3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival Presented By Ebony



HOUSTON, Texas – Over eight thousand people attended the 3rd annual Houston Black Heritage Festival presented by Ebony Magazine. Grammy award winning artist Tamia set the stage on fire alongside Elle Varner, and every girls dream performer the ever so “smooth” Eric Benet. This year’s festival served as an uplifting evening for the city of Houston after the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Eric Benet gracefully gave words of encouragement as he embraced the crowd with resilience and compassion.  This years host and emcee was non other than  The Session Talk Show Host, Kia Renee!

Founder Richard Andrews commended, “I would like to thank some very influential people who stepped in to partner with us.  First, Willard Jackson, and Linda Rice of Ebony are two amazing people who saw a need to help heal the community in the wake of Harvey.  I am really grateful and honored for the partnership.  Also, Thanks to Mr. Darryl King for stepping in and mentoring me and single handedly helping getting this event off the ground.  Compassion International played a huge role as one of our major sponsors and presented our Gospel Celebration.  I wanted to utilize our platform this year to celebrate the remarkable spirit of our strong and resilient African American community.”

The night enriched as State representative Shawn Thierry presented Willard Jackson-Vice Chairman of Ebony Magazine, Darryl King-Principle Partnering Group, Eric Bent Elle Varner and Tamia with honors from the State of Texas. Mayor Sylvester turner was also a 2017 honoree, alongside NAACP Image Award nominee and larry Green –City of Houston District K- Larry Green,  marketing guru- Velma Trayham and Fox 26 News Reporter, Isiah Carey who both addressed the crowd to encourage Houstonians to remain strong, and to embrace their “Go moment”. Other honorees included, Darian Ward- City of Houston Press Secretary, Larry Johnson- Development Director KTSU, Owner- Mr. Percy Creuzot Ill.  Also Mr. Boris Miles stopped by to show support.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee commended Houston Black Heritage Festival founder Richard Andrews while addressing the crowd stating, “Many believed the festival should have been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey, but Richard thank you for giving back, and providing Houston with such an uplifting event!” Congresswoman Lee added “I love the vision Richard (Founder of the Houston Black Heritage Festival)  has, this festival will soon be the largest jazz and cultural family event birth from Houston that will capture the nation. The Houston Black Heritage Festival growth and impact on the Houston Community is simply outstanding.”  Before leaving the stage, Congresswoman Lee took a knee inciting the crowd of thousands as she expressed her solidarity to the many african american NFL supporters and the spirit of black culture.

The ambiance of the evening was set in prelude to the youth zone and vendors market. Hundreds of vendor and food trucks provided attendees with a day of shopping, eating and performances in the free youth zone. Harris county also provided free health screenings along with free games and activities from the youth.

The Houston Black Heritage Festival has become one of the most sought after annual events in the state of Texas for music lovers, business owners, entertainment stars, community leaders, members of media and for children of all ages. Over the past three years, the event has garnered millions of social media impressions. This year was no different, as the event trended across all social media platforms. It was a stellar show and next year will be even bigger and better.

Ebony Magazine, had the honor of being this year’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include City Of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, Harris County, Compassion International, Bud Light- Silver Eagle, Houston Style Magazine, Frenchy’s, Council Member Green, The Principle Partnering Group L.L.C, KTSU 90.9FM, KYND, African American News, Houston Forward Times, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, CBA Media Group, Yelp, VIP Media, Four Seasons Hotel, Harris County Precinct 1 and the Day Edwards Agency.









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Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival


August 3, 2017 2017  -Houston, TX-Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival adds Grammy-nominated Elle Varner to the 2017 line up. Alongside Eric Benét, both icons will  perform live at  Discovery Green September 30, 2017 at Discovery Green from 4pm-10pm.

The 3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival is a one day cultural event produced by the nonprofit 501c3 tax exempt organization, “The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture“. The festival features speakers, exhibits, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally. The festival promotes diversity and cultural solidarity. This one-day experience also offers both children and adults with an opportunity to increase their awareness of African and African-American culture and history. This event is ideal for all ages!

This year the honoring continues as we celebrate the spirit of black business. A dynamic panel Of Black moguls will give the crowd a rich quick insight of building wealth. Panelist include award winning marketer Velma Trayham, Author of “When God Says Go!” This year’s musical headliner consists of Grammy nominated singer, Eric Benet. Who will bring more than just grooves, following last year’s headliner Grammy award winning singer Monica.  The reviews from her performance were amazing. Harris County Public Health has teamed up to sponsor the Health Village once again.  Last year attendees had access to dental screens, diabetes, hepatitis, Zica virus and much more.

The Interactive Youth Zone will feature Houston rapper Young Lyric, High School band competition form Waterbury and Austin High School, A step competition from local Houston High Schools , and other fun activities.

For the Festival’s founder, Richard Andrews a proud alumni of Texas Southern University, the awards are stacking up.  Over the past several years receiving many Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Lee for giving back,  including 18 wheeler back-packs for kids, feed the children project, and many other recognitions.  Also last year, Richard  received the Darryl King Paving The Way award from The World Youth Foundation.  He’s a very tenacious non-profit leader, and has toppled steep barriers over the past three years to transform his vision into a reality after investing personal funds to launch the event.  Today, the Houston visionary is alive and well as this community event will  directly address some of Houston’s needs: fostering cultural solidarity; positive ethnic identity for families; and support for educational excellence among HBCU college- bound youth. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit local TSU students.  “My mission in life is to give back, and what better way to give back  by  supporting local HBCU students who are striving for excellence right here at in Houston!” Richard states  With over 15,000 attendees over the past two years and last year’s  Black Heritage Festival attendees, witnessed the  City of Houston present and proclaim “Black Heritage Day”, signed by Mayor Sylvester Turner.  City Council Member Larry Green of District K is a huge supporter and Sponsor of the festival.  Also, performing on the kid zone stage will be young Lyric Star of Lifetime TV’s new hit show “The Rap Game”, HBCU alumni bands, step teams and more!

This festival has gained some incredible partners to assist in bringing togetherness within our community. Our partners consist of Style Magazine, The Principal Partnering Group LLC,  Houston TV, KTSU, The Forward Times , The City Of Houston, and Amark to name a few . Continued support from Darryl King and council member Green, with the assistance of these amazing partners, the Festival will continue to impact families.

About Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival:

The existence of the festival supports cultural enrichment and diversity within the Houston Community by ensuring all events are inclusive of all ethnicities. The goal of the festival is to foster awareness and to promote the basic premise that people can change communities through love, unity, and work.

For more information on The Houston Black Heritage Music and arts festival, please contact For more details about sponsorships, entertainment, exhibitor booths, and all other inquiries, please contact Richard Andrews at info@houstonblackheritagefest.com or call 832-651-8135.



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Megafest 2017 – Bishop T. D. Jakes- Always bring the word, wisdom, and excitement for Dallas!!

Megafest 2017 was amazing! The event was full of so many wonderful events.

Highlights from #megafest17


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Fred Hammond,  MegaFest 2017 – AARP hosted a caregiving panel with Regina Belle, Fred Hammond, Will Downing, and Chris Walker. The panelist talked openly and honestly about the struggles of being a caregiver and gave actionable advice to  all  the attendees


MegaFest 2017 – AARP hosted a caregiving panel with Regina Belle, Fred Hammond, Will Downing, and Chris Walker. The panelist talked openly and honestly about the struggles of being a caregiver and gave actionable advice to the attendees.




Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith, workshop was amazing! Ms. Smith is a wonderful woman of God, she brought out the best in the aspiring actors. Her studio is located in LA.  Tasha Smith Acting Workshop was such a great experience.

She currently stars in the Tyler Perry television series, For Better Or Worse. Smith’s memorable portrayal of ‘Angela’ in Perry’s box office hits, Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married, Too?,







Robi Reed , Tasha Smith with Ms. Caddie of Devine Southern Belle of Houston Magazine.



A Question of Faith!! is a must see movie, The screening was awesome, I don’t think  that it was a dry eye during this movie screening.

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New Book: The Hollywood Commandments








“Chicks with Class” Holiday Brunch.. with special guest Skai Jackson



(Ms. Verna Caddie – Founder of Devine Creations and Devine Southern Belle Magazine, Disney’s Star Skai Jackson along with Hatgirl01tv vlogger Sissy)

Chicks With Class is an empowerment company. Chicks With Class celebrate style and education in all while providing a fun empowering and upbeat atmosphere. This year’s Holiday Brunch was full of young ladies that were certainly empowered by this year’s speakers. When we asked Disney’s Skai Jackson, what advice would she give to young girls her age? She stated: ” Just to be yourself and to believe in yourself”.  Skai Jackson, is certainly a young lady with class, grace and sophistication.

Devine Southern Belle Magazine and Hatgirl01tv , Congrats the Founder Margo Banes on a successful event.

For more information on Chicks With Class please visit  https://www.chickswithclass.com/

Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRHWqJ4eWS4&t=495s






Skai Jackson

Actress | Disney Channel’s Jessie & Bunk’d


Young Lyric

Hip Hop Princess


Lyric Hurd

Actress | Model | Dancer


Roneshia Ray

Event Host | Miss Black America Coed


#GIRLBOSS Award Recipient

Ashley Dunn | Fashion Stylist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur


(Disney’s Skai Jackson, Margo Baines-Founder,Roneshia Ray-Miss.Black America CoED,Young Lyric,and Lyric Hurd)

Photo by: Ms. Caddie of Devine Creations




Bishops T.D Jakes- Megafest 2015…. Awesome and Blessed Event

Ms. Caddie enjoying herself doing this year's Megafest

Ms. Caddie enjoying herself doing this year’s Megafest

Ms. Caddie, the Founder of Devine Creations and Devine Southern Belle Magazine had a very good time, meeting everyone during this year's Megafest.

Ms. Caddie, the Founder of Devine Creations and Devine Southern Belle Magazine had a very good time, meeting everyone during this year’s Megafest.


Ms. Caddie enjoying herself doing this year's Megafest.

Ms. Caddie enjoying herself doing this year’s Megafest.

Devine Southern Belle Magazine!!!!!

Devine Southern Belle Magazine..

Devine Southern Belle Magazine..

Devine Creations releases our new Magazine: Devine Southern Belle Magazine!

Devine Southern Belle Magazine is a Christian Magazine which focus on (Men,woman and children) around the world whose making a difference in the communities.

Devine Southern Belle Magazine was on hand during this year’s MegaFest.More than 85,000 attendees from more than 30 countries gathered in Dallas for MegaFest 2015 for the nation’s largest Christian festivals. Bishop T.D. Jakes – Megafest was surely an experience. It was amazing! Sometimes, we just need to be real, and Woman Thou Art Loosed at MegaFest gave it to all the ladies during this year’s segment “Girl Talk”.

Ms. Caddie and Ms. Tasha Smith

Ms. Caddie and Ms. Tasha Smith

Ms. Caddie with Actor  Boris Kodjoe.

Ms. Caddie with Actor Boris Kodjoe.

Ms.Caddie during this year's Megafest in Dallas,Tx.

Ms.Caddie during this year’s Megafest in Dallas,Tx.

Cover Model Call 2015 – Children Casting Call

Devine Creations


Does your child has what it takes to be our new cover model? If so, “Devine Kings & Queens Online Magazine” is currently looking for our next cover model.

We are holding a casting call October 3,2015. If you live out of town, that is great you can still be a part of the children’s cover model search just email us :

Name: First and Last

Age of the child

Short bio:

Hobbies and any sports

Deadline: October 10,2015

Email to: mydevinecreations@Hotmail.com

There is a $25.00 registration fee to all those who are register.

Chivalry Is Not Dead – Workshop For Young Men & Magazine Release !

Chilvary is not Dead

Ms. Vena Caddie & Devine Creations will host its First Annual Free” Mini Etiquette Workshop for boys”. Devine Creations is a non profit organization.
 Young men are encourage to attend this wonder event, On May 23,2015, Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This years events theme:
” Chivalry Is Not Dead” and Free Etiquette Workshop For Young Men. Chivalry means:   The qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women. Ms. Verna Caddie – a certified etiquette coach will teach young men etiquette lessons which are needed in our society today, the workshop will include basic table etiquette, respect in the community and school.  Mr. Reginald Gordon will also speak to the  young men about the do’s and don’t when it comes to law enforcement. This years sponsors: “Devine Creations – Southern Belle Magazine”.
Devine Creations is a nonprofit Founded by : Ms. Verna Caddie, Devine Creations was created in 2006, and is a nonprofit dedicated to “Making A Difference Through Etiquette”. Devine Creations offers workshops in Etiquette, Self Esteem, Self-confidence, Manners, Proper Protocol, Table Etiquette, How to be a Lady, Church Etiquette, Business Etiquette and a host of other empowering workshops. Ms. Caddie is also the Founder of Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillions which presents young ladies to Houston’s Society, as well as the Founder of Devine Prom Project, she is also the author of 8 etiquette and self esteem books for young ladies. Ms. Verna Caddie has created this award winning program, which has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barak Obama as well as awards from numerous from State Representatives. Ms. Caddie has over 30 years of experience in the beauty field as well as a Etiquette Instructor for well over 25 years.

For you participation, please reply by May 21,2015 to mydevinecreations@gmail.com  or call (832) 606-2280. Thank you in advance for your support. For more information on “Devine Creations”  visit: www.devinecreations.org

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Devine Creations 8thh Annual Debutante Cotillion Ball & Gala

Ms. Verna Caddie - Founder of Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillions

Ms. Verna Caddie – Founder of Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillions

“Creating Beauty Inside & Out”

8th Annual Debutante/Cotillion Ball-Gala “Honoring local women in the Houston Community”

The Humble Civic Center, 8301 Will Clayton Parkway,Humble,Texas 77373


Houston, December 7,2014:   Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillions Presents our 8th Annual Debutante/Cotillion Ball & Gala “Honoring local women in the Houston Community.   The mission is to empower young ladies through Etiquette, while Creating Beauty Inside & Out. Allowing young ladies to embrace her beauty with Classy and Elegance.

Ms. Caddie developed and refined “Devine Creations” in 2006.  Devine Creations is a nonprofit organization that has worked with over 500 young women in the greater Houston and surrounding areas. Our mission is to empower young women through etiquette, while helping to create beauty inside and out. Devine Creations is an 8 month program and every young lady must attend workshops in order to be presented to society.

The program provides mentoring and education to help young women succeed. Partnering with ministries and community organizations. Devine Creations is a safe place where girls can meet other girls and come together as a sisterhood, creating self esteem and self confidence, as well as strengthening skills which will lead to better life choices and opportunities.

Verna Caddie is the founder of Casting Your Cares, Inc, Devine Creations, Devine Prom Project and many other empowering programs for young ladies, mothers and sons.  Ms. Caddie is a Certified Etiquette Professional, Girls Life Coach, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Evangelist, Author of several etiquette books for teens and adults. She is also the mother of two handsome sons and one beautiful daughter.

Ms. Caddie was a judge in 2010 and 2011 in “Nationals Pageant”. She has over 20 years of experience which began while working at Barbizon School of Modeling as an Instructor, Sears Models Club as an Instructor, In Fashion Models as the Director for Wedding Shows in the Houston area, several print work, and has numerous TV appearances speaking about the works with Devine Creations and Devine Prom Project. Along with numerous Proclamations from federal and state legislators, Ms. Caddie was also a contestant in The Miss. Texas Pageant in Houston, Texas. In 2009, Verna created “The Etiquette Professionals Network”, which helps woman and men become certified as etiquette professionals, wedding etiquette instructors, tea consultants, girls mentoring coach, boys mentoring coach and image certified consultant.  Ms. Caddie is the author of several etiquette books. In 2013 Ms. Caddie received a certificate from State Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for her program Devine Creations, along with being featured in a docu-series for helping young children become polished, along with staring in a docu – series in Los Angeles  On March 29, 2014, Verna received a Proclamation from Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker for providing free prom gowns to young ladies who are not able to purchase prom gowns and offer workshops in prom etiquette ,prom safety and beauty.

This event benefits “Casting Your Cares,Inc” Which is a  501c3 non profit organization, which help assist single mothers who has children that suffer from (Bioplor,ADD,Mental Disorders,and Depression) also benefiting “Devine Prom Project” which help young high school girls with FREE PROM GOWNS to wear to prom.  We welcome all new dresses as a donation.  A portion of all proceeds go to expand the charity programs.   For tickets, information, go to the event website http://www.devinecreations.org or   contact caddie@devinecreations.org 

For ticket information please call (832) 606-2280

Devine Creations

Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillion Court 2013-2014

Devine Creations

Devine Creations 8th Annual Debutante/Cotillion Ball & Gala

Ms. Caddie, and Ms. Ferguson along with the 2013-2014 Debutante Court.

Ms. Caddie, and Ms. Ferguson along with the 2013-2014 Debutante Court.

Devine King & Queens – Online Magazine For Teens & Tweens