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Houston Minority Supplier Development Council 2017 Business EXPO Set for Sept. 6-7

“Rooted in Business, Growing in Diversity”

“Rooted in Business, Growing in Diversity” is the theme of the upcoming Houston Minority Supplier Development Council’s 2017 Business EXPO, set for Sept. 6-7 at George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

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Rice U. Expert Available to Discuss Ban On Transgender Service in the Military

As the public reacts to President Donald Trump’s July 26 Twitter announcement banning all transgender individuals from military service, Tom Kolditz, director of Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders and a retired brigadier general, is available to discuss the topic.

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Ventana BigSur Announces MultiMillion-Dollar Resort Re-Imagination With Fall 2017 Opening

First North American Property from Alila Hotels & Resorts

Ventana Big Sur, the celebrated California resort perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the Pacific coastline, announced a multimillion-dollar re-imagination to coincide with a fall 2017 reopening. The intimate 59-room resort will introduce distinctive experiences that invite guests to discover, inspire and create.

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Aurora Pays $110K for Unlawful Detention and Tasing of Darsean Kelley

Police Tased Kelley in the Back as he Said, “I Know My Rights”

The City of Aurora will pay $110,000 to settle claims brought by ACLU of Colorado on behalf of Darsean Kelley, a young Black man who was unlawfully stopped, detained, and tased in the back by Aurora police just as he said “I know my rights.”

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Houston Native Keeps Navy Wing Flying

A 2007 Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas graduate and Houston native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, the premier naval air installation in the Pacific Northwest region.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner announces Nearly $3.5 Million in Arts and Cultural Grant Awards

Mayor Sylvester Turner has approved Fiscal Year 2018 grants for the arts, awarded through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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Taraji P. Henson to Host BET’s 2017 ‘Black Girls Rock’ Awards Saluting Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Roberta Flack & More

Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator, writer and star Issa Rae, “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi and others. The ceremony will take place on Aug. 5 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Rae is set to receive the Star Power Award while actress/activist Shahidi will take home the Young Gifted and Black honor.

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NAACP Statement on the Senate Procedural Vote to Strip Healthcare from Millions of Americans

In reaction to the Senate’s procedural vote to debate amendments on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), Board Chairman Leon Russell and interim president and CEO Derrick Johnson of the NAACP have issued the following statement.

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2017 Houston Texans Single-Game Tickets On Sale Thursday, July 27

Single-game tickets for the Houston Texans 2017 home games will go on sale Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. CT, the team announced today.

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Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival to Premiere at the DeLuxe Theater Aug. 4-6

The DeLuxe Theater and Texas Southern University will host the premiere of The Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival. The event will be held August 4 through August 6, 2017 at the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue and I-59. The festival will screen three documentaries – I Am Not Your Negro, Porgy & Me, Mickey Leland: Citizen of the World – and discussions with documentary principals following selected screenings.

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