Future Legend: Cleveland Shepard, IV

He is ranked number three of his class, is the president of his senior class, is the Vice President for National Honor Society, and is a part of the golf and rocket team, and was Homecoming King for the school year. These are just a few of the many great things that Cleveland Shepard, IV, who is a senior attending Booker T. Washington High School has been doing throughout his high school journey.

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Rest Lawn Receives Marker

The Harris County Historical Commission (HCHC) has recognized the Rest Lawn Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it a Harris County marker.  The designation honors the cemetery as an important and educational part of local history.

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Ced’s Life Journey

On October 04, 1948, in Houston, Texas a son, Cedrick Ward Hardman was born to the late Frank and Ossie Lee Hardman. He was the second child of four children born through this union.

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Embracing Youth

Students from varying schools throughout the community submitted essays on their respective influential leaders from Acres Homes. Submissions were received from students of all grades. African-American News & Issues was so impressed by “Our Youth”, that we decided to let you read some of the submissions for yourself!

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Beulah Shepard

Beulah Ann Shepard was a political icon, a community activist, and also the fourth of seven children. Beulah was born on June 14, 1921, to her parents, Emmitt and Queen Raleigh in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

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Pastor Floyd H. Flake

Pastor Floyd Harold Flake was born January 30, 1945, in Los Angeles, California; however, he grew up in Houston, Texas. He has 14 siblings. His parents were strong Christians which influence his way of thinking.

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Roy D. Malonson

Mr. Roy Douglas Malonson is a vivid advocate for the Acres Homes community. Mr. Malonson was born into a family of 11 people. As a child he was diagnosed with polio. However, he did not allow illness to stop him from hard work and determination.

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Loretta Devine

There have been many African American performers throughout the years; some more notable than others, but still great, nonetheless. These female performers deserve more recognition than they are given for their outstanding work on the many daunting roles they have to play

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Acres Home Proud

In the early 1960’s, many African Americans settled into this profound and prolific area of Houston and there stood minds, leaders never knowing the impact they would someday bring to the Acres Homes Community.

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Messenger of Hope

HOUSTON – Courageous, passionate, and prepared are three words that D.Z. Cofield, pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, feels that his congregation would use to best describe him. Pastor Cofield was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the lower city of Manhattan. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a

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