Last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama came a bit too little too late… Yes, it was perceived as a good speech in many circles but only because he finally focused on the one thing nagging at the heels of at least 1 out of every 10 Americans… We’re talking about JOBS.
Davey D interviewed me about Texas Rap and SXSW. Came out good. Davey D is the man.
Find out who wants to be the next Travis County Court at Law 3 judge - this is a misdemeanor court in Austin. Learn about Olga Seelig and John Lipscombe's background and how they decide whether to incarcerate young people or offer them community alternatives.
Young people in East Austin, Texas, are coming together to learn about political action and community organizing in a series of events and seminars hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta service sorority. Peep the highlights!
Get to know Tim Sulak & Amy Clark Meachum, candidates for district court in Travis County. Hear them talk about whether, as a judge, they would follow the law or their heart if they were in conflict.
Watch Bradford and Williams tell us why we should vote for them for Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. They talk about the work their campaigns have done on the East side of Austin, and they point out the differences between them.
Sadly 2010 is off to a shakey start with the story of this horrific police beating of an young violinist Jordan Miles who just several months ago played for First Lady Michelle Obama… This comes on the heels of recent stats showing that in 2009 close to 70 people were shot and killed by police in Houston/Harris County in Texas. 20-30 were killed in LA County in California.. Sadly 2010 is off to a shakey start with the story of this horrific police beating of an young violinist Jordan Miles who just several months ago played for First Lady Michelle Obama… This comes on the heels of recent stats showing that in 2009 close to 70 people were shot and killed by police in Houston/Harris County in Texas. 20-30 were killed in LA County in California..
The underground Hip Hop video genre has been quite disappointing lately- forgettable, in fact. Now that video equiptment is affordable, and rappers have aspirations of becoming actors, everyone and their mamas think they can shoot a quality video.
My homegirl, journalist and scholar Erinn Ransom, hit me up and astutely reminded me that today marks an important footnote in history - Sadly, it’s been forgotten by many. It's not within the small confines of Black History month and nowadays we’re at the height of football season... But it should be noted that today was the day that Shirley Chisholm declared her run for presidency back in 1972. As Erinn noted this was the jump-off of a path Barack Obama would eventually follow…
Since the recent tragedy that has befallen the proud and persevering nation of Haiti, there has been an outpouring of support followed by a few disturbing falsities being spread about the history of the island and its people. I wrote the following to shed some light on events during and around the Haitian Revolution.