Professional athletes are trying to exercise their First Amendment rights by kneeling or standing to the national anthem during NFL and NBA games. Master P says, “What makes it difficult for players to unite is that they can’t freely exercise their right to freedom of expression without ownership.”
Americans should anticipate more military operations in Africa as the war on terrorism continues to morph, Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Friday. "This war is getting hot in places that it's been cool, and we've got to go where the enemy takes us," Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill.
Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University in New York, has announced a major new commitment to increase the diversity of the university’s faculty. Over the next five years, Columbia University will invest $100 million in the effort to support recruitment and career development for professors, doctoral, and postdoctoral students who have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education.
Few love stories resemble a fairy tale as much as the courtship and marriage of Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen. Of course, it helped that the groom is an actual prince and the bride has a prominent lineage of her own. Mr. Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, is the 35-year-old great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. And Ms. Austin, 33, is of African-American and Guyanese descent; her maternal grandfather was a lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.
A new documentary exploring displacement of African-Americans out of major U.S. cities will release on YouTube on October 25, 2017. YOU A NOMAD is a short film set in Oakland, California, where in the past generation almost 40 percent of the Black population has been displaced. The film uses a unique cross-section of African-American voices to unfold the systemic issues underlying the rapid gentrification Oakland is now facing.
Tom Joyner Announces Retirement — But Rumors About Him Being Forced Out of the Company Are Not True!
Tom Joyner, founder and host of the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show says that he will soon be retiring in 2019. His long-time co-host, Sybil Wilkes, will also be signing off for good.
Dr. Nancy J. Williams has developed all-natural, chemical-free products that help with arthritis, back pain, migraines, sciatica, lupus, sinus congestion, menstrual cramps, and more
You shape your own quality of life. No doctor, lawyer, or teacher has the impact on your life that you do. No one!
This fall, commencement exercises will be streamlined to one ceremony that recognizes all degree candidates. This realignment marks a return for PVAMU to its tradition of hosting one ceremony that incorporates all colleges and the School of Architecture.
General Motors has contributed $5 million to The Henry Ford, it was announced by Patricia Mooradian, President and CEO of The Henry Ford. “We are honored to welcome General Motors as a Partner in Innovation,” said Mooradian. “This gift of $5 million is a game changer and allows us to deepen our community impact with innovative experiences and new exhibitions and programs in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.”
The City of Houston has selected artists Koryn Rolstad and Sherry Tseng Hill to create original artworks for the new Southwest Police Station due to open by the end of this year.
Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut Charles Bolden to Receive 2017 Nierenberg Prize at UC San Diego
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. has been selected as recipient of the 2017 Nierenberg Prize.
The Movement for Black Lives, a massive group including the Black Lives Matter movement, has launched a new project aimed at providing ‘electoral justice’ for Black people.
This October, Macy’s continues to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, inviting customers to give back through an inspiring campaign that shines the light on awareness while using fashion to fundraise for a disease that affects women, men and families everywhere.
The death of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, FL, one of four soldiers killed Oct. 4 by ambush in Niger, wasn’t just another tragedy involving a constituent to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. So, she and her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence program decided to do something for Johnson’s survivors.
Like all disease, breast cancer does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, identity or even social status. Still, according to experts, some are at more risk than others.
Cymphonique is only 20, but has over 10 years of hard work blood sweat and tears into her music career. The Hip Hop R&B superstar sacrifices and dedicates her time in the recording studio making hits.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance alleging that NFL owners are colluding to keep him unemployed during the 2017 season, as first reported by Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.
Why People Call Her "Mama Biscuit" -- And How She Recovered After Getting Cut From a Popular Reality Show
Lesley Riley, founder of Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Company, is so successful that people are now referring to her as "Mama Biscuit" - even though that's not really the name that she goes by. Her gourmet biscuits come in 50 sweet and savory flavors like bananas foster, chicken pot pie, and spiced mango, and are available in several major retailers including Whole Foods and Wegmans.
TMO clergy members and leaders are meeting Tuesday at Christ Church Cathedral to recognize Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for efforts to extend D-SNAP services in Harris County.
Raising Cane’s presented Southern University with a $1 million donation during an announcement of a partnership between the university and the Baton Rouge-based chicken finger chain.
Lego has a new set that originated by a member of its Lego Ideas fan-sourced creation platform: The Women of NASA, a package that includes NASA pioneers Nancy Grace Roman, Margeret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jamison, as well as a space shuttle model, the Hubble telescope and display stands for all.
Attorney General Ken Paxton argued in a new court document filed, has expected a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals calling for the judges to end a challenge to the state’s new voter ID law for good.
American Stroke Association releases a Y.M.C.A parody song to educate about stroke
A new parody music video is teaching diverse populations and generations across the country to recognize the most common stroke warning signs. The YouTube sensation was created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The City of Prairie View has adopted an ordinance for both the north and south sides of F.M. 1098 starting at University Drive to LW Minor street. This ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles at any time.
Hurricane Harvey put Houston back in the headlines, but a hundred years ago the city made news for a very different reason. Black soldiers at Fort Logan had gone on a rampage, prompting the largest murder trial in U.S. history. Now, a Virginia man is trying to clear their names.
City Councilman Dwight Boykins and the rest of the Houston’s City Council voted to approve an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement between the City of Houston and the Houston Housing Finance Corp, President and Chaired by Redick Edwards, for land located at S.H. 288 and N. MacGregor.
Jordan Peele and ABC President Channing Dungey to Be Honored by African American Film Critics Association
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has named Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele and ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey among the recipients of its special achievement honors.
Hundreds reportedly rallied to “Save the Alamo Cenotaph,” a monument which memorializes those individuals who died defending the Alamo in the pivotal 1836 battle of the Texas Revolution.
The 83rd NFL Draft will take place on April 26-28, 2018 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time in history that it will be held at an NFL stadium.
Funds donated in honor of the late Howard E. Butt, Jr. to support Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
The family of the late Howard E. Butt, Jr., today announced a $1 million donation to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast.
Before year’s end, the first marijuana dispensary in Texas is slated to roll out. It’s high time for the industry to take hold within the state: It’s been two years since the enactment of the Texas Com¬pas¬sionate Use Act, a 2015 state law that allows limited and narrow use of cannabidiol (CBD) with low THC levels for intractable epilepsy patients who have obtained a doctor’s recommendation.
Prairie View A&M University professors Dr. Ronald Goodwin and Dr. Mark Tschaepe recently held a book signing and discussion for their book The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the U.S. at the Center for the Healing of Racism in Houston. This book is being used as a textbook in both professors’ curriculum. “They were very receptive to what we did and thought it would be a useful tool to help people understand that it might not be overt racism, but it is still with us,” said Goodwin, “and we need to deal with it in all its forms.”
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Ruth J. Simmons as the sole finalist for the position of President of Prairie View A&M University.
A study has shown that Listerine Cool Mint and Total Care are effective in killing certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the mouth and throat. Although the study revealed information that came as news to researchers, the manufacturers of Listerine say they have known this since 1879.
This 10-Year Old Black Entrepreneur Has Sold Her Patented Invention in All 50 States and Nine Countries
Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin has finally received the utility patent for her hair accessory invention GaBBY Bows. She and her mom, Rozalynn, applied for it when Gabrielle started her business at seven years old. The Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette solves the age-old problem of disappearing girls’ hair barrettes.
Diana Ross will be given a Lifetime Achievement honor at the 45th annual American Music Awards, and also perform during the broadcast, which airs Nov. 19 on ABC from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Ross has history with the AMAs, having attended her first ceremony in 1974 and serving as host in 1986 and 1987. She has seven AMA wins under her belt and has performed many times on the show, which is produced by Dick Clark Productions.
A public elementary school in Mississippi named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.
About 1 million Americans without running water. 3 million without power. This is life one month after Hurricane Maria.
After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.
People receiving SNAP and D-SNAP benefits can now buy double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets organized at five Houston Health Department multi-service centers.
Baker Institute Paper: Public, private stakeholders have role to play in fixing Houston’s flooding problem
The private sector can play a major role in fixing the serious problems that all levels of government and the development community, as well as their engineers and lawyers, have created in regard to flooding in Houston, according to a paper by an environmental expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to invite residents to attend an informational open house on Wednesday, October 25 or Wednesday, November 15 to learn about the expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) located at 12121 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble, TX 77396.
Sentenced to life by an Alabama all-white jury and decade of denial of Sixth Amendment rights highlights the need for reform of nation’s criminal justice system
The NAACP has issued the following statement regarding the life sentence of Kharon Davis issued today in Dothan, Alabama:
A 2006 Cypress Ridge High School graduate and Houston, Texas, native is serving aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam.
“Oh, How Fascinating” served as the overarching fundraising theme for the Kaleidoscope Guild as they honored some community leaders and achievers who demonstrate a commitment to professional excellence, community service, and philanthropy.
Trump finally comments on soldier deaths in Niger; falsely knocks Obama over his responses to dead soldiers
Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he'd penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week.
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) continued his call for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump by reading/noticing Articles of Impeachment. Rep. Al Green did not force a vote on Wednesday, stating that he wanted to provide his colleagues in Congress and the American public an opportunity to review the articles. However, he indicates that there will be a vote.
Small Business Expo is proud to announce, “The City of Houston Welcome Keynote Address” at the Hyatt Regency Houston (Downtown) on Thursday, October 19th from 8am-9am.
Houston Area Urban League and Delivering Good Inc. Launch Free Pop-Up Shops Providing $5 Million in Merchandise for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) has partnered with national charity Delivering Good (Formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) to help families affected by flooding in the greater Houston area caused by Hurricane Harvey. HAUL and Delivering Good will launch four, local pop-up shops in Houston, providing free, private shopping experiences on Saturday, October 21 as a part of HAUL’s Operation Safe Houston Hurricane Relief project.
During the presidential election of 1964, Candidate Lyndon B. Johnson told a group of military supporters, “Get me elected and you can have your damn war”. He delivered on the promise. By 1965 our nation was in “full swing”. Soon there would be up to 500,000 U.S. military involved and body bags would start shipping home to the tune of 500 per week. The mid-1960’s became chaotic with anti-war demonstrations growing stronger and stronger. Our government was disingenuous with the public. In other words, they were lying to us. As the case for that became stronger and stronger, life in America became depressing and tense.
Jackson Lee: “The response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the island of Puerto Rico demands robust congressional oversight to prevent more lives from being lost.”