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Living Legend: Judge Zinetta Burney

In 1941, in Houston, Texas, Zinetta was the second of four children born to John and Thelma Arceneaux. At the age of 17, she gave birth to her only child, Sharon Maria Burney. A few years later, she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and completed her high school education by earning her G.E.D.

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Houston’s historic ballerina graces stage again, talks ‘black female body’ and dance

Before Misty Copeland became the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Lauren Anderson burst through a glass ceiling, becoming the first African American principal ballerina at the Houston Ballet in 1990. And before Anderson, when blacks were still considered "colored," Raven Wilkinson forged the path in the 1950s as a dancer for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

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Former Houston Texan hosts race for Sickle Cell Trait awareness

More than 300 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in Stude Park on Feb. 23 to educate the public on the dangers of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). They participated in the 10th annual Darling Dash 10K/5K/1K Race for #SickleCellTrait, presented by UT Physicians and hosted by local nonprofit, As One Foundation (AOF).

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Living Legend: Audrey Gilbreath

Audrey Gilbreath is owner of the largest and oldest African-American-owned integrated marketing agency in Houston. She founded Gilbreath Communications more than 29 years ago, and the company has steadily expanded its business and raised its profile — earning recognition over the years as one of Houston’s Fastest-Growing Small Businesses.

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