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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Participates in and is a Panelist at the Legislative Plenary Session of the 109th National Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Jackson Lee—“Through its annual convention, the NAACP galvanizes members of our and all communities to act for social change. This year’s theme—Defeat Hate. Vote. —is a testament to this tradition. It prioritizes the need to exercise the franchise.”

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Miller Lite Hosts Free Latin Concert with Two Top Regional Mexican Bands

Miller Lite’s Latin Music Series Begins in Texas with Latin Grammy-Winning Banda El Recodo

Miller Lite’s Conciertos Originales, the free, multi-city Latin music series, returns to deliver another set of electrifying shows for music fans 21 and over. This year, the series will bring 18 concerts to nine cities across the country, featuring a range of artists who are dominating the Latin music charts. Miller Lite’s Conciertos Originales begins on May 24 in Dallas with the renowned regional Mexican band Banda El Recodo, and will run through December with more memorable performances from artists like La Séptima Banda and La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas.

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Only Days After Completing His Visit to All 254 Counties of Texas, Candidate for the U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke Returns to Harris and Fort Bend Counties For Community-Based Events

El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke will continue his campaign for the U.S. Senate with a return to Harris County on Thursday. He will speak at a rally in Houston, hold several community-based events and host town halls in Pasadena and neighboring Fort Bend County. This is O’Rourke’s first time to the region since visiting his 254th county this past Saturday as he continues to travel the state and hold open dialogues with Democrats, Republicans, independents and non-voters alike.

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Beto O’Rourke Raises A Record-Breaking $10.4 Million From 215,714 Individual Contributions

Following a nine day, more than 1,000 mile drive across Texas, Beto O’Rourke announced that his grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate raised more than $10.4 million during the second quarter of 2018. Powered by 215,714 contributions and not a dime from special interests, O’Rourke continues to break statewide and national fundraising records while putting people over PACs.

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3RD ANNUAL SPOILED LATINA DAY WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER SUZETTE QUINTANILLA

Yvonne Guidry hosts her 3rd annual "Spoiled Latina Day" with Suzette Quintanilla serving as the keynote speaker.

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Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Installed as 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

With a commitment to excellence and a vow to uphold the grand legacy of its founders, Dr. Glenda Glover became the 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Glover took the helm of the nation’s oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college women on July 12, 2018 in Houston, TX, following the group’s international conference. She will lead the storied organization for four years, 2018-2022, under the theme, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.”

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Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover Installed as 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

With a commitment to excellence and a vow to uphold the grand legacy of its founders, Dr. Glenda Glover became the 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Glover took the helm of the nation’s oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college women on July 12, 2018 in Houston, TX, following the group’s international conference. She will lead the storied organization for four years, 2018-2022, under the theme, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.”

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Toyota Launches Car Share Service in Honolulu

Toyota launched an innovative car-share service, called Hui, in Honolulu offering a fleet of Toyota and Lexus vehicles for rent by the day or hour at 25 locations throughout Honolulu.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Inducts Five Honorary Members

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) has inducted singer Yolanda Adams, diplomat Teta V. Banks, astronaut Jeanette J. Epps, activist Chantél Harris, and author Margo Lee Shetterly as honorary members.

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Therapy for Black Girls – It’s Necessary!

I have faith in therapy. There’s something special about working through your life with someone who doesn’t want anything from you. A few years ago, Huffington Post described a few of the benefits of therapy, with emotional assistance and accountability being among them.

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3 Vegan Superfoods Your Skin Should Know About

If you’re a person who lives their life eating a plant-based diet or maintains a lifestyle that doesn’t involve consuming most animal-derived foods, you may have also made the decision to eliminate using everyday beauty products that can potentially endanger or kill animals.

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Houston Author and Pastor Mia K. Wright, to Keynote at Alpha Kappa Alpha International Conference

More Than 20,000 Women from Around the World Expected to Converge in Houston for the National Greek Sorority’s 68th International Conference

Houston’s own, Mia K. Wright, co-pastor and director of ministry at The Fountain of Praise, a 20,000-member megachurch, has been selected to serve as a keynote speaker at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 68th International Conference, which will kick-off in Houston this week. Wright will speak at the Ecumenical Worship Service on Sunday, July 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers will be guest musical artists. The Ecumenical/Worship Service is open to the public, so attendees don’t have to be registered for the conference to attend.

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Music and Boxing Industry Mogul James Prince Hosts Book Release Party in Houston

The event will be held from 7-10 pm on July 6, 2018 at Johnny Dang & Co., 6224 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057

he Houston community is invited to celebrate the release of “The Art and Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince.” The book chronicles the mogul’s success, celebrity stories, and sage advice honed through years of representing the nation’s most influential public figures. The book release party will take place on July 6th in Houston at jeweler to the stars Johnny Dang's $4.5 million venue featuring a Q&A with Prince, red carpet influencer arrivals, open bar, lite bites, and a book signing. Confirmed guests include iconic music artists such as Bun B, Trae tha Truth, Slim Thug, and Emmy nominated rapper Paul Wall, among others.

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Mayor Turner Announces Festival Grant Awards

Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced the first awardees of the new grant program Festival Grant via the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA). Sixteen festivals with venues across Houston were selected for funding totaling $145,475.

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Racial Divides Found in Student Loan Defaults

With 44 million consumers owing student debt that now reaches $1.5 trillion and still climbing, a lot of people want to better understand how and why this unsustainable debt trajectory can be better managed. For Black consumers who typically have less family wealth than other races and ethnicities, borrowing is more frequent, and as a result, often leads to five figure debts for undergraduate programs and well beyond $100,000 for graduate or professional degrees.

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Candidate for the U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke Returns to Harris and Fort Bend Counties For Pre-Fourth of July Town Halls in Pasadena and Rosenberg

El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke will continue his campaign for the U.S. Senate with a return to Harris County and Fort Bend County on Tuesday. He will host town halls in Pasadena and Rosenberg. These two forums were recently rescheduled when the El Paso Congressman returned home to lead a Father’s Day March to Tornillo, an effort to highlight the Trump Administration’s policy of inhumanely separating children from their parents. Since then, O’Rourke has continued to travel the state and hold open dialogues with Democrats, Republicans, independents and non-voters alike.

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Top 4 Sunscreens for Black Skin

Contrary to popular belief, darker complexions need daily sun protection just as much as their fairer counterparts. No matter your skin tone, sunscreen should every day regardless of the weather. With that being said, as important as sunscreen is, they’re not all created equal.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces Plans for Citgo Freedom Over Texas

Celebrating 30 years of July 4th music, fireworks and fanfare on Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s signature patriotic event - CITGO Freedom Over Texas - will turn it WAY up with live performances, family activities and stunning pyrotechnics Tuesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. For the first time in the event’s history, the celebration will kick off with a patriotic tribute by United States Air Force Band of the West. Five-time GRAMMY-nominated and CMA Award-winning artist, HUNTER HAYES will follow before multi-platinum selling, 2016 MTV Video Music Award-winning DNCE takes the stage.

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James Harden Named NBA MVP

During tonight’s NBA Awards on TNT, Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named NBA Most Valuable Player for the 2017-18 season. He is the third player in franchise history to receive the award, joining Moses Malone (1978-79 and 1981-82) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94).

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Altuve Remains Leader in MLB All-Star Fan Balloting

Correa, Gurriel rank second; Springer fourth among outfielders

Major League Baseball released its third update of the American League All-Star voting results today, which revealed that Astros reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve has maintained his lead among all Major League players in fan balloting (2,460,967), immediately ahead of Mookie Betts (2,337,514). Altuve has started the last three All-Star Games (2015-17) and has appeared in five Midsummer Classics overall (2012, 2014-17). He is looking to join Hall of Famer Rod Carew (six straight, 1970-75), Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar (four straight, 1991-94; five straight, 1996-2000) and Robinson Canó (five straight, 2010-14) as the only AL second basemen to win four consecutive fan elections. The Astros record for All-Star appearances is seven, held by Hall of Famer Craig Biggio.

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Governor Abbott Visits Rio Grande Valley To Receive Briefing On Flooding, Request Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott today joined local officials and emergency response personnel at the Emergency Operations Center in Edinburg, Texas to receive a briefing, and provide an update, on the ongoing response to recent severe weather and flooding in the Rio Grande Valley. Following the briefing from local officials, the Governor signed an official request for a federal disaster proclamation for Cameron and Hildalgo counties. As damage assessments continue to take place, Governor Abbott will request other types of federal assistance for additional counties.

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Free HIV, hepatitis C tests offered as part of National HIV Testing Day

Screening event to reward participants with Dub Car Show tickets

The Houston Health Department (HHD) and 97.9 The Box will offer free HIV and hepatitis C tests at a three-day screening event organized to observe National HIV Testing Day.

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Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Debuts on the Big Island of Hawaii

Mauna Kea Resort LLC will Introduce The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on June 25, 2018, With an Extensive Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, in partnership with Mauna Kea Resorts LLC today announced the debut of The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort following an extensive multi-million dollar renovation that will reimagine its guestrooms and suites; introduce four new culinary concepts; and transform the resort’s public spaces with an all-new adults-only pool and enhancements to the existing family pool area.

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Weingarten Realty Announces Pokéworks Coming to Baybrook Gateway

Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI) announced Pokéworks leased 1,800 SF at Baybrook Gateway located off Bay Area Boulevard and I-45 in Webster, TX.

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Stafford Middle School Math Teacher Celebrates 35 Years With SMSD

Yolanda Kelley taught Seventh Grade Mathematics at Stafford Middle School when it opened in 1983, and she will teach at the new state-of-the-art, three-story Stafford Middle School when it opens next year.

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Florida Memorial University appoints a New Interim President

Dr. Jaffus Hardrick takes the helm at south Florida’s only HBCU

The Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University (FMU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Jaffus Hardrick to serve as the University’s Interim President. Dr. Hardrick will replace Dr. Castell V. Bryant, who had served in the position. Dr. Hardrick begins his tenure on July 16, 2018.

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Wells Fargo and American Express Introduce New Propel Card with Triple Points and $0 Annual Fee

A no-annual-fee rewards card offering triple rewards points on eating out and ordering in, travel and transit, and popular streaming services2

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a newly enhanced Propel® Card, one of the richest no-annual-fee rewards cards in the industry that offers some of the most inclusive reward categories among leading credit cards, with a $0 annual fee, including

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SpokeHub Provides Means to Better Online Conversations

Minority-owned Tech Firm’s App Enables Selected Topics and Targeted Marketing

Everyone who’s ever wished for a social media experience that is more relevant and on-topic can now join SpokeHub, a fast-growing platform that gives users a chance to engage in meaningful conversations about the subjects they care most about.

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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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NAACP Set to Launch Youth Initiative on Black Economic Power in Houston

In efforts to engage Black youth in programming that promotes financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and innovation, The NAACP is launching a 3-day Youth Council Idea Lab in three cities: Aurora, IL; Jacksonville, FL; and Houston, TX. The purpose of this Idea Lab is to help our young members begin to think critically about moving beyond consumerism and producing goods/services that impact their communities. At the end of this 3-day program, participants will create, innovate, and wield their Black Economic Power!

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Congratulates the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston on its selection to Receive $738,772 in funding under the Education Research Program for Studi

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $738,772 in funding under the education research program to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The grant will be used in examining the cost-effectiveness of continuous improvement models for preschool teachers in the Texas public school districts of Houston, Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Mayor asks non-profit and Houston landlord to reconsider housing migrant children torn from parents

Mayor Sylvester Turner today urged the non-profit Southwest Key and its Houston landlord to abandon a plan to house immigrant children taken from their parents by the federal government at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Gabriel "Fluffy: Iglesias to Tape Netflix Comedy Special "One Show Fits All" at Toyota

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be taping his new Netflix comedy special “One Show Fits All” in Houston on September 13th and 14th. Ticket pre-sale is Wednesday, June 20th (password: FLUFFY) and on-sale is Friday, June22nd at fluffyguy.com and www.houstontoyotacenter.com at 10am local time. Tickets range from $30-$80 plus fees. Gabriel is currently performing his “One Show Fits All” world tour around the country. This will be Gabe’s second Netflix comedy special following 2016’s I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry, his third comedy special for Netflix will tape in 2019.

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Altuve Takes Over MLB Lead in All-Star Fan Balloting

Reigning MVP has garnered over 1.5 million votes; Correa moves up to second among AL shortstops

Major League Baseball released its second update of the American League All-Star voting results today, which revealed that Astros reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve has taken over the lead among all Major League players in fan balloting (1,572,101), immediately ahead of Mookie Betts (1,568,417), who led the Majors in voting in last week’s update.

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STATEMENT: NHMC's Alex Nogales on Inhumane Treatment of Children in Mass Detention Centers

Reuters reports that between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 Latino children to mass detention centers, some of them as young as one and two years of age. Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) had the following to say:

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BakerRipley and TSU host Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration

BakerRipley and Texas Southern University will commemorate Juneteenth Jubilee celebration honoring the legacy of black Houstonians. The special event will bring together three generations of African- American Houstonians for an intergenerational discussion about the significance of Juneteenth and how each generation’s experience and wisdom contributes to the expansion of our communities.

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Coalition of National Civil Rights Leaders Condemn NFL’s Censorship of Peaceful Protest During the National Anthem

Today, a broad coalition of leaders of national civil rights organizations released a letter to the National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell objecting to the NFL’s new rule censoring players’ peaceful protests during the national anthem of police violence against unarmed African Americans and other people of color. When players take a knee during the national anthem, they seek to raise awareness of police brutality and violence routinely perpetrated upon unarmed and nonviolent people of color. 63% of unarmed people killed by the police are people of color; police are twice as likely to kill unarmed African Americans as white Americans. Racially biased policing undermines our criminal justice system.

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African Americans Celebrate Juneteenth at Ray's BBQ

Blacks gather at the historic 3RD Ward Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack to celebrate Freedom Day

It's a day Black Texans waited for, over 150 years ago, it has become a National Holiday, known as Juneteenth. History has noted that during these special times, Blacks celebrated this day with barbecue, with the barbecue pit always the center of attention. Today, hundreds will visit the legendary Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack located in historic Third Ward Houston | 3929 Old Spanish Trail | Houston, TX from 11 AM to 8 PM. Known for their ribs, brisket, sausage and homemade sides it has become the gathering place for many in the community to not only remember a very special part of history but to eat, laugh and enjoy the company of their neighbors.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Tijerina Judge Of The 93rd Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jaime Tijerina as judge of the 93rd Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

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'Drive Clean Texas' Asks Drivers to Make Clean Air A Point of State Pride

Campaign offers tips for reducing vehicle emissions to keep Texas air clean

Texans have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Drive Clean Texas campaign wants to change that.

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On Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Dr. Corey Hebert and Ebony Announce Health Partnership

Dr. Corey Hébert, M.D., aka “The Doctor for The People,” and EBONY today announced a partnership to bring awareness and advocacy regarding health and wellness content to the EBONY.com audience. Launching on Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2018, EBONY.com features an informative video about the origins and effects of sickle cell on the Black community.

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