Houston’s own, Ramona Smith, was named the 2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. Smith, outlasted more than 30,000 speakers from around the world over the six-month competition. The annual Toastmaster International Convention is the largest competition of its’ kind. The speech was made in front of a crowd of 2,000 in Chicago. Smith is […]

On this segment of Access Houston KG Smooth welcomes the founders of You Are A Queen and Kings II Kings, Sena Pierre and Kenton Barnes, respectively, along with Ron Jemison Jr. of Franklin Barber & Beauty Institute, to talk about Student Appreciation Day. Theses two non-profits, along with Franklin Barber & Beauty, has teamed up […]

Sign Up For Our Newsletter: Despite the snow in Houston, many school districts are still open this Friday. See which schools are delayed, closed, or running on normal schedules today. Anahuac ISD will open on a two-hour delay. Barbers Hill ISD will delay the start of school on Friday by two hours. Livingston ISD is […]

The lady in charge of the treasury at a high school for a senior party, in Rosemount, Minnesota has admitted to stealing close to $9,000 for personal usage. Jill Lynn Fiedler, 38, is said to have made several transactions that totaled $8,727 in withdrawals in the form of unauthorized checks, debit card transactions or in […]

Yara Shahidi has got her pick of schools to attend this fall! As college acceptance season begins to wind down, many high school seniors are still waiting to find out which school they got into. The Black-ish star, however, doesn’t have to wonder because she got into all the schools she applied for. Yara, who […]


Two Staten Island parents were hit with racism this past week when a chiropractor sent them racist threats. The spine specialist was arrested after sending threatening notes to a Black NYPD officer and a White crossing guard with a Black child. On Monday, the police officer, Ebony Glover, was sent a letter reading, “My next opportunity […]

The South Mountain Elementary School apologized for the assignment and took the drawings down from the school's hallway.

In this day and age with Donald Trump as the leader of the free world, it's not uncommon to be confronted with the topic of race.

Tionna Norris said that her 3-year-old child's teacher claimed that the students were bullying her because of her "stinky" hair—a claim that the school confirmed was not true.

A S.C. school board investigates a teacher accused of throwing a 6-year-old girl's shoes in the trash and making her walk barefoot. The girl's parents want her disciplined.


Well my little girl is all set for her first day in 4th grade!  She was so excited about seeing her friends and meeting her new teachers.  We spent the last two days school shopping because she has outgrown EVERYTHING! She brought her new teachers a few special gifts too.  I hope she keeps that […]