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Living Legend: Stephen L. Williams

Government administrator Stephen L. Williams was born on June 10, 1956, in Waycross, Georgia to Loretta Williams and Rosebud Smith, Sr. Williams graduated from Waycross High School in 1974, and earned his B.A. degree in sociology and social work from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama in 1977. He went on to receive his M.Ed. degree

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Aldine Pre-K Festival

Aldine Pre-K Festival Set for June 8 Aldine ISD is collaborating with Good Reason Houston to promote an opportunity for families to enroll their eligible 4-year-olds into prekindergarten. The Aldine PreK Festival on June 8 will give families an opportunity to learn about the prekindergarten programs across the district. Families will be able to talk

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Five Days of Fun

Five Days of Fun in the “Show Me City”: 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Will Feature Music, Art, Food & an Outdoor Movie Source & Image courtesy of Missouri City The Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (MCJCF) will celebrate its 17th annual festivities by hosting five days of fun-filled activities from June 17 – 23, 2019.

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Houston Black American Democrats

H-BAD Members, Friends, and Supporters: For our June General Body Meeting, we are hosting a joint legislative session recap event with Senate District 13 Democrats and the Black Precinct Chairs’ Caucus. Join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 6PM to 8PM, at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3826 Wheeler Ave for “The 2019

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Living Legend: Merline Pitre

Historian and educator Merline Pitre was born on April 10, 1943 in Opelousas, Louisiana to Robert and Florence Pitre. Pitre graduated from Plaisance School in Plaisance, Louisiana; and went on to earn her B.S. degree in French from Southern University, and her M.A. degree in French from Atlanta University. She also earned her second M.A.

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Ten Years in the Community

By Rebecca S. Jones Celebrating Ten Years with Acres of Angels HOUSTON – Over a decade ago, native Houstonian, Edna Griggs, was divinely-inspired to establish an initiative which would bring awareness to youth regarding the effects of diabetes. Being a victim of the disease, Edna strongly believed if she could build a network which educated

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Living Legend: Honorable Albert Ely Edwards

State Representative, Hon. Albert Ely Edwards was born in Houston, Texas on March 19, 1937. Edwards is the sixth child out of the sixteen children born to Reverend E. L. Edwards, Sr. and Josephine Radford Edwards. He graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School and attended Texas Southern University, earning his B.A. degree in 1966. At

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Prairie View’s T.L.O.D. Honored

PRAIRIE VIEW – Even though, the Prairie View Chapter Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated calendar year for 2018-2019 is coming to a close, the time does not stop these two ladies for continuing their mission of community service. Recently, Lady Patsy Jackson recognized two ladies for their time, commitment, and hard work with the Prairie

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Living Legend: Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Pioneering medical physician Dr. Edith Irby Jones was born on December 23, 1927 to Mattie Buice Irby, a maid, and Robert Irby, a farmer. As a child, Jones witnessed her older sister die due to a typhoid epidemic and was encouraged to pursue a career as a medical physician. She attended Langston Elementary School and

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