Category : Texas

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

MLK50: Fifty years later, racism still matters

Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, says that today, many of America’s Black communities bear the sustained scars of physical and economic injuries. (Courtesy Photo) By Derrick Johnson (President and CEO, National NAACP) “Segrega...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Defender Experience debuts the PROM Edition

The Defender is excited to announce the unveiling of the Defender Experience: PROM Edition. The PROM Edition is the first in a series of events the Defender will sponsor in 2018 for our audience.  A special prom night with all the trimmings will b...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Austin Bombing Victim May Receive Special Degree

One of the victims who was killed during a series of bombings in Austin last month may receive a posthumous honor. Draylen Mason, the 17-year-old bassist whose life was cut short at his home on March 12, could be awarded a Bachelor of Music degree...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Carson believes marriage is the answer to poverty

Ben Carson is  doing his best to make people forget he is unqualified to be the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). From the beginning, his mission appears to be to prevent low-income people from obtaining fair hous...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

McNair comments almost derailed Ring of Honor

What if you planned a party to honor a special person in your life and they refused to show up? That was almost the case last fall when the Houston Texans chose Andre Johnson as their first inductee into the franchise’s Ring of Honor. Johnson, sp...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Mixed Signals On Criminal Justice Reform

Houston Texans players kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Something doesn’t add up. New England Patriots owner Ro...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

April 12, 2018

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Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Possible Black Wisconsin Replacements For Paul Ryan

Several African-American leaders from Wisconsin could be stellar replacements for House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, who has promoted policies that oftn conflict with the interest of Black folks. Ryan, 48, announced on Wednesday that he’s not running f...

Southwest / Texas - 1 week ago

Progress vs. the Black Farmer

Long-time Dallas ISD Board Member Yvonne Ewell (Courtesy photo provided by Sharon Ewell Foster) By Sharon Ewell Foster, NDG Special Contributor In the name of progress, TxDOT is expanding the highway and promising a freer flow of traffic, right t...