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Beulah Shepard

Beulah Ann Shepard was a political icon, a community activist, and also the fourth of seven children. Beulah was born on June 14, 1921, to her parents, Emmitt and Queen Raleigh in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

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Pastor Floyd H. Flake

Pastor Floyd Harold Flake was born January 30, 1945, in Los Angeles, California; however, he grew up in Houston, Texas. He has 14 siblings. His parents were strong Christians which influence his way of thinking.

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Roy D. Malonson

Mr. Roy Douglas Malonson is a vivid advocate for the Acres Homes community. Mr. Malonson was born into a family of 11 people. As a child he was diagnosed with polio. However, he did not allow illness to stop him from hard work and determination.

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Loretta Devine

There have been many African American performers throughout the years; some more notable than others, but still great, nonetheless. These female performers deserve more recognition than they are given for their outstanding work on the many daunting roles they have to play

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Acres Home Proud

In the early 1960’s, many African Americans settled into this profound and prolific area of Houston and there stood minds, leaders never knowing the impact they would someday bring to the Acres Homes Community.

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Messenger of Hope

HOUSTON – Courageous, passionate, and prepared are three words that D.Z. Cofield, pastor of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, feels that his congregation would use to best describe him. Pastor Cofield was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the lower city of Manhattan. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a

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Monthly Networking Luncheon

Chairman Warren Muhammad accomplished another successful luncheon with Mr. Michael Moore of the Stuffed Baked Potato Factory serving as caterer and Mr. Alprentice M., of 10K Fearless Emergency Response Team-Houston serving as the keynote speaker.

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Rest In Peace

Pearly Mae Franklin was born on January 16, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Juanita Catherine Hayes and Samuel Hayes. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Her parents, husband Ernest Walter Franklin, and two brothers Emile and Jimmy preceded her in death.

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Mabrie hosts Black Art Exhibit

With art themes ranging from classical to folk art, the students were able to identify are styles they have practiced in the classroom. The artists featured at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary have had their masterpieces displayed in collectors’ homes, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and they have received national and local acclaim.

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TLOD attends UNCF Sunday

Recently, the Top Ladies and Top Teens Prairie View Chapter along with the Houston, Humble, Missouri City, Spring Cypress and Suburban Bayou City Chapters worshipped at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church; for what was designated as United Negro College Fund Sunday.

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