• Great Run Comes to an End

    Mar 22, 2019, 8 a.m.

    As I stepped on the illustrious campus of Prairie View A&M University in the fall of 1997, I will never forget that sense of pride and family atmosphere I felt run through my body. It was like the spirits of the “Unknown 8” (The first known class of the Alta Vista Agriculture & Mechanical College for Colored Youth who enrolled and began their studies March 11, 1878) was walking with me. Until you have been on the first state supported college in Texas for African Americans and the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state, you won’t know the jubilation of screaming out, “Who Ya Rooting For” at all sporting events.
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  • Michael B. Jordan On Protecting His Center

    Mar 15, 2019, 7:41 a.m.

    Close your eyes. Clear your mind. Take a really deep breath in. How calming is that? For some that quick exercise is all that is needed to recharge or do a little mini escape from the craziness of the day. That exercise is a way of reminding yourself to not stress and calm down.
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  • Meet Houston’s Female Power Producers

    Mar 8, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

    Power. What does it mean to have it? How would you use it? Power is more than having beefed up muscle arms of steel. Power is about making what you can’t see visible. Power is being able to inspire another person through your influence.
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  • Judge Lina Hidalgo Commits to Harris County

    Mar 1, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

    Lina Hidalgo’s strikingly small figure and bright-eyed Latina looks caused political handicappers to dismiss her at 27-years-old for most of 2018. However, that happens no more around Harris County, where in her second month as the top elected official in America’s third largest county, Harris County Judge Hidalgo oversees a $4.1 billion budget that employs more than 17,000 people.
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  • Save Our HBCUs

    Feb 22, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

    Education is a gift that once obtained can’t be taken away. It can open doors to opportunities to advance one personally and professionally. Far from easy to obtain, it is treasured as many scrimp, save, and sacrifice so much just to acquire the basics of it. Knowing the importance and its worth, what if your education’s creditability was in some way threatened?
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  • Terry Williams Is Representing Black Excellence in Houston Community

    Feb 15, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

    We can all agree that breaking barriers is something we strive for in our professional career as not only something you can be proud of for yourself but also serve as an inspiration to make those around you, such as your community, proud as well.
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  • Black Owned Businesses Continue to Bring Dignity to Death

    Feb 8, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

    There is one thing all people have in common. We all will be born and we will die. Death is such a delicate subject that families need someone to help them ease through the process of all the decision making that has to be done to plan out a proper burial. For many families in the Houston area, the ones that they often turn to are the folks at McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home and O.W. Wiley Mortuary.
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  • Weighing In On the Healthcare Debate: Hot Button Issue of 2020 Election

    Mar 29, 2019, 8:04 a.m.

    About fifteen years ago, I became painfully aware of how crucial the healthcare topic is. After all, something is not on top of your priority list until it hits you close at home right. Before being diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, I viewed health insurance as something all Americans had for those “just in case something happens moments.” I only really used my health insurance for check-ups and prescriptions for antibiotics for common viruses and bacteria. I thanked God that I never really had anything too serious growing up. As the saying goes, we are all one moment from a tragedy or sickness.
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