Celebrating the Life of Cecil H. Houston II

My favorite Cecil family photo.  They are truly outlaws!

My favorite Cecil family photo. They are truly outlaws!

It is with a heavy heart that I inform the world about the passing of my brother Cecil H. Houston II, also known as “Little Cecil” and “Vato.”

Cecil was a …

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Democratic Party of Georgia Elects its District-Level Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Me and Georgia State Senator Gail Davenport

April 21, 2012


On Saturday, April 21, Georgia Democrats held elections throughout the state to determine our district-level candidates to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, in …

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Latin American Association 23rd Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon

Left to right: Me, Montezuma Esparza and Nick Valencia

Celebrating 40 Years of the LAA

Georgia Aquarium

April 19, 2012


Last week I attended the Latin American Association 23rd Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon.  Held at the Georgia Aquarium …

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The Latin American Association Spring 2012 College Access Conference

Georgia's youth learn all they can about college from the LAA

Kennesaw State University

April 14, 2012


The Latin American Association (LAA) in Atlanta, Georgia, is doing incredible work with our youth!  On April 14, 2012, I attended the

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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Southeast Regional Conference

Georgia's Student Leaders and Me (far right)

Georgia State University 4th Annual

Latino College Leadership Summit

March 23-24, 2012


The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute held its Southeast Regional Conference in partnership with Georgia State University’s 4th Annual Latino

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President Barack Obama Comes to the ATL and Raises $5 Million!

Family with Michael Blake, Deputy Director of Obama for America 2012 (left to right): my sister Dr. Genine Irving, Me, Michael Blake, my mother Loretta Houston and my sister Dr. Rhesa Houston

The Atlanta community was absolutely elated that President

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Texas State Historical Association 116th Annual Meeting

Texas Scholars at the TSHA Keynote Address at Texas Southern University featuring Darlene Clark Hine, Left to right: Cary Wintz, Texas Southern University; Bernadette Pruitt, Sam Houston State University; TSHA President Merline Pitre; Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University; and Me

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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 30th National Conference

My youngest sister Dr. Rhesa Houston, Dr. Juan Andrade and Me

Conference Theme:  “Redefining Leadership:  Transforming Our Nation”

Chicago, Illinois

February 16-19, 2012


Again, it was another spectacular United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Annual Conference.  This year the organization …

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Los Angeles Times Study Reveals That Oscar Voters Are Overwhelmingly White and Male


Considering the Awardees, Is That a Surprise?


Every year when the Oscars roll around there is always a public discussion and criticism of the lack of African American and Latino nominees and awardees.  This year that discussion continues.  …

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A Love Letter to Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

Dear Whitney,

I absolutely adore you and have always loved the essence of your spirit!  As a teenager, I dreamed of being on stage performing as a musical artist, and you were the goddess I sought to emulate.  …

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