Jo-Carolyn Goode

Managing Editor


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.

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The Blackest Broadway Ever: Celebrating the Greatest Sound Makers of All Time

This June, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville is set to host its 4th Annual Black Music Month, presented by NISSAN. From June 1st to June 30th, the event, titled “Celebrating the Sound Makers of All Time,” will offer a vibrant lineup of camps, workshops, music acts, community activities, and more, paying homage to the rich legacy and ongoing influence of African American music.

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New Comedy Series 'Mind Your Business' Premieres on Bounce TV This Saturday

Get ready to add a new favorite to your TV lineup! The highly anticipated Bounce TV original series "Mind Your Business" is set to premiere this Saturday, June 1, with back-to-back episodes kicking off at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. This half-hour sitcom promises to deliver a mix of humor and heart as it delves into the lives of the Williams family and their bustling event space in Chicago. W

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Texas Among States with Fewest Fatal Drug Overdoses in the US, New Study Reveals

In a recent study highlighting the severity of drug overdose fatalities across the United States, Texas has emerged as one of the states with the lowest rates of fatal drug overdoses. This encouraging news places Texas fourth from the bottom among all states, with a rate of 18.3 fatalities per 100,000 people.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Partner with Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones to Expand Summer Programming

This summer, a transformative opportunity awaits the youth of Houston, thanks to a collaborative effort between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and Harris County Commissioner Lesley Briones. This partnership will provide free memberships to two newly established summer camps at Precinct 4’s Bayland and Radack Community Centers.

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Introducing the 2025 Cadillac OPTIQ: Electrifying Luxury for the Next Generation

Cadillac has unveiled the 2025 OPTIQ, a groundbreaking entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market that promises to redefine luxury for the modern age. The OPTIQ is designed to be the ultimate gateway to Cadillac's all-electric future, offering an impressive combination of range, performance, and cutting-edge technology at a competitive price point.

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Celebrating Black Music Month: Rice University Partners with CCM Foundation and Houston Public Library for Hip-Hop Exhibit

As Black Music Month approaches, Houston is gearing up for a unique celebration that honors the rich cultural heritage of hip-hop. Rice University's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and Fondren Library have teamed up with the Houston Public Library and the CCM Foundation to present an immersive exhibit titled “‘Straight Flexin’, No Plexin’.” This exciting showcase will be held at the Vinson Branch Library within the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center throughout June, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the world of hip-hop.

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Election Day Storms Cannot Stop Democracy: Harris County Clerk Announces Unofficial Primary Runoff Election Results

Despite the severe storms that swept through Houston on Election Day, democracy prevailed as Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth proudly announced the unofficial results of the May 28 Primary Runoff Elections. The county’s chief election official commended the Elections Department’s resilience and proactive measures in ensuring every vote was counted, even amidst challenging weather conditions.

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Houston Texans’ C.J. Stroud Honored with PFWA’s 2024 Good Guy Award

In a testament to his exemplary character and professionalism, Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Good Guy Award by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). This honor, recognizing Stroud's outstanding rapport with both local and national media, highlights his integrity off the field, complementing his remarkable performance on it.

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Houston Awards Gala Celebrates Women and Girls of Color in STEM

Black Girls Do Engineer (BGDE) is thrilled to announce their highly anticipated 2nd Annual Black Girls Do Engineer Day Awards Gala in Houston, TX.

This prestigious event is a celebration of excellence, empowerment, and achievement for women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The awards gala will honor and recognize amazing women and girls who have made remarkable contributions and accomplishments in the field. At the heart of the Gala lies the presentation of awards to extraordinary women and girls who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and impact in across all STEM disciplines.

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Empowering Houston: A Glimpse into the Struggles and Triumphs of Guaranteed Income Programs

In a profound effort to spotlight the human side of economic hardship and the transformative potential of guaranteed income programs, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and County Attorney Christian Menefee are set to host an impactful screening of the documentary film *It’s Basic*. The event will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Johns Downtown Church, located at 2019 Crawford St., Houston.

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