Fifth Ward

Remembering Bobby “Blue” Bland

Jan 27, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

In their sixties Houston-based prime, the music of Bobby “Blue” Bland and his musical director Joe Scott was every bit as good as that of Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle. 

Ebony and Ivy

Feb 1, 1999 By juliettefairley

How an African American from Houston’s Fifth Ward rose to become the president of a mostly white, exceedingly