HOUSTON — The Final Four is coming to Houston and even though tickets are tough to come by,  the schedule of events announced Tuesday will include several free options for the entire family. The events begin on Monday, March 31 and run through Monday, April 4. BRACKET TOWN REFRESHED BY COCA-COLA ZERO MARCH 31 – APRIL 4, 2011 It’s […]

Veteran Houston news anchor and reporter Jerome Gray has accepted the position of vice president and senior press officer for Metro. Most recently anchor at KPRC (Channel 2), Gray’s contract with the NBC affiliate was not renewed late last year. According to a Metro news release: Gray, a media professional with more than 20 years […]

http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/25193 Jazz musician Freddie Keppard, also known as King Keppard, was known in New Orleans jazz circles for his amazing skills with the coronet. A participant in the “cutting contests” that jazz musicians conducted to prove who was at the top, Keppard kept his title of king until 1914, when Joe Oliver took his crown.  […]

Via http://www.espn.com MINNEAPOLIS — Don’t believe Brett Favre is finally done? Well, the NFL’s all-time leader of almost every major passing mark has at least filled out the forms.Favre has made another move toward leaving the game for good by filing retirement papers with the league, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. This is merely […]

Via http://www.KHOU.com HOUSTON — A popular assistant Wheatley High School principal, who had been transferred out of the school, will be transferred back, Wheatley High School officials said.  It has been a tumultuous two weeks at Wheatley since Sandra Walker’s departure. Read More

Via KHOU.com: HOUSTON—A two-alarm fire destroyed a million-dollar home in west Houston early Tuesday.  HFD arrived to find a home burning in the 800 block of Bunker Hill near Memorial City Mall shortly after 5 a.m.  Firefighters went in to attack the blaze, but had to pull out and go on the defensive after one […]

Just one week after saying she wasn’t “going to even deal with” rumors that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, Aretha Franklin is finally speaking out. “I don’t know where ‘pancreatic cancer’ came from,” the Queen of Soul tells “Access Hollywood.” “I was sitting there reading the newspaper and it was saying someone in my […]