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BRINGING YOU ENLIGHTENING, EDUCATIONAL, EMPOWERING, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING INFORMATION

I MESSENGER I MESSENGER - IS THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF CHERYL SMITH LIVE!

WWW.DFWIRADIO.COM

ISSUE I - NO I 9/18/2011

Tune in weekdays, Monday - Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, September 19

Host Cheryl and Kelly Kel discuss topics of the day and Cheryl has the Black Economic History Fact of the Day from the best- selling book by Julianne Malveaux, “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Days in Black Economic History. Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

Tuesday, September 20

Host Cheryl and Kelly Kel discuss topics of the day and Cheryl has the Black Economic History Fact of the Day from the best- selling book by Julianne Malveaux, “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Days in Black Economic History. Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

SWAGGER

Wednesday, September 21 Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • B l a c k Economic History Fact of the Day • 9:30a Marcus Egiebor of Unique Beauty Boutique • 10a CNN’s Steve Perry Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

Thursday, September 22

Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • Black Economic History Fact of the Day

Friday, September 23

• 9:30a author Beverly Jenkins

Join Cheryl, Kelly Kel and Phyllis Alphabet • Black Economic History Fact of the Day • Chef Raymond Lee provides a healthy recipe

Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

Stay tuned for the MAN who is SWAGGER MAGNIFIED!

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AND THEN....

MAGNIFIED! Beginning on September 1, host Cheryl Smith began revealing her list of men who she deems to be full of swagger. What does she mean when she says “swagger magnified?” “These are men who exemplify strength, intelligence, compassion, wit, consciousness, charm, faith,” says Ms. Smith. So every day, until the end of the year, she will reveal her pick of the day. And she also picks someone who is no longer living that she salutes.

Sporting News Editor-in-Chief Garry D. Howard, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Columnist Bob Ray Sanders, Min. Robert Muhammad, NFL Great Emmitt Smith, business mogul Daymond John, noted psychologist Nai’m Akbar, publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., NBA great and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, singer Charlie Wilson, journalist George E. Curry, former NAACP head and U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume, and rapper, author Chuck D.

Singer Marvin Gaye, actor Calvin Lockhart, singers Teddy Pendergrass and Nat King Cole, comic/actor Bernie Mac, journalist Lawrence E. Young, entertainer Isaac Hayes, singer Gerald Levert, African activist and publisher Pius Njawe, attorney/ media mogul Percy Sutton, Publisher extraordinaire John H. Johnson, and atty. Johnny Cochran.

“There are men who have made the transition who exemplify all the characteristics of swagger magnified,” she explained. And while there are listeners and friends on FaceBook who try and share their thoughts, Ms. Smith says she is the only one who makes her choices and sometimes it is not easy. “I refuse to be swayed by anyone and I do give careful consideration to my selections,” she continued. “I have surprised Kelly Kel and Phyllis J, and I like doing that!” IMessenger

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PROGRAMMING

9/18 Herbalist and Healer, Aremisa and Malikk 'Dr. Turtle' Haile discuss various healing techniques used by the ancient cultures and how they relate to today's health issues, at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center. For info, call (469)258-3748 5p.m.- Priscilla Arts Club Centennial Anniversary Celebration at the Adolphus Hotel. 5p.m. Lone Star Idol at the Granada Theater. 9/19-24 National HBCU Week 9/22 The Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists Fall Mixer, sponsored by Time Warner Cable will be held at Harwood 609 with honorees Terry Allen and Kristi Nelson winners of NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards! - 6:30p.m. Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center 7p.m.- 10 p.m.‘A Night of Education, Fun and Purpose’: ‘Generation Hip-Hop this one is for you’ Slamming CointelPro- For more information contact 214-460-7672/email: nbufdallas@gmail.com or visit www.nbufdallas.org 9/24

“Never Forget”Remembering Hurricane KatrinaBooksigning with author Lynette Wilkinson at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center at 3p.m.

9/26

The Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists General Meeting will be held at the Dallas South News Offices at South Side on Lamar at 6:30p.m. The speaker will be NBC 2

10/15

5’s Kristi Nelson, who recently donated a kidney to her mother. 10/1 State Fair Classic - Grambling State v Prairie View A&M University at the Cotton Bowl. Halftime show features V.I.C. doing the Wobble. 10/6 Hosted by the Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., “1st Thursday Karaoke, at Harwood 609 Restaurant and Jazz Club,” is one of many programs that the public service organization has to raise funds to benefit the chapter’s programs. $100 Prize! 10/8

Network of Hispanic Communicators DFW 30th Anniversary Celebration at CityPlace Center at 7pm with Pulitzer Prize winner Ruben Vives as the speaker. 12/1 DFW/ABJ's 30th Anniversary Scholarship Gala on Thursday, December 1, featuring CNN's Soledad O'Brien. Emcees for the event are Charles O'Neal and Lynne Haze. Honorees are Bob Ray Sanders and Clarice Tinsley. Log on to www.dfwabj.org for tickets.

Send your calendar items to

FAMU’s Homecoming and celebration info@cherylsmithonline.com of BADST’s Temeric 44’s 30th anniversary in Tallahassee

Monday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am On Now 9am Cheryl Smith Live 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Tuesday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am On Now 9am Cheryl Smith Live 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 12n The Mid-day X-Change 5pm The Jazz Lounge 6pm Chat it Up (Teen Talk) 7pm Claudia D. Fowler - Queen of Community Conversation 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Wednesday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am On Now 9am Cheryl Smith Live 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 2pm Lynne Haze Live 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge 8pm SheTalk Sports 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Thursday 7am Gospel Grooves 8am On Now 9am Cheryl Smith Live 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 4pm Urban Crusade with Gordon Jackson 5pm The Jazz Lounge 8pm The P5 Health, Wealth & Networking Show 9pm RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix Friday 7am Gospel Grooves 8pm Dallas Dialogue w/John Yourse 9am Cheryl Smith Live 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 12pm Da Crossover w/T-Spoon and LeftField 2pm Finish Strong with Kim McGrew 4pm DFWspotlight 5pm The Jazz Lounge Saturday 1pm The Paradox with Wordz 5pm The Jazz Lounge 8pm Dirty Redd Live and RAW Sunday 9-11am Gospel Grooves 11am RnB and NeoSoul Music Mix 12-4pm Classic Hits 5pm The Jazz Lounge IMessenger


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About Cheryl Smith When people talk about Cheryl Smith, they describe a woman who is passionate, committed and no-nonsense. Most opinions of her are derived from her insightful, poignant weekly columns that appear in the Dallas Weekly or her in your face delivery and cuttingedge interviews on Soul 73 KKDA's Reporters Roundtable with Cheryl Smith. She’s also the entertaining and thought-provoking host on DFWiRadio.com’s popular show, “Cheryl Smith Live.” Cheryl is a talk show host/producer at KKDA-AM and DFWiRadio.com, Executive Editor-at-Large for the Dallas Weekly, and host of cable television's "On the Dotted Line,” She is the current president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists and the former president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Florida A&M University National Alumni Association. A former two-term National Association of Black Journalists Regional Director, Cheryl has also served as president of the Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations. A graduate of Florida A&M University with a degree in Journalism, Cheryl also received her masters degree in Human Relations and Business. For 24 years, Cheryl has worked as an editor, columnist and staff writer for The Dallas Weekly. She has also been a talk show host/ producer at KKDA-AM since 1990. Additionally, Cheryl has worked as executive editor/director for Future Speak, a weekly newspaper produced by high school and college students in the Dallas area for the Dallas Examiner newspaper. A regular contributor to the National Newspaper Publishers Association's newswire service, Cheryl’s column is distributed through The Griot Syndicate. She has also taught journalism at Paul Quinn College, the

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University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. A life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and FAMU Alumni Association, Cheryl has served as president of three organizations. In 1994, she became the first Black and female to chair the North Texas Health Facilities Corporation, a testament to her ability to lead, build and forge coalitions. Cheryl has received numerous awards as an editor, writer, producer and talk show host, and for her community involvement. She has won the Black Press' highest honor, the Messenger Award, from NNPA and has received awards from the Dallas Press Club, Texas Publishers Association, NAACP and NCEW to name a few. The National Civil Rights Museum awarded her the "Invisible Giant" Award and in 2005, the Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented her with the "Image Award." In

Kelly Kel (center) with Mary Mary

I am blessed and truly grateful to have this opportunity to minister to the masses through spiritual talk and music. I love people and I know my calling. I truly trust the Lord with all my heart and he has stayed true to his word and his promises. As a child I loved to write and read so I am not surprised at the direction God and the journey he has placed before me. My career began in this industry as a Production Assistant with the DFW Film Commission in 1994 while achieving my Bachelor's Degree in

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the Women Empowering Women Foundation. If you really want to see Cheryl in action, you should catch her at the Dallas-Fort Worth

Association of Black Journalists Urban Journalism Workshop where she has make an impact on aspiring journalists from middle school to age 55 in the "basic training" type program that has been conducted at Dallas' Lincoln High School since January 1990. Her Don't Believe the Hype Celebrity Bowl-a-thon, which has brought numerous celebrities to the area, including comedian Dick Gregory, Chuck D and Malik Farrakhan of Public Enemy, R&B singers Miles Jaye and Eric Benet, country-western singer Imaj, and actors Glynn Turman, David A. Arnold, Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kiki Shepard and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, helps provide thousands of dollars in scholarships annually, while also underwriting the expenses for students to attend journalism conferences. November 2009 Cheryl was honored by the Cheryl’s speaking engagements have taken her Journalism Educator's Association. She also around the country and as far away as Cameroon, received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the where she compared the Black Press in America to Dallas-Metroplex Council of Black Alumni the struggle for a free press in Africa. She lives in Associations and Woman of the Year award from Dallas with daughters, Annya and Ayanna.

About Kelly Kel

About Phyllis J

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Phyllis J. is excited to host DFW Gospel Grooves with Kelly Kel. After recently relocating ‘back’ from Los Angeles, she has found a new home at DFWiRadio.com. Although new to radio and DFW Gospel Grooves, Phyllis J is looking forward to working with this “music ministry” to bring inspirational music and messages to the four corners of the world. Phyllis J. has worked in the entertainment industry for the last 15 years in both Texas and California. She graduated with a B.B.A. in Systems Analysis, from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mass communications at Texas Woman's University. I worked on several small music video projects in the area until graduation from TWU in 1998. I began freelance work with Mr. Boomtown a movie and music video director from Dallas, Texas. I held several positions with him; casting director, location manager, and production assistant. In 2003, I decided to try my luck at directing so I wrote, produced and directed my first low budget indie called "Confessions of a Playa." I won third place at the Dallas Black Film Festival in 2007, for a Teen HIV awareness short film called “Brian's Choice” and in 2009 our second feature "Black Angels" was completed. (Proverbs 18:16) A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. (James 1:17) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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