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.
Fashion is always a series of hits and misses. Looking to the past for inspiration and channeling that with the current line up can result is some awe dropping looks if paired right. It is the deciding what’s right and what’s wrong that is tricky. Thank goodness there are fashion experts to save us from ourselves.
When the school bells ring for Houston ISD on August 22nd there will be a new chief at the helm. This school year will be an exciting one full of transition and change as Dr. Richard Carranza steps in the role of superintendent of the seventh largest school district in the country.
It seems that if your name is Simone and you are from Houston that you will win gold. Houstonians were on fire at the Olympics last night.
As the new president of Texas Southern University, Dr. Austin Lane has his guard up. He is blocking the negativity that has come to be associated with the historically Black university dealing with low graduation rates, dwelling school spirit, campus violence and other issues to change the script to tell the positive stories of TSU. “We have a lot of people outside of Texas Southern University that have formed a certain opinion or stereotype of this university and I don’t know if they have done that in the most unbiased way. It puts us in the position where we have to play more defense than offense. And I want us to play some offense,” said Dr. Lane.
Cars versus SUVs have always been a great debate when in the market for a new ride. Cars are great for all ideal purposes of getting to points A and B, providing adequate space for people and cargo, good fuel efficiency, and everyday type of driving. SUVs give drivers all of the above in a bigger space with off road capabilities for that sense of adventure.
Have you notice a lot of wedding invitations in your mailbox? Are more of your friends announcing their engagements? Is your social calendar filling up with bridal showers? Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the midst of the loveliest time of the year, wedding season.
Nothing is more annoying than being in a tight space for a long time, especially if that space is in a tiny vehicle. Your legs stay cramp because you can’t stretch them out. Pains develop in your back since the chair can’t recline. You have to fight for space on the armrest with the passenger next to you.
In stark contrast to the lack luster Republican National Convention held last week to “Make America Great, Again,” to the exciting, energized Democratic National Convention narrative that America is already great, it has been one roller coast ride in politics for the past few weeks.
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.