Mayor Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12, 2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016. Sylvester Turner was born and raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston. His parents moved to Acres Homes in 1954, the year Turner was born. Mayor Turner graduated from the University of Houston […]
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MAYOR RAS J. BARAKA AND NEWARK LGBTQ COMMISSION TO HOLD VIGIL IN HONOR OF ORLANDO MASS SHOOTING VICTIMS TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 13, AT 6 P.M., AT CITY HALL, 920 BROAD STREET
Newark, NJ –- June 13, 2016 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City of Newark’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Commission will hold a vigil in honor of the victims of yesterday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando, tonight, Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m., on the front steps of City Hall, located at […]
Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2016) — The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) joins the nation in mourning yesterday’s tragic mass shooting at the Orlando, Florida Pulse nightclub which claimed at least fifty lives. The tragedy took place during LGBT Pride Month, which commemorates the successes and struggles of LGBT Americans. America’s mayors have been at […]
CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield Introduces Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali WASHINGTON, D.C. – On yesterday, June 7, 2016, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali: “Muhammad Ali, who was referred to as ‘‘The Greatest of All Time,’’ was not […]
U.S. Labor Department announces availability of $80M in grants to provide job, leadership skills among disadvantaged youth
U.S. Labor Department announces availability of $80M in grants to provide job, leadership skills among disadvantaged youth YouthBuild programs help fill educational gaps to drive career success Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $80 million in grant funding to support and expand YouthBuild programs nationwide. For those programs that offer […]