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OMG: TikTok influencer Britney Murphy and her mother killed in car crash

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TikTok influencer Britney Murphy and her mother, Sherie Smith, were killed in a car crash in Houston, Texas, on Monday, 19 June.

Tiffany Smith Cofield, the sister of 35-year-old Murphy and the daughter of Smith, spoke about the crash during an interview with ABC 13’s KTRK , where she revealed the pair were on their way to Emancipation Park for a Juneteenth event, after just leaving Cofield’s house, when the accident occurred.

Cofield said she first saw the crash while on her way home. “It looked like her car and everybody, when I was walking up, said a mom and daughter died and I knew they had left and knew the only mom and daughter would be my mom and sister,” she said.

According to the city’s police, a truck hit Murphy and Smith’s car. As an investigation into the crash is still underway, no one has been cited or charged.

Cofield also tearfully opened up about her close relationship with her two family members, telling the outlet: “There will never be a time when I won’t miss my mother and my sister. They were my best friends. They were everything.”

Murphy, who went by the handle @ThatGirlBritneyJoy , had more than 461,000 followers on TikTok. The influencer, who was also known by the name Britney Joy, frequently posted videos of her shopping hauls and her daily routines.

On 20 June, Cofield launched a GoFundMe Page to help pay for the burial and memorial of her mother and sister. As of 21 June, the GoFundMe Page has raised $74,961 of its $100,000 goal.

In the GoFundMe’s description, Cofield praised Murphy’s social media platform.

“My mom and sister were tragically taken away from us way too soon in an accident involving a reckless driver in Houston,” Cofield wrote. “This was just as my sister, beloved TikToker Britney Joy, began rising up in fame for her 9-5 videos that hit the internet by storm. Everyone related to her stories and those of her characters.”

She added: “This happened so suddenly and was truly something I could have never imagine. Losing my best friends.”

Speaking to KTRK, Cofield also acknowledged how “proud” she was of her sister, before sharing her hope that people remember everything her mother and sister achieved.

“That’s what I want people to remember,” she said. “Not the way they died, but the way they lived and the life they loved and who they inspired.”

Cofield also shared a tribute to Murphy and Smith on Instagram . Along with a selfie of the two women, she reflected on the close relationship she had with them. “I’m so proud of you. Everything you accomplished. You are THAT GIRL BRITNEY JOY,” she wrote about her little sister. “No one will ever come close. No one. You left here a star. SUPERSTAR. I always knew you would be. I knew that was your destiny.”

She went on to applaud her “beautiful” mother for the ways in which she supported and protected her two children.

“The lady who gave birth to me and showed me love and joy,” she added. “You created two goofy a** girls that you loved to be around. You loved us, you raised us, and you protected us the best you could. You did that momma! You did that! I love you. I love you forever and ever.”

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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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