Jelani Jones from Fredericksburg, Virginia is only 9-years old, but she runs her business... like a queen! In addition to making and selling her own line of bath products, Lani Boo Bath, from her home, Jones is also a straight “A” student in school. How does she do it?
Atlanta-based Patientory, the company behind an advanced healthcare app, has raised $7.2 million in a very successful online Blockchain token sale (not via Kickstarter, as previously reported). The block-chain startup, founded by CEO and Black entrepreneur, 27-year-old Chrissa McFarlane, enables the connecting of digital medical records without compromising privacy.
67-year old Reginald Webb started his career at McDonald's in 1973 and was manager and then regional vice-president for 12 years when the company offered him an opportunity to own his own franchise. He and his wife, Rene, did not hesitate.
It took six years for African American husband and wife entrepreneurs Michelle and Guy Jenkins to open their luxury resort in the Caribbean. Located on the west coast of Barbados, Villa La Maison Michelle is the only Black American-owned private luxury resort in Barbados.
D.C. councilmember Charles Allen said he doesn’t understand why the officers didn't take actions that were “less severe than handcuffing.”
After Bishop Curry heard his neighbor’s 6-month-old infant died from being in an overheated car, he decided to create a life-saving device to prevent incidents like this from reoccurring ― as any responsible 10-year-old would. “It kind of came in my head,” Bishop told HuffPost of his device, the Oasis.
Earlier this month, the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum won a bid to acquire a Harlem building and development site for a new state-of-the-art facility that will “preserve, archive, exhibit, educate, and showcase hip-hop Music and culture from around the world.”
Serena Williams Signs On as New “Purple Purse” Ambassador to Promote Financial Empowerment for Domestic Abuse Victims
Serena Williams has signed on as the newest ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the insurance company’s decade-old initiative to provide financial empowerment to domestic abuse victims. The pregnant tennis star takes over for Kerry Washington as ambassador of the organization, which says it has helped about one million women escape abusive relationships through a mix of financial education and job training.
The City of Houston’s Health Department, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently unveiled the nation’s eighth Village Green Station during a ceremony in Houston, Texas.
Women about to walk down that aisle are very well known for doing some pretty extreme things to slim down for their big day, from the Master Cleanse, to eating bizarre food combinations, to drastically reducing their calories in general. Even more extreme, there has been recent news of brides-to-be wiring their mouths shut or resorting to the K-E Diet, where a feeding tube is used to slowly drip 800 calories of protein, water and fat from the nose, down the esophagus and directly into the person’s stomach every day for up to 10 days.
As we enter into the summer, love is in the air. And with love come engagements and weddings. After saying yes to the ring and I do to the love of one’s life, the next important question for couples to ponder is "Babe, should we buy a house or rent one?"
The largest city in Texas will join San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other local governments in a lawsuit against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. The Houston City Council voted 10-6 to join the lawsuit, which was filed last month against Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton.
If you don't pay, you will definitely pay. That's what METRO reminded riders when they issued 3,000 citations in the month of May alone.
An investigation is underway to figure out if more could haven been done to protect the 4-year-old little girl who was killed, allegedly by her own mother. Laquita Lewis made her first court appearance after undergoing a mental evaluation.
By the Truckload, H-E-B will Deliver the Nutritional Snack to 16 Food Banks across Texas
Summer break signals the end of the school year, which means even more children and families across the state will struggle with the threat of hunger. To combat the problem, H-E-B through its Food Bank Assistance Program will donate 1.5 million apples to 16 Texas food banks this week.
Mayor Sylvester Turner led the rededication ceremony of Emancipation Park, together with OST/Almeda Redevelopment Corridors TIRZ#7, Emancipation Park Conservancy and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. A day long festival (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) was held in conjunction with the rededication.
H-E-B was ranked as the most trusted brand by U.S. consumers, tied with Mercedes-Benz, according to a ranking by the Temkin Group.
Toyota Kicks Off ‘Juntos Somos Imparables’ Series in Texas to Salute Latino Achievement at the NALEO 34th Annual Conference
Automaker to highlight new home in Plano at conference
Toyota, the best-selling automotive brand among Hispanics since 2004, will highlight its new home north of the Dallas metroplex and kick-off its inspirational ‘Juntos Somos Imparables’ (Together We Are Unstoppable) campaign at the 34th annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), taking place from June 22 to 24 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
Local high school graduates with outstanding academic performance and demonstrations of community service receive thousands in financial aid to fund expenses for college
Thousands of dollars were awarded to seven outstanding students through the Carmen V. Orta Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to students within the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.
Would you rather pay $1.25 fare or a $75 fine? That’s the message METRO is sending violators who try to cheat the system. In May alone METRO conducted more than half a million fare inspections on the rail and wrote more than 3,000 citations. The agency wants riders who don’t pay to know they will get caught.
For those of us growing up in the 90’s, rapper Tupac Shakur was more than just a hip-hop artist. He was a revolutionary, a brilliant, sometime controversial artist who spoke the truth in every song, interview and movie he was in. He was also cut down in his prime at the tender age of 25. As the son of a Black Panther, he was the perfect mix of intelligent lyricism to uplift a generation with West Coast gangsta rap. To put it simply, his life story has been long overdue.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement to mark the second anniversary of the horrifying shooting that killed nine parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015:
The NAACP released the following statement after the Justice Department issued guidance to the Civil Rights division to settle cases without using consent decrees: no-fault agreements that have helped de-segregate schools, reform police departments, defend religious freedom and ensure access for the disabled.
A Houston, Texas native and 2008 Booker T. Washington High School graduate, Petty Officer 2nd Class Larnell Smith is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Halsey.
Many people were touched by Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional story involving his newborn son’s serious health issues after being born with a congenital heart disease in April, and it looks like some celebrities reached out to do what they can to support the cause for others who cannot afford health care. Snoop Dogg visited the talk show host on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and gifted the personality with a check made out to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Sharing the Belief that Mentorship Breeds Great Leaders, The U.S. Army Continues to Partner with 100 Black Men of America
(Black PR Wire) New Orleans – Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of our nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. The partnership includes the Army’s participation at the 31st annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference being held recently in New Orleans.
Wayback Burgers, America’s favorite hometown burger joint and fastest growing burger franchise, will (milk)shake things up for the first day of summer by giving away one FREE Junior Black & White Milkshake per guest at all participating locations all day on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 while supplies last.
Jackson Lee: “America must be unambiguous in its condemnation of all acts of terror targeting people because of their religious beliefs.”
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and a member of the Helsinki Commission promoting security and cooperation in Europe, issued the following statement surrounding today’s last night’s terrorist attack targeting Muslims in London:
Heavy-Hitters Lined Up
The daytime 2017 Essence Festival Empowerment Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center will feature the cream of the crop in social media, entertainment, politics and inspiration.
Sprite® is helping fans stay cool and refreshed this summer with the Summer Sprite™ Cold Lyrics Series™ featuring cold-inspired lyrics from six of the hottest rappers in the game.
Association Provides Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment for Nora's Home New Construction
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) has stepped up to support Nora's Home, Houston's haven for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center, by providing furniture, fixtures and equipment for its recently announced facility expansion. The expansion will double the existing lodging capacity to include 16 additional guest rooms, which will allow the home to provide an additional 10,800 lodging nights per year to organ transplant patients and their families.
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan obtained a court order shutting down an unlicensed, after-hours bar known as Insomnia at the corner of Bissonnet Street and the Southwest Freeway.
Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a female found at 6400 about 8:20 a.m. on Saturday (June 17).
Houston police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash at 7600 Bywood about 3:20 p.m. last Friday (June 16).
Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 6300 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday (June 17).
Houston police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash at 7600 Bywood about 3:20 p.m. last Friday (June 16).
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 4805 Lyons about 2:25 p.m. last Friday (June 16).
Houston police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide at 6210 Gaston about 3:50 p.m. last Friday (June 16).
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 10603 South Wilcrest about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday (June 17).
Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
Melania and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Juneteenth, a historic day recognizing the end of slavery.
Proceeds from the tribute gala and concert will benefit the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®
The Latin Recording Academy® today announced Spanish singer/songwriter and musician Alejandro Sanz will be honored as the 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year during a prestigious gala held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. An 18-time Latin GRAMMY® and three-time GRAMMY winner, Sanz will be honored for his artistry and substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and Greenpeace, among others.
Includes $15,000 awarded to Gemini Ink
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $15,000 to support Gemini Ink’s Creative Writing Classes programming and the annual summer Writers Conference. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Season ticket holder or first timer, watching your team take the field or visiting new teams in a different venue, gripping your seat tightly during the finger-biting last minutes of a close game or cheering on a decisive win – sports can certainly be some of the best entertainment possible.
Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 11000 Homestead Road at about 4:40 p.m. on Sunday (June 18).
Marrow donor registry teams up with Mike Conley to launch new campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure
Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world's largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge Blacks and African Americans to register as potential marrow donors.
This weekend, join Representative Coleman for the Emancipation Park Rededication Ceremony on Saturday, June 17th and the ribbon cutting ceremony for Emancipation Avenue, Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration, and a Gulf Coast Junettenth on Monday, June 19th. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Governor Abbott signed SB 1849, known as the Sandra Bland Act into law. SB 1849 by Senator Whitmire is the Senate companion to HB 2702 that Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) wrote in the House. Rep. Coleman released the following statement:
Finding black owned beauty products can be a hassle in itself. Let alone, sunscreen, a product most black people don't even think that they need.
African-American owned businesses are on the rise in the US, and 7-Eleven continues to be a leader in supporting that trend.
Central Houston announces the launch of Learn Central, an online portal developed to help parents evaluate the K-12 education options available in the central city. The interactive website is now live at www.learncentralhouston.org.