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Harris County Leaders Vote Against District Attorney’s $20 Million Budget Request to Hire More Prosecutors

The Harris County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday against District Attorney Kim Ogg’s request for a $20 million budget increase to hire more prosecutors.

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Texas Judge Dies After Historic Midterm Election Of Black Women

Cassandra Hollemon, 57, succumbed to an unspecified illness on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported. She was one of 17 Black women in the Black Girl Magic grou

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The Threat Of A State Takeover Intensifies for The Houston ISD

Last October, the Houston school board opened its regular, monthly meeting with the typical routines — the pledge of allegiance, recognition — and then moved to the district’s business

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Robbyn Traylor, MD, Named Among Top 25 Women in Healthcare

Chief Medical Officer of Next Level Urgent Care, LLC, Robbyn Traylor, MD, is named among the Texas Healthcare Diversity Council’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2019.

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High Blood Pressure Hits Urban Blacks Harder

If you are black and live in a city, you may be five times more likely to have extremely high blood pressure than the U.S. national average.

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How Jackie Robinson’s Wife, Rachel, Helped Him Break Baseball’s Color Line

Jackie Robinson, who would have turned 100 on Jan. 31, is often remembered for his courage, athleticism, tenacity and sacrifice. By confronting Jim Crow – both as a baseball player and as a civil rights activist – he changed America.

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Black America’s ‘Bleaching Syndrome’

For black Americans, skin color is a complex topic. Whenever a black celebrity lightens his or her skin – whether it’s pop star Michael Jackson, retired baseball player Sammy Sosa or rapper Nicki Minaj – they’re usually greeted with widespread ridicule. Some accuse them of self-loathing, while many in the African-American community view it as a rejection of black identity.

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Wisconsin Senate Refuses to Honor Colin Kaepernick

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history.

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University of the Virgin Islands Becomes First Four-Year HBCU to Offer Free Tuition

Through the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program, or VIHESP, the University of the Virgin Islands has recently become the first HBCU (Historically Black College/ University) to offer free tuition to students. It is also one of the few four-year colleges and universities in the United States to do so.

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Texas City Planned Site for African-American Cultural Park

When Lynn Ray Ellison lived in “The Rectangle” — the area of Texas City where the city’s African-American community lived and thrived in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s — life was different, he said.

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