To vote in Texas for the following elections be sure to register by the deadlines listed below.
- November 8, 2016 – Uniform Election Date: The deadline to register is
October 11, 2016.
The Factor recently went on a business trip to New York City.
I had a chance to visit some landmarks from Chinatown to Harlem.
I also made stops by Rockefeller Center and Manhattan where I stayed.
I also had a chance to visit with friends Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins and PBS reporter Duarte Geraldino.
Here are the photos I captured in the Big Apple!
Press Release: On October 3rd, 2016 at approximately 8:34 P.M. the Livingston Police Department received a complaint from a local Livingston Independent School District Student that a terroristic threat had been made against the school on a social media site. The individual making the threat had identified himself as “Larry Brown” on his Facebook page. The Livingston Police Department immediately opened a investigation into the threats and began working with the social media site and LISD administration to identify the subject and validity of the threat. The investigation continued into the night and at 12:57 A.M. Officers with the Livingston Police Department took a 14 year old juvenile into custody for Terroristic Threat which is a third degree felony. The Livingston Police Department considers any threats of this nature a very high priority and will aggressively pursue the investigation to insure the safety of the faculty and students of LISD.
This month, across the world, from New York to New Zealand, thousands of schools, communities, organizations, and individuals will come together to release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at raising awareness for bullying prevention. Nearly a decade old, Bullying Prevention Awareness month was initiated byPACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in October 2006. Since it began, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being recognized by schools and communities throughout the world. PACER recognized that students, parents, and people around the world need to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying.
Fox 26 Emmy Award Winning Special on Diversity and Bullying in the Classroom:
It was last month when VLive Houston was sued by the Harris County Attorney for being a public nuisance.
Now the county attorney has added another complaint to the list of allegations against the very popular self described bikini bar on Richmond Avenue.
County officials say V-Live has claimed they provide security by the Houston Police department and they say that’s simply not true.
The popular Houston nightspot was sued for being a business that puts the public safety in jeopardy.
There’s been no official response from the nightclub but those who work at VLive say HPD is on site if they’re called!
New Complaint Filed:
We have added this claim to the V-Live suit.
17. V Live falsely represents that the Houston Police Department provides security at
the club. They advertise a picture of the HPD insignia with a statement claiming “security strictly
enforced HPD on site…” when in fact HPD does not provide security at V Live. Officers with the
Houston Police Department are prohibited from working at V Live due to the nature of this after-
hours, unlicensed business. This false advertising places the public at harm and is misleading and
First Assistant County Attorney
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan
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– Diallo’s, a Houston-area nightclub and party venue, violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it forced an employee to provide medical documentation to prove that she was not HIV-positive, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. When the employee failed to provide the documentation, she was unlawfully fired, EEOC said.
The lawsuit charges that Diallo’s owner/manager approached the employee and informed her that the owner/manager had heard from an unidentified third party that the employee was HIV-positive, which the owner/manager simply surmised to be hazardous to the company’s business. The owner/manager then demanded, on two separate occasions, that the employee provide documentation to show that she was not, in fact, HIV-positive, and informed the employee that if she could not provide such documentation, she would be terminated. The employee did not provide such documentation and was fired.
EEOC charges that Diallo’s violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by making an impermissible disability-related inquiry that was unrelated to the employee’s job requirements or any business necessity, and by firing her because of her disability when she failed to provide medical documentation. EEOC filed suit against Diallo’s Entertainment, Inc. dba Diallo’s of Houston (Civil Action No. 4:16-cv-02909) in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, after first attempting to reach a voluntary prelitigation settlement through its conciliation process. EEOC seeks an injunction, back pay with pre-judgment interest, reinstatement (or, in the alternative, front pay), compensatory damages and punitive damages, in amounts to be determined at trial.
“It is starkly unfair as well as unlawful to force an employee to prove that she does not have an ailment
because it heard she might have it,” said Rayford O. Irvin, district director of EEOC’s Houston District Office.
“Federal law makes clear the parameters under which an employer may use medical exams, and Diallo’s clearly
Jim Sacher, EEOC’s regional attorney in Houston, explained, “An employer cannot make business
decisions affecting an employee who it heard had a disability such as HIV based on generalized assumptions
and unsupported conclusions about the effects of the possible disability on the workplace. Knee-jerk reactions
to such disabilities – especially if the supposed condition is based on hearsay – are not only outdated, they are
EEOC’s Houston District Office is located on the sixth floor of the Leland Federal Building at 1919
Smith St. in Houston.
EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about EEOC
and the laws it enforces is available on the agency’s website at www.eeoc.gov.
Houston…The American Cowboy Museum will host the 6th Annual Grand Market Place and Farmer’s Market fundraiser on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the historic Taylor-Stevenson Ranch – 11822 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX. The event will feature C/W & Zydeco music, along with D.J.’s Chris Tucker & Sweet Gee, a petting zoo, pony rides, and face painting. In addition, a variety of delicious food and beverages will be offered by local vendors including turkey legs, fried fish, barbecue, hot dogs, snow cones, and much more. There will be plenty of hand made crafts, jewelry, visual art and books.
Founded by Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr., The American Cowboy Museum’s mission is to preserve the western heritage of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and women through education, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. The American Cowboy Museum showcases an extensive collection of the150 year old Taylor-Stevenson Ranch Area’s historical letters, personal artifacts, newspapers, legal documents, clothing, photographs, and oral histories, along with the Black Cowboy’s experience and history throughout Texas and the American West.
The American Cowboy Museum is also part of a fully functioning, working ranch that showcases ranch equipment, such as tractors, plows, cultivators and planters. The interactive exhibit, which has welcomed visitors from all over Houston, brings to life the 150-year history of farming, ranching and the western way of life.
For more information regarding vending opportunities contact ACM at 713 478-9677 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the ACM at