James Byrd Jr. was born in Beaumont, Texas, one of nine children, to Stella and James Byrd Sr. In 1967, Byrd, who was African American, graduated from the last segregated class at Jasper’s Rowe High School. Byrd went on to marry and have three children.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screening exams to the public on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cancer Prevention Center at the Duncan Building. The building is located on the MD Anderson campus within the Texas Medical Center at 1155 Pressler Street, Floor 2. Free parking is available.
Crying Out For Justice: The Ray Scott Case Raises Questions on Unfair Trials & Miscarriages of Justice in Lee County – Giddings, TX
Small counties and towns in Texas have long been notorious for settings where the over zealous district attorneys are trying to make names for themselves but have taken advantage of the power of the criminal justice system and used back water juries to convict innocent men.
Inequality is the Issue! Rev. Al Sharpton at Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala
Rev. Sharpton is currently the host of a daily television show on MSNBC that analyzes the top political and social news and features the country’s leading newsmakers. ”Politics Nation” with Rev. Al Sharpton airs at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Though small in stature, she is a quiet giant whose words, example and life touches hundreds of kids each year at the Jewell Houston Academy – named in honor of her years of service as a mother, teacher and community icon and matriarch.
25th Annual AHCBED Awards Banquet: Silver Anniversary Signals to Black Communities the Value of Keeping Dollars In The Community
Formed on April 18, 1994, the Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development Inc. is a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of promoting the advancement of economic vitality throughout the Acres Home Community by spearheading the organization and implementation of infrastructure development that will impact the sustainability of business, kindle entrepreneurial vision and adhere to the social aspects of the community it serves.
In a city where oil industry giants rule and business is booming, it hurts to be homeless in Houston.Homelessness is a still an issue in 2014, but is the city trying to hide one of its worst problems.
For 58 years, Lackland Air Force Baseicon Ernest R. McClure had a front seat witnessing military history unfold and better yet, historical changes for African-Americans serving in the military.It was during that time that he served in the troops using his class act work as a renounced bartender-mixologist at the military clubs on Lackland Air Force Base from 1948 until his retirement in 2006.
BoyScout Troop 1906, Cub Scout 338of Prairie View and three youth in the Aldine ISD Future Farmers of America members at Eisenhower High School got a taste of success with some hands on experience spending a day at the RS Deer & Cattle Ranch.
“There’s a yellow girl in Texas That I’m going down to see; No other darkies know her, No darkey, only me; She cried so when I left her That it like to broke my heart, And if I only find her, We never more will part. Chorus: She’s the sweetest girl of colour That this