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After a Houston pastor’s wife was shot execution-style in her garage last year, police suspected her husband.

They later came to charge the pastor, his son and the woman who was dating both men.

Pastor Tracy Bernard “T.B.” Burleson distracted Pauletta Burleson with a shouting match so his 21-year-old son could creep up and shoot her in the head for part of her life insurance money, prosecutors said Monday.


Public Invited To Hear Ground-breaking Actor/Director Speak At Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Theater

HOUSTON – Nearly five years after his first appearance with the Brilliant Lecture Series, Houstonians will have a chance to see a little bit of Oscar  history in person.   On November 6th Sidney Poitier, who holds two of the coveted golden statues, will sit down with Houstonians to discuss his life’s journey as part of The Brilliant Lecture Series – Conversations with Brilliance. Poitier is known not only for ground-breaking roles in films such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and To Sir, With Love, but also for his work as a humanitarian, director and diplomat.

President Obama CBC 2011The crowd went wild when they walked onto the stage at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner. Despite pervasive outcries from African-Americans that he must do more to quell the Black unemployment rate, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle received a welcome nearly as rowdy as their first year.

“She looks fabulous!” yelled one man, commenting on her attire and svelte physic. As the First Lady exited the stage, the first Black President of the United States dived head-long into the topic that CBC Chairman Emmanuel Cleaver had just told the audience was his first, second and third priority – “Jobs!”

092811_Cheryl-Pearson-McNeilNNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell says new report will empower African-Americans

By the year 2015, African-Americans will be spending id="mce_marker".1 trillion a year on products and services.

Currently, the Black population in the U.S. has a buying power of nearly id="mce_marker" trillion – a figure larger than the gross domestic product of most countries in the world.

Houston Black News, Religion, Business, Sports and Entertainment | Forward Times

J Boney Speaks Column

The phrase “Who’s your daddy?” is a slang expression that, in one use, takes the form of a rhetorical question. It is commonly used as a boastful claim of dominance over the intended listener

In the 2004 American League Championship Series it was used as a sarcastic chant by New York Yankees fans against, then, Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martínez after he made the statement, “They beat me. They’re that good right now. They’re that hot. I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy.”


There was a time when I was very young that people would intimidate me because of the color of my skin. My mother would put me on a Greyhound bus in Los Angeles and send me to Shreveport, Louisiana to bond with my grandparents and other relatives. Once that bus got to El Paso, Texas the driver would announce “From here on out we will observe segregation rules. Coloreds must sit in the back of the bus. When we come to rest stops you must use restrooms and cafeterias designated as colored.”

Houston Black News, Religion, Business, Sports and Entertainment | Forward Times

J Boney Speaks Column

I BELIEVE IN BLACK PEOPLE!That may seem a bit dramatic, but after having countless discussions with other black people about the state of black America, I feel it is important to shout it from the rooftops.

Within many in the black community, there is a feeling of hopelessness and disappointment about the ability for African-Americans to succeed and change the course of their future.  These feelings, for many, has and is being followed by symptoms of apathy and/or a lack of concern.


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