Jo-Carolyn Goode

Managing Editor


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.

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The Value Of Freedom

Freedom is something that we all have the right to simply because we were born. But it is also something none of us have. Not fully anyway. Allow me to explain.

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Single Dads: Honoring Men Who Do Double Duty

Statistics from countless experts have shown that children who have a father or father figure in their life do better in all areas of life than those who grow up with the absence of a father figure. Children with fathers experience fewer behavioral problems and score higher on reading achievement exams according to Fathers are vital in the development of children.

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Get a New Attitude in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

If clothes make the man, then cars make your personality. Usually, I am a rather shy somewhat reserved type. However, I was a woman with a new attitude that was going places this week as I test drove the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Coupe.

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Jason Learning Brings Science to Life in Students and Teachers

Taking advantage of every opportunity life has to offer is not just a good lesson for today’s generation but for everyone no matter where you are in life. It is a lesson best learned as early as possible. Houston area students are getting that chance to grab a unique opportunity to expand their minds with STEM education through a concept called Jason Learning.

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The Power In The Beat: Celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month

Music has power. Just one hint of a note to a song can trigger an emotional response. Music can calm a raging storm, move a people to act, help a country mourn and remind us all to laugh. Music is a transporter as it is the backdrop to many significant moments in our lives. Play a particular song and we instantly think of our first kiss, the day we received our degree, the birth of a child, or some other significant happening. Music is a timeline describing how life is lived and loss in our decades.

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Class of 2016: Saluting African American and Hispanic High School Valedictorians

List of the 2016 ValedictoriansCompletion is not always a word that is so definite and permanent. Most commonly completion means the job is finished. One’s work is done. However, high school graduation is not one of life’s occurrences that I consider as complete. It is one step towards something greater.

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Summer Of Fun In The City

Summers in the city are one thing and one thing only…hot. Not just hot with heat that makes men sweat and women glisten but summers in Houston are hot with action. Whether you’re looking for ways to be the scorching temperatures with a cool retreat or laugh the night away under the stars, Houston has offerings for your fancy. Get your calendar and take notes, its time to plan your summer of fun.

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America Must Renew Its Infrastructure Or Face Decline

America is literally falling apart. In Flint, children were poisoned in the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, the subway system is plagued by fires and delays. Arlington Memorial Bridge -- which connects the North to the South, the Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery -- may have to be closed soon. Kennedy's eternal flame may burn forever, but the bridge is on its last legs.

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TRA Marketplace Kicks Off in Houston June 26-27

2nd Largest Foodservice Show in the US showcases hottest trends, technology and more

The second largest foodservice show in the country, the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, kicks off Sunday and Monday, June 26-27 from 10:30am to 5:00pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas.

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The Exciting, Electrifying and Exhilarating Buick Cascada

Buick has raised the bar. Four words with some clever marketing, innovative engineering, and edgy design have come together to transform the brand. The changes have not gone unnoticed as many do double takes as they say, “Is that a Buick?” A phrase I heard a lot of as I test drove the 2016 Buick Cascada Premium 1SP.

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