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New Generation Youth Ministry Bible Competition

Source and Photo courtesy of Julienne King New Generation Youth Ministry (NGYM) is a youth ministry for local youth in the City of Houston. It was a vision given to a group of Pastors of how to engage the youth of today to keep them connected to the Word of God. In 2008, the Board

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Living Legend: The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore

United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore was born in October of 1956 in St. Albans, New York. In 1977, Gilmore received her B.A. degree in textiles and marketing from Hampton University, and in 1981, she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Upon graduation, Gilmore began a thirteen-year career at the

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Annual Grandchildren’s Day

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – Gloria Jean Hines hails from Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born on November 17, 1933 and was adopted at birth by her Great Uncle and his wife who raised her into adulthood. As the only child, Gloria often found herself lonely. Therefore, when she became a woman and married, she

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Business Community Reception

HOUSTON – President of the Acres Homes Historical Society, Raynetta Glenn, recently hosted a reception for Business Owner, John Irving. North Houston residents welcomed the new furniture store and agreed it was important to the survival of the community for new businesses to plant roots ensuring growth. Chairman Warren Fitzgerald Muhammad of the Acres Home

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Living Legend: The Honorable Lee P. Brown

The first African American Mayor of Houston, Texas, Lee Patrick Brown was born on October 4, 1937, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. His parents, Andrew and Zelma Brown were small farmers. A high school athlete, Brown started his professional life as a police officer in San Jose, California in 1960. That same year, he graduated from Fresno

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Rotary Club of Hermann Park 59th Annual Dinner/Installation

Source/Photo credit: Provost Studios The Rotary Club of Hermann Park recently held its 59th Annual Dinner/Installation Ceremony and Special Community Awards. The theme, “Economic Empowerment”. The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster ideals of service. There are 33,000 Rotary Clubs in 200 Countries, with 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their

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Agriculture Science Conservation Camp

By Marcus Glenn HOUSTON – Black United Fund of Texas, Nature Heritage Society, Four W’s Fishing Team and a group of professional Black outdoorsmen created the Agriculture Science Conservation Camp to expose youth to careers in agriculture and conservation. The Acres Home Chamber for Business & Economic Development recently, had 21 participants from both the

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Living Legend: Patricia Smith Prather

Ms. Prather became the consultant to the Houston Public Library’s African American Library at the Gregory School in February 2009. Her duties included assisting with collection and archive development, along with donation obtainment. She collected photographs and artifacts for the Gregory School’s exhibits, as well as papers, letters, and other documents for the archives. She

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Living Legend: Pluria Marshall, Sr.

Civil rights and media activist Pluria W. Marshall, Sr. was born on October 19, 1937 in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, Marshall enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served from 1956 to 1960 and was honorably discharged as an Airman, First Class. Marshall went on to attend Texas Southern University for two

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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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