Texas was brought to its knees this past week after a historic winter storm blew in, bringing temperatures the Lone Star State hasn’t seen in over the last 70 years. At one point, CenterPoint Energy, which serves the Houston area, was feverishly working to restore service to nearly 1.27 million people who were impacted by outages.
There’s good news for Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce. Lone Star College has been awarded $750,000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to provide financial assistance to Texas students to cover tuition and fees.
Texas Southern University (TSU) has been awarded funding totaling $4.75 million from Houston Endowment for several academic, arts and social justice initiatives.
On January 20, the nation took on the tune of a Ray Charles hit, officially singing to "President" Donald Trump to "hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more, no more!" But now, what happens next?
Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, the esteemed religious leader who advised both President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, will serve time in prison for his part in bilking millions of dollars out of unsuspecting people in an investment scheme.
The highs and lows of 2020 ranged from the rage surrounding murders of innocent Black folks, to the giddiness of discovering the availability of toilet paper. Overall, it was a year of learning how to truly count your blessings, embrace loved ones and feed families on a pot of beans, rice and cornbread. Here is look back at a year the world will never forget.
This week, the face of COVID-19 vaccinations has been Black ones, with African American health care professionals from various states serving as "the first" in their areas to get the vaccinated.
Whitetail deer in the wild don’t migrate; they remain in an area about the size of seven square blocks all year. But, this year, some of the most prestigious of the species in the country are making a move south about 250 miles this December 2020.
If there was ever more of a need to stress the importance of hunkering down this winter, it is now, because Texas has become the first state to surpass a million Coronavirus cases in the United States last week, as the country battled a third wave of new infections and recorded over 100,000 infections three times in less than a week.
The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, founded by the family of George Floyd, and the Texas A&M University-Commerce African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP) have partnered to create the “Be His Legacy” internship program. Scheduled to launch in January 2021, this two-semester, groundbreaking initiative will provide hands-on equity experience to AAMMP students through community outreach and targeted educational programs.