THE NEW BLACK HERITAGE VISITORS GUIDE! 

Just in time for Black History month Houston City Councilman Michael Kubosh is releasing a guide to Black Houston. 

The Black Heritage Visitors guide will be strategically placed at hotels and businesses to give those who are new to town a complete run-down of  Black Houston. 


The brochure will included historical landmarks and popular Black owned businesses like Frenchy’s Chicken and Just Oxtails. 

Kubash says he took enough money out of his own pocket to create 20,000 pamphlets. 

9 Comments

  1. Danielle jackson February 13, 2017 9:13 pm 

    I would like a pamphlet ..how can i pick one

    • patricia Henderson February 21, 2017 8:26 pm 

      Where can I get some brochures?

  2. Lenora Young February 19, 2017 7:09 am 

    I would like some pamphlets. How can I get some?.

  3. Janice ogunbiyi February 21, 2017 9:57 am 

    I would like some of these payments . How do I get some.

  4. Ja'Milla Kamariah February 23, 2017 5:21 pm 

    This is wonderful! I saw the piece on Councilman Kubosh and teams efforts on creating, producing and distributing this guide and I’m excited! Is there a listing of the places where they are available? Are they in hotels and such exclusively downtown? Thanks!

  5. Dr. Victor Hebert May 8, 2017 9:32 am 

    There is a glaring omission in the Visitor’s guide: Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View is just as much a part of Houston as is Texas Southern University. Black Houston must claim PVAMUas caucasian Houston claims Texas A&M. PVAMU is a must see attraction for any African American who visits our site. Also, Both Texas Southern has attractions that are significant for the cultural life of Black Houston/Galveston/Beaumont/Port Arthur and other surrounding cities. The Charles Gilpin Players Theater group is a major artistic experience at the university, as is the Marching Storm Marching Band. Ditto for Texas Southern University. Three aspects of Black life should be highlighted in any “Black Heritage Visitor’s Guide” produced for Greater Houston: Education, Culture, Religion. Then the other aspects and particulars. WE, Black Houstonians are a very highly educated group of citizens of the city, right? Also, we are very civilized and have a robust Christian/religious community. I applaud the Guide for the portrayal of one of the nation’s finest artists of the 20th century: Dr. John Biggers, a crown jewel in Texas Southern’s history along with Mickey Leland. When I was a student at PVAMU, the school, along with its sister in Greensboro NC, produced more Black engineering graduates annually than all of the PWIs combined in America. Probable still does although both schools minority population is more than equal to their African American population, along with both school’s school of Nursing. My mother was a TSU grad, I a PVAMU grad and I am a natural born Houstonian. Praises to both TSU and PVAMU for Houston. Oh, I forgot to mention that PVAMU has one of the nation’s greatest choirs also under Dr. Jan Taylor. We must build up both schools and force the issue of their importance to us because no one else will. Wither we promote and laud the significance of both schools for Houston or they will fade (with intentionality on the part of some) into obscurity and marginalized into irrelevance. Our call! Thanks for listening.

  6. Dr. Victor Hebert May 8, 2017 9:48 am 

    There is a glaring omission in the Visitor’s guide: Prairie View A&M University. Prairie View is just as much a part of Houston as is Texas Southern University. Black Houston must claim PVAMU. PVAMU is a must see attraction for any African American who visits Houston and gets your guide. Both TSU and PVAMU has many on-campus attractions that are significant for the academic, cultural, and religious life of Black Houston/Galveston/Beaumont/Port Arthur and other surrounding cities such as Conroe, Brookshire, Katy, and Cypress.. The Charles Gilpin Players Theater group and University Choir at PVAMU are a major artistic experience at the university, as is the Marching Storm Marching Band. Ditto for Texas Southern University. Texas Southern’s Choir is legendary here in Houston.
    Three aspects of Black life should be highlighted in any “Black Heritage Visitor’s Guide” produced for Greater Houston: Education, Culture, Religion. Then list the other aspects and particulars. We, Black Houstonians are a very highly educated group of citizens of the city, right? The dates of the establishment of both PVAMU (1876) and TSU (1948) are testament to the fact that Black Houston was highly educated long before the world stopped labeling us as inferior to our lighter skinned counterparts. Also, we are very civilized and have a robust Christian/religious community. I agree tthat the inclusion of Antioch Baptist church (1876) proves that we were readers in general and in particular one of the most difficult to read books on earth, the Bible just a few years afer the publication of the most ignorant book required to be read by our education establishment in the history of mankind, “The Origin of the Species (1859). I applaud the Guide for the portrayal of one of the nation’s finest artists of the 20th century: Dr. John Biggers, a crown jewel in Texas Southern’s and Houston’s Black history along with Mickey Leland. When I was a student at PVAMU, the school, along with its sister in Greensboro NC, produced more Black engineering graduates annually than all of the PWIs combined in America. Probably still does although both schools minority population is more than equal to their African American population, along with both school’s School of Nursing. My mother was a TSU grad, I a PVAMU grad and I am a natural born Houstonian. Praises to both TSU and PVAMU for Houston. We must build up both schools and force the issue of their importance to all Houstonians because no one else will. Either we promote and laud the significance and relevance of both schools for Houston or they will fade (with intentionality on the part of some) into obscurity and marginalized into irrelevance. Our call! Thanks for listening.

  7. Dr. Victor Hebert May 8, 2017 9:51 am 

    There is a glaring omission in the Visitor’s guide: Prairie View A&M University. Otherwise, the brochure is wonderful. PVAMU is as much a part of Houston as TSU. As a matter of fact, it’s School of Nursing and Satellite Campus are physically in Houston. Both PV and TSU are really Houston Schools.

  8. Dr. Victor Hebert May 8, 2017 9:53 am 

    There is a glaring omission in the Black Heritage Visitor’s guide: Prairie View A&M University. Otherwise, the brochure is wonderful.

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