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UNITED WE STAND COMMUNITY BASKETBALL GAME IN HOUSTON!

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United We Stand Basketball Game

Kirko Bangz and Propain

Kirko Bangz and Propain

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Onwers of V-Live Houston

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Rappers Propain and DJ XO

Rappers Propain and DJ XO

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Alexis Robbie and Rebecca Briscoe

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LaTasha Eleby, Wesley Harris, and Rebecca Briscoe

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Photo by Wesley Harris

Photo by Wesley Harris

It was an event that attracted people to the table to address the growing divide between the African American community  and police around the country.

The big disconnect appears to be trust and that’s exactly what Houstonians focused on for the big charity basketball game that simply expressed unity in our community.
Houston rappers and entertainers faced off against police officers in the sporting event that was designed to bring both sides to the table to show there is room for dialogue despite high profile clashes between the police and communities around the country.

Some of the people participating in the United We Stand game Sunday afternoon in Houston were Propain, DJ XO, Kirko Bangs, and many more.

The teams were sponsored by nightclub V-Live Houston and Straight Lace Entertainment.

By the way, Straight Lace Entertainment’s team won the basketball game.

The event was organized by Latasha Eleby of Houston and sponsored by Double Dose Entertainment!

 

Publicist: Rebecca Briscoe

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.