KPRC 2 & Emancipation Park Conservancy host a conversation on social justice, reform, and our community
KPRC 2 partnered with Houston’s Emancipation Park Conservancy for a live webinar on social justice, reform, and our community. It’s one of many events EPC planned to celebrate Juneteenth this month.
2 local artists design mini murals highlighting COVID-19, social justice in Midtown
Midtown Houston has partnered with UP Art Studio to create relevant, unconventional mini murals in the district. HOUSTON – Midtown Houston and UP Art Studio commissioned local artists to create mini murals that focused on the global pandemic and social justice issues. They have more than 300 mini murals currently on display. It also includes representation of children from different backgrounds to capture what a truly inclusive community might look like. “I thought it was important that the artists selected use this opportunity to create work that was relevant and important to them,” said Cynthia Alvarado, Operations Manager at the Midtown Management District.
Houston church’s Black Lives Matter banner targeted for second time
HOUSTON – A Houston church community is praying that thieves and vandals stop making them a target. For the second time in two months, someone has destroyed or stolen a Black Lives Matter banner from the front of Resurrection MCC Church on West 11th Street near the Heights. This isn’t the first time someone tampered with a Black Lives Matter sign at Resurrection MCC. “I cannot believe that I just drove by your church and you have the sign of Black Lives Matter,” the voice said. “It matters enough to our congregation and it matters enough to our world right now to say: Black Lives Matter,” said Threash.
Houston’s Trae Tha Truth bounces from Houston to Louisville fighting social justice, helping those in need
PEARLAND – As floodwaters have finally receded in Pearland after Tropical Storm Beta reared its ugly head, the community is thankful for Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth, who spent days helping flooding victims. Trae The Truth, who’s real name is Frazier Thompson III, is now back in Louisville, Kentucky continuing his mission to help others. He decided to relocate to Louisville months ago. And, when Beta left her mark in Greater Houston, Thompson did not hesitate to return back home. Right after his efforts in Houston, Thompson jumped back on the plane to Kentucky to continue his efforts for justice.
Community groups, college athletes host voter registration drive, march for social justice in Houston
HOUSTON With November right around the corner, several organizations turned a parking lot at Texas Southern University into a voter registration drive-thru on Saturday. The importance of voter registration has been pushed for years. This is the biggest election that we will be a part of, University of Houston student Tyrone Carrier said. At the University of Houston, the students efforts focused on bringing awareness to social justiceThe focus at the University of Houston foIt was a different scene at the University of Houston. Student-athletes registered to vote and then marched around the campus to raise awareness of the injustices happening across the country.
Houston Newsmakers highlights 2 new initiatives to address inequities, inclusion and bias within community
KPRC 2 has launched the Stronger Houston, a series of reports that started this week focusing on how the inequities impact those who live in the Houston area. This week, the focus is on the disparity in the way COVID-19 impacts the communities of Gulfton and Bellaire. Nonprofit organizations around the community are figuring out a way to pivot to operate to continue to make a difference where its most important, said Reliant President Elizabeth Killinger. Symphony CEO John Mangum says while its not quite like being in Jones Hall the live stream production brings you right into the action. Jones Hall, Home of the Houston Symphony (Houston Symphony)
Reaction to "Mothers of the Movement" and social justice at DNC
The "Mothers of the Movement" made a call for unity and emotional appeal on stage at the DNC Tuesday night. Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, joined CBSN's panel to discuss their words and Clinton's stance on social justice.cbsnews.com