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Legendary Medical Doctor and Civil Rights Leader Edith Irby Jones Dies at 91

Dr. Edith Irby Jones led a life of first. She was the first black intern at the Baylor College of Medicine and the first woman to be president of the National Medical Association. She was also the first African American ...

Legendary Ballerina celebrates a Decade of Sobriety

Legendary Ballerina Lauren Anderson takes a moment to celebrate a decade of being sober from alcohol and drugs. The disease hit Lauren in the 90's, during the peak of her career as the first African-American Principal Ballerina of the Houston ...

Shapes Fitness for Women Announces its Grand Opening Celebration

Shapes Fitness For Women, a women’s-only members’ gym, is pleased to announce it is open for business in Spring, Texas. Surrounded by a full day of activities, a grand opening celebration will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on ...

HMAAC Opens Robert Hodge's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

HMAAC is delighted to originate It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, a solo exhibition of the works by Robert Hodge. The exhibit opens July 12 and runs through September 7, 2019.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Charters New Chapter to Serve Lake Houston Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® made history today when it chartered its seventh four letter graduate chapter, Alpha Alpha Kappa Omega, in Houston, Texas.

HISD District IV Candidate is Off to a Strong Start

The Matt Barnes for HISD Campaign announced that it raised $18,246 for its first campaign finance report for Houston Independent School District, District IV. This comes shortly after he threw his name in the race in mid- June. “I’m truly ...

Emancipet to host series of ‘Yappy Hours’

Emancipet, the nonprofit on a mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners, is hosting a new series of “Yappy Hours” at some of the coolest, dog-friendly places around the city. The events are free, with ...

The Galleria Announces Three New Retailers

Simon, a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has announced three new retailers slated to open at The Galleria this year – Panerai, Jo Malone London and Hope & Henry. The FOMO Factory ...

Highlight: From Foster Care To Attorney, Military Vet Cedrick Forrest Empowers Minority Youth To Practice Law

"If I want a lawyer, I want one with real world experiences."- Attorney Cedrick D. Forrest

Superman Returns Home

As I prepared to exit the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, I was stopped in my tracks mid-stride and paused for a second. What I was witnessing was something I was not prepared for, but definitely had been waiting all my ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $72,500 in Scholarships to 28 Houston High School Seniors

Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded $72,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to 28 Texas students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, ...

Lil KeKe Salutes Houston-Based DJs for Annual 7Thirteen Day

If you ask anyone in the south who Lil’ Keke is, you might get a swift leg movement two times to the left and the right as they rub their head to do the “Southside” (“Don’t Mess With Texas”). The ...

Sixteen Year Old Houstonian takes Sock Out Poverty Campaign to New York, NY

Sixteen-year old Houstonian, Princess Jackson is the founder of nonprofit organization Sock Out Poverty, Inc. Jackson is hosting her out of state sock campaign in New York, NY on July 19, 2019 at The Bowery Mission located at 227 Bowery, ...

Six Pack: SIX PACK Major League Baseball select six Astros players to participate in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Well, here we are again. In the exact same spot as two years ago. Yes, I know our physical anatomy has changed a little bit. Ok. For me, it has a lot because I love Shipley’s donuts and Whataburger. Hey, ...

FEMA grants $10.7 million to Harris County for Criminal Justice Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $10.7 million to Harris County for repairs, mitigation and remediation to the Harris County Criminal Justice Center following Hurricane Harvey.

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