Free hot sandwiches to the community

One of our members, Kaleb Richardson, generously donated 100 barbeque sandwiches to the Fifth Ward community to help those deal with lack of food and electricity. He passed them out at Mount Heron Baptist Church at 1915 Lockwood. #givingback

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Fifth Ward Film Festival 8/4-8/6

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The DeLuxe Theater and Texas Southern University will host the premiere of The Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival. The event will be held August 4 through August 6, 2017 at the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue and I-59. The festival will screen three documentaries – I Am Not Your Negro, Porgy & Me, Mickey Leland: Citizen of the World – and discussions with documentary principals following selected screenings. The documentaries were selected based upon their relation to Black culture and the arts. The festival is supported by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance.

The three-day festival is free and open to the public. Advance tickets can be reserved at http://www.thedeluxetheater.tix.com. For more information about the Festival, visit http://www.TheDeluxeTheater.com

Event organizers, including Jolie Rocke Brown, TSU’s visiting associate professor of music, are planning to set the Festival as an annual event to draw community and arts patrons to the DeLuxe. The DeLuxe Theater is a cooperative venture by the city of Houston and Texas Southern University. The DeLuxe is also in partnership with The Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation. The theater is managed by TSU and presents programming by and for the University, and is available to public and private entities for events. The newly renovated arts center stands as a rich, historic and cultural icon in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.

Source: http://stylemagazine.com/news/2017/jul/25/fifth-ward-documentary-film-festival-premiere-delu/

Upcoming show at Deluxe Theater

Showing in August, The first play in Reginald Edmund’s “City of the Bayou” collection, “Daughters of the Moon” follows a runaway slave girl and a former slave mistress who are seeking freedom from an oppressive past. The story follows them through their travails and perilous journey. 
The play had its Houston premier run in May and is being re-mounted for its thought provoking message which brings to bare issues centered on race, slavery, violence, gender — all  significant narratives in our modern society. In this second running within a year, it is hoped that Houstonians will not only enjoy the artistic content but take advantage of the opportunity to reflect on our history.
The play is directed by Timothy Eric, presented by the Nigerian American Multicultural Council and KEW Learning Academy with special support from Texas Southern University.
Show times are on Thursday August 10th and Friday August 11th at 7:30 pm, Saturday August 12th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday August 13th at 2:00 pm. Performances will hold at the impressive DeLUXE Theater in Houston’s Historical 5th Ward, located at 3303 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.
General admission to the play is $20. Tickets can be purchased and seats reserved at www.thedeluxetheater.tix.com. Additionally, I also have tickets that can be purchased by contacting me at yjm@att.net.   A percentage of the proceeds will go towards scholarships at the Texas Southern University. 

For more information please contact  yjm@att.net.