5th Ward residents rejoice over county, city plans to sue Union Pacific
Tuesday’s announcement that both Harris County and the city of Houston each plan to pursue legal action against Union Pacific Railroad over long-standing contamination in Houston’s Fifth Ward was welcome news among residents who have long fought for accountability.
Netflix Star In-Studio
Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re joined live in-studio with the newest Netflix star to come out of Houston. Diamond Lyons is a teen actor, known for The Upshaws (2021) and 5th Ward (2018). What was it like growing up in Houston? How is his life now in California? We’ll find out Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
Did they go too far? Questions arise after popular figure in hip hop community fatally shot by bounty hunters in Fifth Ward
The death of a man who was shot and killed by bounty hunters Wednesday night is raising questions on the rules that apply when it comes to what those - who are not the typical law enforcement officers - can and can’t do while trying to apprehend a suspect.
Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward, proposes a reparations fund during a City Council meeting in Evanston, lll. The City Council on Monday voted 8-1 to begin making good on its pledge to distribute $10 million over the next 10 years with the distribution of $400,000 to eligible Black households. "It’s going to be many programs and initiatives, and more funding.”AdThe City Council acted after dozens of citizens addressed the body and the plan received some pushback from several. Alderman Cicely Fleming, the lone vote against the plan, said she supports reparations, but what the City Council was debating is a housing plan that is being called reparations. President Joe Biden has even expressed support for creating a federal commission to study Black reparations, a proposal that’s languished for decades in Congress.
Police searching for gunman who killed well-known store clerk in Fifth Ward
HOUSTON – Several members of the Fifth Ward community gathered to seek the public’s help finding the killer of a well-liked store clerk. It’s not safe for you in Fifth Ward. The image was captured by cameras at the A-to-Z Food Mart. The image was captured by cameras at the A-to-Z Food Mart. (KPRC)A shrine was set-up in front of the A-to-Z Food Mart to keep Lawrence’s memory alive and serve as a reminder a killer is on the loose.
Get the 411 about ‘5th Ward: The Series,’ a drama set and filmed in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Get the 411 about ‘5th Ward: The Series,’ a drama set and filmed in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: September 30, 2020, 3:51 pmThe Urban Movie Channel's "5th Ward: The Series" is a show based on fictional characters living in Houston’s Fifth Ward -- which is one of the city's 6 historic wards. Greg Carter -- who created, wrote and produced the show -- and veteran actor Reginald T. Dorsey, shared details about this production that just wrapped its second season and was filmed in Houston.