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The Yolanda Adams Morning Show Celebrating 10 Years on the Radio

Mayor Sylvester Turner Congratulates the Yolanda Adams Morning Show with Proclamation Presentation

Mayor Sylvester Turner Congratulates the Yolanda Adams Morning Show with Proclamation Presentation

Congratulations to the entire team of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show for recently celebrating 10 years on the radio at Abundant Life Cathedral on February 11, 2016. Grammy award winning singer Yolanda Adams also launched a new skin care line. You can learn more about this great celebration and listen live on weekdays at http://theyolandaadamsmorningshow.com/.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Sesquicentennial Celebration: 1866 – 2016

Master of Ceremonies: Melanie Lawson (ABC-13 Eyewitness News Anchor) and Khambrel Marshall (KPRC-Channel 2 Meteorologist)

Master of Ceremonies: Melanie Lawson (ABC-13 Eyewitness News Anchor) and Khambrel Marshall (KPRC-Channel 2 Meteorologist)

On Friday, February 26, 2016 Antioch Missionary Baptist Church celebrated 150 years with a gala at the Hyatt Regency Houston ― Downtown.  This year’s theme is “God is the Guide of our Past and the Gateway to our Future.”  Master of Ceremonies were Melanie Lawson (ABC-13 Eyewitness News Anchor) and Khambrel Marshall (KPRC-Channel 2 Meteorologist).   O. B. Winkley, Jr., Antioch Senior Pastor provided the greeting, stating: “By the Grace of God, throughout its history, Antioch has been blessed to be a viable church that touches all aspects of life in our great city.  From humble beginnings, God’s wonderful sustaining power has enabled us to provide for spiritual growth as well as support the community in educational and economic development.” The Rev. Jack Yates opened the first African-American Baptist owned church, Antioch, in Houston, TX. He also started the first educational school in Houston at Antioch called Houston Baptist Academy which has now become Texas Southern University.

Honorees: Centerpoint Energy

Honorees: Centerpoint Energy

Presentations of Proclamations:

  • District 1, Houston City Council Member, Robert Gallegos
  • Gene Locke, Precinct One, Harris County Commissioner
  • Honorable Al Green, United States House of Representatives
  • Duncan Bennett, President, Board of Trustees, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Congratulations to the distinguished honorees:

  • Jack Yates Family Descendants (Family Heritage Award)
  • Edith Irby Jones (Trailblazer Award)
  • Unity National Bank (Landmark Achievement Award)
  • Texas Southern University (Landmark Achievement Award)
  • Centerpoint Energy (Torchbearer Award)
  • Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee (Pinnacle Leadership Award)
  • Honorable Lee P. Brown (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • NAACP Houston Branch (Equality & Justice Award)
  • Houston Area Urban League (Equality & Justice Award)
  • Reverend William A. Lawson (Humanitarian Award)
Event Attendees

Event Attendees


Harris County District Court’s 2016 Commemoration of Black History Month

Program Participants (Not pictured: Judge Alexandra Smoots- Hogan and Judge Maria Jackson)

Program Participants (Not pictured: Judge Alexandra Smoots- Hogan and Judge Maria Jackson)

The Harris County District Court’s 2016 Commemoration of Black History Month was held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the First Court of Appeals Courtroom from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Program participants included: Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan; Judge Elaine Palmer; Judge Maria T. Jackson; Judge Al Bennett; The Honorable Chris Daniel; and Judge Vanessa Gilmore


4th Annual Hip-Hop Heart Health Awareness Affair

Program Participants and Event Attendees

Program Participants and Event Attendees

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Sassy Ladies Go Red: The Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton 4th Annual Hip-Hop Heart Health Awareness Affair was held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Yellowstone Academy.  Dr. Wanda Mott-Russell was the Event Chair and Yolanda Green was the Mistress of Ceremony.  This is a community service project designed for student members of Sassy Ladies of Lawson Academy and Yellowstone Academy 2015-2016. It is a multi-generational program designed for middle school girls to participate with their mothers/guardians and grandmothers. This program was sponsored by the Health & Human Services Facet of the Missouri City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.  As one of eight Houston-area chapters, the Missouri City Chapter is an affiliate of The Links, Inc., an international, not-for-profit corporation with over 12,000 professional women of color in 281 chapters located in 41 states.  The Health and Human Services Facet (HHS) is one of the six target areas with a mission to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources.

Program Participants and Event Attendees

Program Participants and Event Attendees

Program Participants and Event Attendees

Program Participants and Event Attendees