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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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A Night of Giving Gala

By Anita Mamou Joseph HOUSTON – The African American Women Council for Community Outreach (AAWCCO) hosted its second biennial Gala, “A Night of Giving Gala Fundraiser,” recently at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pearland, Texas. The Gala’s emcee was Shamanda R. Joseph, Esq. of Atlanta, GA and the keynote speaker was Lucy Bremond, Executive Director

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Mrs. Ruby Mosley

By Rebecca S. Jones Ruby Lee Sanders Mosley is the oldest daughter born to Rosa Bell and Willie Sanders on April 25, 1929. Born in Mexia, Mosley is a retired educator, life-long community activist, humanitarian and a devout Christian. At the age of 16, Ruby graduated from Woodland High School. Afterwards, she became a certified

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Broken Chains ADG Annual Scholarship Gala

Photo Credit Provost Studios HOUSTON – The Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) recently held its annual Scholarship Gala at the National Buffalo Soldier’s Museum. Demetrus Johnson served as the Master of Ceremony. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bennie Lambert, affectionally known as Dr. Yes, is the current Vice President at Lone Star College. As a

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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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