It should be understood that without the commitment of University of Texas President William Powers there would be no Survey of Texas Black-owned Businesses.
Black Texas – to say nothing of Black America – is at a crossroad that we have never encountered.
The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce expressed disappointment in the passage of HB194 during last week’s flurry of late bill activity. “Misguided is the best way to characterize the passage of HB194,” TAAACC Chairman Jim Wyatt said. “We attempted to explain our position to Rep. Farias and supporters of his bill, but clearly it was more important for them to make a symbolic gesture to disabled veterans than to substantively address the state’s dismal performance in utilizing HUB enterprises.”