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he jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers. Black unemployment remains about twice as great as the national unemployment average -- and is going up, not down. What is going on here? To some extent, this reflects the old patterns: Minorities are the last hired and the first fired, and the last to be brought in and the first to go. But it is more than that. The stepladders that hardworking minorities could climb into the middle class are being dismantled. With the migration to the North after World War II, African-Americans flooded into cities and eagerly sought jobs in the growing manufacturing sector. But manufacturing has been in decline since the 1980s, as companies began shipping more good jobs than goods abroad. Then African-Americans with growing educational achievement sought employment in the public sector, particularly at the state and local level. As more equal opportunity opened up, they found work as teachers, managers, sanitation workers, cops and firefighters. But now, layoffs of public employees are spreading, and minorities often are those with the least seniority and the first to go. Latinos and blacks also flocked to the residential, often non-union, construction industries, but these were devastated when the housing bubble burst. This Great Recession has been a Great Depression for young people. Hit with trillions in losses in retirement accounts and housing values, older workers struggle to hold onto their jobs longer. With jobs growth slow, openings for the young are scarce. Here again, there is a racial divide. Over 40 percent of all AfricanAmericans between ages 16 and 19 are unemployed, compared to 21 percent of all whites of that age. This is, without question, a social catastrophe. Young


Suffer Unto the Young people are graduating from high school or college into the worst jobs situation since the 1930s. Without jobs, they lose skills, discipline, dignity and hope. Economists tell us that those who lose months to unemployment often take years to catch up with their peers, if they ever do. Beneath this is the continued legacy of discrimination in America. Young African-Americans still suffer the disadvantage of unequal opportunity from the start. Too many are born into poverty, raised in broken homes, suffer the savage inequality that comes from the absence of affordable pre-K programs in underfunded public schools trying to cope with the absence of good teachers who flee to affluent suburbs. Urban residents also suffer from the rising cost of and decreasing access to mass transit, making it more and more difficult to get to jobs that might be available in the suburbs. In Washington, the focus has turned to cutting deficits, not to creating jobs. With interest rates near zero, and businesses sitting on trillions waiting for customers, even conservatives have a hard time arguing that “cut and grow” works. They suggest that businesses aren’t hiring because they are worried about potential future tax increases or befuddled by regulations, or lack confidence in the future. More likely, they simply lack customers, as 25 million are still in need of full time work, wages are not keeping up with rising costs of food and gas, home values are continuing to sink, and Americans continue to tighten their belts. This is a national emergency. We cannot allow mass unemployment to be the new normal. We cannot write off an entire generation. At the current rate of jobs generation, it will take six years to make up the jobs lost in the Great Recession. Young people can’t wait six years to get to work. The long-term unemployed can’t wait six years for jobs to come back. We need a National Commission on Jobs and the Young. We need to focus on the depression that is devastating the newly emerging black middle class and snuffing out hope among the young. And if Washington can’t hear this yet, we’ve got to raise our voices and demand that they listen. Share this story online at www.


they have created. The Central Comic Book Workshop that Library is located at 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313. These with Author Jason workshops are free and open to the public. Neulander at the Houston Public Library Lose Weight, Gain Money: omic book writer Jason Houston-Wide WeightNeulander will be making a stop at the Houston Loss Competition to Pay Public Library’s Central Library Individual & Corporate Contestants $18,000 in Cash Prizes



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to give two hands-on comic book workshops for children and teens. These workshops will help students learn the process of writing for comic books. Classes will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 AM and 1 PM. Neulander will be teaching students how to create a story, develop characters, scripts, design thumbnails and go through the final edition process. At the end of each class, everyone will walk away with a few pages of a comic book

network that pays members who improve their health, announced registration is now underway for its “Houston Matchup” competition - a city-wide weight-loss contest that will reward topperforming teams with a total of $18,000 in cash prizes. Registration is now open to all Houston residents, and the contest commences with Houston-wide weigh-ins on May 13, 2011.

Houston Fire Department Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Emergency Medical Services to Citizens of Houston

A weight and obese Houstonians get healthy and fit using a novel, proven effective motivation paradigm, HealthyWage™ (www., an online

special presentation and proclamation was given at City Council to honor 40 years of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by the Houston Fire Department. The Houston Fire Department began providing Emergency Medical Services in the City of Houston, April 10, 1971, and the vision that city leaders had for Houston’s EMS has evolved

in the past 40 years into a world renowned EMS system. EMT’s (Glen Morris and Otis Owens) and dispatcher (Bill Hausinger) from the first HFD EMS call for service, 40 years ago, will be present. They responded from Station 19 to help deliver a baby girl. A cardiac arrest survivor and her family will also be present to thank the people that helped her survive a cardiac arrest in February in Memorial Park. Good samaritans stopped to render aid, called 9-1-1 and performed CPR with instructions from the 9-1-1 call takers; a Secret Service agent who took over CPR; an HPD officer who assisted with traffic control and the HFD crews all helped her regain a pulse and made it possible for her to celebrate her 22nd birthday in March.

Girl Scouts Event to Honor Philanthropic Work of Houston’s Women Leaders


n April 29, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Houston hotel, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will host its inaugural “Success

to Significance” luncheon. The event was created to honor successful women leaders who have made significant differences in their communities. This year’s honorees i n -

clude Pam Gardner, the first female inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and Dorothy Goodykoontz, Emeritus member of GSSJC’s Board of Directors and founder of the Emerald Circle, a committee formed to award college merit scholarship to qualified Ambassador Girl Scouts. Award-winning actress and philanthropist Geena Davis will serve as the keynote speaker and Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board Chair Connie Lindsey will address the state of Girl Scouting and will recognize the event’s first honorees.






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Grinnell College’s Choirs Tour Houston


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n Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Brentwood Baptist Church for the Mid-Week Worship Service presenting the Grinnell Singers and Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir. The choirs were on a spring break tour visiting five cities to give concerts. Their repertoire spanned six centuries, with selections from England and America, gospel-styled music and folksongs. Others in attendance were Cory Gibson, Rev. Joseph G. Ford, Dr. Robert F. Austin, Graciela Guzman, Chloe Griffen, and Doris Gardner Ratliff.

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n Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the Westin Galleria for the CSTEM: Pathway to Innovation luncheon. Jason Few, President of Reliant Energy and Executive Vice President of NRG Energy was honored. Others in attendance were Antonio Mondragon, Melinda Spaulding, Rev. Karl Minor, Dr. Reagan Flowers, Daelyn McCain, Kierha Baker, April Rasmus, Ricky Raven, Carroll Robinson, Dr. Kelly Coleman, Christopher Pankey, Sherman Lewis, Ann Williams, Dr. Frazier Wilson, the Honorable Danny Nguyen, Katisha Sutton, Barbara Thornhill, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Lena Waddle, and Cary Yates.


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Port of Houston Authority Partners With U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Harris County and Others to Host Maritime Youth Expo

undreds of area high school maritime students and Sea Scouts are expected at a Maritime Youth Expo

ed by the Port of Houston Authority in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Harris County Pct. 2

on Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Sylvan Beach in La Porte. The youth will have the opportunity to view a variety of exhibits The event is being host-

Commissioner Jack Morman, Houston Pilots Association, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, San Jacinto College, Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, Texas Southern University and



goggles that simulate degrees of intoxication. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department; U.S. Coast Guard recruiters and Port of Houston Authority will have booths at the event. Participants include students enrolled in maritime academies at Jack Yates, Stephen F. Austin and La Porte high schools and in maritime programs in other local Independent School Districts, as well as youth from Sea Scout Ship 1926, Sea Scout Ship 77. The Port of Houston Authority collaborated with Houston ISD on the Port of Houston Maritime Academy, which debuted in fall 2009 at Stephen

F. Austin and Jack Yates high schools and now has nearly 400 students enrolled. Maritime programs are also being offered by La Porte ISD, Pasadena ISD, Galena Park ISD and Houston Gateway Academy. At the university level, the Port Authority partners with Texas Southern University on an academic degree program in Maritime Transportation Management and Security. The maritime industry offers many opportunities for fulfilling and well-paying careers, including such jobs as U.S. Coast Guard officer, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol officer, vessel pilot, engineer, harbor tugboat operator or inland push boat operator.

You can also add these oils to a cold compress. • Using eucalyptus in a steam inhalation will open up si-

Medicine (NCCAM) states that as with any medical treatment, there can be risks with CAM therapies. These general precautions can help to minimize risks: • Select practitioners with care. Find out about the practitioner’s training and experience. • Know that some dietary supplements may interact with medications or other supplements, may have side effects of their own, or may contain potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the label. Also keep in mind that most supplements have not been tested in pregnant women, nursing mothers or children. • Tell all your health care providers about any CAM practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care. For tips about talking with your health care providers, see NCCAM’s Time to Talk campaign at

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ver the last 10 years, a growing number of people have been turning to what are known as complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The most recent data available from the National Health Interview Survey shows that in 2007, nearly 40 percent of survey respondents reported using CAM. $33.9 billion was spent on visits to CAM practitioners and purchases of CAM classes, materials and products. Complementary medicines are used together with conventional medicine, while alternative medicines are used in place of conventional medicine. You might have used some CAM remedies without realizing it — they include: • Natural products such as fish oil/omega 3s and echinacea. • Mind-body medicine such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. • Manipulative and bodybased practices such as chiropractic, massage, reflexology and acupressure.

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the West Gulf Maritime Association. Among other planned activities are a safety on the beach exhibit, including information on CPR/911; line heaving training; boat/ vessel examinations and training; U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoist rescue and landing; and displays of U.S. Coast Guard RB-S patrol boat and damage control tank. In addition, students may take part in the beer goggle experience, wearing a series of

In their book “Prescription for Natural Cures, Revised Edition” (Wiley, 2011), James F. Balch, M.D., Mark Stengler, N.M.D., and Robin Young Balch, N.D., address a wide range of natural treatments for dozens of common ailments. The treatments address diet, homeopathy, acupressure, bodywork, aromatherapy and stress reduction, as well as what they call Super Seven Prescriptions, the top seven options for treating each condition. Studies, references and other recommendations are also included. These examples from the book can show you how to get on your way to feeling better, naturally. For more information, and to read an excerpt, visit www. Headache Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, allergies, hormone imbalance, poor digestion and detoxification, low blood sugar, fatigue and drugs (including caffeine and alcohol). Most

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headaches are best addressed by identifying and removing the triggers along with implementing strategies for natural pain relief. • Calcium relaxes the nervous system, muscles and blood vessels, making it helpful for all types of headaches, but especially tension headaches. Take 500 mg twice daily. • Ginkgo biloba improves circulation to the brain and has anti-platelet activity. Take 60 mg two or three times daily of a 24 percent flavone glycoside extract. • Peppermint or menthol cream applied to the temple area has been shown to be helpful for tension headaches. Bodywork • For almost immediate relief, have someone rub the back of your neck and your upper back with ice. • Lavender and peppermint will soothe both head pain and stress. Add a few drops of either to a carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil) and massage temples.

nus cavities quickly, and is helpful for a headache brought on by sinusitis. Be Smart, Be Safe The National Center for Complementary and Alternative


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ENSEMBLE THEATRE PRESENTS JITNEY BY AUGUST WILSON Set in 1977, Jitney tells the story of a group of men in Pittsburgh’s Hill District who drive unlicensed “gypsy” cabs that for years have served as a vital means of transportation for the working class in Pittsburgh and other urban centers. March 26–April 24, 2011 Previews: 3/26, 3/27, 3/30 Opening Night: 3/31 R/Drama/Adult Language The Ensemble Theatre 3535 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 For tickets and seating availability call: 713-520-0055 or visit: www.

April 7 - 16 HAIRSPRAY SPONSORED BY MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE Thursday Apr 7, 2011 8:00 PM 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston TX 77030 For performance updates, please call (281) FREE-FUN (281-3733386) or visit www. milleroutdoortheatre. com ●

April 8 GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC AT ARENA THEATRE 7326 Southwest Freeway (Hwy. 59) Between Fondren Rd & Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX 77074 BOX OFFICE TICKET REQUEST LINE: 713-772-5900 or visit ●

April 8 LADY GAGA Due to overwhelming demand, Lady Gaga will play a THIRD show at Toyota Center on Friday, April 8, 2011! Lady Gaga has captivated audiences around the globe with her stunning international smash, The Monster Ball tour. Friday, April 8, 2011 8:00 PM Doors Open: 6:30 PM Ticket Prices: $175, $85, and $49.50 For more information visit ●

April 8 IN SUPPORT OF HOUSTON MONEY WEEK METRO PRESENTS: “KNOWING & UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT REPORT” FRIDAY, APRIL 8,2011 The final phase of the project will include a painted mural and a dedication and exhibition at the Worthing High School Alumni Association scholarship fundraiser event titled, A Night of Jazz. The event will take place on April 29th at 6:30 p.m. and will raise funds for students at Worthing. The admission fee is $20. Class Start Time: 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. ●

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METRO Administration Building , 2nd Floor Procurement Room 1900 Main @ St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, Texas 77002

April 8 TEXAS TUNES INTO AFRICA, A CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR THE AFRICAN CHILDRENS CHOIR will be coming to Houston on 8th. They are in town to perform at the West University United Methodist Church on the 1st and Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Tickets are only $22 online at ●

April 8 & 9 SOULCHECK AT RELIANT STADIUM Friday, April 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:00am Expect to experience sights and sounds from Latin America, the Middle East, the United States and Africa expressed through hip hop, a cappella, pop/rock, gospel, dance, acrylic/sand art, and much more. Soulcheck is a non-denominational multi-cultural worship event, so come and enjoy the night. H-TOWN BLUES FESTIVAL AT RELIANT STADIUM Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm Come out to Reliant Arena to kick back and enjoy an evening of smooth tunes. The following artists are expected to perform: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovette, Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Bobby Blue Bland, Lenny Williams, Floyd Taylor, and Latimore. Reliant Arena Houston, TX 77054 Tickets are available at allTicketmaster outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, via the internet at www. and at Reliant StadiumSouth Ticket Windows during normal business hours. ●

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44TH ANNUAL WORLDFESTHOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALL Film Festival: April 8 – April 17, 2011 Daily Film screenings: 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. (plus matinees at 1 & 3 p.m. Sat. & Sun) Master Classes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 14, 15, & 16 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Grand Finale Consular Regatta and Barbecue: April 17 at 1 p.m. at The Houston Yacht Club. All films at AMC Studio 30 at 2949 Dunvale in SW Houston. Check for details. Opening night $15 per person, $30 to include after-party. Tickets available now online and up to capacity at Showtime at AMC Box-Office. All films, seminars and events are open to the public. Group discounts available on line.

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PRESENTS THE HOUSTON SOUND CONCERT SERIES AT MARKET SQUARE PARK Heritage Texas Properties Presents The Houston Sound Concert Series at Market Square Park with performances scheduled for April 8, April 22 and May 6. The free concerts will run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and feature performances by D.R.U.M, Patrice Pike Trio, MoTel Aviv, Sauce the Band and Beetle. For more information about the bands and the entire spring programming calendar, become a fan of Market Square Park on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit the new Web site www.

April 9 SISTERS NETWORK® INC. 2ND ANNUAL STOP THE SILENCE® NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN BREAST CANCER WALK Registration for Sisters Network® Inc 2nd Annual Stop the Silence® National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run is currently underway The event will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in downtown Houston at Discovery Green, 1500 Mc Kinney Street, Houston, TX. 77010. The registration fee is $30 per person or $300 for a team of 10 and includes a walk t-shirt. For more information, please visit or call toll-free 1-866-781-1808. ●

April 9 “LUNCH WITH A LEGACY” SERIES AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBRARY AT THE GREGORY SCHOOL Saturday, April 9 • 12:00 PM “Lunch With a Legacy” John Guess Jr. An afternoon with the CEO of the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), John Guess Jr., as he discusses his experiences in starting a Black Student Union on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1313. ●

April 9 FUNDRAISING FASHION SHOW & AWARDS LUNCHEON AT WHEELER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. and The Women’s Guild of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church will present the 47th Annual Fashion Show & IMPACT Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11:30am at the beautiful Hilton Americas Houston Hotel, 1600 Lamar Street, in downtown Houston. For tickets, please contact The Chronicles Bookstore on the campus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Avenue, (713) 579-2753. ●


The 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. event will feature live music and dance performances, food and craft vendors and original artwork at the 4th annual Midtown Art in the Park in Elizabeth Baldwin Park and at the Community Artists’ Collective (both part of the 12th annual Midtown Visions Cultural Art Tour) within a 10-block area loosely bounded by Holman, LaBranch, Elgin, Austin and Crawford streets. Admission is free. For more information contact or Community Artists’ Collective at 713523-1616 and

April 9 THE HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER INVITES FAMILIES TO GET OUTSIDE FOR EARTH DAY The Arboretum will host a FREE celebration on Sat., April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual event includes hikes along an Arboretum trail, activity stations and campsite demonstrations. For more, visit or call 713-681-8433. ●

April 9 REP. TURNER’S FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK SET FOR SATURDAY State Representative Sylvester Turner’s popular Family Day at the Park will return on Saturday, April 9. For more information, please contact Rep. Turner’s office at 713-6836363. ●

April 9 INAUGURAL DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE AT EDGEWATER’S MARINA IN BAY AREA HOUSTON Bay Area Houston will once again be home to dragon boat races when the Texas Dragon Boat Association hosts the Edgewater Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday, April 9 in Webster, Tx. Saturday April 9, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Edgewater Waterfront Marina is located 100 Water Street in Webster, Texas 77598 Minutes away from NASA Johnson Space Center Free admission to the public For more information, please contact Eve Marie Ruhlman, the Executive Director at or visit www.texasdragonboat. com. ●

April 10 SHOEZY LOVER BOUTIQUE: SPRING FASHION FIERCE PARTY! Houston’s Fashion Fierce Party brings together everything that complements the element of fashion; from live music to artistic canvasses, networking, and charitable contributions. The doors to Grill 5115 will open at 7p.m., and the show will start promptly at 8p.m. Fashion Fierce Party will take place on April 10, 2011 at Grill 5115 in Saks 5th Avenue, Houston Galleria. For more information on Change Happens nonprofit please visit ●

April 11 ACTOR RICHARD LAWSON TO HEADLINE TSU’S 11TH ANNUAL FINE ARTS WEEK Richard Lawson, Stage and Screen Actor, will teach a master class during TSU’s 11th Annual Fine Arts Week on “How to Master Your Career” for Theatre and Radio, TV, and Film students on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Olling●


ton Smith Playhouse. . For more information on the 11th annual Fine Arts week, please call TSU Theatre at (713) 313-7157.

April 12 - 17 CATS: AMERICA’S FAVORITE FAMILY MUSICAL The show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston for only eight performances from April 12 – 17 as part of the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center series. Tickets are on sale now at the Hobby Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Please visit ●

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DISCOVERY GREEN’S 3RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Wednesday, April 13, noon and 7 pm We’re celebrating our third anniversary with a free performance by Galumpha, a trio of acrobatic dancers performing “movement magic” and “human architecture” making their first appearance in Houston. For more information visit or call (713) 400.7336. ●

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MILLER LITE AND THE CITY OF KEMAH PRESENT THE KEMAH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL Benefiting Houston PBS April 15 - 17, 2011 Under the Kemah Bridge HWY 146 at 2nd St . Kemah, TX 77565 Noon - 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday Noon - 6:00 PM Sunday Admission: $5.00, Three-Day Pass $12.00 same price, advance and day of show Crawfish $2 a pound Admission free for children under 12 and U.S. military personnel in uniform or with current military I.D. Advance Tickets are available online at: www.KemahCrawfishFestival. com ●

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3RD ANNUAL ALL-EARTH ECOBOT CHALLENGE SET FOR APRIL 16 AT UH Excitement builds for approximately 1,000 team members taking part in the All-Earth Ecobot Challenge set for Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Houston Athletics/ Alumni Center. For more information about Ecobot, go to ●

April 16 ABBY SUNDERLAND TO ATTEND SOUTH WEST INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Bay Area Houston, the boating capital of Texas, is once again home to the third annual South West International Boat Show – the largest in-water boat show in the Lone Star state. This year’s event will feature an appearance by Abby Sunderland, the teen sailor who set out to become the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe alone. She’ll be promoting her new book, Unsinkable and signing autographs from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. The event begins on Thursday, April 14 and continues through Sunday, April 17 at South Shore Harbour Marina located at 2500 South Shore Boulevard in League City, Tx. More information can be found at ●


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Mayor Annise Parker

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f nothing else Houstonians know that Annise Parker loves her job as mayor and the city of Houston itself. She has voiced this sentiment for years. Now she is asking Houstonians to lift their voices to support her once again in another bid to run for Mayor of the City of Houston. A little over 16 months ago Mayor Parker made history when she took the oath of office to become the second woman to assume the role as Mayor of Houston and the first openly gay one. Making headlines for her sexual orientation and her gender was not why Annise Parker wanted to be mayor. She wanted to bring change to Houston. During her first term of office, Mayor Parker admits that she really has not had the chance to do that. In a recent interview with Houston Style Magazine, she said “…most of what I have done over this past year is to cut spending and prevent other things from happening. I am ready to move forward.” With the votes of Houstonians she hopes to move forward after the November 2011 election. With her team now in place, Mayor Parker feels that all the pieces are aligned so that she can really put her impression on Houston for a lasting legacy. “I have replaced 2/3 of the city of Houston department directors and brought in an aggressive customer service mindset,” Mayor Parker said. “You are going to

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see changes now that I have my people in place and we are moving forward.” When she first ran for mayor her top three priorities were public safety, the economy and infrastructure. She has already achieved one of her goals with her selection of a new police chief. With the economy being what it is, another one of the things she wanted to do was to provide incentives for businesses that come to Houston and creates more jobs. This, too, she has accomplished. “Unlike previous administrations I have a full time chief development officer for the city and we

Photography by Dalton DeHart

are willing to offer economic de-

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city and I think she’s addressing that headon.” This is a sentiment that La-

Gene Locke Endorses Mayor Annise Parker for Second Term Photography by Dalton DeHart

velopment incentives to companies that want to relocate here,” said Mayor Parker enforcing this with the recent announcement of the Goldman Sach 10,000 small business initiative. Already in her corner are Attorney Gene Locke and former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier. “She is bringing the city together, “ said Locke in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. “ There’s a tremendous fiscal crisis facing the

nier dittos. “Times are tough, but so is she,” said Lanier. He added that he thinks that Mayor Parker ’s sexual orientation is also a benefit because it portrays the city as one that is tolerant and diverse. M a y o r Parker sees Houston as a land of op-


portunity and she wants a second chance to continue her vision. “I just think it is a fascinating, interesting, dynamic city that is constantly changing and growing and being the largest not zoned city in America does gives me some headaches as mayor, but it also means that we can reinvent ourselves,” said Mayor Parker. The question now is will Houston be reinventing itself with Mayor Parker at the helm? She has already raised funds to fuel her reelection campaign, and she is gaining more key endorsements. However, her campaign may have to be on the back burner as she continues to sort through the finances of the city in an effort to balance next year’s budget. Keep reading Houston Style Magazine to stay abreast of the agenda of Mayor Annise Parker.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Michael Spears Photography by Dalton DeHart


In Search of the Next Texans Cheerleaders

By Jo-Carolyn Goode Editor-at-Large


hat would a football game be with- area, she is vying for a spot on the squad. “I out cheerleaders? They energize want to become an HTC because I not only plays by encouraging the team will fulfill my passion for dancing, but also be to go for the touchdown. When the score is a role model in the community as part of the not in the team’s favor cheerleaders provide Houston Texans,” said Courtney. No stranger to the regiment of a dance that extra adrenaline that team, Courtney danced on is needed. Leading fans the collegiate level for 3 in chants to cheer on the years and was a chorograhome team, they help keep pher for the same team her the action of the game high. last semester in college. The v Houston Texans are ”My life is centered around looking for a good crop of dance, from instructing to women to cheer the home performing,” said Courtteam to more victories. ney. Her days leading up Someone who the try out date are filled has had the privilege of with going to the gym, takhearing her name called ing dance classes to mainto be a part of the current tain her technique, and, of squad is Nicole Hickl. The course, trying to find the twenty-year-old student alperfect outfit. Although ready had a hectic schedule Courtney would love to brought on by her involvemake the squad, her numment in school activities, ber one goal is doing her but being a Houston Texan Courtney Ned best. If selected for HTC Cheerleader (HTC) has Courtney knows that it is been her dream since her days in high school. In addition, her university more to being a cheerleader than the outer apdoes not have a dance team and that makes the pearance. “As a Houston Texan Cheerleader I lure of the Houston Texans tryouts even more am aware that I will be a representative of the appealing. Five-a-day workouts and eating Houston Texans in the community and also healthy paid off for Nicole as she danced her a role model to those who admire the team.” heart out at last year’s tryouts. The 2010-2011 Courtney continued, “Not only on game day season was a memorable one for her as a rook- am I excited to be cheering on my team to vicie member of the squad. Comparing this past tory and pumping up the fans, but I am cheerseason to a roller coaster ride, she said, “My ful off the field, too and that matters as well.” For those with HTC dreams like rookie year was definitely an amazing experi- ence. I don’t think it was an experience that I Courtney, Nicole offers a bit of advice. “My could have predicted. I think of it as a roller two words of advice for girls trying out for coaster ride. I expected it to be awesome, but a place on the team is “Bring it!” The vets, I didn’t know how awesome it would be un- including myself, are coming 110% to make til I experienced it. My feelings as I walked sure that we make it back on the team along onto the field are indescribable. I was in “awe” with other new girls striving for a spot,” said when I saw and heard 70,000 fans screaming Nicole. “If you want a spot make sure you for me,” said Nicole. With her rookie year be- have the full package. Texans Cheerleaders hind, Nicole returns to HTC try-outs as a vet- are well-rounded women. We have careers eran. “I have definitely stepped up my prepa- or are full time students, we can dance, we ration this year!” an excited Nicole said. She is are talented, we are in shape, and we serve as working with a personal trainer this go-round role models across the world. Being a Texans and making more appointments with her hair Cheerleader is a way of life. “ An attempt to join HTC’s way of life and makeup people to make sure her photos are top notch. “As a vet you are expected to can be made on Sunday, April 9, 2011, at the come looking your best!” Nicole hopes that 2011 Houston Texans Cheerleader try-outs at her eye for detail in her physical appearance the Methodist Training Center. Check-in starts and her determination to make sure her body at 5pm. All applicants for the coveted spots on is in prime shape are scrutinized by the judges the squad must be 18 years of age by April at the try-outs. “If I am selected to be on the 10, 2011, be a high school graduate or have a 2011-2012 squad I would be truly blessed, so G.E.D., and have a part-time job or be a partI have to make sure that no one else takes my time student. Bring ID’s and a current photo to the tryouts. spot!” Want to be a part of the HTC magic One who does not necessarily want to take Nicole’s spot but does want to be a but can’t dance. There is a future for you with part of HTC is Courtney Ned. Besides sharing the Texans as a member of their Cheerleader a love for dance, Courtney and Nicole have Show Troop. If you can sing, rap, play an insomething else in common. They are both strument, juggle, or have other talents HTC pageant queens having held the title of Miss wants you too. In a 30-second-routine show Black Teen Texas USA. Courtney reigned in the judges your best. Auditions for the show 2007 while Nicole reigned in 2009. First Ni- troop are Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Methcole followed Courtney and now Courtney odist Training Center with check-in starting hopes to follow Nicole. Having had the de- at 8p.m. Requirements are similar to the ones sire to try out for a while, Ned was prohibited mentioned above. Find out more information about since she was attending an out -of –state uni- versity. Now with her degree in hand and her both auditions at roots having been planted back in the Houston cheerleaders/tryouts/2011.


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Texas House Passes Budget Bill with Deep Cuts

By Imani Evans The Dallas Examiner

UHD Open House


n Saturday, April 2, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the University of Houston Downtown for their Spring 2011 Open House. New and prospective students were invited to take campus tours, win prizes, and learn more about financial aid options and University of Houston Downtown 5 colleges and 44 degree programs.

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n a vote that sharply reflects the deep such as Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antoideological fissure within the state, the nio) feel that it is time for those who backed Committee Substitute such legislation to come for House Bill 1 (CSHB forward and publicly de1), the general appropriafend their choices in light tions bill that sets the budof the current crisis. get for the state, passed the “We need more transparTexas House of Represenency, we need a systemattatives Sunday by a vote of ic review of all tax expen98-49. The bill cuts tens of ditures,” Villarreal said. billions from public and “Similar to the way we higher education, health scrub our budget, we need and human services, and to be evaluating tax looppublic safety programs, holes that leak billions of while keeping the state dollars from our state cofRainy Day Fund mostly fers and treat one taxpayer intact – a key goal of fiscal differently than another.” conservatives. The Texas Legislative For the 82nd LegStudy Group, in a report islature, the momentum to- State Representative Sylvester Turner submitted last Sunday ward steep spending cuts during the third day of was established early, even though Demo- floor debate, offers this grim assessment: crats have always insisted that the story of “In the wake of a recession, this budget will the deficit is also the story of certain well- deliver an economic blow that costs Texas heeled players – some of them major corpo- over 335,000 jobs over the course of the rations – refusing to pay their fair share in next two years, 44 percent of which are pritaxes. vate sector jobs.“ “We can’t afford to subsidize companies “Voters don’t want waste, and neithat are making millions and billions of ther do I,” Rep. Giddings said. “But I also dollars while we have folks that are getting want to make sure that we take care of our laid-off in our schools,” said State Repre- elderly, and we make sure that there are opsentative Yvonne Davis. “It’s the will of the portunities there for young people that want leadership to recognize that we need addi- to go to college, and who don’t have to take tional resources.” out loans in such amounts that they will be “I don’t understand how long indebted for many years to come.” we’re going to continue this charade,” said “The thing I always call people’s Rep. Rene Oliveira (D-Brownsville) at attention to is that there are a lot of people one point during the lengthy floor debate. in this House who are still campaigning, “Our fellow Texans, the poor, the middle- rather than governing,” said Rep. Harold class, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, our Dutton (D-Houston). “When the campaigns schoolchildren, they all need us to stand up end and the election’s over and the wintoday.” ners have been decided, it’s my observation This ideological attachment to that people ought to come together and do limited government that the GOP has what’s best for Texas. What’s happening worked tirelessly to enshrine in the Legis- here is that people are trying to do what’s lature has helped Texas earn the distinction best for party. ” of ranking close to the bottom among the Implicit within these remarks may 50 states in per capita spending on public be the harshest charge of all: that within Reeducation. publican circles there is a strain of thought “A lot of people have misunder- that practically hopes for fiscal crises to stood the message that the voters are send- occur, to ease the path for budget cuts that ing when they say ‘less government, more serve to shrink the size of government acefficiency,’” said Rep. Helen Giddings. cording to conservative designs. “They do mean that. But then you have to Texas Republicans, of course, go further and ask them the specific ques- deny that they have any designs other than tion, ‘Do you want to see cuts in educa- obeying the Texas Constitution and adhertion?’ And the answer to that, overwhelm- ing to the popular sentiment that less govingly, is ‘no’. ‘Do you want to see cuts in ernment is better. assistance to nursing homes?’ The answer “This budget reflects the economic is ‘absolutely no’. So we have to be sure we realities facing our state, and it only spends understand the message the voters are send- available revenue,” said the bill’s sponsor, ing us.” Rep. Jim Pitts (D-Waxahachie) in a state It has been no small challenge for ment. “This bill, combined with the votes Democrats to broaden the budget discus- we took yesterday on HB 4 and HB 275, sion to include corporate tax exemptions fulfills our constitutional responsibility to passed by previous legislatures. But many, have a balanced budget.”


Mathis’ Mind Investigate Standardized Testing




or several years, ever since the No Child Left Behind Act took effect, students, teachers and school districts have felt the pressure that comes from living in a nation that uses standardized tests as its sole method for measuring student proficiency. When too many students at one school perform poorly on these tests, teachers can be been fired, principals replaced and schools closed. Hundreds

of teachers were fired in DC schools because of poor performance by students on test. The stakes are high. But no one would have guessed that the pressure would lead to alleged cheating on these exams. An investigation by USA Today into drastic test score turnarounds at Noyes elementary, a Washington, DC public school, revealed that seventh grade students in one classroom at the school each had, on average, nearly 13 wrong answers that were erased and changed to the correct answer. Coincidence? Maybe not. In 2006, 10% of the school’s students “passed” the standardized math test. In 2008, nearly 60 percent did. Tests scores showed the school made similar gains on the reading

portion of the test. Perhaps the teachers simply worked harder and ensured students absorbed the lessons? Maybe. But it’s important, for comparison, to note that the average wrong to right erasure for seventh graders throughout the D.C. public school system was less than one. Noyes elementary school isn’t the only one with questionable score improvement. 58 Atlanta schools are under investigation because high rates of wrong answers changed to right on student answer sheets raised flags. Similar occurrences have raised red flags in Detroit as well. If this is, in fact, cheating, who is responsible? Teachers? School principals? No one is sure but one thing is certain: if it’s happening in DC, Detroit and Atlanta, it is happening in other cities. Changing test answers

to fake improvement doesn’t help our students. It hurts them. That is why a federal task force needs to be formed to investigate drastic improvement on standardized tests at our nation’s public schools. We want to believe that our teachers and principals are honest but we also know that fear - of being fired if students perform poorly – or greed – teachers and principals at Noyes received bonuses when scores improved – are powerful motivators.

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There also needs to be another way to measure student performance. We cannot simply rely on standardized tests. Periodic monitoring can easily show how students and teachers perform in the classroom. Required essays and math ‘projects’ will show us that students can actually apply what they are taught. Diversifying the way we measure student performance – and deciding the fate of teachers, principals and schools - will also help keep things honest.







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Style Book Review


“My Blue Suede Shoes” by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, with Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper


here’s no way it’s ever going to happen. Let somebody walk all over you? Uh-uh. From clerks to clients to clergy, you always get the respect you demand. You’re a strong woman, and you’re not taking any stuff from anybody. They can get steppin’ if they think they can step on you. But behind closed doors, well, that may be a whole different story. Read more in “My Blue Suede Shoes” by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, with Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper. Cornelia Christine Smart – known to thousands of fans as CC – had it all: two beautiful homes, a smokin’ car, an adorable daughter that she had adopted, and a



And Charmaigne Carson had stars in her eyes for all the right reasons. Marcus Robinson had just put a stunningly huge diamond on her finger, and after a whirlwind six-week courtship, they were getting married. Marcus was everything Charmaigne ever wanted in a partner. He was tall and handsome, rich, powerful, and loving. But he was also controlling, and in “The Wrong Side of Mr. Right”, Charmaigne needed to listen to her inner self and the wise words of her best friend’s Jamaican grandmother. In their introduction, authors Tracy PriceThompson and TaRessa Stovall urge women to watch out for one another, and after reading these four novellas – each with a domestic violence theme – you’ll be more than eager to do that. Though the stories are painful to read, they’re also impossible to put down. Each one keeps readers guessing at a WillShe-Won’t-She scenario, hoping until the end that the end isn’t what we fear it might be. I won’t tell you whether or not everything finishes Happily Ever After, but I will say that you won’t be disappointed. Quick to read but hard to tear yourself away from, “My Blue Suede

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Shoes” is one of those books you’ll want to share with your friends. So go ahead. Step on out and get it.

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Pantry Secrets for Easter Dinner

ou probably don’t know it, but you may have the secret ingredients for an exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle creativity into special meals by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways to craft new and delicious dishes the whole family will love. Celebrity Chef Adam Gertler, host of Food Network’s “Kid in a Candy Store,” along with Hungry Jack®, have come up with original, easy-to-prepare recipes using everyday items to create a memorable Easter meal. “Planning for a holiday meal can be stressful,” says Chef Gertler. “But by looking to your pantry for inspiration, you will find ingredients to make a truly unique and special meal sure to delight your family and guests!” Here are ways to use up what

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high-powered television career. But CC was high-maintenance, and nobody could please her - least of all, her little girl. In the first novella, “Breakin’ It Down” by Desiree Cooper, CC finally broke down herself, but not before doing the unthinkable. Everybody in the office warned Regina Wilson against getting too involved with her clients, but as a social worker in one of Brooklyn’s worst neighborhoods, she couldn’t help it. One more month, though, and she’d be out the door and on to another career. That left just enough time for a tough case: a smart young woman had performed her own abortion and almost died. Why? In “Brotherly Love” by Tracy Price-Thompson, Regina learned the truth she suspected all along. Was it safe to get involved again? Living in Atlanta’s ritzy Buckhead section, Monique Worthington knew that she had it good: an influential job, a great social life, money, and a wonderful man. Yes, Monique and her husband, Armstrong, were among Atlanta’s bestloved citizens. But in “Breakin’ Dishes” by TaRessa Stovall, people would have loved to know Monique’s best-kept little secret.

you already have to make a complete Easter menu, including savory Bacon and

Cheese Appetizer Bites, Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Dijon Vinaigrette, Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and a sweet Spiced Mocha Fudge Cake. You’ll cre-

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ate an Easter meal worth celebrating and make your hungry family a happy one. For more creative recipes and tips, visit www. Adam Gertler’s Use Up the Box Pantry Tips • Punchy Potatoes: Add a teaspoon of prepared horseradish or Dijon mustard and a sprinkle of garlic powder to Hungry Jack Instant Mashed Potatoes for gourmet flavor ready in less than five minutes. • Make dry spices last: Ground spices tend to lose pungency rather quickly. Buy spices like cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin, nutmeg, cloves and allspice whole and grind small batches as you need them. It’s a good idea to have a separate coffee grinder for your spices. • Save room and keep dry goods fresh: When you get home from the grocery store, transfer flours, pastas, cereals and other dry grains into resealable storage bags or containers. Simply


label and date them with a marker, and you’ll be surprised at how much extra room you’ll have in your pantry. Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons Hungry Jack Original Regular Syrup Directions 1. COMBINE thyme, marjoram, salt, onion powder and garlic powder in large resealable food storage bag. Seal bag and shake well. Add pork slices. Seal bag. Shake to coat. 2. MELT butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture. Cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until pork is browned and no longer pink in center. Add syrup. Cook and stir until pork is glazed.


Toni Braxton Talks about

New WE TV Reality Show: “Braxton Family Values” By Rebecca Briscoe


Special to Houston Style Magazine

oni Braxton has an impressive resume: very uncomfortable with being filmed 24/7. six-time Grammy Award winning I was concerned about the video cameras songstress selling being placed in my perover 40 million records sonal space and personal worldwide, becoming the life. Right now I am using first African-American Braxton Family Values as a female to headline a Displatform to dispel all of the ney musical on Broadway, rumors my fans have heard performing as a headlining about my financial woes, act at the historic Flamingo illnesses, and personal life. Las Vegas hotel casino, a When the viewers watch dedicated philanthropist, the show, they will witness and actress. Her career is how relaxed I am, and how timeless, and her countless much I enjoy interacting accomplishments seem with my family. Toni Braxton like a fairytale. RB: Were you and your Toni Braxton’s family comfortable “aircareer is evidently quintessential; for being ing” out your personal issues relating to: faminternationally renowned as one of the most ily and business, and being filmed 24/7 on talented vocalists with the signature contralto your new reality TV show? voice. Braxton was discovered by LaFace TB: It was hard for me to endorse owners L.A. Reid and Babyface while study- the project initially because of: my special ing to become a teacher at Bowie State Uni- needs son, health woes, and my current bankversity. She was immediately signed to their ruptcy. However; I am glad I signed onto the label, La Face Records to debut her first solo project because now I can use the show as a album Toni Braxton in 1993. platform to tell my side of the story. (Tamar Braxton is a lady that has never Braxton) I always wanted to do a reality show shied away from controversy, and her life is because it showcases our family in a consometimes considered an open book. She has trolled situation. (Trina) It was challenging witnessed her career rise to its pinnacle; to be at first, but I later realized the show gave me later scrutinized publicly about her pitfalls the chance to cleanse, and become closer with and misfortunes. Through it all, Toni Braxton my siblings. has risen above it all like a “phoenix” by rein- RB: How do you balance the rigorventing herself with music, charitable causes, ous schedule of being an entertainer, mother, and presently, a reality TV show. and, philanthropist? This year Toni and her four sisters: TB: To be honest I find no balance Tamar, Trina, Towanda, and Traci will be (Smile). Right now being healthy is my numchronicling their life and times this season on ber one priority, so that my health today can the WE TV network with the original series, sustain the longevity I have with my two sons “Braxton Family Values”. “Braxton Family in the future. Values” will make its introduction into mil- RB: What is your perspective of lions of households with a premier on: Tues- today’s music and today’s rise of female voday, April 12 at 9pmET/PT. calists? Are there any female recording artists RB: It seems that so many celebri- that you observe that have the “It Factor”? ties today rely on reality TV for their longev- TB: I am happy to see how the muity in the entertainment business; what was sic industry has evolved, and how it has made your reasoning for your family to create the significant progress in all genres. Today’s mureality show, called “Braxton Family Val- sic has created a force for all listeners to pay ues”? attention to. I love all types of music: hip hop, TB: Tamar conceived the idea in country, dance, pop and etc. Right now Lady 2007. She felt that is was necessary for us Gaga and Rihanna are two of my favorite feto tell “our” story; which would shed light male vocalists that have that “It Factor”. to many women that may be going through RB: What was your inspiration similar situations. The show, Braxton Family behind your latest album “The Pulse” on AtValues will become a catalyst for my siblings lantic Records? Any upcoming concert/tour and me to make a difference in all women’s dates? lives. TB: My latest album Pulse, on At RB: The reality series follows you lantic Records was conceived when I took ill, (“The Superstar”) as you try to rise above ad- and my physicians told me that I would never versities such as: living with debilitating ill- be able to perform again. Pulse is one of my nesses, marital separation, and a very public favorite albums because it lets my listeners bankruptcy. Did you, at anytime second guess know that I do have a “pulse”, and I am getthis opportunity…by having your personal ting my life back on track. life filmed? Look out Houstonians; we are pres TB: I did second guess the reality ently in the works coordinating possible conTV show opportunity initially; because I was cert dates this summer.


UH Frontier Fiesta


Photography By Vicky Pink

n Saturday, March 26, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand on the campus of the University of Houston for the Frontier Fiesta. The annual event is celebrated during the spring semester at the University of Houston offering a variety of shows, carnival booths, and concerts featuring students. The events provide scholarships to incoming freshmen and current University of Houston students. The Black Alumni Association and Cougar Athletic Alliance hosted a booth. In attendance were Vonda Mays, Larry Green, Stephen Brown, Stacie Hawkins, Janelle Brown, Brittney Lewis, Sean Williams, Roscoe Overton, and Tyene Houston

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South Central Little League Opening Day Photography By Vicky Pink On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Sunnyside Park for the 8th Annual South Central Little League Opening Day and Health, Jobs, and Education Fair. Baseball and softball games were played throughout the day. At the same time, the fair, organized by the Port City Links service organization, was held. The sports teams honored the Negro League by taking the names of the league’s teams. Among the VIP guests were Congressman Al Green, City Controller Ronald Green, Judge Hilary Green, State Representative Boris Miles, Constable Mae Walker, Khambrell Marshall, Mary Fontenont, Kervis Thorton, the Flenoy family, and the Veggie Pals characters.

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TWEF presents Iyanla Vanzant Photography By Vicky Pink On March 28, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the Intercontinental Hotel for an intimate community dialogue with Iyanla Vanzant presented by Texas Women Empowerment Foundation. Promoting her new book “Peace from Broken Pieces,” Vanzant spoke with attendees about how to let go of hurt and find peace, overcome barriers to personal and business success, strengthen themselves by supporting others, make sense out of the puzzle pieces of life, maintain meaningful relationships, draw from their inner power to overcome challenges, and rise from the ashes of defeat to become victorious in life. In addition twenty-five women from the Houston community were honored. Among those in attendance and being spotlighted were Deavra Daughtry, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Jamie Foster Brown, Dr. Ka-Ron Wade, Kim Burrell, Vanessa Hall, Kim Roxie, Janice Weaver, Judge Clarease Yates, and Carla Lane.



State of Ryan

Kappa Leaguers Visit Smith, Graham and Company Investment Advisors


Photography By Vicky Pink

n Monday, March 28, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Smith, Graham and Company Investment Advisors as the Houston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. took a group of Cullen Middle School boys on a field trip. The young men are a part of the fraternity’s Kappa League, a mentoring and leadership development program. Chairman and CEO Gerald Smith and executive administrator, Jennifer Lambert, welcomed the group to the offices. Smith explained the inner workings of the business world while telling how he got started and the education required for success at the highest levels. The group met others staff members including Smith’s son Marcus Smith, VP for Business Development. Others in attendance were Cullen Middle School Assistant Principal Greg Granger, Kappa Leaguers President Roger Jack and members Anthony Henry, Hozerous Gardner, Elijah Chase, Kevin Castelan, Darius Arvie and Devin Neadly. Houston Alumni members participating were Leonard Coleman, Keith Collins, Baley Davis, Rev. James Hill, James Lyons and James Martin.


Houston, TX


Photography By Vicky Pink

n Thursday, March 24, 2011, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Ryan Middle School for a presentation about the State of Ryan. At the event, University of Houston presented information about its partnership with the Third Ward community. Principal Michael McKenzie presented the State of Ryan Address. Several students also showcased their various talents. Some in attendance Tori Dugar, Shon Stewart, James Anderson, Patricia Oliver, John Reed, John Roberts, Professor Patrick Peters, Cheryl Beckett, Carroll Blue, La Tanya Steveson, Austin Diggs, Lynette Durant, Timothy Ektefaei, Anna Bass, Gina Patterson, and Tiffany Washington.

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State Chevron U. S. A. Inc Presents The Wildlife Center of Texas with $50,000

The One World Doll Project Introduces “Prettie Girls!™


tacey McBride-Irby created the most diverse cultural line of dolls ever sold by the world’s premiere toy company, Mattel. In her 15 years at Mattel, McBrideIrby designed for the Disney Princess Collection, and created


n March 28th, 2011, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. presented The Wildlife Center of Texas (formerly Wildlife Rehab & Education) with a $50,000 donation to help support this

Stacey McBride-Irby

countless fashions and concepts for the iconic Barbie® line. Most notably, McBride-Irby created an entire new line for the company, the So In Style™ dolls, the first AfricanAmerican Barbie Dolls by Mattel that more closely represented contemporary girls and young women in the diverse and dynamic urban community. Now she is taking her love and passion for the craft of doll making and design to create a totally unique, African American-owned doll company called THE ONE WORLD DOLL PROJECT, INC. To read more go to stylemagazine. com.

McDonald’s® Men of McCafe® Casting Call Deadline Extended


cDonald’s continues its national search to identity five community service-minded males between 18 – 34 years old as part of the Men of McCafe

Casting Call. The selected men will have the opportunity to engage with McDonald’s during the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The entry deadline has been extended to April 15, 2011. For more information about the McDonald’s Men of McCafe Casting Call and to enter, please visit To read more go to stylemagazine. com.

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Chevron U. S. A. Inc presents The Wildlife Center of Texas with $50,000 to help save Texas wildlife.

non-profit organization and their efforts to save Texas wildlife. The Wildlife Center of Texas is Houston’s only trauma hospital for all species of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife. In 2010, The Wildlife Center of Texas rehabilitated 2,300 mammals, 150 reptiles and 4,500 wild birds. When Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Coast, The Wildlife Center of Texas worked 24 hours a day as they nursed over 1,500 baby squirrels back to health and then released them back into the wild. The team at the Wildlife Center of Texas is also HAZWOPER certified and ICS trained. In addition, they have been actively involved in oiled wildlife response for over 20 years and have responded to 60 oiled wildlife responses in the Gulf Coast area. In attendance were Randy Curry (President, Chevron Pipe Line Company), Patricia Mercer (President, The Wildlife Center of Texas), Sharon Schmalz (Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas), and special guest Rescued Peregrine Falcon. “We appreciate Chevron’s commitment to the environment and this donation allows The Wildlife Center of Texas to continue to provide quality care for all native wild animals. We certainly hope you can join us for this momentous occasion,” says Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director of The Wildlife Center of Texas. For more information call 713-861-WILD (9453) or visit their web site at

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Local HoustonWorks USA Awarded Port Commission Approves More Than $100,000 from Nearly $35 Million in Contracts Microsoft for Bayport Container Terminal Improvements oustonWorks USA is proud to an-


nounce it has been named a beneficiary of the Microsoft Elevate America program. HoustonWorks USA will receive $131,870 in Microsoft products to help provide technology skills training and resources that will connect local job seekers to employment opportunities. Elevate America, a part of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Initiative, is directed into multiple divisions of impact, including serving veterans, the unemployed and local non-government entities. Through nine HoustonWorks USA career centers, area residents are able to utilize resource libraries with computer access, online job search, e-mail setup and software to create resumes and cover letters. The Microsoft investment will allow the organization to increase and upgrade resources t o serve t h e continuously increasing job seeking population. “Innovative technology is necessary for HoustonWorks USA to continue building a quality workforce to meet the needs of area businesses and citizens,” said Larry V. Green, CEO, HoustonWorks. “This investment from Microsoft will allow us to provide our customers with access to high performance computers and software, which will assist them in their career searches.” In addition to the donation, Microsoft will also provide HoustonWorks USA with resources, tips and tools to effectively utilize technology in serving clients and organizational development. HoustonWorks USA will also have access to key Microsoft affiliations that will provide partnership opportunities with other local and national nonprofit organizations. “Microsoft is partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country to provide individuals with the technology training they need to find employment. We are very excited to provide more than $100,000 in product software donations to HoustonWorks USA. We expect that this investment will assist those individuals in Houston who are looking for employment as well as support HoustonWorks in their mission of providing an educated and talented workforce for Houston-area industries” saidAndrea Taylor, Director of U.S. Community Affairs, Microsoft.



he Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority awarded a $33.2 million construction contract to Satterfield & Pontikes C o n struction, I n c . for the Phase 3 ent r y a n d exit gate a t the Bayp o r t Terminal and authorized a $1.1 million amendment to the Port Authority’s contract with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. for Bayport Terminal, among several matters approved during the April 5 meeting. In his monthly report, Chief Executive Officer Alec G. Dreyer noted that February was a tough month with significant fog-related impacts throughout the port, including 11 consecutive days when port activities were adversely affected by fog delays or were shut down entirely. “Coming out of this lengthy fog slowdown, the Houston Pilots handled a record 95 vessels in one day, a testament to their commitment to keeping the Houston Ship Channel open for business,” Dreyer said. In spite of the fog conditions, steel had an excellent month in February, as the Port Authority handled more than 230,000 tons as compared to 125,000 tons in February 2010, an 84-percent increase. “Year to date, steel is up 740,000 tons or 69 percent over last year, giving us a nice boost going into the strong summer season,” Dreyer said. “Turning Basin revenue for the first two months is up some 23 percent, which is directly related to the strong increase in steel.” TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) volumes were down 6 percent, but container tonnage was down only 2 percent in February versus last year. Container volumes for March looked reasonably strong through the first three weeks of the month, and Dreyer predicted a return to a stronger growth mode by month’s end.

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