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Malveaux: “Someone knows who Pookie is!" By Cheryl Smith Cheryl@cherylsmithonline.com

Noted educator and activist Dr. Cornel West calls her “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country," and with good reason. Speaking to a packed house at the Annual Sisterhood Luncheon for the Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Dr. Julianne Malveaux came with a strong message, a challenge and a charge. The response was overwhelming according to chapter president

Barbara Cager and luncheon cochairs Deborah Cuffee and Cynthia Winston. "She was outstanding," said Dr. Cuffee. The president of Bennett C o l l e g e f o r Wo m e n , D r. Malveaux began her speech by addressing an issue that confronted her long before she arrived in the D/FW Metroplex. According to the MIT graduate who became a Delta over 40 years ago, friends questioned her decision to come to the area, despite reports that a serial rapist was targeting members of the sorority living in the area.

Barbara Cager (FWA Chapter President), Deborah Cuffee (Sisterhood Luncheon Chair), Tiffany Kidd (Southwest Regional Representative & Member, Iota Eta Chapter, TCU), Dr. Malveaux, Alexandra Wilson (Iota Eta Chapter President), Cynthia Winston (Sisterhood Luncheon Co-Chair).

statistics, like one in four women have experienced rape

Long-time active Delta sorority member T’Keyah Crystal Keymah is performing her one-woman show, “Don’t Get Me Started,” at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Nov. 11 and 12 in Dallas and she says she heard about the serial rapist and her “heart is broken.” “We are our sister’s keeper,” she said. “We have to be proactive, start karate classes, do something. Somebody knows this guy and somebody knows what he is doing!” Encouraging support of the Violence Against Women Act, Dr. Malveaux cited disturbing

and only one in 16 men who commit rapes will go to prison.

"We must support the act and write our legislators and tell them to support it," said Dr. Malveaux, "We have to say that this (rapes) is unacceptable." Explaining that rape is about power, humiliation, and mental and physical abuse, the author of several bestsellers said that historically society has not take the violation of black women seriously. "We have to make sure our sorors are take seriously," she said, adding that she was happy that there is a reward being offered by Crime Stoppers. In a charge to her sisters, she challenged them to See Malveaux, Page 9

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Pookie, we are not sitting idly by waiting for your next attack Some people need or want media coverage and some people don’t. While he may not be craving attention, everyone needs to know about Pookie. He needs to be put on blast. When last seen, Pookie had a trimmed beard, short haircut and possibly a receding hairline. He is described as a heavy-set black male in his late 30s to mid 40s, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing 275 to 300 pounds. Sure, he sounds like a lot of people you know. The only difference is Pookie has a serious problem. He is raping women and according to police reports, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. have become his victims, and this is no coincidence. Pookie has been called a “serial rapist” because he has been responsible for at least four “known” rapes of Delta women in their mid 50s to mid 60s. These women were in their North Texas homes in Plano, Corinth and Coppell communities and the assaults occurred between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m., with the last reported one as recent as Oct. 14. While police officials are continuing with their investigations, some women are taking matters into their own hands. In an email from one woman, she said she and her friends are now legally able to carry concealed handguns. They confirmed that their actions were in response to Pookie’s assaults. A caller to KKDA-AM said that every woman should carry a gun, keep it under their pillows, and be ready to take Pookie, or any perpetrator out. Now, I have been thinking of alternatives--with the intent of achieving the same goal as my gun-toting comrades. A n o t h e r w o m a n ’s e m a i l encouraged me to take my car keys to bed and should I hear an intruder, immediately hit the panic button. The noise, which 2 11/11/11

could go on for a while, might send the culprit running. I was considering all options when Pepe Miller came into my life. Pepe heard about Pookie and when she contacted me

situation and you can’t talk, if you slide the button, they will call 9-1-1.” Street Safe co-founder Anurang Bhargava makes a strong case for utilizing the

Street Safe is a mobile security system that can be accessed on “Smartphones.” If you have a phone that has internet access you can have a mobile security system that connects you to a live professional safety advisor--so you’re never alone! about Street Safe, I was all ears. Street Safe is a mobile security system that can be accessed on “Smartphones.” If you have a phone that has internet access you can have a mobile security system that connects you to a live professional safety advisor-so you’re never alone! “We want women to feel they have the confidence to walk without fear,” said Ms. Miller, who was closely monitoring coverage of Pookie’s exploits. “There is a live call center that is staffed 24-7. There’s the ‘walk with me’ option where a safety advisor pinpoints your exact location and stays with you until you get to your destination safely and should something happen, they will call 9-1-1. “There’s also the silent alarm, where a red slide activates a silent alarm if you are in a

program. Just knowing that the center is staffed by active police officers, many trained in trauma and crisis management, as well as working with rape victims, provides a level of comfort. According to Mr. Bhargava, Street Safe was the brainchild of an employee who brought up the idea after walking alone and feeling creepy because she said “no one was around.” “Our idea was to prevent something from happening,” he said. “We have a pretty well trained staff and we’re able to

save time, which is very critical in preventing a crime. We would rather catch them in the act than after they have committed a crime.” You can find out more about Street Safe by logging on to www.streetsafe.com. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’d like to sign up for yourself or someone special; don’t forget to use the promotional code DFWIRADIO or BESAFE, for a special discount and you can also sign up for a family plan. Ms. Miller highly recommends the program for college students and with a rape occurring every 21 hours on college campuses, as well as remembering my days on campus, I have to agree. In the case of Pookie, thanks to public outcry, a $5,000 reward has been offered by Crime Stoppers. In the meantime, we have to be smart and we have to be vocal. And if someone asks you to be silent, ask them what would they do or what would they want others to do, if they were Pookie’s victim? CSL

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Live from Cape Town, South Africa and the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Palestine Hello all, I'm in Cape Town, South Africa for the Bertrand Russell Tribunal's third sitting. The topic for this weekend is the extent to which practices in Israel bear the hallmark of the features that characterized South Africa's apartheid. The lawyers have prepared the legal advice, the testimony has been assembled, and as a juror, I have to read it before in the morning and that's only a few hours away for me! The Session opens with remarks from Stephane Hessel of I ndignez-Vous! (Get Indignant!) fame, followed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Cape Town is 6 hours ahead of eastern time. Tune in at any time because it's being livestreamed by Khalil Amod of Channel 4 News, who was a part of the DIGNTY Delegation to Libya during the US/NATO bombing. The broadcasts are multilingual so non-English-speakers are most welcome. In fact, we have testimony/Jurors in French, Spanish, English, Hebrew, and Arabic. You can find us livestreaming online at: http:// www.russelltribunalonpalestine. com/en/. Just being here in this remarkable country, that has overcome so many odds, is breathtaking. Listening to one of the anti-apartheid stalwarts brought chills to me as he recounted how it was the people in the United States who really turned around the rest of the world. Because people in the U.S. chose to go to jail rather

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Hon. Cynthia McKinney that just took my breath away: Who is Your God? About the Palestinian struggle; Love is Your Mother; a new song called Revolution (I played the talking drum on that one!!); and the national anthem. What a national anthem the South Africans have. Even the tones of the emotional tune evoke Soweto, Biko, Hani, Robben Island, and so much more. By the way, these South Africans realize the incompleteness of their triumph: we couldn't go to Robben Island today because the workers are on strike at the country's most popular tourist attraction. Imagine that. Robben Island

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than live another day with apartheid on the planet, really did make a difference for the rest of the world. I have long said this about our power in the U.S., but here was someone who had come the hard way through armed struggle validating a point I have made so many times, I am tempted to give up. And then, this evening, Desert Rose (available on youtube) performed four songs

now a tourist attraction when, one of the ANC organizers who spoke to us this morning reminded us that during his 18 years in prison with Nelson Mandela, that Mandela did not even get one slice of bread and was forced to wear short pants because Black men were always to be boys and no bread was accorded to Blacks, while he, and Indian, got to wear long pants and got a measure of bread. Thus, apartheid rules even extended into the prison. One white ANC member was among that group of top ANC people imprisoned and he was segregated from the others and was sent to another prison that served Whites. The stories that just flow from the lips depicting experiences of these people are just amazing. Also, Alice Walker has joined us as a juror on the Tribunal. She struck a chord with all of us today as we visited a neighborhood that managed to rise above the apartheid rules of the day, District 6, until the Afrikaaner government decided that the land could be better served for gentrification. So the people were evicted and given the equivalent of $2,500 and told to leave. We placed flowers on a heap of stones that the people used to defend their dignity and their land as the authorities came with bulldozers to bulldoze their homes. It was a particularly poignant moment for our group because Jeff Halper of the Israeli organization

against home demolitions was with us. It was at this moment that I really began to understand the depth of the similarities experienced by the South Africans and the Israelis/ Palestinians. And what Alice said was so simple: these things hurt so much. Everyone nodded in agreement and I gave her a stout "amen." Tomorrow's opening day promises to be evidence packed. I find myself teary-eyed a lot these days because of all the death and destruction, hatred and meanness that I see around me, especially from this country that I know can do so much better. But my sister from London, Elleanne, sent me this video and it did give me a glimpse into the hope of the young people and the young-at-heart people of OCCUPY and that did lift my spirits. Crank up your volume, listen to this, and enjoy: http:// w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v=0dntZZe9h84. You might actually conclude by thinking that things aren't so bad, after all, because maybe these people of OCCUPY really do get it, mean it when they say they won't be fooled, and that can only mean that time is running out for the bad guys and gals. Now that's a thought that gives me hope. Tune in to the Russell Tribunal livestream here: http:// www.russelltribunalonpalestine. com/en/.

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DCCCD appoints new Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs (Dallas) – Former Lone Star College System business administrator John Robertson has joined the Dallas County Community College District as its new associate vice chancellor for business affairs. He fills the position of Kim Green, who retired on Aug. 31, 2011. As former associate vice chancellortreasury at LSCS, Robertson oversaw debt and property tax management, cash and investments, budgeting, state funding and reporting. He also served as the lead on finance and facilities matters related to accreditation on behalf of LSCS with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; as chair of the budget ideas committee for the college system; as a member of the budget allocations committee; and as interim vice president of administration at the LSC CyFair campus. Robertson’s previous experience also included service as vice president for business affairs/CFO at Newberry College (S.C.); vice president of business services/CFO at Blinn College (Brenham, Texas); vice president of finance and administration for Flooring Systems Inc., in Houston, Texas; director of administration for Ellwood Texas Forge Company; and several positions with Cameron Iron Works Inc., also in Houston. “I am excited to serve the largest community college system in Texas,” said Robertson. “I always have viewed the Dallas County Community College District as the leader in service to students through transparent, sound business practices. I will contribute to the successes that have made DCCCD the strong institution that it is. “While many community colleges in Texas are struggling with funding issues, DCCCD’s financial strategies work – supported by its board of trustees. Our future is bright.”

Prayers extended Please join in expressing condolences to the family of Bridgette Pickett. Here is a message from her brother -veteran, award-winning journalist and long-time NABJ member Steve Pickett:

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Program celebrates milestone in Dallas history The African American Education Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) and the Dallas African American Museum will host a viewing and panel discussion of the documentary, Our Past… Our Strength… Our Story: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, TX, Saturday, December 11, 2011, 3-5 pm at the African American Museum Auditorium (3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas). Since 2002, AAEAHP has interviewed more than 100 educators and administrators whose collective body of work crosses more than six decades in the public education in Dallas County. Realizing its ongoing efforts scratch only the surface of a much broader story. AAEAHP received a grant from Humanities Texas to conduct 20 oral history interviews in an

effort to document the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County. With the acceptance of the grant, AAEAHP has expanded its efforts and interviewed more people whose lives have been testaments to Dallas’s triumphs in Civil Rights in other areas and whose stories supplement and broaden AAEAHP’s oral history collection. Our Past… Our Strength… Our Story: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, TX is part of a larger program that enables AAEAHP to reach a wider audience to promote its ongoing oral history/archival program and educate the public about the importance of preserving our community’s history. This project benefits and provides Dallas County an opportunity to learn more about and meet those

who helped change the civil rights landscape for all people, but especially people of color. Making these linkages is vital to our discussions about how our local history is collected, preserved and presented and helps AAEAHP’s ongoing effort to champion the preservation of Dallas’s past. AAEAHP’s primary goal is to document the last fifty years of the civil rights movement in Dallas County, 1950-1990. Partner institutions have provided valuable expertise to support this program including the University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas and Baylor University. Local historians Drs. Darwin Payne, Robert Prince and Ms. Jackie McElhaney have been consultants for the project. Copies of the transcripts of the thirty interviews will be stored at

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the Dallas African American Museum, Dallas Public Library, the Special Collections Library at the University of Texas at Arlington, Baylor University Institute of Oral History and Stephen F. Austin University. The viewing of Our Past… Our Strength… Our Story: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, TX will be followed by a panel discussion featuring area historians, Dr. Darwin Payne (Southern Methodist University), Dr. Robert Prince, Dr. Todd Moye (University of North Texas) and others. This project will have long range impact and provide a valuable historical reference about the civil rights movement in Dallas. For more information about the event or general information a b o u t A A E A H P, c o n t a c t aaeahp@yahoo.com.

Rev.. Al Sharpton will preach at both services on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Friendship West Baptist Church.

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11/11/11 DMS Happy Hour at BlackFinn 5:30pm - 9:00p. An evening of Camaraderie, Libations, and Entertainment! At BlackFinn, in Addison! 5:30pm to 9:00pm 4400 Belt Line Road Addison, TX Map to the Event! Veterans Luncheon Appreciation Time:  11:00am-3pm H o s t e d b y D r. A m e r s o n featuring  Just Pearlz LA's Hair & Scalp Clinic 2304 W. Pioneer Parkway, #6 Arlington, TX  76013 www.hairandscalpessentials.com We would like to show a small token of appreciation for our Military for supporting our Country by serving them lunch. They are also being introduced to two business women. Remembrance Day National Roll Call and Veteran’s Day Luncheon at 8 am and 11 am at Tarrant County College – Northeast Campus, 828 Harwood in Hurst, Texas 76054 in the Galley and Student Center – NTSU (Student Center)

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The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its annual “Community Market Festival” from 11:00A.M – 3:00P.M. at Southwest Center Mall, 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas. This is a free event. The Community Market Festival is Delta’s commitment to promote economic development and to provide an opportunity for local business owners and/or vendors to present their products to the general community. Products include jewelry, watches, scented candles, handbags, ceramic gifts, and much more. The festival will also include a voter registration drive. 11/16 Friendship West Social Action Neighborhood Legal Clinic - Time: 6:00 p.m. | Location: B118--The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program ("DVAP") provides individuals with legal assistance and representation in a variety of civil matters at little to no cost. 11/13 - 3pm Book Signing and Discussion with Author, Holistic Healer, Dr. Moo-Twahz, author of the Immortality Guide, at Pan African Connection 11/17 Free Business Marketing Workshop Writing a Better Marketing Plan Want more prospects? Want more leads? Want more sales? Want a better marketing plan?  The ICDC BAC2 Business Coach will help your business revenue increase. Call the Pan African Connection for more information 214 943 8262 or RSVP to 214-915-9900

11/18 4 p.m.- A Discussion on the State of Africa With Consultant on International Affairs for Africa and the Middle East, and the International Representative of Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam Abdul Akbar Muhammad at Pan African Connection

North Carolina A&T Alumni Happy Hour and a Can Food Drive at BlackFinn American Saloon on Friday, November 18th from 5pm to 7pm. - bring business cards for a $50 BlackFinn gift card drawing.

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3/19 - Tribute to Kwame True at sPn African Connection and Resource Center, at 7pm 11 / 2 5 1st A n n u a l M a a f a Commemoration, featuring discussion on the TransatlanticSlave Trade, at 6:30p.m. For vending opportunities, call 561-201-9827 11/25-27 Black Weekend Blowout November 25-27, 2011 Early Bird Specials!!! Fri, Nov 25 8a -7p, Sat, Nov 26 8a-6p, Sun, Nov 27 3-6p LA's Hair & Scalp Clinic 2304 W. Pioneer Parkway, #6 Arlington, TX 76013 www.hairandscalpessentials.com Hosted by Dr. Amerson featuring Just Pearlz 12/1 DFW/ABJ's 30th Anniversary Scholarship Gala on Thursday, December 1, featuring CNN's Soledad O'Brien. Emcees for the event are Charles O'Neal and Lynne Haze. Honorees are Bob Ray Sanders and Clarice Tinsley. Log on to www.dfwabj.org for tickets. 12/11 Education Archives and History Program (AAEAHP) and the Dallas African American Museum will host a viewing and panel discussion of the documentary, Our Past… Our Strength… Our Story: Documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, TX, Saturday, December 11, 2011, 3-5 pm at the African American Museum Auditorium (3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas).

PROGRAMMING Monday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 3pm The Watchfuleye with FHjr 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Tuesday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 2pm The Wendy Schofield Show 1pm The Mid-day X-Change 6pm Chat it Up (Teen Talk) 7-9pm Claudia D. Fowler The Queen of Community Conversation 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Wednesday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 11am dianne gibson live from Catfish Blues 12pm Let's Go Deeper w/Evangelist Jameel Vincent 2pm In The Ladies Room with Lynne Haze 4pm DFWspotlight 6-8pm The Dock Power Hour 8pm SheTalk Sports 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Thursday 7am Gospel Grooves 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 4pm Urban Crusade with Gordon Jackson 8pm The P5 Health, Wealth & Networking Show 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Friday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am Dallas Dialogue w/John Yourse 9-11am Cheryl Smith Live! 12-2pm Da Crossover w/T-Spoon and LeftField 2pm Finish Strong with Kim McGrew 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge Saturday 1pm The Paradox with Wordz 5-8pm The Jazz Lounge 8pm Dirty Redd Live and RAW Sunday 9-11am Gospel Grooves 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 12-4pm Classic Hits 5pm The Jazz Lounge 6pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix

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seize the opportunity and "match" the reward. "I am heartbroken," she continued. "Our sisters who were raped have nothing to be ashamed of. We have to make sure our sorors are taken seriously. Someone knows who this man, Pookie, is." And Dr. Malveaux is not alone in her voicing her concerns. Long-time active member T’Keyah Crystal Keymah is performing her one-woman show, “Don’t Get Me Started,” at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Nov. 11 and 12 in Dallas She said she heard about the serial rapist and her “heart is broken.” “We are our sister’s keeper,” she said. “We have to be proactive, start karate classes, do something. Somebody knows this guy and somebody knows what he is doing!” Callers to radio station KKDAexpressed frustration o v e r t h e silence. A man offered a d o n a t i o n t o t h e reward fund and Dr. Malveaux said she will be monitoring the issue. As she went on to address the luncheon theme of "Surviving and Thriving in the New Economy," based on her latest

book, Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History, Dr. Malveaux proposed entrepreneurship as a viable option during these tough economic times. Diversity, forming alliances and globalism were hot topics during her speech, in addition to supporting HBCUs and achieving economic wealth. "At Bennett College for Women, we require all majors to take an entrepreneurship class," she said. "At some point in your life, you will be on your own." She also encouraged support of black-owned businesses, noting that one dollar of every $10 "lands in a black business." "We have to work together," she said, citing current unemployment rates. "Our community is under siege. Many of us are doing well and many of us aren't." Pointing to her book, she referenced the many stories of strength. "You all have power. What happened to our fight? I don't know what it take to get you all mad. It's time for all to fight back," she said. "We've been economic players. We must intend to do well and intend for your descendants to do well. We are a strong people and you must believe in yourself and your capacity to transform this nation." Now isn't the time to be silent, she stressed. "When we decide to be passive, we are allowing the clocks to be turned back," she warned. "Let's not be absent. We must stand up and say ‘no more.’"

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97.9ʼs Rock T makes stage debut

Rickey Smiley Morning Show’s DJ Rock T makes his stage play debut in the first Interactive stage play in history,” Summer’s Christmas Wish,” produced by Walker Woodard Unlimited. Rock T brings the latest sports news each morning to hundreds of thousands of loyal listeners to the Smiley show. In this production, he serves at the event’s host and narrator extraordinaire. An ambassador for Success for Teens and director of S.W.A.G. (Success With A Game Plan), “Rock T is just one of many positive role models in the Dallas – Ft. Worth’s African American community. We are honored to have him in our family,” said Patrice Walker, a partner in Walker Woodard unlimited. Her colleague Deidre Woodard said, “Rock T’s enthusiasm and passion for the community and family immediately drew us to him. In our initial meeting, we noticed his unassuming good looks perfectly aligned with a heart for motivating and empowering youth. Our message in the play is “just believe, and we feel that his ideals are a great match for the story we have written.” “Summer’s Christmas Wish,” an adaptation of Patrice Walker’s bestselling memoir, “When Water Was F r e e , ” i s Wa l k e r - Wo o d a r d ’s inaugural production featuring PlayCaller©. According to Woodard, “The PlayCaller© platform is multifaceted and allows us to solicit input from the audience with minimal disruption to the action on stage.” When asked, “Do you have to write different scenarios?” Walker replied, “Expect the unexpected. That’s what keeps it entertaining. There is no guarantee that any two shows will be the same.” According to Radio-One (Dallas) executive Steve “Red” Delasbour, “This is huge. A great story coupled with interactive technology sets you apart from anyone else in the market place. This is exciting.” “Summer’s Christmas Wish” www.summerschristmaswish.com premieres for a limited engagement, Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Garland, Texas. With a star-studded cast, featuring national gospel recording artist, Tommye Young-West, BET’s 2011 Sunday Best finalist, Amber Renae, and introducing Tyler Perry Studios scholar Alexis Williams, “Summer’s Christmas Wish” is being touted as “the stage play that changed everything.” 9


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In Memoriam

PAUL E. CLARKSON,

a community service pioneer, passed away Wednesday morning, October 26,. Paul was born on August 19, 1952 in Dallas, TX. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ramona Clarkson, 4 children, 1 sister, 1 brother and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding him in death is one son, Keenan Forge and a brother, Timothy Clarkson. In 1995 he founded the La Sima Foundation, Inc., a grassroots, community-based organization (CBO), to provide outpatient substance abuse treatment and HIV prevention interventions, counseling and treatment services to residents in the southern sector of Dallas County, Texas. The mission is to assist in the restoration of African American and other families that have been impacted by HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Violence. We accomplish our mission through programs of advocacy, counseling, treatment, health promotion, prevention and intervention activities.

JOE FRAZIER died on November 7, from liver cancer. He was a country boy who lived by the old country adage that: "when you go to the big party, you dance with the one who brung ya." In Frazier's case it was a left hook. But to classify Frazier as merely a "left hooker" would be like saying Marilyn Monroe was a blonde. The son of a South Carolina sharecropper, he became a boxer by accident. He first went to a gym to work himself into shape. Shortly after, he began fighting competitively and became one of the best amateur heavyweights in the nation. He didn't lose until he ran into Buster Mathis, who decisioned him in the 1964 Olympic trials. But, Mathis suffered a hand injury and Frazier replaced him at the Summer Games in Tokyo and came home with a gold medal. He turned pro under the guidance of Yank Durham in 1965 and ran off 11 straight wins until he ran into tough guy Oscar Bonavena, in September 1966. The Argentine dropped Frazier twice in one round, but Smokin' Joe came off the deck -- showing the Madison Square Garden crowd the heart and character that would mark his career -- to win a 10-round unanimous decision. After Bonavena, Frazier knocked out contenders Doug Jones (KO 5), George Chuvalo (TKO 4) and closed out the '67 campaign with a 19-0 career record. With Muhammad Ali's exile from the sport, the heavyweight division was in disarray. While the WBA held an elimination tournament, Frazier was matched with his nemesis from his amateur days, Buster Mathis, for the New York State world title on March 4, 1968 at the Garden. This time Mathis was not able to dance his way to victory over three rounds. A relentless Frazier wore down the bigger, heavier man, and 12

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stopped in the 11th round. From 1968-70, Frazier made six defenses, including a fifth-round TKO of WBA champ Jimmy Ellis in a unification fight. But in the summer of 1970, former champ Ali was granted a license to fight and the demand quickly grew for a showdown between the former undefeated champ and the reigning king. In fall of 1970, Ali knocked out top contenders Jerry Quarry and Bonavena, setting the stage for the most anticipated heavyweight title fight since the Louis-Conn rematch of 1946. Each fighter was paid the then-unheard of purse of $2.5 million. The build up to the fight was unparalleled in boxing history; transcending the sport -- and the sporting world. On March 8, 1971, before a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden, the two waged one of the greatest heavyweight battles ever. In the 15th round, Frazier landed perhaps the most famous left hook in history, catching Ali on the jaw and dropping the former champ for a four-count. At the end of 15 grueling rounds, Frazier got the nod from all three judges and left the ring as the undisputed champ. But the fight took a lot out of Frazier, who didn't fight again the rest of the year. In 1972, he defended against two journeymen. His reign as champion ended in January of 1973, against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica. Foreman dropped Frazier six times before the fight was stopped in Round 2. He beat Joe Bugner in his next fight, but dropped a 12-round decision to Ali in their rematch in Jan. 1974. He got back on the winning track to set the stage for a rubber match with Ali, who had since lifted the title from Foreman. In the suffocating heat in Quezon City, just outside the Philippines capital of Manila, the two aging warriors dueled for 14 rounds in a bout Ali billed "The Thrilla in Manila." Ali took the early rounds, before Frazier found his rhythm in the middle frames and attacked the champs body with both hands. But Ali turned the tide for good in the 10th and won the next four rounds. By the end of the 14th both fighters were exhausted, but Frazier's eyes were nearly swollen shut, and his corner stopped the bout. Later, Ali said, "It was the closest I've come to death." Nine months later, Frazier tried to fight himself back into title contention with a rematch against Foreman, but was stopped in five rounds. He retired following the second Foreman fight. Five years later he launched a one-bout comeback, but drew with a journeyman, Jumbo Cummings, before hanging up the gloves for good.

DWIGHT ARRINGTON MYERS, better known as Heavy D, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital where he was pronounced dead, on Tuesday, Nov. 8. A Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former

leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell), Heavy D thrilled fans in October when he performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Program. It marked his first live performance in 15 years. Heavy D & the Boyz was the first group signed to Uptown Records. Heavy D & the Boyz sang the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv, and Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam" as well as sister Janet Jackson's hit single "Alright.� Heavy D then began focusing on his acting, appearing in the television shows A Different World, Roc and Living Single before returning to the music charts with Nuttin' But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to recording with the hit Waterbed Hev. In 2005, the Will Smith movie Hitch played the song "Now That We Found Love" during the ending scene where a wedding party does a line dance, and gave Heavy D & the Boyz a lot of exposure, sending many viewers to the web to find out more about the song and the group. He then appeared in the film Life, before being in the cast of the television show Boston Public. In 2002, Heavy D had a supporting role as an FBI agent alongside Omar Epps in the movie adaptation of Dave Barry's novel Big Trouble. In 2003 he starred in the supporting cast for the sit-com The Tracy Morgan Show as Bernard. In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild rapping in the song "Keep It Coming." He also had a small role in the 1999 Oscar-nominated movie The Cider House Rules. In 2005, Heavy D appeared as Sid in the hit Fox drama Bones, as the owner and bartender at Wong Fu's. In 2006, he appeared in the motion picture, Step Up, as Omar. Heavy D also appeared as Bo-Kane in the 1995 film New Jersey Drive. Heavy D has now released a new reggae album via iTunes, called Vibes. He has a cameo appearance as a security guard in the 2011 film Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Heavy D was referred to in the song "Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G. and in " Da Girls They Love Me" by underground rapper R.A. the Rugged Man. He also appears as the bouncer in the music video for "One More Chance" by Notorious B.I.G. Heavy D also played a part in the film Big Trouble as an FBI agent. He guest starred in the Tyler Perry's House of Payne episode "Dream Girls" as P-Rock, a music producer who wanted to sign China Anne McClain's character. He also recently guest starred in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Personal Fouls" as Supreme, a basketball superstar's cousin and business manager.

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Biozyme Remediation provides safe cleaning products Here’s a message from Mr. Curry about the award winning Emerge Magazine. Hopefully you will support this effort. Emerge Magazine was a voice for the voiceless. It provided enlightening, informative, inspiring and yes, entertaining stories and analysis of issues effecting black people in America and around the world.

Emerge is back … Almost! This is a special edition of Emerge magazine. I will revive Emerge on a regular basis if I can get 100,000 interested readers. If I can count on your support, leave your name and email, both of which will be kept confidential. I will keep you posted on future progress. Let me know if you want us to reEmerge.        George E. Curry         Editor-in-Chief (1993-2000)

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The products you use to clean and disinfect your floors,upholstery, or bathroom could be making you sick. The pesticides you're using to get rid of those nasty mice or bugs could be polluting the environment. Nobody wants to do that, of course, but many are doing it and are unaware of its side effects. With every spray of a cleaner, every drop of a pesticide, health and environmental dangers abound. But what is the answer? Nobody wants a dirty house. Nobody wants to be overrun by vermin and insects. But neither does anyone want to hurt or harm the family or the people around them. So what is someone to do? Well, Betty Mahan, the owner of Biozyme Remediation has the answer and you can find out at (www.biozymeremediation.com). Biozyme Remediation helps supply environmental cleaning products and pesticides. In addition, their products are also allergen free. Most of these products are labeled with the brand "GreenLine" which professes “to simplify and streamline processes with

Business opportunities in Nigeria One of the world's leading oil officials from Nigeria will lead a forum which is intended to open critical dialogue and future opportunities for businesses and citizens on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Urban League of Greater Dallas Headquarters, 4315 South Lancaster Road from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. "We are proud to welcome Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Chair, Nigeria Senate Committee on Petroleum as our guest," said Dr. Mitchell Brooks. "His visit will provide our first opportunity to engage in dialog that could establish ties between the Dallas business community, citizens and what we do at the League and the government of Africa's largest country and the continent's industrial giant. This open dialog with Senator Ngei Abe and Nigeria could establish future development relations”. "Nigeria is one of the world's petroleum giants and it is important that we began to strengthen our relationships, economically and culturally," she said. "We are honored, that as our guest, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe will not only meet some of our people and partners in the community but also see our programs/operations and review our plans for the new Trade/Technical Training Center. This is a very first step in the development of a very important relationship." Community leaders, business owners, company executives and citizens are invited to the forum which is a part of the League's "economic initiatives," said Dr. Mitchell Brooks. "It is important that we begin to think not just locally, but also globally," she said. IMessenger 11/11/11

extraordinarily efficient and costeffective chemicals, both USDA Certified “Green” as well as biodegradable and traditional.” One such product is "RestAssured," made of 100% "natural and proven compounds" s y n e rg i s t i c a l l y b l e n d e d t o eliminate dust mites and bedbugs. The product is also safe to use around children and pets. Insecticides may be purchased online and are shipped from the Corporate manufacturing facility in Florida. Call for information: 214 317-5221. In addition there is also the "CrispAir Anion Light,” a special type of light bulb that actually removes dust particles and allergens out of the air. There are also a variety of industrial cleaners offered by the company that are environmentally friendly and deemed as safe for the whole household. Not every company can promise this! And according to both businesses and consumers who have used these products, they work! An executive with Dell's Janitorial in Richardson notes that, "I clean my customers house faster when I use the GreenLine Products because they are so efficient."

One customer, Mike, from Denton, TX, said "My car went through the auto wash with the moon roof partially open. The "Friendly Carpet Cleaner" removed all the discoloration from the upholstery.” Mr. Earl Potts, owner of “Maid To Serve You,” a maid service based out of Lancaster, Texas, says that the products are phenomenal. “We use these products to clean up some of the dirtiest bathroom stains and soap scum. We were just as impressed with these products as some of the others and better. Why not clean well and protect our environment." Biozyme Remediation will be hosting a special event on November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Spa Bar, 1308 Conant Street in Dallas, Heavy hors d'ouerves will be s e r v e d . Yo u c a n R S V P t o katinapotts@gmail.com. Live demonstrations will also be performed so that attendees can see many of the products in action. Maid To Serve You will be demonstrating one of the products and how it helps to remove soap scum.

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Jackson State falls to G-Men, WSSU moves to top spot in USN Poll seen over recent years. I tip my hat to WinstonSalem State for making the long trek to the top of our rankings. They just win every week without a lot of fanfare. Grambling has come back from the dead and has an outside chance to win the SWAC West is Prairie View falters in its final two games and the GMen win out.” For the second week, a team with a chance to secure the National Black College Title saw its chances go up in smoke with special teams mistakes. “Last week Alabama State had an extra point and field goal blocked. Saturday Jackson State blew its national championship aspirations with a muffed punt which led to Grambling’s winning touchdown,” explained Posey. “To make matters worse, JSU moved the ball to the Grambling 10-yard line, yet opted for one final play rather than calling a timeout and kicking a game-tying field goal. That might be one of the Photo of the Week 2: Texas Southern quarterback, Rico Smalls, scrambles for a first down against Southern University. Photo: John Posey, Urban Sports News most mystifying coaching decisions I’ve ever witnessed. In fact, it may have been a career-changing Arlington, Texas— Winston- Journal. “We haven't won the Salem State becomes the fifth CIAA and we're not in the d e c i s i o n r e g a r d i n g C o a c h team to assume the top spot in playoffs yet so we've got to Comegys’ tenure at Jackson the Urban Sports News Black continue to fight and get State.” Must-see games to watch College Poll with their 34-7 win prepared. We have to continue to this week include: 1) Winstono v e r U N C - P e m b r o k e a n d practice hard to get better.” Jackson State’s 26-23 loss to Winston-Salem State (10-0), Salem State vs. Elizabeth City Grambling. The Rams finish the Alabama State (7-2), Alabama State; 2) Jackson State vs. regular season with a10-0 record A&M (7-2), Norfolk State (8-2), Alabama A&M; 3) Norfolk State and meet Elizabeth City State for and Bethune-Cookman (6-3) vs. Morgan State; 4) Prairie the CIAA title on Saturday. hold the Top 5 USN spots for View vs. Alcorn State; 5) Albany Winston-Salem State finishes the Week 10. Jackson State (7-2), S t a t e v s . M i l e s ; 6 ) a n d , season undefeated for the first Albany State (8-2), Morehouse Grambling vs. Texas Southern. time since 1978. The win also ( 8 - 2 ) , FA M U ( 6 - 3 ) , a n d NEWS & NOTES: virtually assured the Rams of Elizabeth City State (8-2) round one of the six regional bids in out the next five spots in the Former Texas Southern point their area to the NCAA DII USN Poll. guard was drafted by the Idaho playoffs. “This has been a crazy season S t a m p e d e i n t h e N B A “It's one of our goals — going with upsets dotting every week’s Developmental League. He was undefeated in the regular season scoreboard,” explained Urban named 2011 SWAC Newcomer — but we still haven't done Sports News, CEO, John Posey. of the Year. anything,” Coach Connell “There is more balance in the Maynor told the Winston-Salem MEAC and SWAC than we’ve The University of Arkansas-Pine 14

Bluff won the 2011 SWAC Women’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 shutout of Mississippi Valley State. The win qualifies UAPB for the NCAA Soccer Tournament. Morehouse running back David Carter broke an NCAA Division II record for rushing yards in one half. He rushed for 251 yards in the first half against Fort Valley State. He also shattered the Morehouse single game record. Winston-Salem State will face off with CIAA Northern Division Champion, the Elizabeth City S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y Vi k i n g s , Saturday, November 12th, in Durham, NC in the 2011 CIAA Football Championship Game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised "live" on Bounce TV.

USN Thought for the Week: “Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people if you don’t love them.” —Former Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson.

John Posey, CEO, of Urban Sports News, a full-service sports media company, has launched an alternative poll to provide a different, and more balanced, perspective to the rankings. The USN Poll is released on Tuesday mornings to publications, Sports Information Directors, fans, sports websites, newspapers and to members of the media. Urban Sports News distributes news, photos and features, as well as, provides a wide range of communications consulting services. His work has appeared in 26 countries, numerous publications, media guides, television stations, and electronic media. Urban Sports News provides a wide range of services for a number of corporate and college clients.

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Media Notes:

Urban Sports News “We Cover Sports from Another Perspective”

HBO REMEMBERS LEGENDARY HEAVYWEIGHT JOE FRAZIER NOV. 10 WITH ENCORE PRESENTATION OF PEABODY WINNER THRILLA IN MANILA, CHRONICLING THE GREATEST RIVALRY IN BOXING HISTORY HBO will pay tribute to the legacy of heavyweight great Joe Frazier, who passed away Nov. 7, with a special e nc o re p l ay o f THRILLA IN MANILA, the compelling 2009 documentary chronicling the competition between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, widely considered the greatest rivalry in boxing history. The 90-minute film will be seen THURSDAY, NOV. 10 (6:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdate: Sunday, Nov. 13 (5:30 p.m.) HBO Signature playdate: Nov. 11 (4:30 p.m.)

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THRILLA IN MANILA tells the story of the final Ali-Frazier fight in the searing heat of the Philippines through the eyes of Frazier – the “other man” in the ring. The film is also available to subscribers at HBO On Demand® through Nov. 27.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Dec. 1, 2011 with CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien as the keynote speaker. The gala will be held at the Music Hall at Fair Park and DFW/ABJ will honor Bob Ray Sanders and Clarice Tinsley, and scholarships will be awarded to aspiring journalists. You can order tickets at www.dfwabj.org.

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“Someone knows who Pookie is!"