Phase II of ‘Reopening Texas’ underway

Governor Greg Abbott has announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically re-open while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under Phase I may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Mental health and the black community

It is a far-too common practice in the African American community that those suffering from mental health issues do not seek much-needed psychiatric treatment because "Black folks don't go to the doctor, they go to church."

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Manmade Law Without God Conscience: Justice!

Since the spiritual disobedience of Adam and Eve, mankind has universally had problems with obedience to the spiritual laws of God or manmade-moral-enactments of laws (civil obligations). The Hebrews had (613) laws and they could not live by them.

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You Must Understand: Know your place???

He woke up that morning with a bounty on his head. Sadly, he did not know it as he laced up his shoes and set out for a standard jog. He never stood a chance. Because two white men were seemingly looking for a kill and another innocent black man was, unfortunately, going to unknowingly cross their paths at "their" right time for murder.

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Acres Home funeral director on COVID-19 deaths: ‘We are the last responders’

In 1953, Ebony magazine reported there were 3,000 black-owned funeral parlors across the country, and last year, that number had decreased to about 1,200, with nearly a dozen remaining across the Houston area. Many African Americans continue to rely on the comfort and security from familiar faces when it comes to burying their loved ones, especially during the COVID-19/ coronavirus global pandemic.

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Astros legend Bob ‘The Bull’ Watson dies at 74

Bob "The Bull" Watson, the first African-American GM to win a World Series, died Thursday due to kidney disease. He was 74. His legacy was honored in March with the dedication of the Bob Watson Education Center at the Astros Youth Academy in Acres Home.

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