Houston Sun celebrates 32 years, honors pillars and presents scholarships


Houston Sun Presents 32nd Anniversary Scholarship and Pillar Awards Luncheon

Houston, TX- 10/06/2015- The Houston Sun Newspaper will be celebrating its 32nd anniversary this Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm at the historic Buffalo Soldiers National Museum located at 3816 Caroline Street, Houston Texas 77004. The event will serve as a platform to not only recognize the 32 years of outstanding services that the Houston Sun has provided to the community, but also to honor some of the most prominent people throughout the city of Houston. Business Executives, Lawyers, Community Activists, and Civil Rights Leaders are among a few who will be honored at the luncheon.

This event further aims to recognize the work, accomplishments, and contributions that each honoree has made through their tireless efforts to constantly make a positive change throughout the community. “I want each honoree to feel special,” said Dorris Ellis, founder of the Houston Sun. They are staples of the community who have done great work, so I want them to enjoy this experience,” said Ellis.

Among the honorees are: Lauren Anderson, Houston Ballet;  Eugene Barrington Ph.D. Retired Texas Southern University Professor; Lois C. Ray, Realtor; Pastor Kirby John Caldwell, Windsor Village United Methodist Church; Karen Franklin, World Youth Foundation; Attorney Anthony Griffin, Kathy Johnson Green, Experience in Dance; Mark Holley, Holley’s Seafood and Oyster Restaurant; Rev. Michael Crow,Barber Memorial MBC; Rev. Samuel Smith, Mt. Horeb MBC in Freedmen’s Town; Christina Sanders, Young Political Scientist; Gladys House, Freedmen’s Town Association; Dr. Howard Harris, Jazz Professor and Founder of the People’s Workshop; Jean Jones, Educator and Community Volunteer; Power 4 Life Ministries, Rev. Catherine Smith and Minister Madelyn Traylor; Honorable Al Edwards, Shekira Dennis, Black Lives Matter; Fred Hoyer, VP Bayway Lincoln; Deborah Barriere, Retired educator and community volunteer; and Honorable Sissy Farenthold.

During the event there will be a special performance by Jordan Bush before the award ceremony and followed with a salute to honoree by Freje.  Each honoree will be given the opportunity to provide the audience with a brief synopsis on their journey to success.

All guests are encouraged to visit the Houston Sun’s exhibit highlighting some of the newspaper’s most memorable articles and interviews in memory of the newspapers late and great founder Lonal Robinson and second generation publisher, Lonal X. Robinson.

About The Houston Sun:

The Houston Sun empowers and informs the community while serving without fear or favor! The Houston Sun has been Houston’s # 1 community newspaper for more than thirty years. From covering electoral events to covering city council to school boards to local organization  to providing a platform for local businesses to advertise and grow their business, we encourage and inspire! The Houston Sun has provided the community with a voice for those who were sometimes voiceless, all-the-while honoring those who have made great contributions to this community.

Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased at:


Credentials are required to attend this event. For those seeking interviews or who would like additional information, please contact Lakesha Lewis at lakeshalewis91@yahoo.com (713) 371-7636











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