ABC13 Crossroads 10/16/16

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- This week on Crossroads, a look inside domestic violence, honoring African American entrepreneurs who've succeeded in business, and celebrating African Fashion Week Houston.

Segment 1 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The mother of Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins talks about surviving an abusive relationship that almost ended her life. The incident led Sabrina Greenlee to create her own organization called S.M.O.O.T.H, which stands for "Speaking Mentally Outwardly Opening Opportunities Toward Healing." Its goal is to help women and children end the vicious cycle of domestic violence.

Segment 2 - A preview of the 2016 Pinnacle Awards put on by the Greater Houston Black Chamber. It honors African American entrepreneurs who've succeeded in business and made a positive impact on their communities. Guests are Courtney Johnson Rose, Chair of GHBC and Che' McFerrin, Pinnacle Awards Co-chair. For more information on the Oct. 22nd event, visit: www.ghbcc.com/pinnacle or call 713-660-8299.

Segment 3 - Ivy Okoro and Tobe Nwigwe give details on African Fashion Week Houston scheduled for October 20-23. The event is a showcase of African designers and their work. The event also helps raise funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For more information, visit: www.thefose.com

Segment 4 - The Fort Bend County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated celebrates 20 years of service with its annual "Royal Tea and Fashion Show." Fort Bend Chapter President, Elaine Mosely and Tea Event Chair, Shawntell McWilliams, discuss the event and a national organization made up of over 14,000 professional women of color. It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations committed to enriching the lives of African Americans. For more information, visit: www.fortbendcountylinksinc.org