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​July 9, 2016 Houston, Texas – Yvonne Guidry, Founder of the Houston based popular 

Lifestyle Blog SpoiledLatina.com, a blog that she created out of her love for life, fashion, 

beauty and entertainment partnered with ‘all Laundry to celebrate her 8th year blog an-

niversary as well as her city proclamation that she received in 2015. “SpoiledLatina Day 

2016 is proud to partner with ‘all because ‘all is an iconic brand that makes the busy 

woman’s life easier with products that deliver powerful laundry performance and results.” 

“I could have celebrated myself, but I know so many amazing women in Houston, I 

wanted to make it more about us and less about me.” Yvonne says, “I did this for my 

mother, my sister, my friends and the ladies who follow me and the ladies who follow my 

amazing panelist. We all deserved this.” The sold out event which aimed to celebrate 

women in all facets of their lives did just that. “We hold many responsibilities and ‘all 

the guests walked away empowered, motivated and stronger and with the desire to work 

hard but know that they deserve to “spoil themselves a bit more without feeling guilty 

about it.” 

Guests panelist included: Raq-C Cordova a motivational speaker based in LA that had a 

popular show on Mun2’s Chiquis & Raq C, Devi Brown a TV and Radio personality, 

Joy Sewing the Beauty and Fashion Editor at Houston Chronicle, Zanetta Jones of the 

Houston Rockets, Tyzza Macias founder of Factory Glam, Yuridia Gonzalez of 104.5 

Radio, Lisa Valadez Assistant Publisher at Houston Style Magazine and Athena Anesti a 

local influencer who is helping people live better and healthier lives. 

SpoiledLatina plans on taking the concept on the road nationally and plans to be in a city 

near you. 

Thank you to everyone who supported the event in one way or the other. 

Part of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to CCM Foundation a 501 (c)(3) 

nonprofit organization formed to promote awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS 

and STDs by outreaching to teens and young adults through education and enter-

tainment

“LIFE IS TOO SHORT, YOU MUST SPOIL YOURSELF”- Yvonne Guidry

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PRESS RELEASE: Houston police are investigating an incident in which an armed suspect was fatally shot by HPD officers at 6700 Cullen Boulevard at about 12:40 a.m. on Saturday (July 9).

The suspect, Alva Burnett Braziel, (b/m, 38) was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers L. Lopez and E. Macias, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in this incident. Officers Lopez and Macias were sworn in as officers in May 2003 and June 2006, respectively. Both are assigned to the Gang Division.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:

Officers Lopez and Macias were on patrol near the above address in a two-man Crime Reduction Unit and came upon suspect Braziel standing in the intersection of Cullen Boulevard and Ward Street in moving lanes of traffic. As the officers drove northbound on Cullen, they saw Braziel initially waving his hands in the air and then pointing a pistol in his right hand directly at the officers. The officers stopped abruptly, took cover behind the open doors of their marked patrol vehicle, and gave verbal commands to Braziel to lay his weapon on the ground. Braziel ignored repeated commands and instead raised his arms up, pointed the pistol upward and moved into different aggressive stances, as if getting ready for a fight. Braziel then lowered his weapon and again pointed it directly at Officers Lopez and Macias. Fearing for their lives, Officers Lopez and Macias discharged their duty weapons. Braziel was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents inside the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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Sunday evening there was a prayer vigil for Alva Braziel who was shot and killed by Houston police officers over the weekend.

Police say Braziel had a gun but family members say he was out looking for his horse with his gun when he encountered the officers on Cullen near Ward.

Dozens of people gathered in the spot where Braziel was killed for a prayer vigil where it appeared contentious on video but remained peaceful.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner addressed the issue saying the officers were justified in shooting Braziel because he pointed his weapon at the officers.

Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins says these issue in the community need to be addressed in the community.

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HISD Trustee, attorney, and reality star Jolanda Jones has been on on the front lines for the last few days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She’s been in the thick of things speaking and participating in peaceful protests after the shooting of Alton Sterling last week.

More activists from Houston are expected to visit Baton Rouge Sunday!

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Some civilians / guys in Montgomery County Saturday apparently guarding police officers at the Splendora Police Department with their firearms. I didn’t go out there to see myself but this was posted on a social media page that focuses on Splendora!

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FOX 4 NEWS DALLAS: Four Dallas police officers are confirmed dead as well as one DART officer in a shooting at the end of a protest Thursday night in downtown Dallas.
 
A spokesperson said the slain DART officer was Brent Thompson, 43, and joined the agency’s police force in 2009.
 
Officers were negotiating with a gunman that barricaded himself on the second floor of the El Centro College garage and was exchanging gunfire with police late Thursday into early Friday. A source tells FOX 4 the shooting suspect later shot himself.

Brown says the gunman told police, “The end is coming,” and is threatening to kill more officers. He also told police the garage is rigged with bombs and other bombs were also possibly downtown.

The search for the gunman stretched throughout downtown, an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses and some residential apartments. The scene was chaotic, with helicopters hovering overhead and officers with automatic rifles on the street corners.

SWAT officers were on scene hours later and a large perimeter was erected throughout the western side of downtown Dallas.

Family members identified the civilian injured as Shetamia Taylor. Her sister says she was shot in the back of her calf as she shielded one of her sons from the shots. She was rushed to the hospital and into surgery but is expected to be okay.

“When we got [to the hospital], he was covered in his mom’s blood, scared,” said Taylor’s sister, Theresa Williams. “All he could do was run up to my sister and myself and hug our necks.”

Williams said Taylor was alert when she was taken into surgery and said she was most concerned about the lives of officers being lost.

A female suspect was taken into custody by Dallas police. Brown says two other suspects were arrested and being questioned after they were seen with camouflage bags and fled downtown in a vehicle. They were stopped just south of downtown. Sky4 footage showed many police cars surrounding a vehicle stopped on Interstate 35.

A person of interest turned himself in after police circulated pictures of him online. Dallas police released him shortly after 1 a.m. after questioning him. Footage shows that he was in the crowd of protestors and not shooting when shots rang out at the end of the march.

Brown says he is not confident that all suspects have been accounted for, and Dallas police will continue to work throughout the night to search for them.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. as the protestors were ending the march near Lamar and Main St.

The rally and protest began at 6 p.m. and remained peaceful until the shooting. Several officers were even posing for pictures with protestors as the crowd began marching.

Video footage from the scene in downtown Dallas showed that protesters were marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted shortly before 9 p.m. and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was live streamed in a widely shared Facebook video. A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.

“There has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement,” said President Barack Obama. “We are horrified over these events and we stand united with the people and police department in Dallas.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement saying he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety director to offer “whatever assistance the City of Dallas needs at this time.”

“In times like this we must remember — and emphasize — the importance of uniting as Americans,” Abbott said.

 

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Thursday night Houston businesswoman Maggie Noel launched her new business with friends, family, and clients.

Noel’s new venture is MPressive Faces.

The focus of that business is eyebrow microblading.

Dozens of people attended the event in downtown Houston including J-Mac from 97.9 The Box, Yvonne Guidry, DJ Supastar, attorney Jayne Ware, and many more. (double click photos to enlarge)

Here’s more about MPressive Faces and how to contact Maggie Noel:

Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years [1] however the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows may have emerged in Asia in recent years.
Link to MPressive Faces!

MPressive Faces 832-743-5708


The first Rookies Cookies, “Party on the Deck”event will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All future events will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.  Our first event will focus on Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence. Each event will address issues that impact the Greater 3rd Ward Community.3530 Scott @ Alabama Houston, Tx 


HOUSTON–  Engage Cuba Texas State Council member, Felix Chevalier welcomed today’s U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement approving commercial flights from Houston to Havana, Cuba. The announcement follows a historic vote in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to lift the travel ban on Cuba


On June 10, DOT approved six U.S. airlines to provide commercial flights to additional Cuban cities. Today, 8 airlines received authorization to fly into Havana. More information on flight routes is available here

   
“Flights between Houston and Cuba’s capital will continue to improve diplomatic relations between our two countries and create jobs in Texas. In a few months, 
Texans will be able to book commercial flights to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world: 

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Havana, Cuba,” said Felix Chevalier, for Engage Cuba. “I think many Texans will be surprised to learn that even with daily U.S. commercial flights to our island neighbor, you still cannot travel to Cuba as a tourist. Now that the Administration has restored commercial flights, it’s time for Congress to allow Texans to travel freely to Cuba and lift the travel ban.” 

Felix Chevalier is a member of the Engage Cuba Texas State Council, a coalition of agriculture, business, manufacturing, and government leaders working to build statewide support to lift the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. More information on the Engage Cuba Texas State Council is available here

About Engage Cuba
Engage Cuba is the leading coalition of private companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. As a 501(c)(4) bipartisan non-profit whose funds are entirely dedicated to advocacy efforts, Engage Cuba is the only organization whose focus is U.S.-Cuba legislative advocacy. Engage Cuba is also committed to supporting the Cuban people and helping organizations and businesses navigate Cuban and U.S. regulations. The organization has the largest bipartisan lobbying operation working on U.S.-Cuba policy. Together with the Engage Cuba Policy Council of renowned experts, Engage Cuba provides timely updates on opportunities for U.S. business in Cuba, regulations, and market analysis. To get involved with Engage Cuba’s mission or learn more, visit: http://www.engagecuba.org.

It’s time for the Spencer Johnson NOXSPENCE youth football camp.  The camp will take place on July 16th at the Houston Sports Park from 9am -1pm and is completely free of charge to the youth.  Spencer was a 9yr NFL vet  who was most recently with the Buffalo Bills.

Friends in Baton Rouge tell me tempers are flaring in the Black community after an African American man was gunned down by Baton Rouge police officers Tuesday morning.

The video of the incident has surfaced on social media and has gone viral.

Many question why the officers shot and killed 37 year old Alton Sterling who appeared to be subdued by two officers. 

In the video you see a struggle and then one officer who pulls his gun.

The next thing you see is the trigger being pulled and then you hear those who are video taping the incident scream saying the man has been shot. 

These are the latest pictures from Baton Rouge Tuesday night where people are gathering at the scene of the shooting.

The location is Foster Drive and Fairfield Avenue. 

The cororner has ruled Sterling’s death a homicide.