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.

Recent Stories

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'TWEEN 12 & 20: I Suffered Needlessly

DR. WALLACE: I'm responding to the parents of the 16-year-old girl who was constantly the butt of jokes about her extra-long nose. My heart goes out to this girl because her parents would not even consider plastic surgery. I was very glad that you encouraged the parents to see if plastic surgery could improve her appearance and her self-esteem. I want to share my experience with both this girl and her parents.

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A GREENER VIEW: Mixing Fertilizer

Question: I have two types of fertilizer that don't have any kind of pesticide mixed in. One is for lawns and the other is for tomatoes. The lawn fertilizer is a 32-10-20 and the tomato fertilizer is 15-30-15. Can I combine them to apply in my garden? Does that give me a 47-40-35 fertilizer? I want to get the benefits of both fertilizers, but I only want to fertilize the lawn and garden once.

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Daily Editorials: Barack Obama Should Stop Delaying the Keystone Pipeline

There's nothing like an election year for delaying decisions. The latest example comes to you courtesy of the Obama administration, which last week put off making a decision on approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, designed to move tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.

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Daily Editorials: A Mental Health fix That Merits a Chance

After every mass shooting, every inexplicable attack by one stranger on another, and every time a mentally ill person dies at the hands of law enforcement, we are reminded that we are in the midst of a nationwide mental health crisis. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that one in five families is dealing with mental illness. More than half of prison inmates are mentally ill, as are half of those fatally shot by police, according to the Bureau of Justice.

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Chelsea Clinton's Baby, Politicized

Chelsea Clinton announced she's going to be a mother this year. That should elicit the same reaction reserved for the daughter of any former president: a polite "how nice." But this is a Clinton. Everything with the Clintons gets filtered through politics. It is fitting (and equally crass) that this news is met with this reaction: "Hillary (Clinton) in 2016. Does it help or hurt?"

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Nicki Drops the Wigs for Natural Look

Nicki Minaj making acting debut in new film

It seems that masks are not the only things worn to hide insecurities but wigs are. Super rapper Nicki Minaj has let go of her signature colorful wigs and heavy makeup to showcase the real Nicki. In an upbeat and revealing interview with Good Morning America Nicki said, “I did the wigs. I did the colors. I did the heavy makeup and all that stuff. And now, I guess maybe I'm more confident in myself.”

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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land - Diabetes Support Group, May 19

The topic for the next Diabetes Support Group on May 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is “Managing Diabetes and other Chronic Diseases in the Long Run.”

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EBONY magazine names Mitzi Miller Editor-in-Chief

Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), today named Mitzi Miller as the new editor-in-chief of EBONY magazine, effective immediately.

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Daily Editorials: Latest Delay in Pipeline Will Harm Middle-Class Americans

The Obama administration has done it again, creating another delay for the Keystone XL pipeline Friday. It's a move to appease radical environmentalists at a cost to working-class Americans who need shovel-ready jobs. It's an insult to our Canadian allies and a gift to hostile oil cartels that despise the United States.

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Overdue Mercy for Low-Level Drug Offenders

When Barack Obama ran for the White House in 2008, federal inmates and their families believed that if he won, miracles would follow. They were convinced that the former law professor and critic of federal mandatory minimum sentences would be liberal with his unfettered constitutional power to free low-level and nonviolent offenders sentenced to decades, even life without parole, behind bars.

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