Faye Beverly Bryant, a Houston leader known for her stellar work locally and nationally, died Feb. 20 at the age of 82. Many who know her say they will remember her best by her tireless public service.
We always love it when a teen is doing amazing things, and we especially love it when they make BLACK HISTORY at the same time.
More than 300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in Stude Park on Feb. 23 to educate the public on the dangers of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). They participated in the 10th annual Darling Dash 10K/5K/1K Race for #SickleCellTrait, presented by UT Physicians and hosted by local nonprofit, As One Foundation (AOF).
February 26 marked the eight-year anniversary of the death of a young black king whose life was stolen from him. At the age of 17, Trayvon Martin was killed at the hands of the, now infamous, neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman.
Audrey Gilbreath is owner of the largest and oldest African-American-owned integrated marketing agency in Houston. She founded Gilbreath Communications more than 29 years ago, and the company has steadily expanded its business and raised its profile — earning recognition over the years as one of Houston’s Fastest-Growing Small Businesses.
Katherine Johnson, one of a group of black women mathematicians at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who was celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” died Feb. 24. She was 101 years old.
It was a somber, star-studded event as celebrities, athletes and other who's who of the nation joined fans in mourning at the Staples Center, also known as "The House that Kobe Built" for a "Celebration of Life" in honor of the late Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter, who died together in a tragic helicopter crash.
The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department has announced the start of their Fresh Start Spring Amnesty Program. For the next three weeks, certain delinquent cases will be discounted to help citizens save money while resolving outstanding cases.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore kicked off the “Vote your Future: Vote Climate” campaign at Texas Southern University Wed., Feb. 19, as part of a rally to bring awareness to environmental justice.
The American Heart Association's 2020 Houston Heart Ball raised a whopping $2.3 million to fund its research and education programs that will ultimately save lives from heart disease and stroke. The event, which was emceed by ABC 13's Melanie Lawson and chaired by longtime AHA supporters Beverly and Jim Postl, was held at the Hilton Americas Houston on Feb. 15.