Texas

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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Congresswoman Johnson announces more than $10M in Coronavirus relief for colleges and universities

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced Friday that colleges and universities within the 30th Congressional District will receive more than $10 Million in emergency grants to help cover significant financial loses. At least half of the funding to the institutions is required to be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash grants to help students pay for housing, food, and other necessities.

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Texas schools to remain closed until May 4

With the federal government extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April, Houston area schools districts will remain closed, providing online instruction until the beginning of May, officials announced.

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