Brick streets live to May 4

  HOUSTON–During a March 2 press conference of Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition (FTPC) announced the judge Lawrence “Larry” Weiman’s ruling of the two-month trial run to uphold the temporary retraining order to save the brick streets in Freedmen’s Town in the hearing. “We started this phase of the journey in July 2014 and we are…

NBA's first African American player Earl Lloyd played  for nine seasons passed away February 26 at age 89.

Basketball trailblazer Earl Lloyd passes at 86

Basketball trailblazer, Earl “Bigcat” Lloyd the first African American ever to play in the NBA (National Basketball Association) passed away on Thursday at the age 86.   Lloyd made his debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals.  During the same year three other black players were drafted by the NBA but Lloyd was the first one…

Iconic Rap Group Salt N Pepa to perform at the 2015 Toyota SWAC Basketball Championship Tournament in Houston, TX

2015 SWAC Basketball Tournament passing the Salt-N-Pepa

  The 2015 Toyota SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) Basketball Tournament which runs March 10 -14 at the Houston Toyota Center will be shaking it up for the fans with a line-up of name performers in addition to some spell-bounding competitive basketball. On Friday March 13, Hip Hop Trio Salt-N-Pepa featuring DJ Spinderella and R&B quartet 112 will…

State Rep. Sylvester Turner

Rep. Sylvester Turner announces candidacy for Mayor of Houston

During a private session with the Black Press, State Rep. Sylvester Turner announced his candidacy for the Mayor of Houston. The meeting was informal but served as a informational address about his plans for a future mayoral race. Education, road repair, transportation, economic mobility are his key campaign targets. “We need programs for the kids,”…

Country superstar Martina McBride entertains military families abroad the Carnival Freedom Cruise Line in Galveston, TX

Carnival Freedom celebrates military families

  Carnival Cruise Line threw out its cupid arrow on Valentine’s Day to more than 800 hundred military families aboard its newly renovated Carnival Freedom while welcoming the charming vessel to its new year-round homeport of Galveston, TX. Through the partnership with Operation Homefront, Carnival treated the service families to meals, entertainment and overnight accommodations. …

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…