New Orleans took out an ad in a Houston newspaper to share a powerful message of hope.

September 18, 2017

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, people around the country joined forces to help the relief efforts, with the city of Houston taking on a big role. The Texas city, just a few hundred miles down Interstate 10, stepped up and provided support for New Orleans evacuees. Houston’s Astrodome was repurposed into a shelter, area school districts adapted to meet new demand, and both local celebrities and everyday…


Houston’s mayor sent a blunt message of support to undocumented immigrants fleeing Harvey.

September 9, 2017

A truck driver estimates the depth of the water surrounding him near an abandoned truck. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images. With President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown looming and Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects still unaccounted for, many undocumented Houstonians were left to wonder if it was safe to leave their homes and seek help during the storm. But Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is also a lawyer, is standing up for…


Romney’s response to Trump’s white supremacist comments is essential reading.

August 26, 2017

Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump have always had a somewhat peculiar relationship. When Romney ran for president in 2012, Trump alternated between insulting the former Massachusetts governor and ultimately offering his endorsement. Similarly, when Trump campaigned in 2016, Romney slammed Trump’s policies and unwillingness to release his tax returns, but cozied up to him after the election. “Frenemies” is probably the most accurate way to describe their relationship. Trump…


Michelle Obama opened up about the racism she endured as first lady. It’s heartbreaking.

August 25, 2017

Photo by Kevin Dietsch – Pool/Getty Images. History will remember Michelle Obama as a bold, resilient, and glass-ceiling-shattering pioneer in the White House. But behind closed doors, Obama silently wrestled with painful, unique hurdles literally no one else on Earth has experienced: being a black first lady of America. During a candid discussion at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s (WFCO) 30th anniversary fundraiser on July 25, Obama opened up about…