Archive for August, 2020

NBA Foundation created, pledges $300 million to Black growth

The NBA’s Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association have finalized plans to create the first NBA Foundation that will work to spur economic growth in the Black community, announcing Wednesday that the initial contribution will be $300 million over the next decade. Each team will donate $1 […]

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Possible $250 fines for people not wearing face masks

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Monday that he has directed the Houston Police Department to issue warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state’s mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who are not wearing a mask if they […]

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Election workers needed

HOUSTON – The Harris County Clerk’s Office is looking for election workers to staff more than 800 voting centers that will be open for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Election workers are also needed three weeks prior to the election to work at approximately 100 voting centers during the […]

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More ‘Boss’moves: COVID-19 survivor Slim Thug gets in on PPE game

HOUSTON – He’s a chart-topping rapper, an author providing sound financial advice and is even in the construction industry — now, the “BOSS” Slim Thug is taking a near-tragedy and turning it into a lucrative business. Slim, whose “government name” is Stayve Jerome Thomas, has launched a Personal Protection Equipment […]

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Local boutique owner talks business survival during COVID-19

HOUSTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, forcing small and large businesses to shut down or downsize, business owners are finding new innovative ways to stay afloat. Despite the government issued EIDL Loans and Payroll Protection Grants, businesses are still struggling, and small business owners are left wondering […]

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