Ribbon Cutting and Open House for Grand Opening of Texas Ford Aquatics Pool Facility


A ribbon cutting ceremony for Texas Ford Aquatics, formerly Frisco Aquatics, is scheduled for Friday, Oct 24 at 11:30am.  The ceremony will include a light lunch for attendees and a guided tour of the aquatic facility, located at 8353 Legacy Drive, near Frisco Fire Station #4. In addition, Texas Ford Aquatics (TFA) invites the public [...]

SNL adds second African American female to cast


“Saturday Night Live” has found a new cast member in its writing staff. Leslie Jones, who has been a writer for the show since early this year, is joining the cast, a rep for the show confirmed on Monday. She’ll begin in this role starting with this week’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode. The comedian was a [...]

43 people finish 21 day monitoring for Ebola following contact with Thomas Eric Duncan


Today Texas state health officials announced that 43 people who had contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, are now cleared from twice-daily monitoring after reaching the 21-day incubation period. No one in the group, which includes health care workers, household contacts and community members has any Ebola symptoms. Health care officials say [...]

President of Houston Hospital and son found guilty of over $158 in medicare fraud

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A federal jury in Houston convicted the president of Riverside General Hospital (Riverside), his son, and two others for their participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment.  Ten defendants have now been convicted in connection with the Riverside fraud scheme. “The former president of Riverside hospital, his [...]

Is the NFL poised to reinstate Ray Rice within the month?

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back and NFL posterboy for domestic violence Ray Rice remains on indefinite suspension after TMZ broke the video of Rice knocking his now-wife, Janay, unconscious in a casino elevator, but according to sources he could be reinstated within the next four weeks. Read more of John “Hennry” Harris’ report here. Given the fact people have never forgiven Michael [...]

Freedom Sunday: The Role of the African American Faith Community


By La Royce Jones This summer of 2014, we’ve commemorated the historical movement known as Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project. Although, Black men gained the right to vote in 1870, their right to utilize their voice was often stripped from them by the oppressor. Rarely, were they allowed the opportunity to fairly register [...]

CDC confirm telling ebola patient it was OK to fly on Monday


A Dallas nurse who took a commercial flight from Cleveland hours before reporting symptoms of Ebola says that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention told her it was okay to fly. Amber Vinson helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died in Dallas of the Ebola virus earlier this month. On Wednesday, the [...]

Rep. Veasey Experiences a Workday with No Sight

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) wears a blindfold while participating in blind-sensitivity training led by employees of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth)

To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month and International White Cane Day on Oct. 15, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, took on a new challenge as part of his “Marc Means Business Initiative,” as he worked alongside the blind and visually impaired at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Fort Worth. The non-profit organization, located in [...]

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