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v8_red_light_updateIn a 13-4 vote, City Council approved the payout of at least $4.8 million to Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to put an end to the legal fight surrounding the controversial red-light cameras.

Newly elected council members, Jack Christie, who defeated Jolanda Jones in the December runoff election and Helena Brown both voted against the settlement, along with incumbents Mike Sullivan and C.O. Bradford.


v8_berry_williamsA well-known conservative Houston talk show host has been accused by a bar employee of ramming a car outside of a gay nightclub, but police have not charged him or anyone else in the incident, according to KPRC Local 2 News.


According to the television station, T.C.’s Show bouncer Tuderia Bennett said he saw KTRH talk show host Michael Berry plow into his car before driving away.

v8_roland_martinThe furor over CNN contributor Roland Martin’s controversial Super Bowl tweets and his subsequent suspension by the network has, curiously, been devoid of comment by Black leadership.

“I am very embarrassed at the silence within the Black leadership community,” Raynard Jackson, a Washington, D.C.-based political strategist and commentator, told the AFRO.

banner_jboney_colorThere are three types of people that will be your opposition in life.

Don’t be surprised when you are faced with obstacles or challenges in your life, especially from these people.

The first person that you will encounter is your “competitor.”

v8_capital_one_front_articleAffordable Community of Single-Family Homes in Southeast Houston Developed by Hettig/Kahn Development Corp.

Capital One Bank and Hettig/Kahn Development Corp. hosted an event to celebrate the grand opening of South Acres Ranch Phase II, an 81-unit, affordable, community of single-family homes in Southeast Houston. The event took place in the community’s club room at 11409 Scott St., Houston, Texas 77047.

v8_black_america_woodson_articleAll across the United States, this month, people are once again celebrating Black History Month.

Teachers are giving out special school reports and communities are holding special programs, all with the intent of celebrating the rich history of African-Americans in this country.

But what black history is being celebrated? 

Is it the history that we learn through the public school systems that primarily marginalizes the accomplishments of people of African descent?

v8_the_white_house_project"GO RUN" Political Leadership Development Weekend Targets Young Women, Minorities 

Dallas, TX - The New American Leaders Project (NALP) in partnership with the The White House Project (WHP), will train immigrant women as part of the White House Project Go Run training on February 17 - 19. NALP's session will provide the first statewide non-partisan training program to focus specifically on immigrant women leaders. 


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