Taste of Black Houston : Restaurant & Business Tour

The Taste of Black Houston was created to explore the international cuisine and business diversity within Houston, Texas. We take food tasting tours to various restaurants with cuisine that ranges from Sudanese, Liberian, Cameroonian, Ethiopian, Jamaican, Haitian, Trinidadian, Nigerian, and more. We also “cash mob” on certain retailers as well including but not limited to…

IN THE WORDS OF MINISTER FARRAKHAN

HOW BLACK WOMEN CAN HELP MAKE A BLACK MAN I recently came across an interview of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that was not only interesting, but also filled with sound advice regarding how African-American women can help African-American men flourish in today’s world. Now I am fully aware that the name Louis Farrakhan…

BPCCA

HUMBLE – For 17 consecutive years, the Black Professional Cowboys and Cowgirls Association (BPCCA) has hosted the Annual Heritage Day Rodeo. Cowboys, cowgirls and people from all walks of life travel far and near to witness and participate in this splendid celebration. Not only is “Heritage Day” a community event, but it embraces and promotes…

#LaughingWhileBlack on the Napa Valley Wine Tour

There is a popular saying that conveys much to African-Americans, or any minority population for that matter, through its relative simplicity. That statement is quite simply, “there are different rules for different people.” Put simply, everyone is not treated the same in America. Frequently, this difference in treatment revolves around racial matters. Considering this peculiar…

Anti-Human Trafficking Omnibus Bill

AUSTIN– State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- Houston) filed House Bill 10, the Anti-Human Trafficking Omnibus Bill. House Bill 10 encompasses all ten legislative recommendations made by the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. “House Bill 10 is a an example of just how vital the work of the Task Force is to ensuring that Texas maintains…

Increase Access to Banking Services & Small Business Capital

AUSTIN – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) filed three more bills as part of his “Opportunity Agenda.” The bills would address two longstanding issues in South Dallas and other economically distressed and under-developed communities that hinder small businesses and individuals from succeeding: limited access to small business capital and banking services. He filed the bills…

Stronger DNA Testing Law

AUSTIN – Michael Morton, who served 25 years in prison for murder until DNA evidence proved his innocence, joined Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Nina Morrison, Senior Staff Attorney at the Innocence Project, and Michelle Feldman, an Innocence Project State Policy Advocate, at the Capitol to urge the passage of SB 487, legislation to improve access…