By Gabrielle Banks | HoustonChronicle.com
The clash between two factions of an elite women’s club happened weeks before the pandemic took hold, at a rice and greens restaurant on Gessner. Gracie Gboliwe Chukwu, who summoned police on the day everything went awry, says the dream of fulfilling her late mother’s legacy shattered when the Houston chapter of a group she established splintered after a disputed election.
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By Akinpelu Oluwafunmilayo | Legitng
Nigerian-American Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips recently became the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history. She outdid herself by earning a 6.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
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By Eric Sandler
Chef Marcus Samuelsson spent this past weekend in Houston filming for his PBS reality series No Passport Required. Slated to air later this year, the episode will focus on Houston’s West African community and its rapidly growing presence on Houston’s culinary scene.
Houston will be one of six cities featured in season two. The show will also cover Filipino food in Seattle, Italian food in Philadelphia, Armenian food in Los Angeles, Chinese food in Las Vegas, and Brazilian and Portugese food in Boston.
Samuelsson tells CultureMap that he visited a few spots in Houston to complete his tour, including Safari, the Nigerian restaurant that’s operated in southwest Houston for 30 years.
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Rebtel, a Swedish mobile app company, has become a household name within Houston’s African community, mainly comprised of more than 40,000 Nigerians, because it allows them to connect with relatives and friends in areas with low internet speeds or no internet at all — unlike free international calling and texting services such as WhatsApp and Viber, which require both parties to have a wireless internet connection according to this report in the Houston Chronicle.
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