My Houston is Our Houston

Local residents share what they love most about the city of Houston.

Welcome to Our Houston looks at the past, present and future of the African American community in Houston, Texas. Developed by Class II of the Houston Black Leadership Institute (HBLI), this website celebrates and cherishes the past in which great Houston traditions and institutions were formed. It embraces our present as it showcases our community resources, partnerships and special events.  It also prepares us for our future as we seek to save our historical heritage and envision building a better Houston for future generations. promotes African-American historic monuments and institutions throughout the city of Houston and serves as a resource directory that advocates:

  • Arts + Entertainment
  • Education
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Faith Based Programs and Institutions
  • Health + Wellness Awareness
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Professional Organizations
  • Youth Development

Our Facts

Houston is highly ranked year after year as one of the best cities for African Americans.

  • Houston is the Most Diverse City in the US

    According to US Census Data, Houston recently passed New York to become the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the U.S.

  • Houston Ranked Best City for African Americans

    Ranker Travel picked Houston as the best city for African Americans. The list was based on U.S. cities with large African American populations that have welcoming and thriving black communities

  • Houston Ranked Top 5 Places for African Americans to Live

    Black Enterprise Magazine readers’ and editors’ picks for the best places for African Americans to work, live, and play.

  • Houston Ranked Top 20 Cities for Black Owned Businesses

    Nerd Wallet ranked Houston in top 20 best places for Black-Owned Businesses.



Learn more about the rich past of Houston.

Economic Development

Economic Development

Work with others to invest in the community and yourself.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

It takes a team to improve a community. Join a local organization committed to serving the city of Houston.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Houston has one of the top medical centers in the world, and a community of professionals and organizations striving to keep the city healthy.



Education is the foundation to a strong community, learn more about Houston area education institutions and programs.



Learn about financial assistance opportunities for higher education.

Our Sponsors

The Our Houston project could not be complete without the help of our sponsors.

  • The Guess Group, Inc

    The Guess Group, Inc., is a full service commercial real estate company.

  • Womack Development

    Womack Development is a full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage company.

  • Courtney Johnson Rose

    Courtney Johnson Rose is the Principal Broker of George E. Johnson Properties.