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Living Legend: Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson born Frances Scott Johnson is a native Houstonian. She attended A.B. Anderson, Osborne and Bethune Elementary Schools. Her family moved to La Grange, where she graduated from LaGrange High School in 1983. She also graduated from Mayo-Hill School of Modeling, studying Runway Modeling, Radio and Television Broadcasting. She is the founder of Fashion

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Living Legend: Honorable Kenneth Michael Hoyt

Photo credit: TSU Judge Kenneth Michael Hoyt was born on March 2, 1948 in San Augustine County, Texas. His father, Earl, was a barber; his mother, Fannie, a beautician. Hoyt attended Lincoln Elementary School and Lincoln High School, both in San Augustine, Texas. He received his A.B. degree from Texas Southern University in 1969 and

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Celebrating the Life of Cowboy Russell Tyrone Mills

Sunrise March 23, 1957 and Sunset August 17, 2019 On March 23, 1957, Ella Louise Edwards Dorsey was blessed with her first born of six children, a handsome baby boy whom she named Russell Tyrone. Robert and Alma Mills were excited to welcome Russell and were proud to become parents. As a village, together they

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The Legacy of Deacon Gilbert Johnson, Sr.

Alpha, January 8, 1926 and Omega, August 14, 2019 Gilbert Johnson was born in St. Augustine, Texas on January 8, 1926 to Crit Johnson and Neely Watts. He grew up and attended school up to 3rd grade in St. Augustine, Texas then years later moved to Houston where he married Ezola Broussard. Of this union

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A 25 Year Journey to Meet a Man I Already Knew

Photo credit: SundiataAcoli.org By Kofi Taharka-Special to Black Guerrilla Media (BGM) I woke up at 5:00am on a summer morning July 2019 in Washington, D.C. preparing for a trip which was 25 years in the making. I stepped outside in the dark to cool and refreshing air, especially compared to the heat and humidity I

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Living Legend: Faye Beverly Bryant

Photo credit: Great Day Houston (khou.com) Source: thehistorymakers.org Faye Beverly Bryant was born on March 15, 1937, in Houston, Texas. She was the 21st International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. Under Bryant’s leadership, the theme of the AKA Sorority became P.O.W.E.R. During her tenure, Bryant also created the Alpha Kappa Alpha Connection,

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Living Legend: Henry Hartford Brown

Source and Photo courtesy of thehistorymakers.org Henry Hartford Brown was born on November 17, 1930 in Houston, Texas. Brown attended Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Texas Southern University where he also did graduate study. Brown served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Business and Industry. In 1959, he

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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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