1881 HBCU Blue Legacy: HBCU Choral Explosion

1881 HBCU Blue Legacy is a developing Non-Profit Organization of Dynamic Spelmanites who are giving back to the Houston community through Service, Mentorship, & Scholarship. Their goal is to raise scholarship money for Spelman College first and ALL HBCU scholars in Houston and surrounding areas. Founded in 2022, they are excited to collaborate with fellow HBCU Alumni to create networking, mentorship, and fellowship opportunities.
Their first fundraiser, the HBCU Choral Explosion will be held on Monday, March 13th at 6:30 pm at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary. You can purchase tickets at https://www.1881hbcubluelegacy.com/upcoming-events. The musical concert will feature the Spelman College Glee Club with Alumni Guest Artists: Jackson State Grad & World Renowned Jazz Saxophonist, Kyle Turner, Texas Southern Grad – Marium Echo, Howard Grad – Xandi, Morehouse Grad – Jeremy J. King, Prairie View A&M Grad – Integra Foxx, and Spelman Grad – Lea Rutherford. 1881 HBCU Blue Legacy wants to thank their major sponsors who made this event possible: The Collins Family, Houston Mayoral Candidate Chris Hollins and wife Morgan Hollis, Trez Bistro & Wine Bar, Gulfgate Dodge Jeep Ram, District J Councilman Edward Pollard, and Dr. Amna Plummer of Critter Care Hospital.
Our 1881 HBCU Blue Legacy Honorees are Pioneer Award – Mrs. Jackie Bostic, Acts of Service Awards – Councilwoman Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Acts of Mentorship Award – Ernest & Floretta Collins, Acts of Scholarship – Mrs. Avelina Holmes & NAACP ACT-SO & Youth Works, and Acts of Courage Citizen’s Award – Mrs. Nettie Murray.  You don’t want to miss this amazing display of HBCU Talent!!!
The 1881 HBCU Blue Legacy sisters wanted to support Black Owned Restaurants while creating an atmosphere of HBCU Love. That is how the HBCU Happy Hour was born. Check out their next HBCU Happy Hour at The Savoy in Third Ward on Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  They are doing great things in Houston to support HBCUs to stay informed of their events and great work go to 1881HBCUbluelegacy.com

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October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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