Key county elected officials such as new County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and other activists and community leaders, have unveiled significant revisions to Harris County’s current bail system.

Newly Elected Democratic County Judges Introduce Major New Bail Reform Changes

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…backlash resulted in Harris County voters showing up to the polls and sending those judges packing, allowing a new crop of Democratic judges to take up the issue of bail reform in a swift and more progressive manner after being sworn in on January 1.” […read more]


Sandra Bland Supporters Call for Boycott

By Marilyn Marshall Special to the NNPA from the Houston Defender HOUSTON (NNPA) – Demonstrators who recently gathered outside the Waller County Jail demanded justice for Sandra Bland, remembered African-Americans who were killed by police, and called for a boycott. “We are uniting with other communities, Read More


I Am Sandra Bland

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her Read More