Recently, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center celebrated 45 years of service to the Houston area and onward. The theme for the 45th Anniversary celebration was, “Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Present, Shaping Our Future”.
Helping Young People Excel (H.Y.P.E) is an organization whose nucleus consists of minority men and women who are dedicated to enlightening adolescents and youth about the consequences that mischief can cause at an early age.
On November 12 after the Harris County Department of Education’s (HCDE) Board of Trustees voted, James Colbert, Jr. was officially announced as the newly elected county school superintendent. This election has marked history within Houston’s award-winning and nation recognized HCDE
The Leadership Institute Conference is a 14-year-old program that is associated and hosted by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The conference lasts for four days and is held in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference was held at the Washington Hilton on November 9-13.
Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “hustler” as having been associated with: “to quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way; to move or work in a quick and energetic way or to play a sport with a lot of energy and effort.”
The Julia C. Hester House is a 71-year-old nonprofit settlement house and community center in the Fifth Ward area. Since its origin the community center has maintained one true mission.
Living Legend Dick Gregory Speaks in Houston: “If this country is to be saved, it will be saved by Black folks”
Dick Gregory has never been one to bite his tongue when it comes to speaking truth. The legendary humorist, civil rights icon, social activist, holistic health proponent, bestselling author and cultural commentator was welcomed with open arms to Houston on Oct. 18 and didn’t disappoint.
In this country, a Black person can’t seem to even be able to play loud music, drive a vehicle, knock on a door for help, wear a hoodie, walk across the street, shop in a major store, buy a sub sandwich, seek out an officer for help, reach for a license when pulled over, or cross a major highway, without being harassed, dehumanized, tasered, beaten, strangled, stripped of their rights or outright killed by officers in this country.
Born and bred in one of the most historical neighborhoods in the city of Houston is Kenneth Morris. Being the only son of his mother, Morris’ primary education started out in the 5th Ward community. However, he and his family relocated to South Park where he earned his high school diploma at Jesse H. Jones High School.
Characteristics of the color “purple” are known to demonstrate: comforting, spiritual, mysterious, creative and artistic vibes. While shades of the color “yellow” are known to yield feelings associated with being: fresh, bright, cheerful, warming, happy and energetic.