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Multiple services to celebrate life of Alabama Rep. Yvonne Kennedy

Family members have released details on funeral arrangements for the former Alabama Rep. Yvonne Kennedy, 67, who died Saturday after a brief illness. On Thursday, a public viewing will be held starting at 2 p.m. at the S te w a r t Me m o r i a l C h r i s t i a n Methodist Episcopal Church, according to a release from the Kennedy's family. The church is at 1250 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Later that day, a wake and worship service will be held at the same church. The service is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. On Friday, an educational tribute will be held at the Bishop State C o m m u n i t y C o l l e g e 's B a ke rGaines Central Campus at 1 p.m. The tribute will be held in the Yvonne Kennedy Auditorium at 1365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.   A graduate of the college, Kennedy served as president of Bishop State from 1981 to 2007. At 6 p.m. Friday, a memorial from the Greater Mobile Chapter of the Links and an Omega Omega ser vice from the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will be held in the Mobile Convention Center at 1 South Water Street. An Omega Omega service is performed for all Delta Sigma Theta members at death. Kennedy served as national president for the sorority for four years between 1988 and 1992.   PAGE 2

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On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., a funeral service will be held for Ke n n e d y a t t h e Mo b i l e Convention Center. Kennedy was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 1979, a post she held until her death. A Democratic r e p r e s e n t a t i v e f r o m Mo b i l e , Kennedy represented the 97th district in Mobile County. During her career, Kennedy fought against the state's voter ID law and helped extend voting rights to ex-felons in Alabama. "She was a fine lady who represented her district well," Gov. Robert Bentley said. "She will be greatly missed." Family members said Kennedy passed away at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Saturday morning while surrounded by loved ones.

Former NABOB President and Mississippi State Senator, Bennie Turner dies at 64

active member of NABOB. They are the parents of three grown daughters and several grandchildren. In addition to being a radio station owner for decades, Bennie was a practicing attorney and a Mississippi State Senator, having been elected in 1992.  As a Senator, Bennie was a powerful influence. In 1996 Bennie was appointed Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, one of the five major committees in the Senate, after only three years in t h e S e n a t e .   Wi t h t h i s appointment he made history as the first Black senator named chair of one of the major committees.  Before being elected to the Senate, Bennie ser ved as county prosecuting attorney in Clay County. Lois Wright, Counsel to the NABOB Board said, "Bennie was o n e o f N A B O B 's m o s t l o y a l supporters who could always be counted upon to 'answer the call' whenever he was needed, whether

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it was to join in on our constant lobbying of the FCC and Congress to preserve minority ownership, or t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n N A B O B 's fundraising or investment efforts. Bennie was a good friend and will be greatly missed." "I will miss Bennie as a quick wit, who could always find a light comment to ease the NABOB Board through a difficult situation," said Jim Winston, NABOB Executive Director.  "Bennie liked to fish, and during several Spring Conferences in the Ca r i b b e a n , h e l e d g r o u p s o f NABOB attendees on some very memorable deep sea fishing trips." In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send donations in Bennie's name to Trinity AME Church, 3894 Jim Griffin Road, West Point, Mississippi 39773. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2012 11:00 a.m. at the Third Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 904 Mosley Avenue, West Point, MS  39773, (662) 494-8414.

Bennie Turner, former President of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, and State Senator of Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, November 27 from a brain tumor. He was 64 years old. Tu r n e r 's c o m p a n y, T&W Communications Corp., owns W T WG -A M i n C o l u m b u s , Mississippi. Bennie is survived by his wife, Edna, who is the General Manager of WTWG and also an !

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As the world deals with more and more natural disasters, caused by global warming, we’re also dealing with our share of disasters orchestrated by what appears to be tormented or troubled individuals. At least that is how the gunman is being described. The 20-year-old, who was initially identified as his 24-year-old brother, Ryan, because he was carrying his brother’s identification, walked into a Newtown Connecticut elementary school and opened fire.

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His spree ended with a death toll of 28; most of whom were children between the ages of 5 and 10. Among the casualties was his mother, who worked at the school. For hours on end there was non stop coverage of the tragedy. In addition to a statement from President Barack Obama, there was the unanswered question that was on the minds of many: why?

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There are so many other questions and you can’t help but think back over all of the shootings that have occurred recently. Places where people are used to going and feeling safe, like to shopping malls, movie theaters and schools have become ground zero for assaults.

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No one can imagine the emotions of the parents who received word of the massacre and rushed to the scene, prayerful that their children had survived. Instead of looking forward to opening presents on Christmas Day, or spending time with family members during the holidays, these families will be grieving. They are not alone.

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So many have been touched by yet another tragedy. Everyone should be in prayer. I know I am. Just thinking about the young boys and girls who never had a chance to reach their fullest potential is enough to bring tears to the eyes of the “strongest” man and woman. Some have wondered whether the shooter’s mother saw her son before he fired at her. I listened as psychologists gave their professional thoughts and opinions about the shooting and the shooter. In comparing the Connecticut shooter with others, some speculated about whether shooters want to have their names in headlines or uttered by the president. Some even surmised that there are other people out in the world who might get “turned on” by the attention the shooter gets and decide to go out and do something just as sick. We know there are too many guns on the streets and we also know that PEOPLE WITH GUNS KILL. So do we lobby for gun control? Do we blame drugs? How do we stop the madness? Folks are calling the recent shooting part of an epidemic. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has the distinction of topping the list of most violent crimes. Earlier this year, the FBI released numbers that show a decrease in violent crimes but an increase in gun ownership. The Connecticut shooter was heavily armed.

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In coming days, as is always the case after tragedies such as the one today, there will be discussions about gun control, restrictions and protecting our citizens. We want to feel safe. We need to feel safe. Unfortunately we find ourselves feeling as though we are in a nation where it is becoming more and more commonplace for someone to go on a shooting rampage. That is not a good feeling. This is America.

I MESSENGER Cheryl Smith, Publisher Established 2011 IMESSENGER is a tribute to Le Messager, founded by Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawe and The Messenger, an independent magazine, founded by labor activist A . Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen. IM ESSENGER is committed to informing, inspiring, enlightening and provoking thought in a forum that is international. Submissions for publication consideration may be submitted to www.myimessenger.com. PAGE 3

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Dr. Neil Lowe Elected Chairman of the Black AIDS Institute Board of Directors LOS ANGELES--At its annual meeting on November 29, the Board of Directors of the Black AIDS Institute (the Institute) elected new officers to take on the challenges and opportunities in 2013 and lead the organization in a new strategic direction while continuing to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities. The new Board Chair is Neil Lowe, Ph.D. Dr. Lowe is a Partner at NoLimitss, a boutique business intelligence and data analytics firm focused on new revenue identification and organizational transformation. He has served on the Institute's board for six years, most recently as First Vice Chair. Other officers include First Vice Chair, Grazell R. Howard, President of King & Kairos in Charlotte, N.C.; Second Vice Chair, Rev. Edwin C. Sanders II, Senior Servant at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church in Nashville, Tennessee; Treasurer, Representative Laura Hall, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives; and Secretary, Jesse Milan Jr., JD, Vice President and Director of Community Health Systems at the Altarum Institute in Washington D.C. Rounding out the Executive Committee are Members-at-Large Angela Bronner-Helm, Principal at The Helm Media Inc. in New York City; and Chris Cathcart, President and Founder of OneDiaspora Group in Los Angeles. The officers have the task and responsibility of leading the Institute in a new direction. This approach includes five strategic objectives: fully implement the Affordable Care Act; support people

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living with HIV to come out of the closet; increase demand for treatment; integrate biomedical and behavioral interventions; and promote organizational retooling for an evolving response to the AIDS epidemic in a post healthcare reform world and one where biomedical interventions will play an ever increasing role in ending the AIDS epidemic. "The Black AIDS Institute is extremely fortunate to have Dr. Lowe as our leader. He follows a tradition of strong leadership including Jesse Milan (Chair Emeritus), and our recent Chair, A. Cornelius Baker," said Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Institute. "We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic in Black America. Dr. Lowe brings an extensive business background, deep relationships with the LGBT community, and strong associations in the Caribbean. He is the right leader at the right time." Dr. Lowe will assume the position from A. Cornelius Baker, Policy Advisor for the National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition and Technical Advisor of Global Health, Population, and Nutrition for FHI 360 Center on AIDS and Community Health. Mr. Baker will remain on the Board, focusing his energy on advocacy, leadership, and fundraising. "I think that we're in very difficult financial times for our country so the big challenge is making sure we continue to advocate and provide leadership and raise money for the Institute through all of our networks," Baker said. As Chair, Dr. Lowe will help guide the Institute in its new direction by introducing a new level of Board governance and strengthening development efforts to assure that the organization is sufficiently resourced.

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It Has Begun! Legendary multi-platinum country artist Collin Raye tells everyone everywhere he goes, “Imaj is country’s next big star!” What makes Imaj such an amazing anomaly is that her mission has always been simply, “Peace & Love” — a movement that has been advocated since The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Michael Jackson…then along came Imaj to continue the Peace Movement. What makes this so great is that Team Imaj has begun to expand her mission to not only spread world peace but to spread the awareness of Imaj and make the world a better place. You’ve heard the Breaking News: “IMAJ: Self-Titled Debut Album Set To Release This Summer/Fall!” We can’t

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Holiday scams By Dr. Julianne Malveaux Okay, I’ll admit it. I am truly the Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas. It takes me until about December 23 to get in the spirit, and I only feel obligated to find gifts for children and close family. I like to give, which is why I share with a few charities that are close to me. And I like to connect, which is why I have a greeting card ritual. But all this crazy frenzy after Thanksgiving, before Christmas sale stuff truly repels me. And while I don’t want to put a damper on anybody’s sprit, I want to say that this is the season to be careful. After all, we live in a consumer society. When we spend, other people get paid. When we spend other people are blessed. But if you spend what you don’t have then you are sliding down your own fiscal cliff, and you won’t have a pillow to protect you. The average American will spend about $900 this year on Christmas gifts and toys, but that means that half will spend more. ‘Tis the season to be careful. Some of the biggest scams come from charities. They will reach you through email, snail mail, and even text mail. They may ask for a little or a lot. You’ve got to ask where your money is going. Some organizations take as much as 80 percent of your gift, which means that the people you want to help get just 20 percent of your money. Before you send a penny, ask the right questions. Too many charities lean on this time of year to make their money, but if the whole truth is told, they are really leaning on this time of year to make a living. Check these folks out online, and look for their annual reports. If their overhead is more than 15 percent, walk on by. Another scam is the garbled name scam. You may think you are giving to a worthy program, such as the Police Athletic League, only to find that you are giving to the non-registered Police Athletic Program. You may think you are giving to an African American cause, only to find that a garbled name takes you someplace else. Americans want to give, and African Americans are among the most generous, based on the percent of income we give. But give with your head and not with your heart, and ask solicitors important questions. One of the other scams is the sale scam. If you buy it now, you will get a sale that will never, ever, in your lifetime be replicated. So standing line all night for the 52 foot TV for $239, while the store has only ten. Find some furniture you like only to be told it is 50 percent off today, but not tomorrow. Retailers are playing on your greed and your panic. If you take your time, you might find an even better deal. And if seems too good to be true, it is. Scruffy little children will come to your door this time of year, asking for money for their church, for magazine subscriptions, for all form of causes. You may want to slip the child a few pennies, but please know they aren’t going to make more than that with the magazine subscription scam, or with the church solicitation. In fact, most churches run their own solicitations, PAGE 6

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American Legacy Movement: Please, stop calling me "Black" The label "black" has taken its toll! And we do not want American children to continue living like this. This plea goes out on behalf of those with slave blood in us, as well as our supporters. We believe America is comprised of compassionate people who will empathize with this condition after being presented facts about vast subliminal circumstances suffered today. American Blacks do not benefit from being placed into this so called bucket of "Who's Black in America." It may sound like a fun label, solely based on the beauty of skin color and media innocence, but you would have a drastically different outlook on being labeled "black" if your family was actually forced to survive in a different mindset, many of whom are arrested or even killed every day! African Americans migrated, but American Blacks were invented as a byproduct of legalized Slavery and subsequent segregation. Our nationality, other than American, is not documented. It pains many to see the current living condition for American Black children [as a demographic], and we have decided to elevate this awareness as a nation. The "one-drop rule" is a term that was used in America for the social classification of those ethnic groups mixed with "one drop of black blood". The principle of "blackness" was a form of outcast for children of a

mixed union between descendants of Slavery and other ethnic groups. The "one-drop rule" was not adopted as law until the 20th century, such as Virginia in the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 which followed passage

so maybe ask for the name of the church and call them before you give a donation. I suppose I am the Grinch because I am dismayed that our holiday season, that supposedly celebrates the birth of the Christ child has turned into a commercial orgy with people shopping for a full five weeks. It has also turned into a solicitation orgy with almost every organization you

have ever known asking for end of year contribution. In the middle of all this drama, the purpose of the holiday is swallowed. I am weary of seeing frenzied faces anxious for the next sale, or children (and grown folks) defining their worth by what goodies they pick up. I am weary of the folks who go into crazy debt to prove a point, to buy affection, to shower folks with gifts when they

of similar laws in other states. Most people were absorbed into their majority culture based simply on appearance. If we looked at the family tree of early Americans, there are many American Blacks with more American Whites in their ancestry but was identified as "colored" based on the fact that their skin contained color, scientifically known as melanin. Using "Black and White" to define 2012 Americans is no more than modern day segregation and should be outlawed going forward. We are tired of political and business leaders viewing all "African/

Americans" into as one large category called "Black" despite our drastically different origins. The needs of an individual are grounded in origin, based on environmental and historical factors. African Americans and American Blacks originate from two different locations, from an immigration perspective, and American Blacks have ended up on the losing end of that category, all the way around. American Blacks are no longer passively accepting hostile treatment from immigrant coworkers and business owners when, in fact, we represent the foundation of American infrastructure which they use [faithfully] to build wealth for their family and send earnings back to their respective countries. American Black family legacy is tied up in an historical labor force of African immigrants forced to work for free. American Legacy Movement will establish Regional Leaders responsible for meeting with subgroups and collecting suggestions framed in a simple process with directives that would facilitate collecting the best ideas across our nation. The compilation of information will be presented for proposed legislation, as necessary. Please join at www.AmericanLegacyMovement.co m Sophia White, Founder should shower them with love. Can we be careful with our wallets and open with our hearts? I hope that we will all remember and embrace the meaning of Christmas and not the crassness of consumerism. Dr. Julianne Malveaux is a noted economist and president emerita of Bennett College for Women.

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Every manuntil hasa adesignated right to month his own opinion. Every race has a right Don’t wait to its own to go action; to the doctor-therefore let no man persuade you against your Cancer, hypertension, blood clots, kidney disease and will, let no other race influence you against your own. other ills are not paying attention to a calendar and neither should you!

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Dallas artist sings National Anthem at Madison Square Garden for the Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout Boxing Match New York, NY-Toya Nash, Dallas native, singer and actor, sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden to a sold out audience for the Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout match on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The championship boxing telecast of Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout on SHOWTIME® had 1.047 million viewers, setting a new record for Showtime boxing broadcasts. Nash is honored to have been singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden for the Cotto vs. Trout boxing match. See Toya’s amazing performance here: http://youtu.be/ITWYceOv9Y Born and raised in Dallas, Toya Nash is an accomplished singer and actress. She just released her first EP, "Him...", which is available on iTunes and has worked in film, television and theater.

In addition to singing and acting, Toya Nash is also an entrepreneur. She is the owner of Coach Your Craft, an acting and voice coaching company for both children and adults. For more information on Coach Your Craft, visit www.CoachYourCraft.com For more information on Toya Nash, visit http:// www.ToyaNashmusic.com

Fraternity’s Toy Drive benefits Single Mothers The Arlington Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., hosted its second annual Christmas Toy Drive at Luby's Duncanville. The men of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc (Iota Mu Sigma Chapter-Arlington, Texas) with youth groups hosted their second annual Breakfast Mixer and Toy drive at Luby’s in Duncanville, Texas. This year the fraternity partnered with The Gift for Moms Project; extended an invitation to the public to donate an unwrapped toy or donate a gift card. All donations benefited the Gift for Moms Project. “The partnership is important because single mothers and children often go without during the holidays. We are happy we can play a small part to bring some joy to a child's or mother's life during the holiday,” said Karl Warren, Director of Bigger and Better Business for Phi Beta Sigma-Arlington Chapter. The Gifts for Moms Project is a nonprofit organization that provides Christmas gifts to single mothers and their children. “This donation will means many mothers will have toys to give to their children this year, "said Stephanie Ward, Founder of Gifts For Moms. "Every year, we have had moms asking you give my child a gift instead of me. A child's happiness is the most important thing to a mother. These toys are going to lift the spirits of moms and brighten the eyes of many children. We are so grateful to Phi Beta Sigma." PAGE 7

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Vanessa Bell Calloway honored at Jackson State University Philanthropist and actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, who returns to the Showtime series "Shameless" on Jan. 13th, receives Presidential Award from Jackson State University (Miss.) for her support of emancipated foster youth. Calloway created a fund for Emancipated Foster Students to assist individuals who have aged out of the foster care system.  To date the Vanessa Bell Calloway Fund has raised in excess of $40,000 since its launch in the spring of 2009. 

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Presidential Medal winner Vanessa Bell Calloway (L) poses with Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers at the December 2012 commencement ceremony. (Photo Credit: Greg Campbell)

(L-R) Ashley Calloway, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Jhamasa Noel Lewis-Adams, Ally Calloway and Tony Calloway pose together at the Jackson State University commencement ceremony. (Photo Credit: Dominique McCraney) Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway receives Presidential Medal from Jackson State University. (Photo Credit: Dominique McCraney)

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Bradfield By Jamille Bradfield I Messenger Film Critic and Entertainment Writer

Have you ever watched a movie and wanted to get inside of the film director’s mind to see what lies beneath his or her creative genius? Well wonder no more. Good evening. Welcome to a critical analysis of FOX Searchlight Pictures’ latest release — HITCHCOCK. Directed by Sacha Ger vasi, HITCHCOCK stars Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins as master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, fellow Oscar winner Helen Mirren as Hitchcock’s wife and writing partner Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as PSYCHO leading actress Janet Leigh. HITCHCOCK tells the real-life story of the famous filmmaker’s inspiration behind his 1960 horror/ thriller, PSYCHO, and the many obstacles he faced trying to bring the troubled production to the big screen. The film also reveals Hitchcock’s uncomfortably disturbing fascination with Ed Gein, the reallife serial killer/body snatcher who ser ved as the inspiration for P S YC H O ’s No r m a n B a t e s character. Fellow villains Hannibal Lecter in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and Leatherface in TEXAS C H A I N S AW MASSACRE were also based on Gein. The film opens with an eerie scene of Ed Gein bashing his brother’s head in with a shovel just outside of his farmhouse in Wisconsin, and then pans to Alfred Hitchcock pro viding a witty narration of events in the same manner popularized by his “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” television series (1955-1961). Cut to Hollywood. Fresh off of his back-to-back box office successes, NORTH BY NORTHWEST and VERTIGO, Hitchcock is being showered with praise and accolades by media and bigwigs at Paramount Pictures when he begins contemplating concepts for his next big film. PAGE 9

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He seems to be running into a dead end (no pun intended) until he stumbles upon a ripped right out of the headlines novel about Ed Gein’s horrific crimes, titled Psycho, by Robert Bloch. Up o n r e a d i n g t h e b o o k , Hitchcock decides his next project will be based on Bloch’s novel and immediately orders his staff to purchase every copy of the book in print to prevent any spoiler alerts for potential moviegoers. So, Hitchcock has discovered his next big hit. Time to get to work, right? Wrong. Up until this point, the American horror film genre played it pretty safe in terms of graphic violence. It had mastered the art of leaving the implied act of m u r d e r t o t h e v i e w e r ’s imagination. Ho w e v e r, w h e n H i t c h c o c k approached Paramount Pictures about funding the film, they were uneasy about backing such

gruesome images and ultimately told Hitchcock that they would not fund the project, but if he could find another funding source, they would be willing to distribute the film, pending approvals by the censors. After several unsuccessful attempts to secure outside funding, Hitchcock, who is hellbent on making PSYCHO, turns to his wife and writing partner, Alma Reville, to enlist her support to self-fund the risky project to the tune of $800,000. While that budget is a drop in the bucket in today’s film production market, in 1960, $800,000 was a lot of money. In true stand by your man fashion, Reville, knowing they could very well lose their house if the film flops, gives her stamp of approval, and Hitchcock writes a check to produce the film. The biographical drama follows the production of PSYCHO from !

casting the young, boy-next-door charmer Anthony Perkins (James D’Arcy) as lead character Norman Bates and Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson) as leading lady Marion Crane. It is here that we get a glimpse into Hitchcock’s fixation on young, curvy, blond starlets and Alma’s extraordinary degree of tolerance with his flirting. While HITCHCOCK writers John J. McLaughlin (screenplay) a n d S te p h e n Re b e l l o ( b o o k ) intrigue the audience with the main plot centered around bringing PSYCHO to life on the big screen, the subplot about HITCHCOCK’S obsession with Ed Gein to the extent that he fantasizes about having conversations with the homicidal maniac, was seemingly an unnecessary sidebar. Perhaps it was included to highlight Alfred Hitchcock’s own bizarre character flaws. Nevertheless, the primary subplot about the relationship between our protagonist and his wife provided more than enough conflict on its own. Inevitably, after a few major bumps in the road, including production temporarily grinding to a halt when Hitchcock becomes ill, PSYCHO is finally completed and ready for its theatrical release. D u r i n g t h e f i l m’s p r e m i e r e , Hitchcock stands outside the theater, eagerly awaiting a sign of the film’s success (or failure) — the a u d i e n c e ’s r e a c t i o n t o t h e controversial, climatic shower scene. Of course, since this is a biography, we already know how the story ends and whether or not Hitchcock’s investment was worth the risk. Ho p k i n s and M i r r e n’s translations of these real-life characters are excellent performance-wise, however supporting performances by Johansson, Jessica Biel (as Vera Miles) and Danny Huston (as Whitfield Cook) are just fair to middling. With a r unning time of 98 minutes, HITCHCOCK, in theaters now, is rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material.

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Ask Gwen My wife left me but I want her back! Dear Gwendolyn: This is the problem: I met my wife on line. After only three months into our marriage, she left me. I had no idea she was unhappy. I came home from work and she had left me a note explaining she made a mistake. The people on my job were giving us a huge wedding party at the office. I had to let them know to cancel the party. My wife was gone. Although I know this is bad, but I want her back. How can I convince her to think about our marriage and return? Andrew Dear Andrew:

Why would you want her to return? Man, you are going to have to experience the hurt that most people go through at least once in their lifetime. The way you feel about her may never change, but you do not need to spend another day in this marriage. The years move swiftly and too often people in love are never able to realize their mistake until they are old, broke down, confused in the head, bones hurting, hearing bad, and heart remains the same – love struck but beats a little slower. Robert, meeting online is not good no matter how many wonderful stories you hear. Usually, whatever a person online tells you, he/she are not telling you the truth. Most online is nothing but lonely people meeting lonely people. Therefore, face up to the realization that even if she later realizes she made a mistake by leaving, you are making a mistake — in wanting her back. Gwendolyn Baines is an author, lecturer and syndicated advice columnist. The “Ask Gwendolyn Baines” advice column is distributed by the National Newspaper Publishers’ Association. (NNPA)-Washington, D.C.

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DENMICRO.COM 1IMALL.COM delivers shopping mall to Denny’s Franchisees Los Angeles, CA -- While the great majority of Denny's locations have FREE WiFi, still very few of the Denny's Franchisees have launched their Denny's Franchisee Microsites. 1iMALL.COM seeks to change that. Bryan Franklin, founder of 1iMALL.COM met with long-time Denny's and Burger King Franchisee, Mr. Ron Smothers, to share information about his trademarked internet based franchise model called The 800 Club (TM). As usual, Bryan asked Mr. Smothers the standard question he asks all business people: "What is it that you want more of?" The most common answers are TIME and MONEY. Bryan was not surprised, then, that Mr. Smother said, "MONEY". !

"With the economy the way it is, most of us Franchisees need to look at other ways to generate revenue and increase our profit," said Mr. Smothers. And thus the MONEY journey began. Bryan and Mr. Smothers contacted Denny's Corporate to share their desire to add the 1iMALL.COM virtual shopping mall to Mr. Smothers' newly established www.CrenshawDennys.com microsite and the rest, as they say, is history. When visiting CrenshawDennys.com, customers will be greeted with the following statement: "Mr. Ron Smothers, Denny's Franchisee, would like to invite you to visit our virtual shopping mall to see some wonderful deals." Additionally, the Denny's Staff will circle the website url on the receipt and say, "visit our Shopping Mall". Mr. Smothers is all set to share in the memberships and shopping commission. This 1iMALL.COM internet shopping mall model is non-exclusive to Denny's and can be implemented for any business. !

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“Night, night, sleep tight; don’t let the bedbugs bite” is an old adage based on bugs that hide during the day in nooks and crannies in the bedroom and come out at night. At one time, they had been virtually eliminated in the United States, but have recently reappeared. The reappearance has been in hotels, dormitories, apartments, health care facilities and private homes. The resurgence can be attributed to factors such as increased international travel, and the change in available pesticides. Bedbugs were a widespread pest until mid-1940, when pesticides containing DDT and other broadspectrum, long-lasting chemicals were introduced. These chemicals were highly effective against many kinds of pests, and nearly eradicated the bedbug. Unfortunately, these were also extremely dangerous to humans and could no longer be used. Fortunately, aromatherapy provides a natural approach to the problem. There

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are several essential oils that are effective against bedbugs. The most popular are lavender and eucalyptus used either individually or combined to repel bedbugs. Washing bed linen with soap and hot water will kill bedbugs on contact. Misting the mattress, pillows, and bed linen with the right essential oils will repel bedbugs as well as create a cleansed aromatic atmosphere perfect for sleeping. As with all essential oils, a few drops go a long way, so be careful when making ‘homemade’ blends. When unsure, it is always best to consult a Certified Aromatherapist. Bedbugs feed on human blood. The bite of the bedbug can result in itchy wheals, bumps, or small scratches on the skin. They cannot fly, nor do they carry disease. Nevertheless, bedbugs are nuisances that can be effectively dealt with through aromatherapy. In the event of a bite, apply a drop of lavender directly to the affected area, to disinfect and facilitate rapid healing. Travel (domestic and international) is the primary means of proliferation of the bedbug. Therefore, the traveler is strongly encouraged to mist all bed linen upon arrival to hotels, condos, and other forms of temporary housing with lavender and/or eucalyptus. Treat luggage with a mist before opening and before repacking to avoid bringing them back home.

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Mirror Mirror Awards held in Hollywood Beautiful people, bright smiles and the business of entertainment were celebrated Thursday when Colgate Optic White, RollingOut Magazine and RollingOut.com presented

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Together), Necole Bitchie (NecoleBitchie.com), Dawn Richard (Dirty Money) and Gloria Govan (Basketball Wives LA) as entertainment industry trendsetters who embody the style, elegance and glamour of Hollywood.   The event was hosted by Sharif Atkins (White Collar) and BET reality star Toya Wright (Toya: A Family Affair), who were joined by over 200 Hollywood tastemakers and celebrity guests including Antonique Smith (Abduction), Edwina Findley (Treme), Olympic Gold Medalist LaShawn Merritt, Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Clipper), Monifah (R&B Divas), Rotimi (Boss), and recording artist Brooke Valentine.     "It was cool to be a part of an awards ceremony that honored, applauded, and acknowledged the achievement of extremely talented women of color," said Atkins.  "These women are truly artistic entrepreneurs who are dedicated to their craft and committed to bringing a diversity of creativity to the front and center of our community." A highlight of the evening was when Necole Bitchie shared her struggle, losing her parents, enduring financial hardships and being taken in by family at the time she started her now infamous blog.  Also expressing sincere gratitude was actress Kyla Pratt who shared that Mirror Mirror was her first ever award and it came at a very important time her life, being a working mother. "This is actually my first award and I am truly honored to be recognized by RollingOut," said Pratt. "As a

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new mom and working actress, I pour so much time into my craft, spending long hours away from my family, that it feels good to know that someone sees my effort and is acknowledging me for it." As a major contributor to beauty, style and entertainment, Rolling Out Magazine kicked off the National Mirror Mirror Beauty Awards Honoree Naturi Naughton(Photo courtesy of RollingOut/ The Tour in Atlanta in FrontPage Firm) September with a private VIP Magazine.  "At Rolling Out, we reception and hosted the recognize those stylish, second event in Washington, charismatic individuals who, DC.   The Los Angeles event through their work in marked the third stop on the television, film and Mirror Mirror tour, which rolls entertainment, create dynamic, out to 13 major cities in 2013, unforgettable images that highlighting many of the most influence beauty and fashion in prominent and recognized Hollywood and beyond.  celebrities and style makers in Colgate Optic White's support the beauty and entertainment allowed stars to shine bright industries by celebrating their and illustrate the industry's success. best recognized smiles. We "Beauty and style are part of celebrated our 2012 Mirror the language of our culture," Mirror Award recipients this said Munson Steed, CEO and evening and honor their Publisher of Rolling Out contributions to the industry." !

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Cedar Hill collegiate H.S. Student wins new Ms. Cedar Valley College Title - The new Ms. Cedar Valley College is a senior at Collegiate High School in Cedar Hill, Texas. Seventeen-year-old Jazmine James won the crown last month (November 9, 2012). This is the second year in a row that a Collegiate student, who is earning dual credits at Cedar Valley College, has won the Ms. CVC title. James says friends encouraged her to participate in the pageant. She had to write an essay, and answer judges' questions. She sang "Rolling                                        in the Deep" by Ms. Cedar Valley College Jazmine James and Mr. Cedar Adele for the talent Valley College Phillip Washington. part of the program.  "I was Government Association. She is completely shocked, happy and also vice president of leadership in excited," said James, who recently the CVC Phi Theta Kappa Honor learned that she won a $56,000 Society. Merit Scholarship from Baylor  "Attending college during high University in Waco. school has been an amazing As a Collegiate high school experience," she said. student, James is on track to  James is also involved in her graduate in the spring of 2013 with church, Antioch Fellowship an associate's degree from Cedar Missionary Baptist Church, where Valley College at the same time she sings in the Impact Youth she gets her high school diploma. Choir. She started singing in the She wants to be a lawyer. Sunbeam Choir at the church  "Collegiate High School is so when she was four years old. very proud of Jazmine!" said   CHISD has 8,300 students and Collegiate Principal Jackie Fagan. is rated as a Recognized school "With her dedication and district by the Texas Education contributions to our school, to Agency. The Office of the Texas CVC, and within the community, Comptroller awarded Cedar Hill she has continued the Collegiate Independent School District a 4.5 legacy of 'Ms. CVC.' Jazmine is in its five-star rating system for its not only active in extracurricular Financial Allocation Study for with her officer position in the Texas (FAST). Office of Student Life but is FAST identifies school districts academically strong as evident of that use best practices to operate her membership to Phi Theta efficiently, while achieving strong Kappa. She is the kind of student academic performance. that professors love to have in The district has maintained an class and on which friends can AA- financial bond rating from rely." Standard & Poor's, as well as Fitch    James is the secretary of the Ratings for the past three years.  Cedar Valley College Student PAGE 14

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Mark your calendar Friday, December 14 Christmas Tree Lighting & Open House Balch Springs Recreation Center 4372 Shepherd Ln, Balch Springs, TX 75180 Reception and Holiday Music  7:00-8:00 pm Friday, December 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Santa Workshop at C.P. Preparatory School   603 S. Bryan-Belt Line, Mesquite, TX 75149 Special activities, craft making, music making for the entire family   

December 15 Holiday Homebuying Harvest Seminar 10am til 12 Noon Texas Investors Realty 4363 S. Hampton Rd Dallas, TX 75232 RSVP TO 972-977-9242

******    Donation of $5 or Canned Goods Pay at the Door 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MCM Grande' Hotel FunDome 1515 N. I-35 E. DeSoto, Texas 75115 Jacqueline Harrison, President  Gwendolyn E. Hunt, Chairperson ********* 14th Annual Christmas In The Park event, log on to www.christmasinthepark.com or call the S.M. Wright Foundation at 214.741.4990. ******* The Ultimate WordPress Workshop Fire Your Webmaster 9:00 AM NTC North Texas Chamber 2540 East Plano Parkway Suite 142 Plano, TX 75074 Price: $20.00 per person ******** The Empower Series Team Subject: Putting it all Together Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Place: The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management Executive Education Center ROOM 1.502 800 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080 *** 2nd Annual 2012 Black Xcellence Awards Show & Gala. This spectacular event will be held at the Mac Bernd, Professional Center located in Arlington, Texas

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Friendship-West Baptist Church & Worship & Fine Arts Community present Christmas Is About Christ a Christmas Pageant for the entire family 8:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. The production will be followed by a Word from our Senior Pastor. Come laugh, cry and experience the joy of the Season as we celebrate the birth of Christ. ***** Sustainability Gardening Lecture   Charles Plummer and Charles Shipp  will present a case for sustainability farming and gardening.  The lecture and presentation will present survival strategies for constructing a small garden and keeping and maintaining a few colonies of honeybees.  We will examine the case against genetically modified foods (GMO’s) and their inherent dangers.  Also the we will examine virtures of organic gardening and the process of growing one’s own fruits and vegetables and producing raw honey.  This will be a lecture and presentation that will present practical hands-on solutions on sustainability and local gardening/farming. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT. ********* Charles Plummer, former cook for the Ritz-Carlton and Wolfgang Puck now runs the Organic Gardening & Culinary Arts, for the Youth Village Resources of Dallas.   For the past year and a half, the former chef works with teenage boys who’ve committed nonviolent offenses work to tend the crops on the one-acre plot of land. These gardens are a great place for these young men to get their hands dirty, reconnect with nature and help grow food that is served in their cafeteria as well as for the Cafe Momentum pop up dinners.  The students raise their own chickens and have talapia farms to cook dinner when their work is done. Anyone who’s ever “played in the dirt” knows how therapeutic it can be to weed a garden, watch seeds turn into seedlings and then harvest from the plants, and just observe nature in its finest moments. Charles Shipp is the Naturopath, Beekeeper and auther of 'An Introduction to Bee Medicine , a book that discusses the medicinal use of honeybee products. As a practicing Naturopath his emphasis and mission has been to educate people on the extraordinary health benefits derived from the use of honey, royal jelly, pollen, and propolis.   The Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery and ResourceCenter 828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas, (New Location Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

****** Christmas Melodies - Christmas Parade & Festival STILL ACCEPTING VENDORS & PARADE ENTRIES 972-557-6090 Balch Springs Recreation Center, 4372 Shepherd Ln, Balch Springs, TX Noon-3:00 pm Holiday music, crafts, vendors, food, parade

December 20 Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce Customer Appreciation Mixer Catering provided by La Iguana Taqueria La Quinta Inn 12875 Seagoville Rd Balch Springs TX 75180 6:00pm-7:30pm *********

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December 28 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie 8:00pm KEM & Rickey Smiley

January 1, 2013 Featuring: Avery Sunshine, Melanie Camacho, & Junior 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Jan. 1, 2013 11:00 a.m. Cotton Bowl Stadium: 3750 The Midway Dallas, TX 75210   The Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank will kick off at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. The Purdue Boilermakers will face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys and be broadcast live on ESPNU-TV. Net profits from the event will benefit charities serving the homeless population in Dallas. For tickets and more information, visit theheartofdallasbowl.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @WeHeartDallas.   Contact Number: 214-774-1370  email: tickets@theheartofdallas.org   http://www.theheartofdallasbowl.com

Jan. 6 Enjoy Inspired Spoken word * World Class Clean Comedy* Live Entertainment* Singing* Dinner Buffet a special musical performance from BET's SUNDAY BEST show (Andrea Helms) & Much More....Including JUST added "Yarbrough & People's" live performance of there brand new Gospel single entitled "I'm In" "FIRST SUNDAY'S" Jan. 6th, 2013 Enjoy Inspired Spoken word * World Class Clean Comedy* Live Entertainment* Singing* Dinner Buffet a special musical performance from BET's SUNDAY BEST show (Andrea Helms) & Much More....Including JUST added "Yarbrough & People's" live performance of there brand new Gospel single entitled "I'm In"And Live Performance by "Norris Spivey" A 5 Time Rhythm Award Nominee. *If you've been then you know & if you haven't then please join us for this fun & dynamic experience! **And Exclusive Vendor Opportunities***

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Jan Tennyson is coming to Th3rd Thursday Champion's Luncheon on December 20th @12noon at Edison’s, 1724 Cockerel Ave, Dallas. .  Jan is the Founder & Executive Director of Dare to Dream Children's Foundation.  She will sharing her dazzling story of "DARE TO DREAM."

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2013 Event Schedule Irving International Women's Consortium Getting The Job You Want In a Tough Market 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM WHERE: Irving Chamber of Commerce 5201 N. O'Connor Blvd., Vault Room Irving TX 75039

29th Annual Quest For Success Awards Luncheon Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 12:00 noon Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A

January 25, 2013 Crimson Sunset An Evening of Jazz 6:00 pm - 9:00pm        Tickets: $35 Hor d'oeuvres Silent Auction

16th Annual Excellence In Education Scholarship Luncheon Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 noon Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A

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Grambling State University Marching Band to perform at halftime for our annual African American Heritage Night. I have about 600 tickets on hold for your group (all Greeks) and DMCBAA & UNCF.     After party on the Platinum Level at the AAC (Audi Club) post game with DJ  Ro Parrish. Game Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 vs. Golden State   Ticket prices:   $17 (discounted internally to $14) $3 per ticket sold – upper level $33 (discounted internally to $27) $6  per ticket sold – upper level $79 (discounted internally to $71) $8  per ticket sold – platinum $84 (discounted internally to $76) $8 per ticket sold -  lower level corners  

24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Monday, June 10, 2013 @7:30 a.m. (shotgun) Thorntree Country Club, DeSoto, TX. 87th Annual Awards Banquet Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A

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TLC is ready to put “fun” back into funeral The network has ordered a special/ backdoor pilot, Best Funeral Ever, that goes behind-the-scenes of a unconventional funeral parlor. At the Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallasbased funeral director John Beckwith, Jr. works with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then throws a wild party. Examples include a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with reindeer, elves and snow, and a singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle remembered at a BBQ-themed funeral — including live pigs, praise dancers, and a BBQ sauce fountain where loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye. “We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” Beckwith says. The special airs the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, and is produced by Park Slope Productions.

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Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center students plan trip to Inauguration The Big D Marching Band of Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center has made their bid to participate in President Barack Obama's Inaugural Day Parade and is raising funds to go to Washington! This is Big. The students are in need of community support! If there is a desire to help young people to participate in something worth while, here is your chance. Knowing that being a part of greatness, increases our chances of making a positive impact on the community!

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In our library "THE BIBLICAL JOURNEY OF SLAVERY: FROM EGYPT TO THE AMERICAS"

(BlackNews.com) -- The Biblical Journey of Slavery: From Egypt to the Americas by Lynette Bani presents the narrative of a family that began in ancient Mesopotamia, and the enormous impact that centuries of enslavement and disbursement around the globe have had on their descendants, Diaspora Africans. As the story traces the movement of this group of people through various world powers and across geographic regions, the reader is provided with insights into the rich history and culture of this group that have been obscured by the systematic dismantling of the truth of their past. Africans of the Diaspora must learn about their past ancestry, because that knowledge is knowledge of self, aecting the way in which they think and the way in which they behave in relation to their own people. In Support Black -owned bookstores

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order to understand the present, one must look to the past, for the present is the result of past establishments on which decisions for the future were made. These are the words of the prophet Moses, as recorded in Scripture: "And [YHWH ] will bring you again into Egypt with ships ... and there you shall be sold unto your enemies for bond men and bond women..." (Deut. 28:68) The Atlantic Slave Trade was the fulfillment of this prophecy. The account presented in The Biblical Journey of Slavery will visit ancient lands and show from maps, illustrations and undeniable evidence, episodes that connect Africans of the Diaspora to their ancestral heritage that should have shaped their world. "The sugar and cotton industries aected the economy of virtually every nation on earth. Forty slave factories were set up on the African coast to handle the demand for "Black gold" (Captured Africans)". The nations who were the main players in the trade were Portugal, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Britain and Anglo America ... Perhaps this was the largest combined commercial enterprise of nations ever. The intent of this writing is to change the way in which the world views Africans of the Diaspora and the way Diaspora Africans view themselves. The information provided will show where millions originated before there was a continent called Africa. The question "WHO AM I" is answered with clarity, ending the dilemma of identity for even the very educated, and the destructive anger that some mete out against brother and self. For more information, visit www.banipromotions.com

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Thanksgiving Weekend was busy in New Orleans Reports for attendance for the 39th Annual Bayou Classic show only increase in attendance 39th Annual

NEW ORLEANS – Again this year the Bayou Classic brought several family-friendly events to New Orleans and thousands of visitors to the city of New Orleans.   The Bayou Classic is the annual extravaganza bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to New Orleans each November for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. With an estimated economic impact of $30 million, the Bayou Classic is an important event for the City of New Orleans.   The official attendance for this year’s Bayou Classic was:

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2012 Dallas Cowboys(NFC East) Date

Opponent

Time/TV

Wednesday 09/05/12

at New York Giants MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Sunday 09/16/12

at Seattle Seahawks Loss CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday 09/23/12

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Won

Monday 10/01/12

Chicago Bears Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Loss

BYE

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Battle of the Bands and Greek Show: 24,293

Sunday 10/07/12 Sunday Once again this year, the Bayou Classic saw an increase in 10/14/12 attendance for both events. And, as reported annually by the online news site HBCU Lifestyle, Bayou Classic moved up two positions as the second largest HBCU Football Classic and the only Classic Sunday on the list with increased attendance from 2011. 10/21/12   “It is exciting to see the increase in attendance in all of our events this year,” said Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of New Orleans Sunday Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI), the management firm of the 10/28/12 Bayou Classic. 

:;!M#%?13=!2I#!L677&312( Bayou Classic: 45,980

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Won

at Baltimore Ravens Loss M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Won

New York Giants Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Loss

“Our strategy for Bayou Classic is working with last year our focus Sunday on making Bayou Classic a family event that provides something 11/04/12 for alumni, visitors and the community of New Orleans and this year focused on continued growth in attendance for all

at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Won

events that make up Bayou Classic weekend.” Reports from the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau show that hotel occupancy for Friday night was 93 percent and Saturday was 92 percent. It is projected that Bayou Classic brings 200,000+ visitors to the city annually. 

Sunday 11/11/12

at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Won

Sunday 11/18/12

Cleveland Browns Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Won

Thursday 11/22/12

Washington Redskins Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Loss

Sunday 12/02/12

Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Won

Sunday 12/09/12

at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Won

Sunday 12/16/12

Pittsburgh Steelers Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

4:25 p.m. ET CBS

Sunday 12/23/12

New Orleans Saints Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

1:00 p.m. ET FOX

Sunday 12/30/12

at Washington Redskins FedEx Field, Landover, MD

1:00 p.m. ET FOX

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