The Houston Area Urban League hosted its 44th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala, recently at The Hilton Americas Hotel. The ladies were stunning and the men were dapper as ever. Laurie Vignaud in Mandalay; Diedra Fontaine in Tadashi, Judge Clarease Yates in Carmen Marc Valvo, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in her signature St. John, Lora Clemmons in her signature Couture, Judy Foston in Morton Myles, Karen Carter Richards in Zuhair Murad, to name a few. Honorary Chair Gilbert A. Garcia, President and CEO Judson W. Robinson, III, Dr. Benjamin L. Hall, Jerome Gray, Cary Yates, Ralph Hughes, Francis Page, Jr., Dr. John Clemmons, Terrance Fontaine, Elwyn Lee, amongst others, looked simply fabulous in their black tuxedos. Other equally fabulous couples spotted were Algenita Scott Davis and Hubby, Errol and Sylvia Brooks, Fox 26 Anchors, Don Teague and Melinda Spaulding served as the nights’ Master and Mistress of Ceremony.
2003 American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard entertained with a night of R&B favorites.
Whispers In The Wind (A Little Dirt for the Week) Third Ward is coming unglued. They are laughing uncontrollably at the news featured earlier this week. Yep, that’s right, laughing! They say he hadn’t had his medicine, and had escaped out of the mental facility he was residing in when he was killed, stealing beer. He went to a familiar spot, the store where he always steals from. Well, this time the clerk wasn’t having it, chased him down and shot him. Well……Here’s a tip: when yo family member gets killed while committing a crime, don’t say NOTHING! Don’t get on TV, don’t place blame on others, and please don’t make the whole black community look like fools ranting and raving about! Do one thing, take yo medicine!