First Black woman appointed to US Immigration Court

Many Black leaders defied the odds and paved the way for future generations. FOX 26 anchor Denise Middleton spoke to Judge Clarease Yates who became the first Black woman appointed to the US Immigration Court.

Houston fourth grader brings MLK Jr. story to life

Black History Month is often confined to books and chapters sitting on shelves at the library. FOX 26 anchor Anthony Antoine spoke to Montoia Murray, a little girl in Third Ward who brought the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream, to life.

29 Days of Texas Black History: Day 13- Who is Usher Raymond IV

Usher Raymond IV, also known as Usher, the man who can make us dance, swoon, and question our own dance moves, was born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, proving that even the Lone Star State couldn't resist producing a global music sensation.

Black History Month: Dancer Lauren Anderson

In honor of Black History Month, we shine a spotlight on Lauren Anderson, a trailblazer who made history in the ballet world. In 1990, Anderson etched her name in the annals of dance history as the first African American principal dancer of a major troupe, the Houston Ballet

29 Days of Texas Black History: Day 3- Who is Phylicia Rashad?

The remarkable contributions of Phylicia Rashad have rippled across entertainment and advocacy, leaving a profound imprint on African American history. Originally from Houston, Texas, Rashad has expanded beyond the limits of her hometown, becoming a multi-talented actress, director, producer and former Dean of Howard University's Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.

The Defender Network Top 3 Takeaways

FOX 26 is partnering with the Defender Network, which has been delivering news and information to the Black community in our area for more than 90 years.

29 Days of Texas Black History: Day 2- Who is Opal Lee? The Grandmother of Juneteenth

Opal Lee, also known as "Grandma Opal," is a noted activist and advocate for the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Born in Marshall, Texas, in 1926, Lee has spent decades tirelessly advocating for the recognition of one of the most significant events in American history - the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

FOX 26 Spotlights E.O. Smith: celebrating Black History Month

As part of its Black History Month celebration, FOX 26 is shining a spotlight on the remarkable contributions of local African Americans to the city. E.O. Smith, a pivotal figure, laid the foundation for several educational organizations that continue to make strides today. In 1904, at the age of 24, Smith assumed the role of principal at Wheatley High,