Lawsuit Filed Charitable Feeding Ban Violates Religious Freedom

On April 12, last Wednesday night, Phillip Paul Bryant, a devote Christian, filed a lawsuit (Cause #2017-25049) contesting that Houston’s Charitable Feeding Ban violates his exercise of religious freedom. Bryant keeps cans of tuna and bottled water in his car and spontaneously gives food to the poor when Christ compels him to do so. The City of Houston, requires good…

Community college celebrated in May

At NISOD, they know community college faculty, administrators, staff work hard every day to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their academic pursuits. We are committed to helping you help your students by providing resources, strategies, and ideas that drive teaching, learning, and leadership excellence. As it celebrates National Community College Month, they hope that the public will acknowledge the importance…

What’s Happening

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT EMANCIPATION PARK BEGINS APRIL 1st Online registration for the Summer Camp that will be available at Emancipation Park will become available on April 1st and slots are first-come first serve and very limited The camp will be available all summer from June-August for ages 6-13 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM…

Council Member Amanda Edwards challenges Houstonians to “be the solution” with new community empowerment event series  

Apr. 22 film screening and summit to focus on youth and young adult community engagement HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 12, 2017 – Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards will challenge youth and young adults to “be the solution” to the issues that matter most to them with the launch of Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment…

The Black Church & HIV Initiative Launches Newly Updated Pastoral Resources for Faith Leaders, Empowering Them to Incorporate HIV into Ministry

  (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative announced the release of its newly updated pastoral resources for faith leaders in honor of Minority Health Month. The Pastoral Brief and the Activity Manual offer a foundational approach for faith leaders to address HIV within the Black community from a social justice perspective. The…

Activist Converge On Southlawn Neighborhood For Day of Black Love

  By: Kofi Taharka On Saturday, March 25, 2017 close to a dozen community organizations united to serve the Southlawn Palms Apartment complex. Hundreds of residents came out to receive free food, clothing, health screenings, games and face painting for children. Speakers, music and barbeque filled the air as children played on the newly donated…

Maryland fracking banned bill passes

Senate passes bill with GOP governor’s support, following six years of grassroots resistance across the state of Maryland Monday night, with game-changing support from Republican Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland state Senate gave final approval to a bill to forever ban the practice of fracking in Maryland. The move culminates years of protests against gas…

Queendom Come, Inc. Joins with Other Houston Organizations to Launch Awareness and Educational Campaign #ProtectOurDaughters Against Sex & Human Trafficking

. HOUSTON – Queendom Come, Inc. (QCI) will host a press conference Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 4 p.m. to launch its #ProtectOurDaughters campaign to address sex and human trafficking in the Houston area. Sex trafficking had become the new “slavery” and has taken national attention when a dozen of black and Latina girls went…

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee applauds the groundbreaking at the MLK, Jr. Plaza for the addition of iconic leaders Nelson Mandela, ROSA PARKS, and Barbara Jordan

“April 4th is the 49th Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man who lived his entire life for peace and justice. And now we add more of those who fought for justice” Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security, Ranking…