7th Back-to-School giveaway in District B

  Students of all ages are invited to take advantage of free immunizations, health screenings, giveaways and live entertainment  HOUSTON, TX – On Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis, along with Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston (BMOA), Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Xi Alpha Omega Chapter, W.A.I.I.T, Harris…

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Moms Summit to Address the ‘For the People Agenda’

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Hosts House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Moms Summit to Address the ‘For the People Agenda’ Washington, DC –Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, and Ranking Member of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, will convene…

City of Houston Announces the 2018 Liftoff Houston: Annual Business Plan Competition

  HOUSTON – The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are announcing the sixth year launch of the Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition; a program that is launching new businesses today, for a better Houston tomorrow! Mayor Sylvester Turner formally announced the 2018 competition on Wednesday, June 6,  2018 pre-City Council Meeting at 9AM at…

Breaking News: Horror at Santa Fe High School

Houston Sun News Service The 40-year-old neighboring town 30 miles South of Houston started the day with a tragic domestic terrorist attack allegedly by a 17-year old student at his Santa Fe High School of about 1,400 students. The high school serves a population of about 12,200 (US 2010 Census) residents in the rural town…

Businesses Must Report Taxable Property By April 2

Houston — If you own a business and have tangible personal property used to produce income such as office equipment or inventory, you must report that property to the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) by April 2. The deadline to file a rendition is usually April 1, but because that date falls on a Sunday this…

Houston Black Real Estate Association celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act during Its Annual “Realtist” Week, April 14 -21, 2018

  Houston Realtists Focus on Growing Black Wealth Through Homeownership Houston, Texas……… The Houston Black Real Estate Association, (HBREA) a local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the country’s oldest, minority real estate trade association is planning a week-long series of events, April 14-21, 2018 in observance of the trade association’s dedication to increasing Black…

Breaking News: Demontrae Jefferson lights up NC Central in NCAA First Four, Makes Texas Southern University History

Texas Southern University beats NC Central, 64-46 Demontrae Jefferson from Milwaukee put on a show in Texas Southern’s First Four win over NC Central. The Sophomore and SWAC MVP recorded a game-high 25 points to go along with 8 rebounds. He has put up 1,000 points in his young career shooting 8-18 to lead TSU to history…

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Ouster of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Jackson Lee: “Secretary Tillerson never had the full confidence of the president he serves, and the president never quite had full confidence in Secretary Tillerson.” Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of both the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security, released the following statement in response to the president’s firing of…

Commissioner Ellis, Mayor Turner Announce $30 Million Project to Repair Streets in TSU-UH Corridor

                                     Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on March 13announced a joint agreement in which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets in the University of Houston-Texas Southern University corridor. “This is a great example of how Harris County can innovatively and strategically partner with the City of…

EMILY’s List Statement on Democratic Primary Results in Texas’ 29th Congressional District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sylvia Garcia on tonight’s primary election results in Texas’ 29th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement: “Sylvia Garcia has dedicated her career to leveling the playing field for hardworking families, and her victory tonight…