About the Columnist:
Wilson Kates Jr – Born February 22nd 1959 in Lamesa, Texas.
Attended High school at Palo Duro High School.
Went to College in Houston at Texas Southern University. Proud Member of Alpha Phi Alpha of South Texas. Freelance Journalist for The Houston Post Newspaper from 1989-1994. Stories on great African Americans such as Kwesi Mfume, Louis Farrakahn as well as Nelson Mandella after his release from prison. The late great Phyllis Hyman last seen on stage at Texas Southern U .1979 Texas Junior College Soloist for the University of Texas Systems Choir at Victoria Texas. An avid Opera fan with my favorite being Maria Callus ‘La mamma Morta’ (from Andrea Chenier) Family roots from South Carolina to De Berry Texas. Great Grandson Of Jake Russell who moved from Carolina stopping on the border of Texas and Lousiana, just in time for Juneteenth.
3 Brothers and 4 Sisters throughout the united States. Currently residing in Amarillo, Texas soon to relocate to Miami Florida to pursue a career in writting while we live it.