Texas Southern University's legendary debate coach Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman died Saturday. He was 100 years old.
Family, friends and the community is mourning the loss of Pastor Manson B. Johnson, of Holman Street Baptist Church, who died Sunday after suffering complications due to COVD-19. He was 71.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has always been a hands-on leader for the people of Houston, but these days, she can be seen front and center at community events and press conferences, leading the charge in demanding more testing in the fight against COVID-19.
Following the departure of former Texas Southern University President Dr. Austin Lane, all eyes are now on Kenneth Huewitt, who’s served as the university’s chief financial officer for the past three years. Huewitt is ready, and feels his diverse background will give TSU and its watchful board exactly what is needed to maintain the dignity and integrity of the institution, which is the second largest of the nation’s Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU).
Governor Greg Abbott has announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically re-open while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under Phase I may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Have you ever heard the phrase, "she died from a broken heart?" Well, according to a Houston grief coach, that just may be true.
Keith Wade, the special advisor to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, died Thursday evening due to COVD-19, officials confirm.
The city of Houston has not forgotten its milestone graduates, and are planning to hold a special 'first-of-its-kind' outdoor celebration for high school seniors on June 5.
In 1953, Ebony magazine reported there were 3,000 black-owned funeral parlors across the country, and last year, that number had decreased to about 1,200, with nearly a dozen remaining across the Houston area. Many African Americans continue to rely on the comfort and security from familiar faces when it comes to burying their loved ones, especially during the COVID-19/ coronavirus global pandemic.
Bob "The Bull" Watson, the first African-American GM to win a World Series, died Thursday due to kidney disease. He was 74. His legacy was honored in March with the dedication of the Bob Watson Education Center at the Astros Youth Academy in Acres Home.