Empower Black Americans Long After Juneteenth is Over "Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America" Could Improve Lives of Millions

Celebrating "Juneteenth," the oldest and most popular commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, leaders of the Project 21 black activist organization urge black Americans seeking more opportunity and prosperity to question political beliefs that have failed ...

NAACP Set to Launch Youth Initiative on Black Economic Power in Houston

In efforts to engage Black youth in programming that promotes financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and innovation, The NAACP is launching a 3-day Youth Council Idea Lab in three cities: Aurora, IL; Jacksonville, FL; and Houston, TX. The purpose of this Idea ...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Congratulates the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston on its selection to Receive $738,772 in funding under the Education Research Program for Studi

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $738,772 in funding under the education research program to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The grant will be used in examining the ...

Mayor asks non-profit and Houston landlord to reconsider housing migrant children torn from parents

Mayor Sylvester Turner today urged the non-profit Southwest Key and its Houston landlord to abandon a plan to house immigrant children taken from their parents by the federal government at the U.S.-Mexico border.

STATEMENT: NHMC's Alex Nogales on Inhumane Treatment of Children in Mass Detention Centers

Reuters reports that between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 Latino children to mass detention centers, some of them as young as one and two years of age. Alex Nogales, President and ...

BakerRipley and TSU host Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration

BakerRipley and Texas Southern University will commemorate Juneteenth Jubilee celebration honoring the legacy of black Houstonians. The special event will bring together three generations of African- American Houstonians for an intergenerational discussion about the significance of Juneteenth and how each ...

Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina Judge Of The 93rd Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jaime Tijerina as judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

'Drive Clean Texas' Asks Drivers to Make Clean Air A Point of State Pride

Texans have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Drive Clean Texas campaign wants to change that.

On Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Dr. Corey Hebert and Ebony Announce Health Partnership

Dr. Corey Hébert, M.D., aka “The Doctor for The People,” and EBONY today announced a partnership to bring awareness and advocacy regarding health and wellness content to the EBONY.com audience. Launching on Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2018, EBONY.com features an ...

Congress Should Fix Family Separation at the Border Immediately and Separately from Amnesty

Over the past week, it has been reported that 2,000 undocumented immigrant children are currently being held by Health and Human Services at the southern border in temporary shelters. These 2,000 children crossed the southern border accompanied by a parent ...

Rep. Bass Joins More Than 100 Members In Introducing The Keep Families Together Act of 2018

Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined more than 100 of her colleagues in introducing the Keep Families Together Act of 2018 in response to the Trump administration’s insidious practice of family separation. This bill has also been introduced in the ...

Governor Abbott Appoints Five To The Texas Workforce Investment Council

Governor Abbott has appointed Gina Aguirre Adams, Lindsey Geeslin, Adam Hutchison, Wayne Oswald, and Paul Puente to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for terms set to expire on September 1, 2021. The council assists the Governor and the Legislature with ...

Latino Victory Project Calls on DHS Secretary to Resign

Latino Victory Project today called on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign after lying about the Trump Administration’s policy of ripping immigrant and refugee children from their parents.

Adrian Garcia to Host Town Hall on Wednesday Focused on Flood Protection; Featured Speaker is Jim Blackburn

Former Sheriff Adrian Garcia, candidate for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2, will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday evening focused on protecting our homes and families from flooding. The featured speaker is environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn.

Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth.