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Houston Forward Times Publisher Continues Parents’ Legacy
June 28, 2018
Karen Carter Richards, the publisher and CEO of the Houston Forward Times, was born in a small town in Arizona; her family moved to Houston when she was just one month old. ... read more »
“Wendy’s Window”: Juneteenth Runs Deep Even in the West
June 21, 2018
Juneteenth is celebrated across the country, but is recognized more in Southern states. Families celebrate the “holiday” in many ways, including family reunions, cookouts, fireworks and parades. ... read more »
History Behind Juneteenth
June 14, 2018
In today’s modern world of cell phones, computers and the internet, it is easy to take for granted the sheer ease and expedience at the reach of our fingertips. ... read more »
Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Urge FBI to Thoroughly & Fairly Investigate Border Patrol Killing of Immigrant Claudia Patricia Gómez González
June 4, 2018
On May 23, 2018, a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed Ms. Gómez, an immigrant from Guatemala.  The Border Patrol also detained three other Guatemalan immigrants at the scene of the shooting.  Subsequently, the Border Patrol changed their statement about the circumstances leading up to this fatal shooting. ... read more »
Man Convicted of Killing UCLA Student
May 30, 2018
Medina also was convicted of one count of arson of an inhabited structure, two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of animal cruelty. Sentencing is set for July 20 when Medina faces life in state prison without the possibility of parole. ... read more »
Zimbabwean’s Cheer a Musical ‘Lion’ Returning From Exile
May 9, 2018
After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. ... read more »
NNPA National Black Voter Registration Drive Begins in N.C.
April 19, 2018
Ten-member newspapers of the North Carolina Black Publishers Association (NCBPA) and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), have agreed to mount a statewide campaign to maximize the African American vote for the 2018 midterm elections. ... read more »
Top Stories of 2017 
December 28, 2017
These are some of the top stories that gripped the headlines of 2017.   ... read more »
Domestic Terrorism Hits the State of Texas After Mass Shooting
November 9, 2017
Just months after Texas was hit by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, a deadly mass shooting rocked the state leaving 26 dead and around 20 injured.   ... read more »
All Eyes Fixed On West Africa As U.S. Role In Combat Grows
October 31, 2017
They took part in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.   ... read more »
The Nation Must Come Together To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims Rebuild
September 7, 2017
"There's always someone who is trying to help.' I did, and I came to see that the world is full of doctors and nurses, police and firemen, volunteers, neighbors and friends who are ready to jump in to help when things go wrong." ... read more »
The Free Spirited Songstress: Jackie Venson
August 31, 2017
Venson creates songs from personal experiences and paying attention to her surroundings. ... read more »
(Part 7) DA Jackie Lacey speaks on family and up bringing
March 23, 2017
"My dad, he loved talking about history," -DA Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
Texas’ ‘Sandra Bland’ Bill Would Revamp Profiling Laws
March 10, 2017
Texas' 'Sandra Bland' Bill Would Revamp Profiling Laws ... read more »
Texas monument to African-Americans dedicated amid protests
November 22, 2016
8 arrests as rival protest groups clash near Texas Capitol ... read more »
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