The red carpet premiere of the powerful new feature film, Beautifully Broken will take place in the Nashville area before the film’s nationwide release in over 600 theaters on Aug. 24, 2018. The film brings to the screen an inspiring true story of hope that shines the spotlight on a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, […]
In The Spotlight
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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Empower Magazine pays tribute to the amazing and timeless artistry of Aretha Franklin, a woman who embodied both soul and grace and earned the name “Queen of Soul” for her golden and soulful voice. Countless tributes will come in the days and months ahead as a nation and the world mourns Aretha […]
Photo Credit: Chef Rey Sugar Land resident, Reynold Darthard, better known as Chef Rey, took first place honors in the H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best competition in Austin surrounded by family and friends. The Texas-based grocery chain sponsored its fifth annual contest to find the best Texas-made products. The top 25 finalists were […]
By Kayla Tucker Adams Lebron James’ I Promise School was announced this past week and has created a lot of excitement around public education option and opportunties for our students. With that in mind, I wanted to share a school right here in Houston, Texas, Evolution Academy, that offers a lot of the same amenties […]
First-time author, Sheila Roach Jones, shines the light on her faith and the many ways God has shown up in her every day life in her new 40-day devotional, Knowing Jesus. The Houston native began emailing personal devotionals to family and friends nine years ago and decided to compile them in a book to share […]
Was Cleopatra the First Woman of Color to Wield Power, and What Lessons Can Be Learned from the Iconic Ruler?
By Roni Jacobs There are some very notable women that have hailed from the ancient Egyptian civilization. Although, none more prominent than the iconic Cleopatra. The last pharaoh of Egypt is remembered for her romantic ties and military alliances with Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. History books detail her unrivaled beauty and charm, […]
Houston native Joe Anderson will open metro-Houston’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant next week on Aug. 2, bringing 100 jobs to the area, a chance for up to 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year and the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to a local youth organization. The new restaurant at 10225 Almeda Genoa […]
The event will be held from 2-6 pm on August 4th at Third Ward Multi-Services Center, 3611 Ennis, Houston, TX 77004 Houston-based entertainment group Houston Bar Code has partnered with PepsiCo to host an anti-violence youth talent show in Houston. The show will take place on August 4, 2018 at Third Ward Multi-Services Center at […]
Photo Caption: EM Mobile Media Reporters, Kalyn Prothro and Mycah Clay at 2018 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans By MYCAH CLAY Embarking on New Orleans, Louisiana to cover the 2018 Essence Festival was an awe-inspiring experience that began immediately upon landing in New Orleans. The airport was filled with self-proclaimed and authentic, “Black Girl Magic” […]
2018 Essence Festival Presented By Coca-Cola – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 1 NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 06: (L-R) Angela Rye, Mary J. Blige, Maxine Waters, Alencia Johnson, Queen Latifah and Remy Ma speak onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 6, […]