WELCOMING THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION TO HOUSTON!

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FOX 26 anchors Melinda Spaulding and Jonathan Martin

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It’s that time of year when Houston will have the opportunity to shine before a large visiting audience.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association is holding its annual convention in the Bayou City and thousands of Black newspaper publishers and employees from all over the country are expected to grace our city.

The event kicked off with a welcoming reception Wednesday night at the Buffalo Soldier’s Museum in downtown Houston.

Dozens of people attended including Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Constable May Walker, Council Member Dwight Boykins, CM Jerry Davis, CM Larry Green, State Representative Ron Reynolds, Jeffrey Boney, Sonny Messiah Jiles, Karen Carter Richards, Melinda Spaulding, Jonathan Martin, Kofi Taharka, Dr. Robert Muhammad, HISD Trsutee Wanda Adams, and a host of others.

Here’s more about the national convention in Houston throughout the weekend:

THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (NNPA) IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN HOUSTON, JUNE 21-25, HIGHLIGHTING:
The Prayer Breakfast (with gospel singer Kathy Taylor and honoree Ambassador Bobby Jones)
The huge Houston Welcome Reception at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum (entertainment by Zydeco Artist, Keith Frank and other surprises)
The informative morning and afternoon training sessions “Using Technology to Improve Your Business” (back by popular demand from mid-winter conference)
A discussion on “Decriminalizing the Black Community” (panelists Former Congressman Kendrick Meek, Chief John I. Dixon, Major Neil Franklin and Art Way)
Fabulous exhibits, luncheon sessions, the Merit Awards Dinner, the Legacy Awards Black Tie Gala, and Special Guests.
More updates to come, but without delay, register for the convention today and book your hotel room.
After all of that, how about a pool party at this beautiful poolside?