a little more than two weeks, things have finally gotten back to normal in the nation’s capital. At least, normal by Washington standards.
In what many expected, Newark Mayor Cory Booker nabbed the coveted U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race against Republican hopeful Steve Lonegan at a special election on Wednesday in New Jersey. Booker became the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate since President Barack Obama.
Bishop Lynch High School will host Justice Jeff Brown on Oct. 30 on school grounds following his speaking engagement at The Federalist Society Law and Public Policy Studies. He plans to speak to the nationally recognized Mock Trial Team and a government class
Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults. The adult flu vaccine is free for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County adult residents and individuals covered by Medicare. The vaccine is also free for children who are eligible for Texas Vaccines for Children.
President Barack Obama signed a bill into law early in the morning on Oct. 16 that ended the 16-day government shutdown and averted an impending financial crisis by raising the debt ceiling.
We are headed in the right direction
Lancaster ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland presented the Lancaster ISD State of Schools report at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held Oct. 10 at the Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall. Other Lancaster ISD leaders at the event also spoke about the accomplishments their district has achieved in a relatively short period of time.
Bridges Safehouse offers safehaven for women
For the past 15 years, Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill has been a safe haven for women and children facing homelessness with nowhere to turn.
There are 25,883,999 people residents in Texas – approximately 11.5 percent – or 2,250,782 individuals – are living with disabilities. Of those Texans with disabilities, 1,511,000 were employed, while 943,700 were actively looking for employment, in 2011, according to the Employment and Disability Institute.
“I can’t eat the candy, Granny, but can I get a costume?”
Family members and friends may wonder, “Why can’t they just stop?” While a number of individuals may be thinking, “Just one more drink.”
A daughter’s quest to find answers
Why would anyone choose to die alone? – a haunting question that led one young lady on the journey of her life in the stage play, Dying Alone.