Local Heroes

Yesterday on Sunday Morning Live, Marcus Davis discussed the assassination of 21 year old Carl B. Hampton on July 26, 1970 by a Houston police officer. Hampton, a member of the People’s Party II, the precursor for the Black Panther Party Houston Chapter became a martyr for his bold and uncompromising stand for all oppressed […]

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/astros/article/McGrady-begins-phase-2-of-pro-career-with-Skeeters-5428521.phpSUGAR LAND – Tracy McGrady has seen his share of opening days. The former Rockets star had a different perspective Thursday


On Founders Day, TSU honors retiring debate coach

The African American Library at the Gregory School is the newest of three special collections operated by the Houston Public Library. Located in Houston’s historic Freedman’s Town, the Library is housed in what was once the Edgar M. Gregory School, which served as the first public school for African Americans in Houston. As the first […]

Black History Month is the time in which we celebrate  historical African American people, events and culture.  Here is a list of local community events celebrating our rich black history during the month of February. Houston Community College: Annual Black History Gala Hilton-Americas Hotel 1600 Lamar 713.739.8000 Each year, HCC and its generous sponsors throw the […]

Black History Month is the time in which we celebrate historical African American people, events and culture. Here is a list of local community events celebrating our rich black history during the month of February. University of Houston: Whispers from the Colored Section Cullen Performance Hall 4800 Calhoun 713.743.1000 Urban Souls Dance Company will perform […]

On Friday, not long after the jingle ended, I went to see the movie “Waiting for Superman” with my senior producer Nikki Woods and writer Mary Boyce, a.k.a. Mamas Gone Wild. If you haven’t seen it yet, “Waiting for Superman” takes a look at the public school system in this country, shows us how jacked […]

  *The New Orleans Saints have recruited Oscar-nominated actor and humanitarian Brad Pitt to narrate “America’s Game: 2009 New Orleans Saints,” a documentary about the team’s Super Bowl XLIV victory against the Indianapolis Colts. The film debuts on the NFL Network on Sept. 8, the night before the Saints’ first game of the regular season. […]

most of us, at some point in our lives, have been impacted by a special teacher who went beyond their job requirements to affect us in a lasting way. I have been fortunate to have experienced and been blessed by several such individuals. Two, in particular, have played major roles in challenging me to broaden […]

Monday mornings are rough for me. No matter how relaxing the weekend was, I’m up very early, and after hospital rounds, I head to the parish prison to provide health care to inmates. East Baton Rouge Parish Prison houses 1,500 men and women. Unfortunately, approximately 90 percent of the male population looks like me – […]