3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival Presented By Ebony

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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

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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.

www.houstonblackheritagefestival.com

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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

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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.

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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?,

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

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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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Cover Model Call 2015 – Children Casting Call

Devine Creations

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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.

Devine King & Queens – Online Magazine For Teens & Tweens