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Space Shuttle at NASA Johnson Space Center

Space Shuttle at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston

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Cultural Sites
With a larger building for the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, the stories of 19th and early 20th Century African-American soldiers can finally be presented in all their complexity, grandeur and glory … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Houston has a dazzling array of Soul Food, Creole, Barbecue restaurants and choice nightclubs to dance, socialize, listen to Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Soul and Pop Music. We suggest the following … More

History
After the Civil War, Juneteenth started in nearby Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865. Afterwards, African-Americans from other southern cities migrated to Houston to find work as cattle hands and later, in the oil industry … More

Historic Sites
Freedmenstown is the oldest historically black district in Houston. Jack Yates House, featured in a downtown historic park, is originally from Freedmenstown … More

General Attractions
As a wealthy and large metro area, Houston has amassed a concentration of general attractions in Downtown, including favorites such as Bayou Place, Old Market Square District, but also … More

Family Attractions
Discovery Green, NASA Space Center, Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science and Six Flags Splashtown are the headliners, with Galveston just a short drive away … More

The Arts
With so many oil millionaires in these parts, one should not be surprised to see well-endowed museums like Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel … More

Dowling Street
Located in one of Houston’s historically black neighborhoods, Dowling Street is always worth a visit to connect with our heritage. It is still the hub of the Third Ward … More

Civil Rights Movement – Houston
While much of the south was in turmoil during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s, Houston headed for a more peaceful, low profile end to Jim Crow segregation … More

Places of Worship
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel AME Church, Shrine of The Black Madonna, St. John Missionary Baptist Church and many more … More

Texas Barbecue & Soul Food
Texas Barbecue is known for its pit-cooked beef preparations, gargantuan portions that can be ordered by the pound and its tangy mesquite-flavored barbecue sauce that tickles your tongue … More

Blues & Soul Music
In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Wards, Frenchtown, Sunnyside and Double Bayou, the black community ushered in a vibrant slice of the Blues that sprang up after World War II … More

Shops & Galleries
Some of our favs have changed quite a bit over the the last 5 to 8 years. Fortunately, a cherished few shops & galleries made it through the Great Recession. Lets hope they came out stronger … More

Spas & Inns
Black spas and inns in the Energy City are rebounding from the Great Recession. You’ll be pleased with the new offerings … More

Galveston Attractions
At 45 miles southeast on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is at once close and a world apart. Enjoy the beach, run or bike on the Historic Seawall, take carriage ride to view renovated Victorian mansions … More

Juneteenth Intertwined With Galveston History
On 19 June 1865, nearly two years and a half years after it was enacted, the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Galveston, reportedly the last place in the South to officially hear of Slavery’s end … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Population for Houston Metro Area is racing towards 7 million by next decade. It seems that America can’t get enough of the Energy City and its famous natives … More

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