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Anderson Bonner married Eliza and nine known children were borne to that union; Newton, William, Ed, John, Andy, Mary, Martha, Charlie and Nash. Eliza was originally for Arkansas. The children helped work the farm. He grew cotton, corn, and fruit, along with other types of crops. Eliza died as the result of a lamp explosion and fire in their home. Those who saw the explosion said she placed her hands over her head when the lamp blew up in her face and caught fire. Later on Anderson Bonner married Lacinda from Waxahachie, Texas. The First school for black children in the North Dallas area was the Vickery and Hillcrest School. It was renamed to the Anderson Bonner School. The school was closed by the Richardson ISD when Hamilton Park School opened in 1955. Prior to World War II many black groups held picnics on a section of the farm on Forest Lane, including the property where Medical City Hospital is now located (Forest Lane and Central Expressway). Central Expressway was cut through the farm. The City of Dallas officially named the park west of Medical City Hospital, Anderson Bonner Park. The park runs along White Rock Creek and is complete with bicycle trails and recreation areas. This area was also a part of the original farm.

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Anderson Bonner had four surviving grandchildren, the offspring of Charlie and Hallie Bonner; Eunice BonnerTurner, Henry Andersonson Bonner, and Marie Bonner and one child of John and Pearl Turner Bonner; Odessa Bonner-Hill. Odessa was the only surviving child of John and Pearl Bonner. The sister of Anderson Bonner, Caroline, married Ed

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of leadership, his vision, his Rawlings, Senator Royce I want to thank the 200,000 citizens Not often does the mayor dedicated service and his West, District Attorney Craig Watkins and Dallas County of Dallas who came out to witness the of a major city assume the love of people. !"#$%&'()#"%'*+''+$(,%( Commissioner John Wiley -.'+%/''(0+%1/(2342 Pastor Jones is being recent parade and salute to Dr. Martin pulpit of a major church. Luther king. As you know, the parade Both are very difficult tasks joined at the church in Price at the installation that we sponsor is one of the largest and require tremendous leadership by his wife, service for Pastor Jones. New Hope is one of the dedicated to Dr. King in the world. He amounts of time spent with Peggy, who is also the First Lady of the city of Garland. most significant churches in certainly deserves that recognition. people and issues. It does my heart well to see the Yet, that is exactly what Those who know her say that south Dallas and in the entire !"#$%&'%%'($) city. Pastor Jones is now mothers, grandmothers, fathers and has happened now that she has winnings ways and 0/#5+5/ gives her heart to people. one of the most significant 6$#+7/% grandfathers, aunties and uncles with Garland Mayor Ronald 86$*/'9+1 spiritual leaders in our city Pastor Jones served their children, none of them alive when Jones has assumed the pulpit 09"%:"#: Dr. King brought his message of love of the New Hope Baptist the people of Garland as and we believe that our city and is best for it. We at the Elite and hope to the world. Yet these parents              church, the first structure a department head ;<;<(=/:"#(=#/'9(->5:? 8">>"'@()A(4BC<; News, the partner of the faith assistant city manager recognize the need to keep the message IN%/#SIT/#"9$#(($J((U!'K(-#+99(VOW(QOW(=/>/G#+9L(0T" C2DE3D;EF323 African American church in community, welcome his 8">>"'S8.%1"%5+>>/@()/X"'(Y34CZ(4<3EDC<F C2DE3D;EFCDC before being elected mayor. of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;shining Black prince alive.â&#x20AC;? Dallas. It was established in installation and look forward He has said that he looks at Dr. King not only changed America. 1837 to the wonderful things that the position of mayor as a He changed the world. He came forward Mayor/Reverend Jones is this minster with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;humble ministry, and his efforts thus at a time when God needed someone to a man of firsts. He was the heartâ&#x20AC;? will do for all of us. far as the leader of Garland stand up and say â&#x20AC;&#x153;stopâ&#x20AC;? to the forces of first African American to demonstrate that. oppression, hatred and disharmony that

gripped our country. God gave America the answer that it needed in the form of a young preacher from Atlanta whose father preceded him in the pulpit. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. King when He came to Dallas at the invitation of the Dr. late and great Dr. Caesar Clarke, who led the people of the Good ( M"7/(D(( ( ( Street Baptist Church. He was humble but had the marks of greatness written all over his face. Little did I know then that one day God would plant in my heart an idea that started our very small land now has evolved into an event that is central to the celebration of Dr. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in our city and our state. We could not do the parade each year without the various sponsors and individuals who lend their name to the event. I want to thank each of them and I suggest that you support them. Their support of the Dr. King parade demonstrates their commitment to the causes that surround your life and to solving the issues that you struggle with each day. I would like to thank the staff o the Elite News, particularly my daughter, Debra and my son, Darryl for their efforts. The people who work for the newspaper give so much of themselves to the Parade that you would think that the idea to start it was their own. Their devotion is sincerely appreciated!

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Parental participation enhances academic success By Dallas ISD Trustee Lew Blackburn District 5

Parental participation in the educational process is one way to enhance student academic success. While participation in education can take many forms, the fall and spring parent conferences are a proven way to build positive home-school relationships. Plan to attend. The conferences are a perfect opportunity to get to know your child’s teachers, especially for parents whose work and other commitments make it difficult to help in the classroom, meet with teachers during the day, or volunteer on a regular basis. Whatever the student’s age or grade, parent-teacher conferences establish two-way communication and provide parents the chance to share information with teachers about their child’s attitudes related to school, homework and classmates. Get in the know. This spring’s parent conferences will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, for elementary schools, Monday,

Feb. 4, for high schools, and Tuesday, Feb. 5, for middle schools. During conferences, parents should feel free to discuss their child’s classroom behavior, homework and the availability of tutoring. Mark your calendar. Beyond the grades reflected on the report card, parents also can discuss with teachers areas where students are struggling and need help and get tips on ways to challenge and motivate their children to perform even better. It’s good to know. It’s also helpful to develop a plan of action to support the student’s learning. This might take the form of an agreement in which parents commit to what they will require at home and the teacher outlines projects, deadlines and lessons that will be covered at school. Support learning from the home. Teachers want students to succeed as much as parents do. As a team, teachers and parents can ensure that students are learning what’s required at each grade level and work together to make adjustments when needed. This kind of cooperation is even more crucial as students prepare to take the 2013 STAAR exams in the next few months. Many schools provide before- and after-school

tutoring, especially in the weeks leading up to the tests. Ask your children’s teacher if tutoring is available at the school or if other resources are available to help students to prepare outside of school hours. Practicing reading and writing at home every day, even if only for 20 minutes, can significantly enhance a student’s academic performance. While parent conferences provide an ideal environment to meet and collaborate with teachers, they are not the only time parents can discuss their children’s academic performance. If meeting face to face is difficult, ask teachers for other ways to stay in touch for updates on the student’s progress. Regular communication between parents and teachers can help address issues sooner and keep students on track toward college readiness and high academic achievement. Make it happen. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of every opportunity to be involved in their children’s education, to learn more about what takes place in the classroom and to partner with teachers to ensure student success. In District 5 news--


The Big D Marching Band of Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center performed in the parade held to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. One hundred-thirty band members and their director Dean Hill participated. Among the spectators at the inauguration were 100 students from the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy who also made the trip to witness their school’s namesake make history. They witnessed history! John Neely Bryan Elementary School fourthgrader Chinelo King won first place in the 2013 MLK Jr. Oratory Competition. Judges chose Chinelo from among eight Dallas ISD students selected as finalists. Second place went to another District 5 student, Aolani Hill from Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary. The annual competition challenges students to create and perform original essays on their dream for the future based on Dr. King’s life and work. Great orators! I am available to meet with your group or organization to discuss Dallas ISD in general, and District 5 specifically. Contact me at 972-925-3718 or at Thanks for supporting Dallas ISD.

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On February 1st, Fort Worth will be celebrating the grand opening of Walmart located in Renaissance Square Plaza, 2900 Renaissance Square, Fort Worth, 76105. To celebrate this momentous occasion the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) and Walmart are collaborating on a Black History Month program for the month of February. The new Walmart and the NMWHM will host free programs every Saturday in February from 10am to noon. These fun filled mornings will include a display from the museum, including Buffalo soldier re-enactors and storytelling from Fort Worth dignitaries. Call (817) 922-9999 or email for additional details. The National Archives at Fort Worth presents their “Friday Freebie”, February 1, from 12 noon to 1PM at the Montgomery Plaza, 2600 W. 7th Street, Suite 162. Via distance learning, Archivist Damani Davis, from the National Archives in Washington, DC will present “An Introduction to African American Genealogical Research”. Email to reserve your spot. In recognition of African American History Month, Dr. Max Krochmal, Assistant Professor of History, Texas Christian University, will share how oral history projects began and what they added to the study of Southern history and U. S. race relations. You will also learn about the Texas Communities Oral History Project, a new program that aims to preserve the history of the civil rights movement in Fort Worth. Saturday, February 2, 2013; 10:30AM-12PM, Tandy Lecture Hall, Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street, (817)

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African American History Month has more significant meaning By Barbara Mallory Caraway

M o n d a y, January 20, 2013, the Nation and World watched as President Barack Obama was sworn into his second term as President of the United States. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath while his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha witnessed. The constitution requires that the swearing-in take place by January 20th. Public inaugural ceremonies took place on Monday, January 21st. The significance of Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 21st was significant to historians and observers. The President took the oath with his hand on the personal Bibles of President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration of the re-election of America’s first African American President was also the official birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (King was born on January 15, 1929). Another milestone will happen later this year on August 28th when we will mark the 50th year anniversary of the 1963 “March on Washington”. This march was a historic turning point for the modern day civil rights era. More than 250,000 people attended the demonstration in Washington, D.C. to demand that the federal government stop laws that allowed the unfair treatment of Negroes. On this day Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech”. In this speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of an America where everyone was equal. He dreamed of an America where his children “will not be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”. President Obama will continue to work his second term on fulfilling his campaign promises but more intently in building his legacy. The inaugural speech outlined a bold agenda: a continued push for immigration reform. Creating a pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. He pushed for

education reform that includes using more technologies for learning and training. Strengthening the middle class requires a reduction in the cost of healthcare as well as creating more 21st Century demanded jobs. President Obama called on all of us to help protect the environment by using more solar and sustainable energies to reduce greenhouse emission. The President also used this opportunity to reiterate his support for equal rights for all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. When President Obama exits office in 2016 he will end his public service as an elected official. That reminder was not lost to him on Inauguration Day. As he and guest were leaving the platform, he took time to savor the moment. You could hear him through the microphones ask the guest to pause giving him enough time to take one last look at the nearly 1 million people who had come to witness this moment in history. He turned around and scanned out over the massive crowd cheering, waving the American Flag, showing their appreciation and love for him. Showing their thanks for what they believe he has done for America and what he plans to do in the future. He seemingly sighed and showed a hint of melancholy. I smiled too, with appreciation of the fact that we live in a country of laws with a constitution that dictates that “all men are created equal endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. I am happy that we live in a democracy that constantly evolves to be inclusive. We live in a country where hard work and sometimes by chance we can be succeed. But more importantly, I thank God for my ancestors and forbearers who unselfishly fought for the rights for all….. Slaves and freed men learned and unlearned. They shed tears and blood and fought against unbearable odds for a future that they certainly would not benefit them. A man had a dream and there’s proof that dreams do come true. Especially for a man of African descent named Barack Hussein Obama. Barbara Mallory Caraway is a former member of Texas House of Representatives and former member of the Dallas City Council. She will be a frequent contributor to the Elite News.

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Pastor Elect “Rev. Jermaine L. Simms” Friday, February 15th @ 7:30 pm. Guest Church…Rev. Thomas Minter & Star of Bethlehem Church Sunday, February 17th @ 10 am & the Installation Hour @ 4pm Guest Church…Dr. Curtis W. Wallace & Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Come and experience an atmosphere of celebration, praise, and worship God has spoken…Let the Church say Amen Greater Ideal Missionary Baptist Church • 3610 Bonnie View Rd • Dallas, TX 75216 • (214)376-6293



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Dallas will once again turn its attention to those who have faithfully and selflessly served the community when the 38th Annual Elite News Awards Night Ceremony will take place on Friday February 22nd at Calvary Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church located at 4703 Sunnyvale Road in Oak Cliff. The purpose of this event is to acknowledge the many contributions that people have made and continue to make to Dallas community, said Elite News publisher, William “Bill” Blair, who started the awards nearly four decades ago when Dr. H.I. Holland and Mike Shapiro were honorees. “To often people are not given their proper due until they are no longer with us” said Blair. “This tribute acknowledges people while they are still among the living. We believe in giving people their flowers while they are still breathing.” Blair said that this year’s award program will be especially significant because the Jordan Randle Blair will be given in memory of his son who passed away last year after battling a serious illness for a number of years. “This will be the 2nd time in 38 years that my son, Randy, will not be with us,” Blair said. But he will live through this award that is being named for him and that will be given to someone who has made major contributions to the life of Dallas. A number of Dallas citizens, men and women will be honored at this event. The master of ceremonies will be Cheryl Smith known writer / journalist. “I am delighted to be one of this years honorees” said Pastor Corey Toney of the New Leaf Family Church in Pleasant Grove. “It is a wonderful tribute and I am honored to have been selected to receive this award.” Other recipients include members of the business community, the clergy, educators, journalists and lawyers. Others who have been saluted in previous years have been former mayors Ron Kirk and Tom Leppert. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been a recipient as have state senator Royce West and community activist Edna Pemberton. This year’s event will begin at 7 p.m., Mr. Blair said. Reverend Dr. John H. Moore, Jr. will be the host pastor for the evening.” This Years Honoree’s are as follows: *Corey Toney Youth Award: Cheniello King / Student John Neely Bryant ES

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*Mable Chandler Disguished Award: Betty Culbreath / Board Member of Dallas Plan Commission *Jordan Blair Man of the Year Award: Dwaine Caraway/ Dallas City Councilman *Unsung Hero Award: Belinda OdomGaston / CEO of Odom’s Bar-B-Que *John Beckwith Sr Businessman Award: Johnny Gray /Owner D&J Construction *Trailblazer Award: Samatria Hicks/ Mgr Speedy Cash Oak Cliff *Minister Of the Year: Rev. A.C. Toney/ Pastor Pleasant Zion MBC *S.M. Wright Meritous Award: Dr. C.C. Toney/ Pastor New Leaf Family Church *H. I. Holland Education Award: Earl Jones / Principal / JF Kimball HS *Don Stafford Law Enforcement Award: Tony Robinson / Chief Investigator Dallas County DA office *Pearl C. Anderson Community Award: Russell Wilson/ Chief Prosecutor Dallas County DA Office *Lobias Murray Humanitarian Award: Larry Taylor/ Principal Partner Cochoran Law firm *Communications Award: Jim Mitchell / Dallas Morning New Writer *Debra Blair-Abron Community Partners Award: Patti Duke / Owner / Stylist Duke Salon *Raymond Hollie Sports Award: Chris Gilbert / Head Football Coach Lancaster HS. It is going to be an evening of love, fellowship and admiration.

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allas Black Marriage Day began with the passion to spread a positive message of marriage in the African American community. We recognize the importance of the family as the bedrock of our society and its key role in raising our children.

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ach year outstanding couples are nominated by family and friends and the winners are inducted into the Hall of Fame and honored at the Dallas Black Marriage Day Event. These winners become memorialized in the photo gallery of Hall of Fame Winners.


e invite you to join us by nominating couples that have stood together through the tough times and have become inspirational role models to you and your congregation and communities. Nominee entries must be received by 5pm on February 15th with complete contact information for both nominator and nominees. Finalists will be announced on February 22nd.

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Partial funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90FM0018-01-00. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.


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Toliver’s Talents

By Mark A. Toliver II Elite News Staffwriter

Tom Brady “Life is strange with it’s twist and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learn. “And many a failure turns about when he may have won had he stuck it out”.!!!! In this years Super Bowl one of the big stories is how the coach for the 49ers switched quarterbacks. Many sports fans may remember that something real similar happened in New England with Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady. Allow me to explain. Brady was selected with the #199 pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Brady started his rookie season as the fourth

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string quarterback, behind started Drew Bledsoe and back ups John Friesz and Michael Bishop. By the end of Brady’s rookie season he was #2 on the depth Bledsoe. In his second season this is were the story begins. Drew Bledsoe suffered internal bleeding after a hit from Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. Bledsoe returned to the game for the next series, but was replaced by Brady for the Patriots’ final series of the game. the Jets won the game10-3 and the Patriots fell to 0-2 on the season. Brady was named the started for the next game against the Indianapolis Colts. It was in the fifth game of this season that Brady began to find his stride. Trailing the San Diego Chargers 26-16 in the fourth quarter, Brady led the Patriots on two scoring drives to force overtime. In the second overtime the Patriots won on a field goal. Brady finished the game with 33 completions on 54 attempts for 364 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Brady went on to win 11 of the 14 games he started and the Patriots won the AFC East. Brady finished the season with 2,843 passing yards and 18 touchdown and an invitation to the Pro Bowl!! In Brady’s 10 seasons as a starter, the Patriots have earned trips to the Super Bowl in 5 of them, winning 3. Brady had won

2 Super Bowl MVP awards, and he has been selected to 8 Pro Bowls, and Brady holds the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a regular season. Brady has a career record of 17-6 and his playoff win total is the highest in NFL history. Brady also helped set the record for the longest consecutive win streak in NFL history with 21 straight wins over two season(2003-04) In 2007 Brady led the Patriots to the first undefeated regular season since the institution of the 16game schedule. Tom Brady has the third highest career passer rating of all time(96.6) among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 career passing attempts. In 2012, Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to 10 division titles. Brady and Joe Montana are the only two players in NFL history to win the NFL Most Valuable Player and the Super Bowl MVP awards multiple times. Tom Brady and John Elway are the only two quarterbacks to lead their teams to five Super Bowls. Brady was also named the NFL MVP in 2007 and 2010. Tom Brady was named the 2007 Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. Now that’s a pretty good career for a guy selected # 199 in the 6 round!!!! Way to stick it out Tom!! May God Bless You and Help Us Change the World!!!!!!

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The Super Bowl By Leon Simon The Super Bowl in New Orleans is finally set. The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. This might not be the most glamorous match, but boy does it have a ton of story lines. The Har-bowl , the two participating coaches are the Harbaugh brothers , Jim coaches the 49ers John the oldest by only 14 mos. Coaches the Ravens. First time in NFL history this has happened. Then there’s the Ray Lewis story, Ray’s the spiritual and emotional leader and the signal caller on defense for the last 16 years, is playing his last game. With those story lines you would think that would be enough intrigue for two weeks, not so fast. The NFL instituted the Rooney rule to help the promotion and hiring practices of minorities in the NFL. Mainly the hiring of minorities at the head coaching position well there were 8 coaches fired and no minorities hired. The candidate that’s getting the most attention or should I say the lest attention is the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator. Jim Caldwell, Jim didn’t get one interview for a coaching position. Let’s look at his resume. After the usual assistant coach route, he was a member of the Tony Dungy Super bowl staff. On Tony’s retirement he was made head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, in his rookie season as head coach he went 14-2. Losing his last 2 regular season game, after following the instructions of then general manager Bill Polian and resting Peyton Manning and most of the starters for the last 2 games eventually losing to the New Orleans s Saints in the Super bowl. His second year he went 10-6 losing to the Jets in play-offs. His 3rd season the Colt’s without and injured

Peyton Manning went 2-14. Jim lost his job, less than 2 weeks he was a member of the of the Baltimore Ravens staff. As quarterback coach, on December10 the Ravens let offensive coordinator Cam Cameron go because they were having problems scoring, Jim was elevated to offensive coordinator and play caller. The Raven never lost another game; the anemic offense is now averaging 25.8 points per game. They won the AFC Championship game in Foxboro, Mass. 28-13 over a highly favorite New England team at home, with Tom Brady at Quarterback. At half time the Ravens were down 13-7, the prognosticators said Jim’s offense was too predictable in the first half, running on every 1st down. It was later stated that it could have been a perfectly called offensive performance by Jim and the Ravens 33 runs and 36passes in a come from behind victory. It’s usually a more pass oriented attack coming from behind. It seems as though my good friend John Wooten and the powers that be thinks the Rooney rule needs revising. The league is easing back into that recycling of the good ole boys net work. Chip Kelly went to the Philadelphia Eagle from Oregon, the only college coach brought in, With the exception of Andy Reid going to Kansas City the rest were new coaches. So for all intents and purposes the Rooney rule did work it just didn’t produce any minorities. Thus the revision process starts now; there is a great pool of young coaches out there and with the influx of the read option, and the athletic young college quarterbacks there will be more college coaches coming into the league. Problem is the colleges are lagging behind there are no young minority college coaches.

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Just a Bite with Lorie at Black-eyed Pea - Arlington Highlands

Well, I am back in the Arlington Highlands and The Black-eyed Pea has recently opened up a restaurant here. It was a late evening meal being shared with a wonderful young lady, Raven. If you remember I visited another of these chains several months ago and left disappointed. Well, I am happy to report that this was an entirely different experience. So let me start. Not sure if it is because the Arlington Highlands is the new evening spot for a Friday night but The Black-eyed Pea was busier than I had expected but not as busy

the side. I had, of course the corn and the carrots. The carrots had a natural sweetness to them so they were right up my alley. The corn was none descript but at least it was not low quality canned so I am happy. Raven choice was the signature House Made Meatloaf and she was also happy with her choice. When served it did look similar to the picture in the menu and she said it too was a good choice. Now I am not a germ-a-phobic but I have a distaste of being served drinks that are in open containers sitting on ledges around

as some of the other spots nearby. But again The Black-eyed Pea offers no entertainment so all considering it was busy. It is a nice clean family spot to have a Bite after shopping and before going home. The service was good and service was quick. My choice was the Southwest Chicken Casserole. The Casserole was surprising very good. It is layers of corn tortillas, chicken breast, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions & fire-roasted chilies baked in a creamy Cheddar sauce. It is served with Pico de Gallo and sour cream. For you to apply as you like I recommend you ask for both to be served on

the dining room. Come on there are people sitting around these pitchers who are sick, sneezing and coughing and you want to top off my drink from these containers. Not here!!!! Our server felt the same and did not refill my ice tea from these containers but from the fountain. Thank you! So if you are in the Arlington Highlands and you want a nice clean family spot to stop in for Just a Bite go into The Black-eyed Pea and tell them I sent you. The Black-eyed Pea / 4000 Bagpiper Way, Suite 150 / Phone: 817-467-9555 / http://www.

By Lorie Blair

By U.S. Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson

Many previously incarcerated men and women in Texas have tremendous difficulty finding suitable employment to sustain themselves and their families. Unfortunately some return to lives of crime, often unable to find livable wage jobs, and lacking the skills required to compete in a society that is increasingly technology dependent. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice there were 151,988 men and women in state prisons on November 30th, 2012. Of these, 53,990 were AfricanAmerican, 49,880 were Hispanic, 47, 345 were white and seven hundred and seventy-three were classified as “other.” A study released recently stated that 24.3 percent of the men and women released from Texas penal institutions between 2007 and 2010 returned to prison within three years. The situation that we face is alarming. It costs tax payers more to maintain an inmate for one year than it does to send him or her to a state college for two semesters. We have children who are without parents and grandparents having to raise their grandchildren. One of the organizations vigorously fighting to change the situation we find ourselves in is the Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas. Since 2005 it has serviced 929 former inmates with a program teaching technical and social skills designed to prevent

them from returning to prison. Participants are also given job placement assistance. Approximately 200 people, of all races, complete the program each year. The program, funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, has performed so well that its recidivism rate is only eight percent, much lower than the state’s rate. Participants are taught job skills, given transportation assistance and helped with clothing. At least two participants, after completing the program, opened their owned businesses and hired others who were former inmates. Under the leadership of Dr. Beverly MitchellBrooks, the President and CEO of the League, the director of the program, Yvonne Young, was invited to the White House in April of 2008. There she shared with others the program’s success in Dallas. For some entrepreneurs in this country prisons have become an industry. They are projecting prison growth based on the failure rates of second and third graders. As a society we must prove them wrong. We must support programs such as the one run by the Urban League and others. All men and women who make mistakes in life should not be stored away and allowed to deteriorate. We have to do all we can to restore them, particularly those who deserve a second chance.

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Rollin with a Brotha By KEVAN BROWNING

Welcome to the weekend, baaaby! Super Bowl 47 is almost here and you’ll be glad to know that inspite of the Internet rumors, there will be no chicken wing shortage for the big event. A spokesperson for The National Chicken Council(based in D.C. lol)say while wings may be more expensive, there will be plenty to go around. Ray Lewis, the Raven’s future Hal Of Fame Linebacker/ evangelist was accused of using deer urine to speed is near impossible comeback from a torn triceps muscle this week on Media Day at the Super Bowl. Ray says this same allegation came out two years ago and he’s not dignifying it with a new comment. Somehow, I feel the NFL won’t get around to investigating this until next week. In case you are going to the big Easy, the two biggest and best parties will be the Commissioner’s and the Maxim Magazine get downs. You can find all of the hot

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parties here: la/nightlife/articles/new-orleans-superbowl-party-guide/ My pick? Ravens beat the 49’ers 30-24 in overtime. The reason, I just like Ray Lewis and Safety Jake Reed, two of the best to ever play their spots in the history of the NFL! Game time is 5:30 pm on CBS 11, despite the fact that many Radio stations and TV Networks will try and suck you in with coverage staring at 11am..Locally, I’ll be diggin Mike Epps Saturday night at the Verizon in Grand Prairie, while some will make the trek to see Diana Ross up at the Winstar...Always love the colorful audience at Ms. Ross’s shows. Chris Brown’s walking around with a cast on his arm...Don’t ask me why, ask Frank Ocean, wow, hard to believe they got int a scuffle... Guess the truth will come out! Rick Ross is under fire from at least two directions...The Gangster Disciples street gang has threatened Ross for using their symbol(Star of David) in his visual’s and wants him to write a check. Ross is playing it off, but after seeing the Youtube threats, it was good that he hired a 24/7 security team this week. Meanwhile the real “Rick Ross” aka Freeway Rickey Ross, the notorius L.A. Crack Kingpin says his name is intellectual property and

he wants compensation for biting his legend from Rick and Warner Brothers Records...Meanwhile the “Rapper Ross’s” Bentley was reportedly shot at this week, but 50Cent says he thinks the whole thing was a fake staged by Ross, since no bullet holes were reported found on the Bentley... Either way and possibly both, Miami’s Rick is gonna have to cough up some cash!

Happy Birthday to YOU and Celebs this week: Dallas own MLB Hall of Famer Ernie Banks 82, Nolan Ryan 66, Oprah Winfrey 59, Shakira 36 and Justin(Luv that new joint with Jay-Z)Timberlake is 32. Thanks for Rollin With A Brotha in The Elite News!

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to a white family as a wedding gift. Anderson Bonner married Eliza and nine known children were borne to that union; Newton, William, Ed, John, Andy, Mary, Martha, Charlie and Nash. Eliza was originally for Arkansas. The children helped work the farm. He grew cotton, corn, and fruit, along with other types of crops. Eliza died as the result of a lamp explosion and fire in their home. Those who saw the explosion said she placed her hands over her head when the lamp blew up in her face and caught fire. Later on Anderson Bonner married Lacinda from Waxahachie, Texas. The First school for black children in the North Dallas area was the Vickery and Hillcrest School. It was re-named to the Anderson Bonner School. The school was closed by the Richardson ISD when Hamilton Park School opened in 1955. Prior to World War II many black groups held picnics on a section of the farm on Forest Lane, including the property where Medical City Hospital is now located

(Forest Lane and Central Expressway). Central Expressway was cut through the farm. The City of Dallas officially named the park west of Medical City Hospital, Anderson Bonner Park. The park runs along White Rock Creek and is complete with bicycle trails and recreation areas. This area was also a part of the original farm. Anderson Bonner had four surviving grandchildren, the offspring of Charlie and Hallie Bonner; Eunice Bonner-Turner, Henry Andersonson Bonner, and Marie Bonner and one child of John and Pearl Turner Bonner; Odessa Bonner-Hill. Odessa was the only surviving child of John and Pearl Bonner. The sister of Anderson Bonner, Caroline, married Ed Fields, Pearl Tu r n e r- B o n n e r, Wife of John Bonner, was From the Turner Family. One of the Fields descendants married a Giddings. This established linkage among several of the pioneer African American families who migrated to the farm lands along White Rock Creek in settlements known as the Upper and Lower White Rock Creek areas. These families, along with others, had extensive land holdings along a line between Dallas and Richardson and from Garland to Carrollton. Please send in your history, and for more infomation email me at attn: Debbie Blair Abron for your Black History


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M.E.T.R.O. Christ’s Church 405 E. Parkerville Rd. Cedar Hill, Tx. 75104 972-293-8188 Sunday Bible Study 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:30am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm

Dr. Kenneth Greene

St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church “Equipping the Saints for Kingdom Work” 218 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas TX. 75216 214-497-8560 Sunday School 10:30 Morning Worship 11:30

Rev. Anthony Cole Pastor

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Calvary Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church

Pleasant Zion Baptist Church 1910 N. St. Augustine Road Dallas, Texas 75217 Ph: (972) 285-6359 Early Morning Worship....7:45 A.M. Sunday School....9:30 A.M. New Member Orientation ... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .....10:40 A.M. Mon. Family Bible Study....7:15 A.M.

St. John Church - Unleashed Grand Prairie Campus (Central Office) 1701 West Jefferson Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 Tel: 972-264-1483 Sunday Worship Time: 7:00AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM Southlake Campus 800 S. Kimball Avenue Southlake, Texas 76092 Tel: 817-442 JOHN (5646) Sunday Worship Time: 10:00AM

A.T.R. Walk By Faith Ministry

A.T.R. Walk By Faith Ministry

3423 Fordham Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75216 3423 Fordham Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75216 (469) 231-5512 (469) 231-5512 Sunday Morning Worship - 9:00 am & 11:00 am. Sunday Morning Worship - 9:00 am & 11:00 am. Wednesday 7:00 pm. - Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 pm. - Bible Study Every 4th Saturday - Good God Almighty Musical

Every 4th Saturday - Good God Almighty Musical

“We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight * 2 Corinthians 5:7”

Apostle Traylor, Apostle W.C.W.C. Traylor, Jr. Jr.

Rev. Denny D. Davis, Senior Pastor


Cornerstone Baptist Church

1819 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Dallas, Tx. 75215 214.426.5468 Sunday: Early Morning Worship ... 8:00 am. Morning Worship ... 11:00 am. Sunday School ... 9:30 am. Wednesday Bible Study ... 7:00 pm. Rev. Chris Simmons, Dallas

PLACE YOUR MINISTER’S AD HERE! Greater Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church

9333Gate FergusonMissionary Road Dallas, Texas 75228 Greater Golden Pastor’s Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday or by appointment - 11am – 3:00 pm Church Office:Church (214) 327-1250 Church Fax: (214) 327-1359 Baptist

9333 Ferguson Road Dallas, Texas 75228 Early Morning Worship ServiceTuesday, 8:00Wednesday a.m. Pastor’s Office Hours: or by appointment School (Educational -Sunday 11am – 3:00 pm Building) 9:30 a.m. Early MorningOrientation Worship Class Service 8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m. New Members (Church Sanctuary) Nursery (open at 10:45 Worship Service) 10:45 a.m. Sunday School (Educational Building) 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service (Church Sanctuary) 10:45 a.m. New Membersnd Orientation Class (Church Sanctuary) 9:30 a.m. Brotherhood (2 Sunday-Lenwood Nursing Home, 2017 W. Virginia Drive, Nursery (open at 10:45 Worship Service) 10:45 a.m. 75237) 3:00pm Children’sWorship Church and Children’s ChoirSanctuary) (1st, 3rd & 4th and 5th) 10:45 10:45 a.m. Morning Service (Church a.m.


Rev.Fabian Fabian K.Jacko Jacko Rev. Rev. Fabian K.K.Jacko Brotherhood (2nd Sunday-Lenwood Nursing Home, 2017 W. Virginia Drive, 75237)

"We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight * 2 Corinthians 5:7"


New Leaf Missionary Baptist Church

Bible Believers Missionary Baptist Church

“Turning over a new leaf” 5044 Veterans Drive 2703 Carpenter Avenue - Dallas, Tx. 75215 Dallas, Texas 75241 (817) 879-1225 214-372-3200 (Church) Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday School ... 9:45 am. Morning Worship 11:00 am Morning Service ... 11:00 am. 1st Sunday Lord’s Supper 6:00Worship pm Rev. R. O . Moffett Wednesday Prayer, Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00Bible pm Study ... 7:00 pm. Gregory Pastor D. Franklin, Sr. Pastor

Greater Mt. Hebron M.B.C. Greater Mt. Hebron M.B.C. 2335 56th St. Dallas, Tx. 75241 Church: (214) 374-4759 Web 2335address: 56th Dallas, Tx. 75241 Church: (214) 374-4759 Sunday Early Morning Worship – 8:00 am Web address: SundaySchool Early –Morning 8:00 am Sunday 9:15 am Worship Morning –Worship – 10:30 am Sunday School – 9:15 ampmMorning Worship 10:30 am Tuesday-Teen Night – 7:00 Grief Ministry 7:00–pm 1st & 3rd Tuesday-Teen Night – 7:00 pm Grief Ministry 7:00 pm 1st & 3rd Overcomer’s Outreach @ 7:00 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday Overcomer’s Outreach @ 7:00 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Men Ministry @ 7:00 pm Bible StudyStudy @7:45@7:45 pm pm Men&&Women Women Ministry @ 7:00 pm Bible Thursday Choir Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 Thursday Rehearsal – 7:00 pm pm UsherMeeting MeetingEvery Every Thursday Usher 4th4th Thursday


Little Baptist Church Rose Friendship of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Fred Conwright Pastor

Rev. Fred Conwright Pastor

2251Ann Lawrence 2415 ArborStreet Ave. Dallas, Tx. 75215 Dallas, Tx. 75216 (214) 428-0462 (214) 374-3639 Morning Service … 8:00 am. 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School Sunday School … 10:00 am. 11:00 a.m. – Morning Intercessory Prayer …Worship Wednesday 12:00 (Noon)

Rev. A.C. Toney, Pastor

Rev. David Toney Interim Pastor


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Rev. T.C. Marshall Pastor

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church

2251 El Paso 8108 Mask Drive Dallas, TX 75241 Grand Prairie, (214) Texas498-4439 75051 … Office Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m. 972-647-1445 Men / Women Meeting (1st & 3rd Wed.) 7 – 8 p.m. 9:00 amBible Sunday School Study (1st & 3rd Wed.) 8 – 9 p.m. Bible Study (2nd & 4th am Wed.) 7 – 8 p.m. Morning Worship 8 & 10:30 Fellowship Dinner/Bible Study(5th Wed.)6:15 – 8:30 p.m. 7 pm midweek

Pastor Ronald Rev. C.L. Taylor D. Richardson

Resurrection Body of Christ 901 E. Parkerville Rd. DeSoto, TX 75115 214-434-0252 Sunday School Time: _9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Mid-week Service: Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Prayer Bible Study, Etc): Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Christian Chapel Temple of Faith 14120 Noel Rd. Dallas, Tx. 75240 Church (972) 239-1120 Fax (972) 239-5925 Worship Services: 8 & 10:45 am. Sunday School: 9:30 am. Wednesday: Noon Prayer

Rev. Kwesi R. Kamau Pastor


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