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By KTSU2 News Service Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected President and Vice President of the U.S., media organizations reported on Saturday. CNN’s Wolfe Blizter called Biden’s win a “historic moment” in this election.  He said they made the call because Biden had enough votes to win the state of Pennsylvania. Winning Pennsylvania […]

By KTSU2News Service Texas Southern University alumna Teneshia Hudspeth has been elected to the Harris County Clerk’s position. Hudspeth, who has worked in county government for 15 years, was the first African American female chief deputy in that office. Hudspeth, who started in the clerk’s office as an administrative assistant, was running against her former […]

By Lydia Dillard and LaTresha Carter Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins and voters won big on Sunday, as the Texas Supreme Court rejected for the second time Texas Republican efforts to have 127,000 drive-thru votes thrown out. “Those folks will stop at nothing to make sure that the right to vote in this country is […]

   By Janaya Britton My name is Janaya–with a Southern “juh-” , a charismatic “-nye” and a peaceful “-yuh” . My name emerged from my grandmother’s dream of a young Black girl preaching whose name was either Janai or Janaya. The origin is Hebrew and it means “God has answered” or “God’s gracious gift”. This […]

Are we not the same? You and I? We seem to share the same flesh, but the only thing that separates us is the color of our skin that sits in between our eyes.

By Sujata Gupta COVID-19 was called the great equalizer. Nobody was immune; anybody could succumb. But the virus’ spread across the United States is exposing racial fault lines, with early data showing that African-Americans are more likely to die from the disease than white Americans. The data are still piecemeal, with only some states and […]

Photo via Forward Times By: Isaiah Robinson HOUSTON—As she walked on stage, her mocha smooth skin began to illuminate off the stage lighting, the audience instantly gazed at her. The radiation of her light was as of a single lit candle in a dark room.  As she began to perform, she commanded and hunted the […]

Like any music, jazz has its revolutions; its sudden incidents in infrastructure; its disruptive presences of unprecedented sound. Mostly it’s slower than that, though, with years and generations of accretions before it seems to call for new vocabulary. That’s one way to look at Winter Rockfest, whose latest incarnation occupied a dozen or so venues […]