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v13_nuisance_needy_feed_the_poor_articleHouston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council have introduced regulations aimed specifically at homeless people and it has many in the city of Houston concerned. If adopted, these new regulations regarding feeding the homeless would mark the third time in nine months that the council has acted to contain the city’s homelessness problem.

Last July, Houston City Council expanded the ordinance, making it illegal for homeless people to sleep on the sidewalk per the city’s so-called civility ordinance. Then in August, Houston City Council put a stop to homeless people coming within eight feet of patio diners.

banner_jboney_colorI thank God that He has given me the mentality of an overcomer and the internal drive to stay the course, no matter what comes my way. We all go through things in life that test us and challenge us in the most interesting ways.  

It is during these tough and challenging times that we are able to really find out what we are truly made of.  

v12_editorial_naacpNAACP President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and an NAACP delegation are in Geneva this week. They are reporting to the United Nations Civil Rights Council on the “rogue and malicious manner” by which some states in the U. S. are establishing new voting rights laws that disparately affect racial minorities.

v12_santorum_southern_strategy“I want my country back!”
“Let us see your birth certificate.”
“He’s a Muslim, not a Christian.”

These are just a few of the many phrases that have littered the internet and news outlets across the country talking about; you guessed it, President Barack Obama.

v11_gun_sales_increaseGun sales are booming.

Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.

That rush created a nationwide shortage.

v11_carroll_robinsonSince officially taking office in January of this year, several issues of concern at HCC have come to my attention that all taxpayers and concerned citizens need to be made aware.

I. HCC’s Contract with Qatar. The Qatar contract was not reviewed by any lawyer before $43 million of local taxpayers money was committed to help a foreign government while tens of thousands of Houston area residents still need financial help to attend HCC to secure an associate degree or workforce retraining. This happened before I was elected last year - November 2011. I support terminating this contract immediately.

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People often ask me, why I support women business owners the way I do.  

To me, I find it an awkward and odd question. I have never thought about the “why” behind my support and advocacy for women, as it is a part of my DNA.

It did, however, give me a moment to pause and think about why I support women.


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