HOUSTON-Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently greeted Direct Energy representatives and they jointly announced approximately 200 new jobs are being created as part of the company’s decision to relocate its head office from Toronto to Houston. “Direct Energy is a perfect fit in Houston since we are the nation’s energy hub, but more important are the new jobs being created here,”
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Newspapers Association hosted “Black Press Week” in Washington DC, March 14-17 with esteem individuals such as more than 200 Black newspapers in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands and prominent Black individuals in Local, State and National government. I was honored to be a part of this group. NNPA newspapers have a combined readership of 15
HOUSTON – Lone Star College-North Harris offers a unique four-week Summer Bridge Program for recent high school graduates, designed to support them during their transition to college. The program is for students who need extra academic work to place into college credit courses and will be available during each of the college’s summer sessions. These sessions run from June 4
HOUSTON- The story of Coach Eric King (as told in last week’s edition) and his experience at St. Pius X Catholic School should be a lesson for us all. As long as King was using his influence, personality and connections to bring Black athletes to St. Pius he was welcomed. But, when it appeared that he would take his talents
HAWKINS- Jarvis Christian College is announcing that it will reduce tuition and fees by 15 percent. The reduction will be in effect for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees approved the tuition decrease for college. “In today’s society, students have several colleges and universities to choose from to complete their educational goals. The reduction in
HOUSTON – Don Albert Nelms was born to the union of the late Mr. Bee Henry Nelms, Sr. and Mrs. Jessie Lee Nelms on April 9, 1944 in Houston, Texas. Of this union, there were eight children and he was the youngest. He confessed to Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. He
HUMBLE– Houston Golf Association has received a $10,000 grant from the United States Golf Association to be utilized for after-school programming for children at the Haverstock Hills Apartment Complex, a once crime-riddled government public housing project. The funding will be used primary to transport children from the Haverstock Hills Community Center to Houston Golf Association’s youth programming facilities adjacent to
HOUSTON—The National Women of Achievement, Inc.- Metro Southeast Houston Chapter recently hosted its 22nd Annual Golden Apple Awards Luncheon. The group honored Metro Southeast Houston Chapter Scholarship Recipients and National Youth Achievers for Continuing Their Education. Every year, thousands of dollars are awarded in scholarships from each individual chapter in the region to deserving college-bound students from across the nation.
Legendary fighter and knockout artist Muhammad Ali stated some years ago, “The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” Well I am here to denote that, I have not wasted 30 years of my life, during my tenure here I have learned a thing or two.
HOUSTON- Despite a dreary day, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee in collaboration with other Elected Officials and Churches recently joined to march in protest for the Texas Voter ID Law changes, in front of Christian Hope Baptist Church, located at 3418 Anita Street. The new laws will: stop Texans from voting, effect elections in our community, and set Blacks back to 1965....