June 19, 2017 marks 152 years since the abolition of slavery in Texas. Juneteenth Independence Day, also known as Freedom Day, is a holiday that celebrates the ending of slavery in Texas and the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the south.
Happy 69th birthday to the “Mother of the African American community,” Phylicia Rashad. Born on June 19, 1948, Phylicia Ayers- Allen transformed herself from a Jack Yates alumna into a well-respected Hollywood actress.
June 16 marks the day a legend and revolutionary in his own right was born. Tupac Shakur was an American rapper and actor. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
With the temperature reaching into the 90s throughout this weekend, the Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies, this also includes making sure caregivers “Look Before They Lock” for children left in vehicles.
President Barack Obama, Carol Denise Richardson, clemency, federal bureau of prisons, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
A rising star of America’s Got Talent has passed away at the age of 29. Dr. Brandon Rogers became famous as the #SingingDoctor after a video of him singing the rendition of Boyz II Men’s “On One Bended Knee” went viral.