More HISD 3rd graders pass STAAR reading

HOUSTON ISD- Seventy percent of Houston Independent School District third-graders passed the 2015 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness reading test — a two-point boost over the previous year. District administrators attributed the bump — slightly higher than the state increase — to the Literacy by 3 initiative, which calls for all students to…

Diabetes: African-Americans Must Take This Health Thief Seriously

Story by: Darwin Campbell,African-American News&Issues HOUSTON-It is one of the most prevalent, yet ignored serious medical conditions facing African-American today. Houston Family Physician Dr. Demetris A. Green has made educating African-Americans about the disease one of his top priorities. “As African-Americans. We must be motivated to get screening done to make sure you are healthy,”…