Texas

TSU interim president: ‘I’ve come from behind the curtain’

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).

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Phase II of ‘Reopening Texas’ underway

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).

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Acres Home funeral director on COVID-19 deaths: ‘We are the last responders’

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.

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Astros legend Bob ‘The Bull’ Watson dies at 74

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.

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Too much of a risk, too soon?

If there was ever a fear of the novel coronavirus and spread of COVID-19, that was not made clear last weekend in Galveston, as the island was flooded with bumper-to-bumper traffic on the first day the beaches were reopened.

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Black press hit hard by COVID-19 but we will not shut down!

By: N.L. Preston HOUSTON – It is commonly said that journalists work on passion; working around the clock as the truth tellers bringing you the daily updates during the floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, battlefields of war and, as with today, health crises. And oftentimes, these dedicated journalists are putting themselves in the elements and on

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Tina Knowles Lawson, Beyoncé launch Houston campaign to fight COVID-19

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and fashion designer, Tina Knowles Lawson, has created the #IDIDMYPART campaign to encourage residents in her beloved home city of Houston to get tested in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that African American communities have an escalated rate of infections and fatalities, Knowles Lawson is pleading to Houston residents to know their status in an urgent appeal to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Booker T. Washington High School principal shares his ‘new normal’

Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, it has been decided that Texas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. It's an adjustment period for all as educators and students were forced to immediately switch to an online learning platform, which is new for most, and Carlos Phillips stresses balance is key.

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