• Welcome Home: Andre Johnson Retires as A Houston Texan

    Apr 21, 2017, 8:02 a.m.

    There are certain things in Houston, Texas that will forever be associated with the city. Things that by the mere mention of the name is automatically considered “H-Town certified.” Places like Pappadeaux’s Seafood Restaurant, The Astrodome, and Gallery Furniture; people like Hakeem Olajuwon, JJ Watt, and Jeff Bagwell are just a few of those places and names.
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  • HBRW: Serving Up Black Businesses as the Main Dish

    Apr 14, 2017, 6:25 a.m.

    What to eat is a question that is becoming just as hard to answer as to where to eat. With the wide variety of offerings tempting our palates and the number of restaurants scattered throughout the city that question is increasingly more difficult to answer by the day. New restaurants are popping up everywhere with menus that blend cultures as well as taste, that it is a challenge to know about all the gems in our city.
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  • Keeping Houston’s Future Bright

    Apr 7, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

    Houston is a great city because of the people that pour into daily to make it so. From the many residents that have chosen this as the place to raise their families to those who make and uphold our laws to those who put the city on the map for forward thinking, Houston’s people are our best kept secrets. Two people contributing greatly to keeping Houston’s future bright are Vera Bumpers and Carlecia D. Wright who enhance Houston’s safety and economic growth.
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  • Mila’s Journey: One Woman’s Fight Against Colon Cancer

    Mar 31, 2017, 7:15 a.m.

    “This has got to be a joke,” thought Jamila Barefield. Yes, a very crude and ill joke that someone was playing on her. But there were no lights, no cameras, or studio audience. It was just her lying in a bed surrounded by four blank walls with tubes everywhere staring blankly in the face of a doctor. And in a very cold, disconnected matter, the doctor parted his lips and utter three horrific words, “You have cancer.”
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  • The Women Behind Minority Business Growth in Houston

    Mar 24, 2017, 6:28 a.m.

    Being in business for yourself is hard. It is always helpful to have a mentor and some assistance to navigate the path to get to your success story. Business owners in Houston are fortunate in that respect to have a plethora of resources at hand to assist in that department. Some of the main resources for minorities are in the form of our chambers. The Greater Houston Black Chamber (GHBC) and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) are avenues that entrepreneurs need to seek out to reach that pinnacle level of achievement.
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  • Cory Solomon: Hometown Favorite Shines at RodeoHouston

    Mar 17, 2017, 8:59 a.m.

    When most boys have dreams of being a professional football player or basketball player, Cory Solomon wanted to trot down a different path. For as long as he could remember his goal has been to become a professional cowboy. Now he is living his dream and we are privy to see him do it at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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  • The Changing Scope of Black Radio in Houston

    Mar 3, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

    Music has always been a connecting element for African Americans. From the moment we knew there was sound, we have used it to make music as a way to both entertain and communicate. In the early years, music was made with the use of our mouths and body parts. We advanced to add the dimensions of instruments. Those various sounds combine to make beautiful music and our yearn for a larger platform to showcase our musical talents grew.
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  • Black Culture In The Age Of Weariness

    Feb 24, 2017, 10:50 a.m.

    No matter where you turn, the state and local governments are making headlines, both for the good and for the bad. Regardless of what’s going on in Washington with our current President of the United States, the news has made a considerable trickle down to Texans and most importantly, Houstonians.
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