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…

“Campus Carry” & “Open Carry” Bills

AUSTIN – Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs, released the following statement today regarding the Committee’s hearing on SB 11 and SB 17, the so-called “campus carry” and “open carry” bills: “There are an endless number of more pressing challenges facing this legislature, from investing in and improving…

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…

HPD and Houstonians Discuss Body Cameras, Police Brutality, and Other Hot Button Issues

HPD’s Third Annual Citywide Town Hall Meeting Recently, the Houston Police Department hosted its Third Annual Townhall Meeting. Chief Charles McClelland and District Attorney Devon Anderson were present to talk about issues such as overcrowded prisons, police body cameras, and grand jury selections. Krishunda Goodman, the host of KTSU’s A Closer Look served as the…

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at USDA Announces Funding for Land-Grant Universities

By: Erica Ponder PRAIRIE VIEW – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr., made an announcement at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) that on behalf of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) 1890 Institution Research, Extension, and Teaching Capacity Building Grants Program, over $18…