Loving daughter, constant writer, pageant lover, effective manager, and community advocate are just some of the characteristics that describe Jo-Carolyn Goode. Having a solid foundation forged by her parents and faith in God has helped shape her into the pillar of the community she is today. The Houston, Texas native is a Prairie View A&M University graduate with a B.S. in the concentration of Biology with minor in Chemistry and Dance.
Beginning her professional career with Houston Style Magazine as an editorial intern, she worked her way through the ranks to become Managing Editor. Through a proven track record of excellent timely reporting and having a great worth ethic, Jo-Carolyn tells the stories of the everyday man to the hottest celebrities to the political power movers. While overseeing a talented team of writers and photographers, Jo-Carolyn produces the weekly print publication of Houston Style Magazine that is widely distributed locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition, she engages readers with stellar content through Houston Style Magazine’s online portal and social media channels.
Her communication talents move from the pages of print media to video as the producer for ‘It's National Day,’ a popular YouTube show celebrating the different national days of the world hosted by media personality TotallyRandie.
Jo-Carolyn has a passion for mentoring the minds of young girls and women and exercises this in a number of ways. In the capacity of National Assistant Director of the Miss Black America Coed Pageant Jo-Carolyn works with girls as young as five helping them to learn the ways of a queen through modeling, interviewing, and serving their respective communities. She also volunteers for the Miss Texas USA Pageant and Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant system where she works with girls as young as 14. Jo-Carolyn builds girls of confidence and character as a Girl Scout leader for one of the oldest African American troops in the Houston area. Her mentorship to these various groups of girls has allowed them to learn valuable lessons and gain skills that have translated to other areas of their lives to live and grow as successful individuals.
Always involved in her community, Jo-Carolyn has affiliations with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter as the chapter historian and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ivy Educational and Charitable Foundation of Houston, Incorporated and the Advisory Board for the Beatrice Mayes Institute.
Prepare to be amazed by Patricia "Ms. Pat" Williams, a woman who's turned her heartbreaking past into a sidesplitting comedy career. From teenage motherhood and selling drugs to finding love and adopting her niece's children, Ms. Pat has faced it all with laughter as her saving grace.
This holiday season, the residents of Houston are in for a remarkable treat as the iconic entertainer, Janet Jackson, graces the city to delight her fans and champion the cause of AIDS awareness.
In the realm of faith, a common adage resonates: "You can't have a testimony without a test." Imani Daffin, an American tourist on a twelve-day journey to explore the life of Jesus in Israel, sought to deepen her faith and understanding of Jesus Christ. Her pilgrimage took her to sacred sites, from the banks of Galilee, where Jesus performed miracles and was baptized, to the town where his life began in a manager in Bethlehem. It was a journey filled with profound experiences, but it was a test of a different kind that transformed her spiritual quest into a harrowing trial.
In a media landscape frequently marred by misinformation, Fani Taifa Willis stands as a formidable pillar of justice and ethical governance. Embodied in her name, which translates to “prosperous people” in Swahili, Willis has earned a reputation for her unparalleled legal acumen. Particularly noteworthy is her expertise in applying the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as the RICO Act, across a range of complex cases.
Controversy seems to follow new superintendent Mike Miles, yet he is unfazed, unapologetic, and unbothered. Blame his demeanor on his military background, his track record of educational success, or the age-old adage of pleasing everyone bring a fruitless endeavor. Miles has a steadfast determination.
Depressive episodes can be triggered by various life events, such as job loss, the death of a loved one, or financial struggles. Nobody is immune to these challenges, and while some emerge from depression more easily, others may require extended assistance. This is where professional help comes into play.
Over 21 million Americans are grappling with clinical depression, and among them is Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. In an open letter to Harris County residents, she revealed her diagnosis and her decision to take a leave of absence for treatment. Hidalgo's message underscores the necessity of treating mental health conditions with the same importance as physical ailments. .She emphasizes that the long-standing stigma surrounding mental health has stopped individuals from seeking the essential help they need.
Delta Sigma Theta Welcomes New Members Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Debra Lee, Rashida Jones, Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Channing Dungey, Tamika Catchings, and Phyllis Newhouse
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated® announced their newest Honorary Members during the sorority's 56th National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ladies now proud to represent crimson and cream are Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Debra Lee, Rashida Jones, Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Channing Dungey, Tamika Catchings, and Phyllis Newhouse.
Reverend Jesse Jackson named Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III as the new President and CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The transfer of leadership took place during the organization's national convention.
The sign of a real cook is their ability to open a refrigerator or pantry and see the potential for an amazing meal, while the average person sees a lack of culinary options. A real cook thinks outside the box and fearlessly combines ingredients that don't typically blend. Such innovative thinking gives birth to culinary greatness.