It’s a promising new drug for multiple myeloma, one of the most savage blood cancers. Called Ninlaro, it can be taken as a pill, sparing patients painful injections or cumbersome IV treatments. I
When most people hear the word “Cancer” they automatically think death sentence! Cancer is something no one wants to experience, but you can’t help but see cancer everywhere you look. Most people have had some encounter with this terrible disease. Whether it’s with a family member, a close friend or even a co-worker, cancer is hard to escape.
Howard University and Google are now teaming up to make sure there are more talented Black and Latinx faces in Silicon Valley. The HBCU and the multinational technology company announced their new collaboration, Howard West, a three-month, Computer Science residency during the summer for rising juniors and seniors.
As fall ushers in cool, crisp weather, Macy’s fashion, accessories, beauty and home products are a source of inspiration to help navigate the season, dress with confidence, and find the most remarkable version of ourselves. Inspired by the turning of a new leaf, the season’s easy and breezy fashion options serve as transitional pieces for the cooler months.
Wickenburg Mayor Everett Sickles last week refused to sign a proclamation recognizing the 30th Annual Fiesta de Septiembre and National Hispanic Heritage Month, saying the statement did not represent all area residents.
Houstonians of Hispanic heritage were full of joy and pride at the 50th annual Fiestas Patrias Parade.
Rihanna is a foot soldier fighting on the frontlines for education for children around the world and penned a new op-ed for the Guardian calling for her legion of fans to join her push for universal education.
2018 U.S. Open women’s tennis champion Naomi Osaka is winning both on and off the court. After defeating Serena Williams, the 20-year-old Haitian and Japanese athlete has become a household name. According to Business Insider, Osaka is slated to make history by inking the biggest deal that Adidas has ever offered to a woman athlete.
Ball High School senior Alezae Uresti is smiling big after the huge gift Beyonce and Jay-Z gave her.
New Hope Housing, one of the nation’s foremost providers of permanent, affordable and supportive single room occupancy (SRO) housing for adults living alone on a limited income, celebrates the grand opening of its first residential community for homeless and at-risk families. Located on seven acres at 2605 Reed Rd, New Hope Housing Reed (NHH Reed) includes 187 one, two and three-bedroom rental apartment units.
NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Seeks to Increase Celebrities’ Support of HBCUs with “Lift Every Voice” Program
Isiah Thomas, a former star in the National Basketball Association, is partnering with Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens to encourage athletes, entertainers, and other successful people to support HBCUs.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) a grant of $500,000 to support its effort to establish an African-¬‐American Studies Initiative, which will be housed in its Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences.
Trae tha Truth and the Relief Gang are on the road headed to the Carolinas to give assistance to the victims of Hurricane Florence.
Some white people are so desperate to be upset at Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad (and be oppressed and marginalized so bad) that someone on the Internet decided to create and circulate a fake Nike coupon featuring Colin Kaepernick offering huge discounts to “people of color.”
Latinos hold few of the doctoral degrees in the U.S. and thanks to a new program at the University of Texas at San Antonio that is changing.
A United States District Court judge dismissed the lawsuit which challenged the Texas voter ID law, announced Attorney General Ken Paxton. The 2017 Texas voter ID law (SB 5) cleared its final hurdle when the Fifth Circuit honored a request made last month by the opponents of the state’s voter ID law to dismiss any remaining claims since the matter was settled and there was nothing left to pursue in this case.
Mayor Sylvester Turner along with the University Of Houston and HEB have joined together to present the first-ever all black classical musical festival in the city. The Colour of Music Festival is scheduled to run from September 12 through the 16th at the UH Dudley Recital Hall. The Festival will feature full classical performances in organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works.
A Texas school superintendent apologized and then defended his racist stereotype of Black NFL quarterbacks. Lynn Redden, the superintendent of Onalaska school district, though he was commenting privately on a Houston Chronicle website about blaming Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for losing the game Sunday, Yahoo Sports reported.
Grammy nominated R&B artist and songwriter – and longtime Texas resident - Leon Bridges will perform at a concert and rally in support of Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.
Fall in love with fall fashion trends from Macy’s Presents The Edit, curated by Macy’s Fashion Office, and check out new “How to Wear It” content
The City Hall Farmers Market Returns Wednesday.
HBCU Representation at its Best: The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities honors two Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law students
Law Students Honored as HBCU Competitiveness Scholars, both to represent Texas Southern at the 2018 National HBCU Week Conference, September 16-19 in Washington, DC
Third-year, Thurgood Marshall School of Law students, Elizabeth A. Opara and Veisha Godfrey-Phelps have been named 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars by The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU)—a student recognition program which honors outstanding students for their academic merit, campus leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurial spirit and empowers them to be advocates for excellence and competitiveness. As HBCU Competitiveness Scholars, both Opara and Godfrey-Phelps will attend the 2018 National HBCU Week Conference on September 16-19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. and be publicly acknowledged during the recognition ceremony on Monday, September 17. Both students will also receive an acknowledgment certificate signed by the Mr. Johnathan Holifield, WHIHBCU executive director.
Comcast And Ticketmaster Debut First Concert Ticketing Experience On X1 For Kelly Clarkson's Meaning Of Life Tour
Comcast and Ticketmaster today announced an industry-first integration that enables Xfinity X1 customers to find tour dates and request concert tickets for their favorite performers directly on the television through Ticketmaster's open ticketing platform. This integration launches with three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson and her 2019 "Meaning of Life" tour. Beginning today, X1 customers can simply say "Kelly Clarkson Tour" into their Voice Remote to take advantage of a special presale window and see a list of Clarkson's local performance dates and venues right on the TV. Comcast and Ticketmaster Debut First Concert Ticketing Experience on X1 for Kelly Clarkson's Meaning of Life Tour
180918-N-OY799-0209 PHILIPPINE SEA (September 18, 2018) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Kiara Webb, from Houston, crouches down as an aircraft launches from the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2018.
Event to honor ancestors and mark African holocaust in Brooklyn, NY
On Tuesday, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson will speak at the 24th Commemoration of The Maafa at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York at 7pm EST. President Johnson will address the relevance of the African Maafa and the current struggles of people of color in the US and abroad.
See Mexico through the eyes of Houston’s early artist, Houston South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Mexico Exhibit. More than 60 works of art are showcased.
Grammy Award Winner/NAACP Image Award Winners Tamela and David Mann Releasing New Music, Book, Concert Tour And Christmas Movie
The power couple are celebrating their 30-year marriage with the release of their new memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family available November 13, 2018 (W Publishing/Harper Collins). In their new memoir, the couple candidly shares an inspiring, funny, and up-close look at their lives while offering hope and practical advice for building a strong relationship, marriage and family.
San Antonio artist Mark Menjivar has been engaged in projects looking at capital punishment in Texas from diverse perspectives for over five years. For Open Letters, Menjivar has invited prisoners on Texas’ death row to write letters to the public about their experiences and the trauma they and their families have experienced post-conviction. At the event at the Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon Street, on October 10 at 7:00 p.m., attendees will be invited to listen to one of these letters and respond through a facilitated dialogue.
Adrian Garcia, Democratic candidate for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2, is pleased to announce his endorsement by the Sierra Club, which has thousands of members in Harris County.
State-of-the-art Food Banking facility more than doubles the organization’s capacity to serve
The North Texas Food Bank officially unveiled its new Northern Distribution center, named the Perot Family Campus, at a special community event in Plano. This state-of-the-art facility is named in honor of the Perot family, recognizing their lead gift to the Food Bank’s Stop Hunger Build Hope capital campaign, showcasing the family’s multi-generational commitment to hunger relief.
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) has received a $4 million anonymous gift in support of its Creative Writing Program, among multiple CLASS initiatives. The gift will also fuel research activity in the humanities and social sciences and advance the college’s mission of transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s global leaders, successful entrepreneurs and industry innovators. This gift comes at a period of unprecedented growth, expansion and opportunity for CLASS and is the single largest donation that the college has received.
Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives – personal finance.
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Accepting Grant Applications. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET.Miami, FL (September 17, 2018)—The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announc
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are officially open for its 2019 Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants to music institutions, musicologists, researchers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Denounces the Texas Board of Education’s Decision to Drop Historical Figures from Public School Curriculum
Jackson Lee – “Moreover, the range of topics selected for manipulation: the former first lady and first woman to earn the nomination for president of a major political party; the first disabled woman to earn a bachelor’s degree; and, Barry Goldwater, the ethnically Jewish individual to secure the presidential nomination of a major political party—speaks more to a naked desire to prevent learning about these important individuals, than it speaks towards conserving instruction time (the stated reason for the change).”
Four Harris County Department of Education Head Start centers (Baytown, Humble, La Porte and Tidwell) are recruiting students ages 3-5 for preschool for the 2018-19 school year. In addition, Early Head Start services to children 6 weeks to 3 years of age are available at the Baytown Head Start Center.
Crunchyroll, in Partnership With Fathom Events, Brings ‘Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon’ to U.S. Movie Theaters on October 13 Only
Fans Will Enjoy the Award-Winning Japanese Sports Anime Series
This fall, anime fans are set to discover that nothing is better than big screen binge-watching the most critically-acclaimed sports anime ever released. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events will bring episodes one through twelve of the ground-breaking animated show “Yuri!!! on ICE” to select U.S. cinemas in a one day marathon with “Yuri!!! on ICE Series Marathon.” In addition to viewing the 12 episodes with friends and fellow fans, attendees will view a video message from the series’ producer along with a “hello” from Makkachin, Victor Nikiforov's pet poodle.
Council Member Dave Martin is pleased to announce a roadside ditch rehabilitation project to be conducted by the Storm Water Action Team (SWAT) on Frey Road, from Hartsook Street to Almeda Genoa Road, will begin Monday, September 24, 2018. The map below shows the project limits outlined in red. The scope of work includes:
The Josh Abbott Band to play a show at Floore’s Country Store in Houston on September 27th
Bud Light and the Josh Abbott Band have joined together to put on the “Josh Abbott and Friends” show for one night only, benefiting the Texas Music Office. The show is open to the public and will be at Floore’s Country Store on September 27th, with doors opening at 7:00 PM.
Performance-Hybrid Polos tout both craftsmanship and quality
DALLAS (Sep. 10, 2018) – Texas Standard, a Dallas-based premium men’s clothing and accessories brand that embodies the essence of the Texas gentleman, has released three new performance hybrid polos and six new versions of their classic, button-down sport shirts. All performance hybrid polos include Texas Standards’ hidden button-down collar feature to ensure shape retention.
MCTX Wins KaBOOM! Grant Funded Through BlueCross Blue Shield; Award Will Help Citizens Build a “Scenic” Playground at Roane Park
Missouri City’s ongoing commitment to enhancing greenspaces for residents and visitors has received another national award; this time through a KaBOOM! playground grant funded through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas that will be used to replace the aged children’s recreation area at Roane Park.
African American consumers are enjoying a remarkable period of influence, cultural expression and entrepreneurship that is manifesting digitally and trending mainstream, according to global researcher Nielsen. With the highest smartphone ownership and usage of any demographic group and an unyielding desire for self-expression and image control, African Americans are leveraging digital platforms and technology to move from consumers to creators--of platforms, products, content and financial ecosystems.
Astros Ace wins his eighth career weekly award and his second in 2018
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 10-16. This marks the eighth career American League Player of the Week award for Verlander and his second this season. The other came the week of April 9-15.
University of Houston Researcher Probing Why Math Weakness Occurs
Anytime along a student’s travels through school, difficulties in math can arise for a variety of reasons that might include math-specific and other cognitive problems, lack of motivation, socioeconomic barriers and educational factors. Now with a four-year $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Houston associate professor of psychology Paul Cirino is probing the minds of 1,000 Houston Community College students taking developmental or remedial math coursework to find out where the stumbling blocks occur.
IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete Dianna Forsberg Shares Tips to Rejuvenate the Body, Mind and Soul
September is Self-Care Awareness month, a time to remind us all that nurturing ourselves is essential to overall happiness and well-being. Dianna Forsberg, IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete and health and fitness enthusiast, knows all too well the importance of carving out time for self to refuel the body, mind and soul. Amidst a recent divorce and corporate layoff, the 43-year old decided to focus on self-care by coming out of a four-year competitive fitness hiatus to begin training for the “Masters National Championship” fitness competition recently held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
American Black Film Festival Award Winning "Canal Street Film" Premieres in Houston This October 2018
“Wrongful Convictions Changes the Way People Watch Films Forever”
Berry Dynamic PR Agency announces Houston’s 2nd annual Wrongful Convictions Awareness Event in presenting American Black Film Festival Award Winning "Canal Street" Clips and Conversations on October 10, 2018 at The Ensemble Theater on 3535 South Main Street. This year’s topic is “It Wasn’t Me,” a cocktail-themed symposium of never before scenes of the film with Film Director Rhyann LaMarr and Bishop Eric Garnes featuring special cast member appearances. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event is from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Senator Borris L. Miles is hosting a Job Fair in communities with high unemployment rates. According to the 2011-2015 ACS, US Census Bureau, Third Ward, Greater OST/South Union, Sunnyside and South Park neighborhoods have some of the highest rates of unemployment in the City of Houston. This Job Fair will address those needs by offering good paying jobs to the residents of those communities.
Pepperoni pizza lovers unite! On Thursday, September 20, the only authentic New York-style, Italian restaurant and pizzeria franchise concept, is offering $10 large pepperoni pizzas to celebrate the popular food holiday. Limit one per customer, dine-in and take out only, and additional toppings extra.
Fab Lab Houston to offer youth and adults access to technology and digital fabrication equipment
BakerRipley, Chevron Corporation and The Fab Foundation, are bringing innovation to East Aldine with the unveiling of Fab Lab Houston. Fab Lab Houston at the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus is a unique hub for advancing STEM education and entrepreneurship with hands-on projects.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s draft plan for distributing funds from the Volkswagen air pollution scandal shortchanges the Houston area and requires an unnecessary local match that will make funds difficult to access for Harvey-stricken local governments, Mayor Sylvester Turner said today in written comments to the agency.
Following White House Proclamation, MotherToBaby Offers One-Stop for Latest Information about Opioid Effects on Developing Babies
A series of new opioid-specific fact sheets, blogs and a recent webinar are just some of the pregnancy and breastfeeding-related resources unveiled by MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), in response to the alarming toll opioid addiction is taking on communities from coast to coast. The new resources come as the U.S. recognizes National Recovery Month and the White House proclaims September 16 22, 2018 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.