Articles by: Aswad Walker

Books Between Kids Changes Educational Futures One Book at a Time

By Aswad Walker Books Between Kids, a non-profit organization founded in 2012 to serve Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries, recently gave away their millionth book to at HISD student at Piney Point Elementary School. Since 2013, Books Between Kids has been providing gently […]

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Dear White People, the Series

By Aswad Walker The 2014 sleeper hit Dear White People has given birth to a spin-off of sorts on Netflix. Both the original movie and the current Netflix comedy series are the creations of Houston native Justin Simien. Though Simien was not able to secure the entire cast from the […]

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More and More, Black Artists Investing in Black Community

By Aswad Walker   Amid very little fanfare, Beyoncé marked the anniversary of her iconic “Lemonade” album with news that she will be funding scholarships for Black women to attend selected colleges and universities. The announcement of her Formation Scholarship Award came in late April. Four Black women will receive […]

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