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Houston Style Magazine June 5 - June 11, 2014

Houston’s Premiere Weekly Publication

Volume 25 | Number 23


Jesse Jackson Silicon Valley and Diversity

Mayor Annise Parker Equal Rights Ordinance Passes

HOUSTON HOSTS CIVIL RIGHTS GAME Words: Jo-Carolyn Goode | Photo: MLB Follow Us #TeamSyleMag

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2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon

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2014 LBJ Moral Courage Award Dinner

Kevin Fulton

Readies for Republican State Convention

Civil Rights Breakfast

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06 08 10 Civil Rights Game Houston: A City of No Limits Local Briefs Kevin Fulton By Burt Levine

Volume 25 | Number 23 | June 5 - June 11, 2014 EDITORIAL

By Jo-Caroyn Goode

FEATURE WRITERS Rebecca Briscoe Francis Page, Jr. National Entertainment Publisher and Editor Susie Stillwell - Entertainment Lan– Arts Mical Roy – Feature Jo-Carolyn Goode Yolanda Pope – Culinary Managing Editor Tonja Ward – Health Dr. Lovell Jones – Health Editor Lisa Valadez Dr. Latisha Rowe – Health Editor Hispanic Managing Editor Kim Davis – Sports Heather Nelson – Health Aiaina Mayes – Blogger Brandon Caldwell Demez White – Feature Online Editor Dawn Paul – Feature Lindsay Buchanan – Fashion Burt Levine – Political DESIGN/WEB Jade Gold – Entertainment Eric Ford – Editorial Intern Trevor G. Piper De’Neisha Bell – Feature Creative Director/Graphics Tianyi Sun – Editorial Intern Cynthia Nevels – Business Kermit Williams Gabrielle Deculus – Web Master Account Manager/Events Coordinator Dee Dee Wheaton – Blogger Jeffery T. Crump, Jr. Keandra Scott – Entertainment Chief Designer Marilyn Moore – Interior Design Cecilia Smith - Entertainment Erynn Haskins - Feature Yvonne Guidry - Entertainment NATIONAL WRITERS Raegan Allen - Arts Mimi - Feature JESSE JACKSON Abimbola Farinde - Health Sloan Houd - Sports ROLAND MARTIN Jessica Crawford - Feature Marcus Carter - Culinary Writer JUDGE GREG MATHIS Franceli Chapman - Entertainment CoCo Dominguez - Reporter CIRCULATION Taylor Berry - Editorial Intern Benjamin Phagan Darian Gore,Editorial Intern PHOTOGRAPHERS Distribution Manager VIDEOGRAPHY Vicky Pink Willie D. Scott, Jr. Reginald Dominique – Distribution Team 281.857.7635 Video/Social Media ADVERTISING/SALES Roswitha Vogler 225.802.1593 Lewis Miller 832.876.9541 Dale Lemar - Editing 713-748-6300 Antohny W. Morris 832.785.4855 William Ealy Sametra Scott Joe English 832-888-6922

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Jesse Jackson

National Writer


ast week, Google made the bold and necessary decision to release information about their employment diversity, detailing the race and gender makeup of its workforce, admitting in the words of Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock, “Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity and it’s hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly. It is time for other Silicon Valley companies to follow Google’s lead. According to reporter Mike Swift of the San Jose Mercury News, leading tech firms -- Apple, Oracle, Yahoo and Applied Materials -- waged an 18-month fight against a freedom of information request for their workforce data, lobbying the Labor Department to treat it as a trade secret. But as Google’s figures -- and those of Intel, which was the first to release its employment data -- show, Silicon Valley has a big problem with equal opportu-


Silicon Valley and Diversity nity. And, as Bock states, you can’t fix what you won’t admit. You can’t face the truth that you hide from. And the problem is serious. Google reports that 83 percent of its tech workforce is male, as well as 79 percent of its leadership. Ninety-four percent of its tech workforce is white or Asian, with only 2 percent Hispanic and 1 percent Black. It starts at the top. Ninety-five percent of its leadership is white or Asian, with only 2 percent black and 1 percent Hispanic. This lack of diversity, the absence of equal opportunity for women and minorities, is a big deal. These are, after all, the companies that are creating the inventions and the markets of the future. The area south of San Francisco Bay is growing about twice as fast as the rest of the country. Unemployment in the tech sector is down to 1-3 percent. The companies argue that this isn’t about discrimination but about merit. But this is much more a case of an old boys’ network. Referrals play a major role in hiring, and they come from networks dominated by white and Asian men. Pipelines are set up to draw from the old pool. Many of the Asians are from abroad, here on limited visas, allowing the companies to pay them less. The companies argue that this starts in college, where a mere 12 percent of computer science undergraduate degrees at major universities going to women. But that is less a reflection

of the absence of talent, than talent as the absence of outreach. Instead of resisting reform, these companies should be leading it. Startups with diverse staffs are more likely to be successful, according to FastCompany, an industry magazine. Minorities and women are major users of social media and purchasers of technology products. Diverse companies are more likely to anticipate the needs and the desires of their customers. Other companies should now join Google and Intel and publish data on their workforce diversity. This week, Operation Push will send the leading companies a letter requesting action, and we’ll report on which respond and which do not. Once they fess up to the scope of the problem, the companies should be creative and entrepreneurial in responding. They should pioneer new ways to encourage young women and minorities to get involved in computer science and engineering. They should reach out in recruitment, setting targets and timetables. Intern programs can offer women and minorities a way in. And let us not forget, more than half of the jobs in tech companies are not science/engineering/tech related. To say that potential tech workers must be rocket scientists is a diversion. They work in HR, finance, law, sales and marketing, administration -- there is a huge talent pool that can and must be tapped.

Meals that Boast Flavor and Texture

By Family Features


hink a grilled crust is only meant for steak? Think again. Whether it’s with peppercorn, blue cheese or Parmesan, adding crust to juicy, versatile pork chops builds texture, perfectly complements their mild flavor and delivers a mouthwatering result the entire family will love. For your next backyard barbecue get-together or a quick and simple weeknight dinner, explore a new flavor pairing with Parmesan-Crusted New York Pork Chops. The savory coating adds a slight crunch to tender, juicy pork and unbeatable taste. Plus, preparing them is so easy: First, look for new chop names at the meat case. The center cut chops are now called New York Pork Chops. Make sure to select pork chops that are dark pink with a small amount of fat trim. Pork that is pale pink and showing a lot of moisture in the package will not provide the best tasting product. Avoid packages with tears, holes or leaks. Once you’re ready to cook, brush the pork chops with oil, season with salt and pepper and place them on the pre-heated grill. Then, sprinkle on a mixture of panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese about halfway

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Blacks and people of color represent money and talent. Tech companies have resources, innovation and capital. There’s a basis a mutually beneficial, reciprocal relationship. And the companies should aggressively open up from the top down. Boards don’t have to be composed exclusively of tech people. Their IPOs can be managed by diverse firms, not just the old white boy crowd. Their suppliers should be diverse. This month, Google will send representatives to the Rainbow Push national convention in Chicago to meet with presidents from historically black colleges that teach computer science and engineering. Other companies should send representatives as well. Reaching out will inspire interest and help identify skilled future employees. By 2040, America will be a majority minority country. Polls show that this scares many Americans, but it should inspire, not scare, tech companies. The customers of the future will be increasingly diverse. Companies should act aggressively now to ensure that their workforce reflects the customers they are trying to reach. Google has joined Intel to break open the door. Now it is time for others to join them in striding through to a new day. You can write to the Rev. Jesse Jackson in care of this newspaper or by email at Follow him on Twitter @RevJJackson. Share this story online at www.

Simple and Savory Parmesan-Crusted New York Pork Chops

through cooking and after you turn them over. Remember, for juicy, tender results, grill your pork chops like a steak — between medium rare (145°F) and medium (160°F), followed by a three-minute rest. Serve these pork chops with your favorite sides, such as bow-tie pasta tossed with green peas and butter. Add a finishing touch of chopped fresh basil, parsley or chives for extra flavor.

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Looking for more delicious recipes to grill this summer? Visit, www. and for endless inspiration. Parmesan-Crusted New York Pork Chops Servings: 4 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

4 boneless New York (top loin) pork chops, about 1-inch thick  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, (Japanese-style bread crumbs) 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Brush pork with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes. In small bowl, mix panko and Parmesan together.  Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Place chops on grill and close lid. Grill over direct heat for four minutes. Turn chops and sprinkle panko mixture over tops. Close lid and continue grilling for 4-5 minutes more, or until topping is lightly browned and internal temperature of pork on meat thermometer measures between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F degrees F (medium). Remove from grill and let rest for three minutes. moc.enizagaMelytS.www

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RETRACTION: Houston Style Magazine Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Mayor Annise Parker and Francis Page, Jr.


n Monday June 2nd, a member of our staff wrote a lengthy posting on the official Houston Style Magazine Facebook account, examining his opinion of the recently passed non-discrimination ordinance. The opinions expressed were only those of the author, and do not align with Houston Style Magazine, its editorial staff, of me, Francis Page Jr., Editor and Publisher or of the magazine. We have always been full supporters of equality and tireless opponents of discrimination. Our publication’s editorial line has consistently to support Mayor Annise Parker in her quest to end discrimination in the City of Houston against all, be it those discriminated against based on sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy. All Houstonians deserve better. Sincerely Yours, Francis Page, Jr. Editor and Publisher Houston Style Magazine

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Get Your Hands on Free Cash Friday


ould you use some extra cash? The Pay It Forward cash grab is sweeping the USA and has made its way to Houston. Simply follow @ HoustonHiddenGi for clues to find free cash and other gifts as part of the random acts of kindness scavenger that first started in San Francisco. Houstonians will get their first opportunity to go on the hunt this Friday according to the mystery tweeter “Houston get ready for it. Our very own cash and other gifts scavenger hunt of random kindness. First drop coming up Friday!” Houstonians who want to pay it forward need to follow @ HoustonHiddenGi too to find when and where they can contribute a random act of kindness. Let us know if you find anything.

Houston: A City of No Limits


he Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) has created a new slogan for Houston to hopefully attract young professionals to the city while showcasing the city’s diversity. The slogan hopes to address the needs businesses have for young untapped talent. Bob Harvey, president and CEO of GHP, said, “This campaign encapsulates everything that makes our region limitless.” A new website (TheCity-

June 5 - June 11, 2014 has also launched to support the campaign and discover the boundless opportunities available in the Greater Houston region.


Texans Urged to Enroll in State Electricity Discount Program

tate Representative Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) is urging qualified low-income Texans to enroll in LITE-UP Texas, a program authorized by the Texas Legislature through which participants can reduce the monthly cost of their electric service by 82%. The LITE-UP Texas program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals who live in areas where they can choose their own electricity provider to reduce their monthly cost of electric service. Customers qualify if they currently receive Texas Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Customers can also self-enroll if their household income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline, which equates to a family of four having an income of $29,000. Individuals not currently participating in the LITE-UP Texas program can obtain a self-enrollment application by contacting the PUC toll-free at 1-866-454-8387 or visiting the PUC’s website, http://www.puc.texas. gov/consumer/lowincome/assistance.aspx.  Share these briefs online at  

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Houston Appreciation Weekend Underway

rake has planned something special for his “second home”, Houston, Texas. He has been talking about putting on a four-day celebration to honor the city for a few months now. Drake has left us in the dark for a while, but he has finally announced a schedule of events that will take place over the course of this celebration. It will begin Thursday, June 12th where he will kick off “HAW” with an event at Minute Maid Park. Drake also announced that he would take it back to where it all started in 2009 to Warehouse Live. He will perform live Friday, June 13th. The weekend will wrap up with a few other events and parties until that Sunday. For more information visit


Rihanna Makes a Statement in Sheer Dress

t was no surprise when Rihanna appeared at the CDFA’s (Council of Fashion Designers of Americas) Award show wearing almost nothing at all. Rihanna


By Terri Schichenmeyer, Literary Writer


has been making jaw-dropping statements with her fashion pieces for a while now. While at the awards she received the Fashion Icon award. She accepted the award in a custom made floor length sparkling Rihanna gown covered in more than 230,000 Swarovski crystal and was accessorized with a baby pink feather boa, gloves and a glittering turban. The 26-year-old is known for pushing the envelop with her fashion statements and being one of the only celebs who seems to be able to get away with them.

Brad Pitt Attacked at Maleficent Premiere

Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie


t the premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new movie Maleficent Ukranian Journalist Vitalii Sediuk attacked her husband Brad Pitt. He said he saw some-

one out the corner of his eye jump over the barrier towards him. Apparently Sediuk was trying to burry his face in Pitt’s crotch. Sediuk is said to be quit the menace at these Hollywood events. He has attempted to kiss Will Smith, steal a Grammy from Jennifer Lopez, and climbed up America Ferrera’s gown. Pitt feels that this man could potential spoil movie premieres for fans who simply want an autograph and a selfie because celebs will be less likely to approach the crowd.


Khloe Kardashian Gun Photo Shot Down by Fans

eople are starting to get a little too comfortable with social media, one in particular Khloe Kardashian. Kardashian recently posted a picture to Instagram of her and rumored boyfriend French Montana drinking champagne while Montana French Montana and Khole Kardasian is holding up a machine gun. Her caption read, “About to go Gucci maaannnnnn. #movieset #justdifferent.” The shot is said to be from DJ Khaled’s new music video, but that didn’t stop fans from telling her how they really felt. Many fans were not happy with Kardashian’s picture, some comments read, “Guns should not be glamorized” and “So disrespectful to those who have lost people recently.” Fans see Kardashian as a role model and she caught a lot of heat from this photo.

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires

our wallet is almost totally empty. The same goes for your checkbook. There were two credit card bills in yesterday’s mail, you owe your neighbor ten bucks, and if you had a savings account… well, let’s just say you don’t much. You work hard, you reach for your dreams, but you still can’t seem to catch a break – which means you’re doing it all wrong, says Dennis Kimbro in his new book “The Wealth Choice.” This morning, you decided what you were going to have for breakfast and what you’d wear all day. You chose when to leave the house and where to go – but did you choose to be wealthy? That’s an important thing, says Kimbro. It’s a decision you “must make” in order to control your life and seize opportunity. And yes, there are opportunities to be had; you just have to be on the lookout for them. “Riches,” says Kimbro, “are lying everywhere for the observant eye.” In order to find them, though, you’ll need to think and act like a millionaire, and two of the “common factors” Kimbro discovered about Black millionaires are their “relentless commitment to lifelong learning” and their focus on a purpose in life. Millionaires also utilize their unique strengths to “master whatever

field [they] enter.” They’re self-starters with “grit” and a strong work ethic, inquisitiveness, and they understand that ideas have power. They practice thrift, salesmanship, and spirituality. And for them, failure is not an option. To step on your own personal path to wealth, learn how to “add value” – not only for your customers but for employees and your community at large. Be an optimist. Read all that you can to educate yourself (and to set an example: recent studies show that nearly half of Black 17-year-olds are “functionally illiterate”). Understand that looking rich and being rich are often two vastly different things. Don’t be afraid of work; in fact, love your work and stop being afraid of Mondays. Learn how to network and how to stop wasting time. Practice Praise. Believe in yourself, know who you are, and play up your strengths. Invest in yourself. And finally, own your own business: that, says Kimbro, is one of the major “laws” of wealth. Tired of nothing but dust in your wallet? Sick of paying with pennies? Then crack open “The Wealth Choice” just about anywhere, and get ready for real change. With dozens and dozens of

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anecdotes and examples (including his own), author Dennis Kimbro explains how millionaires are made – and not just monetarily. Because he tends to repeat himself in various ways, readers get a hard examination of attitudes and traits of the wealthy, making it nearly impossible to avoid assimilation of these habits. And that’s good because, really, who doesn’t want to be successful? Though it’s written mostly for the benefit of African American readers, this book can certainly be utilized by anyone. If you want to be one of the thousands of millionaires around the world today, “The Wealth Choice” won’t leave you empty. moc.enizagaMelytS.www

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By Burt Levine, Political Writer


Fulton Readies for Republican State Convention in Fort Worth

evin Fulton, a Houston attorney and active community volunteer, has been busy this week preparing to join 10,000 neighbors from across Texas in Fort Worth where he will speak on panels about urban issues as a delegate to his second Republican Party of Texas State Convention. “I heard for years people complain to me about Texas policies and politics and especially what I heard among fellow African Americans was anger about Republicans. Specifically in north Houston where I lived and practiced law, I heard hostility about how a local judge was treating my neighbors of color, single moms and others,” said Fulton who ran in the Republican Primary for Justice of the Peace in Harris County Pct. 4 in 2012 and then was one of a few African Americans elected to represent America’s second largest state at the Republican National Convention. “Like far too many young black men I never knew my father, he left my mother Pearl mere months after I was born. I was born in South Central Los Angeles to a tough mom that worked hard to get us from the inner-city ghetto to the middle class. Pearl never blamed our race or society for where we were, instead she taught me the importance of prayer, self-accountability and hard work to conquer poverty. My mom taught me to never accept things the way the way were or how people said to me they were but to fight from inside to get everyone included in making things better for all,” he said about his upbringing that led him to enlist in the US Army after high


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Fulton fought as a US Army Recon soldier deployed in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort with the mission of being sent to hostile situations in the desert and mountains to get information from and about the enemy. He used military benefits to go to college, worked as a police



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Houston Hosts 2014 Civil Rights Game

Posthumous Award for Dr. May Angelou

Jim Brown


Berry Gordy

ouston Astros’ Bo Porter, Quinton McCracken, Jon Singleton, Chris Carter, Dexter Fowler, Jerome Williams, L. J. Hoes and others players of color stand on the shoulders of baseball ground breakers like Bud Fowler, Moses Fleetwood Walker, Frank P. Thompson, Dan McClellan, Chet Brewer and Jackie Robinson who took those first vital steps to make it possible for ball players of color to play America’s favorite game. Struggling through racial hatred, these pioneers of baseball opened the eyes of the world to see that African Americans and others of color had unspeakable talent and exemplary character that made all questioned the bias of segregation from the game and change the course of the civil rights movement. If you don’t know your past, yon can’t appreciate your present. Major League Baseball knows the past for the African American baller was one of filled with many highs and lows. But due to the efforts of those visionary first ball players, many reap rewards but there is still work to be done. MLB honors the toils of modern day heroes of whom continue to push the envelope in an effort to make all equal in the folds of the diamond with the annual Civil Rights Game. Something that started small in 2007 in Memphis has grown from one game to a series of events to reflect on how far the game has come. Houston had the privilege of hosting this year’s bevy of activities. Houston etched their mark in history of black baseball starting in the 1880s and the home team paid homage to those early semipro and pro-

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fessional black teams by wearing the jerseys of the Houston Eagles who called Houston home in 1949-1950. The Eagles, which were the only Negro baseball team in Texas, came to Houston during a time when the Negro American League was hanging on by a thread after Jackie Robinson integrated the game in 1947. Blacks weren’t coming to all blacks games now that blacks could play in MLB. At the time, Houston had one of the largest black populations and it was thought that the Eagles could revitalize the league. Although the Eagles had plenty of talent, when the team made the big move from New Jersey to Texas attendance still didn’t pick up since players weren’t widely known. More popular players had signed with white teams. Another blow to the Eagles was that they placed last during the season and they were supported by black media of the day. The team eventually moved to New Orleans. Despite the Eagles rocky road in Houston, they reigned as kings of the diamond again on last weekend when the current Houston Astros put on replicate jerseys of the Eagles and the opposing Baltimore Orioles wore the jerseys of the Baltimore Elite Giants, who played from 1938-1950. Before the start of the game in front of over 38,000 fans, boxing legend and Houston native George Foreman threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Also in attendance were MLB Beacon Awards honorees legendary hall of fame NFL star Jim Brown, founder of Motown Berry Gordy, and Baseball Commis-

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sioner Bud Selig. The Astros didn’t disappoint as they won their seventh straight game. Earlier that day at the MLB Beacon Awards Brown, Gordy and the late Dr. Maya Angelou were honored at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards. Brown received the MLB Beacon of Hope for the actions he took in the 1960s to support Muhammad Ali’s stance against serving in the Vietnam War and rallied behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s right not to participate in the 1968 Olympics. Brown also made contributions to the growth of black economics by establishing the Negro Industrial Union to create businesses and jobs. All know Gordy as the founder of Motown but it is not widely known about his activism to allow the voices of black political activists to be heard. He released recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and created the Black Forum for others as Stokely Carmichael, Ossie Davis, Langston Hughes and many more to be heard. Hence, why MLB honored him with the MLB Beacon of Change award. It is no questioned why MLB recognized Dr. Angelou with the Beacon of Life award. Her words have inspired millions to be phenomenal giving them a new lease on life to accomplish extraordinary things. Only the second poet in U.S. History to write and recite her original poetry at a Presidential Inauguration, Dr. Angelou is one of America’s greatest voices of contemporary black literature. Adding more star power to this lineup was a beacon in journalism, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, who was the

keynote; singer/songwriter who just made his debut on Billboard Hot 100, Aloe Blacc; and Grammy Award-winning violinist/producer, UN Goodwill Ambassador, humanitarian and Global Brand Ambassador of Harman Kardon, Miri Ben-Ari.Two Houston based organizations received major love as Change Happens! and the Houston Area Urban League were the beneficiary of charitable donations from the MLB Beacon Awards. The day before baseball got serious with the Baseball and Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion with panelists who discussed the role baseball played in the civil rights movement. Offering their thoughts were panelists Little Rock Nine’s Ernest Green, Colorado Rockies Ownership Group’s Linda Alvardo, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s President Bob Kendrick, Houston Astros legend J. R. Richard, and MLB Network Analyst and two time MLB All-Star Harold Reynolds. Moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Dr. Charles Ogletree, the discussion also hit the topics of present day issues affecting the country and the world. Houston Style Magazine is grateful to those first black baseball pioneers for their contributions to the civil right movements and for helping to remove some of the layers of hatred for players of color. We are equally grateful for those who continue to break down barriers today. For more information, visit and Photos by Vicky Pink moc.enizagaMelytS.www

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hysical activity is more likely to determine a woman’s risk of heart disease than other factors, including high blood pressure, obesity and smoking, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia), analyzed data on more than 32,000 women, and found that a sedentary lifestyle was the leading risk factor for heart disease at every age from the early 30s to the late 80s. The study measured the top four heart disease risk factors—obesity, smoking, hypertension and physical inactivity. Combined, the factors account for more than 50 percent of heart disease worldwide. “We have to get everyone to move more,” says lead author Wendy Brown, director of the university’s Center for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health. “From about age 30, physical activity levels decline. We need to do everything we can to prevent this.” Though smoking tended to drive heart disease rates for younger women, in those older than 30, researchers found that low levels of physical activity increased a woman’s risk of heart disease by 33 percent for middle-aged women and 24 percent for older women. If every woman between the ages of 30 and 90 got up off the sofa for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (recommendations are the same in Australia and the United States), the researchers concluded that the lives of more than 2,000 middle-aged and older women could be saved each year. “Aerobic exercise and activity is very important for cardiovascular and metabolic health, and

Exercise Critical for Heart Health After Age 30

that the type of exercise doesn’t matter. “Both are important.”

strength training is very important for musculoskeletal health that maintains the ability to conduct activities of daily living in older age,” Brown says, noting



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O When it comes to entertainment, this one’s a real BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

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Photography By Vicky Pink

n Friday, May 30, 2014, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the Hilton Americas Hotel for the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon. The affair was part of a series of events for the 2014 Civil Rights Game, co-hosted by the Houston Astros. Jim Brown was honored with the MLB Beacon of Hope award. Berry Gordy received the MLB Beacon of Change award. The late Dr. Maya Angelou was recognized with the MLB Beacon of Life award. Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts was the keynote speaker. Entertainment was provided by singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc and Grammy Award-winning violinist and UN Goodwill Ambassador Miri Ben-Ari. Some in attendance were Commissioner Allan H. Selig, Robin Robinson, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, Monique Brown, Hank Aaron, Rev. Leslie Smith, Carl Davis, State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Constable Ruben Davis, Carey Yates, Anthony Morris, LaRence Snowden, Connie Cochran, and Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins.

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2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner Photography By Vicky Pink

n Thursday, May 29, 2014, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the Hilton AmeriO cas-Houston as the Holocaust Museum Houston presented the 2014 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner. The Holocaust Museum Houston established the

Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award in memory of the 36th president of the United States. Under the theme “A Dream of Hope, Love, and Humanity, the following were honored civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Gerda Weissmann Klein. Martin Luther King, III accepted the award on behalf of his father. U.S. Rep. John Lewis presented the keynote address. Some in attendance were Congressman Al Green, Rev. William A. Lawson, Rev. Kirbyjon Calswell, City Councilman Al Green, Mayor Annise Parker, Melanie Lawson, Harry E. Johnson, Sr., Crystal Ashby, David Solomon, Regina Rogers, Shawn Taylor, J. Kent Friedman, Shara Fryer, Rabbi David Lyon, Mark Mucasey, Luci Johnson, and Kelly Zuniga.

Congressman John Lewis and Martin Luther King, III Breakfast


Photography By Vicky Pink

n Friday, May 30, 2014, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at the home of Scott and Inna Wizig for a breakfast honoring civil rights pioneer Congressman John Lewis and Martin Luther King, III. At the affair both men autographed their new books. Guests got the chance to meet and learn from these men in an intimate setting. Some in attendance were Shad Bogany, Mark Mucasey, State Rep. Boris Miles, Congressman Al Green, Commissioner Grady Prestage, Constable Alan Rosen, and Judge Joel Clouser. Others in attendance were City Congressman Al Green, Councilman Larry Green, Michael Davis, Harry Johnson, Patrick O’Boyle, and Jane O’Boyle.

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This historic event is presented in partnership with Houston Blues Museum, Houston Blues Society, Houston Style Magazine, Houston Institute for Culture, KPFT 90.1 FM - Pacifica Radio, Community Artists Collective, and many more community non-profit organizations. Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration is produced by Houston Institute for Culture with support of the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Museum of Culture, Houston Style Magazine, and many more. moc.enizagaMelytS.www

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2014 Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. Graduation Photography By Vicky Pink

n Friday, May 30, 2014, Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Houston Baptist UniO versity for the inaugural commencement for Energized for STEM Academy, Inc. The class of 2014 celebrated as they crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma.

City Controller Ronald Green gave the class some inspirational for their bright futures. Zachery King was recognized as the HISD’s Board of Education Outstanding Young Man for his excellence in character, scholarship, leadership and service. Others celebrating with the new graduates were Argentina James, Paula Harris, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Tamicha Jackson, and Dr. Shavon Clark.

Blue Cure Foundation’s “Rhythm and Blue Cure


Photography By Roswitha Vogler

n Friday, May 30, 2014 Houston Style Magazine was on hand at Hotel Zaza for the Blue Cure Foundation’s “Rhythm and Blue Cure” in honor of Men’s Health Month. The Blue Cure Foundation educates men about cancer and chronic disease prevention. Lily Jang emceed the event that was hosted by Houston Texans’ Chris Myers and Houston Dynamo’s Michael Chabala.

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Sell LA Clippers


onald Sterling has agreed to sell the LA Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer according to his attorney. Like, he had much of

Southwest Airlines New Low Cost Flights


ow is a great time to travel on Southwest Airlines. The company just unveiled a new sale with one-way fares as low as $49. Potential customers must jump on this deal quickly as it ends Thursday, June 5th at midnight and covers travel from August 25 through December 17th. Customers also need to read the fine print to know travel windows, blackout dates, and available routes. Some cities where customers can fly to for less than $100 are Los Angeles-Las Vegas, Chicago-Pittsburgh, Boston-Baltimore, New Orleans-Nashville and many more. For more information, visit

ers and preservatives to make way for clean and simple ingredients. The change is all part of the company’s commitment to a new food policy and to help declining sales. The menu is not the only thing changing. The company is also changing their baking hours and the way customers order and get their food. For more information, visit

H&M Falsely Arrests Oregon Woman H&M shells out $105K to an Oregon after she was falsely arrested attending the store opening at the Clackamas Town Center mall. The Associated Press reports that Brenda Moaning was the only black shopping during the store opening. Although she was not doing anything out of the norm and paid for her purchases she still was followed by security around the store. When she decided to add a shirt to her purchase at the last minute, Moaning prepaid for the shirt and the cashier told her to pick up on her way out. Following instructions, Moaning picked up the shirt and showed it to the cashier. That’s when security showed her the handcuffs and she was arrested on the spot. After an investigation, Moaning was released and H&M was charged with false arrest and acting with malice. For more information, visit

Donald Sterling

a choice. Sterling has also dropped his lawsuit against the NBA. CNN is reporting that a sales agreement has not been signed by Sterling as of yet. The sale of the team to Ballmer still has to be approved by the NBA owners. This is Ballmer second time trying to buy an NBA team. He previously put in a bid for the Sacramento Kings but NBA owners declined the deal because he wanted to move the team. Ballmer has since said he would keep the Clippers in LA. For more information, visit cnn. com.

LinkedIn Draws Fire for China Censorship


inkedIn is catching flack for censoring content related to the Tiananmen Square crackdown, still a for-

Jim McIngvale

Mattress Mack Breaks Ground in Fort Bend County


he man known to save you money is opening up his third Houston location in Fort Bend County. Jim McIngvale’s new location is located just off Grand Parkway near the Westpark Tollway. The new store is said to be the largest one yet with 140,000 square feet. Known to always be on the side of the customer and his community, McIngvale will hire area veterans and use local vendors for furniture and food sold in the full-service restaurant. For more information, visit

IFest Foundation Files for Bankruptcy


he organization that brings the Houston International Festival is said to filing for protection under Chapter 7 federal bankruptcy laws according to the Houston Chronicle. The nonprofit organization, IFest Foundation, is said to owe $1 million+. Low ticket sales and increase competition pool have made the organization to fall on hard times. Already stepping down from producing the Thanksgiving Parade, the future of the International Festival is still in jeopardy. For more information, visit www.

Panera Bread’s menu is getting a clean makeover as the chain is dumping all artificial colors, flavors, sweeten-

bidden topic in China 25 years after the massacre of pro-democracy protesters. CNN is reporting that some LinkedIn users have received emails from the company in recent days informing them that their posts will not be shown in mainland China. “This is due to specific requirements within China to block certain content so that it does not appear on our network in that country,” the messages explain. Beijing has been on high alert as the anniversary approaches. Mentions of the massacre are forbidden on Chinese social media, and many search terms are banned. Authorities have also restricted access to Google services. For more information, visit

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Stephen Colbert Gets Nasty with Amazon


NN is reporting that the feud between Stephen Colbert and Amazon is getting personal. Colbert took some time Wednesday night on his Comedy Central show to say he was angry at Amazon for “deterring customers” from buying his books.The comedian even offered viewers stickers saying “I didn’t buy it on Amazon” that they can download from his site. Colbert, who’s publisher is Hachette, took Amazon to task for what Hachette has said is Amazon’s slow restocking of some of its books. Hachette says it’s causing “available in 2-4 weeks” messages to appear on titles by Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, novelist James Patterson, and others. Amazon has reportedly been pressuring Hachette to let it lower prices for e-books and ultimately pay Hachette less for them. Hachette has resisted. In statement last week about the apparent log-jam Amazon said, “Unfortunately, despite much work from both sides, we have been unable to reach mutually-acceptable agreement on terms.” And it doesn’t seem like there’s an end in sight to the tiff. For more information, visit

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