Mayor Sylvester Turner teamed with Comcast to host the inaugural Mayor’s History Makers Awards, a Black History Month event honoring 10 community volunteers. The luncheon held at the Houstonian Hotel paid tribute to the honorees’ difference-making efforts of volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement. Khambrel Marshall served as emcee. Comcast executives Steven A. White and Ray Purser, along with Turner, greeted each awardee—Barbara Curtis, Pamela Joubert Davis, Marilyn Douglas-Jones, Carol Freeman, Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., Dr. Bobbie Henderson, Elexa Orrange, Michael Pearson, Christina Porter and Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, winner of the Living Legend Award. Ashley Turner, Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis, Laura Mayorga, Michael Bybee, Misha McClure, Ashley Small, State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Michael Harris and many others attended as well.

Aswad Walker

I'm originally from Cincinnati. I'm a husband and father to six children. I'm an associate pastor for the Shrine of Black Madonna (Houston). I am a lecturer (adjunct professor) in the University of Houston...

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