KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Or what one legend says is true, claiming the first "Statue of Liberty" was modeled after a black woman and had African features. In addition, the point of the statue was not to honor immigrants but rather to commemorate the abolition of slavery in America, in particular the service of black Union soldiers in the Civil War. The statue carried broken chains to symbolize emancipation.
Gianna had the 6-year-old smile of Ms. America and Ms. Black America. She was held close to the bosom of her ridiculously beautiful mom. I do not care if her statement was rehearsed or not. From the mouth of a babe, the statement became a clarion call for resistance to evil, especially when evil is cloaked under a blue suit and a vow to serve and protect.
In this day of "a change is gonna come," businesses are finally starting to take ownership of the racial stereotypes of which some of them have been operating. It is now time to say goodbye to "Aunt Jemima" and "Uncle Ben."
Beginning Thursday, June l8, The Food Bank, in partnership with The Windsor Church Family and the City of Houston, will resume distribution of fresh produce and dry goods to families facing challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tens of thousands of Houstonians have been impacted by this global disaster.
Join jazz guitarist Joe Carmouche as he delights audiences with rhythmic soothing sounds from the entrance of Children’s Museum Houston.
The Children’s Museum Houston has unveiled a brand-new art exhibit which celebrates people, places and defining moments in African American history, just in time for Juneteenth.
A press release sent out by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office on Thursday had me stop the printing of our newspaper after learning what the Black man leading this city has decided to do -- and on Juneteenth, to add insult to injury. While organizations across the nation are REMOVING, and even vandalizing, racist statues, Mayor Turner has decided to remove two in Houston - but is relocating one of them to our beloved African American museum?
Full details on Celebration of Life services to be held in Houston for George Floyd.
The Jack Yates High School Alumni is holding a candlelight vigil in honor of Alumnus Lion, George Floyd, Class of 1993.
Burn, baby burn. March, baby march. Cry, baby cry. Die … baby … die! That’s the reality of the Black man in America. On May 25, Houston native George Floyd pleaded for mercy as he gasped for air and cried out for his mama as a racist cop, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck.