Last month, we launched The Market @ Macy’s – a unique pilot that has brought 35 new, niche brands into 10 Macy’s stores around the country. Among these brands is Walker & Company’s Bevel, the first and only shaving system designed to help reduce razor bumps and skin irritation – specifically addressing the needs of people of color.
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to announce that street sealing is scheduled to occur in the Freeway Manor area tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21. The duration of work is expected to be complete by Monday, March 26, weather permitting. For a map of the impacted streets, please see the image below.
Houston, Texas, February 21, 2018 – On Wednesday March 21 at 10 a.m., the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 341 will hold a news conference to kick off the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.
Brian Lamb, executive vice president, head of wealth and asset management, Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB), has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Council Member Dwight Boykins Joins Mayor Turner in Announcing the New Sunnyside Multi Service Center
Today, Council Member Boykins joined Mayor Turner in announcing the new Sunnyside Multi Service Center (MSC), which will provide vital health screenings for seniors and enhance the overall quality of life for residents in District D.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) honors the legacy of NABJ Founder and former President Les Payne - an award-winning journalist who consistently broke barriers during his indelible career that spanned more than four decades.
Mary J. Blige is starring in her first animated role in association with Parmount Films’ animated sequel SHERLOCK GNOMES.
I was honored to receive the Humane Legislator award from the Humane Society for my work on HB 1087 and SB 1232 that banned bestiality in Texas. It was a privilege to help lead the fight to make Texas a safer place for our pets.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Pushes for Congress to Take Action in Light of the Shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland
Congresswoman Jackson Lee: “Another school shooting, this time at the Great Mills High School in Maryland, is added to the unfortunate list of the incidents where school children are exposed to the scourge of gun violence. It is not enough to offer our deepest prayers and condolences to the victims and their families. Congress must act now to enact sensible and effective legislation to stem the occurrences of these horrifying acts of violence.
National Groups Partner in Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign
The NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, has joined a coalition of other social justice organizations to push for more affordable housing policies across the country through the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.
Ava DuVernay is stepping into the superhero universe. The filmmaker has come on board to direct “New Gods” at Warner Bros. as part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe. “New Gods,” based on the DC Comics series of the same name, is aimed at creating a new universe of properties for the studio. Created and designed by Jack Kirby, the comic was first released in 1971.
Governor Abbott has appointed Alethea Swann Bugg to the State Preservation Board for a term to expire on February 1, 2019.
The Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival returns Friday -Sunday, April 13-15 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. Held each April during Parkinson Awareness Month, the festival hosts clean, family fun with great food, including over 10,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, Zydeco and Cajun music, a parade, and a midway carnival.
A mother and a father are charged with endangering the welfare of their two children in Lackawanna County. Investigators say the two children were knowingly left alone in Dunmore for nearly three days while the mother was in Florida.
Join friends and neighbors for this annual celebration of spring, April 7 and 8
Now is the time to purchase advance tickets to the 2018 Houston Heights Associations Spring Home & Garden Tour. The Beauty of Spring; A Glimpse Through Cherished Windows will feature five homes in the historic Houston Heights whose owners will open their doors to the public for a look inside at the result of the loving care these homes and gardens have received. From the oldest, built in 1907, to the newest, built 110 years later, each home is unique and sure to amaze all who visit.
4 in 10 teens killed in vehicle crashes in 2016 weren’t wearing a seat belt
Texas teens have an important message for their friends and fellow students: Always buckle up. The message is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual “Teen Click It or Ticket” campaign, in partnership with high school students, to urge young drivers and their passengers to wear their seat belts every time they’re in a vehicle.
Domestic Tour Operators Visit Lake Charles as part of Travel South Domestic Showcase Familiarization Tour
13 domestic tour operators as well as a receptive tour operator who specializes in the South will take part in a Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (LC/SWLA CVB) familiarization (fam) tour of our area after Travel South Showcase in Biloxi, Miss.
Blanket Bingo returns to Market Square Park this spring and lasts through early fall. Every third Thursday from April to September, bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a night of bingo, music and prizes.
The Houston Texans signed unrestricted free agent S Tyrann Mathieu. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Houston also claimed WR Sammie Coates off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Funding For Austin Police Department And Texas Rangers To Assist In Bomb Investigations
The Office of the Governor today announced the release of $265,500 in emergency funding for the Austin Police Department (APD) and the Texas Ranger Bomb Response Team to purchase seven portable x-ray systems for use in bomb detection and responding to suspicious package investigations. These x-ray systems are used by bomb technicians on scene and provide clear visual evidence for rapid assessment of a package’s safety.
If President Donald Trump isn't planning to fire special counsel Bob Mueller, he sure is doing a good job of faking it. Consider the last 48 hours alone:
Comedian Katt Williams has been ordered by a court to pay a former employee money that they say Williams didn’t give them while on tour.
The Dora Milaje and their black girl magic are being turned into a comic book series thanks to the enormous success of the Black Panther movie. Now we’ll get a deeper look into the lives of the fierce women warriors holding things down in the world of Wakanda.
According to Variety.com, “Black Panther” has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million earned at 3,834 locations. “Black Panther” has become only the seventh title to pass the $600 million milestone at the North American box office, and is the second-fastest film to do so. It’s the fourth-highest fifth weekend of all time, and the first time a film has held the top spot for five weekends in a row since 2009’s “Avatar.”
The Salvation Army is adding healthy grocery shopping to its list of charitable endeavors.
Many people say that good things come to those who wait. But Kimberly Godwin, the new Vice President of the news division at CBS News, does not just wait. She knows what she wants and she asks for it. Together with great teachers and mentors, she believes that her consistent eagerness is the real key that brought her to the top.
The aviation sector is known to be generally dominated by men, but women in recent years have been slowly rising up as pilots, managers, and owners. Sherrexcia 'Rexy' Rolle, the 29-year old Vice President of Western Air Bahamas, is one of the youngest that has taken up the role. Starting out as a baggage handler, Rexy is now taking the Vice President of Western Air Bahamas.
Cameron James Kennedy, an ex-convict who just got out of prison for bank robbery, is accused of armed robbery yet again after stealing $23,000 from a Las Vegas casino cashier earlier this year. Kennedy was allegedly covered with black makeup, pretending to be a Black man, while doing the act.
The Houston Health Department supports the Federal Drug Administration’s plan to lower the level of nicotine in cigarettes. The change could save millions of lives by reducing the addictiveness of the deadly habit.
Walmart is expanding its online grocery delivery service to more than 100 metro areas in the United States as it tries to keep pace in an increasingly expensive turf war with Amazon,
Nearly 200 former slaves and others buried at Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery in Irving, Texas don’t have a tombstone.
Floyd Carter Sr., one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, decorated veteran of three wars and 27 years with the NYPD died Thursday at age 95.
A server at a Maine IHOP restaurant asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal, prompting the manager to issue a public apology. Manager Melvin Escobar told the Sun Journal newspaper that "this is the first time it happened, and that will be the last time."
Henrico is one of four state school districts that the Virginia Department of Education flagged for disproportionately punishing Black students with learning disabilities, compared to what it provides White and Hispanic students with similar challenges.
In the two previous articles, we introduced PrEP as a strategy to protect individuals from getting infected with HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis refers to taking a combination of HIV medicines prior to a possible exposure (e.g. before sex, injecting recreational drugs) to protect an uninfected person from the virus. When PrEP first came out a few years ago, I thought it could be effective in helping control the HIV epidemic, but I had concerns.
Have you ever fantasized about having your makeup made by a champ? Well according to TMZ, your dream may be coming true sooner than you think
A panel of three U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled that most of the state’s immigration enforcement legislation, Senate Bill 4, can remain in effect while the case plays out, handing a victory to Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican supporters of the legislation.
The Tigers of Texas Southern University and their high-profile guard Trae Jefferson claimed a piece of history Wednesday with their 64-46 win over North Carolina Central in the NCAA Division I Tournament "First Four" round.
The We Belong Bunch: Pookie J.’s School Day by Dr. Samuel and Angela Johnson is a children’s story about understanding and embracing each other’s differences to foster healthy relationships.
Nubian Man Avenges Deaths of the Nubian People
Created by Jersey-born writer, Zinc Nguvu, and illustrator Terry Brown of Lexington, Kentucky in response to the unjust killings of African-Americans by police and racists across the country, the Nubian Man series (www.TheNubianMan.com) promises to take the comic book universe by storm but online first.
Black Streak Kitchen turns the recipes of celebrity chefs into fun comic cookbooks and comic book style cooking class videos.
Brothers Justin and Terry L. Raimey have recently launched Black Streak Kitchen Cooking Classes, a streaming video service for kids and families that turns the recipes of celebrity chefs into fun comic cookbooks and comic book style cooking class videos. The cooking classes and comics are available via Black Streak Kitchen’s subscription service, where members access new comic cooking class videos and comic cookbooks monthly.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Music Departments Benefit from NEA Funded Arts Program
Uniquely positioned as possibly the first and only nationwide Master Class Series, a program featuring African American classical music masters and designed to partner with HBCUs, is on the move with National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) federal funding.
If you were told to “Play A Song About Your Ex”, you could definitely think of more than a few songs to play that relate to your life experience. Did songs start flowing through your head? If so, you’re ready for AUXGOD.
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on March 13 announced a joint agreement in which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets in the University of Houston-Texas Southern University corridor.
Phyllis Burton is the Executive Director For Nonprofit Organization Sock Out Poverty, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration Degree.
Houston Mayor Sylvester has appointed seasoned communicator Mary Benton as his press secretary, two months after she stepped into the job on an interim basis.
-Monte Durham of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, Macy’s and more join TLC initiative to gift students with head-to-toe prom attire-
TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative is back, and is coming to Houston on March 22 at the Marriott Marquis to make prom dreams come true for more than 200 underserved and academically high-achieving high school students. As part of the all-day event, deserving young women and men will be treated to a day of mentoring, prom dress and formal wear “shopping,” as well as head-to-toe makeovers with TLC’s Monte Durham.
“Black Panther” Crosses $1 Billion in Global Box Office; “A Wrinkle In Time” Debuts in 2nd with $33.5 Million
“Black Panther” continues to dominate the North-American box office for the fourth weekend in a row, earning $41.1 million , according to Variety.com. In second place is the Ava DuVernay‘s family-friendly fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $33.5 million, not only giving Disney the two top movies for the weekend, but the first weekend in box office history where the top two movies are directed by African-Americans.
Benefit Concert to Support Leukemia Patients and Leukemia Research in Houston
Leukemia Texas is pleased to host its inaugural Houston “Concert for a Cure” taking place at The Irish Cowboy on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. Lance McCullers, Jr., pitcher for the World Series Championship Team, The Houston Astros, and his wife Kara have been announced as the Honorary Chairs. Award-winning business owner Tiffaney Dale Hunter will serve as the Event Chair, and AT&T Sports Reporter, Julia Morales, will be the Emcee for the evening.
Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed Danish Ambassador to the United States Lars Lose to Austin, as the two leaders spoke of increasing economic collaboration between Denmark and Texas. A readout of the meeting can be found below.