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A Little Known Chapter in KKK History

By Sheldon T. Nunn – During the 1970’s, Ron Stallworth has the distinction of being the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department at a time when there were many so-called firsts as a matter of race relations in American society. As a consequence of the times, radical […]

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Celebrates August As Jazz Month in Houston

By Sheldon T. Nunn – In 1970, then Mayor of Houston Louie Welch proclaimed “August as Jazz Month” in the City based on the pioneering efforts of Carl Adams and William “Bubbha” Thomas of the Cultural Uplift Program and Jazz Education, Inc. Two years later, Thomas with assistance from Conrad O. Johnson created the Summer Jazz […]

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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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Board Approves Harris County’s First Public Recovery High School

On April 18, the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Board of Trustees voted 4-0 to approve the budgeting and implementation of Harris County’s first recovery high school, with its focus on substance-use prevention. As reported by Public Education Information Management System data, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) states there […]

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