Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Calls for House Judiciary Committee to Launch an Impeachment Inquiry
Jackson Lee: “It is time to do our job and follow the facts wherever they lead, up to and including a consideration of whether grounds exists for instituting impeachment proceedings against the President.”
Preps Reissue Of Politically Charged Album Death Certificate
Interscope Records is pleased to announce the recent signing of West Coast rap icon, Ice Cube. Known to be one of the most important figures in rap history, Ice Cube began his career with the Notorious West Coast Gangsta Rap Group N.W.A over two decades ago. At the height of the group's success, Ice Cube broke away to start his own solo career. With over 10 million albums sold to date, Cube joins the label after several years of releasing music independently on his own
‘Whatever, You Black Bitch’: Police Chief to Miss Black Texas US Ambassador Before Having Her Arrested for Being Responsible Driver
Carmen S. Ponder, Miss Black Texas U.S. Ambassador 2016 and an intern with the Hunt County, Texas, District Attorney’s Office, is fighting for police accountability and justice after Commerce, Texas, Police Chief Kerry Crews reportedly called her a “black bitch” and then forced her to spend a night in jail.
Black Business Partners Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar National Coffee Supply Chain with Roots Java Coffee
African Bean Company is the first nationally certified, African American owned coffee supply company providing national distribution. The company’s coffee is branded Roots Java Coffee.
The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones using a free mobile application available for iPhone and Android.
Operation FINALLY HOME, Beazer Homes, The Howard Hughes Corporation® and Houston Texans Invite Community to Dedication of New Home for Wounded Veteran and Family in Cypress
U.S. Army Specialist Cliff Betcher and family to receive keys during celebration Friday (May 26)
U.S. Army Specialist Cliff Betcher and his family will join representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME, Beazer Homes, The Howard Hughes Corporation®- Bridgeland, and the Houston Texans, along the Cypress community Friday (May 26) at 11 a.m. to celebrate the dedication of their new custom-built, mortgage-free home. The home was built by Beazer Homes with support from their vendors, subcontractors and the Houston Texans on a lot donated by The Howard Hughes Corporation in the Bridgeland community in Cypress.
Nationally renown Hispanic marketing industry leader Alex López Negrete, CEO and founder of Lopez Negrete Communications, and multi EMMY Award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur Gaby Natale, CEO of Super Latina TV, today were named co-chairs of the first annual Hispanicize Texas event that will take place in Houston on Saturday, July 29th.
Houston Federation of Teachers Board Votes to Formally Support Superintendent Carranza’s ‘Achieve 180’ Plan
The executive board of the Houston Federation of Teachers voted to support the school improvement plan proposed by Superintendent Richard Carranza and recommends passage by the district’s board of trustees.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Bobby Henry, publisher of the Westside Gazette in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the recipient of the 2017 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.
Patients and families to experience educational and entertaining programming
The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital today debuted San Diego Zoo Kids, a new television channel for patients and families featuring real-life zoo animal experiences through closed-circuit television. The innovative programming now is available on TV monitors in every patient room, staff access areas and waiting areas at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) is gearing up for their 2017 Annual Business Expo and Matchmaking Event. Embracing the quote from Fashion Icon Coco Chanel - “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”; this year’s theme will challenge Certified Women-owned Businesses (WOB's) to Dare To Be Different when attending this year's EXPO!
Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office Estimates American Health Care Act Will Cause 23 Million Americans to Lose Healthcare Coverage
Statement of Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, in response to the updated nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, A Member of the House Budget Committee, Issues Statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Score of the Republican Trump Care Act
Jackson Lee: “It is now abundantly clear that the Republican Bill will strip coverage from millions of Americans while rewarding the wealthiest among us huge tax breaks, paid for on the backs of the sick and vulnerable.”
Congressman Al Green (TX-9) released the following statement: “I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the many people who have approached me, called and left positive messages with my office, as well as supportive sentiments on social media. While many of these communications were received from Americans who do not support the impeachment of the President, they also do not support threatening anyone with lynching.
Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 6th Annual Shadow Day
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C. Every year, the event allows youth to share their experiences in foster care directly with Member of Congress to help inform and improve child welfare policy. This year’s group came from more than 36 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
Mayor Sylvester Turner: “Today’s significance is not marked merely by what we have accomplished, but by what we can accomplish now that we have lifted a significant barrier to progress in our city.”
B. Riley & Co. and Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night · Photos from Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at the B. Riley & Co. 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. The star-studded evening of boxing presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and its mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the poor performance of black students in Mississippi is the direct result of the state’s failure to live up to the terms of readmission to the Union at the end of the Civil War.
The Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, normally goes to an individual peacemaker who promotes human rights and using nonviolence as a means of combating injustice, making the University’s choice of the Black Lives Matter movement as the award recipient unprecedented.
On Wednesday evening, the Southwest Regional Office of UNICEF USA hosted the fourth annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. The event, emceed by Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan and featuring a special performance by Michael Bolton, celebrated UNICEF’s lifesaving work and honored UNICEF Ambassador and actor Angie Harmon with the Spirit of Compassion Award. Since her appointment as a UNICEF Ambassador in 2013, Angie has served as a spokesperson for UNICEF USA’s End Trafficking Initiative and has traveled to Vietnam to bring awareness to UNICEF’s lifesaving programs for children.
North America’s only jet-ski style coaster debuts at SeaWorld San Antonio
A one-of-a-kind thrill launches June 16 at SeaWorld San Antonio, seeking a few brave individuals for an important mission. Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster combines the thrill of a roller coaster with the adrenaline rush of a marine animal rescue mission.
"He's gotten more arrogant, he's gotten more disrespectful, he's gotten more dismissive."
The Canadian way.
METRO will make improvements to the overhead power system along the Purple Light Rail Line tomorrow which will impact evening travel. The scheduled work is necessary to ensure METRO continues to provide reliable light-rail service to customers.
Following previous episodes featuring Seal and Jack Garratt, Gallant returns today with the latest offering of his critically acclaimed 'In the Room' series, this time with soul superstar, and current tour partner, John Legend. Duetting on a spellbinding rendition of the John Legend track, 'Overload', the two vocalists complement each other sublimely.
The music superstar comes clean about her love life.
Melana Ligertwood hiked 22.7 miles last year in honor of her son Max’s cancer diagnosis; this year, she’s helping others hike.
When Melana Ligertwood’s son Max was only 8 weeks old, he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, which affects 7% of all children with cancer. The lives of everyone in their family came to a sudden halt.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will provide $547,000 in funding to emergency shelters and residential facilities for support services to help reduce the number of high-needs children in foster care currently without placements. In addition to the funding, the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) is also announcing new contracts to qualified residential child care providers under the Emergency Procurement Waiver for Children Without Placement. DFPS will immediately begin negotiations and establish standing contracts with the limitation that such contracts would accept children or youth who are otherwise refused placement.
Democrats, Why Not A Black Or Hispanic Woman For President In 2020? Why Not Two Women On The 2020 Ticket?
It has been reported that 56% of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary voters were women and 25% were African American. With numbers like those why shouldn't an African American or Hispanic woman be on the 2020 Democratic Party presidential ticket?
Ginobili says he'll take his time deciding if he wants to retire.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series "Queen Sugar" from Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay ("Selma," "A Wrinkle in Time") and executive producer Oprah Winfrey. The new season will debut with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series will then air in its regular time slot, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
That Suicide Squad money.
Rocko claims Future is operating with "smoke and mirrors."
Beyoncè recently had an African-themed celebration to honor her upcoming delivery.
A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar’s work.
After intense negotiations at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix has nabbed a film project starring Grammy winner Rihanna and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, based on a storyline created entirely via Twitter.
It calls on Congress to spend $4.1 trillion next year, a little more than what is being spent this year. But it would greatly reallocate where many federal funds go -- beefing up spending in some areas, while slashing it in others over the next ten years.
Baltimore is now home to a national chess champion. 7th grader Cahree Myrick came out on top last week against hundreds of other students. He is the best in the country after taking home a mega-trophy from the U.S. Chess Federation’s National Tournament.
Who hasn’t gone to Target for a quick errand to pick up soap or a new toothbrush, before finding yourself walking out with a cart full of everything the store has to offer. Streamline your next shopping trip by making a list of essentials, all under $25, before entering Target.
Hackathon winners focused on monitoring air quality, improving storm drainage and connecting library resources during the fifth annual event. The City of Houston hosted a 24 hour "Hackathon" on May 20-21 at the Houston Technology Center in partnership with Sketch City, a nonprofit community that advocates for civic technology and open data. More than 300 people including software developers, designers, and data analysts attended the event. Houston’s “civic hackers” pitched ideas, formed teams, and developed innovative new websites, mobile apps, and insightful data visualizations to address community and City problems.
ABC13 is reporting a deadly accident on the Gulf Freeway this morning. Police are on the scene of a deadly accident involving a person who was hit on the freeway in southeast Houston.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, released the following statement about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against himself:
May is Women’s Health Month and it's never too early or late to make healthy changes so you look and feel your best! You can take control of your health and help others in your family too!
TV One Special "National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall" Sparks National Conversation On Racial and Economic Justice, Premiers Wednesday, May 31 at 8pm ET
Moderated by News One’s Roland Martin, Historic TV Presentation Is Supported by AT&T, Bank of America, Eli Lilly and Company &Toyota
For the first time in Urban League history, its annual State of Black America® report is the basis for a nationally-televised special.
Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate the impending birth of the newest additions to the Carter clan.
Nicki has been contributing money to provide the village with computers, wells, and a reading program.
The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to infinity and beyond! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to take off on an out-of-this world adventure where imagination and reality collide. Come and explore the endless possibilities of time, space and mind-boggling discoveries where there are no limits to where you’re going, even if it means doing it all over again.
May 15 Declared Earnest Pugh Day in Houston; Concept Video for "I Need You To Breathe" Released Today!
May 15 Proclaimed “Earnest Pugh Day” In Houston, Texas
Coming off of the heels of a lavish red carpet affair attended by luminaries including the Mayor of Houston, Earnest Pugh announces the release of the “I Need You to Breathe” concept video. The resplendent clip was directed by Keith Williams, President and Creative Director, EPM Music Group.
Chance the Rapper and the winning T-shirt design for The Pavilion’s Musical Scores program
Six-Piece Line Offers Every Man the Ultimate Grooming Regimen
As male grooming trends have evolved in recent years, so has the need for efficacious products to groom and style beards and hair. Kiehl’s Since 1851 – a longtime leader in men’s skincare – is proud to offer men an essential toolkit to achieve their desired look, whether it’s perfectly polished or deliberately wild.