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Volume 80 Number 12

Number 47

JANUARY 20-26, 2011

September 16 – 22, 2010 | FREE

HISD Changes

State Rep.

C tackles mployment By Odochi Ibe


Ron Reynolds

District names new Yates principal, Board president

Some big changes are coming to HISD, as one of the city’s oldest Black high schools gets a new ON (NNPA) - The Congressional Black Caucus is leader, and the school board gets its ent debilitating joblessness in the Black community first Black female president. veral sessions on the connection between education After an extensive search at its 40th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). that included applications from Keryl Douglas will be September 15-18 at the Walter E. Washington throughout er. the nation, W. Burris (D- Ill) recently hosted a panel on “Exploring the Houston ss Opportunities with the Federal Government.” Sen. Independent School advocate of looking toward the future when it comes District has believes Americans should devote time into learning named a new s and becoming aware of new jobs in the emerging principal for Yates High ★CBC Page 3 School. Sam- Samuel Coleman uel Coleman By Aswad Walker By ReShonda Tate Billingsley will begin Defender DEFENDER serving as the Defender leader of the on Reynolds, exas Southern University’s president Third has come Ward up or contact Wendy Adair the newly school later with a plan he hopes will put an end to a controThe Ft. Bend/Missouri University Advancement elected state this month. versy surrounding the painting over of some hisCity Chapter of the NAACP “I am unirepresentatoric murals on the campus of the historically Black has a new leader. Local atexcited and tive for Fort versity. But some students and community members EWS SERVICE against torney Keryl tions L. Douglas, whohis relative, who’s Paula Harris honored to County’s District wonder if his contribution of $50,000 for a become Preservation older than the age Bend of 65. served as Former Executive part of a school that has is a proud product of plan is enough to undo the damage. University of financial Harrison faces charges 27, of False Director of NAACP-Houston such a officials rich and important history Fort Bend County public say they know it’s not enough, but it’s a first rris County has Statement to Obtain Credit, from 1990-1999, has become in step. the community as well as a “We know $50,000 isn’t enough for the whole project. passionate and involved alumni Tampering withschools,aincluding Willowfor theft andpresident. the new base,” said Coleman. “I want to It’s just enough to bring in a conservator to analyze the ridge High School, which tments recently Governmental Record, Theft, Douglas also served on honor the tradition of Yates, but I is facing possible closure. against the Edwin and Misapplication of national NAACP staff as ★MURALS, 7 to raising the bar also lookPage forward This graduate of Texas from Regional allega- Director Fiduciary Property. Three of of Region VI and creating opportunities for kids le from encompassing an eld- the degree University and the ficharges ve states ofare firstSouthern to succeed and to graduate fully ecile Harrison felonies that expose Harrison the Texas Tech University Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, prepared for the college and career sponsible for a andup to Mexico. 99 years or life inSchool prison. of Law is the first Arkansas, New of their choice.” elated issues in succeeds The fourth felonyAmerican to repBorris Miles James White Stefani Johnson African Coleman comes to Yates from Douglas, Atty. Ronis a state jail Let usCarter know what youEric think adout the Mural Preservation Houston - District 146 Hollister - District 12 Dallas - District 102 Dallas - District 100 his indictments the San Diego resent Fort Bend in Austin Reynolds, who was recently on Friday @ We want to hear from you!Unified School District, where he most recently om the elected allegaThis State Representative ★INDICTED,since PageReconstruction. 3 for minority contracserved as the special education and has begun his present historic fact, along with program manager. He started his tors. Right now there important work with the 82nd a desire to make some career in education as a teacher are so many Black- and State Legislature in Austin, history of his own, fuels at the Sweetwater Union High Latino-owned busicompany Place of Birth Texas. Reynolds’ aspirations for School District in California, • Partner, Brown, Brown & nesses that are capable Jackson, TN Douglas’ first order of where he taught special education his freshman term as a Reynolds, P.C., law firm and qualified, but don’t as well as core educational classes business is to vastly increase state lawmaker. • Former Associate Municipal Education get the contracts that go before moving to administration the membership, committee Judge for the City of Houston Reynolds takes with • Willowridge High School to serve in multiple roles including to the good ole boys. I • TSU Adjunct Professor activity, visibility, effectiveness • Texas Southern University, B.S. him to Austin experience lead special education/academy want to level the playing (Barbara Jordan / Mickey Leland Public Affairs & Criminal Justice, and presence of the Branch. as an entrepreneur, lawprogram coordinator as well as a The Houston community is remembering College of Public Affairs). Magna Cum Laude Building on the foundation dation by city Imani Evans extend included significant capital field. a yerstaff and to former associate vice-principal and interim princilongtime political • Texas Tech University Law laid byFROM the former Presidents, L TO THE NNPA the contracts of judge Starfor the investments, during a peripal. He holds a bachelor’s degree municipal Family School, J.D. activist who died Sept. 11, Defender: What are she asserts, “We need ALL Concessions DALLAS EXAMINER Hudson Moreod Married of uncertainty following from Alliant University, a master’s to Dr. Jonita Wallace Cityand of Houston. the major2010. issues Beulah facing Shepard, Reynolds; daughter,attacks Lacey degree from National University hands on deck in continuingRetail Salesover, Professional the 9/11 terror ulti- twoReynolds firms with plans to 89, made her mark both Ronee. failed to carry the the state of Texas and your • Business owner - title and is pursuing a doctorate degree. the extraordinarily NPA) - The arcane worldimportant of ties tohonor prominent mately his words to live locally and nationally as a “We are excited to welcome district? work ofhas the NAACP, whichDemocrats,by, ons contracts been laid including State argument. “To whom much is tireless fighter for civil Sam to Team HISD and we know Reynolds: I see ecostill relevant Giddings and In the three years since me, what not theyonly seeisisn’t pretty. andRep. Helengiven, rights and political jusmuch is required,” he is going to lead the Yates faculty spoke with Reynolds rein office? being necessary, also is needed thetime council first embarked nomic challenges sometimes heated but discussion, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie tice. and community in their efforts as a member of the 82nd these Bernice challenges on its Ron Reynolds: Public a big hurdle with the ed city now council voted 8-7 Bernice Johnson - without a Love Field modernHelen gardingEddie as it was at its inception, to become one of the best high Funeral services will be Legislative Session facing education economic l that would given more competitive bid. ization plan,andthe conces- state facing Giddingsand more.Johnson a $25 billion if nothave moreso.” schools notBeaulah only in Houston, but held at 10am at Galilee numerous daunting chalempowerment—offering oncession space in aincludes renovat-among The essence of the city sions contracts have shortfall. Douglas Unlike the D.S. Bailey in the nation,” said Aaron Spence, MBC, 6616 Shepard lenges. What more inclu- issue, federal budget, we can’t HISD Chief High Schools Officer. rminal toher theadministration’s airport’s current emerged as will by far the mostgrowth, contentious plans, staff recommendation that the no-bid contracts Defender: Lane. Pastor Edwin The Defender recently you focus during your sion and opportunities “He has tremendous administrative ut a competitive bid engage - for aall would be appropriate given the incumbents’ andon have led to accusations of political carry over “To invite and a deficit. We Davis, officiating. Interment: Houston years. experience, the desirability of minimizing dis- favoritism on both sides. HREYNOLDS, Page 3 HHISD, 7 e of some long-timeHNAACP, councilPageruptions during the renovation and the busi★SHEPARD, Page 4 Page 4 uncil overruled a recommen- ness risks taken by the incumbents, which ★AIRPORT CONTRACTS, Page 4 NNPA SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

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“Psych”-ing Out Dulé Hill Kickin’ back with K’Naan INTERVIEW

By Kam Williams

Defender By‘Gus’ Kam Williams Dulé Hill stars as Burton Guster on the USA Network series, CONTRIBUTING WRITER00 “Psych,” which airs on Wednesdays at 9 PM CT. Best known for his work as Charlie Young on “The West Wing,” Hill first came to promiSomalia. The name alone conjures up Wright images of nence as The Kid opposite Savion Glover and Jeffrey in the unbridled destruction, andFunk.” ruthless Broadway production of “Bring merciless in ‘Da Noise,warlords Bring in ‘Da terror. A credits place also where nobody safe from the atrocities His stage include “Blackisand Blue,” “Shenandoah” and war,Rascals.” and where eight year olds handle AK-47s like “TheofLittle In 2007, he returned to the stage where he starred toys. When Forbes magazine recently unveiled in “Dutchman,” Amiri Baraka’s Obie award-winning play abouttheir a white “Most Destinations,” above train Iraq woman who Dangerous seduces a naïve, bourgeois BlackSomalia, man on a subway Afghanistan, withand terrifying results. topped the list. But it’s also “The Nation of Poets,” where a poem can bothininspire Born to Jennifer Garner and Bertholomu Hillshire Orange,peace New and Jersey onend Maywars. 3, 1975 and raised with his elder brother, Bert, in nearby Growing up, it was both thesewhen Somalias that and Sayreville, Dulé began attending danceofschool he was three informed Warsame, who isin received his firstmusician/emcee break in 1983 as theK’naan understudy to Savion Glover hisKid” ownonmusical via aonunique blend of reg“Theforging Tap Dance Broadway.path He went to perform the lead pop, soul tour and,alongside above all, hip-hop. Recorded rolegae, in thefunk, musical’s national Harold Nicholas. primarily in Kingston, Jamaica at Bob Marley’s home studio, his second album, “Troubadour,” includes contri-

In 1999, he joined the cast of the acclaimed NBC series “The West Wing,” playing the personal aide to the President (Martin Sheen) and, subsebutions by the likes of Damian Marley, Mos Def, Chali quently, deputy special assistant to the chief of staff (Allison Janney). Dur2na, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Adam Levine of ing his seven seasons on the series, Hill garnered an Emmy Award nominaMaroon 5. tion and four NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting During his early childhood, the Western music, which Actor in a Drama Series, as well as receiving 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards reached K’naan’s ears was pretty much limited to “Bob as part of the ensemble in a drama series. Marley and Tracy Chapman,” until at 10, he became On the big screen, Hill appeared opposite William H. Macy in an adapfascinated by the hip-hop being emitting from a tiny car tation of David Mamet’s “Edmond,” and Andrew Davis’ “The Guardian.” speaker. “I had heard a rap verse, but I had no idea what His film credits also include “Holes,” an adaptation of the award-winning it was back then,” he recalls. children’s novel by Louis Sachar, plus “Sugar Hill,” “She’s All That” and At 14, K’naan and his three best friends were attacked theby independent filmjust “Sexual warlords, one Life.” of countless indelible images for Here, he talks about a lighthearted, crime-solving the impressionable“Psych,” teenager. Having chased themseries where he through plays a private eye whose partner (James Roday) pretends to be clairvoythe streets of Mogadishu, eventually cornering ant.the boys in an alley, the men began shooting. K’naan KW: Hey,injury, Dulé, thanks forthree the time. avoided but his friends were brutally DH: Oh, it’s my pleasure. gunned down. KW: Do youthat believe people psychicofpowers? Have you Certain it was onlyhave a matter time before herever

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reflection. They’re not so strict about of the TV series “I Spy,” with about a year ago. It was stir-fried vegetables sticking to the script. If we Bill Cosby and Robert Culp. KW: How do you feel about with Szechuan sauce. I made it a little too come up with something reHave you ever gotten that being nominated for an NAACP continued from page 1 spicy, I admit, but I think everybody ally funny to do while we’re before and what do you think of Image Award seven times but experienced anything psychic enjoyed it, aside from all the sweating. on themother set, they’ll allow us to the comparison? never winning one? met the same fate, K’naan’s infamily real life? KW: How do you think African music will go off on to that tangent, and 80 DH: I have heard that DH: I’m sort of like the would daily that through DH:travel I do believe therethe firefight influence the rest of the world in the compercent of the time, it’ll end before, but I don’t know much Susan Lucci of the NAACP theaU.S. embassy infolks the hopes of securing are few of those rare ingfigured years?out upDespite on the show. Having that about “I Spy.” I’ve Awards. {Laughs] So, whenvisas forwith heraand loved ones. out there sixthher sense K: I think already affecting that they were detectives, andit’s actually ever I get a nomination, I never dailyreally denials, shepsychic persisted, andfreedom on the to lastmove within the who do have the world in a big way now. People just structure helps a lot. It’s kind of that there’s a Black and white take it too seriously. It’s all day theBut U.S. embassy was in Somalia, powers. I think the majoraren’t aware of it. For instance, there’s a like jazz or any kind of improv. connection, but I’ve never good, though. received visas leave ity of people whotoclaim to for be America. great tune by Coldplay called “Strawberry a great collaborative effort, seen a full episode. So, I can’t KW: What advice do you “Youare can’t even it,”It’s says psychics frauds. Asdescribe for It’s essentially Afro-Pop music. whichliberathelps the show to be so say whether I seeSwing.” any simihave for anyone who wants to K’naan. “Itnever is theexperienced most sensational, myself, I’ve And most Weekend’s music is funny. it’s impossible to say larities. Maybe I should try toof Vampire follow in your footsteps? ing feeling. There except was the weight of aBut world anything personally, Afro-Pop. Africa has influenced many of the exactly what makes it all click. download it. DH: I’d say, set a vision and of one hope on your shoulder suddenly on occasion when I was athat has biggest bands. So, I believe Africa has When lightning KW: Harriet also says she go for it, because there’s power kid with aItfriend of mine who landed. was only then that I started to get strikes, you already crept in and changed music in the just have read that you were recently in commitment. And you have has away since. thispassed certain value of He lifewas that I never hadto enjoy it and hope it West. People just don’t know to call it continues denied membership on a Screen to be disciplined, and willing spending night overpossessions at my before.”the With little and no a while longer. African. KW:famiI’d guess that the key Actors Guild (SAG) comto take risks and to put in the house and tried wake him up and his knowledge of toEnglish, K’naan If you could have one wish instantly isflight the chemistry mittee because you KW: couldn’t effort. I stayed the course when because he was to ly boarded themumbling last commercial out of and comic timgranted, what would be? in L.A. even prove residency. Do you think ingsettling of the stars, I was that struggling himself in his for sleep. I asked Mogadishu New Yorkhim before in you and James K: Wow! That would be for agot sudden shift someone might one-day object Roday, because you guys seem after my dough low and what he was talking about and Toronto. in my country from war, distrust and death to your running for president on my agent had dropped me. I verythe natural he said, “Oh, man, I had this reflect The tunes on Troubadour sumand give the feeling to peace, love and harmony. this basis? that you spent really like each other. only had enough money to dream that your life littleexperiences. cousin of K’Nasan’s Having Musician/emcee K’Naan Warsame is forging his own musical path via a unique blend KW: Are you ever afraid? DH: That information she Well, James and I have cover about another month was andpart bothering the here better of the me lastbytwo years DH: on the of reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop. K: Yes of what received may be a little off.II am, but andnot a half of mypeople bills atordithat climbing on my over back.”50It countries turned been road, visiting fromgood friends ever since narily fear, fortunately. My fears all in don’t think that’s true, because joined the the cast. There’s a point. I rememberare sitting out that later day of my to we Slovenia tothat Peru toone Vietnam Uganda, internal. I’m afraid my room own self I served on several SAG comrespect there K: forI each my of living and more saying cousins come overdocument and start ofmutual album did is the sonic an artist can’t remember specifically, it was soccer in your youth? than of anything external. mittees just last year. I actually other’s talent, artistry and that I was determined to be an messing with him. That was with much to share, and disproves rap just one of those moments when I had a K: Yes I am, and I did play, like most KW: Are you happy? asked to be pulled off some humanity. Plus, we have a good actor, that I was either going definitely strange. But besides music’s detractors who say that hip-hop has melody in my head other children. Dulé and Hill a discontented, K:because Happiness, to I think, is one of the most committees this year time on the set, and enjoy being be successful at it, or spend that, I haven’t had any psychic nothing new left to say. melancholy feeling. I just wrote haveasyou received by the development of mythat. character I’mKW: notHow as hyped Gusbeen is. I’m elusive things onthe therest planet. I life believe that of my schedule. I didn’t want to around each other. We don’t of my trying. experiences. The CD’s first single, “Wavin’ Flag,” has KW: Did it emanate at all fromsay. your Americanand hip-hop community? is headed, I can’t ButchildI’d smoother more laidback. I in retrospect. serve,been if I couldn’thappiness devote myis only appreciated take and ourselves seriously. KW: How did you get KW: I an guess Miss Cleo ofsensation, become international was toohood? K: Great! You can tell from what’s really like to see Gus date more. do like to have fun and to play So, I’m always happy, given that I later find time to it. So, I pulled myself That goes a long way, because through those tough times? Psychic Friends Network infothe official anthem of the World Cup K: I think everything kinda’ does. have to happening for me. They’ve all been very He doesn’t necessarily games; otherwise, I don’t think out that I was. the committees. we don’t have to manufacture DH: It’s really about mercial fame ruined it for this real summer Championship hosted by South Everything ais kind of shaped by but lifejust in gensupportive love foroff what I do. succeed at dating, step I’m too muchand likeshowing him. KW: How can your fans helpinyou? KW: Is there any question sense of camaraderie when the having faith yourself. The psychics once she was exposed Africa. Reaching over 150 countries, the eral, so I guess out it does feel like mynow childKW: Where do you think hip-hop is headthere, especially that KW: Your parents are from K: By being understanding of the thing. fact that no one ever asks you, that you cameras start rolling. We come mind is a powerful as a fraud. signature song was featured on K’Naan’s hood might haveShawn been and an influence. But ed? Juliet’s relationship Jamaica. Marcus Garvey is I don’t make music for them, but that I wish someone to worksaw looking have athings great are pretty subconscious. You really have to challenge DH: Yeah, any Jamaican FIFA-sponsored Trophy Tour, which the tothose K:ofI the think it willheroes always go through phas- would? is really kicking off. Gus has to one greatest from make music that’s about my past and about DH: I would say something yourself to stay the course, everyday. ourDo jobyou still feel a strong connection could’ve told you from the first histime emerging rap star spreading message to We get KW: es, like how country. philosophy in ancient times start asking, what am I going to your parents’ If Garvey internal instincts. They done, but the set is a fun place about falling shortmy of most the barhonest even when everything time they saw the commercial soccer fans in concerts staged all around the to Somalia? wouldalive celebrate the body and the physical do with my life? were today, what do you need to understand that more than I set and for myself, seems to be saying,anything “Pack that she was a fake, because her to be. world. K: Yes, I have many, many memories, for a he while, then focus on the mind the or about my think would have said about KW: Are James Roday and else. Wherever I go,shop.” it’s not aboutGod them, faith, because I’m a Christian. KW: Has your role on up When toldbut accent was terrible. [Laughs] K’naan has also re-recorded new versions which have impacted my life. dating in real spiritual. I think that those phases happen to the fact that we now have an Maggie Lawson where the music takes me. howWere do you listening to a lot of me to go to L.A., he didn’t KW:track How have been and“Psych” of the with you Will.i.Am Frenchevolved, andKW: us as well, and hip-hop is one of theKW: bestSo, how important is African-American president? life? KW: What has say beenthere the wouldn’t happiest moment faith to you, and how often do you see it evolving further? be any able to keep it so darn funny and dance producer David Guetta and a bilinAmerican music while barometers what is happening, because it DH: Wow!ofI would hope DH:growing I believe up? that’s public of your life? you fall short of the bar you set DH: The role has definitely struggles. He told me to fresh this long? TheSpanish show is pop singer gual for versions with K: You could knowledge, live in Somalia forever reflects the feeling I see that he would be proudofofyoung the people. now, so I thinkand it’s K: The birth of my first son. for yourself? evolved since the pilot season. keep pressing through. So, I hilarious! David Bisbal, French MC Fefe, AI Otsuka never need music outside my musictaking as following country’s that majorthe stepfeeling. DH: Faith is theKW: safefrom for me to say,Somalia. “Yes, they Do you have any regrets? Steve Franks had always promnumber had to get my mind right. For one, you have fromDH: Japan, Jackie Cheung and Jane Zhang There are a lot of different styles and a vari- forward. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do But I think he might are.” K: Iabove guess I do have some that it was going one priority in my life, KW: Well,regrets, thanksbut again tofrom take China, your hatTattoo off to Steve Colour fromised Thailand, ety to ofexpand. musical ideasKW: developing right there. you see? also say that the race doesn’t How much would you none big enough to obsess about. If you compare the first few all, and trying to live up to my Dulé, and best of luck with Franks, show’s creator, andHHP from South Nancy the Arjam from Egypt, KW: What did say it mean have K: there. [Chuckles] try to stop We still Interesting… have further I often you’refor likeyou yourtocharacter, KW: How do you want to be remembered? episodes from the first season to potential. At the same time, I the season finale this week. toAfrica, the writing staff that he’s in as-Greece, Turkey and other artists Wavin’ Flag become find facethe of floodgates my teenage I don’t to go the to open andyears. Gus? the anthem of the K: As life, someoneAnd who always interested recent ones, you’llWorld see that the know that in my personal I’mwas already looking sembled. They’re very good at and elsewhere. Cup? know whether it’s like this for everybody, create more opportunities for DH: I don’t think I’m like in walking through life in a positive way quality of Shawn and Gus’ inI fall short often. To me, it’s forward to next season and seeing we’reHi going both thanks so much Kamwhere Williams: K’naan, K: I used to get very excited the but I can’ttofind it. that same Gus at all, really.watching I don’t store our people achieve and in affecting people in a positive way. teraction is richer, and that Gus always about not repeating my seeing your character further onscreen and as actors, and for the time. World Cup on TV child. to have KW: is in your favorite to cook? lotsas of atrivia in So, my brain. He level of What success other fields dishmistakes again for theon interview, stands up for himself a little and about KW: tryingThanks to developed Psych. getting in that lane and taking K: My pleasure. any kind of involvement with the World K: It probably would be good if I cooked knows something about evso they can fully realize the K’Naan, and best of luck on your tour. I more. It’s a fuller friendship improve each day. That’s what DH: Thanks aworld lot, Kam. it further. Theywas alsothe giveinspiration us a KW: What for Wavin’ Cup is a big, bigerything, honor. like all these random more, butDream. I just don’t do it very often. When American K: Thank you so much, Kam. at this point. As for where the I work on in quiet moments of really appreciate it. lot of freedom, which is good. Flag? KW: Are you afacts soccer fantheand did you play I do,KW: I find it very enjoyable. about Eighties. I think “Psych” reminds me I made a dish

“There’re technological advances in the “CBC Foundation has an ongoing project including their fight for equality. The ultieuros ($6.3 billion) a year to stop illegal African immihiring process” Scott said. “A computer to increase AIDs awareness with fulltime mate goal is for people to be able to come gration and avoid a “Black Europe.” now scans each looking for key research on how to prevent the spread of this together and have open and honest discusMassaging old racial wounds and growing concerns, JANUARY 20-26, | 2010 DEFENDER SEPTEMBER 16 –2011 22,application | DEFENDER 33 words and phrases and we want the commu- disease,” Scott said. “We have a grant from sions. Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on fears that millions of nity to be cognizant of these changes to the Centers Said Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive Africans, who once the subjugation tian first, and refuse to golived under Defender: What vic- of to the legislative task atfor Disease Control and are parReynolds CBC increase their chances.” ticipating with other Black organizations to director of the coalition, “Black communiEuropean colonial rule and who were made citizens against my core Christian tories do you hope to of hand? continued frompage page Continued from 11 beliefs.those Next, making achievetoduring thistosesReynolds: have a hisThis year’s conference will also attempt to getI out more attention to the public.” ties are in crisis. It’s critical that we support nations, would continue migrate their green industry. sure I always put my consion? tory of working with people break down the complex new healthcare law This year the conference will have at least the empowerment of anyone who desires to “Mother Country” impoverished, and without clear Theto balance Congressional Caucus of party. I hope stituents’ needs before my Reynolds: My number have the bud- Blackregardless through Cliff-notes-type guidebook. workshop focusing on Black women. contribute something positive to rebuilding means of effective employment. one goal is to see a piece Foundation, which the legislative con-theone own. To be an I canFree use relationships get, andawill have funds to take healthcare screenings, want all aspects of the community our families, including LGBT people.” leader I must have a pulse of legislation passed in ference, wants to ensurepanel that thediscussions, Black comI have with “But somewe Repubsome serious cost-cutting munity is aware of the changing job market, of community’s needs. the area of public school licans to do what’s in measures. This will be difand forums on serious medical issues in the especially the those at a higher risk to be ★GADDAFI, Page 6 new jobs and how towants prepare for them. And I’m not putting the finance. Right now it’s best interest of Fort Bend fi cult because who Black community will be return to the “So many people will never rich, famous, and powmessed up but no one and Houston, not the best to cut health and human featured. But there will jobs they lost,” said Rep. interest Elijah E.of Republicans erful before the people. is willing to fix it. Fort services? Who wants tobe cut The CBC wants to ensure that the Black community is aware of the chang- This happens too often. Cummings (D-Md.), honorary co-chair of particular focus on Bend gets less per stuor Democrats. Having criminal justice? Another job market, this year’s events. “It’smarour to in ing dent than Lamar ISD and grown up a single par- new jobs and how to prepare for them. tremendous challenge willresponsibility HIV/AIDS and bone

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increase their ability to doofthe jobs are Y. Sherman Defender: WhatBy doShantella you others. This creates winentthat household where I be redistricting because SPECIAL TO THE NNPA FROM THE WASHINGTON INFORMER available to them.” row donation. informed,” Scott added. foresee as your greatest ners and losers because often had to go without, I its partisan nature. Texas They will be holding several town hall The sessions will include “Beyond a Also, for the first time in its history, the challenge as a freshman more money generally has had tremendous growth can bring a perspective of (NNPA) - In what appears to be better a racially incendiary meetings throughout week looking to discussout National representative? attracts teachers. for the AIDS least Strategy: Next Steps in the conference is partnering with the National unlike most states andthewill move, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, jobs and education, said Cummings. Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Black America” Black Justice Coalition to hold an LGBT Reynolds: Like a Everyone should be equal of these. I bring comprobably pick up four seats recently offered to stem the steady influx of Africans Elsie Scott, president of the CBC and “Sister Speak: Reducing HIV/AIDS in leadership summit. The coalition is the only continued freshman in high school when it comes to educamon sense approaches in Congress.from Howpage those1 into Ivarious European in an effort to keep Foundation, said thatwill people needtotohow know the Black Community” and “Beyond Blood: nation-wide Black gay civil rights organizaor college must earn the nations tion because it impacts we can deal with districts are drawn Europe white and civilized. Gaddafi told Italian Prime that federal jobs are available, but it’s no Bone Marrow Donation Among African tion. that carries a punishment respect of my colleagues; everybody. It’s not fair these challenges withdetermine a lot because Minister Silvio Berlusconi on a recent trip to Rome that longer a matter of taking a civic exam and Americans A Health and Wellness The goal of this summit is to bring attenpay my dues so to speak, of up to two years state to children who get less out hurting people in the Republicans wantin them the European Union (EU) should pay him at least having an application read by a supervisor. Luncheon.” tion to issues pertaining to gays and lesbians; and hit the ground runresources because of 5bn long run. Also, being to be Republican-leaning prison. euros billion) a yearwhere to stopthey illegal African technological in the has an ongoing project including their fight for equality. The ultining. I’ll do ($6.3 this by showlive whenimmiyoung (under “CBC 40) I Foundation bring and“There’re Democrats want themadvances Harrison, 54, has not gration and avoid a “Black Europe.” hiring process” Scott said. “A computer to increase AIDs awareness with fulltime mate goal is for people to be able to come ing my strong work ethic, it’s all public tax dolnew and fresh ideas, like to be Democrat-leaning. Massaging racial wounds and growing concerns, now scans eachinapplication for key social research on how been charged hiswill offi-be looking that my word is myold bond. lars. Finding a funding utilizing media to to prevent the spread of this together and have open and honest discusAnother challenge Gaddafi hoped to capitalize on fears that millions of words and phrases and we want the commudisease,” Scott said. “We have a grant from sions. Also, it takes 76 votes to formula that works across engage those unengaged the immigration We cial capacity, and issue. the alleAfricans, who once lived under the subjugation of nity to be cognizant of these changes to the Centers for Disease Control and are parSaid Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive get things done. There are the board is critical. in the past and bringsee how do controversial that gations involve European colonial to rule and who were made citizens increase theirnot chances.” ticipating not enough Democrats Number two, some kind of ing young people to with the other Black organizations to director of the coalition, “Black communiwas in Arizona. But Texas any loss to Harris County. those nations, would continue to migrate to their This year’s conference will also attempt to get out more attention to the public.” ties are in crisis. It’s critical that we support get legislation passed. So of health care that works table. I hope to lead the has more Hispanics than “Mother Country” impoverished, and without clear breakHarris down County the complex new healthcare law This year the conference will have at least the empowerment of anyone who desires to Still, Judge I need 75 people to agree for Texans—more money effort on a local level Arizona; so, that’s going to voices will be heard. Tea Party is the squeaky means of employment. through a Cliff-notes-type guidebook. Free one workshop focusing on Black women. contribute something positive to rebuilding with me. That means I for CHIP and making sure to re-engage the Obama be aEmmett big fight. Ed said he wants What are wheel driving theour families,Defender: healthcare screenings, panel discussions, “But we want all aspects of that’s the community including LGBT people.” must build relationships. more seniors have access voters—the young profesyour guiding principles? Harrison ★GADDAFI, Page 6 and forumsremoved on seriousfrom medical issues in the especially those atconversation. a higher risk Iftowe beento quality healthcare. sionals. Right now, the Defender: How do you Reynolds: I’m a Chrisgage young people, their Black community will be the job. see those issues playing featured. will be “LookingButout? at there the importhemselves particular focus on Reynolds: Immigratance of thatand position HIV/AIDS bone for martion county, reform and voter ID this at this time, will likely happen. We bond ratings and alltothose (Democrats) have play things, think it’s since very defense,I especially continued from page it’s a Republican important that hesupermaeither1 jority. Our appeal has to be bethatsuspended or step carries a punishment “Don’t take these drastic of up to years in state down in two some form or measures prison. because they’re fashion,” said. notHarrison, good Emmett for our 54, children.” has not For example, Governor Harrison the been chargeddenies in his offiPerry was toying with optcial capacity, and the allecharges, saying he is coning out of Medicaid. How gations not involve fident his do innocence will many families willCounty. that any loss to Harris be proven. impact? I understand you Still, Harris County Judge want to talk tough, it’s Emmett saidsaid if Harrison Ed Emmett he but wants going to have a tremendous Harrison from won’t step removed down willingimpact the job.upon seniors. Ours ly, he says heanplans to is going to beat “Looking theappeal impormake surethatHarrison is to the consciousness tance of positionoffor people to do right even suspended until the this county, at this time, though it mayand unpopular bond ratings all those charges work be their way with a growing of things, I think number it’s very through the court system. the electorate. important that he either wife has beHarrison suspended or also step Defender: What is theor downcharged. in some form been greatest bring fashion,”attribute Emmettyou said. Harrison denies the charges, saying he is confident his innocence will be proven. Emmett said if Harrison won’t step down willingly, he says he plans to VOLUMEsure 80 NUMBER 12 make is VOLUME 79 ••Harrison NUMBER•47 suspended the JANUARY 20-26, SEPTEMBER 16until – 22,2011 2010 charges work their way through the court system. Harrison wife has also Publisher been charged.



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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele gave up his reelection bid last week, after it became apparent that he did not have enough votes to win another stint at the forefront of the GOP. Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus won with 97 votes over second-place finisher Saul Anuzis. After a fourth round of voting, Steele watched his numbers decline for a third consecutive time and decided to throw his support behind Maria Cino. Steele gave a short speech when he stepped aside, saying that now was the time for a new direction. “Two years, we’ve had a good time. We’ve done a

lot of good things,” lot of risks we turned Steele told RNC it around.” members accordSteele found ing to ABC News. himself in plenty “The party wants of hot water during to do something a his tenure, however, little bit different and including blunders hopefully a little bit Reince Priebus in the media such as better.” going against party His comments lines and maligning come in stark conArizona Governor trast to what he told Jan Brewer for that state’s Immigration the AFRO earlier law. Alongside his this week, as Steele perceived lack of touted the progress fundraising success the Republican Party for the party, many made under his lead- Michael Steele Republican insiders ership. saw the need for change. “I feel good. What’s not “Everyone is basically to feel good about?” Steele working around him,” former said. “We took a moribund, GOP Rep. Vin Weber, of demoralized party that was Minnesota, told the Associtouted around the country as ated Press six months before an endangered species just Steele bowed out of the race. two years ago and through a lot of effort and by taking a “Republicans have sort of


and classroom level experience and above all a clear passion for kids and the drive and determination to ensure they succeed.” HISD Trustee Paula Harris, whose district includes Yates, said she is excited and optimistic about its new leader. “The community was extremely involved in the principal selection process at Yates and I know they will continue to be involved and work with him and his staff to create an environment for academic excellence.” Harris has other reasons to be excited as well. HISD’s Board of Education recently unanimously elected her to a one-year term. Elected to the Board in 2007, Harris represents District IV, which includes much of south Houston. As president, Harris said she is committed to representing all HISD children. A Houston native, Harris has a petroleum engineering degree from Texas A&M University and has worked in the oil indus-

initiatives aimed at making HISD the best school district in America. Those initiatives include the creation of HISD’s Strategic Direction and the ambitious Apollo 20 program aimed at transforming struggling schools. Meyers thanked his Board of Education colleagues, HISD teachers and administrators for their hard work on behalf of children. “It is because of you that HISD has a record number of schools ranked on Newsweek’s list of America’s best high schools, that our students are taking more AP exams than ever before and that five schools are National Blue Ribbon Award winners,” Meyers said. “These accomplishments are possible because of your tireless efforts and the contributions you make as a member of TEAM HISD.” Other 2011 board officers named Thursday are: First Vice President Manuel Rodriguez Jr., Second Vice President Anna Eastman, Secretary Carol Mims Galloway, and Assistant Secretary Michael Lunceford.

speaker.” Jackson agreed that Steele made great contributions, but in the end, wasn’t able to overcome his mistakes. “He’ll be remembered for all the controversy from the verbal gaffes to the money mismanagement,” Jackson said. “You will not hear people talk about the races

we won under his chairmanship. All the negative media coverage will overshadow what he was able to accomplish.” Steele said he had other things up his sleeve in case he didn’t win. He said “there’s always something to do: “I always have a plan B, C and D ... I’m not going away.”

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try for more than two decades, currently as director of community affairs for a major company. Harris is a published author who has been named to Black Engineer’s “50 Who Make a Difference” and “Key Women in Energy” as well as receiving the “Women of Color in Technology” award. She has been nominated for a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Role Model Award, which will be handed out later this month. Harris and her husband Dwayne are the owners of DPM Investments. Their daughter is an HISD student. “I’m very honored that my colleagues have entrusted me with this huge responsibility,” Harris said. “Our goal is to meet the needs of every child, family and community in the Houston area. We’ll continue working tirelessly to put together strategic plans to bring our schools to an even higher level.” Harris succeeds Trustee Greg Meyers, who led the board during a year that saw the launch of several high-impact

put together a mode of operation for this election cycle that does not put the RNC chairman in a central role. That’s not the optimal way of handling things. But, in a very strange way that gives him some protection because there’s no urgency to replace him—no matter how grave of a misstep he made.” Republican strategist Raynard Jackson said Priebus’ victory is evidence that the party is looking to re-evaluate the duties of the chairman. “His election tells me that no one will know what he’s doing,” Jackson said. “The party wants a technocrat - somebody who won’t be in the media. Furthermore, he [Priebus] will be horrible in the media,” Jackson continued. “He’s not a great public


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on Sports Max Edison Edison Max on Beall is the Man Sports What happens when you blister an opponent for a

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Houston back Bryce Beall. 31 yards in helping Compass, is the Official Beall scored three UTEP touch-in scored three touchto Beall a 54-24 win over Bank oftying the NBA, WNBA downs a career best and and downs tying a career the conference and theoff NBA Developmental rattled runs of 43, 35 and rattled off runs of 43, 35 and Texas Bowl Announces Class League. 31The yards in helping helping Houston 31 yards in Texas Bowl Houston Houston Rockets for- in to 54-24 win over UTEP UTEP to aa 54-24 win over in Committee recently ward Luis Scola and NBA/ the conference opener. the conference opener. announced the 2010 class of WNBA Legends Bob Lanier Texas Bowl Announces Class Texas Texas Bowl BowlAnnounces Gridiron Class Robert Horry, Felipe Lopez The Texas Bowl The Texas Bowl by Legends presented and Sheryl Swoopes along Committee recently Committee recently Wrangler and Cavender’s with over 100 BBVA Com-of announced the 2010 2010 class announced the class of Boot volunteers City, which includes pass as well as Texas Bowl Gridiron Gridiron Texas Bowl Pro Football Hall of Famers volunteers from theby HousLegends presented Legends presented Raymond Berry andbyJoe ton Chapter of AmeriCorps Wrangler and Cavender’s Cavender’s Wrangler and Greene,were former University Alums involved in of Boot City, which includes Boot City, which includes Texas defensive stars Bill extensive renovation efforts Pro Football Hall Moses, of Famers Famers Pro Football Hall of Bradley and Bob and which included new paint, Raymond BerryTexas and Joe Joe Raymond Berry and Aldine native, A&M landscaping andUniversity a completeof Greene, former Greene, University star and former Houstonand of overhaul of the library Texas defensive stars Bill Bill Texas stars Texan defensive Aaroncenter Glenn. technology featuring Bradley and Bob Moses, and Bradley and Bob Moses, and Texas Bowl Gridiron brand new computers, printAldine native, TexasbyA&M A&M Aldine native, Legends presented ers, books and Texas other educastar and former Houston star and former Houston Wrangler and Cavender’s tional resources. 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on H.S. Darrell Ardison Darrell Ardison Sports on H.S. Houston’s highSchool school Pearlandtop High volleyball teams continued Sports head football coach Tony

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By Max Edison Don’t look now but coach Tony Harvey’s Men’s basketball team has stormed out of the gate as SWAC competition heats up. The Tiger’s are playing outstanding basketball, opening the conference schedule on the road and Coach Harvey attributes much of the success to the team buying in to what he and his coaching staff are trying to convey. “The guys have Photos courtesy of the Texans bought in, they’ve #1 Right guard Antoine Caldwell, above, (college photo) and left tackle #76 allowed me to be the Duane Brown, below are key components of the Texan new rushing attack. chief and they be the Indians,” HarPhotos courtesy of the Texans Photos courtesy of the Texans vey “There’s #1shared. Right guard guard Antoine Caldwell, Caldwell, above, above, (college (college photo) photo) and and left left tackle tackle #76 #76 #1 Right Antoine nothing getting Duane like Brown, below are are key key components components of of the the Texan Texan new new rushing rushing attack. attack. Duane Brown, below that experience in hostile situations. As you have success, it becomes a little bit easier to coach. We’re still growing as a unit.” As usual, the team played a tough pre-conference schedule and in many cases, were short handed due to key players not being eligible, but yet and still, Harvey asks for no quarters. “The reality of where we are is we have to make money. The pre-conference schedule has been tough and we’ve played some very good teams,” he shared. “One thing I can say is our guys competed extremely hard in all of those games and those games were close, Kentucky transfer Kevin Galloway (13) leads the Tiger attack .


ell, it’s only the first game of the season, but By Max Edison Max Edison you have By to be excited about the way the fightDEFENDER DEFENDER in’ Texans dismissed their old nemesis, the Indy Colts, last weekend at Reliant. Of course, there was a sellell, it’s it’s only the first game of the season, but ell, first game out crowd that wasonly morethe than amped upof forthe theseason, kick-offbut of you have to be excited about the way the fightyou have to be which excitedlongsuffering about the wayTexan the fightthe NFL regular season, fans in’their Texans dismissed their old nemesis, nemesis, the the Indy Indy in’ Texans their old hope will be firstdismissed visit to the playoffs. Colts, last weekend at Reliant. Of course, there was a sellColts, Ofatcourse, there was a sellYou last alsoweekend have to at beReliant. enthused the intensity level the out crowd that was more than amped up for the kick-off of out that was morequite than amped the kick-off of teamcrowd displayed, which franklyup hasforbeen somewhat the NFL regular season, which longsuffering Texan fans the NFL regularon season, Texan fans underwhelming far toowhich many longsuffering occasions when the team hope will be their their first visit visit tooutcome the playoffs. playoffs. hope be first the takes will the field. Normally, theto is very predictable, Youfat also have to to be be enthused enthused at at the the intensity intensity level level the the You also have a big loss. team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat No, this was a different group of fightin’ Texans. On underwhelming on far far toowith many occasions whenled thebyteam team underwhelming on many occasions when the defense, they came outtoo a surly attitude, his takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. big fat fat loss. All-World defensive end Mario Williams aaEven big loss. potential No, this was different group of fightin’ fightin’ Texans. Texans. On On No, ready this was aa different of came to dominate, andgroup did just that. defense, they came out with a surly attitude, led by his defense, they with that a surly led simply by his The real keycame for theout squad, madeattitude, yours truly “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. “royal highness of surliness,” Bernard giddy with joy, was the way thesafety vaunted Texan Pollard. offense Even potential All-World defensive endJohnson Mario Williams Williams Even potential defensive end Mario performed. NowAll-World we all know that Andre is one of came ready truly to dominate, dominate, and did just justand that.Matt Schaub is a came ready to and did that. the world’s dominant receivers The real key for the squad, that made yours truly simply The real QB, key for squad, yours Pro-Bowl whothe can pass that withmade the best of truly them.simply What giddy with joy, was the way the vaunted Texan offense giddy withunsure joy, was the way vaunted Texan offense we were of was if thetherevamped offensive line performed. Now wearound all know knowinthat that Andre Johnson isprovide one of of performed. we all Johnson one could moveNow folks theAndre trenches and is the world’s truly dominant receivers and Matt Schaub is the world’s dominant Matt Schaublanes is aa Schaub withtruly enough time toreceivers pass andand create running Pro-Bowl QB, who can pass with the best of them. What Pro-Bowl who canFoster. pass with theI’m best of them. What for runningQB, back Arian Well, pleased to report we were unsure unsure ofthewas was ifwith the flying revamped offensive line we the revamped offensive line the were O-line passedof testif colors, for at least could move folks around in the trenches and provide could move folks around in the trenches and provide week one. Schaub withknow enough time to pass pass and create create running lanes Schaub with enough to running lanes Now we thetime Texans can and score points in bunches, for running back Arian Foster. Well, I’m pleased to report for back Arian I’m pleased report but running it traditionally has Foster. been anWell, air based attack.toAgainst the Colts, O-line passed theHarvey testthe with flying offense, colors, for at strategy. least Coach Tony directs the team’s the O-line passed the test with flying colors, for at least they introduced balanced which feaweek one. week tured one. the running of Arian Foster and the outcome was a even thoughcan in score most cases in webunches, didn’t play Now we we know know the Texans Texans can score points points in bunches, Now the record-setting afternoon. with our full compliment of players but it traditionally has been an air based attack. Against butConsider it traditionally hasArian beenFoster’s an air based attack. yards Against this: RB 231 rushing onin the first semester.” the Colts, they introduced the balanced offense, which feathe Colts, they introduced the balanced offense, on which fea33 carries (three TD’s) were the second-most Kickoff a result, Harvey and kept tured the running running ofAs Arian Foster and the the outcome was tured the of Arian Foster and was aa their Weekend in NFL history. He recorded theoutcome firststaff 200-yard focus on the basic nuances of the game record-setting afternoon. record-setting afternoon. rushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed and trying to improve. Consider this: RB Arian Foster’s 231125 rushing yards on this:in RB Foster’s 231 rushing yards on forConsider 191 yards theArian second half and yards in the “As a lower major conference school, 33 carries (three TD’s) were the second-most on Kickoff 33 carries (threeHouston’s TD’s) were second-most on Kickoff fourth quarter. 257therushing yards represented we hurt ourselves: points off turnovers, Weekend in NFL history. He recorded the first 200-yard Weekend in NFL history. He recorded the first 200-yard just the second 200-yard rushing performance in team his- offensive not rushed taking care rushing performance in rebound franchise put-backs, history. Foster Foster rushed rushing performance in franchise history. tory. of the basketball, not executing, forIt’s 191 yards in the second half and 125 yards in the are for 191 yards in the second half and 125 yards in the been said over and over again that in order forthose the types of things that have become fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented Texans to achieve their goals this season, they must fea- a prijust the secondbalanced 200-yard rushing performance in team team his-try to ority for us,” Coach “We just second 200-yard rushing performance in histure the a more offensive attack.continued. In other words, tory. set goals: we want to have single digit turntory. improve a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. It’s been said over and over again that in order for therun over games, we want to execute and It’sback been said Foster over and that inthe order for the Big Arian saysover the again team heard comments, Texans to achieve their goals this season, they must feaour offense, we want to defend off dribble Texans to achieve their line. goals this season, they must feaespecially his offensive ture a more balanced offensive attack. In other words, penetration and we want to rebound. ture“We’ve a moreheard balanced offensive attack. In other words, this whole offseason about how our run In our improve a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. last six-seven games, we have out-reboundimprove a rushing game that abysmal in 2009. game wasn’t as efficient last was year simply and how if we had a run Big back Arian Foster says the and teamcould heardhave the comments, ed our opponents. When you canthat,” do that it Big back says the team heard the comments, game, weArian could Foster have done this done especially his offensive line. gives you a chance. That means your team especially his offensive line. “We’ve heard this whole offseason about how our run is a little bit more aggressive and that’s “We’ve heard this whole offseason★TEXANS, about how Page our run 6 game wasn’t wasn’t as as efficient efficient last yeartoand and how if we we had had run what welast need do,how continue to aaberun aggresgame year if game, we could have done this and could have done that,” game, we could have done this and could haveSOUTHERN, done that,” Page 6 H TEXAS

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By Darrell K. Ardison DEFENDER

Several Houston area high By Darrell Darrell K.toArdison Ardison By K. schools projected earn a spot DEFENDER DEFENDER in the playoffs went into their third game of the season still Several Houston area high high Several area seeking thatHouston first victory. schools projected totoearn earn spot schools spot After projected advancingto the aaClass in the playoffs went into their in the playoffs went into their 4A state By semifinals last year, During his senior year in high school, Darrell Ardison third gameDawson of the the K. season still third game of season Pearland was onestill of Edgar was recruited by universities across seeking that first firstafter victory. seeking that victory. those schools losing to the country for academics and athletics. There was a time when Houston’s After advancing to the theSprings Class After to Class Class 5Aadvancing stalwarts Clear He also received an appointment from the African-American high school gradu4A state semifinals semifinals last year, year, 4A state andhad Conroe Oak Ridge.last Naval Academy before eventually being ates limited opportunities when it Pearland Dawson was (1-2) one of of Pearland Dawson was one DAWSON (1-2) vs. NIMITZ disqualified with an irregular heartbeat in came time to advancing to the collegiate those schools after losing to those schools to Dawson brokeafter into losing the winthe last round of qualifying. academic and athletic levels. Class 5A stalwarts stalwarts Clear Springs Class 5A Springs ning column withpart aClear 28-0 Texas A&M recruiter Charlie Thanks in Oak large to thevictory efforts of and Conroe Ridge. andthe Conroe Oak Ridge. 4A powroad of at perennial Thomas intensified his efforts to get Eda on select group high school coaches and DAWSON (1-2) vs. vs. NIMITZ NIMITZ (1-2) led DAWSON (1-2) (1-2) erhouse Dayton. The Eagles gar along with Worthing classmates Hugh counselors in Houston and throughout Dawson broke into into the Steve winDawson broke the win21-0 at halftime behind McElroy and Sydney Chachere to attend America, that scenario changed draning columnthree-yard with aa 28-0 28-0TD victory ning column with victory Orisakwe’s run, the school located in College Station, matically during the late 1960s and early on the road at at11-yard perennial 4A powpowon road perennial 4A Trethe Oliver’s scoring run Texas. Curtis Mills of Lufkin was another 1970s. erhouse Dayton. TheTD Eagles led erhouse The Eagles and an Dayton. eight-yard run led by African-American targeted by Thomas Edgar Alan Harvey was the recipient 21-0 atJones. halftime behindTDSteve Steve 21-0 halftime behind Paytonat A 40-yard pass Austin (dark uniforms) hopes to improve to 3-0 this week against rival Milby. Here they faced and the foursome eventually ended up as ofOrisakwe’s a previously unheard of chance to excel three-yard TD run, Scarborough last week in a 50-0 Orisakwe’s run, from Garry three-yard Kimble to TD Randall victory. suite mates at Texas A&M. atTre a university that had seldom opened its Oliver’s 11-yard scoring was run Tre Oliver’s scoring run Weeks in the11-yard third quarter “I don’t believe Coach Thomas ever doors toanBlacks or other minorities. This and eight-yard TD run by and an eight-yard by the only scoring in TD the run second he purposefully set up a tough Garner rushed for 164 yards and 3 loss to Elkins in the 2010 seareceived theuniforms) credit he deserved for isPayton his story.Jones. A 40-yard TD pass Austin (dark hopes to recruitimprove toadditional 3-0 this this week week against rival Milby. Dayton Here they they faced Austin (dark uniforms) hopes improve 3-0 Milby. Here faced Payton A 40-yard TD pass non-district half. Jones. schedule to help pre- to added twoto scoresagainst to sonrival opener, couldn’t ing African-Americans to Texas A&M,” Born to Jessie Lawrence Harvey Sr. Scarborough from Garry Kimble to Randall last week in a 50-0 victory. Scarborough last weekdown in a 50-0 from Garry Kimble to Randall pare DAWSON VS. NIMITZ for district games the victory. give SFA an advantage they overcome four first-half said Jessie Harvey, Edgar’s younger and BirdieinLee Williams on August 1, Weeks the third quarter was Weeks in the third was The Eagles look quarter to continue line. “You have to get through would never relinguish. turnovers despite rushing for 178 brother. “This came duringtough a time when 1949 inonly Dallas, Texas,in Edgar was the old-he purposefully the scoring the second settoup up Garner rushed for 164 to yards and 33 loss in to the Elkins in the the 2010 seathe scoring in the purposefully set tough Garner 164 yards and loss to Elkins in 2010 seatheironly winning ways thissecond week he some tough games getaabetter,” Milbyrushed will befor trying get into yards game’s first 24 minGene Stallings wasto thehelp coach and he had two additional scores to son opener, Dayton couldn’t esthalf. child to siblings Jessie Jr. and stepsis- non-district half. non-district schedule preadded to help pre- added additional scores of to son when they take on Aldine Wells said. schedule “There isn’t an easy the wintwo column at the expense utes. opener, Dayton couldn’t been a protégé’ of Pauldown “Bear” at SFA an advantage they overcome ters, Deborah and Donna Simmons. DAWSON VS. NIMITZ pare for district games theBryant give four the first-half first-half DAWSON down the give an advantage they overcome four Nimitz. VS. TheNIMITZ Cougars notched pare weekfor fordistrict us.” games their SFA long-time rivals. Buffs’ Angleton turned tables in the“You University of Alabama. Bryant had Raised by his mother and stepfather The Eagles look to continue line. have to get through would never relinguish. turnovers despite rushing for 178 178 Thefirst Eagles lookweek to continue “You to get through would never relinguish. for their win last by rally- line. AUSTIN (2-0)have vs MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman turnovers the seconddespite half. rushing Senior quarteronce pledged never to have blacks on his Lorenza Simmons, Edgar maintained a their winning ways this week some tough games to get better,” Milby will be trying to get into yards in the game’s first 24 mintheir winning thisroad week to get better,” Milby will be trying get into yards in the game’s 24 mining from behindways on the to some Thistough is angames old-fashioned rival- and dimunitive widetoreceiver back Quandre Diggsfirst (91 yards on football team.” strong with his Jessie Wells whenrelationship they take onfather Aldine Wells said. “There isn’t an easy easy the win win Bautista column at atwill the expense expense of utes. utes. when they take on Aldine said. isn’t an column the of defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so“There you can throw the the Sergio have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard While at Worthing High School, and step-mother Hester Louise Harvey. week Nimitz. Thewith Cougars notched forout us.” their long-time rivals. Buffs’ Buffs’ sneak Angleton turned the tables tables in Nimitz. The Cougars notched for us.” their long-time rivals. Angleton the in trailed 9-6 less than two week records the window. team primed for confrontation. to capturned a 53-yard, 15-play Edgar was a two-time Prairie Viewquarterback InterEdgar’s father passed away in 1979. their first win last week by rallyAUSTIN (2-0) vs MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman the second half. Senior quartertheir first win last week by rallyAUSTIN (2-0) vs MILBY (0-2) Lawrence Putman the second half. Senior quarterminutes remaining in the fourth SFA has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to give scholastic League (PVIL) rivalstate champion After family moved Houston, ing fromthewhen behind on the the toroad road to to This This is an anafter old-fashioned rivaland dimunitive widepossum receiver back Quandre Diggs (91 yards yards on on ing from behind on to is old-fashioned and wide receiver Quandre Diggs (91 quarter Torian Amos 3-0 demolishing Thedimunitive Wildcats played in back his team a 17-10 edge. in the hurdles (1966-67). Later in 1967, he Bautista Edgar attended Worthing High School defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so you can throw the Sergio Bautista will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard defeat Conroe 13-9. Nimitz ry game so you can throw the Sergio will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard hauled in a 65-yard touchdown Scarborough 50-0 at Barnett the first quarter against Dayton. The Wildcats were at it again became one the first African American and became in sports band. records trailed 9-6involved with less less thanand two outMustangs’ the of window. team primed for confrontation. confrontation. sneak to cap cap quarter. 53-yard, 15-play 15-play trailed 9-6 with than the window. primed for to aa 53-yard, pass from Flavies Heffner at two the records Stadium.out quarterback team In the opening 12 minutes, the sneak in the fourth athletes to receive ato fullimprove athletic scholarHe played the snare drum and ran hurdles SFA minutes remaining in the fourth SFA has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to give give minutes remaining in the fourth has a chance ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to 1:58 mark to provide game- Casey Davis tossed three touch- Broncos dictated the game’s Ryan Jackson, who rushed for ship to A&M. with the trackwhen team. Torian quarter when Torian Amos to 3-0 after demolishing The Wildcats played possum in his team a 17-10 edge. quarter Amos to 3-0 after demolishing The Wildcats played possum in his team a 17-10 edge. winner. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early Edgar began his Whilein the65-yard band, Edgar was one ofScarborough hauled inin aacoach 65-yard touchdown 50-0 back atcollegiate Barnettca- the the first quarter against against Dayton. The Wildcats Wildcats were were at at it it again again hauled 50-0 at Barnett quarter The Dawson Eric touchdown Wells said Scarborough more while running Tavares 10-0first advantage. After a Dayton. tough 8Page 6 reer and specialized in the hurdles In the leaders in introducing the use of the pass from from Flavies Flavies Heffner Heffner at at the the Stadium. Stadium. Mustangs’ Mustangs’ quarterback quarterback In the the opening opening 12 12 minutes, minutes, the the in in the the★H.S. fourthFOOTBALL, quarter. pass fourth quarter. at A&M lettering tenor forto 1:58drum mark tocadences providewhile the marching game- Casey Casey Daviswhile tossed threethree touch- Broncos Broncos dictated dictated the the game’s game’s Ryan Jackson, Jackson, who who rushed rushed for for 1:58 mark provide the gameDavis tossed three touchRyan Edgar Harvey receiving the 2009 Texas A&M mile-relay gold medal baton inwinner. parades. He also was a backup player winner. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early down passes and ran for two tempo andfollowing jumpedthe outNCAA to anChampionships. early HARVEY,10-0 Page advantage. 6 on the bass drum. Dawson coach Eric Eric Wells Wells said said more more while while running running back back H Tavares After aa tough tough 88Dawson coach Tavares 10-0 advantage. After ★H.S. 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on resources andSports environment necessary to help achieve Continued from page 5

a successful future and, in turn, a thriving Beall is the Man community.” Thehappens school also What whenwill you receive scoreboards blister annew opponent for a in therushing gymand backboards career high 195 yards nasium, and a new sound on just 19 carries. You’re systemC-USA for theOffensive cafeteria. named The total investment Player of the Week and that of the was revitalization honor bestowed onoftalJesse Jones School ented CougarHigh Jr. running by BBVA Compass will back Bryce Beall. exceed $200,000. This Beall scored three touchwas thetying firsta of six such downs career best and projects between BBVA rattled off runs of 43, 35 and Compass partner NBA 31 yards inand helping Houston Cares TEAM WORKS. to a 54-24 win over UTEPIN in SCHOOLS revitalization the conference opener. projects planned for later Texas Bowl Announces Class this year include The Texas Bowl schools in Birmingham, Dallas/ Committee recently Fort Worth, Phoenix, and announced the 2010 class of San Antonio. Texas Bowl Gridiron “Having commuLegends presented by nity partners like BBVA Wrangler and Cavender’s Compass NBA Cares Boot City, and which includes provide our Hall school with Pro Football of Famers much-needed Raymond Berryequipment and Joe and is aformer welcome gift that Greene, University of will enhance teachers’ Texas defensiveour stars Bill ability to better educateand Bradley and Bob Moses, these young Aldine native,men Texasand A&M women,” said Principal star and former Houston of Jesse Jones Texan Aaron High Glenn.School, Tracey “The NBA Texas Lewis. Bowl Gridiron and WNBA representaLegends presented by tives made the event very Wrangler and Cavender’s memorable for our school Boot City are all individuals and we greatly appreciate who made a significant conall of the BBVA Compass tribution to the game of footemployees whoofjoined ball in the state Texas, in the refurbishment effort.” either at the high school, col“The NBA and legiate or professionalBBVA level. share commitment “Thisa is arguably theto deeppositively comest and mostimpacting star-studded munities on a global basis, class of Gridiron Legends,” which is a core part of said Texas Bowl executiveour partnership,” Exdirector Heathersaid Houston. ecutive Vice President of “Each of these five men left Global Marketing Partneran indelible mark on the ships in Mark Tatum. game Texas and we“Teamare work is an important part extremely proud to be associof any winning team, ated with each of them. and I this project want to thankintheHouston Gridironis the first of many that will Legends selection committee illustrate how BBVA Comfor the wonderful job they’ve pass and the NBA fam★EDISON, Page 6 ily are working together to make a long-lasting impact in communities of need.” Darrell Ardison

Rockets/Phoenix Celebrate Black History

on H.S. The Houston Rockets and University of Phoenix Sports recently announced they

will celebrate Black History Month top by honoring Houston’s high school local heroes. The Rockets volleyball teams continued and the University are their winning ways recently. currently accepting nomiIn the Class 5A division, nations forCypress exceptional top-ranked Woods individuals have swept Districtwho 17-5A foes demonstrated leadership Cy-Fair and Cypress Falls toin the community. Six improve to 26-1 on thefinalseaists will be selected at the son. end January No.oftwo Klein and Oak,each 22-2, will be honored during a defeated Cy-Fair to win the home basketball gamechamin Kingwood Tournament February. The individuals pionship. who the selected Cy nominate Woods is currently heroes No. willthree alsoinbethe invited ranked to attend the games. coaches’ state 5A poll while third to year KleinFor Oakthe jumped a row, University of Phoenix five. Other Houston-area will also award a scholarranked schools include Katy ship to an individual who at No. 11 and No. 15 The wants to fulfill his or her Woodlands. dream of an advanced Magnolia is the top area education. full-tuition school in theThe Class 4A state Black History Month poll at No. three with Scholarship can be ap-and Friendswood, Brenham plied to a master’s Barbers Hill falling indegree line at program of the four through six. recipient’s Stratford is choice No. at University of ranked nine and upstart Phoenix Houston campus Pearland Dawson is No. 11. orDawson online. is 21-6 after regisare excited to tering“We a dramatic comeback honor the achievements win over Deer Park last and contributions of the week. The Eagles prevailed unsung heroes who have 19-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-10, positively affected the 15-12 as outside hitter Houston Akanbi community,” Yewande led the said way University of Phoenix in the match with 22 kills. South Vice AfterTexas finishing in Presithe top dent, Christina Robinson 10 at the prestigious Pearland Grochett. “These local Tournament last month, heroes inspire us to be that Dawson is serving notice better community leaders accomplishment was no and honoring them during fluke. Black History Month, is Magnolia earned its 20th our way of saying thank win of the season with a 21you.” 25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 vic-

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New Attitude Texans Offense Yields Results Texas Southern

adversity in the fall semester because I and a few of the other Continued from page 5 guys couldn’t play, but we’re ready now. We’ve jelled and sive and take care of the small you’re seeing the results now.” things. So far the group has For Senior Travele Jones, done a very good job on those the conference pre-season selecthings. It’s just one game at a tion for Player of the Year, there time, taking baby steps, trying is only one goal in mind, the to get better.” conference championship. Much of the success the Ti“My main focus coming gers hope to achieve will hinge into my Senior year is winning By MaxaEdison on the shoulders of Kentucky ring,” Jones exclaimed. “Last transfer, guard Kevin GallowayDEFENDER year I came so close, losing in (Sr. 6’7”, 215 lbs.). His leaderthe finals of the tournament ell, it’s only game of the season, ship and decision-making will the first (SWAC). I think we’vebut got the you have to be excited about the way the fightbe a major component to the chemistry, the talent, and the Texans dismissed their old Indy team’s bottom line,in’ winning a players to nemesis, get therethethis year.” Colts, last weekend at Reliant. Of course, there was a sell-Harvey championship. Playing under Coach out crowd thatleader was more thanfor amped up foryears the kick-off “Galloway is our all three of the of Harvey the NFL regular season, which longsuffering Texan and he’s a solid guy,” Harvey regime, Jones gets the fans methodolhope willdrives be their visit toogy theof playoffs. proclaimed. “He mefirst nuts his coach. You also have to be enthused at the intensity sometimes, but he’s a competi“Coming in at level first the I wasn’t team displayed, which quite frankly has been somewhat tor. That’s all we really want. If used to Coach Harvey’s style underwhelming on the far too many occasions As when teamhave he competes that’s half of of coaching. thethe years takes the field. Normally, the outcome is very predictable, war right there. He gives us an passed, all of the hard practices, a big fat loss. opportunity.” all the yelling, I’ve learned that’s No, thisthe wastransition a different group of motivates fightin’ Texans. On done For Galloway, how he us. He’s defense, they came out with a surly attitude, led by hisand from one of college basketball’s it with me for three years “royal highness of surliness,” safety Bernard Pollard. most historic programs to Texas obviously its working.” Evenbeen potential All-World defensive Marioand Williams Southern has a smooth As aend Senior team leader, came ready to dominate, and did just that. one. T Jones is excited about the newThe key for thebut squad, est thatadditions made yours simplyarsenal. “It’s a lot ofreal difference, totruly the Tiger giddy with joy, was the way the vaunted Texan offense the transition has gone pretty “Harrison Smith (Texas, Sr. performed. Now we all know6’3” that Andre Johnson one ofGalwell,” Galloway said. “People 205 lbs.) and is Kevin the world’s truly dominant receivers and Matt Schaub is a are still people and I’m having loway have been huge compliPro-Bowl QB, who can pass with the best of them. What a Texans great time here. I’m really ments to our team,” Jones said. Photos courtesy of the we were unsure of was if the revamped offensive line enjoying #1 Right guard Antoine Caldwell, above, (college photo) and left tackle #76 my Senior year. I think “Not just because of their talent, move folksa around trenches and provide we have acould chance to have spe- inbutthe their leadership. They’ve Duane Brown, below are key components of the Texan new rushing attack. Schaub with enough time to pass and create running lanes cial season.” been in big game situations; for running back Arian Foster. Well, I’m pleased to report Galloway is experienced they’ve played in front of big the O-line passed the test with flying colors, for at least enough to know that the price crowds, that’s an advantage for week one. for success is hard work. us.” Now we know the Texans can score points in bunches, “We’ve really been working As if Travele Jones and his but it traditionally has been an air based attack. Against hard in games and even harder fellow teammates needed any exthe Colts, they introduced the balanced offense, which feain practice. Coach really empha- tra motivation, the success of the tured the running of Arian Foster and the outcome was a sizes working hard in practice Tigers on the gridiron has given record-setting afternoon. because those habits translate additional motivation, Consider this: RB Arian Foster’s 231 rushing yards on to success in games,” Galloway “It’s definitely motivation 33 carries (three TD’s) were the second-most on Kickoff shared. “We practiced last year for us,” Travele acknowledged. Weekend in NFL history. He recorded the first 200-yard and worked out a lot together “It was great to see those guys rushing performance in franchise history. Foster rushed this summer and developed win it all, congratulations to for 191 yards in the second half and 125 yards in the some chemistry. We faced some them. Now it’s our turn.” Pre-Season MVP Sr. Travele Jones (#4) provides leadership. fourth quarter. Houston’s 257 rushing yards represented just the second 200-yard rushing performance in team history. It’s been said over and over again that in order for the Continued from page 5 Texans to achieve their goals this season, they must feature a more balanced offensive attack. In other words, years and sitting out one year with an injury. He graduated in improve a rushing game that was simply abysmal in 2009. 1972 with a degree in industrial engineering. Big back Arian Foster says the team heard the comments, In September of 2010, Edgar was recognized by the especially his offensive line. “We’ve heard this whole offseason about how our run Texas A&M University track team as a pioneer and they game wasn’t as efficient last year and how if we had a run presented him with the championship baton from the game, we could have done this and could have done that,” Aggies’ Southwest Conference mile relay squad. While attending Texas A&M, Edgar met his wife ★TEXANS, Page 6 Alta Smith (who passed away in October of 2010). The pair conceived two children and later relocated to California where Edgar worked as an environmental engineer with a specialty in hazardous waste removal. By Darrell K. Ardison After living for 15 years DEFENDER on the west coast, Edgar moved his family back to Several Houston area high Houston schools projected to earn a spotwhere he made a career shift in the field of Edgar inHarvey the playoffs went into their construction third game of the season still management. He would gothat on to consult with some of the top conseeking first victory. struction management in the nation. After advancingcompanies to the Class Edgar utilized his time last in Houston 4A state semifinals year, to impact the livesPearland of many people, Dawsonoften wascaptivating one of his audiences with those stories schools from his after past. He worked losing to tirelessly with the Kingdom of God. Class 5A stalwarts Clear Springs Survived by aOak hostRidge. of relatives, Edgar remained in Housand Conroe DAWSON vs. he NIMITZ ton until cancer(1-2) claimed and his(1-2) wife late last year. Edgar was 61.Dawson broke into the winningcame column a 28-0 victory “We alongwith at a good time when Worthing High onbegan the road at perennial 4AtopowSchool sending students out white universities on erhousesaid Dayton. The Eagles led scholarship,” Jessie Harvey. 21-0 halftime “CoachatOliver Brownbehind had one Steve of the outstanding high Orisakwe’s three-yard TD school track programs in the country atrun, the time and along with Tre Oliver’s 11-yard scoring runto make it happen for counselor Freddie Gaines, they combined and a lot of us. an eight-yard TD run by Austin (dark Payton TD pass “All fourJones. kids in A my40-yard family went to Worthing and all of uniforms) hopes to improve to 3-0 this week against rival Milby. Here they faced from Garry Kimble to Randall Scarborough last week in a 50-0 victory. us received scholarships of some kind to college. I attended Weeks in the third quarter was Southwestern University in Georgetown, Tx., my sister Deborah the only scoring in the second he purposefully set up a tough Garner rushed for 164 yards and 3 loss to Elkins in the 2010 sea(Simmons-Johnson) went to Texas Women’s University in Denhalf. non-district schedule to help pre- added two additional scores to son opener, Dayton couldn’t ton and my other sister Donna went to Baker College in Kansas. DAWSON VS. NIMITZ pare for district games down the give SFA an advantage they overcome four first-half Jessie Harvey lives on the eastern seaboard now, but visits The Eagles look to continue line. “You have to get through would never relinguish. turnovers despite rushing for 178 Houston frequently. says histhis brother was proud his accomtheir winningHeways week someoftough games to get better,” Milby will be trying to get into yards in the game’s first 24 minplishments and those of his family and friends. when they take on Aldine Wells said. “There isn’t an easy the win column at the expense of utes. Hugh McElroy another trailblazer became one Nimitz. The was Cougars notched who week for us.” their long-time rivals. Buffs’ Angleton turned the tables in of thetheir first blacks on the Texas A&M football team. In 1970, first win last week by rally- AUSTIN (2-0) he vs MILBY (0-2) quarterback Lawrence Putman the second half. Senior quarterbecame first African-American to starttoon theThis football team. ingthefrom behind on the road is an old-fashioned rival- and dimunitive wide receiver back Quandre Diggs (91 yards on At LSU in the second of the season, became defeat Conroegame 13-9. NimitzMcElroy ry game so you can throw the Sergio Bautista will have their 30 carries) scored on a one-yard A&M’s first black scorethan a touchdown. trailed 9-6 player with toless two records out the window. team primed for confrontation. sneak to cap a 53-yard, 15-play minutes With A&M trailingininthe the final seconds,SFA McElroy remaining fourth has a chance to improve ANGLETON (2-1) vs. ALIEF ELSIK (2-1) drive in the third quarter to give hauled in a shortwhen pass andTorian sprinted 79Amos yards down sidelineafter demolishing quarter to the3-0 The Wildcats played possum in his team a 17-10 edge. for thehauled game-winning score to touchdown lead the Aggies Scarborough past LSU 20-18 50-0 at Barnett the first quarter against Dayton. in a 65-yard The Wildcats were at it again pass from Flavies Heffner at the Stadium. Mustangs’ quarterback In the opening 12 minutes, the in the fourth quarter. and the first win against their arch-rivals in 14 years (1956). 1:58 mark to provide the gameCasey Davis tossed three touchBroncos dictated the game’s Ryan Jackson, who rushed for For his athletic exploits, Mills was a recent inductee winner. into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. down passes and ran for two tempo and jumped out to an early Dawson coach Eric Wells said more while running back Tavares 10-0 advantage. After a tough 8★H.S. FOOTBALL, Page 6



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Ardison Continued from page 5 nolia, New Caney, Northbrook, Sharpstown, spring Woods, Sterling, Terry, Booker T. Washington, Concordia Lutheran, Cypress Christian, St. John’s and St. Thomas. For information or to order tickets, e-mail or call 713-849-9860. JUNIOR HIGH 7-ON-7 MEETING SET The State Junior High 7-on-7 Volunteer Coaches Meeting convenes Feb. 19 at Houston Christian High School. Volunteer coaches will have access to important information for the upcoming 2011 season, including the new tournament schedule, state guidelines and registration for sixththrough eighth-grade teams. There will also be a brief clinic with the Texas High School Football Coaches Association. The meeting will run from 10-11:30 a.m. at Houston Christian’s athletic field house located at 2700 West Sam Houston Parkway North. The season kicks off with the first citywide Houston Junior High 7-on-7 Showcase. Tournaments are in

April and May. The state championships are May 21-22 at the University of Houston. FEB. 2 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY Dulles High School two-sport star Sheroid Evans has had his heart set on attending the University of Texas since he was a sophomore. It didn’t hurt that Pearland High School graduate and current Texas running back and track athlete Foswhitt Whittaker, a summer track teammate of Evans from an early age, has sold him with his Longhorns experience. Even with a recent coaching upheaval under head coach Mack Brown, Evans says he still intends to commit to UT on Feb. 2. The assistant coach that meant the most to Evans was defensive backs coach Duane Akina and he’s still on the staff. Evans wants to play either cornerback or safety on the college level Evans said he would only consider schools that would allow him to play football and run track. The senior won state University Interscholastic League (U.I.L.) gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in Austin last May.

NAACP Continued from page 1 sectors of the community to become involved, visible, motivated and mobilized in achieving advancement of all citizens and the communities in which they live and work; particularly the traditionally disenfranchised.” “All people, regardless of age or station in life must be empowered, enlightened, and engaged. For example, we believe that all people are VIP’s – Very Important People; a priority goal for us is that all people also become VEP’s – Voter Empowered People. Achieving a responsible people empowered by voting, as well as a responsive people empowered by these voters – voters that will hold them accountable and remove them from power where and when they fail in this accountabil-

ity,” Douglas said. Traditional strategies will be combined with novel and innovative approaches to significantly advance progress in education and youth development, voter registration, economic development, veterans affairs and several other critical areas of focus for the NAACP. In the area of education for example, Douglas, Reynolds and the Executive Committee are already assertively on board the effort to insure that Willow Ridge High School remains open and regains it prior prominence and stability with proper support from the Fort Bend School District. Douglas adds, “Young visionary ambassadors and champions who can actually effectively garner the attention and responsiveness of the younger generation - athletes, artists, rappers, entertainers, educators, elected officials - will be called

upon to assure that all not only have the opportunity to contribute productively to advancement and progress, but also have the desire and inspiration to do so. We welcome and applaud Rapper Trae tha Truth, as well as his Community Outreach Director Tiffany Cofield, who have already committed to assist with new initiatives like “17 and Counting,” which will engage and increase the civic education and voter registration/participation of young people ages 17-24, as well as voter reenfranchisement and reentry of former felons, a national NAACP initiative. Increasing activity across all critical committees of the NAACP will be an immediate focus. To facilitate memberships, contributions, and volunteerism, our Branch is launching its new website in January, Please join us in this very exciting and necessary civil rights movement.”

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National Cemetery. Shepard was an outspoken federal prosecutor in Chicago in 1977, she was Democrat who moved to elected state representative the next year. In 1987 Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender Houston from Louisiana nearly she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. 60 years ago and lived for CHICAGO (NNPA) - Carol Moseley Braun Five years later, history was made in the U.S. decades in Acres Home, where may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year term. she unofficially known as the Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand “Mayor of Acres Homes.” AN EVENING WITH A The former U.S. Senator was flooded with and Samoa from 1999 to 2001 under the Clinton STAR……..Tony Award winning play“Beulah was a woman of calls on the day Daley made the surprise administration. MLK JAZZ BRUNCH…….. wright and performer, Sarah Jones, treated guts, purpose and presence,” During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, announcement that he would not seek a seventh In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther Houstonians with her multi-character solo said state Rep. Sylvester term in office –– encouraging her to mull a run Braun was a candidate for the Democratic nomiKing, Jr.’s holiday, the Houston Fisk show “Bridge & Tunnel.” The show was Turner, D-Houston. “If she for the mayoral post. nation. University Alumni Association, Inc. originally produced off-Broadway by thought it, sheSarah said it.Jones She was Braun, who in 1993 as the first Braun currently runs her Chicago-based com- Jr., Playwright (HFUAA) hosted a MLK Jazz Brunch Audrey, Rev. Billmade and history Roxanne Lawson John Guess, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and went on to direct. That was Beulah African-American female U.S. Senator said that pany, Good Food Organics, the parent company featuring Joe Carmouche at Café 4212. and Melanie Lawson become a critically acclaimed, long-running Shepard. You didn’t have to she is “seriously considering it.” of Ambassador Organics, which manufactures HFUAA was established to support Fisk Dr. Alj Sparrow, Atty. Teana Watson and Sherryll Howe Dr. Alj Sparrow, Linda Dunbar, Marida Curry and Shekethe Roberson hit on-Broadway. In this stirring production, guess what she was thinking. Braun’s political career spans more than two several products including coffee, food spices, University through local fundraising she examined Jewish and out African She loved politics, she loved olive oil and tea. She founded the company five decades. efforts and friends came on a American rainy relations in America that was developed the process and she loved parSunday afternoon to do their part for the Carol Moseley Braun After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office as a years ago. especially for the final event of a fabulous ticipating in the process. If you struggling university. Spotted enjoying debut season thedelicious Houston food Museum sought political office, you the jazz musicforand wereof African American Cultureof(HMAAC). Fisk Alumni and owner Café 4212, No sought her out. She had the one can Strickland, reflect on thatLinda betterDunbar, than Sarah, Walter power.” to put all of the concession space up for bid once the who is a Curry, product of a Black father Marida Shekethe Robertson, Shepard enjoyed rare 24airport renovation is completed in 2014. This made continued from page 1 and a Jewish has had an Dr. Alj mother. Sparrow,HMAAC Atty. Teana Watson, hour access to Texas governors the final outcome appear less racially polarized. “I thinkHowe, whatseason happened we’ve been working on “I’m hoping that it (politics) did not play a incredible first and is, is quickly estabSherryll Joi Beasley, Kenneth and other state and local politiBoth Hudson and Star have been tight-lipped this forDr. three even I came on the counlishing itself asyears, a place thatbefore attracts national Reed, Linda Brown Coleman cians, and was invited to the about how they will respond. Through its public relarole... I want to be able to say that he did it cil,”Gloria said Carolyn and Mallett, to name a few.Davis, talent and Councilwoman initiates thought-provoking dis- who voted White House a few times, tions firm, Hudson would only disclose, “At this in favor of theare no-bid contracts. so I went with for the city of Dallas.” Other events planned in March cussions about people, places and“And times. meeting at least a handful of point, the Dallas City Council has approved a plan Councilwoman staffinclude recommendation. I’ve always – DallasGregory Ayesh Mutope Ray and C. B. Claiborne and honoring the supported staff Lindsey, Lou and Linda Lorrell Spotted at thea reception show included Melanie including John F. for the allocation and process for awarding conces- Ellenpresidents, Carolyn Davis sions at Love recommendation, but we didn’t win. It takes eight Legacy ofHMAAC Margaret Skidmore, andField. Calepha Johnson Lawson, Chairman ofGreat the Board Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Hudson will continue to work votes to winJohn here at the Horseshoe, Granddaughter of General Clinton B.and the eighth of Directors, Guess, Jr. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. with the city staff based on the plans approved by the vote on won.” Fish March 11th theand Gremillion HMAAC/CEO, Rev.atBill Audrey Shepard, who worked as a city council.” Gallery, aRoxanne Regional Conference Marchand by a trust the parking garage, they’ve been through 9/11, Hudson is part-owned by Giddings Lawson, Lawson, Vanessa constituent Aranza of Star Concessions could not be reached Strickland and Joe Carmouche Dr. Kecia Brown Foxworth, Shuvonne McGilbra and Cassandra Combreliaison for former 11-13 at the Sheraton Houston that manages theCoffee, assetsSuites ofVanessa Johnson. Star is owned Walter by they’ve been through the remodeling of the terminal, Williams, Alyce Gilmore, Harris County Commissioner for comment. Hotel and the fabulous Fisk Jubilee prominent Democratic donor Gilbert Aranza. [and] they’re now going through another remodelSharon Owens, Roxanne Chargois, Lisa Squatty Lyons for some 20 For Davis and others, what stands out about the Singers in Janice Concert on direct Saturday, March To some, it wasBeal, the - some say heavy-hand- ing.” Chargois, Linda, Lindsey years and then Sen. John council’s decision is the second-guessing of city th at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. 12 ed -Lou involvement ofMichael Mayor Tom Leppert Davis expresses similar feelings. and Gregory, Helm, Ellen that turned Whitmire, D-Houston for about staff, which Davis says is unprecedented during her For more and to reserve your the tide. Ininformation April, Leppert began his campaign “We also felt that they had never missed a payRay, C. B. Claiborne, Carole Pinkett and to stop 10, was gifted at reading people three years on the council. tickets contact TaylorIII. at the deals fromSharmagne being approved, calling them too ment, they had paid on-time, and I asked the quesCarol, Carolyn and John Guess, and politics at play. In fact, it “This has been the only time since I’ve been on the sweet forShow!.......PUMP-Athe incumbents andWishing bad for you Dallas’ image tion, ‘How much money had these concessionaires Fabulous was Shepard who convinced council, that my colleagues have gone against city the as abest!....................INSTALLATION fair place to do business. given the city of Dallas?’” she said. LICIOUS…….Putting their best foot forTurner to run for political office staff,” said Davis. “Remember, coming out of the CEREMONY……..The Missouri Citywould award “These 19 the years, The answer to her question soon became evident. ward, aboutcontracts, 200 ladieslasting attended 2010 in the late 80s. transportation committee we voted 10 to 0. Being a Branch ofKidney the NAACP hosted its 2011 majorOut portions of Disease our new terminal toby the two incum“They have given the city a lot of money. Lots of Kick Luncheon “I told her, ‘Ms. Shepard, I newbie on the council, I looked to [the committee Installation Ceremony at the office of bent concessionaires without having wearing their pump-a-licious shoes. Thebeen vetted money. If you own a building and you’ve got good have no interest in running. To chair’s] leadership on what we should do, because I Glen Land Realtors. The Honorable Lady Merele Gail Smith, Rhonda Adams and Florence Love through competitive process. This has short-cir- Michael tenants, Helm you just don’t say, ‘Well, I’m goingChair to kick event wasthe chaired by Merele Yarborough which she replied, ‘You have just hadn’t been briefed on the Love Field situation.” Clarease Rankin Yates administered Roxanne Chargois Yarborough who knows first-hand about thisand terrible cuited new ideas and concepts discouraged com- and them out because I think I want someone else who is and Honoree no idea what you’re interested the Oath of Office to the new President, Davis’ recollections also suggest that the council’s Myra disease the need tofirms kick itowned out of exispetitors,andincluding by minorities, going to give me more or pay me more,’ you tend to Rega in.’ She was literally the one Attorney Keryl L. Burgess Douglas deliberations weren’t always as contentious as they tence. On theemerging scene were Terri Phillips, women and entrepreneurs,” Leppert said in keep the good paying tenant,” Davis said. who put the idea in my head,’?” and the Honorable Ronald Reynolds eventually became. Indeed, before the August meetBoard Chair/National Kidney Foundation an opinion letter. “What they were trying to accomplish is encouragadministered the Oath and Charge to the he said. ing there was literally no argument since the option Serving Southeast Nicoledid Sonnier, “I’m hoping thatTexas, it [politics] not play a role,” ing the incumbents to stay through the renovation, Executive Officers and Committee. Keryl Shepard’s love of politics to grant the no-bid contracts was the only one then on Regional Vice President, Davis said of Leppert’s involvement. be Linda andBrown then Coleman having space in the new terminal at a rate Attorney Keryl Burgess was Douglas, JudgeinClarease Rankin comes very well qualifiedCrystal to lead.Wright, She“Iiswant to Dr. evident her constant and Gloria Mallett theand table. It was at the urging of the mayor during the Joi Beasley Kenneth Reed Yates and Robert Williams Marion Johnson, Rega, to say that he Myra didgraduating it for the Phyllis city of Dallas.” that was more than what the consultants even recomaable practicing attorney, summa efforts to get people out to vote. June council meeting that voting on the proposal be Williams, Clarease Yates, Douglas, Davis, six ofKeryl cum laude,along with with a standing ofher #5council out of colleagues, mended,” said Oakley. “The remaining space would postponed so that other options could be added. “She knew the value of the Regina Carrington, Gail Smith, Rhonda wasclass impressed the incumbents’ track record as be bid out, and if [the new tenants’] rates were highher of 202 by students, from Thurgood vote because she had been “There was never an argument. Most of the conAdams, Florence Ebele Iloanya, tenants, their post-9/11 hardships and the Marshall School ofLove, Law. She passed the unanimous er than what [the incumbents] were paying, the tracts were going out for bid anyway,” Davis said. denied the right to vote,” Stacy McIntosh and Elouise Jackson, to recommendation the transportation that incumbents’ rent would automatically escalate to Bar upon the firstof attempt, qualifying committee Turner said. “We just wanted the incumbents who [had] been name apetition few. Adding special touch to the the to deal go forward. match. How is that not fair?” her into thea D.C. Bar without Shepard's survivors include there through 9/11 to stay there and recoup their luncheon included greetings from Deborah “They’ve been through thick In another victory for the mayor, three council examination and was admitted toand thethin out there,” seven children, 30 grandchilinvestment, with the amount of money they put into Duncan, KHOU Channel 11and Great said former Councilman Ed Oakley in support of the members on the losing end of the vote eventually State of Texas Bar in 2008 to Day dren, 24 great-grandchildren that airport. Houston, HFD poster-boys Errick Presley the Federal Bar in 2010.been Herthrough diverse incumbents. “They’ve the building of crossed over to side with the majority on an 11-4 vote and 10 great-great children. and Aaron Bond and a fabulous professional experience includesfashion National presentation by for Neiman Marcus. staff executive NAACP, serving as John W. Johnson, Jr. Ebele Iloanya Nicole Sonnier, Errick Presley Continued Success!.....MENTORING Regional Director for the NAACP’s and Linda Johnson and Stacy McIntosh and Marion Johnson MIXER………To kick-off250 the units 2010 Black Region VI, encompassing Expo, Area Urban League across the theHouston five states of Texas, Louisiana, hosted a mentoring mixer Arkansas, Oklahoma and welcoming New Mexico. Keryl also served Publisher for almostEmeritus a decadeofas Susan L. Taylor, Executive Directortoofthe NAACP-Houston Essence Magazine city and honoring Cary and Clarease Yates, Keryl Douglas and Clarence Holiday Tangela Wilson, Radhiya Wiley, Meledy Price and Cynthia Buggage Branch and is thementors. founder and of five outstanding The owner honorees OptimumCharles Solutions Consulting. The included Savage, Executive Executive Committee include Director ofOfficers the Fifth&Ward Enrichment Charles Ballard, Katie Herrington, Program, Algenita Scott-Davis, Executive This is the uptown version. 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