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Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

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Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

| June 12, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) When you think of the best in the world of art, names such as John Biggers, Augusta Ossawa Tanner, Michelangelo, Rembrant, Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci come to mind. Now when you think of the best artists in the world of gospel music, there […]

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Ask Carla: Is my ringback tone hurting my job search?

Ask Carla: Is my ringback tone hurting my job search?

| June 12, 2016

By Carla Lane (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Dear Carla, I am currently in the market for a new job. I haven’t had much luck in getting interviews. It seems like all is well when I initially call, but then things don’t move forward. I also am getting a lot of missed calls from unavailable, […]

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School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

| May 28, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Two separate counterfeit bill cases have gained national attention after the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office opened investigations involving two young, African American students. The first incident involved 13-year-old Danesiah Neal, an eighth grade African […]

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‘Status Quo No Mo’

‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

| January 7, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times At the stroke of midnight, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, any individual who holds a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) will be allowed to openly carry their handgun in the Lone Star State. The law, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature […]

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More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

| December 31, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times The Houston Forward Times (HFT) has been covering the latest developments in the case of Sandra Bland. In July 2015, the HFT wrote an article entitled “Wrongful Death: What Happened to Sandra Bland?” in which it was still unknown whether […]

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No more chicken dinners—we need policy

No more chicken dinners—we need policy

| December 28, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times It happens every year. Yard signs infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, placed by campaign operatives, hoping you not only familiarize yourself with their respective political candidate, but translate that familiarity into a cast vote for that candidate. Familiarity […]

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Unlocking Kingdom authority, power within

Unlocking Kingdom authority, power within

| December 12, 2015

By Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Matthew 16:19-21 Bible Fact: Jesus expects all of His disciples to demonstrate the authority and power of His kingdom as a witness to a weak and wicked world. The Big Idea: To get Christian disciples to surrender their faith beyond the traditional to […]

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One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

| October 27, 2015

By Tyler Doggett and Jeffrey Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times On October 9, Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically black university in Houston, Texas, was placed on lockdown after a shooting near the campus that claimed the life of one student and severely injured another. The student, 18-year-old […]

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