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Gov. Abbott proclaims 30 Texas Counties under State of Disaster

In anticipation of Tropical Depression Harvey’s landfall, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a State of Disaster for 30 counties. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the storm will advance toward the northwest over the next 48 hours from southern Gulf of Mexico. “Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Harvey…

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Ford Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to the National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce the Ford Foundation is granting $150,000 to NABJ to help further the organization’s strategic plan implementation. The two-year restricted grant is targeted to executive level staffing and will enable NABJ to continue focusing on issues often ignored by the mainstream media. The association’s priorities…

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Self Taught Black Engineer Builds a Central News Hub for the Black Community

Black pioneers in the industry like Ebony, Essence, and Black Enterprise were the first media outlets that finally depicted us in a positive light. Blacks started seeing wealth, elegance, intelligence and achievement from people who look like them, I believe this transformed a generation. If you fast forward to today, the internet has become king…

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Houston honors lives of the fallen soldiers in Memorial Day

About 1, 500 people, along with Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, gathered to pay tribute to the heroism of the lost military lives at the Houston National Cemetery on Monday. “You teach us that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends,” Rev. Sean Horrigan said…

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