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Two Geto Boys Seek Offices

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Defining change in the name of community, two fellow legendary rap groupmates look to make a change in their perspective Houston, TX communities by running for Houston City Council seats.  Brad Jordan a.k.a. “Scarface” and Willie James Dennis a.k.a. “Willie D” of the iconic Geto Boys have both evolved from edgy and sometimes controversial rappers to advocates and concerned citizens who look be a voice of reason and change in their communities. 

Early this summer Jordan announced he was running for Houston City Council District D where current Councilman Dwight Boykins holds office but is running against Mayor Sylvester Turner for the Mayor’s seat.  District D includes Midtown to Beltway, Sunnyside and the Third Ward, and is home to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston.

Willie D later announced he is running for the office of Houston City Council District B which includes East Houston, the Greater Fifth Ward, and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport to name a few of the super neighborhoods.

Fans and residents wish these two the best in their new journey of politics and in return these politicians hope that voters will turn up at the polls on the general election day, November 5, 2019.

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The Fight of His Life

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Not to be confused with the late Elija Cummings, United States House of Representative for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District and civil rights advocate, Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis recently announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

Lewis, 79, has served in Congress since 1986, representing Georgia’ 5th Congressional District.  Celebrated for his fight for civil rights, Lewis is also recognized for joining forces and marching alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 to lead a voting rights march out of Selma, Alabama.

Lewis doesn’t plan on giving up now.  Realizing he will have to miss work and maybe even a few important key votes, he knows he is in the fight of his life with hopes of getting back to the front of the battle lines soon.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dead at 68

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