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Month: August 2021

Before Mitchell McElroy became the founder and CEO of the Speed Shopper app, the Houston man was a “favorite” teacher among students, educating them in the subjects of history and technology. His expertise in technology led him to where he is today. McElroy was tired of spending hours roaming around grocery stores searching for items […]

When you think of Houston’s nightlife and hospitality, ALife Hospitality Group is at the top of the list. With over a decade of experience in executing memorable experiences and curating special events, owners Jonathan Reitzell and JR Martin have certainly made their mark as heavy hitters in the industry. The two met on the campus […]

Houston-based rapper-producer BBY Kodie has recently released his powerful new single, “Children,” via True Panther/EQT/Motown Records. The provocative, richly cinematic official video for “Children” immerses Kodie in vibrant, visceral tableaux that reference the Baroque historical paintings of Caravaggio, capturing moments in history like the the Last Supper and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The stirring […]

Houston police have arrested two suspects who allegedly shot and killed an off-duty New Orleans police officer who was dining at a Galleria area restaurant while visiting Houston. The suspects, Frederick Dwayne Jackson, 19, and Anthony Rayshard Jenkins, 21, have been charged with capital murder. According to Houston police, on Aug. 21, off-duty New Orleans […]

Officials are pulling out all the stops to ensure that residents get those much needed shots in arms. Members of the Houston City Council voted Wednesday to approve incentives for COVID-19 vaccinations up to $150. The incentive has been extended to Sept. 15. The Houston Health Department will provide $100 gift cards for participants who receive the […]

Continued prayers are going out to the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, who both tested positive for COVID-19. Physicians were “carefully monitoring their condition” because of their ages, with the reverend being 79, and his wife being 77 years old. It should be noted that Reverend Jackson received his first dose of the […]

In response to the recent natural disasters in Haiti, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today the Houston’s Paying It Forward Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Response to Haiti. The City of Houston is partnering with Houston Haitians United and the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC) Disaster Services to collect supplies for Haitians recovering from the major […]

The copyright infringement lawsuit against Grammy award- winning artist Gabriella Wilson (H.E.R), songwriter Justin Love and DJ Camper has been settled. In June 2020, Andre Sims, a well known songwriter and piano maestro, filed allegations against the trio after DJ Camper used Sims’ instrumental composition “Endless Minds” as part of the musical bed for the […]

You know once you get a taste of Houston, it’s hard to let go. Former Rockets player James Harden is proving that, announcing that he is hosting a star-studded weekend fun event. “JH-Town Weekend” will begin Friday, Aug. 27 and end on Sunday, Aug. 29. The celebrity line-up includes Travis Scott, DJ Chase B, Lil […]

Attention all Garth Brooks fans… The country star is canceling his remaining stadium tour dates due to rising COVID-19 cases. Brooks released a statement Wednesday saying that, in July, he sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us…. but now…watching this new wave, he realizes we are still in the fight and he feels he […]