Our beloved publisher and CEO of the Forward Times newspaper, Karen Carter Richards, was recently honored at the “Sweet 16” Celebration on March 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), a 501(c)(3) organization, in partnership with Lamik Beauty and Millionaire Mommy Society hosted the First Annual Women’s History Month, “Sweet 16 Celebration,” which is an event that honored past, present and future women leaders in Houston.
The Mistresses of Ceremonies were Damali Keith (FOX 26 News) and Kim Roxie (LAMIK Beauty). U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee phoned in to wish congratulations to all of the honorees, and a Certificate of Congratulations was given to all of the honorees from the City of Houston. The “Sweet 16” ceremony included a photo exhibit of the honorees, networking, theatrical and musical entertainment and the awards ceremony. All proceeds and donations from the event benefit the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
2016 “Sweet 16” Honorees:
Mary Marks Guillory
Col. Marilyn Johnson
Karen Carter Richards
Dr. Lason Hines
Sponsors: Arcodoro Ristorante Italiano – Lori Farris, Artisans Cuisine & Savoire-Faire – Jacques Fox, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Cooking with a Twist – Chef Dee Dee, Cupcake and a Smile – Sharndell Lowe-Aitch, Fort Bend Music Center, GoGo Business Communications – Joi Beasley, Harambee Art Gallery – Artists Gail Mebane & Charles Washington, Harambee Productions – Joann Washington – Le Joyau Palace & Rena Iglehart – Rena O. Productions, LAMIK Beauty – Kim Roxie, Keisha’s Kreations – Keisha Ervin, Millionaire Mommy Society – Sherrie Walton, Simply Scents Candle Company by Shan, Trader Joe’s, and Vicenzo Leather – Wande Adedeji