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FEATURES 10 A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY Born into a cruel world of poverty, lynching, torture and discrimination that were endemic throughout the South, Bessie Coleman expanded her view and traveled the world, eventually becoming the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license. She dazzled crowds with her stunts at air shows and refused to be defined, denied or slowed by racism. 13 EDUCATION + INNOVATION We celebrate Danielle Burns Wilson, the award-winning, curator, professor. Wilson is profoundly committed and genuine with regards to the importance of history, art and community preservation. Check out her upcoming exhibits and celebrate your legacy and lineage. 21 HEALTH & SCIENCE The sustained pressures of life and our need to ’hold it together’ can be overwhelming. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

29 ONE-ON-ONE: AN EXCLUSIVE HOUSTON’S FIRST DAUGHTER First daughter of Houston, Ashley P. Turner is shamelessly in love with her city and committed to celebrating the people and places that make Houston great. Our student reporters connect with Mrs. Turner to gain insight on her committment, as well as her techsavvy efforts and unwavering drive to open the door for innovation in order to inspire the next generation. 56 KNOWLEDGE + CULTURE Located in the historic Freedman’s Town (4th Ward), The African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston’s first colored public school is a must-see! Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Rhea Lawson, it has been transformed. It boast a unique gift shop and serves as a world-class resource and repository to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and the African Diaspora. It is truly a showcase of excellence.

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CAREER GUIDE: AVIATION The sky is no longer the limit. Many opportunities to work in the aviation field are available for you to pursue, and not only as a pilot. Learn the wide range of career paths and what an aerospace technology career can mean for you.

Departments 12 COMMUNITY + FAMILY Who is your family? It is time to heal, define your village and love. 19 BUSINESS + ECONOMY Money runs our economy, here are some things you should know.



ART AND POWER These black artist are showing the power of creating stories that celebrate our spirit.

LIKE IT IS Exploring economic sanctions and their impact on African Americans today.

24 WELLNESS + MIND + SPIRIT A Divine connection to the ancestors can guide you to finding peace within oneself. 36 CAREER + JOBS Compare salaries and explore career pathways in aviation. 51 TECHNOLOGY + BOOKS


Thank you to the First Daughter of Houston, Ashley Turner for your sincerity and kind spirit. Photo by Roy Harvey, III

Knowledge is power. Here are some great books to read with your family. 53 LIFESTYLE + CULTURE A creative moment with Style of Life (SoL) founder, Monique Crayton.

* Tré Magazine is published monthly by Neutral Grey, LLC. Disclaimer: Tré magazine is a community vehicle for discussion. Although published, the views expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of Tré magazine, its Publisher or Staff. The magazine presents research topics by the authors and is issued to elicit comments and further discussion. Tré welcomes your submissions via email or snail mail. The deadline for events is the 10th of each month for consideration in the upcoming issue. It is understood that any information (photos, questions, scenario suggestions, functional requests, etc.) you may submit will become the sole property of Tré. No information submitted will be subject to any confidentiality agreement. We highly recommend writer proofread BEFORE sending. All submissions will become the exclusive property of Tré without any remuneration to the contributor. Tré may republish the information provided without attribution and reserves the right to edit, modify or alter material without consent. Tré does not knowingly accept false or misleading advertising or editorial, nor do the publishers assume responsibility should such advertising or editorial appear. © 2015 by Neutral Grey Publishers LLC. cannot be held responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, illustrations or other materials.




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can’t help but be humbled by you, the village. You have served as both friend and family for the Tré through difficult and complex times. In reflection, I thought there were no words that could capture the profound void that I felt with the loss of my mother. Now that my father, George K. Coleman, Jr. recently transitioned, it has been profoundly difficult to find motivation and inspiration to continue; for he was my rock. Yet, you have patiently stood with the Tré, nudging us forward.

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Because of you, our KPFT radio show has expanded, youth mentorship has doubled and this issue is possible. Your encouragement, prayers and belief are received, appreciated and guide me through. Regardless of what tomorrow brings, I am profoundly grateful for the love that you have given us today. We stand on the shoulders of greatness and this issue is dedicated to our ancestors for their mental fortitude and regret-free-belief that we are worth their sacrafices. As always, we are proud to be an extension of your voice and a platform for those issues that you value. Together, we stand committed in support of the simple daily joys; to live and love, to dream and do. With Warmth and Unwavering Love,


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ALL AMERICANS CAN NOW TRAVEL to Cuba legally. The longstanding ban on Cuba travel has been amended to allow all U.S. citizens to take part in tours to Cuba that encourage “people to people” contact. Previously, only religious, educational, and cultural groups could legally travel to Cuba, and then only

with specific permission from the U.S. While in Cuba, visitors can experience the amazing, food, music, people, culture, and spiritual traditions. One tradition is Santeria which is one of the main religions in Cuba and is usually described as a Cuban religion with African roots. While in Cuba, you may meet people dressed in all white wearing only colorful beaded necklaces this is worn for about a year in order to keep away bad energy (signifies a rebirth and purity).


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER History is a weapon. As local residents debate new leadership they begin to discover that many elected officials and school board members blindly follow policies that close down schools and profit from initiatives that promote privitization of education.

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ARE AMERICANS EQUIP TO PROSPER POST-INTEGRATION? First published in 1933, Carter G. Woodson’s book, The Mis-Education of the Negro produced a definitive and constructive critique of the educational system. Today, Trump supporters praised his ‘plain’ speak and simple tweets. It seems marketers and politicians are conditioning ALL American citizens to engage at a ‘third grade reading level’...and winning.




Coleman would not live long enough to fulfill her dream of establishing a school for young black aviators, but her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for a generation of African American men and women.

The air is the only place free from prejudice.” Bessie Coleman


lizabeth “Queen Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was raised in Waxahachie, Texas and was the tenth of thirteen children to sharecroppers George and Susan Coleman. At the age of 23, she took her savings and enrolled in the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University where she heard stories from pilots returning home from World War I. With support from black businesses,



Coleman traveled to Paris in 1920 and earned her international aviation license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Now a celebrity, she returned to the US, and became a “barnstorming” stunt flier in order to make a living. In the face of racism, she was often criticized by U.S. media for her confidence, opportunistic nature and the flamboyant style she brought to her exhibition flying.


On June 15, 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first female pilot of African American or Native decent to hold a pilot license in the U.S.and the first to hold an international pilot license.

At the age of 34, she was thrown from her plane when it unexpectedly went into a dive. It was later discovered that a wrench used to service the engine had slid into the gearbox and jammed it.

HISTORIC MOVE Twitter removes Obama’s @POTUS account and gives to Donald Trump.

PERSPECTIVE Driven by profit and a need to appeal to rural voters, The Texas State Board of Education erases Black history from student textbooks. IT’S NOT OUR HISTORY, IT’S AMERICAN HISTORY. The NAACP (national) has created a petition to oppose the Texas State Board of Education which has continued erasing significant amounts of history regarding Asian-, Hispanic, and African-American contributions and accomplishments from student textbooks. Among the many proposed changes are efforts to paint the Confederacy in a positive light, rewrite the Civil Rights era, minimize nonwhite citizens in Texas history, and ignore the economic and horrific atrocities committed by groups like the Ku Klux Clan To speak out against these changes, visit and sign the pledge.

DO THE MATH! If the 1.3 million dropouts from the Class of 2010 had graduated, the nation would have seen $337 billion more in earnings over the course of their lifetimes!

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA IS BORROWED, NOT OWNED. One day after the inauguration, Trump—a prolific and unrepentant Twitter user— took ownership of the verified POTUS account, which now has more than 14 million followers. It’s unclear if Trump will retire or curtail his use of his @realDonaldTrump account. Mr. Obama is moving from @POTUS to @POTUS44, and the tweets of Mr. Obama – who became the first president to use Twitter, in 2015 - will be archived.




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We can’t pick our childhood, but, we can define our own destiny and build a safe support system that we can call family. Family is an essential part of someone’s life. Most value family more than anything else, simply because family is over everything. They are the ones that have your back more than anyone else, and for the most part, they’ll never leave your side. Family is something that cannot be replaced.

Each family has their own ideas or beliefs that are most times passed down to each generation. Even after many generations, the family will still be the same because blood cannot be erased. John is a 12th grade student. Houston Academy for International Studies.


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Tracing one’s African-American ancestry can be uniquely challenging. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom helps overcome the obstacles and pitfalls.

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CULTURAL CURATOR Houston has an amazing and rich lineage. It is ‘Space City’ and home of transformation, innovation and trailblazers. Unfortunately, it has struggled with the concept of protecting, preserving and celebrating it’s most treasured possesion; its history. Until now...


anielle Burns Wilson is a visionary curator, professor and now the manager of The African American Library at the Gregory School, the third special collections division of the Houston Public Library system. An award-winning curator, Wilson is profoundly committed and genuine with regards to the importance of history, art and community preservation. Professionally, she curated at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, the Allen

Sheppard Gallery in NYC and the Saint Louis Art Museum where she was the distinguished Saint Louis Art Museums Romare Bearden Fellow. Other fellowships include the Mickey Leland International Enhancement Fellow where she studied contemporary East African art at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Wilson served as curator at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). With Michelle White of the Menil Collection, Wilson organized The Whole World

Was Watching: Civil Rights Era Photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil and was a guest curator for Curate NYC. Wilson is a dedicated Houstonian, artist, wife and mother. Located in the historic 4th Ward (Freedman’s Town), the Gregory School is an amazing-mustsee- experience. While visiting, ask about Wilson’s upcoming exhibit Planned, Organized and Established: Houston Artist Cooperatives in the 1930s.



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WHAT ARE SANCTIONS? Sanction is a penalty levied on another country, or on individual citizens of a country. It is an instrument of foreign and domestic policy and economic pressure that can be described as a sort of carrot-and-stick approach to dealing with international trade and politics.

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS The 1791 Haitian Revolution secured black independence in the former French colony and created a global upheaval for the European slave trade.

Sadly, it also ensured the expansion of U.S. slavery and laid the strategy for modern policies that impact prosperity and black businesses today. The media strategically presents Haiti’s modern struggles as a ‘curse’ and for two centuries Black Haitians have suffered scorn and punishment from western nations for creating the most



successful slave rebellion in world history and taking back their own independence. The notion that the United States uses economic and financial sanctions more than any other country and held embargoes against Haiti (from 1806 to 2003) may shed light on negro struggles and policies that continue to block prosperity for Black Americans. Sanctions take many forms, here are some key attributes:

TARGETED SANCTIONS While the goals of sanctions are to force a group to alter its behavior, there is much variation. Sanctions can target a country as a whole, industries, groups or even individuals. ATTACKING KEY INDIVIDUALS, such as political figures or business leaders. This type of sanction is designed

to cause financial difficulties for a small, isolated set of individuals. A MILITARY ALTERNATIVE Economics and trade are rarely the sole strategy. When faced with strategic and unified groups, a government may react to political problems with military force:

BELOW A country has a number of different types of sanctions at its disposal. While some are more widely used than others, the general goal of each is to force a change in behavior.

DOMESTIC FORCE Sanctions may be enacted for several reasons, such as a retaliatory measure for another groups’ economic activities. Research shows the severity of the negative impact on the target group increases if they are isolated from global resources and allies.


International organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) seek to review sanction disputes and countries.

STRATEGIC LOSS Because the target group is unable to purchase goods, sanctions can increase costs to consumers and businesses, resulting in production loss and economic loss through unemployment. The issuing country will not only reduce the choice of goods and services that domestic consumers have, they often increase the cost of doing business for those sanctioned communities.

on the target group is that their exports are rarely purchased locally or abroad. Ironically, this instability and suffering often lead to political pressure that benefits the instigating leadership as the oppressed citizens, who in times of crisis often solidify the regime in charge rather than overthrow it.

THE BOTTOM LINE The immediate impact of sanctions


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BUSINESS + MONEY MATTERS High priced items will also be neglected if there’s a viable, low cost substitute.

4 MARGINAL UTILITY The additional satisfaction a consumer gains from consuming one more unit of a good or service. Marginal utility is an important economic concept because economists use it to set prices and determine how much of an item a consumer will buy.

3 EQUILIBRIUM PRICE An equilibrium price is the culmination of the laws of supply and demand working in tandem. It’s a system of checks and balances. Suppliers are limited in their maximum price, as raising prices too high will decrease demand. Consumers are forced to pay slightly more than they’d like, as pushing prices down would decrease supply. Free markets naturally gravitate towards the equilibrium.

5 INFLATION Inflation is defined as the rate at which prices of goods and services rise, and consequently the rate at which currency devalues. Inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time resulting in a loss of value of currency. When the price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services. Consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money.

The Five Things Everyone Should Know About Economics 1 LAW OF SUPPLY This law states that as quantity supplied increases, so does price. This happens for two reasons. When suppliers increase production, the additional resources needed cost more, and that cost is passed on to the consumer. Or, when customers start offering a high price on a good or service, suppliers are more willing to sell. 2 LAW OF DEMAND States that as price rises, demands falls. Consumers will limit spending on goods nonessential to life, saving capital for more important purchases.





MENTAL WELLNESS Everyone experiences stress differently and it can affect your mental and physical well-being in many different ways. But, you are not alone and there are healthy ways to find relief.



THE STRUGGLE IS REAL We are often taught to ‘be strong’ through our struggles, but life has a strange way of sneaking up on you. Be it financial troubles, job pressures, burnout, fatigue, holiday blues, relationship woes, social media overload, office bullying or emotional exhaustion from the negative media, you deserve peace and you can get help. Everyone needs help sometime and often it deserves more than ‘a moment to get it off your chest.’ Stress that you can tolerate helps you to stay focused, energetic, and alert. But, when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and



symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

YOU HAVE A LOT TO HANDLE Are you thinking about seeking the help of a therapist? If certain issues have been causing problems in your life and you aren’t sure how to make the necessary changes, therapy can help. With the help of a professional, you can get out of an unhealthy

cognitive, emotional, and behavioral pattern.

LOVE THY SELF Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The National Institute of Mental Health (SAMHSA. org) and Mental Health America ( has online tools to help you take the first step. Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.

Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. If you’re unsure which screen to take, here are some guidelines. Go online, click on the link

THE DEPRESSION SCREEN is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness. The Alcohol or Substance Use Screen will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address. THE ANXIETY SCREEN will help if you feel that worry and fear affect your day to day life.

mood swings - or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.

THE PARENT SCREEN is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem. THE PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Screen is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event. THE PSYCHOSIS SCREEN is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don’t seem real or quite right).

THE YOUTH SCREEN is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.

THE WORK HEALTH SURVEY is a screen to explore how healthy or unhealthy your work enviornment is. It is in testing phase and every screen taken helps us better understand THE BIPOLAR SCREEN is mental health in the for individuals who have workplace. Check in on your health, use these FREE resources


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SANTERÍA Spirituality is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps one find personal happiness and contentment.

WHAT IS SANTERÍA Also known as Regla de Ochá , La Regla de Ifá, or Lucumi is a religion of Caribbean origin that developed among West African descendants during the hostile reign of the Spanish Empire. CODE SPEAK The colonial period from the standpoint of captured African people can be defined as a time

of perseverance. The need for Yoruba people to preserve their traditions and belief systems in a hostile cultural environment prompted those enslaved in Cuba, starting from as early as 1515, to merge their customs with aspects of Roman Catholicism. This religious tradition evolved into what is now recognized as Santería.





ASE is the life-force that runs through all things, living and inanimate. It is the power to make things happen. It’s an affirmation which is used in greetings and prayers, as well as a concept of spiritual growth.


WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE 1ST AFRICAN SUPERHERO UNIVERSE! Featured in the BBC and Brazils national paper, O Globo, the African deities, Orisha, return in a new 6 part story. This series is part of a cinematic universe of deities that plays out across an upcoming feature film, comic books and series. Amina, a young doctor, has her life thrown into turmoil when a politician’s son dies under her supervision. Things get more complicated when she is possessed by the goddess of the ocean, Yemoja. Now haunted by mystical visions, Amina must find a way to clear her name and save her sanity before it is too late.


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In a time and place of “religious freedoms” one thing is certain: there is more than one path to spirit. While some may practice only one modality of religious or spiritual preference and some may travel many; there is one thing that connects us all-we all have ancestors.

are here now. “How do we venerate our ancestors?” you may ask. American society has always venerated our deceased with art, statues, or buildings named after people we consider important. In many African and Asian traditions personal altars are constructed as simple as a picture with a small candle on a mantel or as elaborate as a 5 tier monument.

Ancestor veneration is practiced in many cultures around the world. Key pointveneration does not mean worship. The ancestors are not gods, but are beings that once led the way for our progress and development. They are the reason we

How you choose to honor your ancestors is yours to develop. They are your connection to the spirit world and you are the manifestation that they existed. A perfect circle of divine connectivity. Tap in to it. They are waiting for you.













BY: CARLA BULLOCK, Senior Bellaire High School, ASIA YOUNGS BAILEY, Senior Bellaire High School

My parents taught me personally to never believe in failures.” —Ashley P. Turner ­

As she walked into the room, you could immediately feel her presence fill the room. “They would say that the only way you fail is if you simply just don’t try. If you learn something, then that is not failing, that is success.” As she spoke these words, her face lit up. Her father, the one who had taught her to always look for the successes in life, is Mayor Sylvester Turner. Ashley P. Turner grew up on the north side of town, and after leaving for college to

receive a B.S. in Science and Biology from University of Texas at San Antonio and then a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Texas Women’s University, returned to advocate and promote health care for those who need it as well as for the community as a whole. The realization that I was going to get to interview Houston’s First Daughter, Ashley P. Turner, did not sink in and actually hit me until after Asia Youngs Bailey and I arrived at City Hall. We checked in, found our mentor



and teacher, Editor of Tré magazine Stephanie Coleman, and headed out to the HTV media center. The interview suddenly felt very real when I actually saw Ms. Turner, sitting in the chair prepping for the camera. Asia and I headed to the interview room to prepare. We practiced and rehearsed the questions until we felt comfortable. But all my confidence went out of the room as soon as she entered. She walked with grace and joy radiating with every step she took closer. Her compassion was immediately shown as she asked us a few questions to get to know us

and help make us feel comfortable. The interview was conversational as if Ms .Turner, Asia and I were all having a casual evening tea while discussing the highlights of her work in Houston. Scan code and watch TréTV Exclusive!

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Her encouraging and selfless soul hit me when she talked to the millennial generation about how we should achieve our goals.


“Nothing is given to us. Nothing comes easy and don’t be afraid of failures,” Ms. Turner said. “Don’t be afraid to do the work to achieve your goals and allow others to help you. As a millennial, find a mentor or talk to an elder. Generations before us have seen things we have not seen because we have not been here long enough on the earth to experience it.” Ms. Turner was adamant about the importance of teamwork and the compassion that millennials have. “Be someone that is always open to life experiences, open to learning, open to understanding,”



Ms. Turner said. “That makes you kinder and more compassionate. Channeling that bold, courageous nature, and marry it with learning how to work with others.”


When asked about social media, Ms. Turner described the three personalities she shared online, to promote hard work and positivity. Having multiple social media platforms keep the First Daughter only a click away from millennials, who can follow her life, her examples and her successes. “I am part of three different platforms,” Ms. Turner said. “There is Ashley Turner, who is just the personality, the regular person. There is Ashley Turner who operates a federally qualified health center. And then there is Ashley Turner who is the First Daughter of Houston. So the question I always have to answer is which one am I going to be today? I

try to do things that promote positivity. You want to engage in social media and be relatable in a way that is responsible and very smart.” Ms. Turner doesn’t shy away from being her own person. The First Daughter of Houston kindly shares where Houstonians can contact her and welcomes millennials to reach out to her. Ms. Turner will always personally respond.


Ms. Turner loves Houston as well as the people that are at the heart of its success. Although new to the role of First Daughter, she is open-minded, and passionately committed to ideas and innovative solutions that can make Houston better for all. “I use all social media, all of it,” Ms. Turner said. “I try to respond as often as I can, and it really is me posting.” Facebook: Ashley P. Turner Twitter: @ashleypturner Instagram: @ashleypturner

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THE MEDIA’S BIG SIX In 1983, 90% of our media was owned and controlled by 50 different companies. Today, 90% of our news, whether we read, watch, click or listen to it, is dominated by just six media giants: Comcast, News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS Corporation. This is a world where money seems to have such control over journalistic integrity. Is there no place for the reader to turn for unbiased news? The short answer is an emphatic yes. There’s still hope.



Daily independent news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 800 stations.

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A nonpartisan American “fact tank” which provides data on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Badass Art Man:

A conversation between the art of

Danny Simmons and his collection

January 13-February 25, 2017 Badass Art Man allows us to get to know Danny Simmons deeply. We learn about him through his own artwork and his collection, and through the conversations between the two. This exhibition creates a portrait o f Simmons as a keen observer of art, art-world politics, and social issues.

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HOW TO START YOUR CAREER IN AVIATION Many opportunities to work in the aviation field are available for you to pursue, and not only as a pilot. Learn the wide range of career paths and what an aerospace technology career can mean for you.


re you looking for a job in the aviation industry? Here’s a little-known fact for you. The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation. The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Although a lot has changed since the Wright Brothers’ famous 12-second flight in 1903 and Bessie Coleman’s courageous global travel and aviation successes of 1920, the

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opportunity to live out your dream, explore the world and chart your life’s course is doable. TODAY IS THE DAY Turn your love of life into a rewarding, profitable, adventurous and fun career in aviation. It is never too late to learn or too early to begin your path. There are many opportunities available for you to pursue, and not only as a pilot. The road has been paved and the doors are open. Help lead flight into the future with a career in aviation!

EUGENE BULLARD First African-American military pilot

RONALD ERWIN McNAIR American physicist and NASA astronaut


THELLA BOWENS President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

THELLA BOWENS First African American Astronaut Candidate

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AERONAUTICS OVERVIEW CAREER PATHWAYS WHEN IT COMES TO AERONAUTICS CAREERS, aerospace engineers are the high-tech designers of satellites, aircraft, missiles and other spacecraft. They have their hands in multiple areas of aerospace including developing defense system and aviation technologies, designing aircraft, evaluating designs, performing quality control on designs and projects, and designing, manufacturing and testing products associated with aircraft and aerospace.


JOB MARKET The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates jobs in aeronautics to increase from $83,000 in 2012 to $89,100 by 2022.


AERONAUTICS SALARIES Aeronautics careers pay quite well due to the educational requirements and specialized knowledge and skills necessary for the jobs. The average salary for an aeronautics engineer range from $103,720 to $109,740 if you specialize in scientific research or development. Even an aeronautics job in



manufacturing is lucrative, averaging $97,560 per year. AERONAUTICS EDUCATION Aeronautics jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field, and it’s useful to go on to get your master’s degree. The BLS recommends that high school students who are interested in careers in aeronautics take physics, chemistry and advanced math courses such as calculus and trigonometry. Look for colleges that offer co-op programs that put students to work in partnership businesses, allowing them to earn while they learn, and gain valuable experience that can go on a resume.

CAREER OPTIONS Flight Attendant Jobs Aviation Jobs Pilot Jobs Air Traffic Controller Jobs Aerospace Engineering Jobs Aircraft Mechanic Jobs Aerospace Jobs Air Traffic Control Jobs Aviation Mechanic Jobs Avionics Technician Jobs Commercial Pilot Jobs Airline Pilot Jobs Ramp Agent Jobs Aircraft Jobs Airport Manager Jobs Aerospace Engineer Jobs Airplane Pilot Jobs Atlantic Aviation Jobs Aircraft Painter Jobs Aircraft Technician Jobs Aircraft Sheet Metal Jobs Aviation Sales Jobs Jet Aviation Jobs Landmark Aviation Jobs Piper Aircraft Jobs Aviation Pilot Jobs Aviation Technician Jobs Aerospace Welding Jobs Aircraft Assembly Jobs Aircraft Cleaning Jobs Learn more at com/aeronautics-careers.




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1 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. 2 National Museum of the United States Air Force, Ohio 3 Imperial War Museum, Duxford 4 State Aviation Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

5 Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely 6 French Air and Space Museum, Le Bourget 7 China Aviation Museum, Beijing 8 Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa 9 Central Air Force Museum, Monino 10 Pima Air and Space Museum, Arizona





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Celebrating 40 Years of Empowering Our Youth Furthering the training of current pilots and instilling the love of aviation in future generations of aerospace professionals since 1976





GENERAL BENJAMIN O. DAVIS American United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African-American general officer in the United States Air Force. Davis himself flew sixty missions in P-39, Curtiss P-40, P-47 and P-51 Mustang fighters.


FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS Learning to fly isn’t always easy; there are many challenges along your path to becoming a pilot. But, remain inspired, there are many from who you can draw inspiration and encouragement. Stay committed to your dreams and focused. Once you accomplish your goal, you know this is what your hard work was for.

Joe Louis (left) visits Powell’s aeronautics class in 1938. Credit: Hatfield Collection, Museum of Flight, via National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution





American engineer, physician, scientist, explorer, futurist, and NASA astronaut. She is the first woman of color to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Sept. 12, 1992. Jemison proves that daring makes a difference! @maejemison

American engineer, soldier, civil aviator and author, Powell (along with Bessie Coleman and James Banning) is recognized as an aviation pioneer and civil rights activist. Credited with promoting aviation in the black community, he also founded a school to train mechanics and pilots.

Former Administrator of NASA, NASA astronaut and a retired United States Marine Corps Major General. Bolden has a 34-year military career with the Marines, plus 14 years as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office, making 4 space trips between 1986 and 1994, and serving as commander of two of the missions.

As a high school senior, she is the first African American Air Force JROTC cadet to earn a private pilot’s license in the state of Delaware. Cadet Graham, has been focusing on flying since her middle school years. She encourages other young ladies to never give up in the pursuit of their desired goals.



JAMES A. BELL Former President, CEO, Executive Vice President, The Boeing Co.

This aviation power player has a long history with Boeing, the world’s largest aviation company, having served as CFO, senior vice president of finance and corporate controller, and vice president of contracts and pricing for Boeing Space and Communications. Bell’s veteran experience with the company includes overseeing business performance and strategic growth initiatives, as well as being responsible for the overall financial management of the company,

SIZAKELE PETUNIA MZIMELA Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, or Siza Mzimela, is credited as the first black woman to start an airline. She is the founder and CEO of Fly Blue Crane - a start-up airline which she launched with two ex-SAA colleagues, Jerome Simelane and Theunis Potgieter on September 1, 2015.

Mzimela joined the national airline South African Airways (SAA) in January 1996 as a research analyst. She then went on to work as Head of Global Sales and Voyager Programme and CEO. She has also served as the first female member of the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association, based in Miami, Florida, USA .




HOMER RANDALL, Pilot, mentor and member of Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

5 Easy Steps Could You Become an Aircraft Pilot? Airline pilots fly aircraft according to set schedules to transport cargo and people. Commercial pilots might fly charter flights or those used for firefighting, crop dusting, or rescue purposes. Hazards that pilots might face include weather, fatigue, and extreme noise. There are many kinds of aircraft that pilots may fly, including airplanes, helicopters, balloons, and gliders. While pilots have irregular schedules, airline pilots may have the opportunity to fly to exotic destinations. Find schools and learn more at





First determine what type of aircraft you want to fly (airplanes, helicopters, balloons, airships, and gliders). The FAA offers several types of licenses, including private pilot, recreational pilot, and sports pilot.

To earn a private pilot’s license, individuals must be at least 17 years old. Aspiring pilots must pass a written exam and complete at least 40 hours of flight training.

To be paid for transporting people and property, pilots need to obtain a commercial license. Students should reference the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS) for specific requirements.

Employers preferred pilots with several years of flight experience and various pilot licenses. Most airline pilots hold a bachelor’s degree and some programs have 2- to 4-year aviation programs.

STEP 5: ADVANCE IN THE FIELD Regarding promotion, airline pilots follow a ranking system, much like that of officers in the army, that requires pilots to gain years of experience in order to advance. Entry level pilots must have up to 5 years of experience before qualifying for an advancement position as a first officer, etc.




Founded by Kenneth Morris, UEAG is positive & productive aviation organization designed to enhance the lives of our urban youth, women and Veterans.

Universal Elite Aviation Group (UAEG) is an Aviation S.T.E.M. Based Organization with a mission to inspire, motivate and guide disengaged youth, educators and community members to various careers in the Aviation and Aerospace industry including operations with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drone) Technology. “For our kids to want to BE something different, they have to SEE something different. We must meet them where they are, to get them where they need to be!� says Mr. Morris.

The ultimate goal of the project is to proactively educate, promote and direct minority youth and women on the many aviation opportunities that are available if they apply themselves.

Kenneth Morris has expanded his committment to inspirng aviators and is currently the Director of Education and Outreach for Lone Star Flight Museum, 832-455-0063. Learn more at

Indirectly, the more individuals we are able to connect with we hope to steer them in a positive direction and away from criminal activities that will jeopardize their future(s). UAEG focuses on promoting 5 Star principles: Education, Self-Worth, Aviation Opportunities, Financial Literacy, Leadership and Volunteerism.

Learn more at Universal Elite Aerospace ph: 832-455-0063 @universalelite





"Hidden Figures" is empowerment cinema at its most populist, and one only wishes that the film had existed at the time it depicts. —Peter Debruge Variety

GREAT MOVIE MOMENTS NASA’s Hidden Figures. At the height of the global space race, the calculations of AfricanAmerican mathematicians carried humankind into outer space. Hidden Figures is an inspiring film that depicts the untold story of resilience and excellence. It offers great insight as to how racism and bias factored into the US-Soviet space race. An American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about female African-American mathematicians at

NASA. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine G. Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali in supporting roles.

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BELOW Why did so many who were aware of their contributions, deny them the opportunity to be celebrated. What is NASA’s responsibility to ‘come clean’ on other unsung heroes? What is your role?

Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The film is the incredible untold story of Katherine G.



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Students start in the LEARNING LABORATORY, where they learn SOMETHING aviation concepts in a real ground-school environment. The lab FOR includes ten interactive, computer-based workstations dedicated toEVERYONE different aviation topics, each including hands-on investigations and data collection.


Next, students enter the HANGAR, which replicates a general aviation hangar, complete with an actual Mooney M20 light aircraft. An instructor guides them through planning and navigating, even “filing� an FAA flight plan. After completing their plan, students make sure the aircraft is ready to fly. Action goes into high gear in the SIMULATOR BAY when students settle into their own M20 simulators. Each is equipped with stateof-the-art displays, operational rudder pedals, control yokes, and other flight controls. Once cleared for takeoff, the flight begins.



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Aviation Learning Center? The Aviation Learning Center (ALC) is a special place where students grades 4-12 use science, technology, engineering and math to experience the challenge and fun of flight and gain real-world skills. Up to 36 students can enjoy the two-hour course simultaneously, which takes place in three different sections.

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Students start in the LEARNING LABORATORY, where they learn aviation concepts in a real ground-school environment. The lab includes ten interactive, computer-based workstations dedicated to different aviation topics, each including hands-on investigations and data collection. Next, students enter the HANGAR, which replicates a general aviation hangar, complete with an actual Mooney M20 light aircraft. An instructor guides them through planning and navigating, even “filing� an FAA flight plan. After completing their plan, students make sure the aircraft is ready to fly. Action goes into high gear in the SIMULATOR BAY when students settle into their own M20 simulators. Each is equipped with stateof-the-art displays, operational rudder pedals, control yokes, and .com | 47 other flight controls. Once cleared for takeoff, the flight thetremag begins.

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KNOW THYSELF We did not get here alone. The road was paved by those who have come before us. #divinepurpose #powerofone, @thetremag SECUNDA JOSEPH #BLMHTX


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UNITED AS ONE United We Grow.

PRO UNITAS United We Grow. Connecting every child with an umbrella of support resources and opportunities within their community.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. united with Malcolm X

Crips and Blood groups unite in support of Trayvon Martin and #BlackLivesMatter.

CAPTURED, BUT NEVER ENSLAVED Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820, and successfully escaped in 1849.



Graduates of Harvard Medical School

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. MICKEY LEELAND George Thomas “Mickey” Leland was an anti-poverty activist who later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Former 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell, Candidate for Mayor, MiamiDade County

The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos







A GENEALOGIST’S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ANCESTORS. How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom

BLACK WINGS: COURAGEOUS STORIES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN AVIATION AND SPACE HISTORY. Nearly 200 historic pictures and eight decades of U.S. history by Von Hardesty


WE ARE THE CHANGE WE SEEK: THE SPEECHES OF BARACK OBAMA A collection of Barack Obama’s 27 greatest addresses by E.J. Dionne Jr. and JoyAnn Reid

GEORGE ORWELL Eric Arthur Blair (pen name George Orwell), was an English novelist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice and outspoken support of democratic socialism. His work continues to influence popular/political culture, and the term Orwellian has entered our daily vocabulary along with many of his neologisms, including cold war, Big Brother, Thought Police, Room 101, memory hole, newspeak, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.

WILLIE LYNCH LETTER: THE MAKING OF A SLAVE British slave owner, Lynch was invited to Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slaveowners. The term “lynching” is derived from his last name.

THE AFRICAN ORIGIN OF CIVILIZATION Historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization by Cheikh Anta Diop

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What inspires you? Is it a profit margin? A stock price? A CEO? Or is it something higher? Maybe it’s a set of values, a love for freedom and the belief that an individual can make a difference. With a college degree, you can begin your career in a leadership position as an officer in the United States Air Force. Commissioned as a second lieutenant, you’ll enjoy many perks not found within most Fortune 500 ® companies. And unlike most jobs in the private sector, you’ll be working for something you actually believe in.






Live, Love and Let Go! From a native New Yorker to a honorary Houstonian since circa 2013, Monique is taking the designing life by storm.


onique is an Interior Designer by blood. Her company, “Style of Life” was created by the vivid and vibrant brain of Monique Crayton. When things blossom by accident, you know this was a God given gift. Friends and visitors of the various homes of Monique, both in New York and now Houston would always give compliments on how she would pull a Home together. No one could figure out how she would purchase pieces to style a room and give it such life. Birthed the name: “Style of Life”. It wasn’t until 2013 that her gift started gifting the homes of Houston. Her mission is to bring whatever ideas of your ideal home that’s been brewing in your head, to interior design life. What Monique does with a space will leave you breathless. Her workings

as well as ideas of your ultimate home can be found on her Instagram page @_styleoflife. Being a recent survivor of a Mini-stroke (TIA) Monique donates a portion of all paid projects to the American Heart Association. And every year, she selects one deserving home to do a free in-home consultation. Could you be the lucky winner? Contact Monique Crayton via email, Moniquescrayton@gmail. com and let her bring your ideas to your “Style of Life.”



The African American Library at the Gregory school, Houston’s first colored public school, is located in historic Freedman’s Town. It serves as a resource and repository to preserve, promote and velebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and the African Diaspora.



Monday: 10am-6pm Tuesday: 10am-6pm Wednesday: 10am-6pm Thursday: 10am-6pm Friday: Closed Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: Closed

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBRARY AT THE GREGORY SCHOOL The library’s collection is categorized based upon principles universal to the stories of the community: Unity, Self-determination, Collective work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith. MORE THAN A LIBRARY The Gregory School was build with the mission to built, preserve and make accessible to historians, researchers and the public an incomparable collection of multi-type resources that tell the story and celebrate the history of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and African American Diaspora. ELEVATING HIDDEN FIGURES OF HOUSTON Located in the historic Freeman’s Town at 1300 Victor St., Houston, TX 77019, and housed in the Edgar M. Gregory School, the library officially opened its doors on November 14, 2009. One of the few African American libraries in the country, this historic building is the newest of three

BELOW The galleries will introduce visitors to Houston’s African American heritage as well as promote and preserve the history of the African American cultural experience.

special collections operated by the Houston Public library and with your participation, this facility is expected to become one-of-a-kind research and cultural center, providing valuable information to the Houston community and the entire world.

SHARE YOUR STORIES AND BE PART OF HISTORY The Library needs your voice and support to grow. All programming in The African American Library at the Gregory School is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: houstonlibrary. org/events or or call 832-393-1440. A MUST VISIT We absolutely LOVE the Gregory School. Bring your friends, coworkers and family today (and visit often). Be part of history, share your story and please tell the staff hello and thank you. You never know who will be there. So, bring your Tré, get some autographs and we will see you there!

“People will leave the Gregory School having increased knowledge, deeper understanding and a whetted appetite ... Director, Houston Public Library: Dr. Rhea Lawson



ASK BETTER QUESTIONS! The key to better relationships is better questions. Why shouldn’t the same be true when building a relationship with oneself?



The library serves students and instructors from elementary to the university level as well as a wide range of researchers. BOOK COLLECTION The Gregory School collects books about 1) African Americans in Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast region, including local organizations, institutions, events or issues, with an emphasis on history, art, and culture. 2) Family Histories/ Genealogical Materials VERTICAL FILES This ready reference file is a continually growing collection of clippings from newspapers, journals, and magazines, etc. The files are divided into four categories: Funeral Programs, Biography, Houston, and Texas.

DOCUMENT DELIVERY The staff works diligently to answer email, telephone, and traditional mail questions daily. ARCHIVAL COLLECTION 1) Manuscript Collections The items include papers of government, businesses, religious groups, social clubs, service organizations, families, individuals, and cultural organizations 2) Photograph collections constitute one of the most important collecting areas in the archival collections and are one of the most important components of historical research.

To learn more about the Reference Area or add your resources, contact

4101 San Jacinto Suite 116 Houston, TX 77004 Bermac Arts Building 713-523-1616 56


LIBRARY TOURS TOUR THE HISTORICAL building of the Gregory School enhanced with galleries, exhibits, archival collection and special collections. For more info, call (832) 393-1440 or email hpl.gregoryschool@




ORAL HISTORY GREGORY SCHOOL welcomes firsthand experiences from individuals who have impacted the community or have unique insights into Houston’s history. Oral histories help preserve meaningful stories, folklore, skills, and cultural practices. Our oral histories are used in research projects by students, professors, and casual history lovers. Visitors are invited to listen to these interviews and learn more about family members or historic events in their own neighborhoods. To learn more or to share your insight and story, contact

BLACK AND WHITE IN BLACK AND WHITE: IMAGES OF DIGNITY, HOPE, AND DIVERSITY IN AMERICA. The exhibit features striking photographs attributed to African American photographer John Johnson between 1910 and 1925. Michèle Gates Moresi, curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, underscores the importance of Johnson’s work:“They speak to a time and a place where African Americans were treated as second-class citizens but lived their

lives with dignity...You can read about it and hear people talk about it, but to actually see the images is something entirely different.” Take a moment to experience and support Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America which is curated by Douglas Keister, traveled by Exhibit Envoy, and presented with support from California State University, Chico. On view until March 25, 2017.

UPCOMING EXHIBITS WANDERING SPIRIT: AFRICAN WAX PRINTS This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia, were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. The exhibit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them. The exhibition opens May 15, 2017 at the Gregory Library.



Honoring the Past; Creating the Future.

2017 Aviation S.T.E.M. Convention

April 15th 6:00 PM – 10:00 Pm

Houston, Texas | limited seating

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Chef Marvin Woods EmmyÂŽ Award-nominated Television Host, TV Chef and Author.





hef Marvin Woods is an Emmy® Award-nominated television host, celebrity chef and author of cookbooks, Home Plate Cooking and The New Low Country. He is recognized by fans and peers alike for his infectious personality, signature bandana and wildly inventive take on food rooted in northern Africa, South America, the Caribbean and the United States Low Country.

BELOW Former First Lady, Michelle Obama and fellow gardeners harvest vegetables together.

and affordable meals. For more than seven years, Chef Marvin has been traveling the country educating and motivating kids and parents through his program, Droppin’ Knowledge with Chef Marvin Woods. He is currently working on a line of spice blends and sauces, travels the

A 25-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry, Chef Marvin has won wide industry acclaim as a chef, author and television personality and owner of Assante in downtown Atlanta..

country on behalf of the American Heart Association and other health-oriented organizations, and is actively involved in the Atlanta community where he resides with his wife and two children. For more information, please visit and

A SIMPLE CHOICE Chef Marvin was chosen as the first chef to kick off Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! cooking series to help busy families create nutritious



TRY A NEW SPICE! Colombo Dust is one of his favorite spice blends, and it turns salmon into mouthwatering magic.

COLOMBO DUSTED SALMON Marvin Woods blends spices unique to Northern Africa, the Caribbean, South America and the Low Country to add new excitement to familiar foods. Serves 4 4 tb canola oil ¼ cup cumin seeds 2 tb coriander seeds 1 tb yellow mustard 1 tb whole cloves 1 tb red pepper flakes 5 tb ground turmeric 2 tb cinnamon 2 tb ground ginger 2 tb garam masala 1 ½ tp celery seeds ½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds 4 salmon portions (8 oz pcs)

Mix spice mixture together. Dredge salmon in spice mixture. Place oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Place salmon in pan spice side down and cook for 3 to 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Turn fish over and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Serve.

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Note: Marvin placed this salmon on a bed of spinach and kale tossed in some canola oil and balsamic. You can use any type of greens you wish to make this a light, healthy and quick dinner.

BOOKS THE NEW LOW-COUNTRY COOKING written by Marvin Woods, this is a great read for anyone interested in learning how to eat healthy and create flavor-filled dishes.








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