Texans are witnessing one of the most extreme, authoritarian and discriminatory legislative sessions in years. Bills moving through the Legislature would make Texas law dramatically more anti-immigrant; radically reduce the power of local governments, courts and prosecutors; diminish, criminalize and encourage interference with voting rights; and even impose extreme authoritarian views about what can be […]
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Growing Houston Innovation Hub Announces New Workforce Partnership
Houston’s The Ion announced this week that it will partner with New York-based Per Scholas as its new workforce development partner. The partnership is part of the Ion District’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) that was approved by Houston City Council in late 2021. The $15.3 million agreement aimed to ensure that the 12-block innovation hub developed by […]
Ep. 151 – Houston Area Urban League | Imagine Excellence Inc.
Judson Robinson, CEO of the Houston Area Urban League, talks to KG Smooth about the Texas Education Agency taking over Houston Independent School District. We also talk about the state of education and what really needs to be done. Click here to listen to the full interview.
A Conversation About Covid: Hosted by Larry Jones and The Houston Area Urban League
Did you know our friends at Houston Area Urban League have vaccinated over 5,000 people in the Houston area since the pandemic. We are here to talk to a few of our friends at the Urban League to talk to us about their continued efforts as well as their goals for 2023. Click here to […]
PNC to Bring Mobile Branch Bank to Houston’s Avenue Center
PNC is bringing a mobile bank branch to Houston’s Avenue Center in the Near Northside neighborhood later this month. The 30-foot long branch on wheels will offer most of the features and services of a traditional brick-and-mortar branch, as well as educational seminars on homebuying, money management, and other topics. It officially opens March 31. […]
Greater Houston Coalition for Justice files lawsuit against TEA, Gov. Abbott
Leaders from the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice said at a Thursday press conference that they are filing a lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency over their decision to seize control of the Houston Independent School District.
National Urban League, Wells Fargo Confront Black Housing Challenges With ‘Home Appraisal Initiative’
According to a recent report on housing by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the gap between Black and white homeownership is widening. However, NAREB’s 2022 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report offers solutions, including one being enacted by a collaboration between the National Urban League (NUL) and Wells Fargo. Click […]
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Leads Challenge Against New Texas Voter Suppression Law
Hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the controversial S.B. 1 into law on Tuesday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed suit. Joined by the law firm of Reed Smith LLP and The Arc, the organizations filled in the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division challenging 10 provisions of the newly signed Texas law. […]