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Willie D and Lil Troy

Willie D and Lil Troy

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Swiff Haywire and Realtor Garland Bennett

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King's Court Owners A. Jariwala and J. Patel

King’s Court Owners A. Jariwala and J. Patel

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Dozens of family members, friends, and fans filled a bar in east downtown Houston for the premiere of a new video by a Houston rap legend.

Willie D’s Coon 2 was greeted with enthusiasm and applause during its big debut at King’s Court Thursday night.

It is part two in a series of videos created by the member of the Geto Boys.

He says the video’s release is time to coincide with the release of his latest single by the same name.

Willie D says the video highlights those in the African American community who sellout their own so that they may be accepted by mainstream media.

He’s expected to do at least 5 versions of the song and video.

The event was hosted by King’s Court owners J. Patel and Ankur Jariwala.

It was sponsored in part by 8th Wonder Brewery in downtown Houston.

Willie D also interviewed Houston rap legend Lil Troy for his podcast before the big party. 

Here are some of the pictures I snapped at the event that lasted til nearly midnight!

MAGGIE NOEL LAUNCHES MPRESSIVE FACES IN HOUSTON!

 

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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

HAS THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT PLACEDENT YOUR FAVORITE BAR AND NIGHTCLUB ON ITS BAN LIST?


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The controversy surrounding Gaslamp in Midtown prompted the Harris County Sheriff’s office to ban its deputies from working security at the bar.

In a May 2015 amateur video a White female says her Black friends were charged to get in the bar while she wasn’t.

It’s a charge of discrimination Gaslamp has been fighting and aggressively denying through its attorney since September.

But standing by watching it all was a Harris County deputy.

The video shows he would only enforce the bar’s policy by telling the women who complained of discrimination to leave.

We decided to check with the Houston Police Department about the nightclubs, bars and other businesses they have banned their officers from working extra security.

Public records show HPD was aware of Gaslamp’s alleged discrimination since October 2014.

That’s when the department banned its officers from working security at the bar because of house rules.

Ray Hunt with the police union has no problem with HPD’s long list of bars and clubs they have banned their officers from working at as security.

More than 70 businesses have made the list. HPD cites various reasons from discrimination to shady owners with criminal convictions, prostitution, gambling, rave parties, and even cock fighting.

But the most surprising business on that list is the House of Blues.

Now keep in mind HPD did not ban the business because of anything bad.

Hunt says, “House of Blues and their corporate do not permit officers to come in there off duty carrying their weapons.”

In the meantime, Hunt says if a Houston police officer sees something illegal at an extra job he or she must report it.

What if that officer turns a blind eye to questionable activity while just collecting a check?

“They could be terminated. It’s called sound judgment,” says Hunt.

Note: Gaslamp has denied any allegations of discrimination at the bar through the company’s attorney.