New Accelerator and Venture Capital Fund Forming to Help African-American Women Close The Wealth Gap In America – Through Entrepreneurship - Starting This Fall
Startup & THRIVE! is the new social impact accelerator and emerging venture capital fund, that is planning to host its first, Startup & THRIVE! Wealth Building Week this Fall in Philadelphia from September 16 – 21, 2019. The 6-day event aims to help African-American women founders get on the path to prosperity, gain access to the venture capital pipeline, get their businesses off-the-ground and THRIVING and close the wealth gap in America –through entrepreneurship.
George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, & Lyle Lovett Close Out the Houston Rodeo
George Strait, accompanied by special guests Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett, closed the 2019 Houston Rodeo with a record-breaking set. George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle Lovett now hold the NRG Stadium attendance record for concert-only performances. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo confirmed 80,108 fans attended the concert, breaking the previous record from 2013, which was also set by Strait and his openers Martina McBride and Randy Rogers Band, with 80,020 fans.
Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker ’78 will deliver the 2019 commencement address at Rice University May 11.
Matching 946 students, Adtalem institutions educate significant number of primary care and minority physicians
As the United States faces a shortage of an estimated 120,000 physicians by 2030, tens of thousands of medical students across the nation and abroad last week learned where and how they’ll be helping to address the problem. Match Day, as it’s known, now carries increased significance as medical school students match with residencies and fellowships in the US.
In cities like Washington, D.C., the arrival of self-driving vehicles has the potential to profoundly change how we get around. But whether those changes are for the better or the worse depends on the choices we make today, before these vehicles become widely available.
The Tim Tebow Foundation is hosting its 9th Annual Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic next Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, home of THE PLAYERS Championship.
TONIGHT: City Council Member Dave Martin to Host CIP Town Hall Meeting for Clear Lake/Southeast Houston Residents
City Council Member Dave Martin will host a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Town Hall meeting tonight, March 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Special Events Building at Space Center Houston, 1601 East Nasa Parkway, Houston, Texas, 77058.
Today, VanJess uncover the music video for their new single “Honeywheat.”
Watch No. 11th ranked Houston Cougars ignite the first round of the NCAA tournament in H-town style
Houston First Corporation (HFC) will co-host a watch party for Houstonians to cheer on the American Athletic Conference champions and No. 11 ranked Houston Cougars as they compete in the first round of The Dance. The third seed Cougars enter the Men’s Division I NCAA Tournament with the highest ranking since the glory days of Phi Slama Jama (think 1982-84) and are expected to advance their 31-3 record.
How would you like to save some money AND lose a few pounds at the same time? Just as change can add up to $20, $30 and $50 dollars, eating in between meals can add up to calories that add up to 10, 20 or 30 pounds!
Over the past few years, Hollywood has been embroiled in a discussion about diversity.
Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Helps to Provide Free Swim Lessons for Every Student at LeBron James’ I Promise School
Olympic champion Simone Manuel paid a visit to NBA superstar LeBron James‘ new school in Akron, Ohio. She spoke as an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation, which will provide free swim lessons to every student at a camp in June 2019, according to Manuel’s Instagram post
State lawmakers will debate the merits of daylight saving time in a legislative hearing.
African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American deaths a year — and how much different races are responsible for the pollution based on their buying, driving and living habits.
Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.
South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, has become a mecca for influencers and innovation in all industries, and now we can add Texas favorite H-E-B to the list.
A fifth-grade teacher accused of holding a mock slave auction in which white students bid on black students has been placed on indefinite leave.
Rep. Al Green has already forced two votes aimed at impeaching President Donald Trump.
KPRC reports up to 400 Houston firefighters could be laid off in order to implement the pay raises for Proposition B, according to the mayor’s office and several City Council members.
Houston Public Media reports that Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced murder charges against a man accused of killing 18-year-old student De’Lindsey Mack near Lamar High School last November.
Harris County Settles DOJ Lawsuit Over Polling Locations That Violate the Americans With Disabilities Act
Harris County has been facing a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department over polling stations that don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Now, the federal government is dropping the suit under a settlement with the county.
There are 10 measles cases in the state so far this year, one more than Texas saw all last year, according to a news release from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Shorter waits for driver’s licenses and money to put a new state mental hospital for Dallas back on the drawing board were among highlights of a two-year state budget that won tentative approval from a House panel.
The University of Texas at Austin has placed Michael Center, its head coach for men’s tennis, on administrative leave after FBI documents revealed that he allegedly took a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a student gain admission to UT-Austin by adding him as a recruit to the tennis team.
It’s tax season. The time of year when phone scammers get particularly aggressive trying to trick you out of your hard-earned money. And scam calls and robocalls are a growing problem for everyone. Here are a few tricks to help you dodge scammers and give you peace of mind.
Seek style inspiration online at Macy’s Presents The Edit, curated by Macy’s Fashion Office
This spring, Macy’s is celebrating beauty in all its forms, expanding and redefining the word through a deeply personal campaign and fresh fashion assortment that speaks to individuality. The seasonal transition encourages a new outlook on self-expression, encompassing fashion, beauty and home at Macy’s. Inspired by the sea with hues of blue and white, the combination creates a feeling of coastal cool, while an elevated palette of pastels and metallic add an air of sophistication.
Council Member Dwight Boykins Expresses Disappointment Over Houston's Loss of Democratic National Convention
Council Member Dwight Boykins released the following statement about the decision by the Democratic National Committee not to bring its 2020 national convention to Houston.
MatchingDonors is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and the nation’s largest living organ donor organization finding and registering living organ donors for people needing organ transplants in the United States.
Mariah's restaurant, an institution in historic downtown Bowling Green, is now offering an online ordering special.
By taking advantage of this new online ordering offer, Mariah's patrons can get one free appetizer with any order, with the purchase of at least one entree. To receive the promotion, customers must enter the code "delivery."
Civil Rights Group Voices Concerns over Diversity Failure to CNN
The nation’s foremost civil rights organization issued the following response to CNN President Jeff Zucker’s refusal to address the lack of diversity in leadership positions:
Top students from 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will compete for the national HCASC championship title and institutional grants from Honda
Celebrating its 30th year as the nation's premier academic competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) will culminate the year-round program on April 16 when a new champion is crowned. The top quiz bowl teams from 48 HBCUs will travel to Los Angeles for the HCASC National Championship Tournament, April 13-17, on the Honda campus in Torrance, California.
All-new three-row crossover challenges segment with high levels of standard tech, safety and driver assistance features and refinement
Cadillac’s first-ever XT6 will offer one of the segment’s strongest rosters of standard features and safety and driver assistance technologies, with a starting price of $53,690 (including destination charge)1, for the Premium Luxury FWD model.
ExxonMobil to Pay Civil Penalty and Take Remedial Measures to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations Stemming from Deadly Fire at Texas Refinery
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation (ExxonMobil) today to resolve federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a 2013 fire at the company’s oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas that killed two employees and injured ten others. In a complaint filed today with the settlement, the United States alleges that the company violated Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act, which requires measures to prevent accidental releases of extremely hazardous substances that can have serious public health and environmental consequences.
Elevated Sports Restaurant Brings Back Popular Meat-Free Menu
As many across the country are preparing to observe the Lenten season by abstaining from meat on Fridays, Cincinnati-based elevated sports restaurant Buffalo Wings & Rings is once again providing guests with a variety of delicious meat-free options. Beginning on March 6 through the end of Lent on April 18, Buffalo Wings & Rings is bringing back its popular Lent menu which features seafood and vegetarian dishes at all participating U.S. locations.
Yesterday, over a hundred national leaders and lawmakers joined together with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the nation’s leading Latino leadership foundation, in honoring Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia the Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service.
Music icons Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida have announced they will be hitting the road together for an epic tour across North America. The Billboard chart-topping hitmakers will join forces to bring a show like no other to outdoor amphitheater stages all summer long. Fans can expect an incredible, non-stop party with each artist delivering hit after hit all night long.
The Harris County Democratic Party is incredibly disappointed that Houston was not chosen to host the Democratic National Convention in 2020.
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Benedict College in South Carolina is a recipient of the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. Presented at ACE2019, ACE’s 101st Annual Meeting, the award will be accepted by President Roslyn Clark Artis on behalf of Benedict College. The University of South Florida (USF) is the only other recipient of this award.
The 8th Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff gathered the Houston Jewish community as well as our neighbors at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, regardless of affiliation. 30 local organizations and businesses fired up the competition with their unique kosher chili recipes each vying for bragging rights to the best kosher chili in Houston. Over 2000 attendees were able to eat as much chili as they could consume.
Council Member Dwight Boykins Explains the Reasons Behind his Decision to Tag Agenda Items at City Council
"At City Council, a "Tag" is a procedural matter that allows any Council Member to delay an agenda item to allow more time to discuss that specific item or to engage in a broader public policy debate of importance to all Houstonians and the future of our city.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Offers her Deepest Sympathies to the Families of Those Lost in the Crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 – Calls for Security Hearing on this Aviation Equipment
Jackson Lee—“This is the second recent suspicious crash of a 737 Max 8 model. In October, Lion Air Flight No. 610 crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 189 on board. Out of a concern for security, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, calls for hearings following the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.”
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made an exciting announcement today that the African American Mayors Association will hold its national conference in Houston.
Successful free training program designed to help Houston small businesses grow and thrive for 10 Years
Capital One Bank is continuing to help small businesses thrive and grow by bringing back and accepting applications for its Getting Down to Business (GDTB) small business development program in Houston.
Oprah Winfrey stands to see the value of her investment in Weight Watchers shrink after the company said it hasn’t signed up as many subscribers as it hoped this winter and expects its profits to suffer.
Another young sister seems to have died too soon. Janice Freeman, who was a contestant on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice” in 2017, has died. She was only 33 years old.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is adding a new multi-million dollar set of slides that are more than the first of its kind – they are out of this world. Infinity Racers, which will open in June of 2019, is a pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides. At a whopping eight stories tall and as long as two space stations, Infinity Racers delivers a fun, only one in the world, water slide experience. Both of the racing slides are nearly fully enclosed the entire time (except for the loading and splash zones) with multi-colored fiberglass that creates unique lighting effects inside each slide.
Here’s some good news. The Democratic Party that is now emerging from the catastrophe of the Trump presidency looks like America. It is energized by a coalition of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, fair-minded Anglos and new young voters. Democratic values are grounded in the American dream – opportunity for all, respect for hard work, protecting workers rights, civil rights and human rights, and restoring the pathway to education and economic reward that each person deserves no matter their background.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that planning and patience are key to those visiting the city during spring break next week. Turner said that most of Houston’s attractions that are frequented by spring breakers are all within a 5-mile radius, and that can cause some traffic and parking headaches.
State Representative Ron Reynolds has filed legislation proposing that Texas pays $95 million in reparations to the descendants of 95 African American prison inmates who were forced to work in a Sugar Land plantation while they were serving their time in the 19th century.
Over 75,000 paid to see rapper and entertainer Cardi B setting a record for the first time Rodeo Houston performer. Reports claim that Cardi took the lead from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo favorite Garth Brooks by just three people.