• HoustonISD’s New Superintendent’s Lofty List of Expectation

    Aug 19, 2016, 7:10 a.m.

    When the school bells ring for Houston ISD on August 22nd there will be a new chief at the helm. This school year will be an exciting one full of transition and change as Dr. Richard Carranza steps in the role of superintendent of the seventh largest school district in the country.
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  • Dr. Austin Lane Making Defensive Moves for TSU’s Offensive Game for 2016-2017

    Aug 12, 2016, 8:08 a.m.

    As the new president of Texas Southern University, Dr. Austin Lane has his guard up. He is blocking the negativity that has come to be associated with the historically Black university dealing with low graduation rates, dwelling school spirit, campus violence and other issues to change the script to tell the positive stories of TSU. “We have a lot of people outside of Texas Southern University that have formed a certain opinion or stereotype of this university and I don’t know if they have done that in the most unbiased way. It puts us in the position where we have to play more defense than offense. And I want us to play some offense,” said Dr. Lane.
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  • When Going For Gold is More Than A Dream: It's Destiny

    Aug 5, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

    Where Inika McPherson is small in stature standing only 5'4", she’s big in heart and resiliency. Inika is a true testimony of triumph, an audacity of hope, and a champion of change. She grew up in Port Arthur, TX, but calculated her steps in this order: go to college, become a professional high jumper, make the US Olympic team, and then win a gold medal. She is one of three US Olympic high jumpers who definitely wants gold in her future.
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  • Hillary Clinton: Nobody More Qualified for the Oval

    Jul 29, 2016, 6:14 a.m.

    In stark contrast to the lack luster Republican National Convention held last week to “Make America Great, Again,” to the exciting, energized Democratic National Convention narrative that America is already great, it has been one roller coast ride in politics for the past few weeks.
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  • The Conversation Continues: Lawful Gun Safety Vs Unjust Loss Of Life

    Jul 21, 2016, 10:48 p.m.

    Earlier this week the Republican National Convention set its sights upon Cleveland, Ohio. The city, known nationally for its decades long sports title drought had been experiencing its most fruitful summer in ages. The Cavaliers had won the NBA title; its native son almost single-handedly ending their sports suffering. The large banner displaying the city’s name on his back was the visage of many Ohioans: hope.
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  • State Representative Borris Miles For Texas State Senate

    Jul 15, 2016, 1:48 a.m.

    In the past few years, Democrats have lost some of their strongest members in the Senate – first Wendy Davis and then, more recently, Houston’s Sen. Rodney Ellis, who was chosen to be the nominee for Harris County Commissioner for Precinct 1 after the sudden passing of Commissioner El Franco Lee. Republicans control our state government, and nowhere is this more evident that the Texas Senate. The Senate is led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a former conservative talk radio host and likely the most right-wing public official this state has ever seen.
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  • Murder On Camera

    Jul 8, 2016, 7:11 a.m.

    It was Tuesday morning, just passed midnight in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was alive.
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  • Senator Rodney Ellis: Fighting for Progress on the Harris County Commissioners Court

    Jul 1, 2016, 6:08 a.m.

    A solid reputation and a legacy of experience are a stable foundation to build one’s trust in people. The people of Texas have been building their trust in Senator Rodney Ellis for years. As he represented them on various levels of government, advocating for the good and the right, Senator Ellis has been a mainstay and a voice for so many on the political scene. He has a heart for people.
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