DARNELL JOSEPH ASSUMES PRESIDENCY

DARNELL JOSEPH ASSUMES PRESIDENCY

By Frederick V. Roberts

The 100 Black Men of the Metropolitan Houston Chapter proudly announces Darnell Joseph as its new Chapter President. With 30 years of distinguished and dedicated service, including as a founding member and two previous terms as President and Chairman of the Board, Joseph brings a wealth of experience and commitment to his new role. The chapter was chartered by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. in June 1994. As President, Joseph aims to build upon the chapter’s 30-year legacy of empowerment and service by furthering initiatives that foster education, mentorship, and community development. He envisions a future where every young person in the Metropolitan Houston area has access to the resources and support needed to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

 

“I am deeply honored to serve as President of the 100 Black Men of the Metropolitan Houston Chapter. Committed to advancing our mission of empowering our community, I am confident that, together with our dedicated members and partners, we will make a lasting impact.” “We are thrilled to welcome Darnell Joseph as our President,” stated Justin Washington, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 100 Black Men of the Metropolitan Houston Chapter. “His proven leadership, passion for service, and deep-rooted commitment to our organization make him the ideal man to lead us into the future.”

 

Other members of the Board are RW. Bray, Vice President Operations, Jarred Morgan, Vice President of Finance, Will Bryant, Secretary, Rob Smith, Treasurer, Robert J. Jenkins Jr., Vice President of Development, Kieth Jackson, Vice President of Laws, Patrick Rumph, Vice President of Programs and Eric Crawford, Parliamentarian, and members at large William W. Worthy Jr., Derek Holmes, Greg Ulmer. Justin Washington is Chairman of the Board with Tracee Seals as the Executive Director. For more information, please visit www.100blackmenhou.org or Contact: Frederick V. Roberts Interim Communications Director 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. communications@100menhou.org 979-221-8430

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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