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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BULLETIN: The “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Parade will begin at 10 AM on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Hamilton and Texas in Downtown Houston and end at The Discovery Green

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Meet Ovide Duncantell, founder of the “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Parade

Ovide Duncantell was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, August 7, 1936. He attended school there until graduating in 1955, where he entered the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959. Returning home after leaving the service, he soon discovered his vision of success wouldn’t be achieved there. He married a hometown girl and left for Los Angeles, California. However, he stopped in Houston, Texas to visit with his new wife’s brothers and has been a permanent resident ever since.

In 1974, Ovide Duncantell created and became Founder and Executive Director of the Black Heritage Society Inc., emerging as one of the driving forces behind the renaming of a major thoroughfare to Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard. The street ran through a predominantly African American neighborhood. Duncantell’s zeal, persistence and enthusiasm resulted in the mobilization of the community in favor of South Park Boulevard becoming Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard. The Reverend Martin Luther (“Daddy ”) King, Sr., was so impressed by the Black Heritage Society fervent energy and gesture of respect, for his deceased Son until he made a personal appearance at the Street Name Change and served as the BHS first MLK Parade “Grand Marshal,” January 21, 1978. The street was christened by a City-Wide Parade down the newly named boulevard. Making a pact and promise to Dr. King’s father, “Daddy King,” Duncantell and the BHS has since conducted the annual MLK Parade in Houston for 35 consecutive years. Duncantell is also responsible for the most recent announcement of the “Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Statue & Park Plaza now under construction and scheduled to be completed by January 2014. Click here for more information on Ovide Duncantell and The "Original" Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Parade.


Upcoming MLK Events in Houston

2014 Houston Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events and Activities

Friday, January 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
18th Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ
500 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002
713-867-3220

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Black Heritage Society’s MLK Children’s March
Minute Maid Park – Downtown Houston (Texas @ Hamilton)
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002
- Free walk and march event
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Black Heritage Society’s Community Health Fair & Youth Concert
MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Houston, TX 77021
- Free health and wellness fair, and musical performances
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Black Heritage Society’s MLK “Feed the Hungry” Food Drive
St. Johns United Methodist Church Cathedral Hall
2019 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
- Collecting can/ dry goods and non-perishable food items
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org

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Sunday, January 19, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Houston MLK Jr. Memorial Project VIP Reception
CWA Hall 1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77033 – Houston Welcomes the “Spirit” of Dr. King. Here is your opportunity the create designs of the MLK Jr. Memorial and Plaza.
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org

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Monday, January 20, 2014
8:00 a.m.
26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast 
presented by the North Houston Frontiers Club
Hilton Americas- Houston Downtown
1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010

On Monday, January 20, 2014, the North Houston Frontiers Club will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at the Hilton Americas-Houston Downtown. This will mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of this event and we hope to make it a very special occasion. The Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Willie Iles, National Director, Government and Community Relations of Boy Scouts of America. The Honorary Chairs are Mr. Keith Davis, President, d-mars.com and Dr. Shawn Simmons, Regulatory Environmental Advisor, ExxonMobil Development Company. During the Breakfast, The Prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award will be presented to Mrs. Sarah Joseph, Community Relations Director, Houston Rockets Basketball.
- Click here for tickets and more info: www.nhfrontiers.com/breakfast.htm

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Monday, January 20, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Black Heritage Society’s 36th Annual “Original” MLK Birthday Parade
Minute Maid Park – Downtown Houston (Texas @ Hamilton)
501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX 77002
- Downtown parade that salutes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org

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Monday, January 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Black Heritage Society’s MLK, Jr. Community Festival
Discover Green- Downtown Houston (Across from GRB Convention Center)
Discovery Green (Jones Lawn)
1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010
- Free festival featuring musical performances and vendors.
- Click here for more info: www.blackheritagesociety.org



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FROM AUBREY R. TAYLOR
President, Aubrey R. Taylor Communications
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

The individuals, organizations and businesses asking for your support below are not connected unless otherwise noted. To discuss your inclusion below, please call Aubrey R. Taylor directly at: (832)894-1352 at your earliest convenience. 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE "ORIGINAL" MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE

 We would also like to take this moment to encourage you to take part in a few other very important events and elections listed below. The 2014 Texas Democratic and Republican Primary Elections taking place on Tuesday, March 4th are extremely important. Early voting for the 2014 Democratic and Republican Primaries will take place from Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 28th.

The winning candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries will then compete for your vote and support in the November General Midterm Election to be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. So, it doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat or Republican, you must participate in your party's primary to have the best slate of candidates on the ballot in November.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT DALE HENRY IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION IN TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Democrat Dale Henry is asking for your vote and support in his bid to gain the Democratic nomination for the Texas Railroad Commission. He needs to defeat fellow Democrat Steve Brown in the Democratic Primary to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commissioner on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a paid political ad by the Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commissioner Campaign.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT SANDRA J. PEAKE IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION FOR HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Sandra J. Peake is asking for your vote and support in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for District Judge for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County, Texas. Peake must defeat fellow Democrat Julia Maldonado to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Attorney Sandra J. Peake in the race for Harris County District Judge for the 246th District Family Court on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a political ad paid for by Sandra Peake in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT ALLECIA LINDSEY POTTINGER IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION FOR HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Allecia Lindsey Pottinger is asking for your vote and support in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for District Judge for the 280th District Court in Harris County, Texas. Pottinger must defeat fellow Democrat Barbara J. Sadler to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Attorney Allecia Lindsey Pottinger in the race for Harris County District Judge for the 280th District Court on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a political ad paid for by Allecia Lindsey Pottinger in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

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MAY 2014 - REMINDER

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MAYOR ALLEN OWEN IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 MAYORAL ELECTION FOR MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Mayor Allen Owen is asking for your vote and support in his bid for re-election in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral in Missouri City, Texas. Early voting for the May 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Missouri City, Texas begins on Monday, April 28, 2014 and ends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Allen Owen for Mayor Campaign.

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MAY 2014 - REMINDER

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MAYOR FRANK JACKSON IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 MAYORAL ELECTION FOR PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Mayor Frank Jackson is asking for your vote and support in his bid for re-election in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Prairie View, Texas. Early voting for the May, 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Prairie View, Texas begins on Monday, April 28, 2014 and ends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Frank Jackson for Mayor Campaign.

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NOVEMBER 2014 - REMINDER

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REPUBLICAN SEAN SEIBERT IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 MIDTERM GENERAL ELECTION IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Sean Seibert the Republican running for United States Congress for the 18th Congressional District of Texas is asking for your vote and support in his bid to unseat U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Midterm Election. Early voting for the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Midterm Election in Texas will begin on Monday, October 20th and end on Friday, October 31st. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Sean Seibert for Congress Campaign.

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ATTENTION ALL DEMOCRATS

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BULLETIN: Senator Wendy Davis is widely considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas. By (CLICKING HERE) you will find the list of other candidates who are participating in the 2014 Democratic Primary Election. Early voting for the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Democratic Primary in Texas begins on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and ends on Friday, February 28, 2014. Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal is also running for Governor of Texas in the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Democratic Primary.

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ATTENTION ALL REPUBLICANS

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BULLETIN: Greg Abbott is not running for re-election for Texas Attorney General in the March 4, 2014 Texas Republican Primary. Abbott is instead running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas. Governor Rick Perry has decided to not run for re-election. Other candidates running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas are: Miriam Martinez, Lisa Fritsch, and SECEDE Kilgore. Early voting for the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Republican Primary in Texas begins on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and ends on Friday, February 28, 2014. By (CLICKING HERE) you will find the list of other candidates who are participating in the 2014 Democratic Primary Election. 

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