Electoral Reform Aren't We Overdue?

Butterfly Ballots, Voter Purges, Hanging Chads, Supreme Court intervention and other questionable activities and whimsical terms dominated the news after the 2000 presidential election. In the aftermath, election officials promised to reform the balloting system in progressively challenged areas such as Florida. But as welcome as such changes are, I fear they fall short of addressing a more important issue: The larger problem of the election was the failure to properly handle the presence of a third party. Here is the skinny on Approval Voting, Instant Runnoff Voting and the Electoral College. MORE

by Brian Albiter

For those who have taken the route to transform Instagram as a business know that networking is majestic. Networking is one of the most important tools in building a career and in life in general. Until the day robots takeover. Networking can give you the edge to work with people you want to work with. Sometimes all it takes is a good recommendation or a friend to help get your foot in the door then the rest is up to your skills and the other tools in your box.”MORE
KPFT Houston's Only Locally Supported Radio Station Is Having Their Drive
Music is one of the few things nearly everyone enjoys without reservation. Music gives people an outlet to express their creativity and share their passion. Wherever you live, I guarantee there is a vital art and music scene nearby. A lot of times, there are some amazing talent right around the corner from where you live, and local radio is the voice of that scene!

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Louis Dickerson, Godfather
of the Fifth Ward

The Fifth Ward has a turbulent past. For decades it has been synonymous with crime and violence, earning it the monikers Little Pearl Harbor and the Bloody Fifth. At one point during its darkest times during the 70's and 80's there were more murders per capita committed at the corner of Lyons and Jensen than anywhere else in the entire United States.
Locally Grown in Texas:
Why I Care About Farmer's Markets

When we think about the good life, art and food rank pretty high in importance. The food industry consistently engages in deceptive marketing that confuses consumers. One way this is done is by throwing around terms that have no meaning under federal guidelines, such as dressing up chips as being "natural." While some carry more validity than others, all these trendy marketing terms associated with our food (Organic, natural, cage-free, etc.) can be overwhelming.

Karega Ani is a performance poet and music producer from Houston, TX. A one-time student of the legendary Ntozake Shange, he has been refining his unique literary and performance style for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has self-published multiple chapbooks and recording projects. He has also been published in The Pierian Literary Journal (Albany State University), and has performed and facilitated workshops both nationally and internationally. He currently resides in Houston, TX.

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