According to Chron.com, Day care operator Jessica Tata fled the United States to Nigeria Saturday night after being charged last Thursday afternoon in the house fire that claimed the lives of four children. “How did this happen?” is the question many are asking law enforcement officials and prosecutors. Reports show that though Tata, 22, was […]

HOUSTON — The woman who ran a West Houston day care fire that caught fire, killing four children, is facing criminal charges. Harris County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Donna Hawkins said Sunday that Jessica Tata, 22, has been charged with reckless bodily injury to a child.Hawkins said she didn’t know if Tata had been taken […]

Via Click2Houston.com/KPRC Local news: Houston’s bomb squad exploded a package outside of Houston’s City Hall on Monday. City Hall, at 901 Bagby St., was evacuated Monday after a suspicious package was found about 7:15 a.m. Houston police said an object was wrapped in duct tape and had wires sticking out. It was inside a duffel […]

Via KHOU.com: Three children were killed and four were injured Thursday in a fire at a west Houston day care center, according to the Houston Fire Department. Firefighters used thermal cameras to rescue a total of seven children from the burning building at Crest Park and Waypark. Three later died at the hospital. The victims were taken to […]

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) and two community organizations are now distributing vouchers for free flu shots to uninsured people. Each voucher covers the cost of a flu shot and its administration at any area Walgreens pharmacy. There are no costs or fees to voucher recipients. Vouchers are available at nine […]

According to 39online.com: An 11-year-old boy is arrested for a stick figure drawing he made in class. The drawing depicted a stick figure with a gun pointed at four other figures with the words, “Teachers Must Die”. Police hauled “Tim” (his parents don’t want to release his real name) from his home in Arvada, Colorado […]

Via 39online.com: Mike Pierce of Willis knows the pain at the pump as well as anyone in the Houston area. “It’s bad. I live up in Willis and it costs a lot of money to come to Houston to work. It’s affecting everybody,” he says. So why have gas prices gone up? Click below for […]

Via HoustonChronicle.com: Latinos accounted for two-thirds of the state’s population growth over the past decade and now make up 38 percent of the Texas population, up from 32 percent in 2000. The Anglo population has dropped to 45.3 percent, down from 52.4 percent in 2000. The black population remains at 11.5 percent, unchanged from 10 […]

Meet Houston’s black press. With names like The Defender, The Sun and The Forward Times, these weeklies are both journalistic throwbacks — papers whose content directly reflects their owners’ views — and cutting-edge, hyper-local publications targeting the concerns of the city’s roughly half-million African-Americans.  Read More:

Entertainer Charlie Wilson is like the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going and going. By: Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com

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Volunteer pilots provide airplane rides to young residents of troubled housing complex to show life ‘outside the gates.’  Read More: