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Deavra Daughtry

Photos courtesy of Deavra Daughtry By Rebecca S. Jones “As a child, growing up in Houston, I knew I was going to help people. My grandmother was of service to everybody. She would just give and give and give and it made a huge imprint on my heart. I started out in social work, but

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Three Times

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Claude Cummings, Jr. was born and raised in Houston’s Kashmere Gardens. Since as early as he can remember, he has leant his voice to the community, Corporate America and the political world. For decades he has served as a conscious servant, who rightfully detests the ills, discriminations and prejudices

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Helping Kids Through Education

By: Chelsea Davis-Bibb HOUSTON – Born and raised in the Acres Homes community, Ms. Willie Elaine Hubbard Brooks wanted a way to give back to where she grew up. Inspired by her mother’s community activism and outstanding leadership in the Acres Homes community, Brooks founded the BenCheri’ Educational Center. It was her mother who encouraged

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The Split

By TJ Baker Photo credit: Priscilla Graham Photography “Without Favor or Fear” is the journalist creed. So, Mr. Paris Eley, this is especially for you, because you asked that African American News & Issues, print professionally and not bull-sh-t!! African American News & Issues’ readers, I’m going to try my best to unconfuse you in

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AHCBED Monthly Luncheon

  HOUSTON – Last month, the Acres Homes Chamber for Business & Economic Development held its Monthly Networking luncheon at the Beulah Ann Shepard building located at 6112 Wheatley, 77091. Burn’s BBQ served as the caterer and Mrs. Ann Harris Bennet of the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & voter Registrar was the keynote speaker. Photo

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H-E-B DIGS into MacGregor Market

HOUSTON – H-E-B is pleased to officially break ground on its new MacGregor Market located at the intersection of N. MacGregor Way and SH 288. The new, 90,000 sq. ft. store located in the Third Ward/Riverside community...

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African American Oil Industry Veterans Open the World of Oil & Gas Using Blockchain Technology

Nationwide — Oil industry veterans, Donald Glover and Harold Thomas, want black people to participate in the behind the scenes world of oil and gas by utilizing the power of Blockchain technology. African Americans are a large consumer of fossil fuels and low on the supply chain in terms of involvement and profit. Reserve Oil and Gas Coin (ROC) is an innovative project aimed to making an impact on that dynamic.

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Adversity is the Instrument for Empowerment

Malcolm X’s quote explains how adversity is the instrument for empowerment. New Millennial African-Americans are using personal adversities to aspire to entrepreneurship. African-Americans have social equality, but they do not have social equity.

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This Black-Owned Resort in Barbados Will Blow Your Mind

Villa La Maison Michelle was designed by Michelle herself, and her designs showcase luxury beyond your imagination. The wow factor begins with wrought iron gates leading the way to a luxurious split-level home with panoramic views everywhere you look and an open air design, with spa luxury services supported by a butler, two housekeepers, and a landscaper.

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Youth Summer Jobs/Internships

Welcome to the City of Houston Summer Jobs Program! This summer, city departments are opening their doors to provide opportunities for you to earn while you learn about what it takes to serve the residents of the nation’s 4th largest city. Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $7.25 per hour.

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African-American Adult Leadership Development

The African American Leadership Development Academy provides leadership development for professionals serving North Harris County and surrounding communities. This program was designed to provide hands on training for future leaders seeking growth in areas including...

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“Reclaiming, Reframing & Rebuilding Acres Home”

HOUSTON – Reclaiming, Reframing and Rebuilding Acres Home was the theme of the evening as politicians, activists, community members, pastors, small business owners, educational figures and many others recently gathered in the banquet hall of the Beulah Ann Shepard Building to attend theAcres Home Chamber for Business & Economic Development’s, 26th Annual Empowerment Awards Banquet. The Beulah Ann

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Claude Cummings, Jr.: Communication Workers of America Dist. 6

As John the Baptist was described as“a VOICE of one crying in the wilderness”, Houston’s Kashmere Gardens own born and raised Claude Cummings, Jr.’s life runs parallel with that inference. Since as early as he can remember he has lended his VOICE to the community, corporate America and political world.

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Acres of Angels

Griggs knows and understands the importance of African-Americans letting their voice be heard. Thus she serves as a political activist. She may be seen anytime there is an election going on in the community and/or around the city encouraging as many residents as she can to get out and vote.

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The Life of a Hustler

Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “hustler” as having been associated with: “to quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way; to move or work in a quick and energetic way or to play a sport with a lot of energy and effort.”

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