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A Taste of Corpus Christi, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT CORPUS CHRISTI?

  1. Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties. The MSA population in 2008 was 416,376.

  2. The majority of the population employed in the Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Government sectors, however Corpus Christi does enjoy a low unemployment rate of 4.0% (May 2007). The Port of Corpus Christi, which is the sixth largest U.S. port and deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico, handles mostly oil and agricultural products. Much of the local economy is driven by tourism and the oil & petrochemicals industry. In 2005 it was ranked as the 47th largest in the world by cargo tonnage.

  3. The city has a subtropical climate, with long hot summers and very short mild winters The city's record high temperature is 109 °F, on September 5, 2000. Average nighttime winter lows in January, the coldest month, are a little less than 50 °F and its record low is 11 °F. In December 2004, the city experienced snowfall on Christmas Eve, the city's largest recorded snowstorm at 4.4 inches. The snow stayed until Christmas Day and melted the day after. Corpus Christi is annually very windy ,wind gust often reach 40+ mph. It is not unusual to see upper 70°F degree to lower 80°F degree temps and even the occasional 85+°F in December.

    Radio Stations
    KKWV 88.1 FM Aransas Pass, TX Christian Contemporary
    KLUX 89.5 FM Robstown, TX Easy Listening
    KZFM 95.5 FM Corpus Christi, TX Top-40
    KKPN 102.3 FM Rockport, TX Top-40
    KNDA 102.9 FM Alice, TX Hip Hop
    KSIX 1230 AM Corpus Christi, TX Sports
    KKTX 1360 AM Corpus Christi, TX News/Talk

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Demographics of Corpus Christi, Texas

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

33.3%

3.9%

0.3%

1.8%

59.7%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Corpus Christi, Texas

     
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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Clients Seek to Challenge Texas’s Discriminatory Photo ID Law

Corpus Christi, Texas—The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) and its co-counsel law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) filed a motion to join the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit as plaintiff-intervenors against Texas’s racially discriminatory photo ID law, Senate Bill 14. The motion was filed on behalf of the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund and a Black college student at Prairie View A&M University who previously voted using her student ID but does not have the photo ID that Texas is now requiring.

The case, United States v. Texas, filed last week by the DOJ under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution, challenges Texas’s restrictive voter ID law, which was previously rejected by a federal court because it was determined to be the most discriminatory photo ID law in the country. In addition to challenging the strict law, LDF and WilmerHale will join in the DOJ’s request that a federal court require that Texas receive permission from the federal government before it can implement any new illegal voting measures going forward.

“Although Texas has yet to identify a single instance of in-person voter fraud, the State nevertheless insists that a racially discriminatory photo ID law is necessary to prevent it,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the nation’s leading civil rights law firm and a separate entity from the NAACP. “In reality, Texas’s law is a solution in search of a problem. The chances of a voter being turned away at the polls is significantly greater than any chance of this law preventing nonexistent voter fraud at the voting booth. A Texas voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to see someone attempt to vote fraudulently at the polls. Texas should not make voters bear the burden for its wholly unsubstantiated and unwarranted paranoia about nonexistent voter fraud.”

In 2012, the Department of Justice, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and civil rights allies successfully defended against the implementation of the same photo ID measure in Texas—a decision that now has no force of law due to the Supreme Court’s intervening decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the case that struck the heart of the Voting Rights Act this past June.

When the federal court previously struck Texas’s photo ID measure, it did so under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, recognizing that SB 14 imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens” on the poor, disabled, elderly, and people of color. Just hours after the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott declared that Texas’s voter ID law “will take effect immediately.”

“Context matters greatly here. Texas adopted its restrictive discriminatory photo ID law in response to the tremendous recent growth of Black and Latino communities in Texas,” said Ryan P. Haygood, Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Political Participation Group. “In the past 10 years, Texas’s population has grown by 4 million people, 90 percent of whom are people of color. This demographic shift presented Texas with an important opportunity to welcome its rich diversity by expanding its electorate. It instead chose a more insidious, and illegal course of action – to intentionally erect one of the nation’s most strict photo ID laws in an effort to minimize the growing political power of voters of color. Fortunately, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the United States Constitution prohibit that result.”

“Many of our student members voted in previous elections in Texas using the only form of photo identification they had—their student IDs—which are no longer acceptable under Texas’s photo ID law,” said Christina Sanders, Director of the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund. “Remarkably, while a state-issued student ID will not satisfy Texas’s photo ID law, a concealed handgun license will. Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act protects against this type of discriminatory law, which threatens to disfranchise many students of color who seek to exercise their fundamental right to vote.”

“Our clients seek to join this case to illustrate the discriminatory nature of Texas’s photo ID measure, and the severe burdens associated with obtaining the limited photo IDs the law permits,” said Natasha M. Korgaonkar, LDF Assistant Counsel. “Our nation’s Constitution protects against a law that requires a voter to clear unnecessary hurdles simply in order to vote.”

Voter photo ID laws in Texas, and those taking root across the country, disproportionately weaken the voting strength of voters of color. Nationally, only 8% of white voting age citizens, but 25% of Black voting age citizens, lack a government-issued photo ID. As a result, thousands of college students across Texas, which is home to several historically Black colleges and universities, risk disfranchisement.

The filing of this lawsuit coincides with the nation’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic March on Washington. “Texas’s shameful and persistent attempts to suppress voters of color are a reminder that the fight for equal rights is far from over and that every day the struggle continues,” continued Haygood.

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Since its founding in 1940 by Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) has been a pioneer in the struggle to secure and protect the rights of African-Americans by litigating cases, such as Brown v. Board of Education and Griggs vs. Duke Power. Company. LDF has been involved in nearly all of the precedent-setting litigation relating to minority voting rights. LDF defended the Voting Rights Act this year in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, as well as the last time its constitutionality was argued before the court in 2009. LDF also focuses on education, criminal justice and economic justice.

LDF has been a separate entity from the NAACP since 1957. If its name needs to be shortened, please refer to it as the “NAACP Legal Defense Fund” or “Legal Defense Fund” instead of “NAACP.”

Contact: Valerie Holford, (301) 926-1298, valerieholford@starpower.net


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Businesses in Corpus Christi, Texas


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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Beauty Secrets -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Stylist: Erica Griffin (aka Annointed)   - 2507 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78414 (361) 993-8284

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Brooks Chapel Ame Church -  Category: Services -   A licensed daycare provider  - 1517 Winnebago Corpus Christi, TX (361) 884-8861

  2. Del Mar College/ Center for Economic Development -  Category: Services -   3209 South Staples Street Rm.165 Corpus Christi, TX (361) 698-2116  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Macs Barbecue -  Category: Barbecue -  4354 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 993-2233

  2. Miz Claricez Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  4712 Angela Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78416 (361) 944-2020

  3. Portis Kountry Kitchen -  Category: Comfort Foods -  525 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 (361) 887-8524

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


More than 150 higher education faculty and staff members as well as students attended this year's Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Conference, which was recently held in Corpus Christi.

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CHURCHES



  1. Greater Shiloh Church of God -  1901 Cliff Maus Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78416-2537 (361) 855-9886

  2. Lab Corp Ame -  1521 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3150 (361) 888-8480

  3. Providence Church Of God In Christ -  2913 Rogers St Corpus Christi, TX 78405 (361) 884-8941

  4. St. John Baptist Church -  The St. John Church exists to equip the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission by ministering to all people through the "Hands", "Heart", and "Hands" of Jesus Christ.  5445 Greenwood Dr. Corpus Christi, TX (361) 855-9351  - (visit website)

  5. Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church -  1101 Waco St., Corpus Christi, TX (361) 884-4121  - (visit website)

  6. St Marks Ame Church -  2701 Lawton Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78405-2950 (361) 883-9245

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Doctor Rockit's Blues Bar -  Category: Entertainment -   709 N. Chaparral, Corpus Christi, TX 78401  - (visit website)

  2. Joker's Wild Comedy -  Category: Comedy Club -   2033 Airline Rd Ste G-3 Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 906-9453

  3. Sparkling CT Comedy Club -  Category: Comedy Club -   5858 S Padre Island Dr Ste 22 Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 906-0545

  4. Yellow Rose Convention Center -  Category: Entertainment Venue -   2001 Saratoga, Corpus Christi, TX 78417 (361) 814-1030 - Country, Rap/Hip Hop, Tejano - Venue capacity: 3,500

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Black History Month Celebration
    (February)   Celebration at A&M-Corpus Christi (361) 334-4029

    The Black History Celebration Banquet is free and open to the public.


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