Empower Magazine pays tribute to the life of Cicely Tyson

Before there was #BlackExcellence, there was Cicely Tyson. Diminutive in stature, Tyson was a powerhouse actress and advocate for civil rights, who embodied an incomparable mix of grace and dignity. She found her passion and purpose through the artistry she brought to life onscreen throughout the whole of her career, withholding nothing. A native of […]

Houston chef shares tips for business success in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Marcus Barnes began cooking out of necessity as a 6-year-old boy raised by a single-mother who worked long hours to ensure he and his three siblings were cared for. He describes the motivation for cooking his first meal in simple terms. “As the oldest, we were all hungry, so I began mimicking my mother and […]

Black History Month profile: Local brothers publish interactive book to empower youth

Empower Magazine kicks off Black History Month with a profile on two local brothers who have created an innovative educational tool to inspire and empower African-American youth to follow their dreams. Missouri City residents, Shane and Nigel Mushambi, are no strangers to success. The enterprising siblings successfully launched 2 Bros in the Kitchen, a business […]