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My Evening Prayer

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

Since I have shared My Purpose Prayer, which is my daily morning prayer, I also thought it a good idea to share my evening prayer as well. It is a good habit to have not only a morning prayer and prayers throughout the day, but an evening prayer as well. Every evening before I go […]

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My Daddy

Categories: General Topics

To all of our family, friends and colleagues, thank you very much for the outpouring of love and support that you have showered on our family during the past few days. My loving father, Cecil Hunter Houston, passed on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Your calls, visits, hugs, kisses, cards, texts, emails, Facebook posts, […]

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League of United Latin American Citizens 88th Annual Convention

Categories: General Topics

This month I attended the 88th National Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held in San Antonio, July 3-8, 2017. Founded in Texas in 1929, LULAC is the oldest civil rights organization of the Latino American community. Its mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health […]

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My Purpose Prayer

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

Background to Inspirational Mondays Around fifteen years ago, I wrote a morning prayer to invoke Divine Guidance, Divine Assistance and Divine Power for my work day. Since I often discuss my spiritual revelations, a few years ago my friend Paty encouraged me to share them with a wider audience to inspire and encourage others. After […]

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Papa’s Grandpets: Healing Impacts of the Human Animal Bond

Categories: Human Animal Bond

As a veterinarian I have taken an oath to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I swore to practice […]

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When and How Did Bill Maher Earn the License to Use the “N” Word???

Categories: Opinion pieces

My mother and I watch “Real Time with Bill Maher” together every week. It is one of the special mother-daughter moments we enjoy regularly. Every weekend we pull out our blankets and pour our wine or coffee and then watch the show. We particularly enjoy our post-show analysis, where we have an extended conversation about […]

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My Farewell to The Obamas

Categories: Opinion pieces

It was two days following the election of the first African American President of the United States of America. I was in Austin for a meeting with The University of Texas Department of History Visiting Committee. I woke up to check my email and opened a photo attachment… In total shock and disbelief I could […]

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Election 2016: Top 10 Reasons You Should Vote

Categories: Opinion pieces

Today is election day 2016, and it is finally time to cast your vote. This historical moment is of immense importance; and considering all that is at stake, there is absolutely no reason why any American citizen, who truly loves this country, should refrain from voting. Your vote will determine not only the direction of […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from “Blacks and Latinos: Our Quest for Civil Rights”

Categories: Opinion pieces

Last month I participated in the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention in Washington, DC. As stated in my previous blog, the CBC ALC is always my favorite convention of the year! This year Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) requested me to moderate his session “Blacks and Latinos: Our Quest for Civil Rights.” Of course, it […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention, Session on African American and Latino Relations Today!

This week I am attending the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention in DC. The CBC ALC is always my favorite convention of the year! The “Who’s Who” of Black America gathers in DC for the week to discuss policy, challenges that face our community and country, and, most of all, solutions; and I enjoy […]

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