Loving daughter, constant writer, pageant lover, effective manager, community advocate and God's child are just some of the characteristics that describe Jo-Carolyn Goode. The Prairie View A&M University graduate holds a B.S. in the concentration of Biology with minor in Chemistry and Dance.
Professionally, she is the Managing Editor of Houston Style Magazine. Beginning her career with the magazine as an editorial intern. Through a proven track record of excellent timely reporting and having a great worth ethic, Jo-Carolyn was able to advance to Feature Writer and later Editor-in-Chief. Currently, Jo-Carolyn is the Managing Editor overseeing a team of talented writers, reporters, and photographers that produce stellar content for Houston Style Magazine print publication and online website. In addition, Jo-Carolyn tells the stories of the everyday man to the hottest celebrities to the political power movers.
Jo-Carolyn is the National Assistant Director of Miss Black America Coed Pageant and the State Director for the Miss Black Texas America Coed Pageant. Often, she volunteers for the Miss Black Texas USA and the Miss Texas USA Pageants.
Always involved in her community, Jo-Carolyn is the troop leader for Girl Scout Troop #2050 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She also has affiliations with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter as a member and the Beatrice Mayes Institute Advisory Board as a Board Member.
National NAACP event to be held in Orlando, FL, Memorial Day weekend
NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock will host the 11th Annual Leadership 500 Summit over Memorial Day Weekend at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The summit is a venue for young and mid-level career professionals and thought-leaders to engage with each other and with the NAACP. This year’s theme is, “Race in Politics!”
Today, President Obama nominated Michael McGowan to serve as U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware.
I remember sitting during a lecture in a sociology class my senior year at the University of Wisconsin. The professor was boring and I had a newspaper. I looked at the front page and noticed a list of dates. They were birth dates for the new Army Draft Lottery. Most exemptions from the Draft were now gone and President Nixon implemented the Draft Lottery based on Birth Dates. There it was – my birth date, February 14, listed as the 4th number to go. In essence, the first 100 birth dates were going to get drafted into the Army and I was number 4. My first thoughts: “My future is “toast”, I am going to go to Vietnam and catch a bullet or grenade. I am not going to live on a college salary but a drafted private in poverty.”
H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, one of the top retailers offering fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way celebrated the opening of its new flagship store in New York City. 1,500 shoppers and music fans alike gathered at the new store at One Herald Square to be the first to shop the new collection and hear Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy winner John Legend perform. Twenty lucky customers in line were also chosen for meet-and-greets with the iconic singer.
Austin-based water company, Music Water Of The World, Inc. expands to Tennessee this month and other markets this year
Austin-based company Music Water Of The World, Inc., known for its Texas Music Water brand, is set to expand nationally to Tennessee this month and other key markets this year under the brand American Music Water. Born in Austin, Texas Music Water has been dedicated to supporting Texas music charities and music education programs for the past five years. For every case of water sold, the company donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations such as the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), SIMS Foundation, Anthropos Arts and Warrior Cry Music Project, as well as a number of public school music programs across the state.
CKW LUXE positively speaks to women who love to give and the gorgeous stories behind them Friday, May 22, 2015 – Momentum Porsche - 10155 Southwest Freeway – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
CKW LUXE, a unique print and interactive magazine dedicated to the lives of those who give and the glamour which illuminates them, is excited to celebrate its official launch on Friday, May 22, 2015. Philanthropists, tastemakers and influencers will come together from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Momentum Porsche (located at 10155 Southwest Freeway), and join KHOU Morning Anchor Lily Jang to toast CKW LUXE and its publisher, Connie Kwan-Wong, a woman who is no stranger to the local and global lifestyle the magazine aims to radiate.
On Friday, May 15, 2015, Volunteer Houston announced 15 volunteer winners at its annual Greater Houston Service Awards. The event, hosted by Greg Hurst and Melanie Lawson, brought out Houston's philanthropic and volunteering all-stars including Neil Bush, Michael Cordua, event co-chairs, Dr. Bill Flores and Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores, among others. First Lady Kathy Hubbard attended the event on behalf of Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
Jason Walton of Lone Star has claimed a second-tier Mega Millions® prize worth $1 million for the May 15 drawing. The ticket was purchased at the Food Fast #1021 at 100 Alexander Road in Mount Pleasant.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925 (Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Aycock, R- Killeen), which establishes literacy achievement academies to provide high-quality, face-to-face professional development to public school teachers who instruct students in kindergarten through third grade. SB 925 is the first piece of legislation responsive to Governor Abbott’s early education emergency item to reach his desk for signature. The bill will take effect immediately.
Report Issued Today by USPS Inspector General Offers a Win-Win Approach to Affordable Financial Services for Millions of Americans While Creating a Stronger U.S. Postal Service, Says Labor/Consumer Co
The Campaign for Postal Banking, a coalition of consumer, civic and labor organizations, said today that a just-released report from the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service outlines the next steps for implementing affordable financial services while strengthening the Postal Service.