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Alert #6: Limited METROLift Service to Resume

METROLift service will be available for essential trips only starting at noon today. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons. Expect some delays as drivers exercise extreme caution. Customers should call 713-225-6716 to schedule trips. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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The ‘Unlock Your Voice’ Tour Presented by Survivors with Voices

Helping heal wounds that can't be seen.

Even if you haven't experienced mental or physical abuse chances are you know someone who has. It is a widespread issue that affects many, and the purpose of the ‘Unlock Your Voice City’ tour is to encourage those affected to move beyond the pain. This nationwide tour kicks off in Houston on Friday, January 19th through Saturday, January 20th at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside.

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Top 10 African American Scholarships For January 2018 and Black History Month

Every year, millions of dollars are given away to help students pay for college tuition, books and more. Many of these programs are specifically for Black and other minority students.

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Black-Owned Hair Care and Skin Care Brand, Launched By Celebrity Personal Groomer, Creating Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs and Partners

Xotics by Curtis Smith Hair and Skin Care Products is Creating Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Affiliate Partners.

While the Xotics by Curtis Smith collection covers its loyal clientele and fans from head to toe with premium natural hair and skin care products, CEO, founder, and celebrity barber Curtis Smith is finding new ways to extend that coverage by also creating opportunities for those responsible for his brand’s success. Smith has developed mentoring and affiliate partner programs to help young and avid Entrepreneurs navigate through and profit from the barber, hair salon, and skin care business.

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Marsha Thompson’s Novel, “Spoilers: The Rise & Fall,” With an African American Super Hero Girl, Proves to be an Interesting Fantasy Read

Today, author Marsha Thompson makes the headlines as her late release novel that features an African American super hero girl proves to be an interesting fantasy read.

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African American Heritage Commission of South Carolina Launches New ‘Green Book,’ Names State’s Top Black History Sites

Many — perhaps most — African Americans can trace family roots back to Charleston. About 40 percent of enslaved Africans brought to North America arrived on ships that docked in Charleston Harbor.

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EPA Releases Superfund Redevelopment Focus List; Includes MDI Site in Houston

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its initial list of Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites with the greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The list includes the Many Diversified Interests, Inc., (MDI) site in Houston, a former foundry that was removed from the NPL in 2010.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Named Cars.com's Best Pickup Truck of 2018

ZR2 praised for its distinctiveness, off-road ability and on-road manners

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2018. The Colorado ZR2 was one of two Chevrolet nominees for the award, along with the Silverado 3500. Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com editors praised the truck’s “almost perfect combination of passion and technology,” noting that it’s, “not just an interesting example of a new pickup truck, but is quite possibly the most distinctive vehicle that’s come along in years.”

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Panama City Beach: the 18 Best Events to Experience in 2018

With more exciting events planned for 2018 than ever before, Panama City Beach lives up to its reputation as a Real. Fun. Beach. year-round. Offering much more than 27 miles of award-winning beaches, there’s always something for locals and visitors of all ages to see and do at this picturesque coastal community. 2018 will mark the debut of the SandJam Music Festival which will bring a whole new crowd to the beach to experience headline musical acts from the destination’s sugar white, sandy shores. Also, returning for its second year is the award-winning UNwineD festival, bringing some of the South’s best chefs, mixologists and tastemakers to Aaron Bessant Park.

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NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide Launch NFL Hispanic Leaders Alliance Presented by Nationwide

Building off the success of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards, the NFL, together with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide are pleased to announce the launch of the NFL Hispanic Leaders Alliance Presented by Nationwide.

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Alert #5: METRO Bus Service to Remain Suspended Through Wednesday Morning

Hazardous road conditions are forcing METRO bus services to remain suspended through the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. With overnight temperatures expected to stay well below freezing, driving conditions will continue to be treacherous.

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GM Earns Top Honors in the IHS Markit Loyalty Awards for the Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, IHS Markit, a leading source of global automotive industry information, analysis and insight, has recognized General Motors as the company with the highest overall customer loyalty. Buick was also recognized with an award for the Most Improved Loyalty to Make during the 2017 model year. The announcements were made last night at the Automotive News World Congress held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show.

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Raising Eager Readers

Inspire your little ones to love reading

It can be difficult for parents to know exactly when to start teaching their children how to identify colors and numbers or when the right time is to start reading to them. However, the earlier parents begin reading to their kids, the better prepared they can be once they reach school age.

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Flint Engine to Build All-new Diesel Engine for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors announced today that Flint Engine Operations will serve as the manufacturing site for the all-new Duramax 3.0L turbo-diesel for the 2019 Silverado.

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CMT Unveils the Cast of "Music City" From the Creator of "The Hills" and "Laguna"

CMT today announced the cast of “Music City,” the latest series from famed executive producer Adam DiVello, who has created iconic shows such as “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” in association with Lionsgate. The docu-series premieres Thursday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT.

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The Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino Pushes High-Tech Thrills to Cosmic Levels With New Virtual Reality Experience

First-of-its Kind Experience on Las Vegas Strip Opens February 7

Fasten your safety belts and prepare for liftoff! New York-New York Hotel & Casino will take attraction rides to new levels when The Big Apple Coaster Virtual Reality Experience debuts February 7. The first of its kind in Las Vegas, this white-knuckle ride high above The Strip will combine thrill-seekers’ need for speed with advanced, immersive graphics, resulting in a 4D experience that’s out of this world.

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Alert #4: Dangerous Road Conditions Force Suspension of Evening METRO Bus Service

METRO is suspending all bus services beginning at 5:30 p.m. today until further notice due to dangerous road conditions. As ice accumulates on several area roadways, it is becoming more difficult to provide services. Safety is our top priority for passengers and employees, and we will resume services only when it is safe to do so.

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P&G Leads “The Talk” About Bias on Tonight’s Episode of ABC’s black-ish

ABC and P&G’s My Black is Beautiful™ Team Up to Share a Powerful Message of Support and Understanding

Tonight millions of American households will join the pivotal, growing dialogue on ending racial bias, when ABC and P&G’s My Black is Beautiful™ promote deeper cross cultural understanding through a special episode of black-ish, ABC’s hit sitcom at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST. Central to the plot is “the talk” that black parents have with their children about bias, and the listening and learning journey toward understanding by people of all backgrounds. P&G’s award-winning ad, “The Talk” will also air during the program.

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Panama City Beach Announces New Developments On The Horizon

At the end of a record-breaking year, with bed tax collections up over 13 percent for the fiscal year, Visit Panama City Beach is highlighting new plans for developments that will continue to enhance the destination. 2017 has seen hotel brands including Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group amongst others invest millions of dollars in accommodation upgrades and new projects in Panama City Beach. Further investment has added to the destination’s growing reputation as a Gulf Coast hot spot for family vacations.

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World Renowned Media Powerhouse, International Speaker, and Policy Expert , Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever selects “The epiMediaGroup, LLC” as her Public Relations Firm

On January, 2018 World Renowned Media Powerhouse, International Speaker and Policy Expert , Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, selected The epiMediaGroup, LLC, (epiMediaGroup) a global PR conglomerate, as her official public relations agency. Dr. Avis is a passionate race and gender empowerment expert, which is reflected in her award winning book “How Exceptional Black Women Lead”. She regularly voices her views on race and gender equality, as well as current political issues of the day as a contributor on PBS’ To the Contrary, Sirius XM Radio, the Huffington Post, NBC BLK, Black Enterprise and formerly, TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin.

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Alert #3: METRO Limiting Afternoon/Evening Service Due to Winter Storm

METRO will be curtailing local bus route service this afternoon as officials continue to advise everyone to stay off the roads due to dangerous, icy conditions. Beginning at 2 p.m. today, frequent routes will run every 30 minutes. Other routes will run approximately every hour. METRORail is also experiencing delays as a result of the winter storm. There are several bus shuttles on portions of the Green and Purple Lines.

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Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals Host Fifth Installment of Opulence Despite Harvey Effects Drawing Dozens to Alternative Nightlife

Feb. 3, 2018 marks the fifth installment of Opulence Casino Night, Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals’ (HAULYP) signature fundraising event. Hosted at America Tower Plaza, Opulence provides an alternative to the common club or lounge options for nightlife.

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President Trump Continues to Tarnish America’s Global Standing And We Deserve Much Better!

Jackson Lee: “If the President is serious about bringing Americans together in the way Dr. Martin Luther King Jr envisioned, he will support a clean Dream Act this week and provide disaster funding at the levels needed for a full recovery.”

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Ars Lyrica Houston Hosts A Roman Feast Gala

Ars Lyrica Houston's Spring Gala aims to raise funds for first it’s fully staged opera production

Ars Lyrica Houston's A Roman Feast gala will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the historic Esperson building in downtown Houston. The glamorous evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the contemporary Rusk Lobby, followed by an intimate performance of arias by rising opera countertenor, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen accompanied by Matthew Dirst on the harpsichord.

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Alert #2: Midday Park & Ride Service Added to Accommodate Riders

METRO is adding more midday Park & Ride services to help riders who want to make earlier return trips. The routes listed below will begin picking up for return trips at Noon and will run about every 30 minutes.

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Renowned Empowerment Strategist Has Written The Ultimate Guidebook to Transform Ordinary Lives

‘I Am Enough: 90 Days of Spiritual Nuggets to Recognize and Embrace Your Authentic Self’ is a Book That Answers Everything

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Entrepreneur Launches Affordable Services to Help Black-Owned Businesses Incorporate, Negotiate Contracts, and More

Legal research and writing company expands to provide business writing and management for busy entrepreneurs who wear many hats, and small businesses operating without a full-time staff.

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13-Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Education About African Heritage into an Arts & Crafts Business

Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways to educate and make a difference in how the story is told and sold.

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Communities Across the U.S. Celebrate the Second Annual National Day of Racial Healing With Concerts, Proclamations and Programs

On Jan. 16, communities across the country will celebrate the National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) with events and activities as distinct as their participants. High school students, recording artists, civic leaders, teachers, librarians, college students and more will come together in auditoriums, museums, libraries and churches, or on social networks. The array of activities mark the second annual National Day of Racial Healing, established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in 2017 to promote healing as a critical path for ending racial bias and creating a society in which all children can thrive.

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Ex-NFL Player and Teacher Aaron Maybin Raises Money to Keep Freezing Baltimore Public School Students Warm

Former NFL linebacker-turned-educator Aaron Maybin has raised money and national awareness about Baltimore students in desperate need of heat and warm gear.

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Wins Two Critics’ Choice Awards; Sterling K. Brown and RuPaul win in TV Categories

The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards went down in Los Angeles on Thursday evening. Jay Pharaoh presented the first award of the night for Best Comedy to The Big Sick after opening the show with a freestyle rapping skit alongside host, Olivia Munn.

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Michigan State University Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Build Slave Trade and Ancestry Database

$1.5 million grant gifted to Michigan State University by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will go towards the cultivation of a database that harbors information about former slaves, MSU Today reported.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Quilts, Sculptures, and Other Works by African American Artists from the South

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired a significant group of works by self-taught African American artists, deepening the museum’s already rich holdings of so-called outsider artists and strengthening its overall collection of art by American people of color. The 24 works include three major assemblages by Thornton Dial, an iron and steel worker, pipe fitter, carpenter, and house painter who lived in Bessemer, Ala., near Birmingham.

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GBN Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 With Closer Look at Memorial in D.C.

In April of 2017, I had the good fortune to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of a business trip. Once in Washington D.C. and at the National Mall, I was thrilled to learn that the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was only a ten-minute walk away, so after my work was done, I headed over. Photos don’t do it justice, but it is an awesome space, and one I’d encourage every American to visit it if ever in our nation’s capital. It’s the quotes that strike you first – the aesthetic beauty of the words coming out of the granite, then the meaning, then the context of each one of them. Like the MLK we know publicly, it is equal parts solemn, potent, righteous and wise.

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"Girls Trip," "Get Out," "Black-ish," Garner Multiple Wins at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced last night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Statement from Council Member Brenda Stardig Regarding Recent Incidents in SBISD Area

Yesterday Council Member Brenda Stardig held a joint press conference with HPD, Crime Stoppers, Spring Branch ISD (SBISD), and the SBISD police to highlight recent safety incidents where female students were approached and grabbed on the way to school. Today HPD reported that the suspect is now in custody.

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Chevron Houston Marathon Recap

At the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, the 11,037 in the marathon and 16,207 in the half marathon are expected to be greeted at the 7 a.m. start by a temperature of 36 degrees F (2 C), humidity of 60 percent, winds of 5 mph and a zero percent chance of humidity.

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National Civil Rights Leaders Decry Raw Racism of Trump

Amidst Principled Negotiations on the Dream Act, Trump Shows That One Value Drives His Decisions Above All Others: White Supremacy

Yesterday, the raw racism of Donald Trump and those driving his immigration and other policy making decisions were on full display as he called for fewer Black people to be admitted into the United States in favor of white immigrants. This morning, the President doubled down on his comments offering a weak justification for his racist viewpoint.

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TV One Debuts New Series Uncencored on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. ET

In-Depth Docu-Series Pulls Back The Curtain on the Lives of Influential Music, Film, Television, Sports and Pop Culture Figures

UNCENSORED, an edgy new docu-series exploring the intimate lives of some of today’s most notable personalities, debuts on TV One beginning Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. The 10-episode semi-autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to stars including Tiffany Haddish, LaLa Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Le’Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places where their stories unfolded.

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Houston Texans Hire Brian Gaine as General Manager and Extend the Contract of Head Coach Bill O'Brien

The Houston Texans have hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of Head Coach Bill O’Brien, the team announced today. Gaine signed a five-year deal and O’Brien was extended for four years, with both deals running through 2022.

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Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest Winners

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently held a community-wide Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest. Those entering ranged from school groups, clubs and organizations, professional divisions and residents of all ages.

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Astros Host Record-Breaking FanFest at Minute Maid Park

Astros fans turned out in force for their World Champion team at today’s 2018 FanFest at Minute Maid Park, breaking attendance records for the event at over 42,000 vouchers distributed. The free fan event featured autograph sessions with current and former Astros players, photo opportunities with the Commissioner’s Trophy, fan forums, multiple photo experiences, an interactive social media zone, swings in the batting cages, running the bases, throws in the bullpen and a PlazaFest on Crawford Street.

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Leslie Odom, Jr. to Sing America The Beautiful at Super Bowl LII on NBC

Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer LESLIE ODOM, JR. will sing "America The Beautiful" as part of Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.

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Martin's Birthday Sermon: The Negro Is Your Brother

As the world pauses to honor one of the greatest African Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, most conscious Americans are bowing our heads, though not in prayer.

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Chevrolet Gives Auto Show Goers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Vehicle Testing

4-D virtual reality experience debuts at the North American International Auto Show

For the first time, Chevrolet will offer auto show attendees a behind-the-scenes look at vehicle testing through a 4-D virtual reality experience at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Rewriting the Record Books at the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon

Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city’s recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August.

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Martin Luther King’s Legacy Honored with Day of Service

Shell Oil Company volunteers spend holiday working along with other companies & individuals

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” To honor King’s life and work and in recognition of MLK Day, Houston Food Bank is welcoming individual and corporate volunteers on Monday, January 15, 2018, which is MLK Day.

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WEtv Presents Exclusive Season 2 of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta With Cast Q&A

On Tuesday, January 9th, WEtv presented the first episode of Season 2 of hit show Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta presented by star Bow Wow, who introduced the episode to a jam-packed house at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Theater in Midtown Atlanta. Co-stars Reginae Carter, Zonnique Pullins, Brandon Barnes, Shaniah Mauldin and Ayana Fite were also in attendance, joined by supporting cast members Jermaine Dupri, Deb Antney, Da Brat and newcomer singer Jhonni Blaze, who appeared as a guest on season one. The star-studded event saw music and TV luminaries including fellow WEtv stars Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and her mother "Mama" June Shannon; Towanda and Trina Braxton; and "LA Hair" star Gocha Hawkins; along with "Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore; super-producer Bangledash, actors Demetria McKinney and Brad James (from SyFy's "Superstition"); singers Damion Hall (Guy) and Daron Jones (112) and more.

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“Catch on Fire” opens at The Collective January 18

Ashley Washington dedicates collection to late godbrother

“Catch on Fire,” a collection of the art of designer Ashley Washington, opens Thursday, January 18, at the Community Artists’ Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, with a reception from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Washington, the owner of Visionary Art & Décor, creates her abstract art to express a feeling of happiness, hope, joy and inspiration. Each painting has a story behind it.

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PepsiCo Kicks Off "Game Day Grub Match: Athlete Face-Off" Challenging Football Stars To Cook Up Winning Game Day Dishes

Digital Content Series Features Greg Jennings, Nick Mangold and Rashad Jennings Battling in the Kitchen before a Celebrity Chef Judging Panel

Winning Athlete's Dish to Appear on the Buffalo Wild Wings Menu at Mall of America in Minneapolis, Home of Super Bowl LII

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