• Above the Water: How Black Businesses Swim in 2018

    Feb 2, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

    Simply being business is hard enough. Compound that with being Black-owned and a disaster like Hurricane Harvey and the definition of sinking or swimming takes on an entirely new meaning. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many entrepreneurs had the difficult teeter-totter task of balancing the rebuild of their home life and business life. As a result, many businesses closed, especially those that were Black-owned. However, there were some that were able to float instead of sink. Courtney Johnson-Rose, current Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (GHBCC) Board Chair, spoke with Houston Style Magazine to give insight on how those Black-owned businesses that survived stayed above the water in 2018 in celebration of Black History Month.
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  • Drug Safety: If the Date Is Late, It’s Not Safe

    Jan 5, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

    Coming into a new year we all get this sense to throw out the old and welcome in the new. We rumble through our closets tossing out anything we didn’t wear in the past year and/or those items we wondered why we purchased them in the first place.
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  • Drug Safety: If the Date Is Late, It’s Not Safe

    Jan 5, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

    Coming into a new year we all get this sense to throw out the old and welcome in the new. We rumble through our closets tossing out anything we didn’t wear in the past year and/or those items we wondered why we purchased them in the first place.
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  • Say Goodbye to 2017 and Hello to 2018

    Dec 29, 2017, 7 a.m.

    Three hundred sixty-five days have once again passed. The coming of a new year is a signal for us to start anew rewriting old mistakes, taking new chances, and completing unfinished business. During this time of reflection and evaluation, we must clean house to say goodbye to the old in 2017 and say hello to the new in 2018. Houston Style Magazine wants you to present your best’s self in 2018 and gives you some pointers to get things started.
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  • Mental Health: Don’t Have a Blue Christmas

    Dec 22, 2017, 6:20 a.m.

    Once a taboo subject, Mental Health has become one of the most talked about health crisis in recent years. With the increased conversation comes an increase of people seeking help to deal with their own mental health issues. One in every five adults experiences some type of mental health episode in a year according to statistical data collected by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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  • Gospel Stars Tour Houston for McDonald’s Holiday Experience Concert

    Dec 15, 2017, 6 a.m.

    Gospel music stars are coming to Houston for the first-ever McDonald's Holiday Experience Concert, a leg of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is an extension of the brand’s 365Black platform, an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage, and achievements of African-Americans year-round.
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  • Leela James Brings Love and Soul to Houston

    Dec 8, 2017, 6:26 a.m.

    Having soul is to be in touch with one’s self with a clear understanding of your value. A more perfect definition of the R&B crooner, Leela James, could have been better crafted. Since first appearing on the scene 10 years ago, the 33-year-old singer, mother of two, has been drawing audiences in with her smooth sound and raw honesty in her songs to allow her to connect with fans on a personal level. She keeps it real.
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  • The Most Diverse Grammys Ever

    Dec 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.

    Shut out. For years that is how urban, R&B, and hip-hop artists felt at the Grammys. Their talents were going unrecognized. And the few times that they were given a Grammy nod, they would lose to white artists. The most famed of these was Adele beating out Beyonce at the 2017 awards. Even Adele acknowledged how crazy that was in her acceptance speech. The lack of diversity at the Grammys spurred the trending hashtag #GrammysSoWhite. But that was 2017.
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JCPenney TEAMS UP WITH ASTRO ALEX BREGMAN TO Bring Holiday Cheer

This season, JCPenney is sharing the holiday spirit by extending its annual tradition of giving sprees for Y kids to also include a special shopping experience that will benefit Y families affected by Hurricane Harvey. JCPenney hosted a private shopping experience at its Meyerland Plaza store for 10 underserved kids from the YMCA of Greater Houston, along with three families deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey. Each child received a $100 JCPenney gift card used to shop for holiday gifts for their families. Additionally, JCPenney provided the three families with a $5,000 shopping spree to assist with their recovery and holiday gift shopping needs. Families also received a washer and dryer set courtesy of LG to replace appliances damaged by the hurricane. As part of the shopping experience, Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney and Johnathan Joseph and Houston Astro Alex Bregman surprised the deserving kids and families with a special visit, and accompanied them as they shop the JCPenney store. The all-star lineup will help kids select perfect gifts for everyone on their lists and enable them to give back to loved ones.