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Houston Spotlight: The Al Rucker Foundation

First published via Houston Style Magazine, May 2017 Sometimes when the cards are stacked against you, you have to reshuffle the deck. For entrepreneur Al Rucker, shifting his cards has meant constantly evolving; becoming one of Houston’s most prominent entrepreneurs his chief goal. The ride hasn’t always been smooth: a childhood that included time in foster care and fending for oneself when he chose a way out. It’s a journey that Rucker recounts as if it occurred yesterday. “Growing up in a single parent home, I watched my mother try to…

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Jordin Sparks Pumps It Up At the NFL Experience: Play 360 Kids Day

First published via Houston Style Magazine, February 2017 Before the Patriots completed the biggest upset in NFL history, it was the kids turn to take the field; as over 1,000 Houston area kids flooded into the George R. Brown Convention Center for “NFL Experience: Play 360 Kids Day.” Held during this year’s “NFL Experience Driven by Genesis” festivities, students were given the opportunity to spend time with some of their favorite NFL players as they took part in quarterback challenge games, mobility drills and more. Thanks to a long time partnership with…

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SuperBOLD Luncheon Celebrates & Embraces Women BOSSES

First published via Houston Style Magazine, February 2017 All it takes is an idea, and the tenacity to see it through. When I spoke with Nicole Coleman a few weeks ago she was busy preparing for SuperBOLD; an empowerment brunch that she hoped would bring like-minded women together. It was an idea that sprang from an unlikely source, coming to her as she lay recovering in a Houston hospital from an unexpected illness. Personable and energetic, during our first chat the mother and entrepreneur revealed she had come up with the idea…

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Why Nicole A. Coleman Is Living SuperBOLD

First published via Houston Style Magazine, January 2017 Whether juggling the demands of a career, a growing family or even both, it’s nearly impossible to find a healthy balance between work and home but us women are resilient and we seem to be able to accomplish the task with stride. We take risks each and every day; risks to create and build the life we want to lead. Venturing out into entrepreneurship is a difficult decision, requiring tenacity as well as the ability to accept that failure is, at times, inevitable. However,…

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Event Recap: 2016 World AIDS Day Luncheon

For years, AIDS Foundation Houston has been a dedicated ally in the fight to eradicate the HIV/AIDs virus, providing invaluable services and support for those in the Houston area. On December 5th, the organization continued their push for awareness, bringing the city together for its annual “World AIDS Day Luncheon” with a crowd that included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, former Mayor Annise Parker and more. Following a champagne reception the sold-out crowd moved into the ballroom of the Hilton Post Oak as co-chairs Bill Baldwin and Ernie Manouse kept the…

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2016 Chicks With Class Holiday Brunch

Houston based organization Chicks With Class has quickly become a “tween” go-to resource for its commitment to promoting positive body image and personal development thanks to the hard work of its founder, Margo Baines. Baines explains that her passion comes from “The drive to show girls their ability to accomplish things. Work hard and do not give up. You’ll hear a million no’s but eventually you’ll hear that one yes.” Adding to their growing roster of empowerment based initiatives and events, the organization ended the year by proudly presenting “Chicks…

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Born Identity Project Launches #VolunteerDay at Houston’s Historic Goffney Community Garden

Known by their mission “To inspire millennials to action that result in positive change and bring awareness to social causes and nonprofit organizations in the community through social change events,” The Born Identity Project has been incredibly busy; bringing awareness to various causes through initiatives like the popular “Social Change Sunday’s,” “The Giving Boutique Tour” and more. The brainchild of founder Monica Jones, her genuine love for philanthropy has propelled the success of BIP; thanks in part to her ability to forge partnerships on behalf of philanthropists and charitable organizations….

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Eva Longoria Debuts Her Fashion Line at The Limited – Galleria

Eva Longoria’s star power crosses not only television & film but into modeling, becoming a spokeswoman, an activist and more. The Texas bombshell with the quick wit and easygoing personality is capable of any type of transition. Whether it be the two years she played Isabella Braña on The Young & The Restless or the show-stealing turn as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives, Longoria is an already made woman, with even more goals and passions set on her plate. The Golden Globe & Screen Actors Guild nominated actress made a…

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Devi Dev, D Will, Mr. Boomtown & More Honored During Houston’s #30For30

Via: http://dayandadream.com/2016/01/06/houstons-30-for-30-inaugural-recap/ On December 30th, Queen Bobbi, iYoVisuals and Wire Road Studios came together to present “30 for 30,” a toast to the cream of Houston’s entertainment crop, paying homage to a variety of creative professionals including publicists, producers, writers and more. At the center of the evening was Issac “Chill” Yoman, an integral part of Wire Road’s continued success. Addressing the packed studio, he stressed the importance of strengthening ties within the city explaining, “We know it’s competition everywhere, but we have to come together.” Bursting with local talent, Houston is once again becoming a…

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House of Blues Presents Free “Bringin’ Down The House” Program For Students

Via: http://dayandadream.com/2015/12/11/house-of-blues-presents-free-bringin-down-the-house-program-for-students-hobhouston-workshophouston/ A haven for music lovers across the nation, the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is now looking to inspire a new generation of music enthusiasts by giving young artists the opportunity to showcase their talent on a larger scale, courtesy of an exciting free program titled “Bringin’ Down The House!” The organization explains,“The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation harnesses the power of music to connect young people to knowledge, tools and mentors that fuel creativity, build confidence and connect passions to professions. We invest in young musicians by…

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