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Derek Chauvin, the cold-blooded killer who murdered George Floyd, was sentenced Friday to serve 22.5 years in prison. The White former Minneapolis police officer who became a symbol of racism, hatred and police brutality made a brief statement to the Floyd family during his sentencing hearing. “I want to give my condolences to the Floyd […]

Texas Southern University has named Mr. Brian Simmons as the new Director of The Ocean of Soul Marching Band and an instructor in the Music Department. He will step into this new role on Monday, July 5th, 2021.  “It is an honor to join the TSU Family. Texas Southern has always been a respected rival […]

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents unanimously selected Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young as TSU’s 13th president following today’s vote of confirmation. Dr. Crumpton-Young will assume her role at TSU on July 1. “Dr. Crumpton-Young is the leader TSU needs to usher in a new era of greatness. Her vision for TSU will shift our […]

While most of the world will be celebrating Juneteenth, the Sickle Cell community will be celebrating World Sickle Day on June 19. The Houston based As One Foundation, in partnership with the National Sickle Cell Consortium and Cayenne Wellness will be hosting the annual 24-hour Sickle Cell Day celebration. World Sickle Cell Day was established by the United […]

This past year has been a true trial for Houston and our nation and there are still so many in need who lost loved ones, lost jobs, are facing looming foreclosures and evictions, and missed weddings and graduations, but help is on the way. The Houston Black Real Estate Association’s Bi-annual gala is using a […]

Kroger Houston, as part of Kroger Health – the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) – is eager to motivate more Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine to better protect communities across America. Through the newly launched #CommunityImmunity Giveaway, Kroger Health will provide customers and Kroger Family of Companies associates the opportunity to win life-changing […]

Driving down Highway 288, you can either smell the good food cooking at Alfreda’s Soul Food, or your mind is just playing tricks on you from the delicious memories, forcing you to take a detour to stop at the small eatery on the corner of Almeda servicing the largest of appetites. Here, you can savor […]

Described by others as a combination of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton,” the “Soundtrack to the Revolution” is a gritty, in-your-face call to action to stand against every atrocity created against African Americans, including racism, social injustice and police brutality. The project was led by Smackwater, aka the “Realest [expletive] […]

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents named Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas Southern University. A confirmation vote by the Regents will occur at the next board meeting on June 17, 2021. The transition team will be lead by Regent Stephanie Nellons-Paige and Interim President […]

Mayor Sylvester Turner hosted a news conference Monday to announce a unique partnership between rapper, actor, and philanthropist Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, his G-Unity Foundation, and the Houston Independent School District.  Jackson, Horizon United Group, and HISD have joined forces to help high school students learn the business skills that define successful entrepreneurship. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, HISD Board President Patricia […]