Furr High Schools selected as super school in Houston

XQ: The Super School Project Announces Furr Institute for Innovative Thinking as One of 10 Winning Super Schools Out of Nearly 700 Proposals  HOUSTON – Today, after a rigorous 11-month application and evaluation process, XQ Institute has announced winning Super Schools, including Houston-based team Furr Institute for Innovative Thinking (FIIT). Each school will be awarded $10 million…

Keisha N. Brown (KB) named Executive VP, President and Chair of new health and wellness practice

  LOS ANGELES — LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS (LC), a multicultural integrated marketing communications agency, announces the promotion of Keisha N. Brown (KB) to executive vice president and chair of the new Health and Wellness Practice. As chair of the practice, KB will drive creative solutions for all of the agency’s healthcare clients.  With more than two…

National Youth Commission Advocating for STEM Public Policy in Washington, DC

  HOUSTON – September 8, 2016 –  The National C-STEM Youth Commission is traveling to Washington, DC September 14-18 to advocate for STEM Public Policy that impacts minority and female engagement in high-quality STEM programs during/after-school.  The C-STEM Youth Commission has formed ten months ago and consists of a group of (10) high school students…

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Coaches Poll Week 1

dware1@boxtorow.com North Carolina A&T unanimous No. 1 with coaches in BOXTOROW Poll Boxtorow.com The defending BOXTOROW national champion North Carolina A&T Aggies received all 20 first-place votes in the BOXTOROW Coaches poll after the first week of play. N.C. A&T opened the season with a 62-0 beating of Saint Augustine’s on Saturday. The Aggies outpace…

Letters to the Editor

Dear Friends,  “We must out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” President Obama said it best, and the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (CBC-ALC) will address the most urgent, complex, and challenging policy issues facing our nation, of which one is supporting small and innovative businesses. I am committed to fostering business…

Rep. Waters Tours Flood Damage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  Last week, Rep. Waters met with retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, who was Commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina; former Louisiana Congressman Cleo Fields; representatives from FEMA, HUD, and SBA; and Red Cross volunteers at the Baton Rouge River Center Shelter to see how they are helping Louisiana residents affected by the…

Texas Southern University announces personnel changes

  HOUSTON (August 29, 2016) – Texas Southern University announces personnel changes in two academic areas and one university leadership positon. Dr. James Douglas has been appointed to serve as Interim Dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Dr. Michael Adams to serve as Interim Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public…

Miss Juneteenth 2016, Raven Jackson, Junior Miss Juneteenth, Addison DeBoest and Little Miss Juneteenth, Kainaan Jones are joined by the pageant’s founder Mrs. Mildred Johnson and Friend of Emancipation (FEP) President, Dorris Ellis.

Juneteenth 2016 Pageant

It was gathering of splendor and pageantry as girls and boys from area Houston schools showcased their talents in hopes of being crowned Miss and Mr. Juneteenth 2016 at the 8th Annual Mildred Johnson Miss Juneteenth Pageant presented by Friends of Emancipation Park and held at Trinity United Methodist Church. A total of 18 contestants…