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A grown folks tale

I’d like to share a love story with you. It’s probably not the kind you’d expect. The characters in this story are not sultry women and manly men. They are tablets, like iPads, eReaders (electronic devices that allow you to digitally read books, magazines, etc.), and other mobile connected devices. But, I promise I’ll make…

Texas Hunger Report outlines food insecurity across Texas, resources to solve it

IRVING, TEXAS – The Texas Food Bank Network, Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative and First Choice Power today released “Hunger by the Numbers: A Blueprint for Ending Hunger in Texas.” The report includes a hunger scorecard for each of the 254 counties of Texas, a state which ranks second in the nation for food insecurity.…

Prominent Democrat: Texas voting map discriminates

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Congressional Texas Democrats returned from Washington on Monday to bash redrawn voting districts in federal court, testifying that the GOP-backed map discriminates by crowding blacks and Hispanics into shared districts despite a statewide surge in minority growth. U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Henry Cuellar and…

HCC of C announces 2011 Pinnacle and Upstart Award Finalists

The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) formally announced the 2011 finalists of the Pinnacle and Upstart Awards. The 2011 Pinnacle Award Finalists are: • Arvo Realty Advisors – Ed Ryland, President & CEO • Arena Children’s Learning Center – Tanisha Green, Owner • GoGo Business Communications – Joi Beasley, President & CEO • KT…

Benefit set for Yates museum

Rutherford B.H. Yates, Inc. is sponsoring its first fundraiser dinner and silent auction, “Honoring Pioneers: A Celebration of the Past and Present” on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 6 Greenway Plaza. This celebration features keynote speaker, Merline Pitre, PhD, TSU professor, author and historian. Pioneers and innovators…

Man found dead on Galveston Beach

THE Houston Sun Galveston- Standing on the seawall of Galveston beach Thursday morning , September 8th nothing seemed unusual or out of place. The beautiful crashing waves, couples running their dogs and people scattered about just like Sam Burnett and his family, trying to catch a couple of fish. Yet on this morning, Burnett discovered a…

Children Matter Empowering Youth Initiative

Children Matter! The World Youth Foundation (WYF) recently celebrated 20 years of service to Houston area youth. WYF is hosting the Empowering Youth Initiative-Seeds of Gratitude, Appreciation Brunch, The Empowering Youth Initiate program series educates participants to make better decisions and equip them with additional resources, such as critical thinking tools, skill building, and the…

29th annual MED week conference bring top minority-owned businesses to Washington in September

WASHINGTON – One of 10 small businesses from around the country will be selected as the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year at the 29th annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week conference, hosted jointly in September by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. The…

High rate of HIV infection among gay and bisexual black men fuels drive for earlier HIV

The rate of HIV infection among African-American gay and bisexual men aged 18 to 29 increased 50 percent between 2006 and 2009, according to new data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS at the CDC, said this segment of the population…