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State treasury lost $19.5M to Madoff By R.G. RATCLIFFE Via: Chron.com AUSTIN – The Texas treasury lost $19.5 million through an investment in the Ponzi scheme run by convicted financial swindler Bernard Madoff. The money was part of a $224.5 million investment the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co. had with a Texas-based hedge fund called […]

Early voting locations in Harris County Early voting began on October 19th  for Houston’s mayor, City Council and controller, 11 proposed state constitutional amendments, Bellaire municipal offices, community college and public school boards and more. At the forefront of the Houston election is the choice of a new mayor to replace term-limited Bill White in […]

ERIC BENET BRINGING ‘SEXY’ ON THE ROAD: Singer announces 19-city tour with Mint Condition and Ledisi. Via: EURweb *Singer Eric Benét will embark on a 19-city tour called the “Sexy Soul Tour” beginning Oct. 29 in Houston’s Verizon Wireless Theatre, his record label, Friday/Reprise Records, announced Tuesday. The R&B crooner will be joined on the […]

Usher May Finally Be A Free Man By The Urban Daily From TMZ “It appears Usher may have officially ended his marriage to Tameka Foster Raymond. We just found out the status of the divorce changed in the official record to “Disposed.” A court official tells TMZ when a divorce case is “Disposed” it typically […]

Vogue Really Loves Blackface! By Alyssa Manners Via: Hello Beautiful There’s been a lot of curious “darkening” going on inside the covers of Vogue recently. First, Italian Vogue it was the Rihanna (which was firece, but c’mon). Now, Jezebel Magazine has gotten their hands on some of the scans from French Vogue’s October Issue starring […]

VIDEO: Whitney Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction By Deborah Bennett, Senior Editor Via: Hello Beautiful Whitney Houston just can’t seem to catch a break these days. First, her voice repeatedly cracked at her first comeback performance in New York last month (she blamed Oprah), and this weekend she made an appearance on the British reality television show […]

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Speaks About AIDS On CNN Via: TheUrbanDaily Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys tells CNN’s TJ Holmes about her Keep a Child Alive humanitarian organization. (These guys never take a day off.)