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The Black AIDS Instituteâ€™s Heroes in the Struggle Gala and Award Celebration honors, in a star-studded event and photographic tribute, individuals who, over the past year, have made a heroic contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He is the Academy Award winning filmmaker of films like PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE, THE PAPERBOY, LEE DANIELSâ€™ THE BUTLER and MONSTERâ€™S BALL, and the producer of the hit television series EMPIRE and the soon to be released STAR on Fox, but since the earliest days of the epidemic writer/director/producer Lee Daniels has also been an HIV/AIDS activist. â€œPeople know me as Lee Daniels the filmmaker. But they donâ€™t really know of my early beginnings when I had a nursing agency prior to that, as I was directing theater,â€? says Daniels, 56. â€œI had the first nursing agency under contract with AIDS Project Los Angeles over 30 years ago. I had people taking care of people with HIV, because people didnâ€™t want to touch them. So I lived on the front line. Thatâ€™s a whole different life and something Iâ€™m really proud of.â€? After a prodigious career that brought us films like SHADOW BOXER and THE WOODSMAN, in 2009 Daniels brought to the big screen an AIDS story that no one wanted to talk about through the character of 16-year-old Claireece Precious Jones, played by then-newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, who learned that her father had died of AIDS and that she was HIV positive. â€œIt began a conversation that had not been
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Mayor’s Evening In
Neighborhood leaders are invited to swing by The Generator Coffeehouse between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and enjoy a free cup of cocoa. This come-and-go event is a time to relax and celebrate the accomplishments of the year. Feel free to take a cup on the go as you take in the spectacular lights during Christmas on the Square. Click here to RSVP. For more information, call 972-205-2451 or email Neighborhoods@GarlandTX.gov.
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Mayor Douglas Athas will host his next Evening In from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Mayor’s Office, 200 N. Fifth St. Schedule an appointment at 972-205-2400 or email Mayor@GarlandTX.gov.
Lace up your holiday running shoes for the 8th Annual Jingle Bell Run. The Naaman Forest High School Class of 2019 will host the event at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Downtown Garland Square. Participants can preregister online or on the day of the race. After the race, stick around to shop at vendor booths along the square until 2 p.m. You can also support the Garland Pet Adoption Center by donating items from Garland Animal Services’ holiday wish list. Learn more at GarlandTX.gov.
Pancakes with Santa
Christmas on the Square 2016 Treat yourself and your family to a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration! Come one, come all to Christmas on the Square, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Downtown Garland. In keeping with the long tradition of this special community event, Christmas on the Square will have its classic attractions with a few new surprises. As always, the attractions are free! Families can slide down real snow hills, take photos with Santa, enjoy holiday food vendors and create crafts in the children’s activity area. The tree lighting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by choir performances 7:30 p.m. See event details, schedules and maps at ChristmasOnTheSquare.com.
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Mark your calendars for a morning of holiday fun and endless pancakes. The Kiwanis Club of Garland and the Citizens Fire Club of Garland will host Pancakes with Santa from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Central Fire Station, 1029 Austin St. Cost is $6 per person and includes all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, milk or coffee, and a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance by emailing BaileyHebert@att.net.
Create Ornaments and Holiday Cards at Holiday Maker Fest Prepare for the holiday season by attending the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Holiday Maker Fest, scheduled from Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 17. Registration is required, and participants may attend up to two of the four scheduled workshops: the Holiday Card Workshop, Book Wreath Class, Paper Ornaments Workshop and a Jewelry-Making Class. See a complete workshop schedule at Library.GarlandTX.gov.
Garland Fire Department Hosts Toy Drive Make this holiday special for a child in need. The Garland Firefighters Association and Garland Fire Department are collecting new, unwrapped toys for their annual toy drive through Dec. 18. Toys will be collected at all 11 Garland fire stations and at Fire Administration, 1500 Highway 66. For more information, visit GarlandTX.gov.
Company of Rowlett Performers Presents It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 8-11. Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com.
Garland Police Vacation Watch Need someone to check on your home while you’re away for the holidays? The Garland Police Department’s Vacation Watch program provides uniformed volunteers in marked Garland police cars to check on homes while residents are away on vacation. If you’d like to add your home to the watch list, download a Vacation Watch Request Form at GarlandPolice.com. For more information, contact Pedro Barineau at 972-485-4859.
Free Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre White Christmas Friday, Dec. 2 Elf Saturday, Dec. 3 Ring in the holidays with free movies at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Enjoy a screening of the holiday classic White Christmas on Friday, Dec. 2, and come back for the funny film Elf on Friday, Dec. 3. Both movies begin at 7 p.m. and no registration is required. Call 972-205-2790 for more information.
Staying Engaged and Informed FROM THE HILL Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
After the results of Donald Trump’s victory, people in our community and across the nation alike are nervous about the future. Some others may be sad, angry, or overjoyed. These responses are natural. However, the most useful exercise and biggest challenge is determining what comes next. No matter the outcome of any election, we are lucky to live in a democracy, where transitions of power are peaceful. Now that Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress, there will be fierce political battles, whose outcomes members of my party may fear. Some of the most passionate and controversial endeavors of the Obama Presidency could be overturned or vastly changed. For those of us who supported the Affordable Care Act, we are sad to see that its original vision will at minimum be drastically altered. Yet, while we might not agree with certain policy positions that will come from the Trump Administration and the Republicans in majority power, we know that our rights as citizens in a democracy are still as strong as ever. The Election of 2016 does not have to be considered an irreversible travesty. It was divisive and ugly but still it was passionate. And it is after controversial times like these, like the Vietnam War, that our nation moves back into itself, longing for healing, but knowing more about the emotional undercurrents that exist within our populous. No matter your opinion, your
affiliation, your joy or your pain, I encourage you to become involved politically—on any level. Organize in the community, familiarize yourself with your local politicians, make calls, show up at offices, or even come to Washington to let Congress know what you stand for. Political expression is not limited to just the first Tuesday of November, once every 1,461 days. Nor is it limited to your social media feed. It is hard work and requires patient participation. In the words of President Obama, “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” One scary thing about this election is the propensity of misinformation on the Internet. But again, navigating what news is real and what news is fake requires participation and study. Like political organizing, it is a slow and patient process. But it is an opportunity not only to guard ourselves from misinformation, but to arm ourselves with knowledge. We are afforded the great privilege of living in a democracy, where we do not have to fear for our lives as political parties transition between power. However, the price we pay for that luxury is the necessity to participate. For so many of us, was the election a loss? Absolutely. Nevertheless, moving forward, it is more important that we do not lose the lesson, as well. While there is much uncertainty for the future, the one thing we know to be true in the present is that indifference and apathy are not an option. Above all we must participate. We must educate ourselves and begin productive, difficult conversations that elevate our communities. Let us show our gratitude for the democracy in which we live.
Legendary musicians blend sounds at TBAAL By Eva D. Coleman
Will Downing. Najee. Their names are synonymous with class and jazz. With 28 and 30 years respectively of delivering smoothness to audiences all over, they recently joined melodic forces for a pre-Thanksgiving performance at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) in Dallas, the Giving Thanks with Jazz Love Train concert. Days before the show, conversations with both Downing and Najee revealed what they felt the audience could expect. “We’re going to do hit after hit after hit after hit and take you down memory lane,” Downing said. He added they’d be performing music from their latest projects as well. “We’ve enjoyed recording with each other over the years, different projects and touring together. It’s really kind of a happy reunion and so people are going to have a really wonderful time,” Najee said. Downing’s premonition of the type of crowd was accurate. “It’s going to be a grown folks, adult night out. Let’s walk down memory lane together,” he said. Attendees were definitely seasoned. TBAAL was packed! Fans have followed these veteran performers for years and they remain loyal. “I think we’re very fortunate that it’s always going to be people who enjoy listening to an instrumentalist, and there’s always going to be people that support live music,” Najee said. “Nothing can replace the ability of a musician to play an instrument.” Downing equates his longevity in the industry with providing audiences substance that lasts. “You can eat fast food or sit down and eat a proper meal,” Downing said. “And the proper meal is the thing that’s going to sustain and the fast food is going to run right through you. So, that’s always been my mindset. Make it quality.” TBAAL’s auditorium was well fed. Some audience members couldn’t stop shouting their delight, while many others stood with hands swaying in the air or sang along to familiar tunes. The show included moments of adult humor, with Downing providing visual demonstrations via use of a swinging microphone, to Najee encouraging back and forth sing alongs to match his sounds. Najee plays a variety of instruments which he describes as musical personality. “I think that’s the reason why I play saxophone and flute because they both have two different characters,” Najee said. “And depending on which voice you choose, it’s just like listening to a human voice,
the alto voice versus the tenor, or soprano what is other things,” he added. Downing shared, “While laying there, you’ve got just a different character.” It seems the voices of today’s rhythm and blues (R plenty of time to think,” to which he made a vow to & B) have a harder time breaking through to experi- never go back to how things were. “Music is not everything that you are. It’s just ence lengthy careers. “It’s rough on these young artists today,” Down- something that you do,” Downing said. “You’ve been ing said. “And musically, it’s kind of tough to express given a gift. It’s cool. You used it. But it’s not everyyourself because you’re being judged on what’s out thing that you are.” Health is a serious matter. We’ve lost many onethere. So if what’s already out there is nonsense, it’s kind of like, ‘Well man I wanna get radio play, so I of-a-kind artists to medical concerns. Of recent note better do some nonsense too,’ and so it’s dumbing is Prince, with whom Najee worked closely, including touring with him between 2001-2003. down the format.” “There’s nobody Downing added, like Prince,” Najee said. “We’re certainly not tak“Working with him, he ing as many chances was at times...things musically as I think we seemed conflicted, but probably could. We’re he was also one of the not being as artistic as we greatest artists and one could be. It’s rough out of the most generous here.” and smartest people I’ve While the direction of R ever met.” & B music is noticed, jazz Najee’s latest album, is a mainstay that's not You, Me and Forever, feaimmune to issues as well. tures 10 songs that defi“Music is always subnitely breathe life. With ject to the social circumthe first few cuts titled, stances of society to me,” Air, Fly With The Wind Najee said. “The trends, and Wave, the sounds the appetites of people, are refreshing, new and you know the lack of reclassic at the same time. sources, and so I think How can that be posit really trends that way. But when it comes to spe- Najee and Will Downing visit with Judge sible? Najee is purely cifically jazz music, I think Dominique Collins following their perfor- timeless. “I still feel like I’m in we’re always confronted mance. photo:TBAAL my 20s,” he said. When with a challenge of meetasked if the music keeps ing the criteria to connect him young, he exclaimed, “Absolutely!” with our audience on a direct level,” he added. “We have a saying, musicians don’t retire, we just That strong connectivity is what keeps fans flocking to shows such as this. However, health scares don’t hear any more music. As long as I’m hearing can silence a show and cause an artist to redirect stuff, I’mma keep on going,” Najee said. Downing’s latest release, Black Pearls, pays homtheir focus. Downing contracted Polymyositis, a rare muscular and auto immune disease with debilitating age to female artists. It features remakes of classics effects, in 2007. He rebounded and has completed originally performed and made famous by Jean numerous albums since then, however, lessons were Carne, Chaka Khan, Cherrelle and many others. A list of 30 songs compiled from Downing’s choosing learned from his experience. “It definitely changed everything for me,” Down- and suggestions from friends was narrowed down ing said. “I kind of had my blinders on in regards to to complete this body of work. “I just love the 10 that life. I was basically kind of chasing one thing...this we have,” Downing said. “A lot of the women I pay tribute to, I know. So there’s some sort of a personal whole entertainment and music thing.” “When I got sick, it gave me time to sit down and connection.” Attempting to make the songs his own was somerealize life is supposed to be lived, and it’s more well-rounded and do other things and participate in what challenging. “The toughest part of it was, some
of the songs are so iconic that people can only hear it a particular way, and even me,” Downing said. “Like when I was singing it, I found myself doing every little nuance that the original had,” he said. Downing mentioned that Street Life, in particular, was the toughest for him to interpret because, “Randy Crawford’s vocal interpretation was so incredible and everyone knows everything that she sang. They know when she took a breath,” he laughingly said. Well, Downing masterfully delivers these female inspired hits with ease, as only The Prince of Sophisticated Soul knows how. It’s a moniker Downing learned of during an interview. His initial thoughts, upon hearing the title, led to questions. “First thing I said was, ‘Why can’t I be the king?’ And he (interviewer) said to me, ‘Well the king is Luther Vandross.‘ I said, ‘Oh, okay. Well long live the king! I got you. I’ll be the prince!’” When Najee hit the TBAAL stage followed by his introduction by Will Downing, he asked the audience if they knew Downing’s other career was that of a comedian. During our interview, I gave Downing a new name, the Emperor of Elegance. He replied, “The Emperor of Elegance. Let’s see if that sticks. I like it though. As long as you’re not calling me the court jester or the idiot of idiots!” As Downing and Najee continue traveling along their Soulful Sounds of Christmas tour, they definitely left Dallas area fans in good spirits. So much so that many are already anticipating their quick return. The two, along with Erykah Badu, are honorary chairs for Dallas’ inaugural Riverfront Jazz Festival scheduled for September 1-3, 2017. They’ll share the stage with many other greats, including Freda Payne, Oleta Adams, Alex Bugnon, Jonathan Butler, Divas of Jazz, Pop and Soul: Eloise Laws, Mary Wilson, Rachelle Ferrell, Melanie Fiona, R.L. Griffin “The Reverend,” Euge Grove, Roy Hargrove,* Wanda King, Jazz in Pink featuring Karen Briggs, Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Shaun Martin, Keiko Matsui, Maysa, Rahsaan Patterson, Lucky Peterson, Phil Perry, Pieces of a Dream, Tito Puente, Jr., Six Brothers on Sax: Keith Anderson, Tom Braxton, Mark Felton, Art Sherrod, Jr., Joseph Vincelli and Clay Pritchard, Jackie Scott and the House Wreckers, Jon Secada, Ruben Studdard, Tambourine Lady (Rosalie Washington) & The New Orleans Soul Band, Paul Taylor, The Funky Knuckles, Martha Wash, Kim Waters, Peter White, Yarbrough & Peoples Music lovers are expected to travel from far and near. Get ready to handle all that jazz.
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Trumpâ€™s Cabinet nominations are calculated SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER by REV. JESSE JACKSON, SR
President-elect Donald Trump protests that he isnâ€™t really the racist, sexist, anti-immigrant Islamaphobe that his rhetorical excesses in the presidential campaign suggested he was. Then he appoints as his â€œchief strategistâ€? a firebrand who published white supremacist, anti-Semitic and misogynist provocations on his media platform. He appoints as national security adviser a retired general who calls Islam an ideology rather than a religion. And now he seems intent on nominating Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama to be attorney general, despite racist views that led Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject him for a federal judicial appointment during the Reagan years. The appointment of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III can only be a calculated insult to people of color and people of conscience. It shows that Trump is itching for a fight with the civil rights community. During his Senate hearing in 1986 it was revealed that Sessions told a Civil Rights Division attorney that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was â€œOKâ€? until he learned they
smoked pot. Sessions said he was joking. Sessions also called a black assistant U.S. attorney â€” the only black assistant A.G. in his office â€” â€œboy.â€? He dismissed the NAACP, Martin Luther Kingâ€™s SCLC and PUSH as â€œun-Americanâ€? and â€œcommunist inspired.â€? After his rejection, Sessions curbed his tongue a bit. He voted to confirm Eric Holder as the countryâ€™s first black attorney general. He co-sponsored the Fair Sentencing Act that aims at reducing the stark disparities in sentencing for black and white drug offenders. Yet Sessions continues to stand in the doorway against progress toward equal rights. He dismissed the Voting Rights Act as a â€œpiece of intrusive legislation.â€?
across the country. He opposed hate-crime laws and supported the effort to end affirmative action programs. Even after the murder of nine parishioners at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., led to removal of the Confederate flag across much of the South, Sessions called the criticism of this symbol of slavery and secession an effort by the â€œleftâ€? to â€œdelegitimize the fabulous accomplishments of our country.â€? Sessions has also been â€” no surprise â€” a venomous advocate for a crackdown on undocumented workers. He opposes any easing of immigration laws, denounces President Barack Obamaâ€™s decision to defer deportation of the families of children who have been born here, and even
But Trump is about to discover this country has changed. We arenâ€™t going back. African Americans wonâ€™t accept a criminal justice system that puts the lives of their children at risk. Latinos and Asian-Americans wonâ€™t huddle, frightened that ICE agents may invade their homes. Women and the LGBT community wonâ€™t give up their push for equal rights. As senator, he peddled nonsense about voter fraud and voter intimidation. Heâ€™s defended state voter ID laws, part of the voter suppression package that Republican governors have pushed in states
opposed the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court This appointment comes with the Trump administration threatening a rollback of basic rights â€” womenâ€™s right to
control their bodies, gay rights, voting rights, immigration enforcement, drug legalization and the escalating effort to challenge systemic racism in our criminal justice system. Sessions would lead a reactionary assault seeking to reverse or weaken all of these rights. â€œIf you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays were in the closet, immigrants were invisible and women stayed in the kitchen, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is your man,â€? Rep. Luis Gutierrez said in a news release. But Trump is about to discover this country has changed. We arenâ€™t going back. African Americans wonâ€™t accept a criminal justice system that puts the lives of their children at risk. Latinos and Asian-Americans wonâ€™t huddle, frightened that ICE agents may invade their homes. Women and the LGBT community wonâ€™t give up their push for equal rights. If Trump goes ahead with the Sessions nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee should hold extensive public hearings on his views and his record. His nomination is more than a disgrace. It is a provocation, a declaration that the Trump administration wants to rollback rights that were won after decades of struggle. The president isnâ€™t picking a fight with minorities. He is picking a fight with the vast majority of America â€” and we wonâ€™t go back. Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is the Founder and President of Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
Looking for ways to make democracy more democratic
â€œCan we forget for whom we are forming a government? Is it for men, or for the imaginary beings called States?â€? -James Wilson, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787
When the United States of America was born, emphasis was far greater on â€œStatesâ€? than â€œUnited.â€? Citizens of the newly-formed nation identified first and foremost as â€œPennsylvaniansâ€? or â€œGeorgians,â€? for example, and as â€œAmericansâ€? only as a distant second. Our method for selecting a chief executive originally was devised to serve interests of each state, rather than each citizen. The idea that all citizens of the nation should have an equal say in electing the highest office in the land was far from the minds of the framers of the Constitution in 1787. The Constitution did not specify who could vote; that was left to the states and most granted suffrage only to white male adult property owners. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention considered election of the President by Con-
gress, election by state â€“ twice in the last 16 governors, election by years. To Be Equal state legislatures and Today, one Wyoming voter has roughly the direct election by votBy Marc Morial same vote power as four ers. President/CEO New York voters. MinDirect election was National Urban nesota has 22,000 more considered, though Leagues people than Colorado not seriously, and twice and one more electoral rejected. It can be arvote, while Wisconsin gued that the framers of the Constitution were far more con- has 33,000 more people than Minnesota cerned about electing a qualified Presi- and the same number of electoral votes. dent than a popular one. The Committee According to a study conducted during of Eleven on Postponed Matters came up the 2012 Presidential election, the canwith the Electoral College as a compro- didates conducted two-thirds of their mise. public events in September and October Todayâ€™s Electoral College would be as in just three states - Ohio, Florida, and Virbaffling and unforeseen to the Framers of ginia. At the same time, the candidates the Constitution as Twitter or the Mars Ex- failed to hold a single public event in 40 states. Overall, campaign events and adploration Rover. Over the next two centuries, the Unit- vertising took place in only 12 states. As a nation that cherishes the â€œone pered States grew to cherish democracy as an American ideal. As the right to vote son one voteâ€? ideal, we should find these was expanded and the principle of â€œone facts offensive. Abolishing the Electoral College would person one voteâ€? overtook the nation, the justification for the Electoral College require the consent of the legislatures of diminished. Five times the winner of the the very states that benefit from this impopular vote has been denied the Presi- balance in power. In the current political dency because of the Electoral College climate, chances are almost nil.
However, the Constitution does not specify how each state must apportion its electoral votes. If states agreed to award their votes to the winner of the national popular vote, the anti-democratic influence of the Electoral College would be eliminated. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It has been enacted into law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, representing 165 electoral votes. It will take effect when enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes. Public opinion surveys consistently find solid majorities in favor of eliminating the Electoral College. Even our current President-Elect, the most recent beneficiary of its anti-democratic effect, has called it â€œa disaster for a democracy.â€? While the road to actual elimination appears long and fraught, eliminating its anti-democratic influence appears to be within our grasp. Marc Morial is an entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator. Mayor. President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. CEO of the National Urban League, the nationâ€™s largest civil rights organization.
Donald Trump wins for White America The Last Word
By Dr. Julianne Malveaux
NNPA Newswire Columnist
election night with exuberance. I was among the many who forecast a Hillary win. The only disagreement among my circle was how big the Hillary rout would be. I thought sheâ€™d get at least 300 electoral votes, and hoped that sheâ€™d thump Trump by getting as many as 340, holding him to less than 200 votes. The tables were turned and Trump was the one doing the thumping, with the electoral vote count estimated to be 306-232 (at this writing, final counts were not in). Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, garnering around 400,000 more votes than Donald Trump. White folks won the day for Trump in an amazing showing of white solidarity. Trump took 58 percent of the white vote, but did not get a majority vote from any other racial/ethnic group. Only 8 percent of African Americans voted for trump. He did better among Asian Americans (29 percent) and Hispanics (30 percent). White people repudiated Hillary Clinton and embraced Trump, despite his racist, misogynistic, and jingoistic rhetoric, as one of their own.
Hillary Clinton counted on white women, especially college-educated white women, to save the day for her. But Trump won 53 percent of the white female vote. He won 45 percent of the college-educated white womenâ€™s vote, losing that vote to Hillary Clinton by just 6 percentage points. Sixty-two percent of white women who didnâ€™t go to college voted for Trump, while just 34 percent voted for Clinton. College educated white womenâ€™s narrow vote for Clinton did not overcome the overwhelming support other whites gave him. White women valued culture and class over gender. Many of them are the mothers, daughters, sisters or wives of the white men who gave Trump 63 percent of their vote. Hillary Clinton failed to energize the base, or transcend the indifference that too many voters felt for her. Turnout was only 56.8 percent, just one percent higher than 2012, and lower than the 58.2 percent turnout in 2008. More than 95 million people who were eligible to vote failed to. The Republican vote was similar for Trump and for Mitt Romney, the last Republican Presidential nominee. Democrats turned out in much lower numbers for Clinton than they did for Obama. Why? Voter suppression is part of the answer. There were nearly 900 fewer voting places in 2016 than in 2012. Further, states like Wisconsin, which Hillary lost by less than
a percentage point, introduced new voter ID laws between 2012 and 2016. Clinton lost by less than 2 percent of the vote in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Florida. People of color were more likely to be affected by voter suppression measures than whites. In Durham, North Carolina, voting machines werenâ€™t working, and a judge ruled to keep the polls open longer to compensate for the broken machines. Clinton lost North Carolina by less than 4 percent. How many more might have voted but for broken machines and other chicanery? How many spent hours in line, and how many had to leave lines because they had to go to work? Hillary Clinton ended her campaign with more than $50 million in the bank! Might some of that money have made a difference in energizing the base? Could more people have been put on payroll as organizers in battleground states, especially North Carolina and Pennsylvania? Should grass-roots organizers have received more resources? Lots of fingers can be pointed in this post-election analysis, but analysis notwithstanding, Trump won. It hurts to write that reality down, but it is a reality we will all have to grapple with for four years. Part of the ugly reality is the realization that too many of our fellow citizens have embraced a racially divisive candidate whose rhetoric has unleashed hateful
speech and attitudes. The Detroit News reported that students in Oakland, Michigan blocked pathways of Latino students coming to school, shouting, â€œbuild the wallâ€?. These children are emulating their elders, including the â€œPresident-electâ€?. The nonpartisan education news website, the74million.org, has reported that â€œelection-relatedâ€? school violence is on the rise in the wake of the Trump victory. Donald Trump was able to tap into the angst that too many whites felt during the Obama presidency, and win the Presidency in the name of white solidarity and white supremacy. It seems incongruous that a rich, privileged, urban businessman should become the voice of the working class disgruntled, the rural neglected (Trump got 62 percent of the rural vote), and white women. But this is the new reality, the triumph of white privilege and hate rhetoric. Whites are just 40 percent of the population in California, a state that gave Hillary Clinton 61.5 percent of its vote. And the Census reports that by 2044 there will be no majority group in our nation. White folks might as well enjoy Trump while they can, but time and demographics are on our side. White supremacy wonâ€™t reign forever. Julianne Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book â€œAre We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policyâ€? is available via www.amazon.com
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Athletes Choosing Colleges Should Not Forget HBCUs
By Keisha J Kelley For The African-American Athlete
For so long I have watched athletes rally from pee wee football to the halls of college working on their craft. So many kids grow up with aspirations of playing sports at prestigious universities, along with hopes of one day going on to pursue a career in professional sports. Day in and day out, athletes work towards what they hope will one day be a career they excel in, and make their families proud. My only question is when it comes to choosing a university to pursue sports dreams, why do athletes feel the only way to do that is at powerhouse programs, or big name programs? I have lived by the motto for a long time if scouts want you, they will find you. I have seen big names like Indianapolis Colts’ Pro-Bowl defensive end Robert Mathis come out of Alabama A&M University. Alabama A&M is also the home of Pro Football Hall of Famer John Stallworth, a four time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The list doesn't stop there when we talk about Hall of Fame athletes who played sports at Historical Black Colleges and Universities. One simply can't make men-
tion of college football without Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams ‘The Pearl’ Monroe came out of speaking of the legendary Eddie are just a few greats from Gram- Winston Salem. Robinson, who built the Gram- bling. Former Cleveland Browns star bling Tiger football program into Pro Football Hall of Famers Leroy Kelly of Morgan State, and a success. Mel Blount, Aeneas Williams, and New York Giants star Harry CarCoach Rob of Grambling, the NBA great Avery Johnson, are son, played at South Carolina winner of 408 games, second part of the mighty Southern Uni- State. Olympian Alice Coachman all-time, is arguably the is out of Tuskegee. greatest college football Really, the list could coach ever. That’s more go on and on. than legends like Bear So tell me again why Bryant, Knute Rockne or are athletes overlooking Woody Hayes. HBCUs? Is it facilities, exNow, Coach Rob’s posure, and being at a great grandson, Quenbig time program? tin Burrell, has returned When it comes to fato Grambling as an ascilities, Alabama Crimsistant to head coach son Tide, has one of Broderick Fobbs. the finest facilities of its Of course, Coach Rob’ kind in the nation, and sparkling legacy is part it underwent a renovaof a story a lot of people tion in the summer of The late Walter Payton went from Jackson State University don’t like to mention. to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2009. The Hank Crisp Well, you may not want Indoor Facility removed to talk about it, but the the tennis practice facilhistory doesn't disappear. It did versity athletic tradition. ity to make the building a comhappen. Tennessee State’s Ed "Too Tall" plete open space to be utilized But let’s go on. How about Jones was the No. 1 pick in the for practice by baseball, footJackson State’s Walter ‘Sweet- 1974 NFL draft, and Wilma Ru- ball, soccer, and softball, when ness’? The Pro Football Hall of dolph led the TSU Tigerbelles to inclement or extreme temperaFamer is one of the greatest play- glory in track and field. tures prevent those teams from ers, ever. Alcorn’s Steve McNair led the practicing outdoors. The athletic excellence comes Tennessee Titans to the Super With a 130+ yard field, this from a myriad of sports. Baseball Bowl. makes it the largest collegiate Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Jerry Rice, arguably the great- indoor practice facility in the naand tennis great Althea Gibson, est football player ever, hailed tion under one roof. hailed from FAMU. from Mississippi Valley. Michael It is nice, for sure. Basketball Hall of Famer Willis Strahan from Texas Southern, Now, I can't deny the fact that Reed, NFL Hall of Famers Charlie baseball’s Lou Brock of starred at many kids are swooned by bigJoiner and Buck Buchanan, and Southern, NBA Hall of Famer Earl ger programs because of what
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God’s Grace or Evil Stalking You Spiritually Speaking
North Carolina Central University mourns the loss of the 11th Chancellor, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, who passed away today, November 26, 2016, after a heroic battle with cancer. Saunders-White’s tenure was filled with a number of achievements and firsts for NCCU over the past three-and-ahalf years since she assumed the post as chancellor on June 1, 2013. She made institutional history for NCCU with her appointment as the university’s first permanent female chancellor on February 8, 2013. She quickly established and carried out her vision of “Eagle Excellence” that made delivering excellence in our classrooms, excellence throughout our campus and excellence in our service to the community a focus during her administration. Saunders-White, 59 years old, took a medical leave of absence on August 8, 2016. She was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015. Saunders-White came to NCCU from the U.S. Department of Education after working in higher education administration at Hampton University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as well as in corporate marketing for IBM. In a statement sent to the university community from Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, acting chancellor, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, it was noted the following: “Her loss is nearly immeasurable to our community, but her influence on higher education and her genuine love and dedication for NCCU, most especially the students, are clearly evident by her impact in Durham, across North Carolina and throughout our nation. Chancellor Saunders-White was a powerhouse of energy and wit; she spent her life passionately executing on her visionary and transformative strategy of using education to create opportunity.” Saunders-White is survived by two children, Elizabeth Paige and Cecil III, her mother, Irene Saunders, and her brothers, Roger, Ralph and Kyle Saunders, and their families, a number of other family members and a host of friends.
scouts have told them, what recruits have sold them, and what coaches have shared with them. The possibility of playing time and exposure at top notch programs like Alabama, Auburn or LSU are hard to resist. Who wouldn’t want to play under a winning coach like Nick Saban at Alabama? HBCUs don’t have million dollar facilities. And sure you will practice in the heat, or cold, which is how you develop mental toughness. However, one thing I can tell you for sure is that your opportunity to play will happen. In HBCU programs, you will get your shot on the field, break records like Southern University’s Lenard Tillery, who broke the SWACs rushing record, and still got a shot at a pro career. Understand, everyone is not going to get drafted. Not everyone will make, it, either. As long as you put in the work, dedication, drive, and sacrifice, the rest will come. All you need is one shot. Just remember if they want you, they will find you, the choice simply is yours.
I have often found myself wrestling with the concepts and the realities of good and evil. It stands to reason that if you believe in God and His goodness, power and the righteousness of Jesus Christ, then it follows that you must also believe in Satan and his earthbound inherent ‘evilness.’ If this is true, then it is the height of ignorance or hypocrisy that we as human beings follow a course of action consistent with one belief and act totally inconsistent with and contrary to that same belief. We concede to the reality that evil exists. As a matter of fact, our civil laws and subsequent penalties are there to protect us against criminal, abhorrent and yes even evil behavior. Hence, what I am merely recognizing here is that the counterbalance of this fact ought to be a set of behaviors, or at least a set of professed beliefs, that confirm the reality of God, the good stuff. Unfortunately, it has been my experience and at times my behavior, that evil demands action, while ‘Godness’ gets a whole lot of lip service. I believe this is true because with all of our flaws and faults (sinfulness), we’ve gotten used to functioning in a world somewhat controlled by the evil one. Christians do recognize, must recognize that satan has power in the secular world. Thanks to him, many of us have become numb to those things that demonstrate his
In this game the ball (us) has a say in who wins the game. Can you imagine any athletic event where the ball actually participates as an independent active component? Well, the truth is we are that ball in this high stakes game for our very own souls. Imagine that. ultimate sacrifice, it becomes clear where we fit in this struggle between good and evil. We are the ultimate prize. To the victor goes us. Fortunately for us, we have some say in the clubhouse celebration. Once you accept the truth of good and evil in the context of God and the devil, the rules of engagement are clear. In this game the ball (us) has a say in who wins the game. Can you imagine any athletic event where the ball actually participates as an independent active component? Well, the truth is we are that ball in this
high stakes game for our very own souls. Imagine that. We can stack the deck in our favor. But it can’t be happenstance. It must be deliberate and we must be constant in making sure that the ball takes favorable bounces throughout the game. To be sure, with this in mind, Christ has given us the game plan we need to insure victory. “He who believes in me….shall never die.” John 11:25-26. That’s it. It’s all about belief. When Jesus says in John 16:8-9, “when He (the Counselor/Holy Spirit) comes, He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin because men do not believe in me…” He is telling us that the biggest threat to our own salvation is disbelief. You see belief in Christ brings about condemnation of satan and satan-like things i.e., evil. It must follow. Now we are armed and ready for the struggle. We are prepared and fortified against the evil that would destroy us. We now have a reference point for current and future behavior. We know the difference between good and evil. More importantly, we can now recognize our weaknesses in relation to evil and our strengths in relation to good. No contest worth anything is without risks. But for now, let’s play and may God forgive your fumbles and bless your recoveries in the name of His Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
May God bless and keep you always.
Down for my man
I can’t give you all the details, but let’s just say my boyfriend is doing something that makes a lot of money, but it’s illegal. If he gets caught, “we” could go to jail. I love him and I’ve always supported him. He was there for me when I didn’t have anyone and helped me financially complete my degree and purchase my condo. I don’t want to leave him now that I’m gainfully employed, but I do worry about him getting caught. Sometimes I feel like I’m living a double life. Now that my feet are firmly planted and I’m making a good salary, I would like for him to go legit, but he’s not having it. He says the money’s too good. How can I get him to see, we can leave that life and do well and have a good life? Signed, Down for My Man
existence in this world where we temporarily reside. Fortunately when we come to Christ, we are able to put some perspective on all of this as we begin to see the contrast between good and evil in our own lives. That’s when I believe you finally get it. By putting ourselves in perspective to Christ’s
Ask Alma by Alma Gill
Dear Down for My Man, Some people will sell their soul for a diamond-crusted, fried bologna sandwich, while others will work hard, all day long at doing what’s right. The road to righteousness is long, undoubtedly unfair and ruthlessly rough. The sidewalk leading to half-baked shenanigans won’t let you stand up on a slippery slope. You have to decide which path is best for you right now, today and tomorrow, not yesterday, six months ago or the year before.
Honestly girl, if your Mr. Do Right is doing wrong and you know it and support it, you’re Mrs. Do Wrong your dang self. Don’t start trippin’ now that you have a degree. Who you think you’re fooling? You’ve been in this from the jump. Your condo won’t keep you out of jail. Your degree won’t prevent you from serving time. You can’t dissect, analyze and redirect this negative into a positive now, because you’re getting an authentic paycheck. Get yourself out of this mess, before it’s too late. When it all comes crumbling down, and it will, you’ll be on your way to lock down, for love’s sake. Here’s my question to you: Is it worth it? 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: email@example.com. Follow her on Facebook at “Ask Alma” and Twitter @almaaskalma.
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Gray’s Event Center 3016 N. I-35E, Lancaster at 8p.m. Tickets $10 Inspirational Speaker - Imam Mohamad Ramadan, author of “The Political Participation of American Muslims” For more info, call 214 -460-7672
Garland Civic Theatre presents the hilarious update of the classic fairy tale in Cinderella: The Musical. Tickets: $27 available at GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com, 972-2052790 or in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and two hours before each performance. Nov. 25-Dec. 17, Granville Arts Center - Small Theatre 300 N. Fifth Street, downtown Garland
The award-winning Potter’s House choir and renowned Joyous Celebration of Durban, South Africa will record its first ever joint live album entitled “Heal Our Land” at The Potter’s House of Dallas. WHERE: The Potter’s House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas WHEN: at 7 p.m.
10th Annual Tour of Homes includes a tour of the Lancaster Visitors Center and State Auxiliary Museum and is a presentation of the Lancaster Texas Heritage Park Foundation. For more information, call 832-385-3732 ***** Discover Dallas ISD at District Wide School Fair! 9am - 4pm Ellis Davis Field House 9191 South Polk St. Dallas, TX 75232 Come Discover Dallas ISD
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December 3 National Black United Front Dallas Chapter presents Standing on Principles to Advance Human & Civil Rights with keynote speaker Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents its annual holiday Black on Black Mingle & Jingle Dallas Black Dance Theatre brings you a holiday party like no other. Join us for Black on Black – a complete dance and holiday experience guaranteed to bring good tidings and cheer on Friday and Saturday, December 9-10, It all takes place in the creative space of DBDT’s studios, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District. Enjoy the artistry, creative talents and innovative works choreographed by DBDT and DBDT: Encore!. 6:30 pm Mingle at the reception with complimentary light bites & cocktails on us! 7:30pm Enjoy the choreography & talented performances of DBDT & DBDT: Encore! DBDT dancers Claude Alexander III, Kayah Franklin, Sierra Jones, Keon K. Nickie, Zion Pradier, Sean J. Smith, Jasmine White-Killins, Christen Ashley Williams, McKinley Willis and Kimara Wood will showcase their choreography talents. 8:30pm Jingle at the free after-party with DBDT dancers & Live DJ. Take home holiday memories from our photo booth or a caricature sketch. You must be 21 years and older to attend. Ticket details www.DBDT.com
New Mount Zion Baptist Church will hold its annual Christmas Gala at 7p.m. at the HIlton Lincoln Center Hotel, 5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas. Tickets are $65. The keynote speaker is Dr. Zan W. Holmes. The Red Carpet Reception starts at 6p.m. For tickets, call 214341-6459
December 5 South Dallas Concert Choir’s annual free Christmas Concert, is open to the public, at Oak Cliff Presbyterian church. 7:00 PM, Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, 6000 S Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX
December 6 Jay Leno, the popular host of the top-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” will entertain the audience for one night at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, downtown Dallas Arts District.
Black Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition to Mr. Gregory’s presentation, you will hear from financial experts, ministers, community activists, journalists, health practitioners, chefs and fitness experts. There will be vendors and entertainment, but more importantly, you will leave empowered and equipped to lead a healthier life. You cacn get tickets for Mr. Gregory’s lecture at ticketmaster or through The Black Academy of Arts and Letters box office. Call 214-941-0110 for tickets or vendor information. ****** Grace and Taste Gala Masquerade Ball will be held from 8pm1am at The Chocolate Mint Foundation, 201 Executive Way, Desoto, TX 75115. Live Music by Paul Cannon and The Band along w/DJ Freestyle Steve. Tickets are $40 or bring 2 unwrapped toys valuing $35. All donations and toys will benefit The Chocolate Mint Foundation Christmas Candyland 2016. For more information and tickets, visit www.chocolatemint.org or call (972)224-7200.
December 11 The African Children’s Choir Garland, Texas - Upendo Baptist Church Time: 10:00 am. Address: 916 N Jupiter Rd - Venue phone: (214) 868-6007\\ The African Children’s Choir Plano, Texas - First Christian Church Time: 6:30 pm. Address: 813 E 15th St Plano, TX 75074 - Venue phone: (972) 423-3260
December 13 Fellowship of Professional Women Luncheon with Debby Efurd and Vocalist: Peggy Frazier O’Connor Park City Club 5956 Sherry Lane 17th Floor Dallas, TX 75225
Best Southwest Partnership 30th anniversary luncheon 11:30 am at Hilton Garden Inn, 800 N. Main Street. Speaker - Dale Hansen - Unplugged. For tickets call Cedar Hill (972)291-7817, DeSoto (972)224-3565, Duncanville (972) 780-499 and Lancaster (972) 227-2579
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