In 1941, in Houston, Texas, Zinetta was the second of four children born to John and Thelma Arceneaux. At the age of 17, she gave birth to her only child, Sharon Maria Burney. A few years later, she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and completed her high school education by earning her G.E.D.
Before Misty Copeland became the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Lauren Anderson burst through a glass ceiling, becoming the first African American principal ballerina at the Houston Ballet in 1990. And before Anderson, when blacks were still considered "colored," Raven Wilkinson forged the path in the 1950s as a dancer for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Former vice president and 2020 presidential hopeful, now frontrunner, Joe Biden, is leading the Democratic race after a strategically planned visit to Texas a day before Super Tuesday.
With busy voting locations and long lines at different sites across Houston, many African American voters—a few frustrated—were determined to cast their ballots in what many consider the most important Super Tuesday primaries of all times.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) has promoted Vanessa T. Reed to Regional External Affairs Manager, reporting to Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford Jr.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently; trust also in him and things shall come to pass.” A quote of such value, sapphires and pure gold is one of many lessons that Houston actor and producer Troy Hogan has learned throughout his life and career.
Faye Beverly Bryant, a Houston leader known for her stellar work locally and nationally, died Feb. 20 at the age of 82. Many who know her say they will remember her best by her tireless public service.
We always love it when a teen is doing amazing things, and we especially love it when they make BLACK HISTORY at the same time.
More than 300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in Stude Park on Feb. 23 to educate the public on the dangers of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). They participated in the 10th annual Darling Dash 10K/5K/1K Race for #SickleCellTrait, presented by UT Physicians and hosted by local nonprofit, As One Foundation (AOF).
Audrey Gilbreath is owner of the largest and oldest African-American-owned integrated marketing agency in Houston. She founded Gilbreath Communications more than 29 years ago, and the company has steadily expanded its business and raised its profile — earning recognition over the years as one of Houston’s Fastest-Growing Small Businesses.