Hurricane Harvey

From mixtapes, to guest verses with hot acts, to releasing his own hit albums, to being a business owner, Slim Thug knows what it takes to be large (he is 6’6″) and in charge. Now he is using his nose for business by giving back to his Houston community. The rapper along with his company Boss Life Construction, […]

It has been one year since Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston and there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner says if it weren’t for the kindness of others, “we would not have made the progress that we have made.” He specifically thanked the TJMS listeners for their contributions; […]

HOUSTON (AP) — The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations, according to an Associated Press tally of major national and local organizations. Much of that money is already being put to work after Harvey, which ravaged cities in Southeast Texas in […]

HOUSTON (AP) — The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams. Almost three months after Hurricane […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that’s already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this […]

Over $500,000 has been collected and distributed by the Black America Web relief fund Tom created after Hurricane Harvey. Since then many families have been helped to get back on their feet. But Tom wanted to thank Harris City Commissioner Rodney Ellis from Houston for the help him and his team provided in vetting families to receive […]

It happens every time there’s a natural disaster and each time it’s hard to take in how heartless people can be. Victims of hurricane Harvey are experiencing theft of new electronics and appliances that was donated to them or that they’ve had to buy after experiencing so much lost. ABC 13 reports burglars have been […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 235,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, partly reflecting a rebound from the previous month when hiring was held back by several hurricanes. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that last month’s gain was the largest in seven months. Hiring fell to just 110,000 in September, […]

The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living increase Friday. The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees. That’s about one in five Americans. By law, the COLA is based on a broad measure of consumer prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

“I am doing fantastic, if I can get these insurance people to fix something with my house, I’ll be good, ” said comedian Ali Siddiq. He had to deal with Hurricane Harvey damage to his home. “I had storm insurance but I didn’t have wind coverage,” explained Siddiq. He asked his insurance company, “Hey Man, where are the windless […]

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Houston community and has made life very hard for people. Houston NAACP President Dr. James Douglas has helped create a disaster relief center for survivors. “One of the things we all know in this country is that often where there are disasters, communities of colors, minority communities are often overlooked during […]