• LaTavia Roberson: The Naked Truth

    Sep 14, 2018, 4:32 a.m.

    LaTavia Roberson is back like she never left and taking full control of her life while going full throttle! Known for selling over 25 million records with the international known girl group, Destiny’s Child, this two-time Grammy award singer/songwriter brings much to the table than just her girl group image.
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  • Suicide Prevention Starts With You

    Sep 7, 2018, 4:40 a.m.

    “The faster you move, the less pain you endure,” is something seventeen-year-old Ashley Jadine Duncan posted on social media. Looking deeper into that statement and one can see the truth behind it. In today’s society everyone is moving so fast and in so many directions not only do you endure less pain but also you don’t feel, touch, hear or see it either.
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  • Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

    Aug 31, 2018, 4:40 a.m.

    With an acting career spanning four decades and multiple awards and nominations, Regina King has effortlessly embodied countless memorable characters across the big and small screens.
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  • Yellowstone Schools Gives Students More Than a Traditional Education

    Aug 17, 2018, 4:30 a.m.

    Approaching anything, in the same way, expecting different results only leads to the same tired outcomes. A new perspective with a fresh action plan puts a different spin on issues and allows for varied effects. Many schools in the private and charter systems are providing that innovative viewpoint to education by cutting through the red tape of the norm and breaking through with the change of the unexpected.
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  • Salute to Houston's Own Slim Thug

    Aug 10, 2018, 4:30 a.m.

    Slim Thug has been running things like a “Boss” for the past twenty years. Coming on the scene in 1998 to catch the ear and eye of DJ Michael “5000” Watts and joining the “Swisha House” family, Slim’s legacy was set to become one of the most well known and respected rappers in the game. From that date to the present, he has dominated the rap game in Houston from his first freestyle to birth a clothing collection, beer line, e-Cigar, construction company, foundation, and constantly give back to the community that helped him rise to the top. He credits Houston for giving him that entrepreneurial spirit. The city stands to salute this Houston legend with all the rights and privileges thereof.
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  • Billy D. Washington: Keeps the Crowds Coming, Keeps the Laughs Going

    Aug 3, 2018, 4:40 a.m.

    He is probably the funniest comedian that you don’t really know all too well. A superior talent, Billy D. Washington, is not a comedian that you can compare to others. His sets make you challenge your thought, question your actions, and start a conversation. In other words, the brother is deep. Houston audiences got to experience Washington’s higher level thinking when he headlined at the Joke Joint Comedy Showcase.
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  • Growing the Dollar in Black Businesses

    Jul 27, 2018, 4:45 a.m.

    Fifteen years ago Frederick E. Jordan and John William Templeton were just two Black businessmen living the American dream. Jordan operated an engineering and construction management company, F.E. Jordan Associates Inc., while Templeton was president and executive editor of eAccess Corp. a scholarly publishing company. Like most in business for themselves, the men had their share of challenges with major factors being limited resources, inadequate income, and lack of respect as men in business. Their climb to the top was no easy feat. “It’s very difficult for Black businesses to survive,” said Jordan in an interview with Black Enterprise Magazine. “Their obstacles are enormous.”
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  • When Military Meets Art: Honoring Buffalo Soldiers

    Jul 20, 2018, 6:26 a.m.

    Turning the pages of history books there was always something vastly missing… the story of African Americans. Sure, there was plenty of information about the dreadful life of a slave who spent long days picking cotton, being sold like property, and being demoralized every minute of their lives. A little was told about the Jim Crow era when African Americans lived in a country where they were thought of as interior and where cheated of rights and privileges and treated less than. Never were the true tales of the days when African Americans were king and queens, inventors and innovators, and savers and heroes. Thus, affecting how African Americans saw themselves.
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