When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

EVENT COVERAGE: 2013 MLK Grande-Parade In Houston

Your Thought Matters Newspaper - Coverage of the 2013 MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston, TX Was Made Possible by Jimmy Coleman·- Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services Inc.

This unique view of the 2013 MLK Grande Parade-Midtown Houston is brought to you by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper and Blog through a unique partnership to promote history and entrepreneurship. Greater Houston Consulting and Tax Services, Inc. is an A+ (BBB) Better Business Bureau rated company that specializes in Individual and corporate tax return preparation, bookkeeping, auditing, IRS representation, and business start-up consulting. Greater Houston Consulting & Tax Services, Inc is located at 12606 Hillcroft at South Main Street in Houston, Texas 77035. Contact them by phone at: (713)723-2005 today!


The Martin Luther King, Jr. 2013 MLK Day Grande Parade-Midtown consisted of a few hundred entries including over 30 Nationally Acclaimed U.S. Military, College/University, and High School Marching Bands. If you missed this event you missed a real treat. To learn more about the 2013 MLK Grand Parade-Midtown Houston you should visit: www.mlkgrandeparade.org or call: (713)953-1633 today!


Our sole purpose is to promote Racial Harmony through Educational and Promotional concepts and ideas.

Our Educational Concepts include the following:

- Consensus Building through the awareness of oneness and common values.
- Networking through the Public, Private Schools and Churches by interacting with Administrators,Educators, and Ministers on the importance of respecting all cultures ethnicity and spiritual beliefs.

Our Promotional Concepts include the following:

- Emphasizing The Greatness of Multi-Cultural Diversity through Community Sponsored Events.
- Raising the Awareness of Commonalities through differences that culminates each year on the Third Monday in January, the official Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration.



There is but One Race, and that is The Human Race. This message was articulated very clearly by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Visionary who saw things from a different perspective. Almost Forty Years later, we now see those things, and we will strive to incorporate those things into our everyday lives in the knowledge of "Change Begins With Self"

America is a unique experience. While it is home for all who desire peace and prosperity, it is an awakening for others to the possibilities of positive change.

Americans are a collective inheritance of cultural, ethnic and spiritual differences whose sum total epitomizes all that is good in the human experience.

The key to America's strength is her shared differences. Her shared differences are what we applaud and celebrate. . It is these differences that make us uniquely gifted, strong, and reflects the greatness of Collaborative Cohabitation. The common thread of The Whole of Humanity, is its' multicultural diversity. Accordingly we proudly announce our theme.