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Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield supports arts, gets intimate with Houston fans

From the moment she stepped off the plane, social media was abuzz about "Lady Mae' sightings in H-Town and anxiously crowded spaces of her various stops around the city in hopes of shaking a hand, grabbing a photo and gushing about their favorite roles in "Greenleaf," "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" and the legendary "Josephine Baker Story." Hollywood icon Lynn Whitfield was in Houston and fans showed love everywhere she went.

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Sickle Cell Disease Discussion with David Charleston

Story and Photo Credit Burnest Carter PRAIRIE VIEW – For Sickle Cell Disease awareness month, the Prairie View Chapter Top Teens and Top Ladies had a distinguished professional from the community, Mr. David Charleston, to speak to the group. Mr. Charleston, a 1974 Waller High School graduate earned his Bachelor and Master degrees from Huston-Tillotson

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PV’s Top Teens Welcomes New Members

l-r Teens Zaire Livingston, Taila Cook, MaKenzie and Carrington Woolridge, Leah C. Elliott, Tania Livingston, and Kiera Hines. The back row pictures Teens Keshawn Hawkins, Chapter President, Justin Lewis, Esaiyah Jones, Mahaley Smith, Nylah Gray, Milan Semien, Octavia Dawson-Scott, Keshanna Hawkins, Chapter Financial Secretary, Robert Watson, Chapter Reporter, Jarius Turner, and Tommy Cook, Jr. Not

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Discovering African American Stories Using DNA and Genealogy

l-r Becky Lao, Archaeology Now; Clayton Candor, Family Tree DNA; Sherman McRae, Family Tree DNA; and Ed Udell, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. -Archaeology Now, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and Family Tree DNA Present Interactive Workshop on Tracing Ancestry Clues – HOUSTON – Archaeology Now, the Archaeological Institute of America – Houston Society, in collaboration with

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New Youth Development Center Opens in Greater Fifth Ward

Photo Credit G. Lyon Photography HOUSTON – PlanNorth Architectural Co. announces the official opening of the Youth Development Center (YDC)’s new building in the Greater Fifth Ward. “We are pleased to announce the opening of the Youth Development Center’s new campus as a place for the city’s children to be nurtured academically while creating a

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Living Legend: Alma Allen

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Alma Allen began teaching within the Houston Independent School District at the age of 21. Initially, she taught at Parker Elementary School and Grimes Elementary School. Swiftly advancing and soaring through the ranks of education, she later became Assistant Principal at Foster Elementary School and then served as principal

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Living Legend

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Roy Dean Moore is the seventh of nine children born to Bob and Ollie Moore in Gause, Robertson County, Texas. As a child, Moore and his family would go out to far West Texas each year, to pick and pull cotton in the field. Oftentimes, this outing came during

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Emancipation Proclamation Mural

HOUSTON – Moses Adams, Jr., retired Houston Independent School District teacher and Texas Southern University Arts Department graduate created a mural of slaves brought to America. The mural tells a story of how slaves were brought over in slave ships and sold to slave owners. Once they were sold, they were brutally beaten and abused.

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Living Legend: Tammie Campbell

HOUSTON – Tammie Campbell took a quantum leap from Alcorn State University in rural Mississippi to a nationally recognized author, social advocate and civil rights leader. After reading “Snow White” to her daughter, Campbell wanted to convey a message to her and other young girls about their inner beauty and God-given talent. This inspired her

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