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Weekend Possibilities | KC Summer Brew Fest, Kaw Social and Alvin Brooks at the Zoo

4 – 9 p.m. Charlotte Street Foundation, 3333 Wyoming St., will unveil its new headquarters and arts campus this weekend. Located in a repurposed industrial building, Friday’s grand opening will not only provide guided tours of the facility for collaborative artist incubators, but also feature two exhibitions, “Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be” and “[Phainesthai] Prairie Translations.” RSVP to attend.
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LU's Alvin Brooks scores commitment, adds to coaching staff

Alvin Brooks’ new-look Lamar University men’s basketball team continues to take shape with a commitment from a highly-recruited big man and two new additions to the Cardinals’ coaching staff. Deiman Reyes, a 6-foot-9 native of Columbia, gave a verbal pledge to Lamar late Tuesday night. As a senior, Reyes won...
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Decades later, Alvin Brooks a changed coach at LU

Alvin Brooks considers himself a changed coach since the last time he led a college basketball team. It was nearly three decades ago when Brooks got his first head coaching gig at the University of Houston. He was 33 at the time — one of the youngest coaches in the country.
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Lamar introduces Alvin Brooks as new men's basketball head coach

BEAUMONT, Texas — Although the official release came last week, Lamar University introduced new head coach Alvin Brooks to the alumni, fans and media Wednesday morning with a press conference at the Montagne Center. Following introductions from LU President Dr. Kenneth Evans and Director of Athletics Marco Born, Brooks took...
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LU hires former Cardinal Alvin Brooks as new head basketball coach

BEAUMONT — From Lamar University – Former Houston head coach and 2019 Cardinal Hall of Honor inductee, Alvin Brooks, has been named Lamar University head basketball coach announced Director of Athletics Marco Born Thursday morning. The announcement makes Brooks the 12th head coach in program history, and comes just days after Brooks helped guide Houston to the 2021 NCAA Final Four.
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

UH assistant Alvin Brooks named new head coach at Lamar

INDIANAPOLIS – University of Houston assistant coach Alvin Brooks has been named the new head coach at Lamar, the school announced Thursday. Brooks returns to his alma mater, where he was a two-year starter at point guard from 1979-81 and part of the Cardinals’ Sweet 16 team. “I am excited...
Houston, TXPort Arthur News

Alvin Brooks named Lamar head basketball coach

BEAUMONT — Former Houston head coach and 2019 Cardinal Hall of Honor inductee Alvin Brooks has been named Lamar University head basketball coach, announced Director of Athletics Marco Born Thursday morning. The announcement makes Brooks the 12th head coach in program history, and comes just days after Brooks helped guide...
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Lamar University names former player, Alvin Brooks, as new men's basketball coach

BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar University has named a former Houston head coach and 2019 Cardinal Hall of Honor inductee as the new head coach of the men's basketball team. Alvin Brooks II, who is currently an assistant coach at the University of Houston, was named as the new head coach by Lamar director of athletics Marco Born on Thursday morning according to a news release from the Lamar Athletics Department.
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UH assistant Alvin Brooks named next Lamar basketball coach

When Alvin Brooks returned to Lamar University’s campus as part of the 2019 Cardinal Hall of Honor class, he couldn’t help but ponder the potential of the men’s basketball program. He walked into the 10,000-seat Montagne Center, where banners from Lamar’s Sweet 16 run hang in the rafters. Brooks was...
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Houston-Baylor a family affair for Alvin Brooks and son

INDIANAPOLIS — On Saturday night, somewhere in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Final Four battle lines will be split right down the seam. The Brooks family will be making a fashion statement with T-shirts as much about family pride as they are bragging rights. One side of the...
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In his new memoir, local activist Alvin Brooks reviews his decades of civil rights fights

Alvin Brooks has seen it all. The eighty-eight-year-old Civil Rights activist has been dedicated to the community for decades, including a decade-long stint on city council and a mayoral run in 2007. In his new autobiography, Binding Us Together, Brooks shares stories of his time as a cop in the fifties, his tenure as the first Black head of a city hall department and his time as an elected official. After receiving a personal phone call from an FBI agent, Brooks helped defuse the tension after the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King. Brooks’ long, varied career—he founded the AdHoc Group Against Crime to investigate the unsolved murders of nine black women in the city and was once recognized as one of George H.W. Bush’s 1,000 Points of Light—has given him a unique and deep perspective on the challenges KC faces and how to fix them, all shared in his new memoir. We talked to Brooks about the book and how his work relates to the current push for racial justice.
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Mayor Lucas to hold livestream with Alvin Brooks about new book

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will be speaking with Alvin Brooks in a livestreamed event for Brooks' new book that dives into civil rights work. It starts Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Binding Us Together provides a portrayal of his personal recollections of pivotal moments in...
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Mr. Alvin Brooks Discusses Autobiography With Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

For anyone who really wants to understand the history of urban leadership in Kansas City, this is a worthwhile and essential conversation. Alvin Brooks’ mark on civil rights history in Kansas City – on the city’s history in total – is indelible. Born into poverty and a racist society, he became a trailblazing police officer and detective, city councilman, and mayor pro tem. Amid decades of advocacy for equal rights, violence prevention, and criminal justice, he founded the AdHoc Group Against Crime and chaired the local chapter of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE).
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Alvin Brooks: A Life Of Public Service To Kansas City

Lifelong Kansas City activist Alvin Brooks says ". . . if I've done any good, my life has not been in vain." The former mayor pro tem, councilman, police detective and assistant city manager reveals what he has learned from decades in public service. Maybe waiting until he was 88...
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History & Hope: A conversation with KC legend Alvin Brooks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alvin Brooks has been a leader in Kansas City, Missouri, since becoming one of the city's first Black police officers in the 1950s. After his time in the police department, Brooks would become one of the city’s few Black elected officials and later a civil rights activist for decades.