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v8_selma_marchA commemoration of the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery will take place March 4-9, led by the National Action Network.

With a potential 5 million voters being affected by prospective new laws in 34 states, the Rev. Al Sharpton says his Selma to Montgomery march to be held March 4-9, aims to expose what appears to be a goal of disenfranchisement in the Nov. 6 election.

v8_rape_kitsIn 2009 a 14-year-old girl reported that a man tried to rape her in her apartment complex. 

As it turned out, this wasn’t the first time this man allegedly struck in that same complex. As a matter of fact, he lived there! She didn’t know at the time but just two weeks before her attempted rape, the same thing happened to her next-door neighbor. That woman came home to find the masked man waiting her apartment. He told her he was going to rape her and tried to rip her pants off, but she fought him off.

v7_houston_floodAs promised, the Forward Times is following up with its readers about the flooding issues that plagued many of our residents on January 9th.   

In the article, “Rebuild Our Communities Now!  Flooding in Houston Still a Major Problem,” we discussed the many residents, particularly the elderly and low-income of Southeast Houston, were the unfortunate recipients of unexpected flooding in their homes and apartments.   

v8_nation_Texas_Capitol_NewsIndications that compromise might not be so far away arose last week in the redrawing of the House, Senate and U.S congressional districts of Texas. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, acting on behalf of the state, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) released statements of commitment to the negotiation process. The statements were made following orders by Judge Orlando Garcia, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, in San Antonio, for plaintiffs and defendants in the redistricting lawsuits to work together to resolve matters and to appear at a Feb. 15 court hearing.

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v8_texas_round_upHOUSTON, Texas – The City of Houston Police Department will be among more than 260 law enforcement jurisdictions across Texas, and 65 in the Gulf Coast region alone, that will be participating in the “2012 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up.”HPD and the Harris County Constables will join other regional participants in this statewide annual event, which officially begins Saturday, February 25, 2012, to look for individuals with outstanding warrants.

v8_black_women_orgby Julianne Malveaux

During Black History Month, the focus is often on individuals. The founder of the month (once Negro History Week) was Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and he chose the week that encompassed both the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. When other luminaries are mentioned, they are mostly men, but this year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has declared that women will anchor the month. It is great to lift up the many black women luminaries, including Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Elizabeth Keckley, Cathy Hughes, and so many others.

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v8_delores_hadnott“It is a privilege to serve people, a privilege that must be earned, and once earned; there is an obligation to do something good with it.” - Barbara Jordan

Her children rise up and call her blessed. Born in Arcadia, Louisiana, Delores Hadnott’s parents taught her the importance of education and instilled in her the drive and determination to help people.  Ms. Hadnott has one daughter, Crystal Denise, one son, Lawrence Oliver, one stepson, Lawrence Isaiah, one grandson, Ashton Josiah, one daughter-in-law, Shakwanna, as well as several children she has taken in as her own.

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