Monthly Archives: November 2010

I can’t find my original recipe that I once placed online but this version of seafood cornbread dressing is similar to mine.  But instead of adding crawfish I typically use dried shrimp which provides much more flavor after soaking in 2 cups of hot water.  I also included ground beef in my mix which almost makes it a stand alone meal.  But enjoy this version and email me if you have questions:

Makes: 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour, 15 minutes
This is a delicious entree or side dish that can be served for the holiday and large family gatherings.
2 boxes Jiffy Corn Bread or you can make a large skillet of your own cornbread 1 cup margarine
1 small container of chopped seasonings onions, celery, bell pepper, green onions 1 can cream of shrimp soup
1 can chicken broth 1 pound shrimp peel and deveined
1 pound crawfish tails or crabmeat (you could use all three types of seafood if you wish garlic powder, salt, black pepper and red pepper to taste
Prepare Cornbread mix according to package directions or prepare your own cornbread. See our site for homemade cornbread. When done put in large bowl and crumble.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt margarine in skillet and add chopped seasoning mix and sauté until wilted. Add, soup, broth, shrimp and crawfish or crabmeat. Mix well and heat but do not boil. Add seasonings a little at a time, taste and adjust until you get the desired taste you like.

In a large greased baking pan, put the bread mix. Add your seafood mixture a little at a time and mix; keep doing this until all is mixed together. You may have to add a little more moisture (broth) to the mix if it is not moist enough. Don’t add a lot at a time, you don’t want it to be runny. I use extra broth if needed. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Serve with tossed green salad.


Dennis Brown

Millette Clayton Scott
Isiah Carey & Millette Clayton Scott finishing walk

Millette & Carl Daniel

Earl Swammi Nelson
Shawn Armstrong

Southernites celebrate with some dance moves!

Tom Bass park in Harris County was filled with walking shoes Saturday afternoon.  Dozens of HBCU graduates showed up for the annual Southern University Houston Alumni Chapter Walkathon.  The money raised will go to scholarships for students in the community.  Those who took part walked, ate, and then danced.  It was a good time had by all at the event that kicks off the Bayou Classic season for a lot of Southernites.  If you missed the event make sure you come down next year.  I’d also like to thank all of those Houstonians who donated to the Insite to help me become the top fundraiser this year at the walkathon.  I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of the space I call my heart.  Some of the people attending: Shawn Armstrong, Dennis Brown, Earl Nelson, Millette Clayton Scott, Carl Daniel, and a host of others.  Way to go Jags!



The Insite hears there’s a new leader at the Houston Branch of the NAACP.  I’m told by those who attended the meeting that Pastor D.Z. Cofield is the newly elected President of the group.  This is after a very aggressive campaign that left Carolyn Scantlebury unseated as the leader of the historical organization.  The Insite also hears there was a record turnout for the election.  I’m told in the last Presidential election about 27 people showed interest.  This time I’m told 200+ people took part in the election.  The Insite is waiting to hear from NAACP staff about all the details!



Press Conference.

WHEN: Thursday November 18, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: In front of the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University campus, Southeast corner of Tierwester and Cleburne Streets.

WHY: Texas Southern University has received almost a half a million dollars from the state legislature and federal tax funds for the preservation and digitization of the Mickey Leland and Barbara Jordan congressional papers. Documents reveal that a large portion of the funds have been misappropriated. Not one page of Jordan’s or Leland’s papers have been preserved or made available to the public with these monies. Leland’s papers were donated to TSU by his widow 21 years ago. To this day they are inaccessible to scholars.

Jew Don Boney
, Associate Director of the Mickey Leland Center, is responsible for the every day operation of the Center and therefore culpable for this malfeasance. Boney has a long history of dishonesty, including violations of state election laws and filing unsubstantiated charges against Texas Southern University students. The TSU students had discovered unethical actions by high ranking TSU staffers. The students work eventually resulted in the firing of TSU president Priscilla Slade and the conviction and imprisonment of her top staffer.

Furthermore, since 1983, Jew Don Boney attempted to assist in the destruction of Freedman’s Town and Allen Parkway Village, the 1,000 unit public housing complex that was eventually re-developed and saved for public housing tenants.


Phyllis Frye

Here’s a press release from the GLBT organization in Houston:

The Houston GLBT Political Caucus lauded Mayor Annise Parker for the historic appointment of transgender law icon Phyllis Randolph Frye to municipal court judge Wednesday, and congratulated Frye on her historic achievement. Frye is the first transgender judge in Texas.

“Phyllis Frye is a true icon in our civil rights movement,” said Kris Banks, Caucus president. “She is an internationally recognized pioneer, and the Mayor is to be congratulated for her choice.”

Frye, of the law firm Frye and Associates, led the fight against Houston’s anti-cross-dressing law in 1980. In 1991, she founded the Transgender Law Conference. She and her firm are currently representing Nikki Araguz, a transgender woman in Wharton, in her fight to enforce the law and ensure her marriage to her late husband is recognized.

The Mayor also appointed Charles Spain, an openly gay attorney and chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Issues of the State Bar, as associate municipal court judge, and Josh Brockman, an openly gay attorney, as hearings officer. All three new appointments and the Mayor are Caucus members.

The Houston GLBT Political Caucus is the oldest civil rights organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the South.

Kristopher Banks
Houston GLBT Political Caucus

Note: Some Christian groups say Parker has gone too far.  They claim the openly gay Mayor is pushing a gay agenda with this appointment of a transgender judge.  What do you think about the appointment?