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.
Think about sororities and the first thing that usually pops in mind is partying. But that is not even the core of what sorority life is all about. At least it is not with membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. or any of the other sororities in the National Pan Hellenic Council. Service to others is the focus of why they exist. The ladies see a problem then develop a solution to address it. Generally, members stay in three modes – planning to tackle a problem/concern, executing the remedy to a problem/concern, and ensuring that the problem is eliminated or continuing to get better.
Serving in the military takes a special kind of person. Character traits of being fearless in the eye of danger, the willingness to think about the greater good over yourself, the ability to keep your wits in moments of high stress are just some that one must posses. These special people that step up to take on this challenge should be commended often and remembered always. So it is always puzzling how some are revered more than others when all were fighting for the same purpose.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.
Mary Lou Retton, the Olympic gold medalist in the all-around in 1984, calls her the top gymnast in history. Nastia Liukin, the Olympic gold medalist in 2008, said she is a lock for the gold medal at the Rio Games. Who is the powerhouse of whom they speak? None other than nineteen-year-old, 4ft 8 in, half-pint, Simone Biles that is flipping the world of gymnastics on its side. Haven’t heard of her? Get to know the name. Come this August her name will be on everyone’s lips.
A solid reputation and a legacy of experience are a stable foundation to build one’s trust in people. The people of Texas have been building their trust in Senator Rodney Ellis for years. As he represented them on various levels of government, advocating for the good and the right, Senator Ellis has been a mainstay and a voice for so many on the political scene. He has a heart for people.
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.
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 Fatherhood.org. Fathers are vital in the development of children.
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.
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.
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.