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Have you ever had a real man cook for you?

June 7, 2013

Cheryl Smith

AT&T presents Real Men Cook Dallas, 16th event in Dallas, 24th worldwide on June 16, 2013 at Gilleys/ Palladium 1135 South Lamar Dallas, Texas from 3-6 pm with its annual Father's Day fun-filled food festival. Tickets are sold by local charities at an all-you-can-eat price of $20.00 Adults/$10.00 children.  

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In attendance this year will be Red Tails Tuskegee Airman Calvin Spann and a host of community and celebrity tasters are scheduled including Mayor Mike Rawlings, Councilman Dwaine R. Caraway with his famous greens, Councilman Tennell Atkins who also has a hot greens recipe and hosted by Shon Gables, WFAA and Starlene Stinger, KLTY.  REAL MEN COOK for Charity, is the largest, longest running annual, urban Father's Day event in the nation. It's an event with a purpose, that has raised over $150,000 for charities in Dallas. In the year 2013, the 26th Anniversary, REAL MEN COOK will again be held in many cities including Dallas.   REAL MEN COOK -- a masterfully executed celebration of men for women, children, and the community is presented in multiples cities simultaneously on Father's Day. It's a fun-filled food festival honoring real men--fathers, brothers, uncles, coaches or teachers and dispelling the myth that Black communities lack positive male role models. 

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 REAL MEN COOK Celebrities included President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mark Morial, jazz legend Oscar Brown Jr., national radio personality Tom Joyner, movie icon Rockmond Dunbar, “Family Matters” Darius McCrary, Food Network’s Chef Jeff Henderson, Bravo Top Chef Ron Duprat and many more.   REAL MEN COOK is a food and fun filled day of family activity. You're going to love it.  It is a great place for your family to spend your special day with you. In addition to the many men serving thousands of attendees their tantalizing dishes, there is entertainment for the entire family.  The proceeds from ticket sales go to worthy charities in each of our local markets. This year the ticket sales are benefiting Texas Tenants Union, Good Street Learning Center and the Azar Foundation. Come on out and join me for an afternoon of great food, great fun and in support of some great charities! And hats off to the Real Men!

Cheryl

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY -- Remembering my dad, who was a real man - Joseph Smith !

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Women and breast cancer

Cavemen Keep Sexism Alive By George E. Curry In almost every high-powered job in

… And I understand that some women believe they can have it all, and that's the crux of the problem. I have to tell you, as a man, where women are told that men have so many more advantages in society, we can't have it all. Women, you can't have it all either. Life is a series of compromises and choices.

                         the United States: CEOs of Fortune 500 By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson companies, Senators, university While a clinical student and professional nurse, I witnessed the suffering that breast cancer causes in the lives of so many people, particularly women. Each year, according to the World Health Organization, nearly 500,000 women lose their lives to the condition. Rep. Johnson According to health professionals, some risk factors associated with breast cancer include smoking, poor diets, obesity, elevated hormone levels and, in some cases, genetics. A lump in the breast tissue that is noticeably different can be a symptom of breast cancer and should be examined by a doctor. Women should perform regular breast self-examinations. While breast cancer in women is more than 100 times more common than in men, the survival rate for women is greater because men tend to suspect the disease at much later ages than women, usually between sixty and seventy. Some unsuspectingly ill men think that it is “only a woman’s disease.” And they are quite surprised when given a breast cancer diagnosis. When it comes to matters of health, women have always been courageous, always thinking of others and not just themselves. In 1974 the nation’s First Lady, Betty Ford, revealed that she had breast cancer and urged other women to have breast exams. Recently, the actress, Angelina Jolie, announced that she had surgery to lessen the possibility of dying from the disease. She urged other women to pay attention to their health status. In Dallas numerous medical professionals and institutions are dedicated to battling the disease. The Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital was the first devoted solely to cancer treatment in North Texas. Two years ago, Baylor opened the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. The 467,000 square foot facility is the second largest cancer treatment program in Texas. U.T. Southwestern opened the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1989. The institution has a number of cancer treatment programs, including one devoted to breast cancer. Professionals at the institution strive to meet the “individual needs” of patients, working with them and their families. At Texas Oncology, a part of the Methodist Health System, the educational, financial, emotional and health needs of patients are addressed. The nutritional needs of patients dealing with breast cancer are given significant attention. The Cancer institute of Dallas focuses on state of the art medical treatment and environmental concerns. The patient facilities were designed to lessen the emotional concerns of cancer patients who are surrounded by massive windows, trees and fields which are a part of their therapy. Continued research and medical discoveries will lead to decreasing numbers of breast cancer deaths. Until then we need to make certain that women and men are vigilant in protecting their health. While physicians and institutions perform a pivotal role in fighting the disease, there is much more that we as individuals can do to ensure longer and more productive lives.

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presidents, race car drivers and even astronauts. Yet, there are some male bozos who think women should be treated as inferior beings. Conservative blogger and Fox contributor Erick Erickson is the latest man to come out of his cave.

“America Live” anchor Megyn Kelly challenged her Fox News colleague.

After the publication of a Pew study   that found that women are the primary KELLY: So I'll start with you, Erick. George E. Curry or sole source of income in 40 percent What makes you dominant and me of all American households that have submissive, and who died and made you minor children, Lou Dobbs had the poor judgment scientist-in-chief? to assemble an all-male panel May 29 for “Lou ERIKSON: …This isn't healthy for society Dobbs Tonight” to discuss the report. when we think that roles of gender are completely -  can be interchangeable. No one's saying women can't LOU DOBBS: Erick, your thoughts on this be or shouldn't be a breadwinner or even the study and what it portends? primary breadwinner. It's just that when we forced ourselves to this point in society where they have to ERICKSON:  Lou, I'm so used to liberals be, that's not a good, healthy thing for society. telling conservatives that they're anti-science. But this is -- liberals who defend this and say it's not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it's not antithesis, or it's not competing, it's a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it's tearing us apart. And what I find interesting in the survey is that three-quarters of the people surveyed recognize that having moms as the primary breadwinner is bad for kids and bad for marriage, and reality shows us that's the truth. After pushback from a lot of women, many of them conservative, Erickson tried to clean up his remarks the next day on his radio show, but only made matters worse. It is a fact that children in a two parent, heterosexual household tend to have a more stable upbringing and a better chance of success than those of single parents or gay parents. This is a fact. This is not to insult gay parents. This is not to insult single parents. It's just a fact. And the, of the subset of children who are raised in a two-parent, nuclear, heterosexual household, children where the father is the one who is the leader of the family, or the breadwinner of the family, however you want to say it, tend to out-perform those where the mother is the primary provider of the family outside of the home. Those are the facts. All I have done is pointed them out.

Other women Fox contributors also weighed in. “I’m sincerely confused as to why you used behavior of animals to suggest that women shld stay at home,” Fox political analyst Krisen Powers tweeted. Katie Pavlich wrote on her Twitter account, “Not offended by idea of a strong male leading the household, offended he implied women aren’t capable of doing so.” MediaMatters, the press watchdog group, noted, “What the study highlighted, and what Erickson and his fellow Fox News commentators ignored, is the persistent class divide among mothers. According to the data, married mothers who earned more than their husbands were ‘disproportionally white and college educated.’ The single mothers, on the other hand, were ‘more likely to be black or Hispanic, and less likely to have a college degree.’ They also made significantly less: single mothers in the study had a median income of $23,000, about a quarter of the median income of couples with a female primary earner. If those single mothers were never married, their median income dropped to $17,400, hovering near the poverty threshold. “Furthermore, though more women may be ‘breadwinners,’ women still earn significantly less than men. The report showed that 75 percent of husbands still make more than their wives. In fact, women's wages decreased in 2012, causing the gender-wage gap to widen with women earning only 80.9 percent of what men earned, or about $163 dollars less per week.”

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

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Circle of Love Venue Grand Opening CIRCLE OF LOVE VENUE 972-748-2529

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Venue and Pricing Cost shouldn't be an issue when planning your big day. Circle of Love provides a low cost, fully decorated venue for your intimate ceremony. Pricing/Packages Elopement Ceremony Couple and up to 10 guests, fully decorated venue, use of facility for 30 minutes, entry & exit music of your choice and Minister included. Available for Vow Renewals.  SPECIAL PRICE $199 Petite Ceremony

Founded on love and commitment. We want to share our experience with you. Those who encircle you on this day have nurtured you and watched you grow into roles set by God as a Daughter, as a Son, as a Sister, as a Brother, as a Friend, and today your circle shares with you the beginnings of your new role as a husband and as a wife for a lifetime. PAGE 5

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Ask Gwen

I am going to find the ugliest man to marry! Dear Gwendolyn: A year ago I met and started dating a good looking man. Girl, he was drop dead gorgeous. We met at a cookout my cousin had at her new house. It was a sorta ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ affair. My cousin lives in a new subdivision where most of the neighbors are recent buyers. It was a grand idea because we need to once again know our neighbors. Back in the day, neighborhoods were like one big family. When that stopped being the practice, gangs and other corrupts infiltrated good neighborhoods and turned them bad. Well, so much for how we met. This is the problem: I really thought this good

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looking man was going to become my husband. I even dreamed of having pretty little babies by him. But, guess what? After dating for three months, he told me he was married and his wife was pregnant – and he no longer desired my company. But again, guess what? I am thinking about telling his wife. What do you think?   I am now convinced that men who look good are just too much dog in character. I intend to marry an ugly man. Rae-Rae

Dear Rae-Rae: You really have your facts wrong. Good looking men are not the only ‘dog’ characters out there. Ugly men can be more vicious than someone with a handsome body and face. Let me tell you this: Before you started dating him, you should have searched his background, but no, you were too busy gloating over his looks. Rae-Rae, think about it. In many cases every time an ugly man looks into his mirror — he beats his wife. Gwendolyn 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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Cedar Valley College hosts EMPOWER Series presented by Comerica Bank

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June Topic - Managing Credit   What: Managing Credit with Certified Credit Counselor Valerie Cole When: Saturday, June 15, 2013; 10:00 am – 12 noon Where: Cedar Valley Community College, Building M; Room M121,  3030 North Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134 Cost: Free; To register, visit  www.empowerseries.com or email Empowerseries@aol.com.

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Details: At June’s EMPOWER Series workshop, participants will learn the differences between various types of credit, how to establish Credit, how to understand their credit report and credit score, how to maintain and how to repair their credit history.  Participants will also learn effective debt relief resolutions.  History: In 2011, Comerica Bank began partnering with the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of The National Association of Black Accountants to host a series of monthly financial empowerment workshops. Called The Empower (E-mpowering M-inorities to P-lan & O-rganize for W-ealth & E-ducation within R-each) series,   these free community financial workshops are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month and teach participants how to create a solid financial foundation, reduce debt, grow savings, and invest to build wealth and pass it along to future generations. Topics of previous workshops have included knowing where your money is going, developing a spending plan and living within your means, saving and investing 10-15 percent of your income,  Managing credit and taxes and practicing money management principles for the entire family.  For more information, visit  www.empowerseries.com or email Empowerseries@aol.com

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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.

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Promoting Fitness with Fashion to Feel Fabulous ---The North Dallas Suburban Foundation for Life Development and Community Involvement, Inc. will host its Annual Fashion Extravaganza on June 23, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive in Dallas, Texas. The cost of tickets is $35 per person. Proceeds generated by the event will support the organization’s scholarship fund as well as area community organizations that include the Family Place, Minnie’s Pantry, New Beginnings and Senior Source. The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, provides funds to support youth programs and collaborates with other organizations on fund raising activities. “The mission of the Foundation is to support the development of strong ‘neighborhoods’ through collaborative planning, community action and policy advocacy,”

said Margaret Turner Carrigan, chairperson of the North Dallas Suburban Foundation. “The Fashion Extravaganza is a festive event where b u s i n e s s and pleasure come together to raise funds necessary to

support activities that will address current and future needs. “We hope that the community will support the Foundation’s activities so that

the Foundation can continue to support the community.” The Extravaganza will provide attendees the opportunity to enjoy fashions modeled by males and females showcasing designs for fitness with a flair, city chic, summer fun, and nouveau couture. Fashions will be modeled from Jones New York, Men’s Warehouse and introducing local designer Cassidy Brown. Additional supporters and sponsors of the event include the Law Office of Margaret Turner Carrigan. An added benefit of the Extravaganza is to provide local merchants a venue to promote their businesses and provide attendees the opportunity to fulfill their various shopping needs and desires. The North Dallas Suburban Foundation for Life Development and Community Involvement, Inc. (NDSF) was established as a 501(c)(3)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month but whatever the month Let no sexual assault go

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DFW's largest urban Father's Day Celebration, filled with family fun and food tasting with real men, fathers, leaders and families. Featuring the entertainment provided by Cedric Barrett featuring the award winning artists: vocalist Angela Blair, instrumentalist Joyce Spencer

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City of Dallas Pools host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™   For the fourth year in a row, Dallas Park & Recreation Department will join with tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities on five continents to conduct The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™. The colossal worldwide swim class is designed to spread the message: swimming lessons save lives. Global organizers hope to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 24,873 participants representing 15 different countries on

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five continents! Locally, City of Dallas swimming pools are WLSL host locations.  To show the importance of kids learning to swim, the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals this year will sponsor 38 learn-to-swim scholarships at nine City of Dallas pools.                          What: Dallas’ World’s Largest Swimming Lesson When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9 a.m.:  Check Presentation with North Texas Chapter of the Association of Pool and Spa                           Professionals 10 a.m.:- Free introductory swimming lesson begins   Where: Tommie Allen Community Pool                  6901 Bonnieview Road, Dallas

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Become Dad's Favorite with a Massage Envy Spa Gift Card for Father's Day -- Fathers. They work all week. On weekends, they have yard work or other projects. They attend their children's sporting events, maybe even coach, help with other activities, play with the kids. If they have time, they go for a run or to the gym. In their quiet -- or maybe not so quiet -- way, they're always there for you. They carry a lot of stress but don't say anything about it.

blood pressure, improving flexibility and range of motion, alleviating headaches and managing pain.    The licensed massage therapists at Massage Envy Spa can customize a session to fit a client's needs. Clinics offer several types of massage -trigger point, deep tissue, cranial

June 16 is Father's Day. It's the one day a year we set aside specifically to honor our fathers. Express your appreciation to dad with a gift card from Massage Envy DFW. Show him you recognize the unspoken stress in his life with a relaxing massage in a quiet, calm environment -- where he can enjoy a little time away for himself.   

aromatherapy or the newest Sugar one or two massage therapy sessions -Foot Scrub -- or treat dad to Massage even a one-year membership -- will Envy's new signature Hot Stone Envy.   speak volumes. Make it an annual tradition he'll look forward to every Dads love gifts made by their year. Gift cards can be used at children. But as they get older, fathers any Massage Envy clinic or spa don't need as much “stuff.”     around the country.    Massage, though, is a gift he will "If your father has never experienced the benefits of massage therapy, a gift card from Massage Envy Spa for Father's Day is a great way to introduce him," says Lance O'Pry, Dallas/Fort Worth regional developer for Massage Envy clinics. "And if he already gets massages, he'll love that you thought of this."    At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49 and a one-hour Healthy Skin facial session at $59. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate or a one-hour Healthy Skin facial session for $49.   

Massage Envy Spa owner Bruce McGovern -- also a father -says massage therapy allows him to relax, de-stress and rejuvenate, while promoting a healthy balance in his busy schedule. Besides relaxing muscles and relieving stress, massage therapy offers other health benefits such as lowering

sacral, Swedish, sports, reflexology and geriatric. Add one or more enhanced treatments -- deep muscle,

remember and use. He raised you well, and now you're out on your own. A Massage Envy SPA gift card for

Log on to http:// www.massageenvy.com/regions/TX/ Dallas.aspx to find the nearest Massage Envy spa or clinic.

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

June 14 Trombone Shorty (New Orleans jazz trombone player) Grammy nominated Ft Worth Botanical Gardens Symphony Seris Picnic in the park bring your own food and BYOB

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

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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     ******* Memoir writing workshop at Lucky Dog Books!" from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT  Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis St. Dallas, TX 75298

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********* 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. ******** SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE IN ROWLETT, TX June 14 at 7PM and June 15 at 10AM   (Rowlett, TX) – Church in the City (CITC), 6005 Dalrock Rd. Rowlett, TX 75088 will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 14th at 7PM with a night of music and drama entitled, “Take Me to the King”. The celebration continues On Saturday June 15th. Doors will open at 9:30AM so that attendees can view a set of Ancient Hebrew Scrolls. It is the only complete set " in the world ", THAT YOU CAN SEE.  TThe theme for Saturday is “God’s Word: the Only Path to True Freedom”.  Beginning at 10AM on Saturday there will be a worship service during which a distinguished panel will entertain questions on issues dealing with race. Members of the panel include:  Pastor Michael Hankins (Pastor of Church in the City), Clifton Taulbert (author of the book “When We Were Colored), Dr. Constance Lacy ("faculty" in the Human Services Management and Leadership Bachelor's Degree program" at UNT at Dallas), Gail Lester (Co-Author of the book, “Tale of Two Gails”,   Ayanna Nkenge Smith (graduate of  St. Edwards University in Austin) and Moderator, Lexie Okeke (Founder & Chief Change Agent of BE The Delta, a  consulting firm specializing in volunteer acquisition and management). Music  will be provided by the CITC choir and band and special guest Nila Miller. Lunch will be catered at 12:30 PM by Chef Dale Granger and Jack Bartmess, assisted by Team Lead Laura Rios. Lunch tickets ($10 adults and $5 for children 5-12) will be sold at the church.

June 15 SOLJAZZ FEATURING CHERRELLE & JOE McBRIDE @SKYLINE RANCH -$15 Presale Tickets ~Gates Open @ 2:00PM 1801 E. Wheatland Rd. Dallas 75241 https://www.facebook.com/ilikesoljazz …A Jazz Lover's Paradise *** Managing Credit with Certified Credit Counselor Valerie Cole 10:00 am – 12 noon   Cedar Valley Community College, Building M; Room M121,  3030 North Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134 ****** Heads Up! Foundation's Post-Camp Celebrity Basketball Game

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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

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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. Saturday, June 15 the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will honor Superman and all other super heroes with SUPER SATURDAY. Children age 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite super hero will receive half-price exhibit admission and a free comic book (while supplies last). There will also be special appearances by the 501st Legion, the world’s definitive imperial costuming organization, and make-your-own mask and cape stations in Innovation Studios.

June 16 Friendship-West Baptist Church “Passing the Torch” Spring College Fair from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. ***********

June 17 Harlem Globetrotters will bring their renowned Summer Skills Clinics to 24 Hour Fitness® clubs in the Dallas area from June 17-22, 2013. During their six days in Dallas, Globetrotters’ stars will lead a total of 18 two-hour clinics ******** Summer Creative Writing Camp for Dallas area youth! Two weeks beginning June 17 Limited spaces. Register soon! At Pan-African Connection Bookstore 828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas 75226 *** Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1233 Highway 66, in Garland invites parents to sign up their youth, ages 11-16, to participate in its Summer Arts & Athletics Camp,  C.R.U.S.H. (Christ Reviving Us to Spiritual Holiness).  The camp will take place at THE MOUNT, June 17 through July 26, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. 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 !

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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

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