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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Houston, we have a Public Safety Problem

We were discussing “Back to School Safety” on KRBE’s “The Roula and Ryan Show.” During the break, Roula and I reviewed listener comments. A clear majority wanted more information on the Crime Stopper’s Safe School Program but there was one that jumped out at me like a lighthouse in the dark of night . . . it simply read “not interested in the paranoid Crime Stoppers lady.” Rou

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Open Carry Laws

Two weeks ago, I was with my kids at an event in Houston. My 6-year-old tugged my hand as we walked. Mommy, why is that policeman not wearing his “superhero” uniform? (That’s what she calls law enforcement uniforms; I love it and don’t correct her). It took me a minute to place what she was asking; then I saw him, a handsome man wearing beige slacks, a white pin-striped butto

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Teen Dating Violence is an Epidemic

In society, people tend to judge books by their cover. They see teen couples go through difficulties and shrug it off as if it is not an issue, because of the simple fact that they are young. Teen Dating Violence is an epidemic affecting one in three teens. It has no gender preference and could happen in any of relationship. Unfortunately, many teens are not aware of the war

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14 means different things to different people. For me, it’s getting 64 class cards and candy ready and scrambling to get pink hearts and glitter to decorate gift bags and boxes. Gone are the days of romantic dinners and gifts (wait, come to think of it, did that ever really happen?). Now, it’s all about a busy checklist. And that’s okay, it’s life. For others, Valentine’

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Sunday Mornings with Rania: Animal Cruelty

I have to be honest, it was nowhere on my radar a few years ago. As a mother of three, I secretly thought: Why are people spending time advocating against animal cruelty when there are hungry, abused and abandoned children? Everywhere I went there were activists and animal lovers asking the community to get involved. These individuals ranged from those I didn’t know to those I

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