Ed Ryland, CEO, ARVO Realty Advisors

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has selected Ed Ryland, Jr., President and CEO of ARVO Realty Advisors, to receive the Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award, an honor which recognizes individuals who have achieved significant results by promoting diversity, expanding minority business enterprise and demonstrating exceptional leadership in the public or private sector. Ryland and other awardees will be honored during a virtual ceremony of the 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week to be held September 23, 2021, at 6 p.m.

The prestigious award was named for and inspired by the outstanding leadership of the…


Jerome Love testifies before the Ft. Bend Co. Commissioners Court

HOUSTON, TX — JUNE 2, 2021 — The Texas Black Expo announces that Fort Bend County has awarded an additional $5 million to its We All Eat program, which provides meals to those in need from local restaurants. This latest award puts a total funding amount of the program at $10.6 million. To date, nearly 500,000 free meals have been distributed to families in Fort Bend County via the program, a rate that is expected to nearly double by the end of the year.

“We are very excited that the leaders in Fort Bend County see the great value of…


Houston-based Alfreda’s Soul Food has been named one of 25 recipients of the “Backing Historic Small Restaurants” $1+ Million Grant Program, funded by American Express and administered by National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program preserves historic restaurants and supports the recovery of small businesses who suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recipient, Alfreda’s Soul Food will receive $40k in funding as well as technical assistance to support the use of grant funds. …


There are certain milestones in life that may require you to completely revamp the way you handle your finances: getting married or divorced, having a baby, starting or ending a business venture, or gaining an inheritance, to name a few. Wealth Advisor Alison Young suggests nine actions to consider when planning a financial reset.

Don’t overextend in the hopes of a future payout. If Clark Griswold taught us anything, it’s the importance of making sure your bonus hits your bank account before building a swimming pool. No one wants to be stuck with bills they can’t pay and a jelly-of-the…


THE GREATER HOUSTON BLACK CHAMBER ENCOURAGES BUSINESSES TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES

HOUSTON, TX – March. 3, 2021 – In response to the full opening of businesses in the state of Texas, the Greater Houston Black Chamber encourages members and the community to continue following CDC guidelines. Our nation has seen more than 500,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic, and Houston is the first city in the U.S. to record all major strains of the virus.

Although the rollout of several vaccines may have slowed the rate of infection, Houstonians continue to fall victim to the virus. …


3B Resources Group Public Relations, a Houston-based boutique PR firm, announces Forbes has named it to the magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Best PR Agencies.

Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey PR experts and customers, which resulted in over 5,000 firms being nominated. The firms with the highest number of recommendations were organized into four- and five-star rated firms. 3B Resources Group Public Relations received an average of five-star ratings across all categories. The final Forbes list consists of agencies that received the highest number of nominations and best recommendations.

“We consider it a tremendous honor to…


Symone Redwine, Esq., takes a chance on finding Mr. Right on “Ready to Love.”

Houston, Texas — Texas Injury Attorney Symone Redwine, Esq., is ready to trade courtrooms and legal briefs for a chance at a fairytale romance on season three of Ready to Love, a popular dating show produced by Will Packer and hosted by Nephew Tommy. The season premiers on Oct. 23 at 8/9 EST on the OWN Network.

Redwine, a native of Dallas, is a former judge and an aggressive lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of her clients. As a comedian and legal analyst, she is called upon to give commentary on issues around social justice, celebrity…


HOUSTON, TXSeptember 26, 2020 — Houston, Texas, is the latest city to host the Say Their Names Memorial exhibit honoring Black Americans whose lives have been lost due to social injustice. The temporary exhibit will be housed at Emancipation Park, located at 3018 Emancipation Ave., and will be open to the public Tuesday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Houston installment is made possible thanks to local rapper, activist and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth, who will give remarks at the preview installation event. …


Chandler Foreman

The reigning Miss Texas, Chandler Foreman, has been selected to join Houston-based PR firm, Misty Blue Media. Since June 2019, Foreman has traveled the state as an ambassador for Miss Texas, a state preliminary of the Miss America Organization.

“Most [people] are surprised that being Miss Texas is a professional internship,” said Foreman. “This role requires a strong media presence, and through this position, I have gained a wealth of experience in public speaking and public relations. …

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