#Flint: Lead Levels Remain Unchanged

As of Wednesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have gone 1,518 days without a clean and stable water system in their city. The latest preliminary testing results show that the lead levels in the water have remained unchanged from the ...

Obama, Biden Slam Trump Family Separation Policy as Immoral

Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden both denounced the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that is contributing to the high number of children being separated from their families by the US government once they illegally cross the border. ...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home in North Carolina Designated a National Treasure

Musician Nina Simone passed away in 2003 at 70 years old, but her legacy survives. A 2015 documentary on her life, What Happened, Miss Nina Simone?, received an Oscar nomination and her influence has touched everyone from Lauryn Hill to ...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Donates $20,000 to HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is historically known for its support of higher education through the awarding of scholarships and charitable donations to educational entities. Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University were recent beneficiaries of that generosity when ...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Nearly 20,000 Members to Houston July 6-12 for Biennial Conference

Nearly 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) – from all over the world – will converge on Houston from July 6-12 for its biennial conference. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., attendees will engage in ...

Houston School Board Creates New Holiday

The Houston school board unanimously decided to honor two Latino leaders who won greater rights for farm workers. Starting in the 2019-2020 school year

Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel Are Better at Raising Money for Charity Than They Are at Playing Basketball

Sen. Ted Cruz can now add basketball scrimmage champion to his resume. The Texas Republican beat late-night host Jimmy Kimmel in a one-on-one basketball game, which was played Saturday and partially televised on Kimmel's show Monday night.

Callous Politicians Turning Backs On Children at Border

The Trump administration has separated 2,000 children from their parents, most of whom have come to the United States seeking asylum.

Why Trump Figures He Can Win With Harsh Border Policy

President Trump is heading to Minnesota for a campaign right in the middle of a severe humanitarian crisis that is taking place on our borders.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Urges Trump Administration to Stop Immigrant Family Separation

Decrying the forcible separation of immigrant children from their parents at the Mexico border, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson urged the Trump administration to immediately end the practice and reunite the families.

Empower Black Americans Long After Juneteenth is Over "Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America" Could Improve Lives of Millions

Celebrating "Juneteenth," the oldest and most popular commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, leaders of the Project 21 black activist organization urge black Americans seeking more opportunity and prosperity to question political beliefs that have failed ...

NAACP Set to Launch Youth Initiative on Black Economic Power in Houston

In efforts to engage Black youth in programming that promotes financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and innovation, The NAACP is launching a 3-day Youth Council Idea Lab in three cities: Aurora, IL; Jacksonville, FL; and Houston, TX. The purpose of this Idea ...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Congratulates the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston on its selection to Receive $738,772 in funding under the Education Research Program for Studi

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $738,772 in funding under the education research program to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The grant will be used in examining the ...

Mayor asks non-profit and Houston landlord to reconsider housing migrant children torn from parents

Mayor Sylvester Turner today urged the non-profit Southwest Key and its Houston landlord to abandon a plan to house immigrant children taken from their parents by the federal government at the U.S.-Mexico border.

STATEMENT: NHMC's Alex Nogales on Inhumane Treatment of Children in Mass Detention Centers

Reuters reports that between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 Latino children to mass detention centers, some of them as young as one and two years of age. Alex Nogales, President and ...