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#Flint: Lead Levels Remain Unchanged

As of Wednesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have gone 1,518 days without a clean and stable water system in their city. The latest preliminary testing results show that the lead levels in the water have remained unchanged from the last six months of 2017, and the state has given notice that it is handing the responsibility for water testing back to the city.

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Nina Simone’s Childhood Home in North Carolina Designated a National Treasure

Musician Nina Simone passed away in 2003 at 70 years old, but her legacy survives. A 2015 documentary on her life, What Happened, Miss Nina Simone?, received an Oscar nomination and her influence has touched everyone from Lauryn Hill to Mary J. Blige.

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Everything That Rumbles Is Not Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is often a misunderstood condition. Lactose intolerance occurs when you have a lower level of the enzyme lactase, which is needed to digest milk sugar. Many African-Americans are avoiding dairy, particularly milk because they think they are lactose intolerant.

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Ice Cube Tours Houston Ahead of BIG3 Kickoff

Rapper, actor, and producer Ice Cube had a few busy hours upon arriving in Houston ahead of his press conference with Mayor Sylvester Turner and basketball legend Clyde Drexler for the Big3.

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Decoding the Petty Yelp Reviews of Ayesha Curry's New Houston Restaurant

In what might be by far the boldest play by any Curry in Houston this year, Ayesha Curry has chosen H-Town as the site for her next International Smoke restaurant. Curry, a celebrity chef and the wife of Golden State star Steph, opened her first restaurant in San Francisco in November.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Nearly 20,000 Members to Houston July 6-12 for Biennial Conference

Nearly 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) – from all over the world – will converge on Houston from July 6-12 for its biennial conference. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., attendees will engage in service projects as well as leadership training and development. The conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC), as well as several hotels. Members from as far away as Germany, Japan, South Korea, Liberia, South Africa and the Middle East are expected to attend.

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Houston School Board Creates New Holiday

The Houston school board unanimously decided to honor two Latino leaders who won greater rights for farm workers. Starting in the 2019-2020 school year

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Mural Project to Highlight Houston's Mexican-American History

Houston is celebrating its diversity with a new mural. The mural’s title is “Mexican American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston.”

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Urges Trump Administration to Stop Immigrant Family Separation

Decrying the forcible separation of immigrant children from their parents at the Mexico border, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson urged the Trump administration to immediately end the practice and reunite the families.

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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 them. Project 21's new "Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America" furthers Juneteenth's goals of self-improvement and stronger communities by offering innovative policies that address longstanding problems affecting black households.

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