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Columbine Survivor, House Minority Leader Patrick Neville Introduces Legislation Allowing Concealed Carry in Schools

Former Columbine student and current House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, is introducing legislation that would allow law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders the right to carry firearms in K-12 schools. House Bill 1037 will be heard in House State ...

BP to Present ‘Energy Outlook 2018’ at Rice’s Baker Institute March 2

BP will present its "Energy Outlook 2018" at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy March 2.

Charges Dropped Against Two Black Men Who Say Police Beat Them and Made Them Falsely Confess to a Murder

Corey Batchelor and Kevin Bailey, both 48 years old, have been acquitted of murdering the wife of a retired Chicago police officer. They were claiming that they only falsely confessed because they were beaten by police.

African-American Entrepreneur Launches Innovative Mobile Tax Refund Loan App to Revolutionize the Tax Industry

Good news for Americans struggling with income tax returns given the recent changes in the tax laws with the enactment of The PATH ACT. A visionary African-American entrepreneur, Marshawn Govan, has come up with an innovative mobile tax refund loan ...

New App Helps Unarmed African Americans Easily Facebook Live Their Encounters With Police Officers

Solomon’s Shield, a new app for managing emergency and non-emergency law enforcement encounters has quickly reached over 30,000 downloads. The app, which is essentially in its beta release, has gained traction globally with no marketing. Solomon’s Shield exists to help ...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement Regarding Indictment of 13 Russians on Charges of Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. by Interfering in 2016 Presidential Election with Intent of Harming Hillary

Jackson Lee: “The indictments announced today put the lie to the President’s disingenuous claim that the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election was a hoax invented by Democrats. That claim now lies in ruins. The only remaining question outstanding ...

The Second Amendment and White Anxiety

There has been yet another school shooting in America. The multiple murders at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida mark the 18th school shooting in this nation since the beginning of the year. And once again the only ...

NAACP Announces Key Partnerships During Annual Board Meeting

New York—during its annual public board meeting in New York City, the NAACP announced several key partnerships designed to expand the reach, impact and effectiveness of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations.

3 Presidents Who Shaped Our Food System and the Role of African Americans In It

Many of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, but a handful of them significantly changed how we grow our food and eat it. We can’t examine that history, however, without also acknowledging the ...

Governor Abbott Sets Date For HD-13 Special Election

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 5, 2018 as the special election date to fill the House District 13 seat recently vacated by Representative Leighton Schubert.

Continuing the Work: Rep. Thierry Brings Maternal Mortality Film to Houston

On Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018, State Rep. Shawn Thierry will host and moderate a discussion on the documentary screening of “Death By Delivery”, in partnership with Legacy Community Health, and Texas Southern University to address the maternal mortality crisis ...

Houston Black McDonald’s Give 200 Bikes to Local Children

Two hundred local children received new bicycles courtesy of the Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (BMOA). The children and their families took pictures with Birdie, Hamburglar, and Grimace, and got an up-close look at the Ronald McDonald Shoe ...

Dr. David Blackwell, UC Berkeley’s 1st Tenured Black Scholar, Has a Building Named in His Honor

The University of California Berkeley is naming its newest residence hall in honor of David Blackwell. Dr. Blackwell, an accomplished statistician, was the first African American to be grant tenured at the university. He joined the mathematics department at Berkeley ...

Senator Miles Hosts Town Hall on Fort Bend Oil Well Blowout

In December 2017, an oil well blew out in Fort Bend County and emitted a foul odor that permeated throughout local neighborhoods. Senator Miles is hosting a Town Hall to discuss the oil well blowout and has personally invited Railroad ...

NABJ Remembers Journalist and Historian Lerone Bennett, Jr.

The National Association of Black Journalists recognizes the exceptional life of journalist and historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. who transitioned on Wednesday. Bennett was a former editor for Ebony and Jet magazines, and spent decades exemplifying excellence in journalism.