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Helping Hands to the Community

By TJ Baker HOUSTON – Renea Gray is President & Executive Director of Helping Hands to the Community. The brochure reads, “The storm has passed, but the road to recovery is just beginning.” And to a lot of Hurricane Harvey victims that is the dog-on truth! Even I know some people that are still trying

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Living Legend: Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr.

Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr. is a native Houston, Texas rancher, cowgirl and historian. She is the daughter of deceased Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Sr., a Fisk graduate, and Ben Stevenson, 1930’s Tuskegee University football legend. Stevenson is a 1963 graduate of Jack Yates High School and attended Texas Southern University as a business major from 1963-1967.

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Living Legend: Honorable John W. Peavy, Jr.

Judge John W. Peavy, Jr. was born on April 28, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Malinda Terrell Peavy and John W. Peavy, Sr. Peavy graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in 1960, where he began his lifelong engagement in local politics as a member of the Young Democrats of Harris County. He then enrolled at

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Local Organizations team up for Water Safety

By Pat Tucker Wilson Flanked by his five-year-old daughter, Karem Greene was one of many parents who spent the afternoon at the Weekly Family YMCA on Stella Link, for a free water safety event. “I wanted to make sure she is water safe. I wanted to get a sense of where she is with water

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Lincoln Park Rays

By Rebecca S. Jones “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson HOUSTON – In an excerpt retrieved from Youth Baseball and Life Lessons written by Coach Jon, he explains the varying ways the sport may empower and teach young people vital life skills. Values such

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Living Legend: Dr. L. Natalie Carroll

Obstetrician and gynecologist L. Natalie Carroll was born on January 26, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father, Dr. Carl Mark Carroll, was a physician; her mother, Ruth (Carter) Carroll, a librarian. Carroll studied psychology at Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, Illinois, for three years, then continued her education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville,

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SSLW Announce Free and Open to the Public Programs

Fort Bend County & Beyond. Suburban Sugar Land Women & Partners continue celebrating their 30th ServiceVersary by providing free, open to the public, and ongoing programs to infants, children, youth, and adults. Each SSLW dual Member|Partner is committed to provide quarterly projects and donate/secure tax – deductible donations. Proceeds benefit ongoing programs, projects, and scholarships.

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PV’s Top Teen Receives Scholarship

PRAIRIE VIEW – Through the Prairie View chapter of Top Teens of America and the Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated, Teen Dionna Mayes recently, received the scholastic, Lakendre’a Smith Moore Recognition award at Waller High School’s award ceremony. This year, the Prairie View chapter was honored to have former Teen LaKendre’a to donate funds towards

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PRAIRIE VIEW ALPHAS WINS REGIONAL AWARD

PRAIRIE VIEW – Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Gamma Chapter at Prairie View A&M University and Epsilon Tau Lambda Chapter in Prairie View came away from its Southwest Regional Convention in Houston Texas with several top awards, held at Houston’s Hyatt Regency this past April. The Eta Gamma Chapter, representing Texas in

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Living Legend: Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith is best known as a world class sprinter and for protesting (along with John Carlos) U.S. racism and human oppression on the winner’s podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Smith was born in Clarksville, Texas, and raised in Lemoore, California. His family worked as field laborers. In 1963, Smith became

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