HOUSTON- The Perlman Foundation is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Bridging the Gap Awards (BGA), an unrestricted grant opportunity designed to identify and support small- and medium-sized charitable organizations that exemplify the Foundation’s mission to serve low-income communities. The Perlman Foundation has awarded $2,500 to P.U.S.H., which is dedicated to changing lives by helping people affected
AUSTIN-–Members of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Outreach Program led a room full of state senators, representatives and their staff in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. and Texas flags, marching in full 19th-Century uniform and formation to post colors during the Community Awards Breakfast for the Texas Legislative Black Caucus African American Legislative Summit at
SPRING — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has opened a Mega Center in Spring at 4740 Spring Cypress Road. The Mega Center will reduce waiting time and long lines by allowing customers who wish to renew their driver license or receive other DPS services to “get in line on line” using your smart phones from home, the grocery store
DALLAS- Dallas Black Marriage Day began with the passion to spread a positive message of marriage in the African American community. We recognize the importance of the family as the bedrock of our society and its key role in raising our children. Black Marriage Day is nationally recognized as a special day to honor all that is great about marriage
After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe Black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels “Black” or “African-American”. The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court review of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County v. Holder. “This is more than a matter of race, it’s a threat which strikes at the core of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act is absolutely necessary for the preservation
AUSTIN-Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) recently announced he filed SB825 to adjust the grievance period for wrongfully convicted persons to allege prosecutorial misconduct. The bill allows the statute of limitations to begin on the date on which a wrongfully imprisoned individual is released from a penal institution. It will grant individuals additional time to investigate and gather evidence supporting their grievance.
AUSTIN-– 21.8 percent of Texans (or 1 in 5 people) reported not having enough money to buy food at some point during the prior twelve months, according to a new report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The report provides data on “food hardship” – the inability to afford enough food – for every region, every
By: Rebecca S. Jones African-American News&Issues HOUSTON– “Dynamite comes in small packages”, is what came to mind after encountering the sweet and endearing presence of the oldest daughter birthed to Rosa Bell and Willie Sanders on April 25, 1929. From a small town in Mexia, Texas, hails retired educator, life-long community activist, humanitarian and above all a devout Christian, Mrs.
HOUSTON-In the year of 1947, a group of members under the leadership of Rev. Horace M. Moore met in the home of Bro. & Sis. J. Bluitt located at 3502 Wyrick, Houston, Texas 77026 and organized themselves into a body known as the Willing Workers Baptist Church. Seven months later the church moved to a building on Salina Street, where