Posted tagged ‘American’

Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.



Former ‘American Idol’ Runner-up Shares his Faith with Impressive Testimony (Video)

December 16, 2008

Jason Castro, a runner-up in season 7 on ‘American Idol,’ gives his testimony in this video on the very cool I Am Second website. Castro tells how a Christian camp experience in high school — with a little help from the David Crowder Band — led him to “really dedicate my life to the teachings of Jesus.”


Protesters Rally Near Texas Court in African-American Dragging Case

November 18, 2008

draggin-death-protests.jpgProtesters galvanized by a dragging death that has stirred memories of
the notorious James Byrd case rallied twice outside an eastern Texas
courthouse to speak out against a judicial system they consider racist.


Kevin Johnson Becomes First African-American Mayor in Sacramento, California

November 7, 2008

kevin-johnson-sacramento-mayor-race.JPGKevin Johnson declared victory in the Sacramento mayor’s race Tuesday
night after the most costly and intensely publicized quest ever for the
city’s top political job.