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Defuse Baltimore Or Let It Explode?

When we witnessed the Baltimore uprising during the spring of 2015, it was tempting to name the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray as the sole cause. Gray succumbed to a traumatic spine injury suffered in the back of a police van — another unarmed black man who died at the hands of police.

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Homecoming Parade to Celebrate Legacy of Texas Southern University

Celebration returns to historic Third Ward for the first time in nine years

Texas Southern University’s annual Homecoming parade returns to its home in the historic Third Ward for the first time in nearly a decade. The parade will roll on Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m., traveling a route that commemorates the University’s long-standing influence in the community.

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JPMorgan Chase Commits $1 Million to The Way Home to Fight Homelessness in Houston

Mayor Turner: Houston nearing goal of $14.5 million to end chronic homelessness

Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to support Houston’s ambitious efforts to end chronic homelessness through The Way Home – the Houston region’s nationally recognized homeless housing initiative. The award makes JPMorgan Chase the first corporate donor to support The Way Home’s development of permanent supportive housing for homeless Houstonians.

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Barnes & Noble River Oaks Announces Pop-Up Shop at Houston Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble River Oaks today announced a pop-up shop at the Houston Mini Maker Faire on November 12th & 13th which will feature products from leading vendors in technology and education including littleBits, Spin Master, Sphero and more, in addition to Make: Magazine. Barnes & Noble’s presence at the Houston Mini Maker Faire highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to promoting tech literacy and raising awareness for the Maker Movement in local communities throughout the country, including Houston, TX.

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Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate Team for 10-Part Podcast Series ‘Bronzeville’

Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate have joined forces for a new 10-part podcast called “Bronzeville,” which is set to begin streaming in January, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Purdue Librarian Jamilla R. Gabriel Starts Call Number, a Subscription Service for Black Literature

Jamillah R. Gabriel, librarian at Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center, has launched a new start-up subscription box venture that each month will send a newly released book written by a Black author to subscribers of the service. Subscribers also will receive four or five book-themed items with their new book that mirror prominent themes in the featured book as well as catalog cards and spine labels.

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Gramophone Artist of the Year Danil Trifonov Returns to Houston

Recently voted Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year, pianist Daniil Trifonov will appear with the Houston Symphony for Trifonov Plus Rachmaninoff at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Jones Hall. The 25-year-old Russian piano sensation will perform Schumann’s lyrical Piano Concerto before Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s lush Symphony No. 2.

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High School Football Star Dedicates Season to Children’s Cancer Research

One local teen is devoting his last season of high school football to further pediatric cancer research. Hayden Yezak, 17, is a breakout star on the Concordia Lutheran High School football team. Hayden has enlisted the help of his younger brother, and the two have joined forces with Kick-It for Cancer to support research on a local and national level.

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Former ABC13 Sports Director Bob Allen Has Died

We're saddened by the passing of our longtime friend and colleague Bob Allen, ending his battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

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First Ever Black Woman-Owned Full-Service Security Firm Was Launched With Just $500 -- But Is Now A Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise!

Mary Parker is the genius entrepreneur that founded All-N-One Security - a thriving, multi-million dollar security enterprise with a workforce of more than 200 employees. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, her company is the first ever Black woman-owned full-service security firm, and one of the nation’s largest and most experienced, fully-certified security firms.

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