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Houston Icon and Publisher of the Houston Forward Times Newspaper Lenora “Doll” Carter Dies Suddenly

Lenora “Doll” Carter

Lenora “Doll” Carter at the 2010 - 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards


Houston Forward Times Newspaper announces that the CEO and Publisher, Lenora “Doll” Carter, who guided the newspaper since 1971, died suddenly on Saturday, April 10th at her home. On Friday, April 16th the body will lie in state starting at 12 Noon at Holman Street Baptist Church, 3501 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004 with a celebration to be held Friday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 17th at Holman Street Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Houston Forward Times Newspaper, the South’s Largest Independently Owned and Published African-American newspaper was founded in January1960, by her late husband, Julius Carter, at which time Mrs. Carter served as General Manager and Advertising Director. After Julius’ death in 1971, Mrs. Carter became Publisher and CEO of the company.

Lenora Carter was born in Corrigan, Texas. She is currently married to James McDaniel and is the mother of two daughters, Constance Carter and Karen Carter Richards. She has three grandchildren – Jesse Frazier, II, Chelsea White, and Nykayla Richards. She graduated from McNary High School in McNary, Arizona and attended Arizona State University majoring in Business Administration.

Mrs. Carter is a member of Eta Phi Beta Sorority-XI Chapter, National Association of Market Developers, National Women of Achievement, National Newspaper Publishers Association, Texas Press Association, Greater Houston Partnership, and serves on the Board of Directors of Amalgamated Publishers, Inc. For the last seven years she served as Treasurer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) as well a member of the Board of Directors and previously served as Secretary of NNPA. She served on the Board of Directors of Riverside National Bank, Riverside General Hospital, Eliza Johnson Home for the Aged, Society for Performing Arts, Independent State Bank, UNCF and YMCA. She was an active member of Holman Street Baptist Church where Rev. Manson Johnson is Pastor.

Mrs. Carter’s accomplishments have earned her numerous awards: Publisher of the Year (NNPA), NAACP Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award, Black Women in Journalism for Outstanding Accomplishment and Achievement in the Communication Industry (Pioneer Award), Alma Newsom Vision Award, NAMD Emphasis Award, Houston Medical Forum Recognition Award, Robert S. Abbott Award, Anheuser Busch W.I.S.E. Award for Outstanding Achievement as Publisher & Community Leader, Fred D. Patterson Leadership Award, Illustrious Potentate’s Distinguished Service Award Doric Temple #76, Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Outstanding Leadership, National Association of Media Women, United Fund Outstanding Achievement in Media, Challenge of Change, Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Houston League of Business and Professional Women in Achievements, Eta Phi Beta Outstanding Leadership, St. Joseph Volunteer Service Award, Texas State Teachers Association Dedicated Service Award, San Jacinto Girl Scout Merit Award, TSU Tennis Club Leadership Award. She was recently awarded the NAACP Image Award, the Toombs-Brown Award from Professional Black Women’s Enterprise, Inc., and the “Pace Setter” Award from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Sigma Chapter and received the 2002 National Council of Negro Women Pacesetters Award.

The services are under the direction of McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home located at 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston Texas 77021, 713-659-7618.

For additional information, please call Judy Foston of Foston International at 832-595-2544.

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