Texas legislators discuss bill to amend mandatory school takeover
The Texas Black Caucus, joined by other legislators discussed a bill to amend school takeovers.
News Briefs for the week of March 23, 2023
Check out some of the top happenings here locally and across the state.
Why Texas leads nation in white supremacy propaganda
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the “anti-everybody-but-straight-white-people” propaganda.
Blacks and wills: The push to plan for life after death
Having a will can ensure everything you own gets to the people you choose.
New Year, new habits: Kick off 2023 with these 4 healthy cooking tips
These helpful cooking habits will make it easy to invest in your well-being in 2023.
Mufasa’s Pride helps Houston’s Black youth redefine manhood
Mufasa’s Pride is an inner city non-profit mentoring program for adolescent boys in Houston.
Sandra Crenshaw lobbies for mandatory State Emancipation Day
Historian and genealogist Sandra Crenshaw makes the case for why Texas Emancipation Day is necessary.
Black Queer Advancement Festival expands activities, lineups
The Black Queer AF Music Festival returns with more expansive Black, Queer spaces and experiences.
DN+ shares storytelling that reflects the diverse interests and experiences of Black Houston area readers.
Where Blacks in the Houston area meet neighbors, learn about Black businesses and share experiences
Paul Smith Jr. takes power-hitting to new ‘Heights’
Paul Smith Jr. leads his team in home runs, doubles, and runs batted in.
TEA’s first forum erupts in chaos, community demands answers
Houston ISD parents and community leaders demanded answers about the state takeover.
Commissioner Ellis hosts ‘Living Legends Black History Luncheon’
The inaugural luncheon celebrated community change agents of Harris County Precinct One.
Uncomfortable truths learned about Black childhood
Word In Black reporter Anissa Durham reflects on her groundbreaking series about “adultification.”
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Video: Black man pinned to floor before his death
New video shows what really happened to the 28-year-old at a mental hospital in Virginia.
Here’s why we shouldn’t fund the police
Two “solutions” to increase public safety – more funding for police and increased numbers – are myths.
Can fixing abandoned houses reduce gun violence?
Based on a recent study, remediated homes have a significant impact on crime.