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    Melodrama Boutique, located at 5306 Almeda Road in Houston recently held its 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Dec. 15, with a “Re-Grand Opening” party and fundraiser for Live Beautiful Now, an organization that aids in the battle on mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. The Re-Grand Opening is the vision of Melodrama Boutique owner Jackie Adams. The West…

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Looking for a change of scenery? Wondering where everyone is moving? Each year the U.S. Census Bureau distributes population estimates to aid in gauging the growth and demographics of communities across the country. The information from the census proves quite interesting. Each of the ten fastest growing states were in the South or West, with the exception…

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  Recently local Olympians Jon Drummond, Team USA relays coach and gold medalist, Michelle Carter, two-time Olympic shot putter, Rickey Dudley, NFL Super Bowl XXXVII  champion Carl Sheffield, and Director of Track and Field, University of North Texas, joined seven-time NBC Olympic commentator and ESPN reporter, Lewis Johnson in collecting 200 coats at his World-Class…

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  Tangela Russ, who became a certified chef this year, is the owner of Sweet Blessings Lunch Box and Catering Service. Russ has been in business for seven years, and she recently shared with rolling out why she started her business, what her favorite dish is and the keys to her success. What prompted you…

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  The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light,  in partnership with Bloomberg LP, recently announced the results of The Civic 50, the first comprehensive scorecard of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to positively impact the quality of life in the communities they serve. “NCoC is proud to be part…

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Stacie Gaynor, a singer, speaker and author, spent over 20 years with a Fortune 500 company successfully working to improve Texas communities.  She answered the call to empower and guide women to walk in their purpose and reach their destiny by publishing her book and conducting workshop series, both titled “Journey to My Destiny.” Gaynor’s book focuses…

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On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, also World AIDS Day, The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show kicked off their 10-city tour at The Ensemble Theatre in Houston. The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show visits urban areas highly affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. “We chose Houston as our kick off city because according to our research, Houston has the most cases…

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Name: Yong Kwon Company: ykcreative.com Title: Principal What does your work entail? We are an award-winning design group with proficiency in Web design, application development and online marketing.  What prompted you to start your company and why do you think it’s been successful? Simply said, I love the art of business. I like the full…

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Name: Alan Watkins Title/Company: Houston area Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo Please explain what the Leading the Way Home program entails. Why did Wells Fargo feel this program was important and necessary? As a result of the recent foreclosure crisis, Wells Fargo initiated various programs to help respond to this national epidemic. One of the innovative…

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  Please tell us your name and little about yourself: My name is Donovan V. Casanave and I was raised in Lacombe, La.,  a small town about one hour outside of New Orleans.  I hold an undergraduate degree in marketing and organizational behavior and a master’s degree in business administration. As a former professional basketball player…

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On Saturday, Nov. 17, Houston’s finest looked on as the United Negro College Fund held its annual Reveillon Gala at the Hilton Americas. Celebrating a rich history of education, mentoring and achievement, the UNCF treated gala attendees to an awe inspiring evening. KPRC Local 2 anchors, Khambrel Marshall and Rachel McNeill, served as emcees for the awards…

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  The 19th Annual AMAC Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum, which serves as a guide for minority-owned companies seeking business opportunities with airports throughout the United States, will be held at the Hilton Americas Hotel on December 2 to 4, 2012. The forum includes leadership development workshops and policy discussions that address various industry concerns. The Houston Airport…

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