The NAACP Houston Branch hosted local Black Media members for a luncheon/dialogue to discuss ways to strengthen the relationship between the two entities. The conversation centered on the historic partnership between the NAACP and Black Media, and ways to improve upon it for the good of the Black community. Along with NAACP officials Dr. James Douglas, Yolanda Smith, Dallas Jones and Claude Cummings Jr., Harris Co. Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter attended the meeting, along with media members Sonceria Messiah Jiles, Wash Allen, Judy Foston Stanford, Roy Malonson, Lisa Valadez, Karen Carter Johnson, Jeff Boney, Ernest Walker, Debra Guidry, Morris Parsons and others