The Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District's school board heard 51 speakers in a contentious meeting in which the vote to keep the name Robert E. Lee on the high school was almost tabled entirely by the president of the board, Jessica Woods, in favor of creating a committee to “investigate the possible renaming of current educational and auxiliary campuses.”
The Houston Independent School District Board of Education unanimously approved 9-0 by consent agenda, a resolution concerning virtual instruction that provides flexibility for the district, if needed.
Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins is speaking out about a lawsuit filed against his office by Attorney General Ken Paxton for sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to over two million Harris County registered voters.
Racially-motivated killings appear to be at an all-time high (at least for this generation), police brutality is at an all-time high (or at least we can PROVE it more now thanks to cellphone video and social media) and mistrust/distrust of our elected and appointed leaders is at an all-time high as civil unrest and unlawfulness continues to spread across America.
As students prepare to head back to school, some families are concerned they will not have the technology needed to help their children succeed in virtual or distance learning. Specifically, in the African American community, many students have not engaged as much in the virtual learning landscape, as we have relied on brick-and-mortar institutions.
For generations, the fight when it comes to our children and schools have been about integration, better resources, bridging the educational gaps between whites and minority students and, over the last few years, conquering the digital divide when it comes to students in underserved communities.
The City of Houston has approved a $20 million rent relief package to help Houstonians who cannot pay rent due to economic challenges caused by COVID-19.
The Houston Police Department will be issuing warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state's mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who are not wearing a mask if they meet the exemption criteria. The citation carries a $250 fine.
The word they use is "negotiating," but it is more fitting to flat out call it what it is --fighting -- as Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach a decision on what to do about unemployment benefits during this pandemic.
Community Works CDC, the non-profit organization of Free Indeed Church International, has been helping the underserved community of northeast Houston for 15 years.