After a year and a half, Houston ISD’s superintendent Richard Carranza has announced that he will be leaving the district to become the New York City School's Chancellor. This announcement comes during the peak of a $208 million deficit that will cause hundreds to lose their jobs due to budget cuts.
In 2017, we saw a steady rise of podcasts and saw as they quickly became a guilty pleasure for everyone who is on the go but wanted a change from the radio. Houstonians alone have grown more keen to podcasts but little did we know we had our very own best kept secret brewing right in our own backyard.
As a native Houstonian Adrienne Bell always knew she wanted to give back to her community and has devoted her life to making strides to doing so. As an education and health advocate, Bell hopes to use this platform to bring awareness and get the conversation going on these two major topics while representing the Democratic party as she joins the race for U.S Congress TX-14.
The Houston Ballet’s annual Jubilee of Dance is always an amazing treat to get into the holiday season and this year was no different. The impact of Hurricane Harvey had the Houston Ballet out of commission for two weeks but the saying “the show must go on,” really stuck with these amazing dancers. Many feared that the exclusive one night only event would be canceled but through hard work and dedication Houston was able to witness amazing dancing. Just a few short weeks after the Houston Astros won the World Series we were able to see that great talent does not stop on the baseball field.
With less than a month since Hurricane Harvey, the 3rd annual Houston Black Heritage Fest was definitely one to remember and the perfect way to bring the joy back to our community. With music, art, and great food this event was one where people of all ages came out and was able to have a great time.
As one of the best artist of the 20th century, vocal icon Nina Simone set the tone for singers who came after her and worked hard for her platform. With a career expanding from jazz to blues and Broadway, Nina gave us hits that we still hold close today.
Majic 102.1 hosted their first Summer Block Party at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and it was a night full of food, music, and excitement. The star studded lineup included Ro James, SWV, Brandy, DJ Kid Kapri, Jill Scott and BBD.
For many women being a beauty queen and living in the spotlight is something we all secretly dream. Fortunately for Zoe Cadore, she does not have to dream it, as it is her reality. After grabbing the local title, Cadore competed nationally to become the first Houstonian to win the coveted title of Miss Caribbean United States.
Freshman year of college is a year most will never forget, mainly because it is the first time many are on their own without their parents and are able to stay out late and indulge in parties. The memories that make freshman year memorable may not be so pleasant. On April 21, 2014, and at the young age of 19, Deondre Moore was diagnosed with HIV. As a freshman Human Resources Management major at Sam Houston State University, Moore was not prepared for what the doctor told him but decided he will not let this virus define him.
One of our favorite fast food chains known for its signature clown and catchy jingles has been making a huge impact in our local communities in the lives of youth through education. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston and The McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston once again honored a bevy of high school seniors with academic scholarships at an award ceremony and scholarship luncheon for the 2017 recipients.