Texas Round-Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

AUSTIN – The University of Texas at Austin will offer the course, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” to undergraduate students next spring. The course will examine Black feminism topics such as “violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression.” The school also offers other race, gender, and sexuality theory courses and student resources such…

14th Annual Conference Featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum

DALLAS – Representatives from Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (Greater Dallas) recently provided valuable information to small business owners at the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce 14th Annual Conference featuring a Governor’s Small Business Forum. Greater Dallas and TWC representatives provided information designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on…

Yates Alumni & Third Ward Rise To Fight Jack Yates with City Wide Support

By Jesse Muhammad, Contributing Writer Jack Yates High School, residents of Third Ward and concerned citizens from throughout the city let their voices be heard during a protest outside the campus despite the rain. They were protesting preliminary plans for a new multi-million dollar Jack Yates building and what they call the district’s failure to…

Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ Around Texas?

BEAUMONT – In the continued efforts to fine tune and upgrade the operations of Beaumont ISD, Superintendent Vernon Butler has altered the organizational structure in the direction of management efficiency and maximizing human talent. Dr. Dwaine Augustine, the current Chief of Academics for the Beaumont Independent School District will move to the position of Assistant…