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Unveiling Reception
InterContinental Hotel – 2222 South Loop West
Thursday, April 9, 2009

HOUSTON – MARCH 20, 2009 – Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual directory publisher targeting the African-American market, is set to release the third edition of the highly anticipated Who’s Who in Black Houston™ April 9, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel.

In what promises to be an exciting addition to the Who’s Who Publishing enterprise, the new installment of Who’s Who in Black Houston™ is a high-quality, full-color publication, rich with content. It has a number of dynamic features, including a forward penned by esteemed former astronaut, Dr. Mae C. Jemison. The publication will pay special tribute to Dr. Edith Irby Jones for her years of service to the Houston community. Local historian Patricia Smith Prather will document the history of Riverside Hospital, and readers will find out which individuals have been selected as Houston’s Men of Distinction. In addition, for the first time, the publication will salute to the city’s African American doctors whose contributions have helped make Houston’s medical community one of the best in the world.

Who’s Who in Black Houston™ includes biographical and pictorial data on some of the city’s most successful and distinguished African American citizens. This publication serves as a resource for young people by providing motivation and inspiration to the next generation of leaders through a display of talented professionals.

Associate publisher Phyllis J. Bailey says, “We believe our books will greatly assist in exposing our young school children to a tremendous resource of positive role models, future career opportunities and the rich African American heritage here in the Houston area.”

Who’s Who in Black Houston™ provides a great opportunity for corporations, companies and organizations to publicly acknowledge their employees. It also serves as a networking guide for the greater community by providing new contacts and highlighting the vast leadership talent present in the nation’s fourth largest city.

Who’s Who Publishing Company was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989 by President and CEO C. Sunny Martin. The company currently publishes similar annual directories in 29 cities throughout the United States. It also publishes a signature series on America’s Black Judges and Black Mayors.

MEDIA CONTACT: Phyllis J. Bailey – 281-438-0985

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