Midtown Houston’s ‘Lounge on the Lawn’ Event Invites Community to Family-Friendly Entertainment at Midtown Park
Midtown Houston residents, Houstonians and visitors to the Bayou City can spend an entire day taking in the green beauty of Midtown Park at the upcoming Lounge on the Lawn event. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the community on Saturday, April 27 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. as planned activities centered on appreciation of pets and local cuisine as well as arts and culture enable guests to explore different aspects of Midtown.
Early Voting for the May 4, 2019 Joint Election starts Monday, April 22 and ends on Tuesday, April 30. During that period, Harris County voters may vote at any of the 25 Early Voting locations designated throughout the county. Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm, except for Sunday, April 28, when polls are open from 1 pm to 6 pm. Ballot by mail applicants must submit their applications by April 23.
HIGH TECH MEETS HIGH SCHOOL IN BUS SHELTER COMPETITION
Students from the Aldine Independent School District will show off their innovative bus shelter designs to METRO as they compete for top honors in the bus shelter design project. The contest is intended to enhance the district's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program. METRO welcomed the idea and assisted the instructors and students.
Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s classic love story La bohème at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on May 22
Houston Grand Opera and The Wortham Foundation present Puccini’s enchanting La bohème, which tells the dramatic, heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists living life to the fullest until they are suddenly forced to confront their own mortality.
ICYMI: AFSCME Launches Interactive Seven-Figure Campaign to Engage Young People of Color Ahead of 2020 Election
“I AM – Be the Change” will build on the legacy of Dr. King and the 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) launched “I AM – Be the Change,” a bold effort to engage young African Americans and Latinos to answer the call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers to be the change in their communities and fight for social and economic justice.
The Trump Administration has flatly refused to turn over any evidence from the White House in Centro Presente v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a life-saving humanitarian program for immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti.
Singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Gordon Chambers, just signed a deal with CarVer Communications Public Relations, LLC, an independent PR firm specializing in brand management, public
Comedian, actor and REACH Media Syndicated Radio host, DL Hughley brings an original brand of comedy and commentary to nighttime television with his new talk show THE DL HUGHLEY SHOW. The series airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10C PM with an encore the following day at 11/10C AM only on TV One.
Grammy Hit Songwriter and Singer, Gordon Chambers Signs with Washington, DC, PR Firm to Handle National Publicity
Singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Gordon Chambers, just signed a deal with CarVer Communications Public Relations, LLC, an independent PR firm specializing in brand management, publicity and promotions located in Washington, DC. A music icon, Chambers is best known for writing and producing greats such as the Grammy award-winning hit, “I Apologize” by Anita Baker as well as Brownstone’s Grammy-nominated “If You Love Me,” Angie Stone’s “No More Rain (In This Cloud),” Yolanda Adams’ “Someone Watching Over Me,” and the Grammy-nominated movie theme song to Set It Off “Missing You” performed by Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan.
Texas leads all states in workplace deaths; one in five take place in Houston
In 2017, the latest year for which data is available, 101 people in the Houston area died because of a job-related injury. Most of these deaths were preventable.
Rice University freshmen help entrepreneur find the right mix for shelf-stable vegan coconut milk
She had a lovely bunch of coconuts, but what Jennifer Thai really wanted was coconut flaxseed milk. And she got it right, exactly once.
Culinary Specialist 1st Class Samuel Villarreal, from Houston, Texas, uses binoculars while standing watch during a combat systems drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87).
Local US Army Veteran Hopes to Inspire and Empower Young Girls with New Foundation, Free Braids For Hope Workshop
Jessica Ray, a Houston US Army Reserve Veteran and Founder of the non-profit Braids for Hope, is on a mission to empower girls ages 7-17 by providing them with hope, a skilled trade, and an entrepreneurial education.
In each of the past five years, Brandon Martin, Rice University’s manager of videography, has chronicled some entering freshmen through their time on campus for his series of “Unconventional Students” videos. As part of this year's series, Martin has featured the Houston-based Tohme triplets, who will graduate May 11. While graduation is emotional for everyone, the Tohmes’ parents will witness all three of their children graduate at once.
The NAACP has announced it will feature a Diversity Career Fair as part of the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit, Michigan July 20-24 at Cobo Center. The NAACP Diversity Career Fair will be held on July 23 from 12pm – 6pm and will be open to NAACP delegates as well as the entire community. The Diversity Career Fair will be produced by Professional Diversity Network (PDN), a leader in Diversity Career Fairs and online recruiting solutions.
The Texas Legislature can provide justified relief, help reduce the opioid epidemic and save the state millions of dollars by providing regulated and safe access to medical cannabis for people with demonstrated need, according to drug policy experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Community businesses create a circus-themed event to bring joy and inspiration to patients
The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital joins Peli Peli Restaurants, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), Sunshine Kids Foundation and a host of other local businesses for the fourth annual Prom Party Palooza, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 27, celebrating teen cancer patients and their families.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $24 million to these three applicants for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.
The Who, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Janelle Monae, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Mitski, Rush & More Auction Off Setlists for Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers & Michael Chabon's Setlists for Young Vo
Proceeds will benefit youth writing and activism centers: London’s Ministry of Stories & The International Congress of Youth Voices’ Summer gathering in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Starting tonight, 100+ setlists from renowned musicians will go to auction online to benefit international youth writing and activism centers and organizations on behalf of Setlists For Young Voices. Setlists For Young Voices is a new initiative developed and launched by Nick Hornby (novelist, screenwriter, co-founder of Ministry of Stories, a London-based youth writing center), with the help of Dave Eggers (novelist, co-founder of San Francisco youth writing center 826 Valencia), and Michael Chabon (novelist, screenwriter).
Candace Owens’ distorted conservative opinions reared their ugly heads on Monday after the Black Republican with extreme political and social views was confronted in Philadelphia.
Georgetown University could become the first college in the nation to mandate a fee to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the university nearly 200 years ago -- a debate that takes place against the backdrop of a broader political conversation unfolding on the 2020 presidential campaign trail about reparations.
TXDOT's opening of a new HOV/HOT Express Lane entrance ramp will create faster, more convenient and reliable service for Gulf Freeway commuters starting next week.
The Smoking Pot, a new coffee shop serving up CBD-infused beverages, is set to open this week in Spring Branch. The new shop at 8510 Longpoint Road announced on Instagram that it will open its doors on — of course — April 20, also known as “international weed day.”
In February 2017, a husband and wife who are not U.S. citizens but have been living in Alaska since 2006 became the first foreigners to obtain FCC approval for 100% ownership of an AM or FM radio station.
Small black-owned businesses, among the nation’s most rapidly growing firms in recent years, could be hindered by President Trump’s budget cuts, entrepreneur advocates say.
The Hispanic Wealth Project® (HWP), in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP), today released the annual 2019State of Hispanic Wealth Report, confirming trends that underscore the critical role of Hispanics in the economic growth of the United States.
Intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson in South L.A. to Be Named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square
According to Ashley K. Thomas, Communications Director for South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Harris-Dawson just announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue would be named in honor of one of its own, Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom.
Eating seafood that has been tainted with mercury is one of the most common ways humans accumulate mercury in their bodies. The mercury in seafood is a highly poisonous form of the metal called methylmercury, which forms when mercury dissolves into the water.
Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press.
According to Tambay Obenson‘s article on indiewire.com, filmmaker Ava DuVernay‘s distribution company ARRAY is building a state-of-the-art, 50-set movie theater, which will be able to screen independent movies as well as be available for rental.
June 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the Charleston, South Carolina tragedy at Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
This week, reporter Erica L. Green wrote an encouraging feature in the New York Times about the “I Promise” public school NBA superstar LeBron James opened last year through the LeBron James Family Foundation in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Democrats plan to open a regional headquarters in Austin this spring and dispatch organizers to Texas suburbs in an unusual early step to prepare challenges against Republican members of Congress believed to be vulnerable because of rapid demographic change.
Afropunk, the organization that puts on the festival by the same name, has threatened legal action against a San Antonio group over the use of the word Afropunk.
The husband and wife founders of a Houston charter school amassed a fortune preying on their students’ parents. The duo pocketed fees they charged students to go on field trips and to wear street clothes on Fridays instead of school uniforms.
A statewide police union, one of Texas' largest, called Wednesday for the removal of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, who last week announced plans not to prosecute certain low-level crimes.
State Representative Reynolds joined Texas House colleagues in unanimously passing House Bill 8, the "Lavinia Masters Act", to eliminate the rape kit backlog in Texas. House Bill 8 -- a priority item for the 86th Texas Legislature -- accomplishes this goal by requiring the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to conduct an audit to determine the amount, location and status of untested rape kits in Texas,
Emerging from a meeting that surpassed an hour with Mayor Sylvester Turner and senior members of his administration Monday afternoon, firefighter union president Marty Lancton said simply, "We don't have an agreement."
Death in childbirth is killing African-American mothers and babies in 10 Houston-area zip codes more than others, according to University of Houston researchers.
Although tech companies have been stagnant with moving the needle on racial and gender diversity, there are many individuals who are rising up the ranks and breaking barriers in the industry. According to USA Today, Facebook has nominated PayPal executive Peggy Alford to its board of directors
Celebrating 25 Years, ESSENCE Festival Transforms into Platform Advancing Global Black Culture, Economic Ownership & Inclusion
The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience, is marking its 25th anniversary July 4-7, 2019 in New Orleans, LA.
U.S. Rep. John R. Lewis, a prominent civil rights leader and representative of Georgia’s 5th congressional district, will speak at Lincoln University’s 160th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5.
Uber unveiled a new product Tuesday called “Uber Vouchers” that’s designed to help businesses sponsor free or discounted ride-hail trips for their customers.
Smart assistants have huge potential to make busy stores run more smoothly, so Walmart has been pioneering new technologies to minimize the time an associate spends on the more mundane and repetitive tasks like cleaning floors or checking inventory on a shelf.
Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tue 30 Apr (In 23 Days)
Three bills under consideration at the Texas Legislature would help Texas make great strides in reducing maternal health disparity by extending Medicaid benefits for a full year, supporting doula programs and requiring a curriculum on implicit bias and systemic inequities for health care practitioners.
The Texas Education Agency has been investigating Houston ISD for several months, and there's been talk of the agency taking over the state's largest school district.
There's no doubt that Houston is a diverse city. In fact, the Bayou City has held the distinction of being one of America's most diverse cities for several years running.
It's that time of the year again! Houston's Black Restaurant Week will be in full effect for two weeks from April 14 through April 28 this year. This will be the fourth annual culinary fest where Houstonians will celebrate the flavors of African-American, African and Caribbean cuisines.
Astronaut Jeanette Epps, a Syracuse native, was guiding two astronauts at the International Space Station through a spacewalk from NASA’s mission control in Houston when there was a problem, according to a report.
Now that the winter is clearing and spring is here, the possibility of allergies and inflammation become more present. BUT there may be a simple and natural way to help alleviate these annoyances, the mushroom.