Friday, October 29, 2021

Black Leaders Have Endorsed Gerry Monroe in the Race for HISD Board Trustee for District IX on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

AUBREY R. TAYLOR:  "I would like to kindly thank Businesswoman Georgia Provost, Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton, Pastor James Nash, State Rep. Harold Dutton, Brad “Scarface” Jordan, Dr. Bertie Simmons, Ed.D., and Dr. Nissi Hamilton for standing with Gerry Wayne Monroe in the HISD Board Trustee for District IX race. That being said, I am strongly encouraging every reader of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© who lives within the boundaries of HISD District IX to cast your vote for Gerry Wayne Monroe on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Please don't make the same mistake you made 4-years ago. Listen!!! If you vote for Gerry Monroe the kids will win!!!"

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "While the Democratic Party is waiting for people like Beto O'Rourke and Matthew McConaughey to announce their plans, lifelong Democrat Deirdre Gilbert has emerged as the clear and decisive front-runner in the race for Governor of Texas on the Democratic side."

Deirdre Gilbert Has Emerged as the Clear Front-Runner to Win the 2022 Democratic Party Nomination for Governor of Texas


I’ve been watching Deirdre Gilbert’s campaign quietly gain momentum over the last couple of months. And with the continued hesitancy to commit – Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke who got totally embarrassed and exposed when he tried to run for President of the United States back during the 2020 Presidential Election – Gilbert could end up being the logical choice for Democratic primary voters looking for a duly-qualified candidate who’s fully committed to the task of taking out Republican Gov. Greg Abbott next fall.


Deirdre Gilbert is the kind of Democrat who can appeal to groups beyond the Democratic party base in a general election. Her values and unique ability to communicate with people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses gives her a decided advantage over someone like former Congressman Beto O’Rourke in my opinion. “I want to be the voice of communities,” she recently told me in a phone interview. “I’m committed to changing minds and clearly defining my values and love for America, our U.S. Constitution, between now and Super Tuesday,” she said. “We need a governor who is committed to hearing the voices of the people and igniting discussions that lead to solutions and implementing those solutions in a manner that ultimately leads to change,” she went on to say.


Symbolic gestures won’t work in the 2022 Midterm Elections. Did you hear me? Look, race-baiting and trying to get people to cast votes for candidates solely based upon their ethnicity is a practice that should be abandoned and abolished going forward. That being said, if any of my friends in the media would take a moment and get to know Deirdre Gilbert, they’d quickly realize that she’s actually got a plan that could resonate with people far beyond the Democratic Party’s base – which is what’s needed for Democrats to have any opportunity to turn Texas blue in 2022.


As it stands right now, talk is cheap! Look, according to their website, “Texas is the strongest Republican state in the nation. The people of Texas have entrusted Republicans with the stewardship of every statewide elected office and majorities in the state senate, state house, and on the state board of education. Republicans now have majorities in 107 Texas counties that contain nearly two-thirds of the state’s population. And Texas’ own George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States.” Did you get that? No. I mean did you really get that?


Listen!!! Unless Democrats start to fully embrace duly-qualified African American candidates, they’re going to forever get their butts kicked on the statewide level. Why? Well, in case you don’t know, according to, Texas has not even elected a Democrat for a statewide office since way back in 1994 when Bob Bullock, John Sharp, and Garry Morales, John Sharp, and Garry Mauro were re-elected as lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, and land commissioner respectively.

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "As it stands right now, Deirdre Gilbert is the front-runner in the race for Governor of Texas on the Democratic Party side in my opinion. And with the filing date of Monday, December 13, 2021, quickly approaching, Democrats should put their support and money behind this duly-qualified African American woman."


Deirdre Gilbert has earned her M.A. in Educational Administration, her B.S. in Political Science and Mass Communication (Cum Laude) from Prairie View A&M University; she is a native Houstonian, a graduate of the public school system attending elementary, middle and high school graduating from Madison high. Deirdre has resided in Harris County for over 40 years before settling in Fort Bend County for over 10 years. Deirdre is an educator with 26 years of experience working in Houston, Aldine, and Fort Bend School Districts and is a former Houston Independent School District teacher’s union representative.

Her mother was a key influence in her life. She was a community activist and the first black woman to run for Constable in Harris County. Deirdre is best known in the community and around the country for her fight, both personally and publicly, for justice for those of medical negligence. After losing her only child, Jocelyn, because of medical negligence, Deirdre confronted the medical community and the state agencies that support it. She stood not only for herself and in memory of her daughter, but on behalf of people around the state and across the country who have felt powerless in the wake of such devastating loss.

Deirdre has worked tirelessly in her own community of Sienna Plantation, further, she’s worked on issues such as denial of voting rights in local elections within Missouri City, and MUD District issues. She has spoken before the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress in Washington D.C on civil rights. Deirdre has helped to shape legislation regarding whistleblowers, medical malpractice, and education. Deirdre is not afraid of a battle and is willing to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves. In addition to helping those in her community, state, local and national, she also works for a non-profit that help veterans find employment.

Deirdre has been capturing the attention of media nationally for some time. In 2007, she released her first book entitled, “Can I Just Have a Little Bit? A Little Bit of What?” Her recent work, “Momma Help Me Please,” was inspired by the first love of her life, her daughter Jocelyn.

Deirdre is an avid speaker at book clubs, churches, professional, civic and community organizations.

She has been featured in Beautifully Said Magazine and African American Newspaper; mentioned in Harper’s Magazine by Ralph Nader a strong advocate for justice, received professional recognition in Women on the Move section of the Houston Business Journal, featured in Bronze Magazine several times and in Saved Magazine along with other powerful women in ministry such as Joyce Meyers. Deirdre was mentioned in Washington Post, Stat News and several online publications regarding her stance on medical malpractice. This journey has led to the first Blog Talk Show “Life” Radio Show that focused on “victims” of medical malpractice and then rebranded with another show called “Med/Mal Radio Show-What’s Your Verdict and just recently Malpractice Diaries-MD –We Tell the Secrets they Keep.

Since 2011, Deirdre Gilbert has not backed down from her challenges, founding non-profits such as the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA), serving as its National Director, and Executive Director of the Jocelyn Y. Dickson Foundation. NMMAA is a non-partisan educational organization that was created to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in the medical profession. Through NMMAA’s educational endeavor, she advocates high standards of ethics and morality to ensure non-abuse of the powers entrusted to the profession by the American people. Under her direction, these non-profits have gained support from members of Congress, garnered attention and recognition among state lawmakers, and sparked open dialogue and inquiry into medical negligence. With her husband of 7 years, Mr. Kurt E. Gilbert, beside her, she has spoken boldly before Medical Boards, Government Agencies, the State Legislature, and the US Congress calling for repeal of TORT Reforms, review of the Information Act as it relates to medical doctors, greater accountability in the hospital industry, and Justice for All who fall victim to healthcare abuse. The core of her message is consistent, Justice for All.

Deirdre achieved a milestone twice, first when she was asked to speak at the Whistleblower’s Summit in Washington, DC 2016 and again in 2019 when she provided testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings about the devastating effects of medical malpractice. She has spearheaded the nation’s 1st Medical Malpractice Conference that convened medical professionals, attorneys, civil rights leaders, social justice organizations, patient safety advocates and legislative leaders. Her third milestone was when she threw her hat in the political ring and decided to run for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Fort Bend County, TX. Deirdre assisted with having H.R. 614 resolution filed in the Texas Legislature, recognizing Medical Malpractice in the State of Texas. In addition, Deirdre created a new initiative, “The Medical Malpractice Right to Justice Project’s mission to assist those harmed by medical negligence and who’s cases was never heard in a court of law, to bring these cases before a court based on evidence ranging from misstated/understated or erroneous death certificates, misstated/understated/overstated or erroneous expert reports, altered or falsified medical records, existence of individual, hospital, physician, and institutional agencies conflict of interest.

Deirdre Gilbert was instrumental in getting the 1st proclamation in 2013 recognizing July as Medical Malpractice Month. Since then, the organization has been given recognition from the State of Missouri’s Governor Jeremiah W. Nixon, the State of Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper, and the State of Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. The organization has also received several congressional, state, and local recognition. Deirdre created the first PSA that aired on Harkins movie screens across the states September 2016, promoting and educating the public on “Preventable Medical Mistakes.” In 2019 NMMAA received the 1st Enrolled House Resolution 86 (R) HR 614 by the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas Legislature recognizing July as Medical Malpractice Month.

Deirdre Gilbert was vital in the creation of the first chapter of attorneys in the State of Louisiana and Virginia that have acquired lobbyist that handles the legislative needs of NMMAA. The lobbying action is geared towards bill drafting and legislative reform to help those harmed by egregious acts from medical malpractice.

Deirdre has worked tirelessly with The Government Accountability Project, The Black Heritage Society, Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, Make It Safe Campaign, The National Association for Probate Reform & Advocacy, NAACP-Health Chair Committee Missouri City Chapter, NAACP-Fort Bend-Wharton Chapter, National Action Network to create the first medical malpractice health initiative, National Congress of Black Women, State of Texas Sunset Advisory Committee.

“Freedoms are FREE, Respect is EARNED, and Accountability is DEMANDED. None of these are easy to obtain but necessary.”

~Deirdre Gilbert

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Now is the time when our love for America must prevail. It is incumbent upon us to elect "PUBLIC SERVANTS" who understand that they work for the people. We need "ELECTED OFFICIALS" in office who love "OUR CONSTITUTION" and the ideals that our nation was founded upon by our forefathers. We must endeavor to "PUT PEOPLE OVER POLITICS" and do what's best for America during this crucial moment during the history of our great nation."

We Must Make it Our Business to Nominate the Right Democratic and Republican Candidates in the Upcoming 2022 Primary Elections


Make no mistake about it, who the people of Harris County, Texas choose to give another term to in 2022 must be about substance, job performance, judicial temperament, competence, and whether or not our members of the judiciary are following the law with their rulings. And that being said, in 2022, it is incumbent upon the voters of Harris County to evaluate the job performance of each and every sitting "ELECTED OFFICIAL" on a case-by-case basis and not as a group based on their political party affiliation, ethnicity, or gender. 


If you are a candidate planning to run for office in 2022, you have to select the right candidate to run against. And the second most important thing to understand is that you have to select your race early, to avoid ending up in a crowded field of candidates on "SUPER TUESDAY" in Harris County, Texas. So, if you need assistance trying to determine which race to enter, please call (281)788-3033, and I will do my very best to answer any questions you may have.
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
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