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Are you sending your child to campus in the fall?

There is mixed reaction from parents who are trying to decide whether to send their children back to campus when the 2020 fall semester returns. Is it safe? What are the Plan As and Plan Bs for exposure? There are no guarantees. In this phase one of dealing with the coronavirus and COVID-19, is it too soon to send students back to the classroom?

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State Rep. Shawn Thierry calls for ‘Black Lives Matter Blvd’

Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry, of District 146, recently addressed the Houston City Council and made a special request of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, and the esteemed members of city council, asking for the painting of a street mural near "Hippy Hill" and Miller Outdoor Theater with the words "BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

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$65M plan approved to help get homeless off streets during COVID-19

The City of Houston, Harris County, and the Coalition for the Homeless have announced a joint, $65-million plan to house 5,000 people experiencing homelessness over the next two years to limit the spread of COVID-19. Due to underlying health conditions and a lack of access to facilities, people experiencing homelessness are more susceptible to the novel coronavirus and are at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms.

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My Daddy Changed the World!

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.

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Has Turner lost his damn mind? Racist statues to be placed in African American museum?

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?

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