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Houston STYLE Magazine Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With The "Style 25" Awards Reception; Award Honoree Houston Rockets Dwight Howard, Philanthropist Ndaba Mandela And Special Guest Entrepreneur & Executive Producer Nicole Murphy


HOUSTON, TX, SEPT, 10, 2014---Houston STYLE Magazine, Houston's leading African-American media company, will celebrate it's 25th Anniversary Awards Reception themed “Reflecting on Our History, Investing in Our Future”, on Friday, October 3, 2014, at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, with special appearances by Dwight Howard, 8x NBA All-Star and center of the Houston Rockets as well as Nicole Murphy, co-founder of Destiny Moscato and executive producer of the VH1 hit show, “Hollywood Exes”.

The ‘Style 25 Awards Reception’ will be an elegant evening highlighting a quarter of a century of journalistic excellence showcasing the progression of Houston STYLE Magazine’s storied history, community involvement and its growing impact in the digital media space.

Along with Murphy, the awards ceremony will be co-hosted by Erik Cork, with general remarks from Clovis C. Campbell Jr., Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The reception Keynote Speaker will be Ndaba Mandela, global social change influencer, chairman and co-founder of the Africa Rising Foundation and a grandson of the late human rights champion, Nelson Mandela.  Tony Wyllie Senior Vice President of the Washington Redskins, will receive the 2014 Hometown Hero Award.

Francis Page, Jr., Houston STYLE Magazine chairman & publisher, said, "I am elated to reach this milestone with Houston STYLE at a time when the publishing industry is changing and evolving by leaps and bounds. This awards gala is the pinnacle of recognition for our work ethic, our dedication to reporting the news in our community and our amazing team that work tirelessly to improve STYLE every day."

The STYLE 25 2014 Awards List is as follows:

2014 Champion of Change Community Award - Dwight Howard, 8x NBA All-Star and Center, Houston Rockets

2014 Hometown Hero Award - Tony Wyllie, Senior Vice President, Washington Redskins

2014 Global Humanitarian Award - Ndaba Mandela, founder, Africa Rising Foundation

2014 Legacy Award - Macy's

2014 Heritage Award - HEB

2014 Visionary Award - Walmart

2014 Pinnacle Award - GM

2014 Triumph Award - Wells Fargo

Houston STYLE Magazine has a long and successful track record with the following sponsors who will also be in attendance at the event including Macy's, HEB, Walmart, Cadillac, GM, TSU and the Houston Area Urban League.

"Our partners, sponsors and readers are the lifeline of Houston STYLE Magazine.  That support fuels our drive and commitment to excellence in journalism for our community,” stated Page. "We are looking forward to delivering that same excellence for another 25 years."

The Houston STYLE Magazine 25th Anniversary Awards Reception, “Reflecting on our History, Investing in our Future”, will take place on on Friday, October 3, 2014, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse (5061 Westheimer Road).   Door's will open at 7:00pm.  

FOR TICKET PURCHASES: Please click www.stylemagazine.com/25th.com or call 713.748.6300.

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ABOUT Houston STYLE Magazine

Houston STYLE Magazine is the leading African-American multi-platform media company in Texas.  The print publication reaches over 112,000 readers in the greater Houston area and over 300,000 monthly in the digital space, providing much needed support and information to Houston’s majority minority communities.  

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