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39 Foods That Contain Almost Zero Calories

Calories provide the energy that your body uses during rest, physical activity and digestion.<p>While there is no evidence to support that …

Nutrition

Second Ward pool bar and Astrodome renovation lead top stories

Editor's note: It's time to recap the top stories on CultureMap from this past week. 1\. Exciting new pool bar set to make a splash in Houston's …

Full Show: The Story Of Black Colleges And Universities, And Anthony Graves Tells His Story (Feb. 19, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Starting tomorrow (Feb. 20), Texans can begin casting ballots in the 2018 primary election. Early voting runs through …

HBCUs

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

The FBI's Forgotten War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.<p>In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, …

The 10 Best Bars in Downtown Houston

Downtown Houston is a great place to visit after hours, when historic buildings come alive with fun music, delicious food and well-crafted cocktails. …

Pool Table

African American Women Writers

African American women writers have helped bring the black woman's experience to life for millions of readers. They've written of what it was like to …

How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby

None will be African-American. That's been the norm for quite a while. When Marlon St. Julien rode the Derby in 2000, he became the first black man to get a mount since 1921.<p>It wasn't always this way. The Kentucky Derby, in fact, is closely intertwined with black Americans' struggles for equality, …

Little Known Black History Fact: Lisa Blunt Rochester

<b>Lisa Blunt Rochester</b> made history earlier this year when she was sworn in as the Delaware state representative for the U.S. Congress in January. Ms. …

The ‘Colored Girls Museum’ Celebrates the Experience and Herstory of Colored Girls

Credit: Colored Girls MuseumVashti Dubois is making #herstory with her <b>Colored Girls Museum —</b> located in her home in Germantown, Philadelphia. Curated …

10 Experts Pick U.S. Historic Places That Are Actually Worth Visiting

<i>As the summer vacation season begins, TIME History asked prominent experts in American history to recommend a historic place to visit, and compiled</i> …

A 21-Year-Old Photographer Brings 70s Black Power to Modern Times

Micaiah Carter's photos empower a new generation of black thought leaders.<p>Black youth culture influences every aspect of today's popular culture from slang, viral dances, internet challenges and highly stylized streetwear, but we don't usually get to see the actual youth creating the phenomenons. …

See a show on the site of America’s first black-owned theater in Bronzeville

Opened in 1904 by professional gambler Robert Motts, Bronzeville’s Pekin Theater was said to be the first black-owned and operated theater in the …

Top 10 Black Slaveowners

The US has a long and gruesome history of slavery that has affected almost every part of its culture. Children in school learn the harsh …

Black Consumers & Black Owned Supermarkets in 2017.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>3</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Why do we have Food Deserts? One reason is that we have deserted our own stores. Instead of taking care …

Michelle Obama

Houston’s Best Outdoor Dining Destinations

Everyone knows that this wonderful city offers unlimited sunshine and heat. But when the weather is just right, Houstonians will furiously scramble to occupy every breezy, umbrella covered patio and shady green garden in sight.<p>As such, we’ve compiled this guide to the city’s most coveted outdoor …

Here are 18 totally free things to do in Houston this summer

If you know where to look, you can find some pretty amazing things to do for free in Houston. Any day of the week you can watch the bat colony …

9 best new happy hour deals in Houston let you drink and eat well on the cheap

There's no better time than the present to sneak out early for happy hour. And while there’s no shortage of killer happy hours in H-Town, we could …

Iconic fried chicken restaurant plans move as historic church expands

One of Houston's favorite places for fried chicken will be relocating in 2018. Frenchy's Chicken and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church have announced …

21 exciting bars and restaurants coming to Houston this summer

The last six months have been an incredibly dynamic time for Houston restaurants. Simple consider that three of the city's James Beard Award winners …

Vital Houston nonprofit receives $100,000 donation and recognition from Reliant

A group of Reliant employees huddle quietly (but excitedly) outside a coffee shop in The Heights, with balloons that spell “1-0-0-K” in hot pink. …

Houston's Jazz Church Searches for a Home: Is the City's Hidden Music Legacy in Danger of Being Lost?

It’s a dark and cold evening, but a group of true believers has gathered for a higher purpose. A diverse crowd of 20 clusters in a simple shotgun …

Music

New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal

New Orleans is severing its ties to the racist Confederate history that lingers in the city by removing several Confederate statues. Early Monday …

Black Women and the Politics of Respectability: An Introduction

<b>by Ralina L. Joseph & Jane Rhodes</b><p>In the Spring of 2014 the two of us, former dissertation advisor and advisee, along with our colleagues Robin Means …

Black History

This Black Woman Produced A Film That Is Nominated For Six Oscars

World, meet Kimberly Steward.<p>Producer Kimberly Steward was among the several black stars who celebrated earning an Oscar nomination on Tuesday.<p>Steward, who was a producer for the film “Manchester By The Sea,” is only the second black woman producer to have her film be nominated for an Academy Award …

Jessica Williams’ Sundance Women’s March Speech Is a Must-Read

Jessica Williams is anything but average. And her mother made her realize that a long time ago after she stopped doing homework for school and …

Valedictorian is proof of how TSU program provides second chance to succeed

Ren Moore was a bright but frustrated kid growing up in Houston's Studewood neighborhood in the 1980s amid the crack cocaine epidemic pounding urban …

Former McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Launches A New VC Firm

Don Thompson, who retired as CEO of McDonald’s in March 2015, has returned to the food and beverage arena with a new venture capitalist firm and …

A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn't Just About History

First, it beat <i>Star Wars: Rogue One. N</i>ow, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, <i>Hidden Figures—</i>the true story of three black female …

Regina King secures production development deal with ABC

Regina King, along with her production company Royal Ties, has just signed a two-year deal with ABC Studios.<p>Under the deal, King will work to …