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NABJ Calls for Action in Fight for Press Freedom and Journalists Protection

NABJ President Heads to Doha for Al Jazeera Press Freedom Symposium

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) President Dorothy Tucker will travel to Doha, Qatar in the coming days as part of the organization’s plans to intensify efforts to combat increasing verbal and physical attacks against journalists, including NABJ members, in the United States and abroad.

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Chevrolet Suburban First Vehicle To Receive Award Of Excellence Star At Hollywood & Highland

Iconic vehicle starred in more than 1,750 films and television series since 1952

Today, the Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle ever awarded an Award of Excellence star at Hollywood & Highland. Presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and unveiled at a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, the award recognizes Suburban for its 67-year career in Hollywood film and television.

Space Center Houston Breaks All-time Attendance Record

The nonprofit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center, has welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors to date, marking its highest annual attendance since opening in 1992. This milestone comes with one month to go in the year and just as the center is offering a new holiday tradition, Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

Winter Collection, a Fifth Ward Art Pop Up

Date: Saturday, December 14, 1-5pm

Mystic Lyon is excited to present the fourth annual Winter Collection, a Fifth Ward Art Pop Up featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends. Prices start at $4 for handmade cards and most paintings are priced between $10 and $200. The art pop up shop will be open one day only—Saturday, December 14 from 1-5pm.

Museum to Host Legendary Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta at Student Workshop, Public Program and Breakfast Panel Discussion Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6

Civil rights icon and community organizer Dolores Huerta comes to Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) Thursday and Friday, December 5-6 for a student workshop, sold out public program and panel breakfast discussion with some of Houston’s most accomplished Latina leaders including Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Dr. Laura Murillo and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, among others.

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Arts Nonprofit Announces Open Applications for Nationally Recognized Entrepreneurship Program

Fresh Arts has announced the opening of applications for the Artist INC Houston 2020 seminar. Artist INC is a nationally-recognized arts entrepreneurship program designed to provide business training and relevant resources to multi disciplined artists. Artist INC in Houston is presented in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, January 10, 2019 at 5 p.m. and there is no fee to apply. Artists of all disciplines and mediums are encouraged to apply.

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Houston man sentenced to 6 years for stomping an orange tabby to death

A 22-year-old Houston man was sentenced to six years in prison for stomping his girlfriend’s orange tabby cat to death, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.

Local Houston teen to compete for $100,000 in Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Dr Pepper is pleased to announce the 20 finalists who will participate in the 11th annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway during the upcoming College Football Conference Championship weekend. Finalists will take the field during five marquee games and attempt to throw the most number of footballs into an oversized Dr Pepper can in 30 seconds. The winning contestant receives $100,000 in tuition, and the runner-up receives $25,000 in tuition. In total, Dr Pepper will award $1 million in tuition through this year’s program.

Senate Drug Plan Helps Government, Hurts Patients

Nancy Pelosi has a plan to lower drug prices. The Speaker of the House just released a new bill that would impose a slew of new taxes and allow the government to meddle with private businesses.

Bureau Chief quits, announces a political run against former boss, current District Attorney

Harris County’s first African American bureau chief of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO) recently resigned to lead a campaign against her former boss and the sitting District Attorney.

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