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McDonald’s Adds DoorDash as U.S. McDelivery Partner Beginning with Houston-Area Pilot

McDonald’s USA and DoorDash announced a new partnership to expand the availability and accessibility of McDelivery beyond its current offering, launching first in the Houston, Texas area across more than 200 restaurants beginning July 29.

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Big Freedia Teams With Ben & Jerry’s For “Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets” Flavored Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s recently joined forces with Queen of Bounce Big Freedia for a one-time-only epic batch of a custom flavor dubbed, “Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets.”

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Hispanics Set to Replace Whites as Largest Group in Texas By 2022: Census

Hispanics are poised to become the largest segment of the Texas population in the next three years, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bur.

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Migrant Children Moved From Border Patrol Facility After Reports of Unsafe Conditions

Hundreds of children have been moved from a Border Patrol facility near El Paso after reports surfaced that they spent nearly a month living with substandard food, water and sanitation.

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Huggies Uses Black Father and Daughter in Packaging for First Time

Nappy bran brand Huggies has released a new line of diapers that features a black family in its packaging. The move is said to be the ‘first in history’ as the company has exclusively shown white babies and parents in its advertising in the past. The dad and daughter displayed on the box come as part of the new line of eco-friendly nappies.

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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, New York, NY 10002 from 6pm-7pm.

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H-E-B to Test Self-Driving Vehicle for Delivery Services in San Antonio

H-E-B announced plans to launch an Autonomous Delivery Vehicle (ADV) pilot program in San Antonio later this year. The company is working with Udelv – a California-based company that specializes in building ADVs – to test driverless technology, and potentially expand their tech-based delivery services, which include Favor, H-E-B Curbside and H-E-B Home Delivery.

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Dark Skin Isn’t Protection From Deadly Skin Cancer

Contrary to what many believe, dark skin doesn’t offer protection against deadly melanomas, an expert warns. This type of skin cancer can be affected by genetics and is far more likely to develop on sun-protected areas of the body in blacks, Hispanics and even Asians, according to researcher Dr. Arthur Rhodes. He’s director of the Melanoma Surveillance Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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Renowned Architect of Historic Projects Leaves Profound Legacy Which Had Houston Connection

The renowned architect, Phillip (Phil) Freelon, who was the lead designer of the Smithsonian National African American Museum of History & Culture in Washington D.C., died last week. Freelon had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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 student in her entire medical school at the University of Arkansas. The legendary figured passed away on Monday at the age of 91.

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