The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Black Heritage Committee held its 24th Annual Black Heritage Western Gala at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The gala recognized black publications that have made a positive impact in the community. Honorees included Keith J. Davis, Sr. of D-Mars Business Journal, Roy Douglas Malonson of African American News, Sonceria “Sonny” Messiah –Jiles of the Houston Defender, Francis Page, Jr. of the Houston Style Magazine, Karen Richards of the Forward Times and Dorris Robinson of the Houston Sun. In attendance were Congressman Al Green, city controller Chris Brown, city councilmen Larry Green, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo board member Warner D. Ervin, Paula Barrett, Terence Narcisse, LaJoyce Lawton, Debra Mickens, Katrine Rene, Jo Ann Petitt and a host of others.

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