Women’s Empowerment Rips the Runway with Local HBCU Graduates in Scholarship Fundraiser Fashion Show HBCU

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT GROUP RIPS THE RUNWAY WITH LOCAL HBCU GRADUATES IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER FASHION SHOW
HBCU Graduates rip the runway at the Houston Museum of African American Culture to raise scholarship dollars

Houston, TX—This weekend, Mocha Millennium Women teams up with Project 1855 to present “The Women of HBCUs Fashion Show, A Cream & Canary Affair” featuring women graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) of diverse professions, modeling clothes from some of Houston’s local rising fashion designers and popular boutiques. The event will be held at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (4807 Caroline Street, Houston TX 77004) from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Proceeds will help support scholarships for students attending Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University.

“The Women of HBCUs Fashion Show” will showcase and celebrate everyday women from diverse professions and backgrounds, each who’ve graduated from HBCUs including Houston’s Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University and Grambling University. The women will model the latest trends from Melodrama Boutique, Dame Elegante Boutique, Kingdom Citizens Boutique, Ankara Fashions BB Sexy Couture, Shiekh Shoes, makeup by Lamik & Double Dutch, INC, and hair by Sovereign Styles. The fashion show will feature Nzuri Top Natural models, local celebrity MiMi Irvin aka and creator of Meye label and Miss Black Texas, Roneshia Ray. Houston HBCU alumni and community supporters are invited to enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, three live deejays an open bar, a party following the fashion show and are asked to sport their most stylish cream and canary colored apparel. Tickets can be purchased at http://definitionofaparty.eventbrite.com.

Founded by Dr. Teriya Richmond, Mocha Millennium Women is an organization dedicated to empowering women through fashion, fitness, women’s health outreach, and philanthropy. Project 1855 is a non-profit devoted to forming partnerships with other individuals and business that are designed to eliminate the barriers that create the unemployment disparity between African Americans and other ethnicities. The two organizations have come together to in support of refashioning, influencing, and improving corporate and small business relationship within African-American community.

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