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Black people occupy a place between hope and despair. We hope our nation will keep its promises – that all people are created equal, that justice is both blind and fair, that truth matters, that there is integrity. We struggle against the imperfections, the racism that is baked in the cake called the United States. We fight to rectify historical wrongs, we pass laws to soften the sting of predatory capitalism. But we despair when we continue to see police killings of unarmed Black people when we tolerate a “leader� who would prefer a lie to the truth when more than 200,000 have died from COVID, and the “leader� won’t bother to wear a mask. No wonder that Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, said, “I have no faith in the legal system.� Charles Booker (D), a member of the Kentucky state legislature, said, “Justice failed us.� How can Black people have faith in a system that minimizes our lives and our value? The roll is too long to call, but besides Breonna, there re others – Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, George Floyd. Cellphone recordings make it easier for us to see some of this


police misconduct. There is a straight line between the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision of 1854, the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws of the twentieth century, and the police massacres that have happened in the twenty-first century. The Breonna Taylor case is especially egregious. Police used a battering ram to enter a home in the middle of the night. According to most witnesses, they did not announce themselves. Breonna’s boyfriend, thinking someone had broken into their home, shot, hitting a police officer in the leg. They responded with more than 20 rounds of ammunition, hitting Breonna at least six times. She died. It took more than six months for the Attorney General to convene a grand jury, and the grand jury indicted none of the three police officers who executed the no-knock warrant. The grand jury indicted one for shooting into a white neighbor’s house. They shot into a Black neighbor’s house, too, but no one has been indicted for that. The grand jury seems to have ignored discrepancies in the incident report, which no one can explain. No wonder Tamika Palmer says she has no faith in the justice system. No wonder soo many other Black people look askance at the so-called justice system,

which means “just us.� The racism embedded in the criminal justice system erodes any faith we had in it. We are used to Black death. After all, thousands of us were lynched, and no one ever paid the price. Black Wall Street was destroyed and the only people arrested were some of the Black people who were victims of a rabid mob. Some faith in our system, even with its flaws, is central to the operation of our democracy. If we don’t believe in our institutions, we won’t respect them. That’s why we exist hope and despair, hoping our country will keep its promises, despairing that it cannot, or will not, make an effort. The current President has spent his entire presidency undermining our nation’s institutions. He has undermined scientists, run roughshod over environmental regulations, flaunted every rule, and used our Treasury as a personal profit center. But the worse thing he has done recently is undermine our electoral system by indicating that if he does not win the election, it is because the election is rigged. He has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power unless he likes the results, and has suggested that mail balloting is fraudulent. He has repeated the allegations of is “widesee BROKEN FAITH, page 6



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I was talking with a friend this week about a loved one who is going through some significant trials. This young man has grown up without his mother and as a result, he has been angry and acted out because of his feelings. He has taken his anger out on his family and will not comply with their rules.

“Shine, and the Titanic” pre-dates the term “spoken word” and was better known as signifying. The recitation is not as famous as Rudy Ray Moore’s rendition of “The Signifying Monkey. However, “Shine, and the Titanic” is much deeper in content and construct.

We are now more than six months into a global pandemic never before experienced in modern society. Our federal government must step up to support our families and communities through such uncertain turmoil. Additionally, it has now been more than four months since the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act.






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MY TRUTH by Cheryl Smith, Publisher

Heavy Sigh! Jonathan Price has become another hashtag. I listened to his mother’s cries and my heart felt heavy. We’ve heard the cries too many times. TOO MANY! Which brings me to my truth. According to reports, an altercation between a man and woman occurred in Wolfe City, Texas, north of Dallas, and Mr. Price intervened, attempting to diffuse the situation. Shaun Lucas, a 22-year-old police officer who has been on the job less than a year, arrived on the scene and the result; another Black man is dead. Many agree that Mr. Wright did nothing that warranted him being killed. Atty. Lee Merritt wrote on social media, “When police arrived, I’m told, he raised his hands and attempted to explain what was going on. Police fired tasers at him and when his body convulsed from the electrical current, they ‘perceived a threat’ and shot him to death.” Mr. Merritt wants the video released. Mr. Price’s cousin appeared on KHVN-AM’s Community Forum with Robert Ashley and I had the privilege of co-hosting the show and talking with the grieving family member. I could hear the pain in Terrance Wright’s voice as he talked about the Jonathan Price he knew and loved. “It doesn’t make any sense,” October 8, 2020

there’s something for everyone to do. Rather than look to others, or criticize what others are doing, we each need to be doing all we can, because should we ever find ourselves in need of support; we’ll never be alone. Celebrating the life of Jonathan Price Public Visitation Love & Integrity Funeral Service Friday, October 9, 2020 10a-6p Homegoing Celebration Wolfe City High School Football Field at Saturday, October 10, 2020, 11a said Mr. Wright. “Jonathan was loved. He was a good man. He loved everybody. He loved kids and wanted kids to be like him.” Mr. Wright’s voice cracked as he talked about a date that was on his cousin’s calendar. Their grandmother was celebrating a birthday and Mr. Wright was taking her out for a special birthday celebration. No one in the family is celebrating right now. But people have taken to the streets once again. And yes, the officer has been arrested and charged with murder. Still no celebrating, because guess what? The Wright family is planning a funeral for a 31-year-old man who many


referred to as a “hometown hero.” A city employee and trainer, Mr. Wright did not deserve to die. He joins a long list of men and women and murdered and his mom, Ms. Marcella Louis, joins an equally long list of mothers who know a pain they wouldn’t wish on anyone else. Despite the pain and stressful times that we are dealing with, we must all remain focused and vigilant. We must persevere. We must pray, march and challenge. Yes, we will get tired and we will get frustrated; but we must keep the pressure on. We must keep stressing that Black Lives Matter. We must vote. Oh there is so much we must do and


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I was talking with a friend this week about a loved one who is going through some significant trials. This young man has grown up without his mother and as a result, he has been angry and acted out because of his feelings. He has taken his anger out on his family and will not comply with their rules. I told my friend that it is sad that because he feels rejected, he is doing the same thing to those who love him and are trying to care for him. I know rejection well. I was bullied profusely as a child. There were a group of girls that would not include me during recess in elementary school and found this game fun. While they laughed at excluding me, they were not aware of the impact their behavior had on me. This pain was difficult, and I experienced it in other areas of my

life. I was able to heal from those mean-spirited words and actions I received, and it is not to say it does not hurt when it happens now. Recently, I went through an experience in which I was belittled because of my education. I would be dishonest if I said it was not baffling and painful to have someone disregard you without knowing you. It made me more sensitive to my words and how I make others feel because I know what it feels like. For many of us, when we experience rejection, it is not that easy to turn it into a learning experience or a moment of self-reflection. Often, it is a pain that becomes rooted in our spirit and if we are not careful, the root begins to blossom into other emotions such as anger, bitterness, depression, and isolation. When we think about it, those who act out are just responding to someone who did the same thing to them. It is true, hurt people hurt people. When we act out of our flesh, the consequences are

severe. Galatians 5:16-24 reminds us that walking by the Spirit means that we are in proximity to God and God’s will for our lives. Verse 17 says, “For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are always in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want…..The acts of the flesh are obvious…”hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition….” We are constantly in a battle over our minds and our emotions. All of us have been wounded and harmed in some way by others either intentionally or indirectly. We must make a conscious decision if we will allow those injuries to keep hurting us and others. It is not easy, but it starts with a decision as simple as what you choose to feed, the pain of your flesh or the power of your possibility? There is a Cherokee legend that says a grandfather was teaching his grandson about life. He says, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is

Broken Faith, from page 2... spread fraud” so frequently that many in his base believe it. He has used racist rhetoric to inflame his base, many of whom are domestic terrorists who travel, armed, from city to city, harassing protestors. Trump does not care about the integrity of institutions. He cares about winning by any means necessary. Republican leaders don’t stand up to his perfidy because they support his results, if not his methods. Do they want to win at the expense of October 8, 2020

our democracy? No faith in the judicial system eroded trust in the electoral progress, but resilient Black people still vote, protest, and legislate, because we must. Our historical memory demands that we resist. Our hope is the young leaders pushing for justice and change, and rejecting this administration’s absurdity. Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an author, economist, and social commentator.



between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside of you and every other person, too.” The boy asks the grandfather innocently, “which wolf will win?” The grandfather said, “The one you feed.” Watch what you eat. Watch what you feed. Watch what you sow. The consequences are generational.

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Shine Darrell, Shine! QUIT PLAYIN’ VINCENT L. HALL The 12th of May was one hell of a day When the news got around To all the seaport towns That the great Titanic was sinking down. “Shine, and the Titanic” pre-dates the term “spoken word” and was better known as signifying. The recitation is not as famous as Rudy Ray Moore’s rendition of “The Signifying Monkey. However, “Shine, and the Titanic” is much deeper in content and construct. Shine was forgotten until last week when one of Donald Trump’s bootlicking, colorized, itinerate Negro preachers tried to get at me on Twitter. It was déjà vu all over again. The words that once emanated from my daddy’s joke album rang out, “Shine, Shine, sit yo’ Black ass down. “Dr.” Darrell Scott, the original eunuch chosen to bear Trump’s cross, was dumb enough to hit back at me. Now, granted, I could easily be considered the aggressor. He made a statement, and I threw a punch. But in the world of social media, it’s a major faux pas to punch below your level. In other words, you never respond to critics who have a fraction of your fan base. This fool has 200,000 followers, and less than 2,000 follow me. “Dr.” Darrell aka King Conk, October 8, 2020

has no doctoral degree. The “honorary” citation is said to come from an unaccredited college with questionable standing. “Dr.” Darrell is the listless lackey assigned with bringing Black preachers into Trump’s wheelhouse. The ill-fated introduction was promoted as an endorsement and stirred controversy. Trump is an insult to the history of Black theology. Period!

few thousand they rake in costs African-Americans billions of dollars in policies and practice. “Dr.” Darrell has been castigated rather thoroughly but apparently has no other means of support. He dons the proverbial red captain’s jacket and posits himself on the White House grass. Scott is Trump’s leading “Lawn Jockey” now that the Trumpism killed Herman

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“Shine, Shine, sit yo’ Black ass down.” For all of your efforts to steer Blacks toward Trump, you deserve to sink with your Commander and his ship! And by the way, Eunuchs don’t “deeze!” Silly Negro! Trump wanted to legitimize his racism, so he rented this Negro. The 14th Amendment ended slavery but said nothing about leasing. Scores of shameless Black men like Injustice Clearance Thomas, Uncle Ben Carson, and others sell their souls for “thirty shekels.” Unfortunately, every


Cain. Shine was always made to sound like a silly shiftless ship-hand in the prose, but I understand his wisdom as the years grow on. When the Titanic set out in April of 1912, Negroes were not allowed onboard the luxury liner, except as


workers. Shine was among that fortunate or fateful few. The “Disaster Song Tradition” webpage explanation is more succinct than any this pen could concoct. “Shine, an old Black stoker on the Titanic, who repeatedly warns the white captain of the impending disaster and is ignored and insulted. Throughout the song, Shine humbly gives updates on the sinking ship. In his heroism, Shine refuses money from millionaires, sexual favors from white women, and finally abandons the ship and manages to swim to shore. He is found drinking in a New York bar when news of the Titanic‘s demise arrives. His advice – “get your ass in the water and swim like me.” “Dr.” Darrell ain’t as shrewd as Shine. Shine never professed to be a man of the cloth, a friend to the president, or a Black intellectual. But Shine had enough sense to know when to abandon ship. This weakbacked, pitiful excuse for a man known as “Dr.” Darrell will drown on Trump’s Titanic. “Shine, Shine, sit yo’ Black ass down.” For all of your efforts to steer Blacks toward Trump, you deserve to sink with your Commander and his ship! And by the way, Eunuchs don’t “deeze!” Silly Negro! p.s. Calling out Black preachers is usually off limits for me. “Dr.” Darrell forfeited his Black card! Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist, and award-winning columnist.




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FIGHT FOR COVID-19 RELIEF By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

We are now more than six months into a global pandemic never before experienced in modern society. Our federal government must step up to support our families and communities through such uncertain turmoil. Additionally, it has now been more than four months since the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, a critical $3.4 trillion stimulus package that the Senate has failed to act upon. Nevertheless, House Democrats and I have continued our fight for such federal relief, and this week, we have released an updated Heroes Act to demonstrate our absolute commitment to negotiating for a final stimulus package. All of our constituents, communities, and local municipalities are depending on us to deliver this assistance that is so desperately needed. We must have another stimulus package, as it is essential to protect the financial security and avert many catastrophes for our schools, local governments, education systems, small businesses, restaurants, and regional industries. We must deliver housing assistance, preserve health coverage, ensure worker safety, protect payrolls, and much more to keep our AmeriOctober 8, 2020

cessful Payroll Support Program to keep airline industry workers paid. • More funds to bolster education and childcare, with $225 billion for education – including $182 billion for K12 schools and nearly $39 billion for postsecondary education – and $57 billion to support childcare for families.

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can economy afloat amid this global pandemic. We must support public health and invest in the research, development, and distribution of vaccines and treatments to fight this virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans to this very day. I am adamant that any forthcoming coronavirus relief bill must address the priorities for my district to help eliminate pain and suffering. This would include emergency funding to resources for affordable housing and homelessness prevention. Any final package must include emergency rental assistance and a


national, uniform moratorium to prevent evictions. If this bill is signed into law: Some of the proposed legislation would include: • Strong support for small businesses, by improving the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to serve the smallest businesses and struggling non-profits, providing hard-hit businesses with second loans, and delivering targeted assistance for the struggling restaurant industry and independent live venue operators. • Additional assistance for airline industry workers, extending the highly suc-


Specifically, for state and local governments within the 30th Congressional District: • Cedar Hill: $11,420,673 • City of Dallas: $465,749,005 • Dallas County: $700,633,318 • DeSoto: $13,989,339 • Duncanville: $9,276,424 • Glenn Heights: $3,122,463 • Hutchins: $1,350,082 • Lancaster: $9,303,054 • Wilmer: $1,123,144 Our teachers, firefighters, health professionals, and public servants have been on the front lines throughout this pandemic and have made tremendous sacrifices. Their tireless work demands that our Congress responds with the assistance so desperately needed throughout our nation. It is my hope that the Senate will take up this timely legislation. To those wishing to voice their support of the bill please write, call, or email your Senators. myimessenger.com

Texas Rangers arrest Wolfe City officer on murder charge after fatal shooting "This story is being reprinted in Texas Metro News as part of a partnership with The Dallas Morning News."

By DANA BRANHAM Staff Writer

Editor’s Note: In an interview with Host Robert Ashley and TMN Publisher Cheryl Smith, Monday on KHVN’s Community Forum, Terrance Wright talked about his cousin, Jonathan Price and how the family is devastated. Download the KHVN app to hear the full interview. The officer, Shaun Lucas, was booked Monday into the Hunt County Jail. The Texas Rangers have arrested a Wolfe City police officer on a charge of murder after the officer fatally shot a man Saturday, authorities said. The officer, 22-year-old Shaun Lucas, was booked Monday into

Shaun David Lucas


the Hunt County Jail. Jail records show his bail was set at $1 million. A statement from the Texas Rangers, sent in an email by Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel, said Lucas fatally shot 31-year-old Jonathan Price while responding to a disturbance call about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Santa Fe Street in Wolfe City, about 70 miles northeast of Dallas. At some point, Lucas tried to detain Price, according to the Texas Rangers. Price “resisted in a non-threatening posture and began walking away.” Then, Lucas deployed his Taser and shot Price with his service weapon, authorities said.

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Jonathan Price

Price was taken to Hunt Regional Hospital, where he died. The Texas Rangers’ preliminary investigation found that “the actions of Officer Lucas were not objectionably reasonable,” and the department decided to charge him with murder. It was unclear whether Lucas had an attorney. Price’s family has said he was trying to break up a fight when he was shot, according to KXAS-TV (NBC5). A brief statement on the city’s Facebook page Sunday morning offered no details but said an officer had been placed on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate. Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told the Greenville Herald-Banner that no Hunt County deputies were involved in the shooting, adding that his department was helping with the investigation of the shooting.


Dana Branham, Breaking news reporter. Dana is a reporter at The Dallas Morning News covering crime and breaking news. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied journalism. Before coming to The News in 2018, Dana interned at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Tulsa World. dana .branham@dallasnews.com danabranham Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Engagement reporter. Nataly is the lead writer on Curious Texas. She is a D-FW native with a B.A. in emerging media and communication from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.S. in journalism from the University of Southern California. She also likes art, a lot. nataly.keomoungkhoun@ dallasnews.com @natalykeo October 8, 2020

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Mayor announces efforts to end violence By ALLANA J. BAREFIELD OAK CLIFF, TX- Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said he’s had enough of the hashtags and the cries of people who lost loved ones to violence. Standing in front of South Oak Cliff (SOC) High School Monday, where large photos of deceased Black men and women were featured, the mayor discussed public safety initiatives and announced that the

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City of Dallas and Dallas Independent School District has partnered together to support four of the mayor’s task forces to make Dallas a safer place. Joined by DISD Trustee Maxie Johnson, SOC principal Dr. Willie Johnson, co-chair and member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Safe Communities Rene Martinez and Derrick Battie; Johnson said it’s not just about law enforcement and the justice system being fair but it’s

about the community looking out for one another. “In my time as mayor, I’ve come to understand that our city needs to do more, much more to focus on the priorities of the people of Dallas,” Johnson said. “Public safety must come first.” The mayor’s task forces will be prioritizing areas geographically to make the most impact. The City of Dallas has allocated nearly $4.5 million in the budget that will go to three of the four task force recommendations. $1.7 million to focus on lighting, vacant parking lots and abandon buildings, while violence interruption programs will be allotted $800,000. Acknowledging that 465 kids were employed from the Dallas summer’s job program and that was the highest number from previous years, Johnson said the budget allows for $500,000 towards youth services in the city.

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Mayor Eric Johnson and Trustee Maxie Johnson in background. Photo courtesy: Allana J. Barefield

In light of The New York Times report stating that Dallas has the highest murder rate for a major city in Texas, the mayor said, “Violent crime remains unacceptably high in our city.” With the emphasis placed on the work of the task forces, however, the future looks optimistic for Dallas residents. “Today is an occasion to celebrate, we are no doubt, still far from where we need to be.”

Biggers gives back through Art By ALLANA J. BAREFIELD Staff Writer The power of art can spark conversations and initiate change and that’s just what artist Jeremy Biggers wants as he uses his experiences to inform the world on what is it like to be in his shoes. The graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts grew up in South Dallas and became involved with art at a young myimessenger.com

age, developing a passion for photography, graphic design, and film making. Over the years, Biggers has acquired partnerships with companies such as Nike, McDonald’s, Cheetos and Paramount Pictures and he has painted many icons including, Martin Luther King Jr., Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali, and Beyoncé. Through Biggers’ work, he said he wants to remind his viewers to never be complacent and to keep accomplishing their goals.

“I hope that my work resonates and establishes trust with the viewer, allowing a sincere conversation to begin and perhaps inspiring the viewer to discover something about themselves while gaining a new perspective,” Biggers said. Biggers’ work can be found on his Instagram account, “Stemandthorn,” and his website. Two of his popular murals are of rapper Nipsey Hussle, that can be seen at Glendale Shopping Center, or singer Selena, also in Oak Cliff.


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Vice President hopeful’s husband visits with Church First Ladies during Texas trip

Atty Doug Emhoff talked about issues and his support of his wife, Sen. Kamala Harris with First Ladies of Dallas area churches. Pictured are: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who introduced him, Friendship-West Baptist Church’s Debra Peek-Haynes, New Mount Zion Baptist Church’s Ruth C. Brown and Concord Church’s Stephanie Carter who were among the First Ladies attending.



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Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the 15th Anniversary of DanceAfrica with a virtual cultural tradition to touch your soul. Washington, D.C. based Step Afrika! will make you move with the African American art of Stepping and Dallas’ Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be featured as guest artists alongside DBDT, DBDT: Encore!, and DBDT academy ensembles. The dozens of dancers will be joined virtually by the awardwinning DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir singing melodic and inspiring songs that capture the spirit of the African tradition. DanceAfrica will make the Dallas Arts District their stage, performing in different outdoor venues of the district. DanceAfrica 2020 is cosponsored by MUFG Union Bank and UPS and is also supported by Central Market. Step Afrika! performed in Dallas during the 2018 DanceAfrica series for two sold-out shows. DFW area October 8, 2020

residents who could not get a seat to the performance in 2018 will now have the opportunity to experience a virtual performance. Step Afrika! Founder and Executive Director C. Brian Williams learned to step as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Howard University in 1989. After living in Africa, he began to research stepping and discovered it draws movements from African dances. Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble spreads its mission throughout the DFW metroplex to foster a greater understanding and respect for African and African Diaspora related music, dance and culture. A special treat will include performances by the DanceAfrica Elders and a Dallas Black Dance Theatre Choir. DANCEAFRICA VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE DETAILS Saturday, October 10, 2020 Virtual Performance starts at 7:00 pm CDT/ 8:00 pm EST


DANCEAFRICA VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE The annual outdoor DanceAfrica Marketplace and Festival will become a DanceAfrica Virtual Marketplace, October 1 through October 31, 2020. The vendors that used to have booths lined up outside in Annette Strauss Square, will now have virtual space on the Dallas Black Dance Theatre website. People will be able to connect to vendor online stores directly from the DBDT website. For details on becoming a virtual marketplace vendor visit https://dbdt.com/ donations/danceafricavendor-application/ DANCEAFRICA ONLINE ART CONTEST In lieu of the annual outdoor festival with arts and crafts stations for children, the virtual DanceAfrica is hosting an online African inspired KUUMBA (creativity) art contest. There will be three levels for kids, teens and adults. The three winners will receive a free link to the DanceAfrica performance and their artwork will be unveiled during the live virtual Saturday night performance, October 10, 2020. For contest details visit http://dbdt.com/seasoncalendar/danceafrica-artcontest/


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The presidential election on Nov. 3 is less than a month away and the effort to get voters out to the polls and Shay Wyrick-Cathey, state Democratic executive committeewoman for District 23, wants everyone to have a plan. Coming from a politically active family, WyrickCathey says she knows that voters could be hesitant to go to the polls because of COVID-19. “We have to get them off the fence, they can’t be on the fence, they have to vote,” she said. “Now is about figuring out the safest way for you to exercise your right to vote.” She said she knows that this is a very important election and voters can’t and shouldn’t be intimidated. “If you’re voting in person, figure out which early voting location you want to go to and what time, bring water if there’s going to be a long line,” Wyrick-Cathey said, adding that planning out their day to vote is the same as when planning a doctor’s visit. She wants everyone to strategize and plan carefully. “Not voting is not an option.” myimessenger.com



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Democrat for the 95th State Civil District Court My name is Judge Monica Purdy. I am a lifelong Democrat and I am running for the 95th State Civil District Court in Dallas County. With the 2020 General election less than 30 days away, I want to take this opportunity to tell you why I am running for this bench, illustrate the differences between my qualifications and judicial experience compared to that of my Republican opponent and remind you how critical it is to exercise your right to vote. WHY I AM RUNNING I am running for the 95th State Civil District Court to ensure justice is served in every case that comes before the court and to guarantee both plaintiffs and defendants have their day in court. Whether it is breach of contract, personal injury, property damage, defamation or other type of civil case, you can rest assured that I will continue to mete out jus-

tice impartially and preside with the integrity and judicial temperament you expect from your elected judges. EXPERIENCE MATTERS I have been practicing law for more than 27 years, with 20 of those years in civil litigation including the latter 10 YEARS AS A JUDGE. I currently serve as an Associate Judge supporting seven of the 13 State Civil District Courts. I have served you in this role since my unanimous appointment in 2013 by the then-elected presiding civil judges. Since my appointment, I have consistently received amongst the highest ratings, being ranked as one of the “top three” civil judges in the yearly judicial evaluation poll, evaluating judicial performance, conducted by the Dallas Bar Association of lawyers appearing before my court. After seven years of proudly working for the citizens of Dallas County as an

Associate Judge and three years prior as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Dallas, I decided the time is NOW to serve you and affect change in our Civil Courts at the next level as an elected judge. As an Associate Judge, I currently handle several of the day-to-day duties of an elected judge including but not limited to presiding over hearings on a range of motions, injunctions, temporary restraining orders, discovery disputes and both jury and bench trials. My extensive knowledge of the law and critical decision-making

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skills have already been put to the test over the past decade and now I want to put that judicial experience to work for you in a designated court. JOURNEY TO THE BENCH I am a native of Tampa, Florida, and a proud product of not one, but two, historically black colleges and universities — Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as a global leader in the education of women of African descent, where I earned my undergraduate degree, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where I earned my law degree. While at Thurgood Marshall, I was a member of Law Review and began my lemyimessenger.com

gal career at the Houston office of a national law firm collecting various governmental receivables. Building a practice focused on civil litigation and bankruptcy matters, I relocated to the firm’s Dallas office and was later promoted to partner. In this role, I assisted with various municipalities and other public agencies in the recovery of property taxes and related revenue, and successfully represented these governmental clients, which also included Dallas County, in a number of cases heard in jurisdictions across the United States. In 2004, to accommodate the needs of my growing family, I opened and built a private law practice in Dallas, primarily serving as regional counsel for Fortune 500 clients in litigation and collection disputes before state and federal courts. In 2010, I was

appointed as Associate Judge for the City of Dallas, a position that allowed me to maintain a private practice while performing significant duties in the enforcement of the city’s laws and ordinances. ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY A staunch advocate for education, I helped develop the Legal Studies Department curriculum for Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas, where I previously taught as an adjunct professor. I have served the community as President of the J.L. Turner Legal Association; Regional Director for the National Bar Association and conducted countless community voter

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engagement seminars. I am a member of Alpha Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Trinity (TX) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, and last but certainly not least, I am married to a wonderful, supportive husband and we have two amazing children. YOUR VOTE, YOUR VOICE Today, our nation is divided more than we have ever witnessed in the 21st century. The disparities minorities and women continue to endure in the workplace and in our educational and justice systems are unacceptable and serve as a reminder that although we have come

a long way, there is still much work to be done. That is why now, more than ever, it is important to make your voice heard at the ballot box. To have a seat at the table when decisions are being made that may impact the quality of life for you, your loved ones and for generations to come, I encourage you to exercise your right to vote. YOU have the power to make a difference in your community by electing leaders who represent the interests of ALL citizens. Whether you vote early, by mail or in person on Election Day, please do so safely by wearing a face mask and practice social distancing, then VOTE DEMOCRAT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BALLOT and look for my name, JUDGE MONICA PURDY.

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In the Netflix movie WELCOME TO SUDDEN DEATH Michael Jai White plays an arena security guard who is trying to adjust to civilian life after being a special ops soldier in the Middle East. Apparently there’s not much work for a Bad A dude who specializes in killing enemy terrorists. Jesse (White) is a family

napped when she sees some security guards being killed in a private restroom. So Jesse has to get his daugher back safely while defusing all of the bombs which are set to explode at the end of the game. Comedian Gary Owen is the comic relief in the movie. He plays a janitor who helps Jesse get access to little known areas in the arena. He’s a one trick pony though who seems to be more interested in free snacks than saving the arena. With the mission of saving the hostages and getting his

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man with a loving supportive wife and two kids, a boy and a girl; who rarely see their dad because of the long hours he puts in at the arena. He tries to make it up to the kids by taking them to opening night at the arena for the local professional basketball game. At the game a group of terrorists arrive at the arena disguised as a team of IT workers and immediately get to work wiring every exit at the arena with explosive devices. The leader of the group, Alpha, also takes over a VIP suite with the governor, mayor and a billionaire supporter of the arena. Jesse’s daughter is also kidmyimessenger.com

daughter back Jesse goes through the bad guys like a hot knife through butter. All of the fight scenes, while well choreographed, are pretty much oneisided. Michael Jai White really could have used some support in this film, beginning with some better writers. BTW, Sudden Death is a football term. That expression is not used in basketball. The movie has a run time of 1 hour and 20 minutes and is rated R. On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” I’ll rate WELCOME TO SUDDEN DEATH a MEDIUM.


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By ALLANA J. BAREFIELD Staff Writer The Dallas County Elections Department has received $15 million from the Center for Tech and Civic Life, to help with resources within the department and increase employees to help with the presidential election on Nov. 3. Since COVID-19, the Elections Department will be facing more challenges when October 8, 2020

it comes to voters wanting to feel safe as they cast their vote. “With these additional resources, our team can amplify their efforts to communicate safe voting protocols and opportunities to the public,� said Toni Pippins-Poole, elections administrator for Dallas County. There will be an increase in the sanitization of the voting equipment and the department will be purchasing additional mail ballot sorting equipment.


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Big Mama voted against Jim Crow.

We only have a pandemic! What is the problem? THE BLACK CARD BY TERRY ALLEN

As a young child, with my siblings, we lived in a house built by my grandfather and grandmother. My grandfather died when my mom was six years old, but Big Mama raised us all in a house filled with fun, laughter, food and learning. Although we were the first people to have color TV on the block, we still lived under Big Mama’s back and front porch protocol. Yes, we gathered on the porch and shared community information under Big Mama’s lead. She always got excited when a person of color was running for office or planning to go vote. Voting became the top conversation on the back porch. I am not the only family historian. All my siblings will break silences on our family stories. I AM JUST writing a history of how my grandmother and other Black women managed to vote. I observed an entire social movement on Big Mama’s back porch. First of All, born in 1906, Big Mama’s life also included a time when women could not vote or even think of holding a position of leadership. I smile at that because while the Black women did not have certain rights; they were the true leamyimessenger.com

ders of the community since we landed on this soil. But this story about Big Mama’s journey to vote is mine alone. Where did my grandmother do on Election Day? The women in the community gathered in the church and there was deep discussion about

The women would decide that no men, young or old, would go to the polls. At the end of all that planning and storytelling, they would pray. They would wail and moan. They walked with God and the Bible in one hand as well as fear and trembling on

the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes and the actions the supremacists group took against them in the past. Then they decided who would drive, what would be worn to the polls and who would stay behind to get anyone out of jail. The women shared stories of the men who were jailed and lynched when they tried to vote.

the other hand. I found out that Big Mama and many of the ladies in the group went through hell each time and on hundreds of occasions they were not allowed to vote. Yet they showed up every time without fail to exercise that right. My grandmother was part of a “NEGRO intrusion” that threatened to circumvent


the supremacy of white citizens every year during my mama’s and my childhood. Black voters were intimidated and physically harmed trying to vote by GOOD old Jim Crow protocol including city ordinances, opposition covenants and unlawful rules. Every strategy about Black women voting in the Jim Crow South showcased community savvy. I was too young to understand but I was old enough to see the fear and anxiety Big Mama eyes. I will vote today because I can recall those voting days Big Mama and other Black women persevered to cast a vote. Today, Big Mama would say, “We only have one drop-off location in the County? No problem ladies grab the station wagons, the Bible and let’s go.” For her, it would be a piece of cake. I cannot imagine not voting. It would dishonor her memory and her struggle. I’m voting because it’s my duty and responsibility to the memories of the powerful Black women who lived and died so that we could vote. Big Mama, I am going to load up the van because “aint nothing going to turn me around” not even a pandemic and an anti-vote strategy. Amen! Terry Allen is a multi-media journalist and board member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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During an unprecedented time when the world truly must come together as one, Sonia Manzano, spent time in my studio to share from her new book. Her most recent post-retirement project, A World Together, after 40 years as a featured and beloved character, Maria, on Sesame Street. I say retirement, Sonia corrected me, and she says “her third act.” Manzano is a first-generation mainland Puerto Rican, raised in the South Bronx. In the early 1970s a scholarship took her to Carnegie Mellon University, where she participated in the creation of the hit Broadway show “Godspell.” From there she went on to affect the lives of millions of children and parents when she created the role of Maria. Manzano has received

15 Emmys for staff writing “Sesame Street,” the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. In 2016, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Sonia Manzano’s book, A World Together (in partnership with National Geographic Kids) shares her lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world — including Thailand, Egypt, France, the U.S. and countless more — also explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity. Kids will see how people around the world look, dress and spend their day, and learn that what we enjoy and value

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— friends, family, food, play — may sometimes look different, but deep down are the same wherever you go. VBS: Sonia, welcome! Before your new book news, you spent 40 years as Maria on Sesame Street. What an accomplishment, any advice for my audience? SM: I felt creative after my time on Sesame Street. I still have that need to be creative and I was inspired by Frank McCourt who wrote Angela’s

Ashes. I still think there is much to be in the third act (as I call it) of life. I would inspire others who are post retirement, spend your time with things and people you love. Time is precious, don’t waste another moment. VBS: Great inspiration! You have a new book; A World Together, with the world premier visual content creator, National Geographic. SM: This book, A World Together, is a partnership. Laurie Epstein was the photo editor, I was responsible for the words and I wanted to illustrate with words that all people are the same of humanity. I’m hoping that kids look at the photographs and hear the words and feel ‘I’m just like that”……we are …….’” Sonia Manzano’s complete interview… YouTube.com/valderbeebeshow : Broadcasting to a national & global audience: ValdeBeebeShow.com ; SoundCloud.com/valderbeebeshow ; KKVI FM Radio, Streaming TV, Social Media, Print Publications (IMESSENGERS, Texas Metro News, and Garland Journal News).

DeSoto ISD administrator Deidre Hannible named Deputy Chief Academic Officer

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Congratulations are in with state distinctions. order for district campus As an educational leader administrator Deidre Hanwith almost 20 years of exnible who has been named perience serving students, Deputy Chief Academic Ofteachers, and families, Hanficer for DeSoto ISD. nible’s career has included a Hannible is an alumnus focus to develop, train, and of the University of North implement curriculum and Texas and Prairie View researched-based best pracA&M University, and holds tices to enhance student masters degrees in Eduand teacher achievement. cational Leadership and Current East Middle Counseling. Before being School Assistant Principal Deidre Hannible appointed principal at East Travis Anderson will assume Middle School, she was the the role of Interim Principal principal at Woodridge Elementary in the campus from a near improvement at EMS until the district appoints a perDeSoto ISD. During her tenure, she led required campus rating, to a campus manent leader.

If your child missed credits or wants to earn accelerated course credit, then Dallas Independent School District is offering an Evening Academy that begins this week. The Academy will give students an opportunity to earn credits in the areas of Spanish, Social Studies, Math, English and select electives. “Dallas ISD’s Evening Academy allows students the opportunity to graduate on time when they have fallen behind in their coursework,” said Erlene Williams, manager of student initiatives. “It is offered outside of the traditional school hours, so students who are unable to complete course-work during the day are afforded the opportunity to earn or regain credits.” Classes will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, virtually from 6 to 8 p.m. For More Information: Email their campus counselor or Erlene Williams at marcwilliams@dallasisd.org

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Fair In The Air at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas 4-9 pm. This Fair Day is sure to TOP the others! Tickets: reunion2020 State Fair of Texas, enjoy some of the iconic sights and tower.com/things-to-do/general-admission-tickets tastes of the State Fair Friendship-West Presents Spiritual of Texas from the comCare. Hosted by Be Made Whole Counfort of your own home. seling Center. Spiritual Care encourag10 am-9 pm. http:// ing us through difficult times.1:00 pm www.bigtex.com. CDT via Zoom: https://bit.ly/2FhHYYY. Access Code: 856 703 6848. October 7

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Hollywood Live! With Michael “Hollywood” Hernandez and Co-host Shavonda with a “V” Fields, on Hollywoodlive.com. From 2 – 4 pm. Ask Dr. Amerson Show at 11am CST. Dr. Linda discusses healthy hair, scalp talk, and alopecia talk, on FB Live & DfwiRadio. com. Hairandscalpessentials.com.

Drive-Boo Halloween at American Airlines Center 2500 Victory Ave. 6-11:30 pm. Tickets: driveboohalloween.com. Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru at Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave. 10 am – 6 pm. Tickets: bigtex.com/big-tex-fair-food-drive-thru.

The Training Room - Branding Uninterrupted: How To Brand In A Pandemic. Hosted by Hemphill Real Estate Group. Guest Speaker: Tina M. Brown. Online event. Register for free at brand. eventbrite.com Makin’ Money Mondays. Need some financial wisdom? You’re covered. Hosts Kirsten Elise Dunn is a successful social entrepreneur & Jack Waldron, Executive VP at Five Rings. @Wealth Architect Facebook Live Every Monday @11:15am CST!

October 13 Stockyards Coffee Hour, A Virtual Stockyards Coffee Hour with Jim Austin. 9-10 am. Zoom meet up broadcast from the Stockyards Podcast Studio. Reg: http://jimaustinonline. com/events

Bishop Arts Jazz Series the Dallas Zoo Edition. Featuring Tim Bowman and Everette Harp. Gates open 5:30, show starts at 6:30 pm. Dallas Zoo 650 35Fwy. Tickets: Ticketmaster.com.

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Creative Expressions-Vendor and Networking Event at MarSoulJazz Thursdays Under The Stars feat. Natural Change at tin Luther King Recreation Center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. 12-5 813 Sandaga, 813 Exposition Ave. 8:00 pm12:00 am. Enjoy the pm. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com. sounds of Natural Change. Info: email info@sandaga813.com. Everette Harp and Tim Bowman at Bishop Arts Theater CenDallas Duets: An Evening with LaLa J. at On The Levee, 1108 ter, 215 S. Tyler St. Tickets: red.vendini.com/ticket-software. html 7-11:30 pm. Quaker St. 7 pm. Tickets: Eventbrite.com. It’s Not Fair: State Fair Pop-Up at The Rustic, 3656 Howell St. 15th Annual Celebration Virtual Dance Africa Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Special 3-10 pm. Now until 10-13-20. guest artist Step Afrika! Tickets: www. The Importance of dbdt.com 7 pm CST/8 pm EST. HBCUs & Voting, with President Dr. Glenda Glover of Jasper’s Fall Festival, Jasper’s Uptown, 4511 McKinney Ave. Tennessee State Uni- 2-7 pm. Tickets: Eventbrite.com. versity. Moderator October 11 Chelle Wilson. 8 pm EST/7 pm CST. Reg: https//yinyurl.com/ y453usdl. 2020 Juanita Craft Humanitarian Awards Virtual. 2 pm. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Waters. Register: bigtex.com. October 9 Mike Epps Hip Hop Party Streaming Concert. Feat: Rakim, Sunday Happy Hour, NABJ Media Related Task Force, with Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Doug E. Fresh and Greg Nice. host Terry Allen, 5:30 pm CST. Reg: https://bit.ly/2FOlwGG bring your best drink and enjoy the best in online networking! Tickets: http://bit.ly/mikeeppshiphop 6 pm.


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DFM Pumpkin Patch. Get Your Local Texas Pumpkins at Dallas FREE COVID-19 Testing hosted by R&R Naturals Partners with Farmers Market 920 S. Harwood. 10 am-6 pm GoLabUSA at Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 2120 Shots Fired Fundraiser, host Jasmine N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving. 10 am -4 pm. Register: www.ranCrockett at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, drnaturals.com/covid. Info.: www.covidawarenessmonth.com 10751 Luna Rd., Dallas. 8 am. CST. Tick7th Annual Dfw Elite ets: Donorbox.org/shotsfired News Women of Wis. dom Virtual Awards!!! Oct. 8-10 Mistress of Ceremony Cheryl Smith. At 12 A Better You! With Ernestine Sheppm. For tickets: Daryl herd. Hosted by Fit and Faithful Living. Blair 214-641-3295 or Online event. Tickets: www.abetteryou. Sherry Christian 214-417-8729. Musical guest: Titia Owens info/event 10 am. & Project Identity Higher Praise.


Soul Talk Hosted by Denton Black Film Festival, Feat: (Music) Wondaland Art Society’s Nathaniel Irvin, II. Online event, Free. Info: Eventbrite.com.

Pinkston Feeder Pattern Community Conversation. Hosted by Dallas ISD. Online event. Register: www.dallasisd.org/resourcecenters for the Zoom link. 5:30-7 pm.

October 14 Salsa Wednesday at Vidorra by DJ Wander. Hosted by MW Lifestyle and Vidorra Dallas, 2642 Main St. 7-10 pm. Free beginners salsa lesson with Wander and Mahsh! Ask Dr. Amerson Show at 11am CST Dr. Linda discusses healthy hair and scalp talk, and alopecia talk, on FB Live & DfwiRadio.com. Hairandscalpessentials.com.

Oct. 15- Nov.8 My Red Hand My Black Hand, Presented by Cara Mia & Soul Rep Theatre. Streamed auto play. See the preview performance 10-12 at 7:30 pm.- Indigenous People’s Day - For tickets: www. caramiatheatre.org or www.soulrep.org for tickets, more info.

October 15 Tri-Cities NAACP Monthly Meeting. Meeting will take place using the Zoom Conference System. 7 pm. Register: Zoom Meeting ID: 828 5414 3872 Passcode: 6277B

Andrew’s World with host Andrew Whigham III on BlogTalkRadio. com 8 am.-10 am. Sundays Tune in for thought-provoking, enlightening, informative, and entertaining news and commentary. Join the call at 646-200-0459 on AnIn The Middle with Ashley Moss. “Talking about topics that Matter” Join in in Facebook/@TexasMetroNews and BlogTalkRadio.com at 11 am-1 pm. Mondays. Join the conversation call 646-200-0459.

Doc Shep Speaks Show! A fresh perspective, but still entertaining! Welcome to The Doc Shep Speaks Show!!!. Tuesdays at 11 am Live on Facebook/@TexasMetroNews & Blog Talk Radio.com Join the conversation 646-200-0459.

I Was Just Thinking with Norma Adams-Wade “History Class is in Session” Join in on Facebook/@TexasMetroNews and BlogTalkRadio.com at 11 am -1 pm Wednesdays. Join the conversation call 646-200-0459. The Bare Truth with Allana J. Baredierld. “Always Audacious, Accurte and Authentic” On Facebiik/@TexasMetroNews and BlogTalkRadio. at 11 am-1 pm. Thursdays. Join the call at 646200-0459 From Marva with Love with Marva Sneed from11 am -1 pm. CST, Fridays on Facebook Live/@TexasMetroNews, and BlogTalkRadio.com. Call in and join the conversation at 646-200-0459.

A COVID Conversation The Health Injustice. Host Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zoom Webinar 7-8:30 pm. Register: www.DallaAlumnae.org


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