Freedmen's Publishing Company

The Oldest Continuously Published Black Newspaper

and Radio CompanyWest of the Mississippi River   - Since 1893

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You’re invited!

Once Upon
a Time...

An audience Adventure

Dramatic storytelling, great music
and family-friendly poetry.

A cozy evening of fun, featuring amazing
real-life stories, music and poetry
of Kijana Wiseman
aka: “The Griot”

and others

$5 per person

Refreshments and light offerings will be available at the Concession Stand, hosted by SherRyl DeWalt of  
Cravings’ Gourmet Desserts

Friday, August 26, 2016  •  6-8pm


Mevist Cultural Center

14710 Hiram Clarke near West Fuqua,

Houston, 77053  ...Google Map

Sponsored by:
Thomas Brain & Integration Svs

Cravings' Gourmet Desserts and

Victoria Essien of Mevist Cultural Center

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The Wiseman Company

Promotions, Design, Webcasts, Radio/ TV Commercials,  Promotions and  Event Planning

DJs & Digital Performers:

DJs with lights, smoke and 50,000 solo singers and musicians who offer unique performances with DJ service capabilities.

School, Senior & Family Progams:

Specially selected educational and family-friendly performances for Non-profit Organizations, Libraries, Seniors , Grade Schools, Colleges and Universities...

Speciality Shows & Theatre :

Speakers, One Person Shows, Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Hypnotism,  Art Exhibits, Murals, etc.

Musicians, Singers & Bands:

Blues, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Zydeco, Pop and classical musicians as solos, duets, ensembles and bands.

Quaint, classic and historic living at its best! Elegant, classic Houston furnished apartment

for rent.   See Photos, prices and
amenities at...

Located at the corner of Arbor and Live Oak, this 2nd story unit’s beautiful 1940’s era gorgeous, real hard wood floors are accented by tree-lined shuttered windows, tasteful artwork; antiques; ceiling fans; 2 TVs connected to Xfinity blast wifi; security cameras connected to the bedroom tv; linens; a cozy office/study complete with workdesk, cell-friendly airprint laser printer and a sleeper sofa; a tree-lined kitchen area with butcher-block countertops, dishs, cutlery, pantry, side-by-side fridge, washer, gas dryer, iron & ironing board; a mini BBQ grill on the private balcony;  kitchen stairs lead to a secure, fenced-in, tree-lined patio sporting an awning covered swing next to a second, full-size gas BBQ grill. 

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THURSDAY  |  MAY 4, 2017  |  Marriott Marquis

“State of the City” Keynote Address by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Runtime: 34 minutes

SATURDAY  |  JUNE 17, 2017  | Emancipation Park

2017 Emancipation Park Juneteenth:
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Runtime: 7:30 minutes

SATURDAY  |  JUNE 17, 2017  | Emancipation Park

2017 Emancipation Park Juneteenth:
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Runtime: 5:47 minutes

SATURDAY  |  JUNE 17, 2017  |  Hilton Americas

2017 Houston Area Urban League Dinner
Marina Coryat and Judson Robinson

Runtime: 6:36 minutes

SATURDAY  |  JUNE 17, 2017  | Emancipation Park

2017 Emancipation Park Juneteenth:
Jacqueline Bostic

Runtime: 12:39 minutes

TUESDAY  |  JUNE 27, 2017  |  Hyatt Regency

Career Recovery & Resources Luncheon 
Dr. Vern Swisher & Board VIP Reception

Runtime: 3:30 minutes

TUESDAY  |  JUNE 27, 2017  |  Hyatt Regency

Career Recovery & Resources Luncheon 
Houston Councilmember Dwight Boykins

Runtime: 2:23 minutes

THURSDAY  |  MAY 4, 2017  |  HESS CLUB

Greater Houston Frontiers Club Awards 
Keynote: D’Artagnan Babel, GM, Fox 26

Runtime: 41:15 minutes


Houston Community College System opens a new Acres Homes Campus:
Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Runtime: 5:28

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Houston / Harris, Fort Bend / Galveston / Texas City & Surrounding Areas...

Update as of July 29, 2019:


*Note: Some dates and details here are subject to changes by the sponsoring organization.   

2019 Upcoming Events...

Jul  31     FISD Small Business Workshop  2p @ FBiSD  550 Julie Riers,s Sugarland TX ..Registration

Aug 03     African Marketplace @ The Shrine, 5309 MLK, 77021, 12-6pm, Map

Aug 17     African Marketplace @ The Shrine, 5309 MLK, 77021, 12-6pm, Map

Aug 10   SHAPE Center's International Food Festival, 3015 Live Oak, 77004, 10-5pm; Website

Aug  24  Ft. Bend Democ. Annual Gala  5:30p @ Safari Texas Ranch, Richmond TX ..Registration/Website

Aug  28    Greater Houston Procurement Breakfast, 8-10am; @ HCC, 5601 West Loop S, 77081,

Sep 10-11   Houston Minority Supplier & Dev. Council Business EXPO Gala @ GRB Website

Oct  12   American Cowboy Museum Festival  9a-4p @ 11822 Almeda,  77045  ..713-478-9677

Oct  30   Ft. Bend ISD Small Business Workshop  2p @ 550 Julie Riers, Sugarland ..Website

Nov  01   Change Happens! 30th Anniversary Celebration, TBA... Website

Nov         TWEF’s Annual International Financial and Leadership Summit Website

Monthly Events...

1st Sat      SHAPE Center's Healthy Food Co-op & Workshop, 3015 Live Oak, 77004, 12-5pm; Website

1st Sat      & 3rd Sat:  The Shrine Cultural Center Marketplace, 5309 MLK, 77021, 12-5pm; Map

2nd Tue    Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Second Tuesday Luncheons; 12pm; Website

3rd Wed    International Trade Center Networking Luncheon, 11110 Bellaire Blvd 77072, 12pm; Website

4th Tue     Greater Houston Procurement Breakfast, HCC, 5601 West Loop S, 77081, 8-10am; Website

Quarterly     Alief Community Association Breakfasts @ ITC, 11122 Bellaire, 77072; Website

Advance Planning: 2020 Annual Events:

Jan    Greater Houston Frontiers Club’s 32nd MLK Memorial Breakfast, 8-10am; Website

Feb    International Trade Center’s  TX Lunar Festival@ S. Chinese Daily News Website

Feb    Missouri City, Texas Black History Month Celebration Website

Feb    Houston Sun Foundation's Black History Month Parade and Symposium at TSU Email

Feb    Prairie View University Library's Lunch and Learn Series: "Know Your Roots" Website

Feb    Buffalo Soldiers Museum's  Annual Gala @ Buffalo Soldier Museum, 6pm; Website

Feb    The Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala; Website

Feb    The D-Mars Entrepreneur Awards, 6pm at the HESS Club Map

Feb    Mar Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo @ NRG Stadium;  Website

Mar    Greater Houston Frontiers Club’s Golf Tournament  Website

Mar    Safe Diversity Communities' Resource, Mental Health & Wellness Workshops Website

Apr     HCC Dialogue w/Chancellor @ HCC South Campus, 7pm Registration

Apr   Change Happens! Spring Breakfast, 7:30am    Website

Apr    HCC Annual Golf Classic @ Quail Valley Golf Club Registration | Sponsor Brochure

Apr   Texas Southern University's "Maroon & Gray Affair" Website

May   International Trade Center’s Annual Global 7 Awards Website

May  SHAPE CENTER’s PanAfrican Cultural Festival 10am-6pm @ 3815 Live Oak, 77004 Website

Jun  Texas Black Expo Events @ Marriott Marquis,   Website

Jun  Black Music Month Exhibit @ Community Artists Collective, Website

Jun  Juneteenth Talent Show @ Emancipation Park  Website

Jun  Miss Juneteenth Pageant @ Emancipation Park.  Website

Jun  Houston Area Urban League's 50th Anniversary Gala. Website

Jun  Juneteenth Parade on Emancipation Avenue @ 2-3pm. Website

Jun  Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Celebration  10a-5pm Website

Jun  Pearland's Juneteenth Celebration@3pm, Pearland Town Center  Website

Jun  Missouri City Juneteenth Golf Tournament  7am @ Quail Valley CC Website

Jun  Missouri City Juneteenth Cmty Svs Awards @ MoCity Civic Center Website

Jun  Missouri City Juneteenth Family Funday in Hunters Glen Park 6pm  Website

Jun  Missouri City Juneteenth Parade 7pm @ City Hall, Texas Parkway Website

Jun  Broken Chains' Juneteenth Gala; Website

Jul   Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Scholarship Luncheon; Website

For Sponsorship Opportunities on the above events, contact

Lorenza P. Butler, Jr... Email