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Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities.

Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban

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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land - Diabetes Support Group, May 19

The topic for the next Diabetes Support Group on May 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is “Managing Diabetes and other Chronic Diseases in the Long Run.”

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EBONY magazine names Mitzi Miller Editor-in-Chief

Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), today named Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine, effective immediately.

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10 Strangest Sex Laws in the USA

Strange sex laws in the USA.

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Outkast, Pearl Jam, Eminem to Healdline 2014 Austin City Limits Festival

Austin City Limits announces lineup for 2014 festival.

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Houston’s Own DJ Supastar Opens First Local DJ Spin Academy for Girls

First DJ Academy to be owned & operated by a female

DJ Supastar of BET's Master of the Mix Season 2 reality show contestant launches a DJ academy in Houston. The grand opening event will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 6:00p-9:00p located at 8369 Almeda Suite P, Houston, TX 77054. Prospective students attending the grand opening event will be able to register on-site and receive $50.00 off the "Spin 101 Class."

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The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic WAR HORSE Comes to Houston

War Horse premiere in Houston beginning May 27 with the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic WAR HORSE, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in Houston beginning May 27 with the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center Series.

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A Weekend Celebration of the Eldorado Ballroom: Texas Historical Marker Dedication, Concerts and Third Ward Community Market

Project Row House Eldorado Ballroom Dedication Weekend - May 2-3, 2014

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the Eldorado Ballroom as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors the building as an important and educational part of local history. The ballroom opened in 1939 and was named for one of the social clubs to which the black community’s most prominent professionals and business people belonged. It was donated to Project Row Houses (PRH) in December 1999 by local philanthropist and businessman Hub Finkelstein.

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Encouraging Economic Leadership

Last week, Janet Yellen made her second major speech as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank. Again, her talk as chair is fresh air compared with what is typically heard from Fed chairs. During her first speech in April in Chicago, she actually called out the names of specific unemployed workers-putting a human face on the real effects of Fed policy.

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EPA builds a strong clean – energy economy in Texas

$1.4 billion in economic development and over 1500 construction jobs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Enterprise Products Operating facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, near Houston. The permit allows the company to build a propane dehydrogenation unit with catalytic reactors, heaters, and gas turbines that maximize thermal efficiency.

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