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Texas Among States Most Likely to Overspend On Black Friday

Black Friday deals are supposed to make Christmas shopping less expensive, but numbers indicate many Texans' eyes are bigger than their wallets.

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Family caregivers save Texas billions of dollars

November is National Caregivers Month, a good time to remember that caregiving affects us all in deeply personal ways. In the words of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."

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"Your Way, Mighway and the Highway Thanksgiving Deal" Lets RV Travelers Score Two Free Nights at Beautiful Campgrounds while Avoiding Stressful Holiday Air Travel

Mighway--RV Rental Marketplace Partners with Thousand Trails/Encore RV Resorts to Offer Fun, Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel

Already dreading the idea of overbooked flights and high holiday hotel rates when visiting relatives this Thanksgiving season?

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The Houston Museum of African American Culture Announces The Opening of A Burning House

The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is pleased to announce the November 17, 2018 opening of A Burning House, curated by Dominic Clay and John Guess, Jr. A Burning House will be on display through January 12, 2019.

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The Rap Game, Bring It! & Married at First Sight Return January 2019

The Rap Game heads into its most intense season ever and it’s all-out music mayhem! The stakes are higher than ever before and with a battle every episode, this new crop of superstars must use everything in their arsenal to keep their place on the HIT List....and in the house! From executive producers, Golden Globe winner and Grammy nominee Queen Latifah and Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, the fifth season of The Rap Game kicks off Thursday, January 10th at 10pm ET/PT.

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Texas firefighters head to California again to help fight deadly wildfires

Some 200 firefighters in 50 engines from 47 Texas fire departments in 23 counties will head to California to help fight three major wildfires that have taken at least 29 lives, destroyed more than 6,700 structures and prompted evacuations for about 250,000 Californians.

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Black Nurses Rock Salutes “Shades of Blue Event” celebrates National Awards and Scholarship Banquet Honorees

On October 27th, 2018 as part of its 3rd Annual Black Nurses Rock Convention, the “Shades of Blue” National Awards and Scholarship Banquet was held in San Antonio, TX, giving recognition to those individuals who demonstrated outstanding service to both their local communities and the Black Nurses Rock organization. The honorees are as follows:

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CVS Opens Hispanic Focused Stores in Texas

CVS Pharmacy has opened four stores designed to appeal to the growing Hispanic consumer base in Houston according the Houston Chronicle..

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Texas Jury Awards $68,000 to Black Girl Who Said Classmates Wrapped Rope Around Her Neck

A private school in Texas was ordered to pay $68,000 in damages to a black girl’s family two years after she returned from a sixth-grade school trip with severe rope burns around her neck.

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Houston Food Banks Gets $156K From Whataburger-Texans Team

Whataburger and the Houston Texans donated $156,358 to the Houston Food Bank during a presentation.

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New Effort To Grow Pipeline of Latino Leaders in Education Launches in Houston

A new group in Greater Houston, Latinos for Education, want to grow the pipeline of Latino leaders in education, starting with the nonprofit world that pumps millions of dollars into learning.

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Little Chef DJ's Specialties? Vegan Mac and Cheese and Teaching About Eating Healthy

Once he had the crowd's attention, but before showing them how to make something delicious, Little Chef DJ played a trivia game.

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Diabetic? Here’s What Black Seed Oil Can Do for You

There’s a new power plant on the scene and it’s making moves… medically. Here’s what you need to know about the latest, yet ancient, health remedy, black seed oil.

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Houston Native Signs with Harlem Globetrotters

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, who are preparing to enter their 93rd season of entertaining fans around the world, today unveiled their 10-player rookie class for the 2019 Fan Powered World Tour, which is now underway and will travel to more than 250 markets throughout North America.

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Preserving Communities Of Color Holds Conference in Houston

Attendees at the three-day Preserving Communities of Color (PCOC) conference held in Houston over the weekend explored the social, institutional and economic changes that impact communities of color across the nation.

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Simplify Holiday Entertaining

Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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First-ever Computer Lab for Veteran Community in Houston Opens

Comcast has partnered with Lone Star Veterans Association to officially open the first-ever computer lab for the veteran community in Houston.

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Idris Elba Is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Sure, he might have already received the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to drama — but Idris Elba has now been crowned Sexiest Man Alive!

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UT Professor’s New Beyoncé-Inspired Book Is A ‘Love Song’ To Black Southern Women

Beyonce, while she’s racked up Grammys and performed sold-out world tours, she’s also helped redefine feminism or, to be more precise, the meaning of black feminism in America.

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Motel 6 Will Pay $7.6 Million to Hispanic Guests to Settle a Lawsuit Claiming They Gave Guest Lists to US Immigration Agents

Motel 6 will pay up to $7.6 million to Hispanic guests to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming that it violated their privacy by regularly providing guest lists to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

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Two Dallas Police Majors Fired by Chief Hall After Controversial Allegations

Two majors in the Dallas Police Department were fired by Chief Renee Hall.

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Schoolteachers Who Dressed Up as ‘Mexicans’ and Wall for Halloween Have Been Suspended

An Idaho superintendent has issued a public apology and placed 14 employees on paid administrative leave after staff at a public elementary school dressed up as Mexicans and a border wall for Halloween.

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R.I.P. Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Artist Roy Hargrove, 49

Roy Hargrove, a virtuoso trumpeter who became a symbol of jazz’s youthful renewal in the early 1990s, and then established himself as one of the most respected musicians of his generation, died on Friday in Manhattan.

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High School Band Spells Out Racial Slur During Halftime Show

The halftime show at a Nov. 2 Georgia high school football game caught spectators by surprise when one of the schools bands spelled out the word “coon.”

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The Troubling News About Black Women In The Workplace

A new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. paints a troubling picture about the treatment of black women in the workplace. According to the Women in The Workplace 2018 survey, women of color are not only significantly underrepresented, they are far less likely than others to be promoted to manager, more likely to face everyday discrimination and less likely to receive support from their managers.

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Eight Houston Black Leaders Honored in Art Precinct One Paints on Historic Church

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green and community leaders unveiled the “Sacred Struggles/Vibrant Justice Mural” that honors eight African-American who fought for civil rights in Houston.

Wells Fargo Closes $700 Million Loan Supported by Properties in Hawaii, Texas and Maryland

Credit facility to The Howard Hughes Corporation® will provide capital and refinance properties

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it has closed a $700 million syndicated loan facility to The Howard Hughes Corporation® (HHC), a publicly traded company that owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the United States, including a portfolio of acclaimed master planned communities.

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Let Your Hair Travel Luxuriously with Moroccan Gold Series Travel Products!

After a lengthy, exhausting day full of travel, it is no secret that your hair pays the price. Luckily for you, travel days are about to be transformed into some of the best hair days of your life with Moroccan Gold Series travel sized products!

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Houston, Oakland, Dallas, Washington, DC, New York, and Atlanta

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Do We Take Better Care Of Our Cars Than Our Teeth?

When you buy a new car, you get an owner’s manual that tells you when to get the oil changed, how much air to put in the tires, and when to get the brakes repaired, among other important details about routine maintenance.

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Commissioner Ellis, Congresswoman Jackson Lee and Congressman Green Dedicate Civil Rights Mural: “Sacred Struggles/Vibrant Justice”

Eight Houston Black Leaders Honored in Art Precinct One Paints on Historic Church

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green and community leaders on Monday, Nov. 5 unveiled the “Sacred Struggles/Vibrant Justice Mural” that honors eight African-American who fought for civil rights in Houston.

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Restoration Community Outreach Presents The Second Annual Turkey Swap

The Super Lawyer (Reginald Greene), Radio One, D & K Suit City team up to support Restoration Community Outreach with this year’s Turkey Swap

On Saturday, November 17th, 2018 Restoration Community Outreach (RCO) in collaboration with Reginald Greene, ESQ (The Super Lawyer), Radio One, and D & K Suit City, will host the 2nd Annual Turkey Swap.

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Election Protection Hotline and Poll Monitors Ready to Protect Voting Rights on Election Day

To protect against voter suppression on Election Day, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas will be providing dozens of volunteer poll monitors at precincts throughout Harris County. In addition, ACLU of Texas staff attorneys will join volunteer attorneys in staffing a toll-free nationwide Election Protection Hotline to help voters who encounter problems at the polls.

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A Message From State Rep. Thierry House District 146

TODAY we have the chance to shape history, and the power is right in our fingertips. All we have to do is VOTE! If you haven't already voted, please don’t wait, don’t hesitate—just do it! #GOVOTE. Polls are open from 7AM to 7PM. You can find your polling place along with what’s on your ballot and the acceptable forms of ID HERE. In Texas, employers are legally required to provide employees paid-time off to vote, unless the employee has at least two consecutive hours to vote outside of the voter's working hours. (See actual law here)

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Calls on Harris County Officials and the Texas Secretary of State to Address Voting Irregularities and Ensure that All Who Can Vote Do Vote and All in Line to Vote be

Jackson Lee—“There are long lines at polling places throughout Harris County, which are being met with indifference and hostility from some voting officials. This conduct must stop immediately because it sends the message that their vote is not important. This is not consistent with the message that ‘every vote counts.’”

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Drug overdose epidemic goes far beyond opioids, requires new policies, says Baker Institute paper

Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically and have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, according to an issue brief by a drug policy expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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Dallas Puckers Up to Kiss Hunger Goodbye While Attempting to Break a Guinness World Record

Proceeds from Most Couples Kissing under the Mistletoe will benefit North Texas Food Bank

Tickets are on sale now for Kiss Hunger Goodbye, a special event benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. This Guinness World Record breaking attempt will take place at Klyde Warren Park on December 2, 2018 from 1- 3 p.m. and is organized by Jingle Bell Mistletoe: a group of friends who sell mistletoe during the holidays to raise money for the North Texas food Bank, to feed hungry families in our community.

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The Band 'Gray' Blows Away Audience

There was a packed house at Winston Contemporary Art on Saturday, November 3rd. Art goers and hip-hop lovers were treated to "Confessions of a Subculturist" by hip-hop impresario, Michael Holman. Holman weaved his storytelling journey from boyhood to the early 80s when he created the noise band GRAY with artist Jean- Michel Basquiat during the beginning of the hip-hop era.

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SuperMENtors Making a Difference

Four men from the community recently gave an hour out of their day to read “How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?” to students at the Fifth Ward Head Start Center.

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Longines Proudly Times 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Louisville

Longines served as Official Partner, Timekeeper, and Watch of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday November 2-3. The winged hourglass brand was proud to time Accelerate’s exciting victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic that took place on Saturday at the prestigious Churchill Downs racetrack. Affirming its longstanding connection with the equestrian world, Longines was the Title Partner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff race, as well as of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf race, both run on Saturday. The spectators present at this world-class racing show had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: an elegant blue dial Conquest V.H.P. model.

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The New Nut in the Non-dairy Milk Marketplace

Milkadamia is a non-GMO, gluten, and soy free brand of macadamia nut milks and scintillating creamers whose sustainably farmed nuts make the creamiest and richest tasting alternative to date.

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NAACP Organizes Voter Protection Command Center at Baltimore Headquarters

Volunteers, Attorneys and Staff Provide Answers and Resources for Voters on Election Day

Volunteers ranging from local members, sororities and fraternities to both volunteer and staff attorneys, are taking calls, responding to email and sharing website resources for voters all around the nation on Election Day.

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Houston Native Signs with Harlem Globetrotters

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, who are preparing to enter their 93rd season of entertaining fans around the world, today unveiled their 10-player rookie class for the 2019 Fan Powered World Tour, which is now underway and will travel to more than 250 markets throughout North America.

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Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins' Letter On Enhanced Security

In lieu of recent acts of gun violence like the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the fatal workplace shooting this September at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland, many people have become increasingly concerned about security at public buildings including Houston City Hall.

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House cleaners, caretakers and nannies gather for first domestic workers’ conference in Houston

Faith and Justice Worker Center is hosting a domestic workers’ conference in Houston, calling nannies, caretakers, and house cleaners to join in a historic gathering.

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Houston Pays it Forward: Donated Supplies On the Way to Assist Hurricane Michael Recovery.

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Friday the Houston Pay it Forward Donation Drive has collected enough hurricane recovery supplies to fill more than two, 18-wheelers. The trucks are on their way to northern Florida and other areas devastated by Hurricane Michael to deliver cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, children and adult shoes and clothing, bottled water, diapers, and pet supplies.

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Anthony Hamilton Premieres New Music Video "Love Conquers All" on Essence

Iconic GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum-selling R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Anthony Hamilton is using his voice to speak out about the importance of the 2018 midterm elections and he’s doing so through a timely new song and music video via ESSENCE.com.

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One in Four Latino Registered Voters Have Voted Early in Election 2018

One day before voters head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the results of the final wave of its ten-week national tracking poll of Latino registered voters.

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Houston Grand Opera Presents 2018-2019 Studio Showcase

The Houston Grand Opera Studio presents its annual Studio Showcase on December 9 and 10 in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center.

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Simone Biles Wins Record 4th All-Around Title at World Championships

Simone Biles has won the all-around title at the world championships for the fourth time, the most ever in women’s artistic gymnastics.

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