The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry Alford, has announced newspaper publisher and businesswoman Dorothy R. Leavell has been installed as the new chairperson of the nation's leading minority business organization. She will preside over the group's 18-member board of directors and help the trade organization expand its mission of strengthening minority-owned businesses, job creation and increase trade and economic opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
The award winning internationally acclaimed Texas Southern University Debate Team continued its winning streak, with the victory achieved at the 24th. Annual International Forensic Association Tournament, held in Antwerp, Belgium, recently.
Mayor Annise Parker utilized the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to kick off It Can Wait, Houston, a local anti-texting while driving public awareness campaign. The mayor’s campaign will utilize social media, broad-based community activism and broadcast media to get its message out.