This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Gents Day at Booker T. Washington High School, Homegoing Celebration for Rosetta “MeMe” Smith and More!

Gents Day at Booker T. Washington High School

(Pictured) Former City Controller Ronald C. Green, Mikos Adams, Tyrone Willis, Dr. Mark Williams II, Tristan Love, Mr. Warren Luckett, Darry Blackburn, Jessie Morehead and Attorney Edward Pollard

Gents Day was recently held at Booker T. Washington High School. Gents Day consisted of a panel of male leaders from various fields in the Houston community. The gentlemen that spoke on the panel were able to answer questions in regards to their ability to triumph in the face adversity, give insight on their success habits, and even ask the Gents questions on issues facing young men in today’s society. Speakers included Former City Controller Ronald C. Green, Mikos Adams, Tyrone Willis, Dr. Mark Williams II, Tristan Love, Mr. Warren Luckett, Darry Blackburn, Jessie Morehead, and Attorney Edward Pollard. It was nothing short of amazing! The Gents Club is a social, community service organization for young males enrolled at Booker T. Washington High School. The Gents were founded in 1964 by Mr. Langston Knowles. Mr. Knowles saw the need for an organization to promote high standards in young men. In 2008, Devon Castro-Stevenson became the Director of the Gents Club after his mentor Langston Knowles retirement. He also founded the Gents Alumni Inc in 2011 to serve as a support organization for Gents Scholarship Foundation. It was a life changing event, and the Gents left hungry for success!


Homegoing Celebration for Rosetta “MeMe” Smith

                                        Rosetta Smith with her daughters

Recently, a homegoing celebration was held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church on Friday, March 10, 2017. Mrs. Rosetta Smith was a distinguished member in our community and she was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Words of Remembrance were given by The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Omega Delta Zeta Chapter. MeMe was a faithful member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. MeMe taught for 45 years in public schools in both Slidell, Louisiana and Houston I.S.D. MeMe taught at Osborne Elementary and Burbank Elementary Schools until her retirement. MeMe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, working on arts and crafts, and most of all, cooking everyone’s favorite-gumbo! MeMe was loved by everyone and will live on forever in the hearts of everyone she knew.

                                                   Rosetta Smith (right)

                                                                Rosetta Smith


Jack and Jill of America Inc. The Woodlands Chapter – Mardi Gras Brunch

                                               Mardi Gras Brunch Attendees

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, Jack and Jill of America Inc. The Woodlands Chapter held a Mardi Gras Brunch Benefiting Love Fosters Hope at Raveneaux Country Club. Winners of the raffle screamed for joy and the Scholarship Committee gave a special presentation to scholarship recipients. Jack and Jill of America Foundation’s priority is improving the lives of African American children everywhere. Jack and Jill of America Foundation remains concerned about making a difference in the areas that can significantly shift their outcomes in the lives of others by being committed to supporting services, programs, and organizations that focus on impacting root causes of social problems affecting African American children and their families.

Raffle Winner Dee Thompson and Jack & Jill Woodlands Chapter President Quiana Williams

Jack & Jill Woodlands Chapter President Quiana Williams and Jack & Jill Humble/Kingwood Chapter President Tracy Holmes