Tag: houston forward times

Straight outta grace

Straight outta grace

| September 27, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.”—Rick Warren “My trust in God flows out of […]

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$110K: Is this what justice looks like in America?

$110K: Is this what justice looks like in America?

| September 22, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “…The justice that we seek will not come from these courts, it will come from us.”—Marian Tolan The fight for justice has come to a close for police brutality victim and former baseball star Robbie Tolan—at least in the courtroom. Early Tuesday […]

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How to pick a great school for your child

How to pick a great school for your child

| August 21, 2015

By Kevin Chavous Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

Bishop T.D. Jakes on Black Church’s shifting stance on homosexuality

| August 20, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist. Jakes, who joined HuffPost Live on Monday, opened up to host Marc Lamont-Hill about his thoughts on the relationship between these communities. “I think that it’s going to diverse from […]

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

| August 18, 2015

By Randall Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Who really believes in giving second chances to someone who is already considered a failure? Many people wonder about today’s society. Most do not think someone in an unfortunate circumstance could make the most of a chance they are given. Is opportunity only […]

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Power

Power

| August 13, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’’—Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the executive producer of the hit TV show “Power” and one of the world’s most recognized […]

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Untested faith is untrusted faith

Untested faith is untrusted faith

| August 6, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times The old saying is when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The operative word here is tough. My question for you is what happens when you insert the dynamics of faith into any given situation? The reason for the question is […]

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President Obama spends day in federal prison: Houston leaders bring attention to Texas

President Obama spends day in federal prison: Houston leaders bring attention to Texas

| August 2, 2015

By Jerry Ford II Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times President Barack Obama surprised many last week by making an appearance in a place where no president has appeared before–a federal penitentiary. President Obama toured the El Reno Correctional Institution last week as part of his attempt to deliver on a campaign promise […]

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God’s got your back

God’s got your back

| July 27, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience that most of the Bible was written from a jail […]

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Another black school closure: When will it end?

Another black school closure: When will it end?

| July 4, 2015

HISD terminates Hope Academy charter school contract By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This past Thursday, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees voted to terminate the charter school contract for Hope Academy–an external charter school that has contracted annually with HISD to provide educational services […]

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