• First Ladies Acting First Class

    Mar 23, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

    Upon their husbands answering the call to minister, preachers’ wives stood alongside their husband in a supportive role. Even when their husbands would further follow the path as a shepherd of God by heading a church, wives remained supportive in their new role as First Lady.
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  • Staying Safe In the Wake of State Bombings

    Mar 16, 2018, 6:05 a.m.

    Houston and Austin are connected as cities and communities according to Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo. It is because of this bond that when something happens in one city the residents of the other feel affected as well. When three bombs were detonated in the Texas capitol over the course of ten days, residents in Austin were shaken and so were Houstonians.
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  • Larry V. Green: Friend, Mentor, and Leader for All

    Mar 9, 2018, 7:27 a.m.

    Green has always been associated with new life, growth, and a certain kind contagious energy. These descriptions align perfectly with the character and legacy of Houston City Councilman Larry V. Green. In his well-lived life that was shorten all too soon, Green was able to use his power and influence to bring liveliness to the city of Houston and everyone he came across. With his passing, Houston has lost a bit of its color. Green was found dead in his bed at home on Tuesday, March 6. He was 52 years old.
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  • Rodeo Ready

    Mar 2, 2018, 6:47 a.m.

    Going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) had become an annual tradition for Jamila Lloyd. The New Jersey native loves any occasion where she gets to dress up and donning cowboys’ boots with a hat to match was just her thing. Throw in some good Texas BBQ and Lloyd was sold. While she was partying with her boots on, Lloyd learned of the many volunteer opportunities the rodeo offered and just had to apply. “I wanted to join because I love the mission and the overall objective, which is to provide scholarships to deserving students,” she said.
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  • Black Panther: A Marvel Film Breaking Expectations and Records

    Feb 23, 2018, 7:57 a.m.

    Struggling to find the words to adequately express all of his emotions, film director Ryan Coogler penned a heartfelt letter to fans.
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  • Getting to the Heart of the Matter: A Look at African Americans Battle with Heart Disease

    Feb 16, 2018, 7:43 a.m.

    She felt like she has lost all control is how a then 47-year-old Wanda Walton described her bout with heart disease. With her family in tow, Walton was driving when all of a sudden her left side went numb and she swerved the car off the road. When it happened the second time, her daughter knew something was terribly wrong. Walton’s then husband knew too and he sprung into action taking the wheel of the vehicle and made a beeline straight to the hospital while Walton screamed in pain.
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  • Black History in the Heart of the City

    Feb 9, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

    “If race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated,” said Dr. Carter G. Woodson some sixty-five years ago.
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  • 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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Houston ISD Board of Education Trustee Jolanda Jones @JolandaJones @JonesJolanda speaks with Houston Style Magazine's Totally Randie @TotallyRandie about her love of tennis legend Zina Garrison and supporting Black children to the wonderful world of tennis and the arts. The Zina Garrison Tennis and Education Academy a non-profit organization, kicked off a competitive doubles tournament where two pairs “took it to the net” to see who would reign supreme. VIP tents were located at three locations helmed by Hell's Kitchen winners and contestants, Chef Michael Gabriel, Chef Rich Mancini and Chef Bev Lazo. A dinner and auction followed at the home of Philanthropists, Richard and Marty Finger. Author and Celebrity Chef, Jake Smollett, oversaw the EPL foodie experience. Wimbledon champion, Martina Navratilova and Zina Garrison entertained guests along with the Merlot Music of Houston Band featuring vocals from Liz Vaughn. A fierce auction bidding for a portrait by New Orleans' visual artist, filmmaker and activist, Brandan "BMike" Odums took place. There was also be a dedication of Zina Garrison's memorabilia from her 14-year professional career to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History. Special Thanks to Houston Style Magazine's Videographer @sincerelymeech of @artistikrebelcreative