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Buffalo Bayou Partnership Welcomes Seven New Board Members

Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) announced seven new members to its board of directors during its annual meeting on January 15 at the home of Anne Whitlock (BBP Board member) and her husband Michael Skelly in the East End.

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Oldest African-American Sorority Works To Combat Heart Disease in the African-American Community

Heart disease is the number one cause of both death and disability in women in the U.S. African-American women have an even higher chance of dying from heart disease—and at a younger age—compared to white women, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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Fortis Academy Culinary Students Certified, Ready to Cook

Fortis Academy Culinary Arts Teacher Ouindetta Thomas couldn’t help but smile with excitement as her kitchen was fully operational the first week of the spring semester.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement following the Supreme Court’s Reinstatement of the Trump Transgender Military Ban

Jackson Lee—“While challenges to the courts move through the nation’s appeals process, I hope that the Supreme Court will realize that Americans who defend our right to live freely should be able to serve freely. In the meanwhile, I take this moment to thank all who wear our uniform, and who are willing to serve and die for our nation. God bless them all.”

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Weather Forecast Prompts Cancellation of Scheduled Rail Closure

A METRORail service interruption scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 has been cancelled due to a forecast for rain. The closure, which was prompted by high-voltage power line work by Centerpoint Energy, will be rescheduled at another date. Normal service will continue at all METRORail locations tonight.

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Governor Abbott Announces Grant Funding To Prevent And Combat Human Trafficking And Care For Victims

Governor Greg Abbott today announced more than $18 million in awards to state, local, public, and private organizations to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and adults in Texas. These awards will help fund local and statewide anti-trafficking efforts to protect children, investigate and prosecute traffickers, recover victims, and help survivors to heal.

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Walmart Innovations Changing How Texas Customers Shop

Retail is evolving, and for Walmart to remain a global leader within the retail space, there is a need for continual innovation. To kick off 2019, Walmart is sharing new ways to shop and new innovations in stores that make the retail experience more convenient for customers. Over the last year, a long list of retail innovations was introduced or expanded in Texas

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Mishra Group Launches Hispanic Business Journal

The Mishra Group, a diversified media and marketing firm that publishes IndUS Business Journal, Boston Real Estate Times and INDIA New England News, announced the launch of Hispanic Business Journal, a news portal for Hispanic community-related business news, information and data.

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Rihanna Suing Father for Illegally Profiting From Fenty Trademark

After making several attempts to handle the matter privately, Rihanna has filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, for continuing to fraudulently profit from her trademarked Fenty brand. TMZ reports the Caribbean singer has filed a lawsuit claiming her father started a talent development company in 2017 called Fenty Entertainment, a violation of her trademark rights.

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Visa Launches She’s Next to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Black women are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs and it appears that Visa wants to help. The financial institution recently announced a new global initiative to support female entrepreneurs. She’s Next, empowered by Visa, is an initiative created to assist women in growing their small businesses.

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