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I’m With Her‌Again!


Impressive career spans four decades Actress Kim Fields to celebrate at TBAAL

put it bluntly, I am tired of Some may slip and call her In an exclusive interview with the White and male dom“Tootie�, “Regine�, or even “CorTexas Metro News, Ms. Fields talkThe thematic thread in ination of America’s prorine� from the Steve Harvey Show. ed about her career, parenting, her penning my opinions over fessional, professorial and because her portfolio is extensive mom’s influence, and yes, voting. the past 13 years has been a political landscape. I have and still flourishing if present ap“It is absolutely important that tireless attempt at transpar- three daughters and never pearances are any indication. everyone exercises their right to ency. I cannot petitioned the Actress Kim Fields’ popularity vote,� she said, adding that there is suffer the loss Lord for sons. transcends generations and she so much work to do and that work of the six or so Donald Trump, has amassed a huge following does not stop with a vote. loyal readers in all of his blithover the past four decades, much “You don’t have to be elected to that I claim beering splendor do the work. You can impact your like Dallas’ The Black Academy cause I come off evinces my arneighborhood, community and of Arts and Letters which is celewhat to expect when she takes to the as disingenuous gument against districts.� brating its 40th season. stage. or phony. I renthe succession of A wife, mother singer, actress and diThis weekend fans of Ms. Fields and To top it off there will be a question dered this conmixed nuts (no TBAAL are in for a treat at “An Evening and answer period where she is sure to rector, Ms. Fields will add another title fidential email pun intended) with Kim Fields, Friday and Saturday at hear questions about her stellar career to her name next year when she releasHillary Clinton and rather than that hold sway 8:15p.m. on hit shows “Facts of Life� and “Living es her book, tentatively titled, “Blessed be outted by Puand rank over all Expressing her “profound love and Single,� as well as most recent appear- Life.� tin et al, I decided to publish three branches of our govListen to full interview at respect “ for TBAAL founder Curtis King, ances on the “Real Housewives of Atlanit. Transparency will have ernment. GuIdRP3WSs. #BlogTalkRadio Ms. Fields says attendees won’t know ta� and “Dancing with the Stars.� a whole new appearance In his December 10, 2015 in the new vistas of cyber- piece, my man, my role space that we are about to model, my “Nicca�; Dr. Miembark upon. chael Eric Dyson proffered So on the eve of the most a great editorial; “Hillary’s consequential election of White Privilege will make my generation, let me be her a better President for plain; I’m for her! Hell, I was Black America.� If you aren’t actually for Hillary Rodham convinced that “White privClinton eight years ago be- ilege� makes a difference, fore the Brother with the big ask yourself if Barack Obama ears showed up. can casually pop a Tic Tac, Dearest Comrade, grab any ass he wants and Save a Lot, Kemp and City “I’m with her� for a few brag about it on tape. Only a reasons, but the weighti- rich White male could be so of Dallas partner on venture Owner/Operator Joseph Kemp est of them is because Hil- openly racist, misogynistic, For decades citizens in several south- see any hope in site. Check out the store and take a virtual tour lary Clinton should be the and unapologetically ignoNow thanks to businessman Joseph Kemp, with editor Cheryl Smith, at www.texasmet45th President and the first rant and expect to win the ern Dallas County communities have comto swear the solemn oath nomination of his party and plained about the lack of quality grocery City officials and task force members, and the leadership of former city councilman Tennell There will be several community meetwithout ever donning a this presidency. DJ Trump stores in the area. Traveling miles to find fresh fruit and qual- Atkins, a new supermarket will open Friday, ings held addressing the lack of quality supair of boxers or briefs. To asserted himself the only ity meats has been a challenge and a source October 28, 2016, 11a.m. at 3540 Simpson permarkets in certain areas. of contention for many residents who didn’t Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX. See OLYMPIAD, page 3 By Vincent L. Hall

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Where are Taalibah and Typhenie?

Why the HBCU Community should support Hilary Clinton for President By Glenda Baskin Glover

mind each other of the significant bloody and deadly battles that were fought for such a fundamental right that should This article summarizes why have been enforced from African Americans should be eathe inception of our democger to vote this year, and why hisracy. torically Black colleges and uniIn fact, we honor the versities (HBCUs), students, and legacy of those who made the Black community as a whole sacrifices by exercising this should vote for Hillary Clinton for decisive right. President. Additionally, parents This brings us to the critishould urge young millennials to cal choice between the cansupport Hillary as well. didates for this all-important Voting affects every aspect of election on November 8 that our American lives. It is the cormany are characterizing as nerstone of our democracy as one of the most crucial elecBy Glenda Baskin Glover well as a constitutional right that tions in the last 60 years. In we must responsibly exercise as American analyzing the candidates, their platforms, excitizens. As an outspoken college president periences and qualifications, Hillary Clinton is regarding civil rights, I can easily articulate the clear choice for this nation for the followthat the most critical challenges facing African ing reasons: Americans today center around educational issues, economic inequality, and growing in- • Her commitment to HBCUs is far reaching. justices. Voting is the first step and a necessary Her New College Compact pledges $25 bilcondition to fashioning solutions to many of lion to HBCUs and minority serving instituthese challenges. tions, thereby strengthening opportunities The right to vote is a matter of dignity and See HBCU page 6 democracy. Sometimes it is important to re(President, Tennessee State University)

Hadiyah Islam was watching television when she saw the story of Typhenie Johnson and her boyfriend, Chris Revill. She said she sat up in amazement because Revill was the same man that her sister dated when she became missing a decade ago. “When I first saw the story, I was shocked, felt hatred and then sadness,� she recalled. “If they had lis-

tened to us 10 years ago.� Instead as Revill sits in jail with a $50,000 bond, on kidnapping charges in the Johnson case, he refuses to give any information that may lead to finding the two women. The Next Generation Action Network’s Min. Dominique Alexander met with the families of Taalibah Islam Taalibah Islam and Typhenie Johnson dated Chris Revill

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28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade/March 2017

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SOUL FOOD SUNDAY Sunday, November 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mt. Hebron Christian Academy 901 Dairy Road, Garland, TX US 75040 Join us for a time of fellowship and great food after church every first Sunday of the month. Tickets are $5 each. November's Menu: Garden Salad & Coleslaw, Fish, Dirty Rice, Corn, Rolls, Tea, Water, Desserts

Route: Parade starts on Dairy Road @ Garden Drive (near Embree Park) North on Dairy Road to Highway 66 (Avenue D); West (left) on Highway 66 (Avenue D) to First Street; North (right) on First Street to Highway 66 (Avenue B); West (left) on Highway 66 (Avenue B) to Fifth Street; North (right) on Fifth Street to Austin Street (parade ends 330 North 5th Street) **Celebration continues @ the Granville Arts Center Main Auditorium** To enter the parade and march, a sign MUST be on vehicle or carried with each entry. The parade line up begins at Austin Academy, 1125 Beverly Dr., Garland, 75040. Mail all parade entries to: Attention Gwen Daniels, MLK Events Coordinator, NAACP Garland Unit, PO Box 460944, Garland, TX 75046. For application log on to

Nov. 12, 1 to 5 p.m. | Daugherty Elementary | FREE 14th Annual Neighborhood Summit, a conference for neighbors, to rub shoulders with community leaders, City officials and neighborhood experts. Great neighborhoods are made by great neighbors, so come and learn how you can create a neighborhood you are proud to call home.


As part of the Neighborhood Benchmarking Program, the City of Garland is conducting a survey of 21 neighborhoods. Garland has partnered with Thoroughbred Research Group in Georgia to conduct a Resident Opinion Survey on the City's behalf. In early October and November, surveys were mailed to a random selection of residents included in this year's survey. Please find more information about the Resident Opinion Survey on the news page of the official City website.



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Closing out Domestic Violence Awareness Month, RISE holds event to assist survivors at Magnolia Hotel



Men, Women, Boys, Girls... every month should be Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Heroes House invites you to celebrate the ground breaking of

Heroes HouseSpeaker: 2 Newest Hon. Veterans Housing Eddie Bernice Johnson Thursday, November 10, 2016 11am-1pm 2120 52nd St Dallas, TX 75216

Heroes House invites you to celebrate the ground breaking of

Heroes House 2 Newest Veterans Housing Thursday, November 10, 2016 11am-1pm 2120 52nd St Dallas, TX 75216


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Nova Academy’s students write for local newspapers within the DFW Students at Nova Academy who are a part of the Journalism Club will write for Elite News, Texas Metro News, and Garland Journal. Starting in the month of November, student’s articles can be seen in the publications. Elite News is considered one of the most influential weekly black newspapers in the Dallas- Fort Worth area and was founded by the late Dr. William “Bill” Blair. In 2011, award-winning journalist Cheryl Smith founded I Messenger Enterprises, where she serves as publisher and editor of I Messenger, The Garland Journal, and Texas Metro News. Nova Academy students are very excited and eager to write for all four publications. This will provide a creative writing outlet that encourages students to build writing skills, engage in social activities, demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively, independently and also have fun.

2016 Neighborhood Summit A home is where we live and where we feel we truly belong. Luckily, "home" isn't confined to just a house, but spills over to the entire neighborhood!


METRO BRIEFS Register for the 14th Annual Neighborhood Summit, where neighbors from across the city will learn ways they can create a neighborhood they're proud to call home. While there, rub shoulders with community leaders, City officials and subject matter experts who are invested in the work of neighborhoods. Registration is free! Learn more at

Neighborhood PreSummit Mixer Before the Neighborhood Summit, get a taste of what's to come at the Pre-Summit Mixer, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, 507 W. State St. in Garland. Mix and mingle with neighborhood leaders and City staff in a casual setting as you enjoy the creation of a street mural by professional artist Anat Ronen. Visit for details.

Public Input Meeting: Garland Dog Park The community is invited to attend a public input meeting to discuss plans for a dog park in Garland. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Webb Middle School Cafeteria, 1610 Spring Creek Drive (next to Winters Park Soccer Fields). Visit to learn more about the meeting and take a quick

Legal Genius Series Jack Greenberg, a Jewish lawyer who leaded up the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., for 23 years, died recently. He was 91. The New York Times lauded him as “one of the most powerful white figures in a movement.” I am sure this name sounds familiar to you, especially if you were around during the civil rights era in the 60’s or have read everything you could on the movement, including the struggle for voting rights. Over the years, in this column I have written other articles with this same title. The first legal genius article was about E. Brice Cunningham, a living legend, who was a partner in one of America’s most prestigious law firms, Finch, Lockridge and Cunningham; and the second article, Judge L. A. Bedford, Dallas’ first black judge (Requiem for a Jurist 1926-2014). These frontier genius’ are so very important to our history and they should not be forgotten or casually tossed aside. I was Brice Cunningham’s legal assistant for three years, modeling part time, and remained a part of the legal world after moving to corporate America. Young attorneys like Sam Hudson, Royce West, Craig Washington, Marcus Ranger and others, came to the firm looking for jobs and advice. These were all black attorneys. The noted attorneys of that day were Joe Lockridge, D. B. Mason, L. Clifford Davis, Fort Worth, Fred Finch, and W. J. Durham. The work was long, abundant, audacious and demanding. W. J. Durham and Thurgood Marshall were classmates, which gets me back to Jack Greenberg and the Texas connection. The nucleus of the Black legal network in the 60’s was Thurgood Marshall. He collaborated with and delegated the civil rights workload across the country. This generation clearly had a plan with vision, opportunity driven and they worked it. For example, one evening while working late in the office, the T:5” phone

preliminary input survey about the dog park. The survey will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

Federal Grant to Boost North Texas TransitOriented Development Planning

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) a planning grant to help the region enhance accessibility to 28 DART stations along the system's Blue and Red lines. NCTCOG is leading the effort, partnering with Dallas, Garland, Plano and Richardson in addition to DART. Read more at

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pimp in the GOP’s “ho” game and nobody challenges him. Anyway…here’s what the HuffPost reported. “In “Yes she Can”, Dyson’s latest piece for The New Republic, the Georgetown professor details Clinton’s journey on racial issues and predicts that, despite her husband’s problematic legacy on race — exemplified by his crime and welfare reform policies — Clinton will have the chance to push change in ways that eluded Obama.  Dyson argued that Clinton, free from the stigma of blackness and the potential for perceived bias, would be able to speak more freely on issues of race than Obama ever could. “She won’t have to make apologies in advance, a priori, [and say], ‘It’s not about black people...’” Dyson said. “Hillary Clinton doesn’t bear that guilt, doesn’t bear that consciousness, doesn’t bear that kind of charge to be made: ‘Hey, you’re trying to hook up your people!’ Well, black people are not her people, but

she’s able, as a result of white privilege, to speak to the interests of black people in ways that were denied to Barack Obama.” I would go further than Dyson to conjecture that Mrs. Clinton would be of similar benefit to all non-WASPs. But even if she doesn’t get a bill passed, at least girls and young women of every hue and hairstyle will have the boundaries of their dreams enlarged. As someone who has been fortunate enough to get halfway up the corporate ladder in a Fortune 100 company, let me assure you that no woman; no matter how smart, how significant or how “well-endowed”, gets to the top without being head and shoulders above her male counterparts. There are some women and men who have slept their way toward success, but there is a ceiling for that form of cunning and upward mobility. Hillary Rodham-Clinton is the consummate woman, mother and political scientist and I’m with her…Period.

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By Dr. J. Ester Davis rang. It was Thurgood Marshall, calling from New York, looking for Brice. The instructions were simple. “Go down to Nacogdoches, Texas, and get so-and-so out of jail.” Jack Greenberg is deemed the last survivor of a renown legendary Civil Rights Legal Team. He is the last surviving member of the original legal team assembled by Thurgood Marshall, the founding director-counsel of the legal defense fund and later the first African American Supreme Court Justice. This team of seven broke down barriers and set examples in the matter of law that are still researched in law libraries around the globe, with voting rights at the very top. These battles they fought... and won...leaving a legacy of legal battles for people all over the world. Did I mention voting rights? In all, Jack Greenberg was before the Supreme Court in more than 40 civil rights cases. Many prominent attorneys have been a part of the Legal Defense Fund, including Barack Obama, who in one case was co-op attorney on his path to the presidency. When Thurgood Marshall joined the federal bench, he named Jack Greenberg to succeed him as director of the defense fund now up to 25 attorneys. Jack Greenberg found time to write a book about his odyssey entitled “Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution.” Is there a second generation at bat? Ester Davis can be reached at www.esterday. com or 214.376.9000

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HALL: What Price is your Vote Worth? Quit Playin’ by Vincent L. Hall Vincent L. Hall is an author and award winning columnist.

While America’s “virtues� are being “Trumped� by a loud-mouthed, government subsidized billionaire and his buffoonish behavior, there really is something serious to be considered about the 2016 elections. I received a political mailer from Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, which made me forget for a scintilla of a second who Donald Trump is. On the forward side, there were several, now deceased former Supreme Court Justices and they were juxtaposed to some of the landmark human rights and civil rights cases they oversaw. Next to these jurists are pictures of the plaintiffs. Just imagine the nine “Scottsboro Boys� who were saved from death row by a court overseen by Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes and court in the same frame and visual reference. To hell with all of that foolishness that flows from Donald Trump’s fountain of unforgivable ignorance and unprecedented insolence. The United States Constitution was created by rich White men for rich White men and the rest of America has the Supreme Court as our only salvation. But rather than offer some grand commen-

tary on what Commissioner Price conjectured in his mail piece, let me share the lesson(s) he taught in a two-sided 8 X 11 glossy.  Dred Scott v. Sandford,  1857 (7-2 decision) Chief Justice Taney Denied citizenship to African American slaves.   Prigg v. Pennsylvania 1842 (6-3 decision) Chief Justice Roger Taney Reversed the lower court decision to convict slave catcher Edward Prigg who violated the Fugitive Slave Act

 Plessy v. Ferguson,  1896 (7-1 decision) Chief Justice Melville Fuller Upheld “separate but equal� segregation laws. “A Negro has no right that the White man is bound to respect.�

Powell V Alabama, 1932 (7-2 decision) Chief Justice Charles E Hughes Reversed the wrongful conviction of nine Black men (The Scottsboro Boys) sentenced to death for an allegation of rape that was recanted by one of their accusers. Â Korematsu v. United States, 1944 (6-3 decision) Chief Justice Harlan F Stone Upheld internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, regardless of their citizenship status.

 Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 (9-0 decision) Chief Justice Earl Warren Separating black and white students in public schools is unconstitutional.

 Hernandez v Texas 1954 (9-0 Decision) Chief Justice Earl Warren  Mexican Americans and all  other racial groups in the United States must be afforded equal protection under the 14th Amendment.  Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 (5-4 decision) Chief Justice Earl Warren Prisoners must be advised of their rights before being questioned by police.   Loving v. Virginia,  1967 (9-0 decision) Chief Justice Earl Warren Invalidated state laws that prohibited interracial marriage.   Roe v. Wade, 1973 (7-2 decision) Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Women have a constitutional right to an abortion during the first two trimesters.   Bush V. Gore 2000 (5-4 decision) Chief Justice William Rehnquist Decided a presidency in which the national vote was essentially tied. And this doesn’t include the recent travesties like Citizens United v. FEC or the gutting of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. Y’all better Quit Playin’ and vote.   Donald Trump is a joke but the dangers that come with him are no laughing matter. The price you could pay if he selects the next few justices is more than you can probably afford! Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist and award-winning journalist.

Fake Outrage over Trump’s Comments is Ridiculous MY PERSPECTIVE by Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist)

I will be writing this column in the spirit of the 2002 blockbuster film, “Minority Report,� which starred Tom Cruise. The movie is set in 2054 Washington, D.C. The basic premise of the movie was that the government had the ability to arrest and convict a person of a crime before they actually committed the crime. With that in mind, I predict the biggest loser of next month’s elections will be the American people, regardless of who the winner is. Americans have already become more and more cynical towards our governing institutions; political, religious, corporate, and civic. When people lose all faith in their institutions, it’s a recipe for a total meltdown of society. The WikiLeak e-mails have provided proof, not so much to Trump’s assertion that the election is rigged, but to the fact that the American way of life is rigged. Over the years, I have constantly heard many Republicans complain about how biased and liberal the media is. I used to dismiss these charges as simply sour grapes and that Republicans have never really been very good at communications, but the WikiLeak dumps have proven that Republi-

cans have been right all along. lence and to encourage diversity The media “claimsâ€? to be the among journalists,â€? but yet they fourth estate and it is anything but. don’t have one Black staffer in their The fourth estate refers to the role of headquarters in Indianapolis and the media, especially print, in being have only one Black on their board a check and balance on the other of directors. three estates (or branches) of our If the governing body of journalgovernment: the executive, judicial, ism is hypocritical, should we exand legislative. pect their members, the media, to Donald Trump What I find amazing is that this be any different? proven media bias puts the journalisWikiLeaks has shown that major tic industry in direct violation of their own pro- media entities and reporters are in bed with the fessional standards as established by the Soci- Clinton campaign, specifically, and the Demety of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The SPJ is ocratic Party, in general. But yet, according to supposed to be the arbiter of the standards by their own mission statement, “It is the role of which all journalists must comport themselves journalists to provide this information in an acto. curate, comprehensive, timely, and understandAccording to SPJ’s website, their mission “is able manner‌to stimulate high standards and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as ethical behavior in the practice of journalism.â€? the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty‌ Since the media has been actively promotTo ensure that the concept of self-government ing Hillary’s candidacy, how can they then turn outlined by the United States Constitution re- around and claim to report “accurately and to mains a reality into future centuries, the Amer- stimulate high standards and ethical behavior?â€? ican people must be well-informed in order to The few times that mainstream media has make decisions regarding their lives and their asked Clinton directly about these leaked local and national communities. It is the role of e-mails, the so-called journalists allow her to journalists to provide this information in an ac- simply deflect by saying that Russia stole these curate, comprehensive, timely, and understand- emails. Neither Hillary nor her supporters can able manner‌to stimulate high standards and deny the substance of these e-mails. ethical behavior in the practice of journalism‌ Imagine that you have a teenage son whose to foster excellence and to encourage diversity best friend lives next door. They also go to among journalists.â€? school together and and one day your son misWhat I find astonishing about SPJ’s mission takenly leaves his schoolbooks at the friend’s statement is that they claim to “foster excel- house. The friend’s mother returns the books

to you, but also states that she found his report card in one of the books and tells you that she’s seen these grades. Your son never showed you the report card, because he had bad grades. You question your son about the poor grades and his response is that the neighbor had no right to look at his grades. Regardless of how you learned about on his grades, it doesn’t negate the fact that he received poor marks. Likewise, it doesn’t matter how WikiLeaks got all the e-mails, not one e-mail has been proven to be inaccurate and it is the media’s responsibility to question Hillary and her supporters like they have been doggedly questioning Trump over these women who are making “allegations� of misconduct. Hillary’s e-mails are presenting actual evidence of wrongdoing. The media has totally ignored hard evidence of Clinton and her campaign having direct conversations with the State Department and Department of Justice regarding open investigations involving Clinton. How is this even possible? Do you really wonder why the American people have lost all faith in our various institutions? Americans feel like if you have power or wealth, there is a different set of rules you live by. If Trump made the argument that the system was rigged in this regard, then he would have the support of most Americans. Raynard Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit You can follow Raynard on Twitter @Raynard1223.

SMITH: Temperament and consciousness

ONE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN’S OPINION BY CHERYL SMITH As I sat in Judge Elizabeth Frizell’s courtroom in the Frank Crowley Criminal Court Building, there seemed to be a feeling of excitement, anticipation and even nervousness. Those emotions are not uncommon in courtrooms but today seemed really special. I had heard about Star Court and decided to find out what was really happening. I knew Star Court wasn’t something that was outlined in a judge’s job description and based on what I heard, the many positive things about the Star Court Diversion Program, was worthy of looking into. The program, initiated by Judge , focuses on some key areas: prostitution, drug rehabilitation and mental health. For some who find themselves facing Judge Frizell, the outcome won’t be as positive nor will they get a chance to experience what some are saying is the “best thing that ever happened to me!� Some will go to jail. Some will get another chance. The Fall 2016 class consisted of four



women who had their run-ins And the speaker for the with the law. occasion should be on the There are some who road sharing her testimosay “lock them all up,� while ny with the young and old. others, like the judge, who Sadie Hamilton’s life on the understands about redempstreets, as well as the 23 tion, atonement, and second 1/2 years that she has been chances. sober, is worth sharing. She Sometimes you just need candidly discussed her life someone to believe in you and aspirations, speaking when you no longer believe candidly without any shame. in yourself. It was heartwarming to Granted there are some hear her offer support to the show will look into the prograduates. Judge Elizabeth Frizell gram and see it as another way “I don’t sugarcoat things to run game or try to scam the because it wasn’t sugarcoated system. for me,� she said. “I owe the counselors my life. Those are the ones in for a rude awakening I wasn’t living, I was existing!� because if they don’t know what tough love Ever had that feeling? and “don’t play with me� look like, guess what, She continued, “If your life don’t change, they will when they meet Juge Frizell. you’ll be back on the corner asking for change.� If they are fortunate to have an opportuBoth Ms. Hamilton and Judge Frizell adnity to participate in the Star Court Program, dressed the families of the graduates. they will find themselves surrounding by a Ms. Hamilton said, “Your families are real caring group that wants them to be successful. tired. They might believe that you’re going Sure they may have first come into the court- to do it (the things that landed you in jail or room looking like “who did it and why, “ or “I court) again.� did it and what you gonna do about it.� Looking around the courtroom, the Judge But on this day they were all smiles as they said, “ Family, I know you have been through a shared their testimonies. whole lot. They had to decide because it starts Through Star Court these women received as a thought and then you act on it. When another chance. It wasn’t easy, they admitted. their thinking changed their actions change.�

Cheryl Smith



Admitting she was hard on the graduates, Judge Frizell said, “ I expect so much of them. The ladies know to be honest. They know where they need to be and now is where they need family and the support system. They are making good decisions.� Star Court is a wonderful program because the women are provided with the tools to be successful. The team of professionals and sponsors are on a mission. It’s not a job, more like a ministry. And the world is a better place because of the work they do, especially when you consider that many become productive members of society. If you could have seen the looks on the graduates faces as they were cheered on by their loved ones and given an additional incentive as Judge Frizell waived fines and probation periods. There were tears of joy and looks of pride. Heck, I felt proud of the ladies and their supportive families. When I looked at the women, I saw daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers. I saw women.I also saw a look of pride on the face of the Judge. Sure she has to be tough. We have to be tough on crime and we have to realize that for some, incarceration, and yes sometimes medication is necessary. Judge Frizell gets it. Here is a judge who truly has the temperament and consciousness! Cheryl Smith is an award-winning journalist and publisher of the Garland Journal.


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The Birth of A Nation By Dwight Brown (NNPA Wire Service Film Critic)

Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course. Kudos to actor-turned-director Nate Parker for shepherding this ambitious project from the kernel of an idea to the completion of an inspiring and evocative film that is nothing less than a masterpiece. There are many facets of this movie that are groundbreaking, historic, monumental and unique. In the evolution of the American film industry few films have ventured into the subject of slavery. Some have misleadingly romanticized the era (Gone With the Wind). Some have made fun of it and belittled its tragic consequences (Django Unchained). Some have eloquently captured the suffering (12 Years a Slave). Some have revealed rebellions from a White man’s perspective (Free State of Jones). None have captured the spirit and emotion of the time, the courage and bravery of resistance and the calculated planning and execution of a rebellion from the viewpoint of African American culture. Until now. Southampton County, Va., is filled with cotton plantations. A young slave boy named Nat (Tony Espinosa) and his family work on a farm run by the Turner family. Nat is thought to be a chosen child by friends and family: “This boy has the holy markings of our ancestors.” He is friendly with the slave owner’s son Samuel (Griffin Freeman). That boy’s mom Elizabeth (Penelope Ann Miller) notices that Nat has a knack for words and she helps him learn how to read, using the Bible as a learning tool. Years later, Nat (Nate Parker) is a young Reverend. His stature among the slaves is high. The Turner family seems to not be too apprehen-

sive about their slave who seems to be intelligent and a leader. Samuel (Armie Hammer), now a young man too, is in charge of a farm that is failing to make money. As talk of rebellious slaves sweeps through the county, Samuel gets Nat to become a traveling pastor who “tames” the nerves of slaves on other plantations, for a fee that is paid to the Turner Family. Traveling around to other farms gives Nat a general of sense of other slaves’ wretched conditions. Several intensely brutal incidences, involving him, friends and a vicious assault on his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King) by white men, bring things to a head. The time to act has come. Nat: “We’ll destroy them all.” How will it be done? Who will join him? How will this insurrection end? Throughout the film, the script by Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin establishes and maintains a spiritual destiny that never wanes. There are moments that the Nat Turner they have created has Christ-like, martyr-like attributes. How much of this is based on fact or is manufactured to produce a character that audiences will root for is up for debate. One thing for sure is that the real Nat Turner was a courageous man who gave his life for freedom, and the one on-screen takes over that mantle very well. For a first-time filmmaker, Parker makes no huge gaffes. He finds and keeps a tone, pulls

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other in a way that creates an indelible moment. Before, and more now, the audience is waiting and ready for Turner to take matters into his own hands. And so is Cherry: “If the Lord has called you to fight, you fight for me. You fight for all of us.” Ensemble acting is rarely this flawless. Usually one actor overdoes it, or one is not up to snuff. Not here. Hammer as the friendly, then cold, Samuel makes you never question his motivation. Colman Domingo as Nat’s cohort gives depth to his role in ways that deserve acclaim. Aunjanue Ellis as the mother and Esther Scott as the grandmother, are stoic. Penelope Ann Miller, through the character of Elizabeth Turner, aptly conveys a sense of nurturing, confusion, shock and fear. Villains come and villains go, but Jackie Earle Haley’s interpretation of Raymond Cobb, a “paddy roller,” a White man who monitored and enforced discipline upon Black slaves, is one of the most vile you will ever see. A rebellion and a subsequent massacre happened in the backwoods of Southampton County, Va. on August 21, 1831. Those events foreshadowed the Civil War. And now millions have the chance to learn a part of Black history that few know. It is so fitting that the brilliant Nate Parker has called his great opus “The Birth of a Nation.” If there is justice in this world and the afterlife, D.W. Griffith, the racist director of the 1915 propaganda film of the same title, is turning over in his grave. This is a story that had to be told. And must be retold again and again. Dwight Brown is a film critic and travel writer. As a film critic, he regularly attends international film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and the American Black Film Festival. Read more movie reviews by Dwight Brown here and at

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Oscar-worthy performances from his cast and sets everything in motion in a thoroughly engaging manner that is sustained for 118 minutes. With the skill of directors with ten times his experience, he blends drama, psychodrama, romance, spirituality and action into a relentless, uncompromising classic. By most epics’ standards, this is concise storytelling (editor Steven Rosenblum) that is perfectly set in the 19th century (Jim Ferrell, set decorator; Geoffrey Kirkland, production designer). The characters wear clothes that looked lived in (Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, costume designer) and when they are injured their cuts and bruises look scarily real (Randi Owens Arroyo, makeup artist). And every element is captured by a very perceptive lens (Elliot Davis, cinematographer). It is a miracle that Parker can write the script, produce the movie, direct the proceedings and still turn in what has to be one of the most difficult and emotionally complex performances of the year. His character evolves from jovial, young man, to preacher with guilt, to loving protective husband and father, to angry rebel seamlessly. Every feeling he exhibits seems authentic. Parker’s portrayal peaks in a pivotal scene when Cherry lies on a bed of white sheets, bludgeoned, and he assures her that everything will be all right, even though life couldn’t be worse. The two actors cry and hold each

Spiritually Speaking by James A. Washington

Have you succumbed to the notion yet that prayer will get you through it? The ‘it’ I’m referring to is EVERYTHING. If you’re like me, if the truth be told, at times you’re not very enthusiastic about your faith. That fire that initially burned in me when I finally met Christ leaves me more cold than hot and I cannot and do not remain constant or consistent in my journey towards eternal salvation, Have you ever been there? Even my prayer life is more often weak not strong. I’ve finally figured out at times like these that if I only do one thing, I have to continue to pray. However casual or cavalier I might think it is, if I do nothing else, I’ve learned that I’ve got to pray my way through it. If you’ve ever been lost on a nameless highway and know that you’re lost, you probably understand what I’m talking about. No exit, no gas stations, no people or other cars around, no one to ask for directions. You just keep driving and you just keep looking, hoping against hope. It’s just you and the needle on the fuel gauge. Given yours and my circumstances, prayer is probably very appropriate when

one is spiritually lost; especially when you are forced to acknowledge that you are lost. My word to you is to just keep praying. At this stage of my spiritual development, I can’t think of an alternative. I just so happened to look up prayer in my bible’s Concordance and found out that I’m correct in my assumption that prayer(s), pray(ed),

At this stage of my spiritual development, I can’t think of an alternative. I just so happened to look up prayer in my bible’s Concordance and found out that I’m correct in my assumption that prayer(s), pray(ed), praying, all hold a special place in spiritual history and in the eyes of God. praying, all hold a special place in spiritual history and in the eyes of God. For every quote I could give you right now, there are many of you who could quote at least three more appropriate ones for this message. James 5:15-16 “And prayer offered in faith

will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you might be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” I will not sit here and profess to you to be a righteous man. What I will do is to profess to you and anyone who will listen that I am a sinner seeking God’s forgiveness. I am also on record as praying for you, my fellow man that you too, will understand God’s faithfulness. Mark 11:24-25 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” I’m not making this stuff up. This is what the text says. Hopefully, what I’m trying to convey to you is once I was lost. I’m sure I’ll get lost again and when it happens, prayer will continue to lead me home. It is an irrefutable spiritual fact. Try it. Speak to God from your heart. Let Him know that you know He knows you are lost. He will then step up and act out on your behalf proclaiming for all to see that you are never really lost and certainly never really alone. He has known where you were from the beginning of time. May God bless and keep you always.


He has made a liar out of me Ask Alma by Alma Gill

Dear Alma, Five years into my marriage my husband moved himself into the downstairs bedroom. The initial reason given was, “He didn’t want to disturb the babies” (including a newborn) with his late-night arrival, and early departures for work. Some months later, after a “marriage check-up” with our pastor, he confessed to me out of euphoria! He admitted that he had started smoking, you know; one of those things I never wanted in my life! Smoking is one of those “THINGS,” you know, those things you list as true deal-breakers, with regard to dating and relationships…FROM THE START! He admitted that he knew how strongly I felt about this, but he figured it was no longer a deal-breaker since we are married! On the one hand, I don’t see using this makes me feel as a justification for divorce. On the other hand, I feel betrayed, belittled, devalued, and bullied into being with someone I would NEVER had been

with, if given the choice of him as a smoker. Signed, He has made a liar out of me!

Dear “He has made a liar out of me, Holy hot water hose, you’re infuriated! I can see the flames flickering from your email. Luckily, I’m here to distinguish this dilemma. Lawd knows what would happen, had you not reached out for help. Quick, duck, here comes a splash of reality–this ain’t about you, it’s about him. Him and his habit, he owns an addiction. I know you feel betrayed tossed and lost in the hot sauce, but the reality is, we’re talking about a serious dependency, a desire that requires you to fully satisfy by any means necessary. Do you wanna know how I know? I smoked for over 20 years before I could quit. Your body craves for the nicotine. That’s why people stand outside in a cold, snow, icy rain to take a smoke. As a non-smoker, what you don’t know is, smoking can be soothing, a stress reliever, it relaxes you. If you’ve never struggled with a compulsion, you just don’t get it. It’s his choice to make. He won’t win unless he’s all in. So, encourage your husband to make up

his mind to quit smoking because it’s the healthy thing to do. Remind him you’d like for him to be around a long time for you and the kids, blah, blah, la-dee-da…you know what I’m talkin’ bout. Ask your doctor for brochures and suggested websites to share with him. Tell him you want him back upstairs, now! Yes, you’re right, smoking is a game changer, but you two can commit to get through this. Stop, read that again, I said you two. Handle your husband’s addiction with patience and tolerance. Don’t nag him, offer support. This will take time. I recall a conversation I had with a loved one who had battled a drug problem. During her last days, I asked, “why didn’t you ever just quit?” Her answer, “for every time you think I didn’t, I did times a million.” I assure you he’s trying, that’s what many smokers do, more than you and the rest of us non-smokers will ever know. Alma Alma Gill’s newsroom experience spans more than 25 years, including various roles at USA Today, Newsday and the Washington Post. Email questions to: Follow her on Facebook at “Ask Alma” and Twitter @almaaskalma.

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***** Dallas Theater Center World Premiere Musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale, -2400 Flora Street in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Full Run: Sept. 22 – Oct. 22, 2016 • 214-880-0202 or Paul Quinn College celebrates 2016 Homecoming, November 3rd thru 6th, celebrating 144 years of nationbuilding... “Greatness: One Step At A Time” Details about admission to the new El Centro College dental hygiene program will be provided during free information sessions scheduled in November on these dates: Wed., Nov. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Paramount Building, 301 N. Market St., room P705, in downtown Dallas (near the West End DART station); Fri., Nov. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the El Centro College dental hygiene building, 1250 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas; and Sat., Nov. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., also at the El Centro College dental hygiene building.

November 3

November 11-20 Nov. 11-20 at the Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland , Plaza Theatre 521 W. State Street America’s favorite Patsy Cline tribute stars America’s favorite Patsy Cline, Julie Johnson. This happy, loving tribute to Country music’s most enduring superstar traces the legendary singer’s rise from her hometown in Winchester, Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. Patsy Cline defined the term “crossover hit” by dominating country, blues, pop and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and early 1960s

ual Prizes. Benefiting the ivy and pearl foundation. At USA Bowl 10920 Composite Dr. Dallas Tx 75220 85th Anniversary Celebration Taste of Blue 7PM-11PM Gemstone Banquet Hall @ Park Plaza 13111 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243 Pre sale: $40 Reg/$60 VIP | At the door $50 Reg/$70 VIP

will entertain the audience for one night only at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.


PilobOlus, creator of the hit international show SHADOWLAND was showcased Sunday evening performing with Britney Spears and G-Eazy on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards program. The Rapper and the Pop Superstar performed a mash- up of their hits ‘Make Me’ and ‘Me, Myself and I’ while PILOBOLUS provided a mind-bending visual component using innovative shadow work which combines legendary PILOBOLUS dance, with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia.

Church Services 10 AM-12 PM Christian Chapel Temple of Faith 14120 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75254

November 17 Notice of public hearing to discuss school turnaround plans The Dallas Independent School District will hold a hearing to inform the public about the School Turnaround Plans for campuses rated Improvement Required (IR) for two or more consecutive school years. 5:30 p.m., Dallas ISD Administration - Ada L. Williams Auditorium 3700 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75204 Persons interested in making comments at the public hearing must register to speak by contacting Board Services at (972) 925-3720. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.

John P. Kee & NEW LIFE LIVE - Same night, Same stage! Bring back the Hymns Live Limitless Church 3838 Spur 408 Dallas TX Tickets $17 online, $25 at door, $30 VIP- Online only

“An Evening with Kim Fields” Friday, 4 & Saturday, 5 @ 8:15pm Clarence Muse Café Theatre $20 Wooing millions worldwide on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and a stint run on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ veteran actress and director, KIM FIELDS is back at one of her favorite home-base theatres performing an evening montage about the facts of her life with laughter, a few tears, amazing stories and some great music! Get up close and personal as Fields takes the audience on her 40-year journey in showbiz! Hosted by Board Member Gwendolyn Hunt.

***** SHADOWLAND by PILOBOLUS is coming to Dallas on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, 2017 following four wildly successful years touring Europe and Asia. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www. TITAS Presents at Dallas City Performance Hall.

November 19 November 11

North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Crimson Sunset 2016 7 PM · Noah’s 2251 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75082


85th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc invites you to 85th Anniversary Celebration. Public Program From 7 PM- 10 PM at the African American Museum 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210.

November 12 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Kappa Zeta Chapter presents 11th Annual Taste of Blue Wine/Spirit Tasting & Silent Auction, Gemstone Banquet Hall @ Park Plaza Towers, 13111N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243. Benefiting the Storks Nest Charity Fund of Dallas. 21st ANNUAL BOWL A THON -ALPHA KAPPA AL-

PHA Bake sale, Silent auction, Entertainment bowling, Vendors. Team and Individ-

Join the Thanksgiving Love Train when soul balladeer WILL DOWNING and jazz great NAJEE team up for a memorable and unforgettable pre-Thanksgiving night of jazz, R&B, soul and neo-soul music. HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS and BRANCH, ROLAND, HILLIARD EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT, INC. Naomi Bruton Main Stage $100-VIP Seating and Private Backstage Meet-and-Greet** $50- Orchestra Level $45- Mezzanine CALL THE TBAAL BOX OFFICE TODAY 214-743-2400

December 6

Jay Leno, the popular host of the top-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

November 4 Journalist and former professor Cheryl Smith will be the speaker atPaul Quinn College for the PQC Alumni Association Jessie Barbee Luncheon in the Zale Library. at 1 p.m.

November 5 Homecoming Week Homecoming Basketball Game Women’s Paul Quinn College Tigers vs. El Centro College

PQC HOMECOMING welcome home alumni! THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, DALLAS PRESENTS THE SCOTT JOPLIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF HOUSTON 5PM at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters on 1319 Canton, Dallas, TX 75202. Benefiting the South Dallas Children’s Choir. Ticket Available at the African American Museum or ICDC Kick-off reception for the formal 30th anniversary celebration, Our Journey to Thirty... an exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of ICDC. 6-8 pm, 3400 South Fitzhugh

November 6

Two Women One Man 10 Years Later

Taalibah Islam and Typhenie Johnson are both missing and both dated the same man, Chris Revill. According to reports, they were both last seen with Chris in Tarrant County. Where are they now? Help find them!

Do you know this man?

POLICE have not apprehended “Pookie” the serial rapist. We know he has attacked members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and there is a $5,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers. If you have ANY information, PLEASE call Crime Stoppers

Come on PEOPLE! Don’t you CARE? Will it matter when it is your sister, mother, aunt or grandmother or maybe YOU? GARLAND JOURNAL

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