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A move to shut off school-to-prison pipeline

More than 63,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to Texas’ youngest students during the 2015-2016 school year. Of those suspensions, 26,000 were issued to students in prekindergarten through second grade. African American boys were issued 47 percent of these suspensions, though ...

Reflections on Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook: A great teacher and role model

When Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook passed away May 29, our nation and world lost a very creative and distinguished political scientist, trailblazing Black scholar and towering oak role model for his students. I was blessed to be among them as ...

Back to the future: Civil rights, Wade Henderson, the next generation

“A final victory is an accumulation of many short-term encounters. To lightly dismiss a success because it does not usher in a complete order of justice is to fail to comprehend the process of full victory. It underestimates the value ...

A move to shut off school-to-prison pipeline

More than 63,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to Texas’ youngest students during the 2015-2016 school year. Of those suspensions, 26,000 were issued to students in prekindergarten through second grade. African American boys were issued 47 percent of these suspensions, though ...

Combatting youth crime in our community

On May 27, our community suffered a great loss due to the passing of recent Carter High School graduate Ledajrick Cox, or “LD” as his many friends affectionately referred to him.

Demanding affordable housing goals, fair access to mortgage credit

As the Senate Banking Committee turns its attention to reform the nation’s secondary mortgage market, civil rights leaders recently spoke in a strong and united voice.

Looking for a grown up in the White House among ignorance, greed and immaturity

This president is exhausting.

Trump’s war on children

Our nation’s budget should reflect our nation’s professed values, but President Trump’s 2018 Federal Budget, A New Foundation for America’s Greatness, radically does the opposite. This immoral budget declares war on America’s children,

Trump administration charts a course to criminal injustice

“At a time when people across the aisle have finally found some of the modest, yet promising, agreement that we need to fix our broken system, the Trump administration and Attorney General Sessions have thus far indicated that they want ...

Making America great again, promises broken

Over the last 30 plus years, my time and work has been dedicated to serving those in my community and working to bring about better opportunities for the people in Texas and our nation. Americans are working hard every day ...

NAACP in transition, feeling discontentment

The national office of the NAACP has made a couple of significant changes lately; they dismissed the chairwoman, Roslyn Brock, and the president, Cornell Brooks.

The DeVos education budget – ‘choice’ or segregation?

The American public education system should provide an equal opportunity for all students to receive a quality rigorous education

Today is the first day of our next 100 years

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909, there were a number of undeniably stark realities facing Black Americans that the creation of the NAACP sought to overcome.

In response to an arrogant question

When the current president was running for office, he appealed to African American voters, and asked, “What the hell do you have to lose?”

Bridging the gap between police, community

Our communities rely on police departments to “protect and serve,” and the police, in turn, rely on community support and cooperation.

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