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Celebrating Juneteenth: LiftFund Advancing Equity in Lending and Beyond

As the echoes of history resonate today, the story of Juneteenth stands as a beacon of resilience and hope, marking both a pivotal moment in the fight for freedom and a reminder of the enduring quest for equity. This significant …

Celebrating 10 Years of Comcast NBCUniversal’s Voices of the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas on June 11, 2024

From August 2023 through August 2024, Comcast NBCUniversal is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking multimedia initiative, Voices of the Civil Rights Movement. This platform honors the monumental Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s by chronicling the …

Fort Bend County Officials and Lucille's 1913 Celebrate the 50th Annual Juneteenth in Kendleton

The City of Kendleton, in collaboration with Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter McCoy, and Lucille's 1913, is excited to commemorate the 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This historic event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, …

Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee’s Statement on Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling Blocking Uplift Harris Program

In a pivotal development, the Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling to further extend its pause on the Uplift Harris guaranteed income program, a significant initiative by Harris County aimed at providing financial stability to low-income residents. The program, …

Group intervening in road rage incident stabbed, beaten on Boston Common, police say

A group of people who were trying to intervene in an apparent road rage incident were stabbed and beaten on Boston Common late Thursday night, police said.

Biden administration imposes sanctions on Israeli group blocking humanitarian aid into Gaza

The Biden administration on Friday imposed sanctions on an Israeli group for disrupting humanitarian convoys headed to Gaza. Both the US Treasury Department and the US State Department took action against the Tzav 9 movement for its repeated obstruction of …

Man on bike accused of stealing tip jar fundraising for baby at diner

The tip jar a man is accused of stealing at the Metro Diner in Port Charlotte was more than just money, it was a sign of hope for one worker. Deputies are asking for your help to identify the thief.

Fact check: Trump falsely claims Biden didn’t lower Americans’ insulin costs

President Joe Biden is campaigning on his success in getting seniors with diabetes a $35-per-month cap on their insulin spending. But his Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, claimed Saturday that Biden has actually done nothing to lower insulin costs …

USF researchers use artificial intelligence to combat malaria in Africa

Researchers with the University of South Florida are using artificial intelligence to advance mosquito surveillance and help combat malaria in Africa.

Houston BCycle to Halt Operations on June 30

After 12 years of revolutionizing urban mobility, Houston BCycle, the city's beloved bike-sharing program, will cease operations on June 30, 2024. This marks the end of a successful but financially challenging partnership between the City of Houston and Houston Bike …

Biden administration efforts to protect LGBTQ+ students and workers hit conservative legal roadblocks

The Biden administration’s efforts to shore up protections for LGBTQ+ students and workers were partially hindered by two separate court rulings on Thursday and Friday.

Avelo Airlines’ First Houston Route Takes Flight: Connecting H-Town to Connecticut

Today marks a significant milestone for Avelo Airlines as it inaugurates its first flight from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut. This launch represents H-Town’s only nonstop service to Connecticut, offering travelers unprecedented …

Gary Guidry: Pioneering Excellence in Global Music Promotions

As the CEO of the Black Promoters Collective (BPC), Gary Guidry stands at the forefront of a transformative movement in the music industry. With a career spanning 26 years, beginning with street promotions in college, Guidry has cultivated a legacy …

OP-ED: Corporate America Must Stand By DEI and Chief Diversity Officers

This week in New York City, BLACK ENTERPRISE hosted its second annual Chief Diversity Officer Summit and Honors, presented in partnership with Fidelity Investments, Merck, and The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent organization representing senior Black executives in corporate America …

Monique Franklin Appointed Interim Director for Fort Bend County Library System

The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has officially announced the appointment of Monique Franklin as the Interim Director of the Fort Bend County Library System. Franklin's extensive experience and unwavering dedication to library services position her as a prime candidate …

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