Tag Archive: African American

Aug 31 2014

“United We Win”

WASHINGTON, D.C. Voto Latino and Global Grind launched United We Win, a campaign to mobilize diverse communities to register to vote to create meaningful change.With the support of community leaders like Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, United We Win seeks to create long-term dialogue between the Latino and African-American communities, who are …

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Aug 25 2014

I am not Sybrina Fulton

My 15-year-old son is a hulking 6’6. He wears a hoodie and listens to hip hop. But I’ve never had to explain to him that his neighbors might find him threatening. I’ve never told him that police officers might assume that if he’s hanging out on the sidewalks of our city he’s up to no …

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Jan 15 2014

Higher Hopes for Hemp

  Take a moment and look around you. Look up. The sky hasn’t fallen, has it? People in Colorado are buying marijuana — legally — and civilization hasn’t come crashing to its knees. At this point, we’ve all seen TV journalists reporting from Colorado dispensaries, noting long lines around the block and shop owners worried …

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Jul 24 2013

NAACP Freedom Gala looms, tickets available

The Longview Gregg County Unit of the NAACP will host its “Pulling Together: The Time is Now” Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Longview. To culminate a year of community service and social justice activism, unit officers and members, as …

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Jul 23 2013

Education is key: Black and Gold Banquet stresses education, community development.

When Mu Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity recently held its annual Black and Gold banquet, there was no gainsaying that the evening will stress education and excellence. Chapter President Pete Lamothe gave a brief history of the Fraternity, the Chapter while thanking supporters and attendees. He told the audience what they should …

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Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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