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.
Darren Deon Vann is expected at a court hearing Wednesday morning, the first since he was accused of a string of killings in Indiana. The magistrate court hearing will take place at the county jail in Crown Point. Authorities say Vann has confessed to killing seven women, and led police to their bodies.
The Houston Symphony Kicks-Off its 2014-15 Family Concert Series on Saturday, November 1st; Also on the Program: The ‘Intuitive African Dance and Drum Culture’ Dance Company
On November 1, embark on the first concert of the Houston Symphony’s Family Concert Series as Associate Conductor and audience favorite Robert Franz leads the orchestra in a program entitled African Safari with Music from The Lion King. Get your passport stamped as you trek across Africa listening to the sounds of exotic wildlife, enjoy the treasured melodies from Disney’s Lion King and dance to African folk tunes and drumming, accented by the dynamic beats and movements of a West African Houston-based dance company, the Intuitive African Dance and Drum Culture.
NAACP to Bring College Tour to Texas Southern University as Part of its GET HYPE (Healthy Young People Everywhere) for ACA Initiative
On Friday, October 24th, the NAACP National Health Department will bring its Get HYPE (Healthy Young People Everywhere) college tour to the campus of Texas Southern University. Launched in 2011, Get HYPE is a college-tour designed to promote health advocacy and healthy living.
The Menil Collection’s Gandhi exhibition brings to Houston the Reverend James Morris Lawson, Jr. – Key figure in America’s Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement
A public lecture, free and open to the public: “Recovering a Vision of Gandhi and His Meaning for the 21st Century”
The Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. – “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world,” according to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – will speak in Houston on Monday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. Rev. Lawson’s talk— “Recovering a Vision of Gandhi, and His Meaning for the 21st Century”—will explore the relevance of Gandhi’s ethics of nonviolence
Actor/author Eriq LaSalle, best known for his roles in the TV series "E.R." and the film, "Coming to America," along with national best-selling authors Bernice McFadden and K'Wan, will headline the 2014 National Black Book Festival, Oct. 23-25, 2014 in Houston, TX.
Florida Clergy Leaders Urge Thousands of African Americans and Latinos to Vote Early in Statewide Souls to the Polls Events
Gospel Concert, Praise and Worship in the Park Part of the GOTV Community Efforts to Contact 65,000 Florida Voters Part of the National Let My People Vote Campaign in Florida and 14-States
Eatonville, FLWith midterm elections less than 15 days away, people of faith will not be silenced when it comes to encouraging voters and acknowledging the struggles of racial, social and economic injustice that impact their congregations.
City rallies behind national campaign to support access to healthy, affordable, sustainable food for all
On October 24, 2014—National Food Day 2014, in a public ceremony with the Mayor’s office and local dignitaries, Wells Fargo will present a NeighborhoodLIFT® grant of $200,000 to Recipe for Success Foundation in support of their Hope Farms™ urban agricultural project. After the ceremony, participants will plant veggie seeds in the gardens at MacGregor Elementary in support of #HoustonDigsRealFood and shop for fresh produce at the farmers marKIDS days™ produce stand operated by MacGregor students.
Let’s Talk About It: Domestic Violence and Spanking are they connected?
On Thursday, October 23, 2014 The Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) and Rice University will hold one of many panel discussions titled Conversations in the Round related to top stories in the news from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Pavilion on the Rice University campus.
Actress and Mommy-to-Be, Zoe Saldana. Plus, “The Office” Star Turned Author, BJ Novak to be on Queen Latifah Show today
Zoe Saldana talks about bullying, and how she learned to cope as a child
This Saturday an impressive celebration took place during the second annual induction gala of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame LA MUSA AWARDS® honored some of the greatest Latin music-makers of all time. From the posthumous homage to Argentinean composer Carlos Gardel by singer Diego Torres who performed Gardel's classic tune, "El Día Que Me Quieras" (The Day You Love Me), to the final performance of the evening when singers Jon Secada and Ednita Nazario came together on stage to perform inductee Gloria Estefan's epic anthem of hope and transcendence "Coming out of the Dark".