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Message to the People... Remembering a real educator who was true to the profession One of the hardest jobs has to be that of an educator. Valiant men and women around the world have had a significant impact on the lives of young boys and girls and many of those educators are grossly underpaid.  

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Those charged with teaching sometimes find themselves acting as parents, counselors, disciplinarians, confidants and more. Many have to spend more time dealing with discipline issues or teaching to a test; rather than preparing their young charges for the “real world.” With all the headlines screaming about the behavior of teachers, across this country who feel they can act inappropriately with those they were responsible for educating, someone has to speak up about those good teachers.

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When I met Dean James Hawkins, he was just Professor Hawkins at Florida A&M University. The classes he taught were broadcast journalism and while I was a print journalism major; there were professors who felt that I needed to try broadcasting.  Like I didn’t already have my hands full with Dr. Thelma Gorham, and Professor Hawkins was no lightweight! He continued his education, just as he encouraged students to pursue theirs.  When he retired last year, after 34 years  he was the dean of  the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. Over the years, following my graduation, Dr. Hawkins and I enjoyed a great relationship and I always marveled at the attention he continued to give to his students and alumni. Prior to his retirement, we visited in his office and discussed his future plans, the future of journalism, and my plans.  

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I felt as though we had come full circle --from those days when I was a young all-knowing co-ed sitting across from him as the student, to today -- visiting with him as an adult, discussing issues and sharing wonderful stories about a school and profession that we both had great love for. Always full of sound advice with a broad perspective on the issues, Dr. Hawkins spoke candidly and always offered encouragement with his critiques. There was nothing pretentious about Dr. Hawkins.  He was no-nonsense and he wanted and expected the best from all of his students.

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Dr. Hawkins had the respect and love of those students because just as he wanted our coverage to be fair and balanced, so was his handling of us, in and out of the classroom. When I would receive an invitation to speak at some program or reception, I was never surprised. Dr. Hawkins let me know that he was proud of me and he felt I had something to say to aspiring journalists. I have such fond memories of FAMU and Dr. Hawkins played a significant role in ensuring that the FAMU experience was rewarding and beneficial as he prepared us for a successful career in journalism. So, it was an emotional time when news began circulating that Dr. Hawkins had died suddenly, of a heart attack.

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I had hoped that he would make it to Orlando to hang out with his former students at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Orlando in July. Knowing that he was happy, playing golf and enjoying his family, while still taking out time for his former students, somewhat eased the disappointment that he was no longer running things at FAMU.

Now that he is really gone, another era at FAMU has come to an end and memories of him are filed away with others there who had a positive impact on my life, like Coach A.S. “Jake” Gaither, Dr. Gorham, Atty. Williams, Band Director Dr. William and his wife Ann Foster, Rev. Moses and Soror Willie Mae Miles, and Dr. IMESSENGER is a tribute to Le Messager, James Eaton. founded by Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawe I feel blessed to have so many who were committed to my success because, those professors knew what I and The Messenger, an independent didn’t know: that I didn’t know everything! Cheryl Smith, Publisher Established 2011

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Thanks Dr. Hawkins for breathing life into every classroom and sharing so much of your knowledge and wisdom with your students. I am so glad I had a chance to know you and to tell you that I appreciate you. You really were the best!

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Gov. Perry appoints Six to OneStar National Service Commission AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms to expire Mar. 15, 2016. The commission works with the OneStar Foundation to further national service initiatives in Texas, and administer the AmeriCorps Texas program. Daphne Brookins of Forest Hill is a human services specialist for the City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners and is currently launching Rising Stars, a youth leadership initiative. She is a board member of Expanding Your Horizons, the Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA, Director's Circle of Girls Inc., New Directions Initiative, Tarrant County Challenge, and Southeast Fort Worth Dropout Coalition. She is also a former forum leader and former spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, former mayor pro tem and councilwoman for the City of Forest Hill, and past president of the Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Association. She is a past member of the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, Tarrant County CHIP Coalition, and Fort Worth Sister Cities Young Professional Advisory Council. Brookins received a bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Aranda "Randi" Cooper of Nacogdoches is program director for Court Appointed Special PAGE 4

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Advocates (CASA) of Deep East Texas. She is a former graduate assistant in the Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Student Affairs Programs – Leadership and Service, and past coordinator for the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, The BIG Event, Alternative Spring Break and President's Volunteer Service Awards. She is an AmeriCorps alumna, and a past member of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA. Cooper received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in secondary education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is reappointed to the commission. Mary M. Keller of Harker Heights is founder, president and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition, and former superintendent of education services for the Killeen Independent School District. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Association and American Society of Association Executives. Keller received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from Wayland Baptist University, and a doctor of educational administration and supervision from Texas Tech University. She is reappointed to the commission. Cynthia B. Nunn of Dallas is president of the Center for Nonprofit Management. She is programs vice president of

the Chamber of Human Service Non Profits and a member of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association. She is a board member of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, board secretary of the Harmony Community Development Corporation, and a member and past president of the Dallas Chapter of The Links Inc. She is also a community advisory committee member of the Junior League of Dallas and a volunteer engagement committee member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Nunn received a bachelor’s degree from Wilberforce University.

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member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association, an honorary alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and a past member of the Southern Methodist University Alumni Association. He is also a past board member of Campfire USA and the Clarity Child Guidance Center of San Antonio, and a past advisor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Antonio and Goodwill of San Antonio. Wall received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. He is reappointed to the commission. Michael Williams of Arlington is the Texas Commissioner of Education. He is reappointed to the commission.

Charles “Chuck” Wall of Austin is founder and CEO of Customer CEO Consulting and MarketPowerGroup. He is a

Juneteenth FREEDOM Walk The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum joins the BryanCollege Station community in celebrating Juneteenth with the annual Freedom Walk and a historical storytelling program June 13 at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University. The Juneteenth Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the Freedom Walk, open to members of the community age 6 and up. The walk starts at the City of College Station - Lincoln Recreation Center at 1000 Eleanor Street, College Station, Texas 77840, and travels about two miles to the Bush Library and Museum. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. the Bush Library and Museum presents an educational storytelling program "Freedom's Legacy: The Spirit of Uhuru – Saying it and Doing it!" performed by Elizabeth Kahura at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. For free storytelling reservations contact the Bush Library and Museum Education Department by email at bush.education@nara.gov or call (979) 691-4006. Download a program flier at http://ow.ly/ly844. "It is gratifying to unite in community solidarity to honor Juneteenth's values of personal freedom and supporting individual talents," said Bush Library and Museum Director of Education Dr. Shirley Hammond. "We invite everyone in the community to join in the 11th annual Juneteenth Celebration Freedom Walk and historical storytelling program with Elizabeth Kahura." The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents the Juneteenth Celebration program in partnership with the City of College Station - Lincoln Recreation Center, City of Bryan - Neal Recreation Center, North Bryan Community Center, Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley, Brazos Valley African American Museum and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more info, visit !

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Duty, Honor, Service, Country

Defense strategy involves depicting a negative Trayvon Martin By George E. Curry

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

The men and women who serve our country as members of our military forces are led by some of the most highly trained individuals in the world. These leaders are prepared for their tasks and trained to be commissioned officers at America’s five service academies which include the U.S. Military Rep. Johnson Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

The Academies admit students with superior academic records who have demonstrated high moral and leadership skills while high school students. The educational training that they receive is equal to, or surpasses that received at any academic institution in the world, including this country’s Ivy League schools. Graduates of the service academies receive an education valued at approximately $400,000. The starting salary for their first job is approximately $69,000 and they are highly sought by some of the world’s leading employers.

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whether George Zimmerman goes on trial as scheduled June 10 for killing Trayvon Martin or he gets the 6-week delay requested by his lawyer, it is clear from court filings that part of the defense strategy involves depicting the 17-year-old dead Black youth as a troublemaker and pot head. Martin, unarmed, was shot to death in Feb. 2012 by Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, in Sanford, Fla. Martin, a Miami native, was visiting the area in central Florida with his father at the time and was returning to a residence after walking to a nearby convenience store. Zimmerman, 29, has tried to portray Martin as the aggressor, despite ignoring instructions from a police dispatcher that he not follow the youth in the rain. He has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

African American holding a Smith & Wesson handgun from Martin’s cell phone. It was not immediately clear whether the person holding the weapon was Martin. A second photo shows the handgun and a clip on top of a soiled mattress. The defense is also seeking to introduce a photograph of Martin, dressed in a white undershirt, giving two extended middle finders to the camera. In addition to other photos of marijuana, the defense also wants to introduce certain text messages recovered from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone. Some of the texts are related to Martin being suspended from school for fighting and his mother’s decision to kick him out of the house. “My mom just told me I gotta mov wit my dad,” said a message sent in Nov. 2011. “She just kicked me out:(.”

Mark M. O’Mara, cocounsel for Zimmerman, filed a motion last Thursday seeking court sanctions against the State Attorney’s office for not turning over evidence that he said might help Zimmerman’s defense.

A text message from his father said, “Show them that you a good kid and you want positive things around you. Be a big brother and not a DONKEY…LOVE DAD.”

As a member of Congress I am honored to nominate students who reside in the 30th Prosecutors are asking Congressional District to attend the service Circuit Judge Debra Nelson academies. A selection review board, headed According to the to forbid the defense from by former graduates of the academies, motion, the State of Florida introducing the texts. recommends the students that are nominated.   had ignored previous But O’Mara, Zimmerman’s defense filings seeking any District Thirty students who have been lawyer, said: “If they had selected to attend the service academies in the evidence that might reflect suggested that Trayvon is favorably on Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin fall of this year include Mariqua Elizabeth nonviolent and that George negatively on Martin in Chans, who will attend the U.S. Military is the aggressor, I think that preparation for going to Academy; Gregory Preston Gorman Jr., who makes evidence of the trial. will attend the U.S Naval Academy; Adonis fighting he has been involved with in the past Robert Smith, who will attend the U.S. Air In his petition, O’Mara said, “The State was relevant.” Force Academy; Garrett Ryan Smith, who will fully aware at that time that there was Attorneys for Martin’s parents, who are attend the U.S. Naval Academy and Christian information resident on Trayvon Martin’s cell divorced, said in a statement: “Is the defense Taylor Dickens, who will attend the US. phone, including pictures of Trayvon Martin in trying to prove Trayvon deserved to be killed by Military Academy Preparatory School. possession of at least one weapon, pictures of George Zimmerman because (of) the way he marijuana plants, pictures of Trayvon Martin About 200 Dallas area high school looked?” they said. “If so, this stereotypical and smoking marijuana, pictures of marijuana students and their parents recently attended closed-minded thinking is the same mindset blunts, and texts discussing, securing or the 21st Annual Academy Day educational that caused George Zimmerman to get out of purchasing firearms, and bragging about being workshop at Duncanville Senior High School. his car and pursue Trayvon, an unarmed kid involved in fights, etc.” All of the students, 9th, 10th and 11th graders who he didn’t know.” attended the event to hear from According to documents release by defense representatives from the nation’s service attorneys0, prosecutors recovered a photo of an academies. I urge students in our district to apply. I believe that those chosen from our district will make tremendous contributions Every manuntil hasa adesignated right to month his own opinion. Every race has a right to the academies and insurmountable Don’t wait contributions to our nation’s military to its own to go action; to the doctor-therefore let no man persuade you against your branches once they are graduated.  We 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 should all be very proud of those who have neither should you! been selected, and grateful for their Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey willingness to serve our country.  PAGE 5

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HARD DECISIONS The star of stage and screen Vanessa Be" Ca"oway had always been diligent about her health. But when breast cancer struck, she had to make hard choices about what the healthiest choices would mean. Actress Vanessa Be" Ca"oway couldn’t helped but be moved by the recent editorial by fe"ow actress Angelina Jolie discussing her decision to have an preventative double mastectomy. In 2009, the veteran of stage, television, and film went in for a mammogram and was told the results looked “suspicious.” The co-star of the Showtime series “Shameless"—who appeared in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” and became a familiar face to fans in the hit films “Coming to America,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and “The Crimson Tide”—shares with A"ison Samuels of The Daily Beast her headbutting battle with breast cancer, the lessons she learned about relinquishing control, and her plans for a healthier future for her two daughters. BY VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY

I can still remember sitting straight up in my bed one morning thinking something’s wrong. I didn’t know what it was and I didn’t know where it was, I just knew something wasn’t right and I couldn’t explain it. I told my husband, an anesthesiologist, about the feeling I had. First he asked if I was in pain and I said no and then he said not to worry, but of course I did anyway. I had that nagging feeling that all women get at one time or another when that little voice in our heads just won’t be silent. I’d always been very diligent about getting my yearly mammograms, pap smears, and anything else related to my health since I’d become an adult woman. Sometimes I’d even get them twice a year if the spirit hit me. I took care of myself in other ways as well. I’d been a dancer since childhood so exercise was a part of my daily PAGE 6

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regiment, and because I’m an actress, being fit goes along with the job description. A healthy lifestyle was an attitude I wanted to pass down to my two daughters, Ashley 22, and Alexandra, 18. But despite all those years of dogged dedication to my wellbeing and the fact that there is no history of breast cancer in my family, four years ago I heard the dreaded words no woman wants to hear: the results of my mammogram were “suspicious.” In my mind I knew “suspicious” could mean cancer, but as much as I tried not to dwell on that reality, I somehow couldn't stop myself. I told as few people as possible as my husband and I waited for the doctors to probe deeper. It was cancer in its early stages in my left breast. Yes, at 51 years old I was stunned, but I had a plan that I put into action quickly. To know me is to know that I'm a “planner." This would be no different. I would simply have a lumpectomy. Then I’d have radiation to complete treatment. There would still be no need to tell my parents, my husband’s parents, or my two daughters as my youngest was a sophomore in high school and my oldest was a sophomore in college. My girl’s lives wouldn’t have to be turned upside down and I could continue to go on auditions for television roles in-between treatments. Well, breast cancer taught me a thing or two about control. I don’t have it—God does. After my first lumpectomy, x-rays showed more cancer in the margins around my breast. At that point

 

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I really should have started to consider having a mastectomy, but I didn’t. As Angelina Jolie implies in her editorial, we as women oftentimes connect our breasts to our womanhood and to our beauty, so we don’t want to lose them. So I had a second lumpectomy to remove what I thought would be the remaining cancerous tissue. After that procedure I moved on immediately as if the next step would be the radiation treatments. In fact I was so confident that radiation was where I was headed that I’d made a hairdresser appointment so I could look good while getting my treatments. Now that’s another day I’ll never forget. Me alone at my hairdresser's getting a blow-dry and receiving a phone call on my cell from the doctor’s office telling me that they’d found more cancer and that a mastectomy would have to be done. God knows I tried so hard to hold it together sitting !

in that chair, but before I knew it I was balled up in the middle of the hairdresser’s floor crying like a baby. My husband and best friend drove to pick me up after I received the news since I was in no condition to get myself home. Both of them took turns trying to calm me down and I can still hear my husband saying to me, “We have graduations and weddings to attend and you have to be there.” I knew he was right. I knew I had to do what I needed to do to be there for my girls. Because my husband is in the medical field I was fortunate to have a great team of specialists I trusted and who took excellent care of me all the way. And because I chose to have reconstructive surgery using my own body fat at the same time as my mastectomy, my surgeon did a little liposuction on my middle area as well. Hey, you have to make lemonade out of lemons. The beauty of having the surgeries !

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I Chose a Mastectomy for My Health done all in the same day was that I never saw my body without my breasts. I did see it bruised, swollen, and cut but I got through it day by day with the love and support of my husband and family. Over the last four years and since my surgery, I’ve been present to see my youngest daughter graduate from high school and my oldest daughter graduate from college. I plan on being present to witness much more in the years to come. Still, it’s never far away from me that I am a breast cancer survivor and I’m the mother of two daughters even if we have to pay for them out of pocket. And while my family had no history of breast cancer, my husband’s mother did battle with the disease, so we live

knowing our daughter’s may have a higher chance of developing it. And sadly for AfricanAmerican women, when breast cancer hits, it is often more aggressive and more deadly. Just this past Christmas my youngest daughter found a lump in one of her breasts. We were on pins and needles during the holidays until we found out it was benign. That’s our reality and there is no running away from it. So I’m taking control again in the only way that I can. By talking to my girls about getting mammograms earlier than suggested because of their history. That goes for genetic testing as well. I know far too many women lack the insurance to get much of the health care

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they need, but I encourage them to research the various programs that fund free mammograms and other free cancer screenings and tests. Finally, as a breast cancer survivor I applaud Angelina Jolie for her honesty and for her bravery in sharing her bold decision. I can only hope it encourages all women of all colors to summon that same strength in making bold decisions and in taking better care of themselves.

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Methodist Charlton Ends Heart of the Community Challenge with Success The celebration concluding the Methodist Charlton Heart of the Community Challenge abounded with stories of success. Participants of the 16-week program told of losing 10 to 20 pounds, lowering their blood pressure to a normal range, and losing two dress sizes. But the program was as much about embracing a healthier lifestyle as losing weight. “Before the Challenge, I had a love/hate relationship with food, but not in a healthy way,” says Kharmynn Bullock. Now, instead of skipping meals, she uses portion control and healthy eating. “It’s a long road, but this program gave me the tools I need to succeed,” she says. Several expressed how important the support system of fellow participants and mentors was to their success. Mentor Florestine Johnson with the American Heart Association agrees. “The Heart of the Community Challenge is a great concept,” she says. “We realize that what has to happen for people to be successful is to have people participating together.” Last year, Methodist Charlton Medical Center challenged families in Cedar Hill ISD to

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Heart of the Community Challenge participant Tiffini Hall, here with other participants and their program mentors, won the grand prize of a new treadmill for her successes. Wal-Mart on Wheatland Road donated prizes for the program.

improve their health through the Heart of the Community Challenge program. This year, the program expanded to include 100 households in the communities served by Methodist Charlton. The Heart of the Community Challenge promotes heart disease education and prevention during a free program that

Cullen Jones is a four-time Olympic medalist. Cullen is a major advocate for child-focused water safety. After being rescued from nearly drowning at the age of five, Cullen's mother enrolled him in swimming lessons, which launched him on the road to become an Olympic Champion.

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Cullen: In 2008 winning the Olympic Gold Medal in a relay and being a part of that moment in history, I never felt more patriotic in my life. I got a taste of what it felt like to have hard

Cullen: At MakeASplash.org you can find information about partners of the programs. Make A Splash is especially helpful if money is a challenge for parents. We want to try to reach as many kids across America as possible.

Cullen: I am training for the 2016 Olympic Games and looking forward to competing.

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Summer Creative Writing Camp for Dallas area youth Pan African Connection Bookstore Two weeks beginning June 17 Limited spaces. Register soon! Summer creative writing camps held by ManeLock Communications, expose Dallas-area youths to the artistic side of writing. Conducted by award-winning journalist and author Linda Jones, the workshops will be instructional, educational,  interactive and fun!     First week:  June 17 - 21  All About Me! (for grades 4 - 6th) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Students will have permission to be creative and self-centered in constructive and positive ways!  Writing activities geared toward self-discovery  and self-expression, will explore identity, stimulate imagination and develop storytelling skills. **********************************************************  Second week: (for older students): June 24 - 28      Ego Trippin' & Pencil Whippin'!  (grades 6 - 8th)   11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Nikki Giovanni's classic poem "Ego Trippin'" will be the base from which students will explore positive, self-esteem boosting writing through poetry and prose.  They will also engage in creative and competitive wordplay! Fee:  $60 per student per week.  Materials included.  Only 16 spaces available for each camp. Register at bookstore or online. Online registration discount: $55 

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Marvin Junior, the longtime lead singer extraordinaire of the Dells passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.

Marvin Junior, Jr. told ABC 7-TV that his father died from kidney failure and a weak heart in his Harvey, IL home. As the lead singer of the Dells, Junior‘s warm, earnest baritone vocals helped define the Harvey, IL, R&B/soul music group during its ’60s/’70s heyday (along with Johnny Carter’s mesmerizing falsetto). One example of his vocal prowess is his ability at holding a note, as heard on the 1968 remake of their own “Stay in My Corner.” Junior, along with the rest of the Dells, was a key influence on Robert Townsend in the making of his movie The Five Heartbeats. In the early ’50s, the group initially formed as the El Rays when the members were students at Thornton Township High School. The lineup was Marvin Junior, Johnny Funches, Verne Allison, Chuck Barksdale, Mickey McGill, and his brother Lucius. After doing their share of street-corner harmonizing, the vocal group auditioned for Leonard Chess of Chess Records in nearby Chicago. Information from Eurweb.com, ABC 7 Chicago and AllMusic.com contributed to this report.

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National Call…..Looking For a Few Good Spiritual Women Of Faith for our Panel Spiritual Women-Of-Faith is inspirational talk biblically discriminating radio broadcast on the Valder Beebe Show. National-and-global-topics of conversations on today’s issues, social commentary with high-profile interviews. We are opening the conversations to the audience, igniting thought provoking and relevant topics that faith-based women (and men) envelope in honest and opinionated dialogue. The producers are looking for panelists to take a seat at the virtual table and share spiritual wisdom on today’s issues. The Valder Beebe Show, a new kind of spiritual talk show broadcast on KKVI FM (DFW) www.kkvidfw.com and on-line www.ValderBeebeShow.com . We are conducting a nationwide search for Spiritual Women Of Faith. You can contact producers@valderbeebeshow.com, send a mini bio and photo for contact.

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 Business Sense with Katina Potts on Mondays at 6p.m., Something Natural with 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, Dr. Buckey and Lady D on Thursdays at 6p.m., and See you at the Movies - with Jamille Bradfield on Fridays at 6p.m.

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CONGRESSMAN VEASEY ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS EVENTS TO PROMOTE JOBS AND THE DFW ECONOMY Congressman Marc Veasey is partnering with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help constituents in Congressional District 33 learn what specific programs are available to help promote their small businesses. Congressman Veasey will host a small business event at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce on July 26, from 8:30-12:00pm. The event will feature Congressman Veasey, the SBA, procurement officers and certified small business leaders. Leading up to this event, Congressman Veasey is working with the SBA to inform constituents about

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District Office, 4300 Amon Carter Blvd., Ste 114, Fort Worth JULY July 1 - 10:00-12:00pm at the Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth St., Dallas

how to become certified to qualify for set-aside and sole source contracts with federal buyers. The SBA offers year-round workshops across the country.

In June and July, the following workshops will be held in Dallas and Fort Worth: JUNE June 3 – 10:00-12:00pm at the Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth St., Dallas June 5 – 10:00-12:00pm at the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth

July 3 – 10:00-12:00pm at the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office, 4300 Amon Carter Blvd., Ste 114, Fort Worth

Representing the newly created 33rd congressional district, Congressman Marc Veasey is committed to creating jobs and growing the local Dallas-Fort Worth economy. He is fighting in Congress for well-paying jobs and for Middle Class families across the 33rd District. The Small Business Administration provides assistance to small businesses across the country, including minority, women and veteran-owned businesses.

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listened to my mother and canceled all wedding plans.

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We broke up. Five years later we saw each other at a shopping mall. Her boys are now in their late teens.

My mom says “don’t marry that woman!” Dear Gwendolyn: I have been engaged on and off for over 10 years to a beautiful lady. Earlier in our relationship I didn’t marry her because her four children didn’t respect me. Their father had told them I was not their father and they didn’t have to listen to me. Their mother did not object to his commands. Therefore, my mother felt I should postpone the marriage. I

We admitted to still being in love with each other. My mother thinks her children will remember their father’s teachings. Mother says, “You won’t be happy.”

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Dear Rob Listen to your mother again. She is right. Do not make wedding plans. In fact, dissolve the renewed courtship before it gets started. Seek someone new. You have heard the saying, “Leftover soup rewarmed does not – taste as good.” Gwen Gwendolyn Baines is a nationally renown author and lecturer, who in the last few years has added "syndicated advice columnist" to her lengthy credentials list. With her nationally syndicated advice column, she is now exposed to 15 million readers per week. The "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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5th Annual Teen Journey Awards Journey of a Young Lady, Inc. is excited to celebrate five years of “Impacting Lives to Change the World.” This year’s Teen Journey Awards Red Carpet Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Our 2013 hosts, will be DeDe McGuire of K104/Doug Banks Morning Show, and Cheryl Roseborough, CEO of Blyss Agency/Motivational Speaker/ Talk Show host of Self-Esteem Elevated. Show opener will be Dana Davis, Amazing Race/WFAA Good Morning Texas/Fine Living Channel. The Teen Journey Awards honors Journey teen ladies as well as young ladies within the DISD school district for their continued commitment in leadership and community service. This event is made possible by the partnerships of Walmart, La Madeleine, Already Gear, Third Cousin Media, Susan G. Komen, Home Depot, Main Event, Prom Shop Project, and Neiman Marcus.

Cohosts: Cheryl Roseborough and DeDe McGuire In attendance will be some of D/ FW’s top professional “Women in Business” representing all facets of media, including familiar faces from news, entertainment, ministry, advertising, and production. Cheryl Smith, editor, and columnist for The Dallas Weekly, publisher of I Messenger Enterprises and host/

producer of Cheryl’s World on Blog Talk Radio is Honorary Guest Speaker and will receive the 2013 HONOR AWARD for her work within the community impacting the lives of young adults. Film Director/Producer Daphne Valerius of “Souls of Black Girls” 2012 recipient will pass this award on. Kim Peters, Founder of the Prom Shop

Project 2012 Bridge Award recipient will present the Bridge Award to the 2013 recipient, Rodrigua Ross, Executive Director the Park South Family YMCA. Fashion Designer Abi Ferrin, 2012 “Women in Business” Award recipient will present the 2013 “Women in Business” Award to Frances Jaye, Neo Soul Cafe’. Standing in for Miss Black USA, Ocielia Gibson 2012 recipient of the “Journey Award of Excellence” will be CEO /Founder of Journey of a Young Lady, Inc. Tamera Nalls who will present the 2013 “Journey Award of Excellence” to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stubbs, parents who through their hard JOURNEY OF A YOUNG LADY, INC. work, dedication, and Christ centered foundation have persevered in raising the bar for their twin daughters, 2013 graduates of Journey of a Young Lady, Inc. receiving over $100,000 in scholarships. Tickets $15 pre-sale, $20 at event visit www.journeyofayounglady.com for more information.

 

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Study reveals females are least faithful, but men get caught most 1 out of 4 people have cheated according to a new study by SeekingArrangement.com. While 1 in 2 of male cheaters have gotten caught “with their pants down”, only 1 in 10 of women—who were the more adulterous sex--have. The most common way of getting caught? Social Media.

For men: Text Messages—33% Facebook—30% Facetime—18% Snapchat—11% Email—6% Twitter—2% For Women: Facebook—42% Snapchat—22%

Once a cheater, always a cheater. But according to a new dating study, women are the adulterous ones with 13% more women than men admitting to cheating.

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SeekingArrangement.com revealed the most common way cheaters get caught: Facebook. The website surveyed 12,700 of its more than 2 million members using a series of questions to determine the cheating habits of men and women. Women are the most adulterous sex with 22% admitting to an infidelity rate of 5 or more times per year. While only 8% of the cheating men were unfaithful 5 or more times annually. “Though men are generally more faithful, women are much better detectives,” says Brandon Wade, Founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “Making them smarter adulators because they know what their partners may look out for in terms of evidence.” 73% percent of women who admitted to cheating most commonly use social media to engage in their affairs, while 57% of men used more traditional methods such as texting, Facetime, or email. The following are the most commonly used mediums by cheaters: PAGE 17

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SeekingArrangement.com has partnered with Hushed, an application that provides users with an easy and reliable alternative to having different phone lines. It allows you to get a private, local number to over 40+ countries. Users are able to not only receive calls, but send sms texts on their current devices. Hushed allows you to create a custom greeting for missed calls. Once a phone number is no longer needed, then it can be deleted whenever.

Other Social Media—6% Other –3% “On SeekingArrangement, married individuals are looking for affairs. We encourage open

relationships, since we have seen many long-term marriages survive thanks to adding a Sugar Baby to the mix,” says Wade. “Cheating, unlike a mutually beneficial arrangement which is brutally honest, destroys the core of a relationship, which is trust.”

In addition, 52% percent of those that were cheated on discovered their significant other’s less than savory acts through a social media network. The following are the most common ways cheaters are exposed: Facebook—34% !

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Official book launch for Chicago Broadcast Legend Merri Dee CHICAGO, -- Merri Dee has completed work on and published her first book, "Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace." The memoir will be officially released on June 5 at an event hosted by Fifth Third Bank at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.  "It is our pleasure and honor to host this event and show our support for this incredible woman," said Bob Sullivan, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank Chicago.  "Merri's triumph over tragedy and life's work is inspired and we are excited to be among the first to celebrate her long list of achievements and her memoir." "We are delighted to be a part of the official launch of Merri's memoir," said Bruce DuMont, President, Museum of Broadcast Communications.  "Merri Dee's career has spanned a period of time when her onair work was considered pioneering.  She has achieved legendary status in the Chicago broadcast community and it's fitting to host this occasion at the museum." Dee's 40+ years in radio and television news broadcasting started at a time when few, if any, women of color were on air and has been credited with opening doors for Oprah and other women in high profile on-air roles.  In "Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace," Dee gives a look into her personal and professional life.  While labeled as a memoir, the book also shares insightful lessons learned by the broadcast legend that can help others who are seeking inspiration and empowerment.  With unflinching honesty, Dee takes you from her humble upbringing on Chicago's South Side, to her rise to the top as one of the most trusted names in media, philanthropy and advocacy. In vivid and heartbreaking detail, Merri Dee reveals the pain of losing her mother at a very young age and the horror of living with a cruel stepmother who constantly tortured her. Even as an adult, she was the victim of domestic violence perpetrated by her boyfriend-a famous R&B singer-who physically and verbally abused her during their rocky relationship. She celebrates her miraculous recovery after she was kidnapped, shot in the head and left to die. That tragic moment inspired her to live her life with even more purpose. Through all of the pain and calamity of her tumultuous past, Merri Dee found inner-strength through her unwavering faith and peace, love, and joy that comes from God's amazing grace. After reading this inspiring story, you will discover the power of joy over pain and triumph over tragedy, as you walk with Merri to a rewarding, fulfilling and successful life. This one-of-a-kind inspirational book features a foreword by internationally acclaimed Jazz recording artist PAGE 18

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Nancy Wilson, with insightful comments from jazz great Ramsey Lewis, radio legend Herb Kent and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. The memoir also includes references to, and historic photos of, Merri's friends and associates-some of the most influential personalities of our time. "Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace" is now available for sale through the author's official web site, www.merridee.com.  Dee is also scheduled to keynote events throughout the city and country to promote the book throughout 2013. Merri Dee began her long relationship with broadcast media in 1966 as a radio personality. She moved into television in 1972, where she served on air as a news anchor and talk show host.  At the height of her very promising career, Dee was confronted with a personal tragedy when she and a talk show guest were kidnapped from the television station and nearly killed by the attackers. Not one to remain a victim, however, Dee looks upon that incident – which changed the course of her career and life – as a challenge to grow. Lobbying state and city politicians, Dee assisted in the passage of Illinois' first Victims Bill of Rights law, legislation that has served as a model for other states.  Following the tragic event, Dee became more involved in the administrative aspect of television production and was appointed director of community relations at WGNTV. In this capacity, Dee served as liaison between WGN-TV and the many social organizations that compose Chicago's civic community. She received direct feedback from the audience and ensured that the station served the needs of Chicago's diverse populations. Dee also oversaw WGN's public service campaigns. Dee retired as WGN-TV's director of community relations in the fall of 2008 and was soon appointed to serve as president of AARP-IL and on the commissions of other civic bodies.  Dee also has a long record of extensive charitable work.  Her most passionate endeavor, however, is on behalf of orphans. Dee has garnered an exceptional amount of attention for the issue of orphans through telethons and fundraisers. Through her efforts, she has sought to increase the number of children who get adopted each year. In 1998, Illinois Governor Jim Edgar commended Dee for increasing the number of adoptions in the state by more than 50 percent. Also a strong advocate for education, Dee has hosted the United Negro College Fund Telethon for many years. She has also hosted the prestigious Easter Seals Telethon. She is one of the founders of a Chicago-based organization called Athletes for a Better Education.  She is credited with helping to raise over $40 million dollars for education and children's related causes. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AT&T Outstanding Community Role Model award, the North American Council on Adoptable Children Outstanding Leadership Award, the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Woman of the Year Award, and the Chicago Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. !

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Carlton McConnell joins Cheryl’s World

Get ready as Carlton McDonnell joins Cheryl’s World, Morday nights at 6p.m. on Blog Talk Radio, beginning June 3, 2014.  Carlton, of Round the Clock Entertainment Group, will be joining veteran journalist Cheryl Smith on Sundays at 8a.m.,  Something Natural with 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, Dr. Buckey and Lady D on Thursdays at 6p.m., and See you at the Movies  with Jamille Bradfield on Fridays at 6p.m. Tune in to Cheryl’s World on Blog Talk Radio, or call 646-200-0459 to hear informative, entertaining, enlightening and thoughtprovoking commentary and news. !

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Students blast off and return safely from NASA voyage

Three months of planning came to fruition on Friday, May 24 as the Lancaster Independent School District took about 900 fourth and fifth graders out of the classroom and to a different learning environment 230 miles south.

“It was a new experience for everyone at the district,” Dr. Helena Mosely, Assistant Superintendent for Achievement and Student Services, said. “The challenge was doing things that we have never done before—the learning curve was steep.”   Last week, the elementary school students, district staff and a few parents woke up before the sun rose to make the trek from Lancaster to NASA and its associated museum Space Center Houston. In all, 21 busses rolled out of LISD’s seven elementary schools and began the journey down Interstate 45.  Six hours and one rest stop later the caravan pulled-up to the front doors of Space Center Houston and the interactive learning began. “I enjoyed the trip,” West Main Elementary School fifth grader Caleb League said. “NASA taught good lessons about space. I was very excited, because, who gets to do this on a normal school day?” The students spent close to 5 ½ hours exploring the hands-on museum, taking tours and

experiencing the museum’s 14 exhibits. “The students experienced science on their own and explored with no boundaries,” Rosa Parks/ Millbrook Elementary School Principal Marlon Waites said. “They ventured into an area of science they normally do not get to. Seeing this sort of science in action really put the students into a different mindset.” The students appreciated the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Lancaster High School student Darian Thomas travelled with the elementary students as a photographer, helping document the entire trip for LISD.  “This trip was great for our elementary students because it was in a new surrounding with different people,” Lancaster High School student Darian Thomas said. “A trip such as this when I was in fourth or fifth grade would have really bolstered my interest in science.” After a day full of interactive learning — and a dinner in the museum’s restaurant — the busses

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pulled out of NASA’s parking and the tired, yet happy and satisfied, group of 4th and 5th graders returned to their school campuses late that evening.  This trip, however, is probably not the last large educational trip the district will plan.  “This was created by teachers — so the hope is this trip will inspire something bigger from another teacher or group of teachers for next time,” Dr. Mosely added.   Special Contributor: Richard Curtis Student Photographer: Demetrius White

 

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Grant Information Workshops Dallas Women’s Foundation will host free optional grant information workshops in Dallas and Collin Counties.

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The Dallas County information session will take place Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center for Community Cooperation (Gulf/Rio Room), 2900 Live Oak, Dallas. Lunch will be provided.

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The Collin County workshop will take place Thursday, June 6, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the City of Allen Parks and Rec Community Room, 301 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013. A continental breakfast will be provided. Foundation staff will cover the guidelines and application process for the Fall 2013 Grant Cycle, the foundation’s largest competitive grant program. Attendance is not mandatory to receive funding.

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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.

The workshops are free of charge. RSVP by June 3 to Natalie Eckberg at 214-525-5301 or neckberg@dallaswomensfdn.org.

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e Morning Princess By Marlo Davis Reviewed by S. Ward

Author Marlo Davis

The Morning Princess is an enchanted children’s tale written by McKinney author, Marlo Davis. In this colorfully illustrated 20-page paperback, Davis tells a story about a young happy-golucky princess that brings joy to her village.    After a jealous woman deliberately harms the Princess, things turn dismal.   The Princess is bed-ridden and no longer able to bring the joy and sunshine that the village had grown to love.

Everything takes a turn for the worse when the rain will not stop. After a month long illness, the Morning Princess’ mother encourages her to look beyond her problems and find joy from within. The little Princess is empowered by her mom's words and quickly recovers from her distress. She carries on spreading her morning joy through dance and a positive outlook on life. This book is very charming and written on a level that appeals to younger readers.   It’s filled with lots of positive touches encouraging good behavior and right thinking.  The huge and softly colored illustrations will definitely appeal to little girls who love princess stories.  It is good to see that the author does not focus on the calamity or glorify it. After the hardship, the story continues to move without the characters focusing on the mishap which is an anomaly in a time when villains are glorified. The central message of the

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book is clear, bad things happen to good people for no apparent reason. When they do, it doesn't help to spend time trying to get even or trying to figure out why.   The best thing to do is choose positive thoughts which leads to positive actions and produces positive outcomes. The book has a universal message that can be applied to

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anyone who needs a lesson on handling life’s difficulties.    In a world where enormous tragedies have become a frequent occurrence, this book will inspire hope and offer children real life coping skills. The Morning Princess is Davis’ first book. I think it is a great family read and offers lots of opportunity for discussion.

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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 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, Lady D, Dr. Buckey, 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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National Call…..Looking For a Few Good Spiritual Women Of Faith for our Panel

Spiritual Women-Of-Faith is inspirational talk biblically discriminating radio broadcast on the Valder Beebe Show. National-and-global-topics of conversations on todayʼs issues, social commentary with high-profile interviews.  We are opening the conversations to the audience, igniting thought provoking and relevant topics that faith-based women (and men) envelope in honest and opinionated dialogue. The producers are looking for panelists to take a seat at the virtual table and share spiritual wisdom on todayʼs issues.  The Valder Beebe Show, a new kind of spiritual talk show broadcast on KKVI FM (DFW) www.kkvidfw.com  and on-line www.ValderBeebeShow.com . We are conducting a nationwide search for Spiritual Women Of Faith.  You can contact producers@valderbeebeshow.com, send a mini bio and photo for contact. Valder Beebe, Media Host

 

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Heads Up! Basketball and Life Skills Camp The Heads Up! Basketball & Life Skills Camp was created to provide superior basketball and life skills instruction to youth in grades 3-8 Widely regarded as one of the premiere basketball programs in the country, our camps encourage excellence both on AND off the court by providing exceptional basketball training, life skills, teamwork and leadership development. Camp instructors are current and former professional athletes, area college and high school coaches, all of which possess a wealth of knowledge and experience that campers are exposed to throughout the duration of the program.

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The aim is to assist with the growth and development of young student athletes while promoting the use of sports to make the youth more well rounded. Since its inception, The Heads Up! Foundation has had the incredible opportunity to have a positive, lifechanging impact on thousands of young lives, many of which go on to pursue higher levels of educational and athletic attainment. If you know of anyone looking for a high quality summer sports & life skills program for their youth, where they can: - learn the fundamentals of the game in a positive, fun environment - learn sportsmanship, teamwork and other life skills - be mentored by the pros -become a better player (and person) When: Mon Jun 10 – Fri Jun 14, 2013 Where: Faith Bible Church Gymnasium

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Mark your calendar May 31 F.A.B. Mixer Event at the Grand Peninsula Community Center 2603 Grand Peninsula Dr. - Grand Prairie, Texas 75054.

Parker, World Famous Elvis Tribute Artist and Charles Stone for a lively conversation highlighting Elvis’ lasting impact and legacy. Parker will talk about his transformation into “Elvis on Stage” and his experiences trying to fill the King’s blue suede shoes.

June 5 Grant Information Workshops Dallas Women’s Foundation will host free optional grant information workshops in Dallas and Collin Counties. The Dallas County information session will take place Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center for Community Cooperation (Gulf/Rio Room), 2900 Live Oak, Dallas. Lunch will be provided. The Collin County workshop will take place Thursday, June 6, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the City of Allen Parks and Rec Community Room, 301 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013. A continental breakfast will be provided. Foundation staff will cover the guidelines and application process for the Fall 2013 Grant Cycle, the foundation’s largest competitive grant program. Attendance is not mandatory to receive funding. The workshops are free of charge. Please RSVP by June 3 to Natalie Eckberg at 214-525-5301 or neckberg@dallaswomensfdn.org.

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June 8 JERRY SEINFELD AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’S WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE DALLAS, TX 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House His tour will visit the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214.880.0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road. ********** All writers, authors and aspiring authors are encouraged to attend. Guest speaker is Essence best selling author and Dallas Weekly columnist   Shewanda Riley  Creative Ways to Get Free Publicity as a Writer  from 10:30 am - 12 noon   The Dock Bookshop    6637  Meadowbrook Dr  in Fort Worth, TX 76112 www.thedockbookshop.com 817-457-5700    

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*** The Act of Change Institute of Cultural Arts PRESENTS Dr. Kaba Hiawatha Kamene (Booker T. Coleman) From the Documentary ‘Hidden Colors’ 1 & 2 ™ KUSH and KEMET Time: 3:00 PM DONATION: $10 VENDORS: $20 The Act of Change Institute of Cultural Arts 3200 S. Lancaster Road Suite 623 Dallas, Texas 75216 (Lancaster Kiest Shopping Center – Behind Motown) For More Information: (214) 500-7747 Sponsored by the Dock Bookshop & The Act of Change, Inc. Come and help us welcome our brother to DFW! "THE BREAKFAST CLUB" SATURDAY PAMPER ME PARTY 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT) Lolita's 4218 Lemmon Ave. Dallas, TX 75219

*** The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts Conversations with the Experts this June for the Elvis fanatic in us all as historians, curators, artists and entertainers help to discover how the King forever changed our cultural landscape. Conversations with the Experts kicks off Sunday June 2 with ‘Tribute Elvis: Up Close and Personal’ from 2-3pm in the Museum’s Oak Room. Join Kraig PAGE 26

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http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Events/ ThursdayNightLive/index.htm Dallas Museum of Art Jazz in the Atrium Cat Garner Live(featuring “World Famed” Alum Claud Parker on tenor sax)

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans is scheduling new events and gathering new members and affiliated organizations. Here are some of the upcoming activities: Thursday, June 6 12:30pm - 2:00pm. Dallas Chapter meeting at 1408 N Washington. If you are interested in the right to retire, you are needed! We'll take a stab at singing our new Texas Retired Americans Anthem. June 18, 10 AM: Austin Chapter initial meeting at AFl-CIO on LaVaca June 19, 9 AM: Fort Worth Chapter initial meeting, 421 S Adams in the Hospital District June 21, Mid-Cities Chapter luncheon honors State Representative Chris Turner and gets a report about the 2013 Legislative Session. Tickets $20 from Brenda Warner 972-514-1774. Jul 2: National day of protest about the so-called "Chained CPI" cuts in Social Security benefits. Actions already scheduled in Dallas and Austin. 

June 7 Trombone Shorty (New Orleans jazz trombone player) Grammy nominated Ft Worth Botanical Gardens Symphony Seris

June 10 Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Golf Tournament Shotgun Start: 7:30 a.m.  Thorntree Country Club DeSoto, Texas

June 14 Dallas Business Journal is honoring the Top North Texas Women in Business! There will be networking and trade show before and after the awards luncheon. 10:00am-2:00pm  Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Blvd  Irving  TX  75039 ********* Celebrate Juneteenth weekend at THE MOUNT as Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1233 State Highway 66, in Garland presents its Family Life Conference, Restoring The Village Part II:  Men And Women Living In Victory!  This FREE conference, which will be held Friday, June 14th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 15th, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature sessions with an emphasis on how men and women can live victoriously in their professional and personal lives.  Special guest speakers include Wanda Bolton-Davis of St. John Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, Texas and Michael A. Evans of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas.  There will also be national and local gospel recording artists, plus continental breakfast and a light lunch.  Vendors are welcome!  To register and for more information, call  972-276-5218 or go to www.onthemount.org. ******** !

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BRINGING YOU ENLIGHTENING, EDUCATIONAL, EMPOWERING, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING INFORMATION MAY 31, 2013 SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE IN ROWLETT, TX Saturday, June 15 the Fort Worth Museum of Science and   7 pm June 14 at 7PM and June 15 at 10AM History will honor Superman and all other super heroes with Dallas Peace Center 9120 Ferguson Rd., Dallas 75228   SUPER SATURDAY. Children age 12 and under who come (On the campus of First Community Church)  (Rowlett, TX) – Church in the City (CITC), 6005 Dalrock Rd. Rowlett, TX 75088 dressed as their favorite super hero will receive half-price   $10.00 Suggested Donation will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 14th at 7PM with a night of music exhibit admission and a free comic book (while supplies last). ********* and drama entitled, “Take Me to the King”. The celebration continues On There will also be special appearances by the 501st Legion,   Saturday June 15th. Doors will open at 9:30AM so that attendees can view a the world’s definitive imperial costuming organization, and The Missing Voice: set of Ancient Hebrew Scrolls. It is the only complete set " in the world ", make-your-own mask and cape stations in Innovation Studios. Living with AIDS in Dallas Today THAT YOU CAN SEE.  TThe theme for Saturday is “God’s Word: the Only Path to Young men and women impacted by HIV/AIDS will share their experiences and True Freedom”. describe barriers to adequate care.       Beginning at 10AM on Saturday there will be a worship service during June 16 Eric Reece, HIV/AIDS justice advocate and Dallas Peace Center board member, will which a distinguished panel will entertain questions on issues dealing with lead the discussion, with members of the Dallas Chapter of C2EA (Campaign to End race. Members of the panel include:  Pastor Michael Hankins (Pastor of AIDS). Friendship-West Baptist Church “Passing the Torch” Spring College Fair from 9:30 am Church in the City), Clifton Taulbert (author of the book “When We Were to 2:30 pm. Colored), Dr. Constance Lacy ("faculty" in the Human Services Management ******* and Leadership Bachelor's Degree program" at UNT at Dallas), Gail Lester *********** June 21 (Co-Author of the book, “Tale of Two Gails”,   Ayanna Nkenge Smith (graduate of  St. Edwards University in Austin) and Moderator, Lexie Okeke (Founder & June 17 (noon program)  Chief Change Agent of BE The Delta, a  consulting firm specializing in Organization: National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Harlem Globetrotters will bring their renowned Summer Skills Clinics to 24 Hour volunteer acquisition and management). Music  will be provided by the CITC :Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Closing Luncheon Fitness® clubs in the Dallas area from June 17-22, 2013. choir and band and special guest Nila Miller. Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm During their six days in Dallas, Globetrotters’ stars will lead a total of 18 two-hour Lunch will be catered at 12:30 PM by Chef Dale Granger and Jack Bartmess, Place: SMU; Umphrey Lee Center; Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom on 2nd floor clinics assisted by Team Lead Laura Rios. Lunch tickets ($10 adults and $5 for ******** children 5-12) will be sold at the church. **** Summer Creative Writing Camp for Dallas area youth! Two weeks beginning June 17 June 15 The OFFICIAL Launch of I Messenger Enterprises Limited spaces. Register soon! African American Museum SOLJAZZ 6p.m. At Pan-African Connection Bookstore FEATURING CHERRELLE & JOE McBRIDE 828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas 75226 June 22 @SKYLINE RANCH -$15 Presale Tickets *** ~Gates Open @ 2:00PM Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1233 Highway 66, in Garland 19th Annual Cheryl Smith’s Don’t Believe the Hype Celebrity Bowl-a-thon at USA 1801 E. Wheatland Rd. Dallas 75241 invites parents to sign up their youth, ages 11-16, to participate in its Summer Arts & Bowl https://www.facebook.com/ilikesoljazz Athletics Camp,  C.R.U.S.H. (Christ Reviving Us to Spiritual Holiness).  The camp will www.dontbelievethehype.org …A Jazz Lover's Paradise take place at THE MOUNT, June 17 through July 26, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. NO 2 ISSUE 38

Heads Up! Foundation's Post-Camp Celebrity Basketball Game Changed: Every year there’s the celebrity basketball game for the kids at the conclusion of our basketball and life skills camp. This event serves as a great opportunity for the community to be able to interact with their favorite athlete, celebrity or community leader and also gives our celebrity participants, many who have Dallas area ties, an opportunity to give back to our communities. Visit Theheadsupfoundation.org for more info on how to get involved with our mission When Sat Jun 15, 2013 2pm – 5pm Central Time Where Faith Bible Church Gymnasium

to 6:30 p.m. Participants will be able to experience, Music, Stepping, Science, Basketball, Reading, Volleyball, Zumba, Math, Dance, field trips and more!  Early Bird Special Rates are available before June 6.  To register or for more info call 972-276-5218, or visit www.onthemount.org.  

June 19 Organization: BOLD: Black Organization for Leadership Development Juneteenth Celebration Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm Place: JPMorgan Chase Corporate Office, 14114 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75254

****** Celebrate Superman’s Birthday with a Super Saturday– In June of 1938, the first Superman comic book was published by DC Comics and soon became one of the world’s most recognizable super heroes. Now, 75 years later the reporter by day, super hero by night’s birthday is still an occasion to be celebrated.

**** The Tenors will be performing in Dallas on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House in the Downtown Dallas Arts District and is part of the Capital One Bank Bravo Series. Ticket prices range from $25 to $55 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.  

July 6 1pm to 4pm Community Room at Southwest Center Mall Organized By: Rita Williams Young Boys on Blast will award their first D.G. Pemberton scholarship This is an essay competition. The subject of the essay is "How to Empower, Educate and Excite Young Boys to Become Respectful and Responsible Men in Society". The essay must be typewritten and must be at least 300 words. The deadline for the essay is 10:00 pm June 2, 2013. Please send the essay to theritasuewillshow@aol.com or send it to the Community Room of Southwest Center Mall at 3662 W Camp Wisdom Rd Ste 1084, Dallas, TX

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MAY 31, 2013

“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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