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Live on Juneteenth from Houston’s Newly Renovated Emancipation Park

Posted on · (Above: Newly renovated Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward. (Photo Courtesy Perkins+Will/Mark Herboth Photography) Today marks Juneteenth — the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to announce the end of slavery in the United States. Since 1872, Juneteenth celebrations in Houston were held at Emancipation Park in the Third Ward — with the exception of […]

Arts & Culture

LGBTQ Friendly Home For Seniors Coming To Houston

Posted on · A nearly $24 million construction project is in the works to develop what is believed to be the first-ever LGBTQ senior housing facility in Houston -- and the second largest in the country.

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Rodney Crowell Explores His Houston Roots in ‘Close Ties’

Posted on · Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and far east-side neighborhoods, as told in his 2011 memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. He played in garage bands and his father’s honky-tonk band before moving to Nashville in 1972 to pursue a career in music. After quite an illustrious career writing and producing hit singles […]

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Only African American-Owned Bank in Texas Sees Jump in Business in the Months Following Police Shootings

Posted on · Black-owned banks have been in the news this year. It started when a rapper who goes by the name “Killer Mike” called on people to open accounts at a bank in Atlanta after police shootings of African-American men. There is only one black-owned bank in Texas, and it’s Unity National Bank in Houston’s Third Ward. CEO […]

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Big 12 Dreams and Houston’s Changing Neighborhoods: Thursday’s Show (October 13, 2016)

Posted on · The conference structure in NCAA Division I college athletics can be dizzying to try to understand. There are a couple tiers of major conferences. The top tier are the Power 5 conferences. They get more media attention, and more acclaim — and the revenue that comes with it all. Universities want to be part of a […]

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Significance of Emancipation Park Underscored by Juneteenth

Posted on · This Sunday (June 19, 2016) marks Juneteenth. It’s the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to announce the end of slavery in the United States. Starting in 1872, Juneteenth celebrations were held at Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward. This is only the second year since then that Juneteenth will not be held at the park. […]