Houston Community College recently held its Black History Month Trailblazer Awards Celebration recognizing African American role models who have been difference-makers locally and globally. In addition, homage was paid to the unsung African American cowboys and cowgirls. Held at the Buffalo Soldiers’ Museum, the event’s honorees included Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Myrtis Dightman, Sr.; Houston’s first African-American news anchor, Bob Nicholas; National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Famer, Mollie Taylor Stevenson, Jr.; Howard Middleton Sr, the first African American port commissioner of Houston and also the founder of the Black Heritage Society Rodeo Committee and Constable May Walker. Other attendees included Prof. Angela Holder, Grady Prestage, Yolanda Pratt, Elicious Scott, Willie Alexander, Karen Overton, Gisela Ables, Jew Don Boney and scores more.