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Council Member Kamin Appointed to Lead National League of Cities’ Large Cities Council

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City of Houston Council Member Abbie Kamin has been appointed Vice-Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Large Cities Council. Council Member Kamin was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities. NLC President Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA announced the appointment.

“I look forward to serving not only Houston, but all of NLC as we bring together our nation’s largest cities in the spirit of partnership, collaboration, and action,” says Council Member Kamin. “I thank NLC and President Mayor-Elect Sander for appointing me as Vice-Chair. We’re ready to get to work!”

As a member of NLC’s Large Cities Council, Council Member Kamin will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders to encourage collaboration, networking, and the development of resources and programs beneficial to communities that share demographics, size or location that can be replicated across the country.

“Our member councils play an integral role in NLC’s work, bringing local leaders together to share ideas and inform NLC policy about the issues and challenges facing every kind of community in America,” said NLC President Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. “I’m excited to have Council Member Kamin serve on NLC’s Large Cities Council. The council will ensure that all of our cities, towns and villages have access to ideas and resources they can use to thrive.”

The leadership of this year’s council will consist of Chair Adam Bazaldua, Council Member, Dallas, TX; Vice Chair Wardine Alexander, Council President Pro Tem, Birmingham, AL; and Vice Chair Abbie Kamin, Council Member, Houston, TX.

Kamin also serves on NLC’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee where she continues to advocate alongside members for sustainable and resilient solutions for cities.

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Hurricane Beryl: Wazobia postpones family fanfare slated for this weekend  

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As Houston slowly struggles to recover after Hurricane Beryl left millions without power, the Wazobia Wazobia African Market has postponed its annual family fanfare, set to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2024.

The deadly storm slammed into Texas early Monday, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses, unleashing heavy rain, and killing at least 11 people before it weakened to a tropical depression.

Mr. Tunde Fasina, the owner of Wazobia, said that a new date for this event will be announced. “While we sympathize and pray for all those affected by this storm, we wish everyone a safe recovery and will announce a new date for this event,” he said.

The Wazobia family fanfare and Customer Appreciation event has become a beloved summer tradition, offering a diverse range of activities for both adults and children to enjoy. The festivities include a variety of games, live Afrobeat music, and a dedicated kid’s zone to keep the whole family entertained.

Established on June 18, 2013, Wazobia African Market has quickly become the premier African grocery store in Houston. The store is committed to promoting economic development, fostering community connections, and providing authentic products from various African cultures.

This free event will be held at the George Bush Park Pavilions located at 16756 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable day of celebration and appreciation!

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AfriPAC Hosts Houston African Community Fair

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Event will celebrate Houston’s Diversity and Civic Engagement

The African Public Affairs Committee (AfriPAC) is thrilled to announce the Houston African Community Fair on Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alief Community Center, located at 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, Texas 77072. Renowned for its vibrant African Diaspora and immigrant communities, AfriPAC invites you to join us in

Houston, for a day dedicated to civic engagement and cultural celebration.

The community fair will feature organizational booths, local resources, and a variety of food, and cultural experiences showcasing the rich heritage of Houston’s African communities. Additionally, attendees can look forward to an enlightening panel discussion on the demographics of the African Diaspora in Texas. AfriPAC, in collaboration with its organizational partners, will provide on-site free naturalization legal services, and voter registration information. “Houston is home to one of the largest African Diaspora and immigrant communities in the U.S,” said Nneka Achapu, Founder of AfriPAC. “It is time for our community to learn about the community organizations and the civic engagement resources around the City of Houston. We are excited to come together and build a stronger, more engaged community.”

AfriPAC is leveraging this event to bring awareness of the civic process directly into the community. “We are reaching out to communities eager to engage,” Achapu stated. “Our goal is to empower individuals to take an active role in building power for all African communities living in the United States.”

The African Public Affairs Committee (AfriPAC) is a non-partisan political organization that builds political power within the African immigrant community through education, advocacy & civic engagement.

For more information about the Houston African Community Fair and how to get involved, please visit AfriPAC’s website. Join us for a day of empowerment, celebration, and community building!

For more information and RSVP please visit https://bit.ly/houstonafricancommunityfair. To volunteer with AfriPAC or for more information please contact info@afripac.org

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America “Healing & Revival” Fire Conference Arrives in Houston July 2nd to July 4th

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“Healing & Revival” Fire Conference 2024, taking place at the Fort Bend County Epicenter (28505 Southwest

Freeway) in Rosenberg from July 2nd to July 4th. The conference, hosted by Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche and First Lady Dr. Becky Enenche, will feature renowned guest ministers, performers, and speakers, including Dr. Ron Kenoly, Micah Stampley, Julia Emunah, Chioma Jesus, Debee, and Anna Golden. The America “Healing & Revival” Fire Conference is designed to help attendees cultivate a more intimate relationship with God through powerful prayer and word sessions, passionate praise and worship, and special healing ministrations. Returning to the Greater Houston area after last year’s impactful conference which welcomed attendees from across the U.S. and around the world, this event promises to deliver a dynamic and very transformative experience for everyone who attends.

The first conference day session on July 2nd will kick off at 6:00 PM. The following conference dates (July 3rd and July 4th) will feature two daily sessions, starting promptly at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for each session to secure seating. This incredible event is free to attend, but registration is required. To RSVP for the America “Healing & Revival” Fire Conference 2024, please visit the official conference website online at www.dunamisrevival.org, and follow on Instagram and Facebook (@americarevivalfire).

Dr. Paul Idoko Enenche, alongside his amiable spouse, Dr. Becky Enenche, are the founders of Dunamis International Gospel Centre Worldwide, with headquarters located in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Enenche ministers to hundreds of thousands of worshippers across the globe. The network of churches under Dr. Enenche’s leadership cuts across the states in Nigeria, and extends to several countries – including the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and other parts of Africa. Dr. Enenche’s ministry is renowned for its profound delivery of God’s word, powerful miracles, demonstrations of signs and wonders, and a tangible presence of the Holy Spirit. The Nigerian Voice aptly describes Dr. Enenche as “an apostle on assignment to help people discover, rediscover, and recover their destinies.”

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