The Egalitarian

The silver linings of the pandemic

Taliah Richards

July 7, 2020

Like many other people, I've done my share of complaining these past several months. I’ve whined about being stuck inside for my birthday, a missed vacation, not being able to do the things I would normally do, and much more. Although we’re all going through tough times, try to look for the positives...

Manage your mental health during pandemic and protests

Taliah Richards

June 15, 2020

Although we’re not even halfway through it, this year has been a tough one. First, there’s the global pandemic, with more than 100,000 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, school cancellations and skyrocketing unemployment. Then, in the midst of all that, George Floyd,...

HCC Hosts Juneteenth Event Series: “Free to Be. Free to Breathe.”

Taliah Richards

June 14, 2020

As we approach Juneteenth, the day that is commemorated as the end of slavery, people around the country are protesting inequality and police brutality against black Americans. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have sparked much-needed dialogue about what it means to be black i...

“Powerlessness, Protests, & Pandemic”

Julia Montanez

June 12, 2020

As an Afro Latina-American, living and working overseas during a pandemic turned worldwide racial equality protest, much of my reality has been divided. I work for an organization that works for the military and I love my job! I help service members handle the hardships of being deployed by boosting th...

Fire explosion in Los Angeles injures 11 firefighters

Firefighters respond to an explosion in downtown Los Angeles that has injured multiple firefighters and caused a fire that spread to several buildings, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

May 17, 2020

LOS ANGELES — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside the building after an initial report of a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion" shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m.,...

Don’t be discouraged by life’s current decisions.

Liviala Lee, Writer

May 13, 2020

For me Covid-19 happened in the blink of an eye.  In February 2020 I took a vacation to Jamaica to visit my family and daughter living on the island.  By the time I came back to United States everything went downhill.  A was a full-time student of the Houston Community College and working full-time...

FREE COVID-19 Testing at HCC Southeast! Stop by Today!

Via Twitter @WeAreHCCS

Mario Castaneda, Writer

May 9, 2020

HCC Southeast campus has introduced a Free Drive-thru and Walk-up Coronavirus testing site available to all residents, No symptoms have to be detected nor any appointment needed! The Site is located at 6815 Rustic St. will be open From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until capacity is reached so it would be mindful...

Barbershops, salon to reopen Friday, gyms scheduled for May 18

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to reopen the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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Mario Castaneda, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Today during Gov. Greg Abott's Covid-19 briefing in Austin, Abbott said hair salons and barbershops which remained closed since the first phase of reopening Texas can now welcome back customers on Friday with limits while gyms can open on May 18,  for all you gym rats and those who have a full head...

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement for Class of 2020

This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special...

Texas retail stores, restaurants and malls to open Friday, with new rules

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stated that he is unwilling to consider the expansion of Medicaid. Photo from Jan. 8.
(Jay Janner /Austin American-Statesman via AP / Statesman.com)

Mario Castaneda, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas will allow some businesses — like retail stores, restaurants and malls — to open as early as Friday May 1st, with new rules outlined by the governor's taskforce. Retailers and Malls Malls and retailers across Texas can reopen but must keep capacity lim...

No new virus deaths on back-to-back days in Houston

Jamarcus Alix, Egalitarian

April 21, 2020

Updated 2 hours ago No new deaths reported in city of Houston on Tuesday HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Offering optimistic news, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported no new COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day, which he says is the first time...

Quarantine and Read

April 5, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined 1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. "The Sinner" by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. "Little Blue Truck's Springtime" by A...

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