For more than a decade, she's been on the frontline of Houston's efforts to end sex trafficking. She overcame addiction and sexual abuse and went on to operate her own non-profit to rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking and prostitution. Now she's doing that same work with the Precinct 1 Constable's Office, and she's celebrating 16 years of sobriety. Kathyn Griffin-Griñan speaks about how she's helping others.
University of Houston Downtown offers free tuition to low-income freshmen
Free college tuition is being offered right here in the city of Houston. With tuition and student debt climbing, many states are offering programs that support students from middle class families who can't afford college.
While there is no such program in Texas, the University of Houston Downtown has a Gator Pledge. It covers tuition and fees for students whose families earn $50,000 or less.
"Getting the pledge really gave me the privelege in my last semester to sit back and think, 'What do I want to do after I graduate?' and I don't think many people get that luxury," says Jerri Jones, a UHD graduate and Gator Pledge recipient.Read the full article
Facebook halts ad targeting after settling $5 million lawsuit
Facebook now overhauls how it targets housing, employment and credit ads after settling a lawsuit.
The social media giant is paying out $5 million over complaints it is targeting technology-allowed advertisers to exclude minorities, women and older workers from offers on housing, employment and credit offers.
Facebook says it will no longer allow those kinds of ads to target people by age, gender, or zip code.Read the full article
Wendy Williams makes revelation of living in ‘sober house'
Talk show host Wendy Williams made a shocking, or maybe not so shocking admission on Tuesday in front of her audience.
Williams said she struggled with cocaine abuse in the past, and now returns to a sober facility after work and personal activities each day.
Recently, she took a two-month break from her show, which she previously said was to treat her graves' disease.Read the full article