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Leading by example to encourage Houstonians to protect their health during the global pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner rolled up his sleeve to get a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination Monday afternoon. The mayor was joined by a diverse group of community members, health care personnel, and essential frontline workers. The doses were given by trained Houston Health […]

Local black-owned businesses teamed up with schools from the Acres Homes area Friday to fulfill Christmas wishes of those hardest hit by the pandemic. Booker T. Washington High School, MC Williams Middle School and Ernest McGowen Sr. Elementary selected nearly two dozen families from the STEM UP Urban Perspective program to participate in this year’s […]

HOUSTON – Nigerian born and Houston raised, Kavachi Ukegbu, is determined to bring West African cuisine mainstream. As a child, Kavachi worked in her mother’s establishment, Safari Restaurant, which is Houston’s first longest running Nigerian restaurant. “I never expected to be a chef,” she said while standing over a pot of Jollof Rice. “I grew up […]

Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien was fired Monday after a devastating 0-4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.  The McNair family, which owns the Texans franchise, thanked O’Brien and his family for their contribution to the organization. “On behalf of my family and our entire organization, I want to sincerely thank Bill […]

When you pull up the first time to 1701 Webster Street in Houston, Texas, you might not know what you are exactly about to step into. Depending on the time of day, there may be a line outside, the crowds are mixed from millennials to Baby Boomers and you can’t tell if some folks are […]

HOUSTON — On Thursday, local gas station owner Taha Hashmi delivered 25 boxes of hand sanitizers and masks to Texas Southern University on freshmen Move-In Day. The business owner donated “FuelUP for your Safety Bundle Kits,” which provide essentials for students as they begin in-person learning. “My brother is a Texas Southern University student and […]

It has been 19 years since America witnessed one of the worst terrori attacks in modern history. On September 11, 2001, Americans watched in horror as two planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, followed by another crash at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the final crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.   As our country is currently faced with a […]

Say it ain’t so!!!! How are we going to live without our famous block of fried fish and our Lu-Ann platters?!! The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown yet another punch at the Texas business community, but this time there is no bailout big enough to save the day. The longtime family eatery Luby’s and its sister company, Fudruckers, […]

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed September 4 as Greg Carter/5th Ward TV Series Day in Houston. Houston filmmaker Greg Carter is a native of the city’s historic Fifth Ward community and creator of the “5th Ward” TV series, currently streaming on the Urban Movie Channel platform. Funded in part by a grant from the City […]

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Monday that he has directed the Houston Police Department to issue warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state’s mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who are not wearing a mask if they meet the exemption criteria. The […]