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Message to the People...

INSIDE I MESSENGER February 15, 2013

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I MESSENGER Cheryl Smith, Publisher Established 2011

Please join me in showing some love for Aubri. I attended the networking luncheon for the JFS Women’s Center at the PCCenter in DeSoto and at a very empowering and informative event, I met three-year-old Aubri and her mother, Cathryn.  Aubri has such a beautiful spirit and watching her, you’d never know she’s suffering from RMS--a rare muscle cancer.  Unfortunately her medical bills are an astronomical $1.2 million in doctor bills.  That is not where my focus is however.  I want Aubri to have a chance at life and she needs our help.   Yes, her mother works and many of you do also.  Can you pay the $1.2 million in medical bills, if faced with similar circumstances?      I also want to ease some of the pressure in Cathryn’s life, by helping to provide help with nursing, supplies, and a number of necessities, like syringes, gloves, Pedicure, clothing and yes, even a few gift cards so she can do something special for herself from time-totime, like getting a pedicure or a spa day.  If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know the toll it takes on your body.  Aubri needs her mother healthy and we can help.  Aubri wears a 4T and she loves pink.  She’s sweet with a vibrant personality that brings laughter to anyone in her presence.  I am hoping that organizations will join me in helping.  It’s great to provide Christmas gifts and Turkey dinners and we’ve just come off a big giving season.  Our communitybased organizations do so much.  But, we can do more.  At your next meeting or gathering, can you put it on the agenda to ask for $50, $25, $10?    For Aubri? Please contact Dee Dee Curtis of the PC Center at 972-224-9800 and tell her I told you to call. There may be something else you can do to assist. PLEASE!

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 2

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Eva Coleman receives national honor from Student Television Network

The Student Television Network (STN) has announced that Eva Coleman has been named STN Teacher of the Year! Additionally, one of her students

will receive the Student of the Year Award! Ms. Coleman teaches at Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center in Frisco, Texas. STN President will present Ms. Coleman with this special award during the STN Convention Opening Ceremonies in California in March. Ms. Coleman is Executive Producer of Frisco ISDTV…credited with launching the school district’s first-ever cable television program. She also serves as Audio/ Video Production instructor at the Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center. She is the former Executive Producer of Frisco High School’s first-ever television program, RACC-TV, serving in that role and as Broadcast Journalism teacher from 2004-2008. In addition, she recently started her third television program, Ranger News Network, at the district’s newest high school, Lone Star. She is also an award-winning freelance television producer with over 16 years experience in television broadcasting…

serving eight of those years as a producer for the television production company, PRIMEDIA Workplace Learning. Skilled in radio broadcasting as well, she served as a Technical Operator for KRLD 1080 AM for 12 years, where she ran the audio board for various programs, including Texas Rangers baseball broadcasts. Ms. Coleman also served as an on-air radio personality from the start of Dallas’ KRNB 105.7 FM in September 1996 through May 1998. Formerly Eva Gray, Ms. Coleman is a spring 1994 graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas from which she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio-TelevisionFilm. She was a cum laude graduate with a GPA of 3.59. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a past president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists (DFW/ ABJ). She also served as Deputy Director for Region VII and V of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) from 2001-2007. She currently serves as Vice President-Broadcast of DFW/ ABJ. Ms. Coleman has two daughters, Cecily Simone and Evana Gabrielle. One of the many nominating letters extolled the virtues of Ms. Coleman: Too often a key element is missing in the classroom today -- PASSION!

That is not the case with Ms. Coleman as she skillfully puts to use her degree, on-the-job experience and love of the industry as an educator and Executive Producer of Frisco ISD-TV…credited with launching the school district’s firstever cable television program. An honors graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Ms. Coleman stresses academic excellence and she practices ethical journalism, while instilling the same level of professionalism in her students. Ms. Coleman’s commitment to her students is felt in and outside of the classroom as she introduces her students to the many aspects of the subjects she teaches. She provides students with practical experience, mentors and hands-on life experiences so that when her students graduate, they are usually years ahead of their peers. Ms. Coleman uses her resources to the benefit of her students. Equally important is the fact that Ms. Coleman is involved with professional organizations and she has built and nurtured relationships that are very beneficial to her students.

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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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Black History belongs to everyone!

by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

For decades I have extolled the virtues of Phylicia Rashad. I just think she, like Diahann Carroll, Pam Grier and several others, is the epitome of womanhood -- the total package. Well recently I heard her talking on the Steve Harvey Show and she expressed the significance of this short time we have on earth and while not criticizing what others do, she basically said she chose to use this precious time we call “life” doing other things, than watching reality shows like, “The Real Housewives...” Just think about it. In the whole scheme of things, the time on this earth is very short. How do you use it? The woman is bad! -CLS I MESSENGER wants you to SPEAK YOUR MIND! Is there something on your mind? Is there something we should be thinking about? Your thoughts are welcomed on the opinion pages of I MESSENGER! We would love to hear from you. Send your thoughts to us at www.myimessenger.com along with your photo, a contact number and a brief bio. Submissions should not exceed 300 words. PAGE 5

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The actor Morgan Freeman and others have said that Black history is, in fact, American history. They are quite correct. The contributions of people of African descent in this country are numerous and have helped to shape the very fabric of our country. The celebration of Black achievement in American history and culture began in 1926 when the acclaimed historian Carter G. Woodson, who headed the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in Washington, D.C., named the second week of February “Negro History Week.” Dr. Woodson chose that week because President Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionist Frederick Douglass were born in February. The concept was embraced by Blacks and people of good will. In 1976 the celebration of Black history expanded

to a full month. In this country Black people, who first arrived in 1619, have been among the great scholars, inventors, medical professionals, clergy, engineers, public servants, athletes, lawyers and business developers who have helped to build America. One of the important things to remember about Black History is that it belongs to all Americans, and should be cherished by not only Black people, but all people. The farmer in Iowa, the sheet metal worker in Pittsburg, the computer executive in San Francisco, the hair stylist in Miami and the horticulturist in Arizona have all been enriched because of the contributions of people who labored to make a difference, and who suffered because of the color of their skin. Here in the state of Texas the contributions of Black people have been fundamental to the development of the state. History records the first casualty of the Texas Revolution as Samuel McCulloch, Jr., a free Black man who was fatally wounded in 1835 during a battle with the Mexican Army. Blacks fought valiantly during the Civil War. D.W. Burley, a Black captain in the Union Army, led a battalion of Black soldiers who gained a reputation for being disciplined and accomplished combatants, winning significant battles. At the conclusion of the Civil War, the Texas Constitutional Convention

gave free African American males the right to participate in civil litigation, purchase and sell property and testify in courts of law in cases involving other African Americans. Forty-three African Americans served in the Texas State Legislature between 1868 and 1900. In 1912, the first Texas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was launched in Houston. In 1966, the late U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan was elected to the Texas State Senate, becoming the first Black Senator in Texas since the 1800’s. She later became one of the most celebrated constitutional scholars to ever serve in Congress. She also was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the nation’s highest honors. Today, Black people continue to contribute to the vitality, growth and reputation of Texas and the nation. In January the entire world watched the second inaugural of the first African American President, Barack Obama. And while we have accomplished much during our journey to correct past injustices, we must continue to pursue justice and fairness for all people. Some day the American dream must become a permanent reality in the lives of all people. Please comment by writing to joe.green-bishop@mail.house.gov

Dr. King’s lesson: It’s up to us

By Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. "We the people declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably

bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.” President Barack Obama offered a bold vision in his inaugural address on the day we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. He then sketched the challenges we face to create a more perfect union. First, we must redress our extreme inequality for we know the country “cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.” We must ensure that all of our children — from the streets of Detroit to the quiet lanes of Newtown — are safe from the scourge of poverty and gun violence. We must take on the threat of climate change, for failure to do “would betray our children and future generations.” And in the transition to sustainable energy and the green industrial revolution that will sweep

the world, the president rightly called on us not to resist, but to lead. We must rescue our elections from the domination of money. The president mentioned at the very least voters should not have to stand for hours to cast a vote. But that surely is only a small reform needed for a system that is now an insult to democracy. We must continue the march of freedom. Dr. King transformed America by bringing us from segregation to equal rights under law. Now President Obama calls for us to extend equality and freedom to gays and lesbians, to bring immigrants out from the shadows. The eloquence and the historic moment should not mislead, however. The president laid out fundamental challenges that we have to address. But we know from his first term that progress will be made only if the

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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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CHERYL’S WORLD Tune in to Cheryl’s World on Blog Talk Radio, or call 646-200-0459 to hear informative, entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking commentary and news with veteran journalist Cheryl Smith on Sundays at 8a.m. and Katina Potts on Mondays at 6p.m., aromatherapist Deborah Long Chambers on Tuesdays at 6p.m., Love A Natural Me with Yvette and Amy on Wednesdays at 6p.m., Young Generation Talk with Dareia Tolbert and Markel Slocumb on Thursdays at 6p.m., and See you at the Movies - with Jamille Bradfield on Fridays at 6p.m.

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Ask Gwen After 10 years, I discovered my wife never loved me!

to her. I purchased for her a house, a car, and a truck. I need for you to explain why women mistreat good men. Ross Dear Ross Let’s not put it so broadly. All women do not mistreat a man. Before giving you my opinion, I think you have part of your statement wrong. From the age of her children, she definitely did not marry you to become a father figure. The hardest part had already been conquered (daycare, clothing, food/shelter). Ross, too often a man falls in love not realizing the woman does not feel the same. Women have a tendency to marry a man they don’t love – in hopes of falling in love later. They follow the advice of others instead of following their heart. People are quick to persuade a woman to marry a man they consider as being a ‘good catch.’ But you know…marriage is not like fishing. When men are considered a good catch, they usually always prove not to be worthy and, like a fish, should be thrown — back into the water.

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"Noisy" scouts show need to maintain funding for Texas state parks

By Sen. Carlos Uresti I recently received a letter from a man recalling an overnight Dear Gwendolyn experience he had at Guadalupe My wife and I have been married for River State Park. When he and his 10 years. When we met, she had two wife pulled into park headquarters boys and one girl, all teens. I was living in to get a camping space, they were a group home setting and she had her own warned that some Girl Scouts low-rent apartment. We did not live were in the park and there might together until marriage. From the beginning, her family liked me and her be some noise. children were respectful. We were one Turned out there were 200 big happy family. girls and their fathers on a father/ This is the problem: About two years daughter camping trip. ago, I bought her a computer. She would "For over 48 hours," the man stay on the computer from sunup to wrote, "the sound of girls sundown. When I received a big laughing, screaming and giggling promotion on my job, I told her she didn’t have to work. However, buying the echoed throughout the park. The computer was a mistake. She apparently ***Got a problem? Don’t solve it alone. girls' bikes zoomed past our got on one of those chat lines and met a Write to Gwendolyn Baines at: P. O. Box campsite at the rate of 1 per man. After corresponding with him for 10066, Raleigh, NC 27605-0066 (to minute. The scout leaders lead the over a year, she left me. Then after being receive a reply send a self-addressed girls in sing-a-longs, nature walks, gone for six months, she begged me to stamped envelope) or email her at: chants and prayers." take her back – but after three months, she gwenbaines@hotmail.com or visit her left again. At first I thought the letter website at: www.gwenbaines.com was a complaint — campers are Gwendolyn, I feel she only married me to help raise her children. I was good usually seeking solitude — but then I read the next paragraph: "My heart was filled with joy at the sights and sounds I heard from the girls and their fathers becoming bonded together and becoming one with nature at a Texas state park." What a testament to our state park system and the pleasure these outdoor facilities bring to Texas families. But the purpose of his letter was to express concern FAITH FITNESS IS BACK! about news reports that Texas may PLEASE JOIN FRIENDSHIP-WEST AS WE PRESENT have to close some of its parks. Basic Fitness Class for Senior Adults According to the Texas Parks Every Monday & Wednesday and Wildlife Department, the 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Located in the Banquet Area initial funding proposals by the House and Senate are more than SWING CLASSES $4 million short of the amount at the Wild Wild West! Every Tuesday & Thursday Evening needed to keep all 91 state parks 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. up and running. That would put at FWBC Banquet Area least nine parks in danger of closing. WALKING GROUP SATURDAY MORNINGS With all of the pressing needs TIME: 8:00 A.M. | Location: FWBC confronting state budget writers, parks may not be on the same Zumba TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS priority list with public and higher 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM AT FWBC education, water and transportation infrastructure, BOOT CAMP FITNESS EVERY 2nd & 4th SATURDAY MORNINGS - TIME 7:00 A.M. Medicaid, child protection, and public safety. All classes are free of charge But with Texas Comptroller No experience necessary Susan Combs predicting a 12.4 Adults of all ages and skill levels are welcome For more information please contact percent increase in general

revenue funds for the 2014-15 biennium, we may not have to make the stark choice of closing parks. Another approach is a simple matter of giving parks the money they are due. My Bexar County colleague, Rep. Lyle Larson, is proposing that we end the practice of raiding the sales tax revenues on sporting goods — money that was originally dedicated to Parks and Wildlife but appropriated for other uses. According to the Houston Chronicle, the proposed 2014-15 parks budget of $140.7 million is about $19 million less than we spent in the 2008-2009 budget cycle, despite soaring costs for maintaining our parks. Even the weather has been a factor, with hurricanes, wildfires, and drought taking their toll. Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams said recently he is "not personally interested in seeing any state parks closed," and those are encouraging words. As the budget process proceeds, it will become more clear just what the Legislature can do to prevent that from happening.  Senate District 19 contains ten state parks, including Garner State Park in Uvalde County, which many consider one of the crown jewels of the state park system. I share Sen. Williams' goal of keeping all of them open. And I certainly share the sentiments of the letter-writing camper: "Let me urge Governor Perry and the state Legislature to continue to fund the Texas State Park System in order for families to continue to enjoy and appreciate nature. The state park experience allows treasured family time and valuable learning experiences for all." We must keep our parks open for the benefit of all Texans, whether they like the sounds of birds or crickets, gurgling creeks, or Girl Scouts singing with their dads.

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Parkland’s first AfricanAmerican nurse dies at 107 DALLAS – Parkland Health & Hospital System’s first African-American nurse, Ollie Lee McMillan Mason, died Jan. 30 of natural causes at the age of 107. She left her mark in history when she began working at the former Parkland Hospital, located at Oak Lawn and Maple avenues, in 1937 as a night supervisor in the Obstetrics division. During her four years at Parkland, Mason paved the way for other African-American nurses and will forever be remembered for the powerful legacy she left behind. “She exemplified excellence, perseverance and zeal to excel, which is evident in our hospital today,” said Pamela Ford, RN, Unit Manager for Parkland’s Women and Infants’ Specialty Health Newborn Nursery. Ford spoke at Mason’s Feb. 4 memorial service to honor her rich legacy. She was among Parkland staff that paid their respect to the Mason family at the service. “She is a part of our history, a part of Parkland’s history and a part of the history of Dallas County,” Ford said. “Mrs. Mason will be remembered as the first African-American Registered Nurse to work at Parkland Hospital, thus laying the foundation and opening doors for many young African-Americans interested in the art and science of nursing.”

 

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In our library New book synthesizes and reorients ideas about race Race is a small but powerful word! Race shapes how one sees and is seen by others. In the new book, RACE: Are We So Different?, authors Alan H. Goodman, Yolanda T. Moses and Joseph L. Jones explore how the central idea of race has been challenged and changed throughout history. The book mirrors the nationally recognized public education project and museum exhibition of the same name by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). RACE: Are We So Different? casts a critical eye on race and racism in the United States through the lenses of history, science and lived experience. The book explains how human variation differs from the idea of race and conveys three central messages: 1) Race is a recent human invention, 2) Race is about culture, not biology, and 3) Race and racism are embedded in institutions and everyday life.  “Once in a while, but very rarely, a book comes along that clarifies and reorients a whole field of study. Race: Are We So Different? is such a book. Goodman, Moses, and Jones clearly and powerfully inform and enlighten the reader, not only about the latest scientific understandings of race, but also

about why democracy and freedom depend on those understandings.   This book is a triumph!  Highly recommended for course adoption across the disciplines...” says Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara. Engaging essays by prominent scholars reveal how the idea and realities of race and racism are experiences today. Illustrated in full color with more than 150 images, RACE: Are We So Different? is a book that will have readers visualizing and questioning what race is really all about.

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Goodman has written extensively on human variation and the biological consequences of inequality and poverty. Goodman is a past President of the AAA. Yolanda T. Moses is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity at the University of California, Riverside. A cultural anthropologist, she has published extensively on issues of social inequality in complex societies and cultural diversity in higher education in the United States, India and South Africa. With Goodman, she coleads the national public education project sponsored by the AAA and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Moses is a past President of the AAA. Joseph L. Jones was RACE project manager for the American Anthropological Association. He has written on race and the stresses of slavery at the historic, New York African Burial Ground. Jones teaches at Howard University in Washington, DC.

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Jesse Jackson, current gridlock in Washington is broken. And that will depend not on the president, but on the American people. The president will seek to make as much progress as he can, given the current distribution of power. It is up to the American people to change that distribution of power. That means not simply providing the wind at the president’s back, but building a powerful movement that drives Congress and the White House to go further than they imagine possible. Each of these changes will meet fierce resistance. Reviving the middle class

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requires empowering workers, curbing the privilege of the few, transforming a global economic strategy so it works for working families, not just for multinational corporations. Redressing climate change will require overcoming the resistance of Big Oil. Curbing gun violence runs directly into the powerful gun lobby. Extending rights to gays and immigrants will meet the resistance of those who prey on our fears and gain from our divisions. Historic leaders like President Obama can point the way and open the possibility of change. But from the

Declaration of Independence on, change in this country has come only when Americans mobilized and forced the change. That is the historic lesson of Dr. Martin Luther King, the experience of the movements that have made America better — from the abolitionists to the populists, from civil rights marchers to feminists, antiwar activists, environmentalists, and now those in the LGBT movement. Citizens of conscience mobilized must break through the roadblocks, challenge business as usual, and force the change.

Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc., 2013 Centennial Torch Events January 13, 2013 – March 31, 2013— (OPEN TO PUBLIC) The Delta Legacy Exhibition at the African American Museum will highlight nearly 90 years of service of Deltas in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, provide information about National Founders fromTexas: Frederica Chase Dodd of Dallas, Jessie McGuire Dent of Galveston, and Myra Davis Hemmings of San Antonio; and chronicle the Delta Airlines Flight 191 that crashed killing and injuring members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who were arriving for the 38th National Convention in Dallas. Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 9:00- 11:00 AM (OPEN TO PUBLIC) Be Fired Up-STEM Activities for Youth— at the University of Texas – Richardson Campus, will engage a 100 students in challenging activities at technology expo. Saturday, February 23, 2013 -- 6:00 PM – (OPEN TO PUBLIC) The Light That Guides Us Must Shine On – As part of a 22 city Centennial Torch tour that began, January 1, 2013, a custom crafted Centennial Torch arrives in Dallas. The Dallas Torch Lighting Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel will honor the 22 Founders and feature long tenured Sorors and Charter members of each of the DFW chapters in the ceremony. Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 7:00 PM – (OPEN TO PUBLIC) The Light That Guides Us Must Shine On – The Five-Point Program Displays of the participating DFW chapters will be featured at the Fairmont Hotel, Regency Ballroom Saturday, February 23, 2013 – 9:00 PM – (OPEN TO PUBLIC) The Light That Guides Us Must Shine On—Centennial Gala- Regency Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel. Subscription event -- *$75 per person. Agenda will feature live entertainment, recognition of 25 and 50 year Honorees, and visual presentation of 100 years in 25-year segments.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 10:00 AM – (OPEN TO PUBLIC) To God Be The Glory – Gospel Brunch Lone Star Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel. Subscription event -- *$50 per person. The program will feature Bishop Vashti McKenzie, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, as the keynote speaker and the extinguishing of the TORCH. *$100 subscription will allow participants to attend the Centennial Gala and Gospel Brunch.

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Mark your calendar Artwork of George Cephus, Jr.   "The Diaspora:  From The Motherland to the Homeland" Featuring George Cephus, Jr., Willie James Johnson and Murielle White   February 1-28, 2013 Irving Arts Center - Main Gallery 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX Admission:  FREE   ARTIST RECEPTION:  February 2, 2013, 5pm - 7pm Main Gallery Admission:  FREE   Come out and meet the artists.

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would like to change the deeds that led to this fateful day. Michael C. Larnard II explores the alternate result that could have been achieved had a black ops unit intercepted those responsible and made them pay for past crimes. This brutal rewrite of Nine Eleven details the sadistic actions of those who assaulted the innocent and plotted the attack. Consider the possible outcome had a mission been carried out that thwarted the planned assault and achieved just another success that went unknown to Americans. ******** Runner’s Revelations is offering Get Fit Running and Walking Clinic on February 16 through March 2, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Three clinics will be held at the same time each Saturday at the State Fair Park Ground, 3809 Grand Ave. Monisha “Coach Moe” Randolph and her experienced staff will coach athletes on how to take their running regimen to the next level and walkers will learn the fundamentals of running. The African American Museum of Dallas is proud to feature Soprano/Actress Alfrelynn Roberts in a valentine concert titled, “An Afternoon filled with Love”, on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 3:30pm at the African American Museum located in Fair Park. ********

The NAACP Garland Branch Hosts Its 13th Annual Winter Ball “Recognizing Musicians & Directors of Our Churches”

8:00 p.m. @ Doubletree Hotel 1981 N. Central Expressway @ Campbell Road Richardson, Texas 75080 Tickets: $50.00 - Attire: Black Tie Evening Includes: Live Entertainment – Dinner For tickets, send check or money order to: NAACP Garland - Attention: Gwen Daniels PO Box 460944 - Garland, TX 75046-0944 Ticket sales end on February 12, 2013 For more information, call the NAACP: 972.381.5044, Voice Box 5

February 16 ALLREADY Book Signing 11AM, Author Edward Harris at Pan African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center ***** TXA 21 TO AIR THE BLACK ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS ANNUAL SPECIAL TXA 21 will broadcast The Black Academy of Arts and Letters’ 30th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 17 from Noon to 2 p.m. The concert is emceed by CBS 11 News Anchor Sharrie Williams and co-hosted by CBS 11’s Adrienne Bankert and Steve Pickett. It features GRAMMY Award-winning artist Erykah Badu, along with the 200-voice TBAAL concert choir and dancers. The program incorporates music, narration, and dance in a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. The television special also includes vignettes with local dignitaries and celebrities including Badu, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano and former Dallas Cowboy Everson Walls. **Author Michael Larnard II Book Signing Event TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. WHERE: White Rhino Coffee, 230 West Belt Line Road Cedar Hill, TX 75104 WHAT: Larnard, a resident of Mansfield, TX, will be available to sign copies of his book, Nine Eleven. What would have happened on September 11th if the CIA had followed through on the tips and clues leading up to the greatest attack in American history? Many Americans PAGE 14

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Theta Alpha & Nu Kappa Chapter’s local Talent Hunt Program The men of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. cordially invite you to attend our annual talent hunt competition that will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 5:00 – 8:00pm.. Location: University of North Texas Dallas Campus The Founders Hall, Room 138 A & B 7400 University Hills Blvd (formerly Houston School Road) Dallas, Texas **** Urban League Guild of Greater Dallas CHOCTAW Casino Fun Run CHOCTAW Casino Fun Run 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM (CST) Walmart Parking Lot 150 North Interstate 35 Service Road Lancaster, TX 75146 Call Pat Mims at 214-662-5407

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Special Pre-Conference Symposium 59 Years after Brown vs. Board of Education The Urgency of Now: Crisis in Public Education Friendship West Baptist Church 2020 West Wheatland Dallas, TX 75208 9:30am - 3:30pm Lunch Speaker: Dr. John Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, Washington D.C. Come out and take part in working conference sessions that will center around the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and other critical issues in public education.

February 17 The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums will hold its ninth annual symposium at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History February 17-19, 2013 – a comprehensive program uniquely focused on museum design and construction projects.

Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration, featuring jazz saxophone professor Brad Leali and The Brad Leali Jazz Orchestra, along with a gospel choir that includes the UNT Jazz Singers and other College of Music student vocalists under the direction of vocal jazz professor Jennifer Barnes, guests including jazz pianist and composer/arranger Claus Raible, Lubbock pastor Cory Powell, vocal soloist Darius Luckey, musician and pianist Arlington Jones. When: 5 p.m. Where: Voertman Hall, Music Building, 415 Avenue C in Denton.

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Great Southwest Black Chamber Luncheon - Speaker: Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins 19 Feb 2013 11:00 AM • Holiday Inn of DeSoto

February 21 Great Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce Spiritual Networking Breakfast 9:00 AM • 3200 W. Pleasant Run Rd-1st Floor

February 22 6th Annual 2013 Trinity Links “Diamonds and Sneakers Gala” on March 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway. Black Hairitage Read-In & Open Mic featuring Hairku Part II!From 8 p.m. until we're done! The Act of Change Institute of Cultural Arts 3200 S. Lancaster Rd, Ste.623, Dallas (behind Lancaster/Keist Shopping Center) Cost: $5 * The Dallas Peace Center, the oldest peace and justice organization in North Texas, will hold its annual community strategic plan meeting Saturday, February 16, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The meeting will take place at the new home of the Dallas Peace Center (DPC), 9120 Ferguson Rd., Dallas 75228, on the campus of First Community Church.

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SMINK is pleased to announce the opening of RICHARD HOGAN – A Retrospective an exhibition of past and current work by the celebrated artist, whose work has been a benchmark of contemporary art in New Mexico since the 1970s. The artist will be in Dallas for the opening reception to be held February 23rd, 2013 – from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  The exhibition extends through March 30th. 

Great Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce A Study on Succeeding 23 Feb 2013 9:00 AM • 3200 W. Pleasant Run Rd - FIRST Floor *****

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JUDGE KEN MOLBERG'S Re-Election & (Slightly Early) Birthday Celebration 6:00 - 8:00 pm Pecan Lodge BBQ Dallas Farmers Market - Shed 2 1010 S. Pearl Expressway Dallas Texas 75201

March 1- 2 The Ability To Sing and Speak - So We Can Worship (Workshop & Concert Series), is a 2-day event (culminating with a concert featuring Martha Munizzi), which will take place March 1-2, 2013, at Concord Church, located at 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, TX For the full list of workshop sessions, registration, concert tickets and more information, go to www.theabilitytosing.com. or call 281-317-0558. You can also contact Concord Church (214-331-8522). Registration and tickets can also be purchased at www.itickets.com/events/299424.

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Trinity Chapter of the Links, Inc. invite you to join in celebrating their Sixth Annual Diamond and Sneakers Gala March 2, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

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CELEBRATE WITH AUTHOR FRANCIS RAY! Hampton-Illinois Branch Library 2951 South Hampton Road Dallas, Tx75224 3:00 - 5:00 PM ******* bizworx!inc. presents Winning Grants Seminar For Nonprofits, Churches and Businesses Prosper in 2013! This Ft.Worth Seminar brings Dallas' top non-profit executive and decision makers. You will learn the best and newest information required to write winning grants and apply for government contracts. This seminar will provide you with all of the tools, technologies, and best practices you need to accomplish your goals. You will learn: Presenter: Gary Ivory is President of bizworx!inc. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has helped to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits and has been a nonprofit executive for 20 years.

JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY, Reception: Mar. 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Baroque, Baroque! How about an evening featuring elegant music from the Baroque era and sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and desserts? Mingle, visit and enjoy food and drinks from 8:00-8:30 PM. Concert from 8:30-9:30 PM. Tickets: $25 per person and they include concert, food, wine and other drinks. Please RSVP by March 4th at Info@MusicaForTheWorld.com or by calling 214-789-6677. For more information visit www.MusicaForTheWorld.com. UNDERGROUND, 8:00 pm

March 9 "Touching Lives Through 15 Years of Giving and Caring" Tickets $25 - Childcare provided - 6:30 to 9:00 pm Embassy Suites DFW 4650 W. Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062 Keynote Speaker Prof. Seleban Ahmed Guled President of Amoud University Motivational Speaker Mounzer Taleb

Leave knowing how to write effective proposals and win government contracts. Current funding opportunities will be provided. Christian Community Church This year's conference will be hosted downtown at the conference center. Christian Community Church 3738 Loop 820 (Berry Business Center) Ft. Worth, Texas 76107 FREE light breakfast and lunch provided. Get your mission and vision funded today! Seating is limited. Please RSVP by email info@bizworxinc.com or 214-236-5998.

March 5 JUDGE PHYLLIS LISTER BROWN 162nd Civil District Court Tuesday, March 5, 2013 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT Baba Ali, Comedian                  Hossein Behizad, Poet

March 21 “WEAR YOUR GREEN” Resident Loft Party Take part in a wee bit o’fun as we celebrate the week of St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green (don’t get pinched) and your shamrock lucky charms. Come view South Side resident’s uniquely decorated lofts, mingle with friends and neighbors, feast on hor d’oeuvres, enjoy bar and vote on your favorite loft. With the luck of the Irish, the favorite loft winner will receive a $250 rent concession which is almost like finding a pot of gold, right? Leprechauns and a bit of malarkey welcome! 8TH FLOOR, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm March 21st – April 14th Not Just Vanilla From fashioner to painter, DJ Naehritz has been an artist most of her life. Although a native Texan, she spent many of her formative years on the west coast. Having lived in a liberating atmosphere influences her work today. Her bold, impasto abstractions are highly atypical and pull the viewer into the work to consider the interplay of form and texture. Her use of color and the way her palate intermingles is at times warming and sensual, other times bold and engaging. Her compelling compositions are rich with complex texture and depth. JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY, Reception: Mar. 30, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

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Local community leaders honored by Urban League The Urban League O r t h o p e d i c of Greater Dallas and Consultant. North Central Texas Many who know Mr. has announced Dr. Beckwith say he was Charles Mitchell and born with the desire Mr. John Beckwith and dream of owning S r. , o u t s t a n d i n g a funeral home and community leaders, helping others. will receive their He was so 2013 Legacy Award. determined, starting This unique award at age 14, he would allows the League to walk or hitchhike to recognize and honor local funeral homes two individuals who John Beckwith, Sr. in rural Louisiana to have given so much learn the business. to their professions Today, he owns and their Golden Gate community. This Funeral Home in y e a r ’s L e g a c y Dallas, Lancaster, honorees will pass Fort Worth and their torch to Dr. Tallulah, LA. He Winifred Parnell works closely with a n d M r. J o h n the clergy as a Beckwith Jr. and mentor throughout challenge them to the Metroplex and continue to excel in donates his time their professions and resources to and give back to Dr. Charles Mitchell his community. the community. “We are pleased to The honorees will receive tributes recognize these community leaders at the Urban League Annual Meeting for their outstanding achievements in Luncheon on Friday, February 22 at their respective careers and for the 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole many meaningful contributions they Hotel, Khmer Pavilion Ballroom, have made to our community,” said 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX D r. B e v e r l y M i t c h e l l - B r o o k s , 75207. President and CEO of the Urban Before retiring in 2010, Dr. League of Greater Dallas. Mitchell was an Orthopedic Surgeon A highlight of the luncheon will be here in Dallas for 37 years. He is a Dr. Mitchell-Brooks’ annual Report graduate of Howard University to the Community which details the Medical School and did his Surgery outcomes and impact of the Internship, Residency and Orthopedic investments of League supporters Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in who contribute their time and New York. Some of his academic and funding. professional appointments include New members of the Board of C h i e f O r t h o p e d i c S u rg e o n a t Trustees will also be recognized. Methodist Hospital; former member The Mission of the Urban League of the Board of Regents at University of Greater Dallas is to provide of North Texas, President of opportunities that enable African Southeast Methodist Medical Staff Americans and others to secure and Chairman of Department of economic self-reliance. Surgery at Mesquite Community Hospital. He is currently an

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The Nutrition Facts Label: Helping Americans Make Heart-Healthy Choices SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 5, 2013 / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is American Heart Month, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle. It's

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HBCU Green Ambassadors answer President Obama’s Call to tackle Climate Change

Spelman Green Ambassador Kandyce Perry (black shirt) judges as students compete for prizes by tossing recycled plastic

Washington, DC As President Barack Obama reiterated the need to fight climate change during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, “Green Ambassadors” were already doing their part to tackle climate change by promoting sustainable lifestyles to students and staff at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Selected and trained by UNCF Special Programs (UNCFSP) Building Green Initiative and Toyota Green Initiative, some 52 students on 27 HBCU campuses serve as “Green Ambassadors.” Currently the ambassadors are competing in the 13th annual RecycleMania, a competition to see which college campus can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. The eight-week contest raises awareness about waste reduction programs on over 500 college campuses. Last fall Green Ambassadors participated in the Toyota Campus Prius Tour, a college tour featuring Toyota hybrid vehicle test drives, a simulated recycling center and eco-friendly games and prizes. “Sustainability is not a new concept for black colleges; efficiency, conservation and innovation have been central to institutional survival,” said Felicia M. Davis, director UNCFSP Building Green Initiative. “Recycling is an important first step on the

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road to sustainability. RecycleMania is a great way to encourage students and staff to reduce, reuse and recycle while providing exposure to green economy principles and sustainable lifestyles. The cool thing is that there are no losers in this competition, every little bit helps and this is a great way to inspire positive change.” The UNCFSP Building Green Initiative (buildinggreennetwork.org) has created a diverse network committed to increasing green b u i l d i n g , e n e rg y e ff i c i e n c y, s t u d e n t engagement, curriculum development, research and campus-wide sustainability for Black, Hispanic-Serving, Tribal and Asian Pacific Islander institutions. A special HBCU Sustainability Report will be released during a briefing on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. RecycleMania (www.recyclemania.org) will run through March 30, 2013, with the involvement of more than 4.4 million students and nearly 1 million faculty and staff participating throughout the US and Canada. Schools compete in 11 categories to see which campus can recycle the most paper, cardboard, cans and bottles, and food waste on a per capita basis; which can produce the least amount of waste; and which recycles the largest percentage of their overall waste stream.

LOCAL CELEBRITIES to judge 2013 “Art of Saving” Contest hosted by SWACHA and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas – Two local celebrities have teamed up with SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit regional electronic payment associations in the country, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas as a judge of the second annual “Art of Saving” contest. Kellie Rasberry, radio cohost of the Kidd Kraddick Show on KISS FM and part of the nationally syndicated "Dish Nation" seen locally on Fox 4; and Pamela Yip, a widely-read financial reporter for the Dallas Morning News, will be selecting the contest’s finalists. Children who attend any of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas created artwork which illustrated what saving money means to them. Winners of the contest will receive a total of $700 in savings accounts. “We are so grateful that these celebrities would take time out of their busy schedules to help us demonstrate how imperative it is for children to learn good savings habits at a young age,” said Dennis Simmons, AAP, president and CEO of SWACHA. Winners will be announced during America Saves Week at a special awards ceremony on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

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            

          

  

All Proceeds Benefit The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Youth Arts-and-Education Program The Black Academy of Arts and Letters is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit cultural arts and education institution. All sponsorships and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Deep in the Roots, LLC A Natural Hair Salon 837 W. Pleasant Run Rd Lancaster, TX 75146

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Deep in the Roots, LLC

Men’s Loc Conference July 13,2013 [ Sponsorship Kit ]

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I MESSENGER salutes Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 1913 -2013 BLACK  HISTORY  MONTH  

Wednesday  Brown  Bag  ¹Lunch  Series    

Community  Conversation:     Domestic  Violence  in  the  African  American  Community    

³%ULQJ\RXUOXQFK'ULQNVDQGGHVVHUWDUHRQXV´  11:30-­12  Lunch/Networking         12-­1  Presentation   T H E   F A M I L Y   P L A C E -­ S O U T H E R N   S E C T O R  

FEBRUARY  6  -­  Click  here  to  register!       Perceptions  of  domestic  violence  in  the  African  American  Community   This  workshop  will  focus  on  statistics,  understanding     dynamics  of  abuse,  safety  planning  and  resources.   Location:  MLK  Center  -­  2922  MLK  Blvd,  Building  A,  Dallas,  TX  75215  

FEBRUARY  13  -­  Click  here  to  register!   Men  to  M.A.P.S.  (Mentor,  Advocate,  Prevent  and  Secure)   This  workshop  will  include  a  interactive  dialogue  with  African  American     men  on  family  violence  and  how  to  proactively  involve  men     in  the  family  violence  movement.     Location  ¹  WFC  The  Empowerment  Center  -­  2200  Zang,  Dallas,  TX  75224  

FEBRUARY  20  -­  Click  here  to  register!   Keeping  the  Faith   From  the  earliest  days  of  American  history  a  deep  rooted  spirituality  has  been   one  of  the  hallmarks  of  African  Americans.  This  workshop  will  focus  on     practical  strategies  for  working  with  victims  with  strong  faith  beliefs.       Location  ¹  WFC  The  Empowerment  Center  -­  2200  Zang,  Dallas,  TX  75224  

FEBRUARY  27  -­  Click  here  to  register!   Our  Legacy:  The  impact  of  witnessing  domestic  violence  on     African  American  children-­  +RZFDQWKHYLOODJHVDYHLWœVFKLOGUHQ"   Location:  MLK  Center  -­  2922  MLK  Blvd,  Building  A,  Dallas,  TX  75215  

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“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” . Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Come on PEOPLE! Don’t you CARE? POLICE have not apprehended Pookie the serial rapist. Aren’t you concerned? Do you care? We know he has attacked members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and there is a $5,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers. If you have ANY information, PLEASE call Crime Stoppers

877.373.8477 Also, if you want extra protection, check out Street Safe at

www.streetsafe.peopleguard.com

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