Gladys House of the FTPC, leading a libation ritual before the press conference.

Court- ordered mediation may help FTPC save historical bricks

What seemed to be a pre- court room press conference about the historical bricks that line the streets in Freedmen’s Town/Fourth Ward, turned out to be a notice that a resolution could be right around the corner by way of court ordered mediation. Led by their apparent tireless leader, Dorris Ellis Robinson, the Freedmen’s Town…

Super Bowl defending quarterback, Russell Wilson on his way back to Super Bowl XLIX to face the Patriots.

Seahawks and Patriots headed to Super Bowl XLIX

Who would have ever though that the Seattle Seahawks would go into overtime against the Green Back Packers to win the NFC Championship after they were down by 16 points to quarterback, Aaron Rogers and company?  What excitement and the biggest comeback ever in a conference title game.  The final overtime score was 28-22.   Seattle…

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Temporary Restraining Order halts historical brick removal

After another round with the City of Houston and Conrad Construction, the Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition has stopped the uprooting of the hundred year old bricks on Andrews Street this morning. FTPC President, Dorris Ellis Robinson, spent the morning hours speaking to media while watching construction workers pick at the bricks, taking them up one…

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Young man dead after police shooting at lounge

Christmas night ended in death at a popular lounge in Texas City, TX as a 20- year old black man named Carlton Smith was shot to death by a Texas City police officer, Christopher Hamm, in the early hours. Officers were called to H.T.’s Lounge on Hwy FM 1765 at Lake Road at 1:20 am…

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Scholarship Opportunity: The Princeton Summer Journalism Program 2015

We are writing to inform you about an all-expenses-paid program for highschool student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days next summer on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 14th year; since 2002, approximately 260 students from high schools across the country have participated. The program’s goal…

Texans quarterback Case Keenum fresh off of an NFL practicing squad gets his team ready for victory.

Texans win over Ravens 25-13

      The now (8-7) Texans led by quarterback Case Keenum, shut the Baltimore Ravens down game day Sunday, December 21, beating them 25 to 13 at NRG Stadium with impressive performances from kicker Randy Bullock, running back Arian Foster, JJ Watt and the defense, and a history making day for wide receiver Andre…

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Holiday Bicycle Giveaway : December 23, 2014

Houston City Council Dwight Boykins Holiday Bicycle Giveaway FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2014 Contact: Chelbi Mims (832) 393-3001 Chelbi.mims@houstontx.gov In recognition of the holiday season, Council Member Dwight Boykins is partnering with the University of Houston Police Department to host a Holiday bicycle giveaway for 15 children from Forever Families Foster Care and Adoption…