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Black Voices Redefining Collaboration: Transforming Advertising Norms luncheon with guest speaker Sonny Messiah Jiles, CEO and Publisher of the Defender Network

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May 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Check our venue this month at Pinstripes. Limited seating for this event.

Wednesday, May 15 · 11:30am – 1pm CDT

3300 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77098

In 1930, a courageous, outspoken and forthright Clifton F. Richardson Sr. created the Houston Defender newspaper. Against a backdrop of economic hardship and racism, Mr. Richardson was eager to create a platform to address the concerns of Black Houstonians.

He used the paper to tell the stories that would have gone untold. He faced numerous challenges, but still prevailed. His son, C.F. Richardson Jr., took the helm of the publication until 1981 when he sold it to Sonceria “Sonny” Messiah Jiles who has continued and expanded the Defender’s footprint.

Sonny Messiah-Jiles, CEO and Publisher, will be our featured speaker.

New Venue: Join us at Pinstripes; a unique venue in the Upper Kirby area so it’s easily accessible. Parking is free for guests.

There will be time for networking with other professionals as well.

Please Note: due to venue size, we have a very limited capacity so make your reservations early!