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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Announces the Awarding of a $147,044 grant to ‘Healthcare for the homeless’ in Houston

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the Health Resources and Services Administration Program awarded a grant in the amount of $147,044 to ‘Healthcare for the Homeless’ in the city of Houston. The grant will help provide aid to homeless individuals, including women and children.

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Texas Adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year

Texas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.5 percent in December, marking 92 consecutive months of annual growth.

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Feds Say Texas Illegally Failed to Educate Students with Disabilities

A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate public education.

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Powerful Look At Black Colleges And Universities Coming Next Month

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for more than 150 years — yet remains largely unknown.

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CVS to End Alterations in Beauty Ads

The nation's largest drugstore chain has pledged to put an end to featuring beauty ads in which the appearance of models has been digitally altered, introducing new guidelines that strive for what company officials called "transparency for beauty imagery."

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Get Ready for the Super Bowl with Pluckers

Pluckers Wing Bar will be taking pre-orders featuring their entire menu for the Super Bowl! Call any location to place an order beginning Monday, January 22. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. They know that hosting a big party is a lot of work. Let them do the cooking so you don’t have to miss a second of the game…or the commercials!

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HMAAC Announces Black History Month Exhibition "Sandra Bland"

February 3, 2018- February 28, 2018

HMAAC begins its 2018 Black History Month with the exhibition, “Sandra Bland.” The exhibit opens February 3, 2018 and runs through February 28, 2018. At the heart of the exhibit, curated by HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr., is an interactive engagement allowing visitors to experience the emotions of Sandra Bland on the fateful day of her arrest, July 13, 2015 resulting from a traffic stop in Waller County.

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Gymnastics Doctor's Victims Speak, As Simone Biles Says She Was Also Abused

Nearly 90 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a former USA Gymnastics doctor plan to speak about the abuse during a four-day sentencing hearing.

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Prison Rights Groups Allege Mistreatment Of African-American Muslims

Prisoner rights groups are concerned that Jewish and Muslim inmates have been denied legally-mandated religious accommodations. But they’re focusing on two inmates who were placed in solitary confinement in the Ramsey unit with no charges or disciplinary hearing.

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Mayor: Passage of pension reform continues to boost city financial rating

The S&P Global Ratings service today raised Houston’s financial outlook to “AA stable” from “AA negative” in recognition of a $1 billion bond that reforms the city’s pension systems.

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