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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 2

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Show some love I met Shontina Vernon about two decades ago when she was a participant in the Urban Journalism Workshop sponsored by the Cheryl Smith Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators (now Journalists). Shontina, like the other high school students, had aspirations of becoming a journalist and our boot-camp atmosphere was just what was needed to jumpstart her career as she looked toward college. Upon graduation from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Shontina, now “Tina,” went away to Clark Atlanta University pursuing her dreams and learning about the world. After studying theatre arts in Atlanta, she went to the opposite end of the country to attend the University of Washington in Seattle, earning her MFA degree in acting. Now an accomplished playwright and actor, this singer and writer is coming home for a performance at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Please try and catch her one-woman show, “WANTED,” on April 19 and 20 and also get her recently released EP, Flight. Shontina’s performance is one of many at the South Dallas Cultural Center in commemoration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Her theatrical production is described as, “A musical journey across a singer's psyche (as she struggles to get free), WANTED dramatically realizes the power of voice through the performed personal narrative of writer-musician, Tina Vernon.” Even with her busy schedule, she still finds time to write. Just last year she penned a piece for I Messenger, about the popular and controversial movie, The Help. Hopefully we will read more of her works and see more of her performances in the near future. During a recent interview, she talked about her journey and I couldn’t help thinking about how over the years, and after working with hundreds of students, I never forgot this outstanding young lady. She was the epitome of a young and gifted girl child moving into adulthood and she has blossomed into a wonderful woman, breathing life into others through her work.

WHO: Tina Vernon WHAT: WANTED WHERE: South Dallas Cultural Center WHEN: April 19 and 20 !

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A Year Later, Trayvon Martin Tragedy Still Stings

Is there a real party for the people?

By Benjamin Todd Jealous

President Barack Obama has released his 2014 FY Budget and leading up to the big announcement there were several words and phrases that were tossed about, much to the chagrin of many Americans who were clueless. Not only had they never heard some of the words, the ones they were familiar with were not used in any context that was even remotely identifiable. This is unacceptable and can not occur again! In the future, on these pages, you will learn more and more about those buzz words and what they mean. An informed citizenry is the goal. Arming readers with the necessary information so that they can challenge their elected officials, regardless of their party affiliation. First let’s begin with the “Enlightened Electorate” - which is multi-partisan and comprised of the American people, despite their declared party. This is the “party” for the entire country! The goal of the Enlightened Electorate is to gather as much information as possible about the issues impacting the lives of American people. Once that information is gathered, it will be disseminated, examined and explained. No credence will be given to who is backing the proposal or who the sponsor is. Instead the E2 will be focused on the issues and not the individual or party. Whether or not the proposal/bill will be supported rests solely on it’s value -- therefore good things won’t become the casualty of bad politics. So in order for this to work, you have to become an active participant. When you have information, you must share it. Drop us a line here and we will share with the readers. E2 realizes that the issues effecting our country are larger than any one party or any politician’s or citizen’s ego. When the politicians see us working together, like we have common sense, maybe they will also!

One year later, the Trayvon Martin tragedy still stings, and some people are still throwing salt on the open wound. Last week George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, posted a tweet comparing Trayvon Martin to De'Marquis Elkins, 17-year-old black teenager charged with fatally shooting a one-year-old baby.

Other evidence indicates that patrolmen may be encouraged to meet arrest quotas. A tape played at the trial reveals a supervising officer asking for "more 250s" - or more stop-and-frisk forms. One plaintiff, a police officer, testified about the pressure he felt from supervisors - "they were very clear, it's non-negotiable, you're gonna do it, or you're gonna become a Pizza Hut delivery man."

The tweet showed a photo of Elkins side by side with a photo of Martin, both making inappropriate gestures, with the caption, "A picture speaks a thousand words. Any questions?" Zimmerman's follow-up tweet read "Lib[eral] media [should] ask if what these [two] black teens did [to] a [woman and her baby] is the reason [people] think blacks might [be] risky". The implication was that Trayvon Martin's actions on the night he was murdered were equivalent to the killing of an innocent child.

But the fact is that fifty years after enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, racial bias still runs rampant among law enforcement in this country. And Zimmerman's attitude infects an institution much more influential than the Sanford Police Department: the NYPD.

But this belief--that male "black teens" are inherently more likely to be criminals--is ingrained in our society. It has seeped into our institutions in the form of racial profiling, and too often it poisons the judgment of those who are supposed to protect us.

The New York Police Department is currently fighting a class-action lawsuit against their racially biased practice of "stop-and-frisk" policing. Stop-and-frisk allows officers to stop, question and physically search any individual they consider suspicious. In 2011 NYPD officers stopped nearly 800,000 people for alleged "suspicious activity. " Nine out of ten were innocent, 99 percent did not have a gun--and nine out of ten were black or Latino.

Last year I visited Sanford, Fla. in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case. The NAACP hosted a forum where residents could report incidents of police abuse. A number of African American mothers alleged that their teenage sons had been profiled, abused or even assaulted by the police. I found that the attitude of the local police department toward "black teens" was uncomfortably similar to that of Robert Zimmerman.

The most revealing tidbit to come out of the class-action trial is a secretly recorded conversation between a deputy inspector and a police officer. The inspector is discussing a highcrime neighborhood, and he can be heard telling his patrolman: "The problem was, what, male blacks... And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem telling you this, male blacks 14 to 20, 21." In other words: stop more young black boys.

This would be worrisome enough if it were just the opportunistic cry of a family embroiled in racial controversy.

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A picture may speak a thousand words, but leaked recordings speak volumes about an institution's priorities. These tapes reveal that the NYPD has effectively placed a bounty on "black teens". By profiling young teens of color, they are using the same grisly logic as Robert Zimmerman. And the result is apparent: in 2011, black and Latino men between the ages of 14 and 24 made up 42 percent of those targeted by stop-and-frisk. That group makes up less than 5 percent of the city's population. The crime attributed to De'Marquis Elkins was truly horrific and despicable. But Elkins does not represent an entire demographic, just like Adam Lanza did not act on behalf of all young white men. Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them. It misdirects crucial resources and undercuts the trust needed between law enforcement and the communities they serve. It has no place in our national discourse, and no place in our nation's police departments. Ben Jealous is president/CEO of the NAACP. Ben Wrobel, 202-292-3386, bwrobel@naacpnet.org.

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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 Join the rally, 3.23.13 will, let no other race influence you against your own. other ills are not paying attention to a calendar and Join Mayor Mike Rawlings for The Ten Thousand Man Rally Against Domestic Abuse at 10am on March 23rd at Dallas City Hall. (DART exit at Convention Center Station.) It’s time for the men of Dallas to say, enough is enough.

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Free day of fun: families and students invited! – Spring flowers, baseball and outdoor fun mean special days for families. An entire day of fun – Dia de la Familia – will be presented by the Dallas County Community College District on Sat., April 20, at the Eastfield College-Pleasant Grove campus, located at 602 S. Bucker Blvd. in Dallas.  Families from Pleasant Grove and across Dallas County are invited to the free annual event, which features food, entertainment and educational sessions for everyone. “Educating Students One Family at a Time” is the theme for the program; the day’s events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  “Pleasant Grove families, students, businesses, and area colleges and universities will come together for a fun-filled day to focus on higher education and public service

awareness,” said Perla Molina, director of outreach and recruitment for DCCCD and the event’s organizer.   Free refreshments and food will be provided for the entire family.  Entertainment will feature a Latino orchestra, the Children’s Ballet Folklorico, college student performances, church and school choirs, children’s games, a bounce house, cooking demonstrations and bingo.    Families can learn more about going to college when they visit information booths staffed by area colleges and universities, and also when they attend sessions about college admissions and financial aid.  Advisors will be on site to answer questions and provide more information.   Participants also can take advantage of on-site dental and medical services, obtain immigration information and receive assistance with city, county and legal matters.

Dia de la Familia was started more than 20 years ago by Eastfield College; its Pleasant Grove campus is a student-centered, learning community which adds value to the lives of students and members of the surrounding community – more than 148,000 residents and more than 3,600 businesses. 

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Student volunteers from DCCCD who are participating in “Be the Change,” a service learning opportunity, will help with the event as well as other college volunteers. Sponsors include Eastfield College, DCCCD, the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Follett Higher Education Group, Univision, Education Is Freedom, Dallas County Schools, the Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Texas A&M University-Commerce and South Texas Dental.   More than 35 exhibitors will be on hand to provide information or services to families who attend.

Entertainment featuring dejay Diego Avalos, the AZTEC Dancers and singers Yulyanna Silva and Monica Saldivar starts at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings at 10:30 a.m., and Dr. Jean Conway, president of Eastfield College, and Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., DCCCD’s chancellor.  Entertainment resumes at 10:45 a.m. with El Kinder, Orchestra Cervantes and the Eastfield College Salsa Group.

For more information in English, call DCCCD at (214) 378-1771; for details in Spanish, call (214) 378-1713.  The phone number for the Eastfield College-Pleasant Grove campus is (972) 860-5300; its director is Javier Olguin.  More information about the campus is available at www.eatfieldcollege.edu/ pleasantgrove.

Games will be held in room 109 at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.  Children’s games will include a duck pond, bounce house, quarterback toss, milk can toss, coke bottle ring toss, choo-choo train, pop-a-shot basketball and the Perot Museum’s portable universe.   

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: Morgan State wins Back-to-Back Championships Torrance, CA. – After two days of intense competition among 250 students representing 48 competing teams, Morgan State University claimed its second National Championship title in a row at the 24th Annual Honda Campus AllStar Challenge (HCASC), an annual academic event featuring the best and brightest students from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Enduring a year-long program of study and preparation, the Morgan State University team emerged victorious at the National Championship Tournament held on the Los Angeles-area campus of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and took home $50,000 in grants for their school. Surviving 10 games against tough competition, Morgan State University clinched the National Championship over second-place finisher Florida A&M University after answering the following question correctly: PAGE 6

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In 1975 the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim joined what very large neighbor to its south? Correct Answer: India The Morgan State University team included Craig Cornish (Captain), senior, History Major; Kyle De Jan, senior, History Major; Micheal Osikomaiya, junior, English Major; and James Hayes-Barber, sophomore, Electrical Engineering Major. The fast-paced, suspenseful competition tested the students’ abilities to quickly and accurately answer questions on a broad range of topics including world history, science, literature, religion, art, social sciences, popular culture and African-American history and culture. The top two teams from each of the eight competing divisions advanced to the “Sweet 16,” a single-elimination playoff. The final two teams then battled it out for the national title in a best 2out-of-3 finals. While Morgan State University secured the top prize of $50,000 in

university grants, all 48 schools were awarded grants. Florida A&M University won $25,000, while the remaining “Final 4ʺ″ teams – Oakwood University and West Virginia State University – each received $15,000. The other top eight – Alabama State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and North Carolina A&T University – were awarded $9,500 in grants. In total, Honda provided more than !

$300,000 in grants to participating schools. Since 1989, HCASC has brought together the nation’s best and brightest academic competitors from America’s top HBCUs. Throughout its history, HCASC has been the only annual academic competition between the nation’s HBCUs, touching more than 100,000 students and awarding more than $7 million dollars in grants. !

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosts the 5th Annual Bosnian Women’s Day on Capitol Hill Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted her 5th Annual Bosnian Women’s Day in conjunction with the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina.  “I have had the privilege of traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Bosnian War, and I realized that with women involved, peace could be achieved,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I know what it takes to bring change, and the road is long and arduous, but you must continue to move forward.”  The keynote speaker was the Ambassador of Bosnian and

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Herzegovina to the United States Jadranka Negodic. Ambassador Negodic spoke of her challenges of ensuring women have a seat at the table during peace negotiations. Ambassador Negodic noted, “We must encourage women’s ambitions and help them advance to the next stage. Young Bosnian women must be the change they want to see. You are the best advocates for your country.” Diana Sehic, President of Rights for All, a non-governmental organization based in Sarajevo, Bosnia, spoke on her efforts to encourage women to pursue political office. “Bosnia and Herzegovina has seen improvement, but we still need support from the international community,” said Ms. Sehic. The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Congresswoman Johnson pictured with Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League The National Urban League, one of the country’s premier human rights organizations, recently presented Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson with an award for her outstanding contributions to the education of our nation’s young people.   The League recognized Congresswoman Johnson for her commitment to encouraging students to pursue academic study in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, courses referred to as STEM.   Recent studies have concluded that America students trail their peers in many other western countries in the pursuit of STEM education. Congresswoman Johnson has become one of the nation’s leading voices to change that situation.   “It is an honor to receive this award from the National Urban League,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The study of the hard sciences is vitally important to the success of our nation. We must do all that we can to ensure that our nation’s students are prepared to become the leaders of the future.”

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maybe barefoot in the winter snow – making sure her man had shoes. I’m serious. I am thinking of starting a group discussion with the topic being “Is your woman out of control?” John

My fiancée is taking a trip with friends without my permission! My fiancée and I are planning to wed this June. However, I am having second thoughts. This is the problem: I refuse to accept what other married men these days are letting their wives get away with. You see…I strongly believe that a wife’s place is at home taking care of her man. No, I don’t care to go on the trip with her, but she was definitely wrong to plan it without my permission. Gwendolyn, I don’t know what’s up with these women. It seems they have been “empowered” and have lost their minds. Women need to be brought down a peg or two. They are spending out of control. Once upon a time a woman would go barefoot in the summer and

Dear John Have a talk with your fiancée at once, asking her to give you back the engagement ring – that is if you gave her one. Let me tell you this: Your thoughts about women are obsolete. However, there are still some women who put their total attention into their man. Sadly, many of these women are mothers – neglecting their little children to say, “I got a man.” In growing up I used to hear women say half a loaf of bread is better than no bread at all. That I do agree. But how did they relate bread to a man? John, you asked “What’s up with the women?” This is what happened: Years go by so quickly and good health can fail you so quickly, children can grow up and leave so quickly. Married women these days are not letting life pass by. Man, please, that’s why when you ask some women, “What’s up?” They reply — staying single. "Ask Gwendolyn Baines" advice column is distributed by the National Newspaper Publishers' Association (NNPA)Washington, D.C.

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Something Natural with Deborah Long Chambers HOUSTON – The University of Houston has created an interdisciplinary minor in energy and sustainability designed for students who are pursuing a wide range of majors but want to understand the key issues in the world of energy. The new minor is part of UH’s strategic

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APOLLO THEATER to induct Chaka Khan into Apollo Legends Hall of Fame HARLEM, NY -- The Apollo Theater, a leading not-for-profit performing arts institution and one of the nation's greatest cultural treasures, announced that its 8th Annual Spring Gala Concert will induct Chaka Khan into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame on Monday, June 10, 2013 in celebration of Ms. Khan's 40th anniversary in the music business. This year's program will include special tribute performances to the legendary singer by Apollo Legend Patti LaBelle and the incomparable Mary J. Blige. Proceeds from the Spring Gala support the Apollo's year-round world-class performing arts events, innovative education initiatives, and meaningful community programs, which honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists and emerging creative voices.   Chaka Khan joins past Apollo Legends Hall of Fame inducteesall legendary musicians, artists, and entertainers whose paths to fame included the Apollo-Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald. Each Apollo Legends Hall of Fame inductee is honored with a plaque in the Apollo Walk of Fame, installed under the Theater's iconic marquee on 125th Street.    "I am honored that the Apollo is inducting me into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame," says Khan. "The Apollo Theater is an American institution and is worldrenowned for developing, nurturing, and creating talent for decades. The Apollo Theater has supported my career and now they are a part of honoring my legacy. I am looking forward to the celebration."   PAGE 10

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Additionally, each year at the Spring Gala, the Apollo recognizes a corporation whose support enables the Theater to grow and expand its artistic, community, and education programs. The Apollo will present Time Warner Inc. with its 2013 Corporate Award, in recognition of the company's outstanding philanthropy and community leadership. Time Warner Inc. Chairman & CEO Jeff Bewkes will accept on behalf of Time Warner Inc. with actress Sarah Jessica Parker presenting the award.   Jeff Bewkes, Chairman & CEO Time Warner Inc. remarks, "The Apollo shares Time Warner Inc.'s commitment to championing diverse voices, engaging new audiences, and nurturing emerging talent. Time Warner Inc. is proud to have supported the Apollo for more than a decade and we are delighted to be recognized with the 2013 Corporate Award."   Carol's Daughter Founder & President Lisa Price will receive The Percy E. Sutton Civic Leadership Award, named in honor of one of New York City's legendary leaders and a champion of Harlem and its cultural institutions. This award is given to an individual or group who has demonstrated extraordinary support for and understanding of the value of the arts. In August of 1994, Price established Carol's Daughter and almost overnight, celebrities from Jada PinkettSmith to Halle Berry became loyal customers. Today, Carol's Daughter sells millions of dollars worth of products and boasts nine stores across the country, with a flagship store in Harlem. Price is an active philanthropist and is dedicated to giving back to the community through both her business and her personal life.

 2013 Apollo Spring Gala cochairs include: Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET; Tamara Mellon, OBE; Anna Chapman and Ronald O. Perelman; Richard Plepler,CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., and Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef and Apollo board member. Gala Vice Chairs include: Marcella and Terry Jones, Sonia and Paul T. Jones, and Dick and Laura Parsons.  

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Other Flavors Prohibited, But Not The One Most Victimizing Youth and Minorities WASHINGTON-- Leading national public health advocates filed a Citizen Petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit the use of menthol as a characterizing flavoring in cigarettes. The historic menthol petition was delivered to FDA offices today by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium on behalf of a long list of cosigning organizations focused on public health in general, and organizations focused on racial and ethnic health outcome disparities in particular.   In 2009, Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.  Among other things, the law prohibited the use of fruity and candy-like "characterizing flavors" in cigarettes and cigarette smoke.  The flavor prohibition was especially intended to prevent young people from being lured to try —and to become addicted to— a lethal product.  While menthol was the one flavor that was exempted from this 2009 prohibition, Congress did give the FDA the authority to prohibit menthol if "appropriate for public health."  The law specifically made the issue of menthol in cigarettes a priority for FDA consideration.  The FDA has not yet prohibited menthol. Following the filing of this Citizen Petition, the FDA is now required to begin a formal consideration process that could include the gathering of public testimony and will result in a formal FDA ruling on the matter.

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, and the petition stresses that smokers who are young and those who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately impacted by the availability of menthol cigarettes.   Nearly half (48 percent) of 12- to 17-year old smokers report menthol cigarette use compared to 32% of adults age 26 or older.  While 24% of white smokers smoke menthol cigarettes, they are used at much higher rates by racial and ethnic minorities, such as African Americans (83 percent), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders (53 percent), Hispanics or Latinos (32 percent) and Asian Americans (31 percent).  "It's shameful for our government to ban all cigarette flavorings except the one that is deadliest for communities of color and teens," said Dr. Phil Gardiner of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council.  "This is not only a public health issue, but also a social justice issue." A study published in the American Journal of Public health found that 68% of African Americans support prohibiting menthol flavoring in cigarettes.  A strong majority of white Americans (56%) also support a prohibition on menthol flavoring. Menthol is a minty flavor that makes cigarettes attractive to many consumers.  The flavor itself is popular with many smokers, and it also

produces a cooling sensation that many smokers enjoy, particularly those new to smoking. Tobacco industry marketing of menthol cigarettes has particularly been aimed at African Americans. Menthol cigarettes constitute about onethird of the American cigarette market. "Menthol in cigarettes causes more people to start smoking and makes it harder for them to quit – especially children and African Americans," said Doug Blanke, Executive Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. "There can be no justification for failing to take menthol cigarettes off the market."  One model estimates that if menthol was prohibited as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes, between 2010 and 2020 over 2.2 million would not start smoking.  By 2050, the number of people who would not smoke would be 9 million. "The FDA has a chance to save the lives of millions of Americans," said Jeannette Noltenius of the National Latino Alliance for Health Equity.  "Every day we delay action on this issue, more Americans are suffering and dying.  The time to act is now." The following organizations were parties to the petition:  African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Association for Cancer Research; American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network; American Heart

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The American diet which is lacking in fiber is the main reason for constipation. The lack of fiber causes the food to remain too long a time in the colon and causes bacteria and toxins to accumulate. The longer food is retained means more water is absorbed, leaving the waste material dry, hard and difficult to evacuate. Under normal conditions the colon produces mucus to protect the intestinal

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Disconnect Four and a half stars

Synopsis: A hard-working lawyer, attached to his ce" phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop stru&les to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bu"ies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and co"eagues and their stories co"ide in this riveting dramatic thri"er about ordinary people stru&ling to connect in today's wired world. Review: DISCONNECT by Jamille Bradfield I’m sitting at the kitchen table reading text messages and emails from family and friends in the middle of dinner. My kids ask me to put my cell phone away and listen to them. Yes, I’ll admit that I’ve been guilty a time or two of being so attached to the non-stop, 24hour, instantaneous world of PAGE 21

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communications that has become our norm, that it disrupts human interaction, even with the people I cherish the most.

If ever there was a movie where art imitates life in today’s technology-dependent society, it is DISCONNECT, the new dramatic thriller directed by Oscar-nominated Henry-Alex Rubin (MURDERBALL). This intense film explores the effects of modern technology and its ability to establish, and if we are not careful, systematically destroy, our relationships at home, school, in the workplace and in the community. Although DISCONNECT is centered around our seemingly inseparable connections to our smart phones, tablets and laptops, the formula of interweaving stories of the main characters reminds me of 2004’s CRASH, which also features multiple storylines. Brilliantly written by Andrew Stern, the very plausible DISCONNECT features powerful performances by an ensemble cast starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Nyqyist, Andrea Riseborough, Max Thieriot, Frank Grillo and Colin Ford. Director Rubin definitely makes his mark with DISCONNECT, his fiction feature film debut. He does a phenomenal job of connecting (no pun intended) with the audience using an actions-speaklouder-than words approach. In fact, Rubin does such an incredible job of bringing these real-world issues to life on the big screen, about midway through the movie you will secretly begin to question your own Internet use.

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Without question, DISCONNECT hooks and then reels you in right from the opening and keeps you engaged throughout the entire rollercoaster ride of captivating action and wide-ranging emotions, all of which commences from the simple touch of a button or stroke of a single computer key. In a nutshell, if you text, email, use social media, participate in chat rooms, make online purchases, allow your children access to technology or frequent the Internet for any reason, (that would be everyone reading this review), watching this movie will either make you completely paranoid about the Internet, which quite frankly I don’t believe was the filmmaker’s intent, or at the very least make you rethink your approach to online access and security settings. It is a must see with an ending that will have you on the edge of your seat. Note to self: change my passwords…regularly! DISCONNECT, rated R (for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use — some involving teens), has a running time of one hour and 55 minutes. Distributed by LD Distribution, it opens nationwide in theaters on April 12, 2013. Thought-provoking. Intense. The best film I’ve seen so far this year! Four and a half reels

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Mark your calendar April 12 Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association DFW Chapter President. I wanted to extend the invitation to you and the entire DMCBAA to attend our Happy Hour at BlackFinn in Addison Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, is the keynote speaker of the New Friends New Life "WINGS" Luncheon on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd. in Dallas. Her mother Laura Bush will introduce her at the luncheon. The Masters Course at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas will host the American Junior Golf Association’s Preseason Junior at Brookhaven, April 12-14, for the fifth straight year. The event features 62 boys and 21 girls from 16 states, Germany, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.

April 13 African American Caregiver Seminar The Potter’s House 1200 Woodhaven Blvd Fort Worth 8:30am to 12:30 pm The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present its Teen Town Hall Summit on Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 1pm at Cedar Valley College, 3030 North Dallas Ave., Building M, Lancaster, TX. Online registration is required. The registration deadline is Monday, April 8th. For more information and to register, visit http:// www.dallasalumnae.org/. TASTE OF GARLAND 7-10 PM Curtis Culwell Center (formerly the Special Events Center), 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard Garland, TX 75040. Tickets: $20 in advance & $25 at the door This event is sponsored by and a fundraiser for Crime Stoppers The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is pleased to announce its ninth annual Mad Scientist Ball. This year the Ball will be held on April 13, 2013 at the Museum beginning at 6:30pm where attendants will be taken on an Electric Field Trip. The attire is scientist chic.

FREE Veg 101 class, 11:30 am, MLK Library at the MLK Center, 2922 MLK Blvd near Fair Park, Dallas 75215 214-670-0344

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi foundation will be in the U.S. this spring. Dr. Abdi is a human rights activist and gynecologist and is the founder of Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation which provides hospital care, shelter, and food to Somalis fleeing the civil war. Her foundation has offered a safe place for nearly 90,000 people. She is coming to the U.S. to celebrate the publication of her life story in Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman - 90,000 Lives Changed. 7:00 pm - UT Arlington 601 S. Nedderman Dr, Room 110 Arlington, TX 76019 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:00 pm - Media Meet & Greet The Dock Book Shop 6637 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76112

7:00 pm - Islamic Center of Irving 2555 Esters Rd, Rm 210 Irving, TX 75062 April 16 An Evening with Condoleezza Rice 8:00pm UNT Coliseum 600 Avenue D Denton, TX 76201 Tickets - $25 for UNT Alumni/ $30 General Admission

April 17

Tune into the Business Sense with Katina Show on Cheryl's World..... Each Monday 6-8pm via phone or web www.blogtalkradio.com/cherylsmith

Irving International Women's Consortium invited you to Influence of the Purse Celebrity Purse Auction Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM WHERE: Las Colinas Country Club 4400 O'Connor Road Irving TX 75039 *** African Chamber of Commerce WEEKLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON SHARK BAR & GRILL 6121 W. Park Blvd | Plano, TX 75243 North Dallas Tollway @ Park Blvd (The Shops at Willow Bend Mall - North Entrance Near the Food Court) 12 Noon - 1:00 PM Come Join Us This Wednesday GUEST SPEAKER Carmen Garcia DART - Dallas Area Rapid Transit Come out and learn about new business opportunities and projects with DART. Come see how your business can benefit from these opportunities.

April 18 Network in a Flash" - at 7:30 AM Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m., the program begins at 8. Curtis Culwell Center (4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. Garland TX 75040)

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April 19 DADA will present its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to a visual art student from the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, April 19, 6–8 p.m. at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle St. in Dallas. Call 214-914-1099 for more information. *** AJGA Sports Brief – Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship Tournament Schedule The American Junior Golf Association will return to TPC Craig Ranch for the first time since 2010 when 78 of the nation’s top junior golfers compete in the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship, April 19-21. Hunter Mahan, the 1999 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and three-time Rolex Junior All-American, has worked with Under Armour® to create one of the toughest events on the AJGA schedule. The tournament practice round will be held Friday, April 19, while tournament rounds will be played Saturday, April 20, through Sunday, April 21. First and final round tee times will run from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, visit ajga.org.

April 20

Artist frank frazier’s Birthday Celebration at Sandaga 813 exposition ave dallas tx 75226 830 pm to 12 pm by the way it’s a ROAST so come and roast the old man tell is like is it

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 15

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Emmy Award-winning Jeff Corwin is set to share his fun-filled, interactive, and educational adventures that have delighted audiences of all ages for a truly wild experience at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 7pm

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Your Entrepreneurial Success! Time: Check in: 9:45am Program: 10:00am to 12:00pm Location: Cedar Valley Community College Building M; Room M214 3030 North Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134 Guest Speaker: Calvin Goldern Wingstop Franchisee Grandmothers, Mothers, Daughters, Mentors, & Friends Theme: "Connecting the Dots Between the Generations" Strength, Courage, & Wisdom come experience what others can't stop talking about. 11am Speaker - Dawn Neufeld from Football Wives-- the wife of Tight end Ryan Neufeld 2013 GENERATIONAL HAT & TEA SOCIAL 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT) 650 Griffin Street Dallas, TX 75202

April 21 Comedian Michael Jr. Performing “Stand Up and Give” comedy tour. His first show is coming up on Sunday, April 21st at Buttons Supper Club in

Addison, TX. Tickets for the show can be purchased at http:// brushfire.event.info/events/MichaelJr/Tickets.aspx? Event=28663

April 22 Tune into the Business Sense with Katina Show on Cheryl's World..... Each Monday 6-8pm via phone or web www.blogtalkradio.com/cherylsmith (646) 200-0459, call in to listen (469-855-3074), call to be a guest on the show ****** 28th Annual Swing Against Arthritis Golf Tournament, scheduled for Monday, April 22, at the sprawling Dallas Athletic Club, 4111 Country Club Dr, Dallas, TX . The tournament has proven to be one of the highlights of the local golf tournament season with proceeds benefitting the Arthritis Foundation, South Central Region.

April 23 Skin Specialists of Addison and Allen, a leading provider of medical, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services, has teamed with Brookhaven College and i93 radio to host “Spring Skin Screenings,” a health event that will feature free skin cancer screenings. This free event will take place on Tuesday,

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April 23, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookhaven College’s student services buil

2013 Dallas Walk Like MADD will start at Main Street Garden Park in Dallas. An opening ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9 a.m.

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Seventh Annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner   Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. Sponsor-Only VIP Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner   Hyatt Regency Dallas - Marquis Ballroom 300 Reunion Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75207   Featuring Paul Begala, former presidential advisor, political commentator and contributor to CNN, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post

Pastor’s Anniversary 7:00pm Shiloh Church, 4702 Saturn Road, Garland, TX 75041 Shiloh Church is celebrating its pastor, the Reverend Ronald Session and First Lady's 2nd Anniversary. This year's theme is "Called to Administrate the Work of the Lord." Special guests include the Rev. Demond P. Dawkins of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Fate, TX. For more information, call the church at 972-698-0608 or visit our website, www.shilohgarland.org. Balch Springs Chamber Business After Hours Bring your business cards, ideas and promotional items for a drawing. Time: 5:30pm-7pm 2601 Dean St. Balch Springs TX 75180

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Where: Shiloh Church, 4702 Saturn Road, Garland, TX 75041 Shiloh Church is celebrating its pastor, the Reverend Ronald Session and First Lady's 2nd Anniversary. This year's theme is "Called to Administrate the Work of the Lord." Special Guests are the Rev. Kedric L. McKnight of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Dallas, TX at the 8am worship service and the Rev. Larry Harris of New Hope Baptist Church in Terrell, TX at the 10:30am worship service. For more information, call the church at 972-698-0608 or visit our website at, www.shilohgarland.org.

April 29 Tune into the Business Sense with Katina Show on Cheryl's World..... Each Monday 6-8pm via phone or web www.blogtalkradio.com/cherylsmith

*********** International Pastors and Leadership Conference 2013(Internet Host- Chris Howell) April 24 - 27 Dallas Convention Center 650 South Griffin Street Dallas, TX 75202

April 30

Dallas Challenge is pleased to announce its 4th Annual ART FROM THE HEART Celebrity Art Auction & Benefit, a fundraising event featuring the artwork of over 20 national and local celebrities. This chic affair will be held at 129 Leslie in the Dallas Design District on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Co-chairs for this event are Molly Nolan and Brandon DeShong. Jody Dean of KLUV 98.7 will serve as the emcee for the evening.

GIPSY KINGS returns to the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Square in the Downtown Dallas Arts District on Tuesday April 30th at 8 p.m. 5th Annual Pastor Appreciation Luncheon(Emcee)- Chris Howell April 30, 2013 @ Noon Methodist Charlton Medical Center 3500 W, Wheatland Road Dallas, TX 75237

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April 27 Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce "2013 Boots and Bling Awards Gala & Auction" Call the Chamber at 972.227.2579 for Tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities, and more information

National Day of Prayer 62nd ANNUAL NATIONAL OBSERVANCE IN U.S.A 12TH CONSECUTIVE OBSERVANCE IN CITY OF GARLAND, TEXAS May 2, 2013 – 12 NOON The Atrium in Downtown Garland, 300 N. Fifth Street

May 4

***** Comedian SINBAD Performs at AT&T Performing Arts Center at the Winspear Opera House 8p.m.

2013 FORT WORTH CHAPTER SPRING EVENT: THE PVU ALUMNI KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY* @ LONE STAR PARK IN GRAND PRAIRIE

************* BVSTX monthly mixer, dinner at Loving Hut, 5:30 pm, 14925 Midway Road Addison, TX 75001 972-980-1840 ****** Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals hosts the Annual Youth Conference at H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas ****

May 5 The III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is scheduled for May 5 and 6, 2013. Amy Vanderoef, host of ABC’s Good Morning Texas and former Miss Connecticut USA will be hosting the May 5th auction dinner at III Forks. The Master of Ceremonies for the event is Mark Davis. Call 972-663-7327

May 6

Tune into the Business Sense with Katina Show on Cheryl's World..... Each Monday 6-8pm via phone or web www.blogtalkradio.com/cherylsmith (646) 200-0459, call in to listen (469-855-3074), call to be a guest on the show

May 13 Tune into the Business Sense with Katina Show on Cheryl's World..... Each Monday 6-8pm via phone or web www.blogtalkradio.com/cherylsmith (646) 200-0459, call in to listen (469-855-3074), call to be a guest on the show

(646) 200-0459, call in to listen (469-855-3074), call to be a guest on the show

April 26

*** Celebration of Champions, honoring the DHS Pantherette 2013 Girls Basketball 5A State Championship Team. 13th Annual Peace Conference, “A World of Women for World Peace,” which will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas

* Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival Coming May 17-19, 2013 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is the City of Richardson’s award-winning, multi-day festival (May 17-19, 2013) featuring live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, interactive exhibits, strolling buskers and more. WHERE Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is located at the Galatyn Park Urban Center in Richardson, Texas. Actual festival address: 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082. Directions can be found at http:// www.wildflowerfestival.com/directions.html.

May 18 African American Museum Gala Featuring Bar-Kays Sat, May 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to Sun, May 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM WHERE: Khmer Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole Hotel 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway Dallas TX 75207

Elvis Tribute Artist Contest: Early Elvis & the Vegas Years SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 1:00-4:00 PM COWTOWN COLISEUM HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS 121 E EXCHANGE AVE. FORT WORTH, TX 76164 REGISTER online at stockyardsrodeo.com or in person at the Cowtown Coliseum Each entry will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to that evening’s Rodeo and two (2) complimentary tickets to Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer on exhibit May 25 – Sept. 2 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Finalists from each category will perform at the Rodeo that evening. A $500 prize will be given to the first place winner in each category. *participants must provide their own tracks and/or music THE SHRINERS OF ZAKAT TEMPLE & DAUGTHERS OF ZAKAT COURT NO 133 DIABETES EDUCATIONAL & HEALTH SCREENING EVENTS @ P C COBB FIELDHOUSE,1702 ROBERT B. CULLUM BLVD. FROM 8:00 TIL 12PM.

IN MEMORIAM

Cheryl’s World on Blogtalkradio.com at 6p.m. Tuesday

Monday

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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

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