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Dallas County receives Truancy Courts Technology Excellence Award

basis. With the creation of the TIS System, the school districts can enter all the information into the TIS system directly from their offices. TIS automatically generate and electronically file the cases in Odyssey.

Members of the Dallas County Clerk’s Office, Dallas County Office of Information Technology and Dallas County Truancy Court staff attended the Tyler Technologies Annual User Conference held in Austin Texas.

The school districts can access TIS and manage their cases via the internet, view case status and print reports. Having this capability available to the school districts removes the burden of manual data input from the County Truancy Department thus saving valuable resources both manpower and dollars.

This year, Dallas County was the recipient of Tyler Technologies Excellence Award. This award is given each year to a county who has used Tyler’s case management system, Odyssey, to implement additional best practices outside of the case management systems normal functionality. The County Clerk’s office along with Dallas County’s Office of Information Technology jointly developed a process for the electronic submission of truancy case filings TIS (Truancy Information System).   TIS replaced a manual system that required clerks to enter all the information manually into the computer system. The school districts delivered all paperwork to the five (5) Truancy Court locations on a daily

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TIS has shortened the time frame for processing cases, while saving Dallas County an estimated $175,000 per year.   Dallas County has been able to take advantage of a leading edge case management solution to custom build an external software application. Using the Tyler Technologies API tool kit, as part of the Odyssey solution allows clients to custom build applications external to Odyssey and manage their own timelines and efficiently serve their intra county constituents. This effort has streamlined the Truancy Courts business processes and reduced expenses for both the school districts and Dallas County.

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Message to the People... Edna Pemberton is known around and throughout the Dallas Metroplex. Always providing support to others’ initiatives and programs, she is on a tireless crusade to make life better for all and to leave this world in a better place. Recently she wrote a letter to the “Dallas African American Community” where she Cheryl Smith challenges folks to move past rhetoric and reactions to progressive, liberating acts.. She granted me permission to share her message. I know it is her hope, as it is mine, that someone will be moved to action. There are a few places where I made “additions,” like spelling out SWC, for those who may not know what she is referring to. Now when I say “moved to action,” I don’t just mean coming up with a plan. Too often folks have all the “best” ideas, BUT they want someone else to implement the plan. Sometimes if you really believe in something, you have to put forth the effort. How about you getting dirty and working your own plan. There are plenty of folks out there who could make a difference, if only they put forth the effort. Here is Mrs. Pemberton’s letter: Dallas African American Community,

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We can work together.....stop saying that "JUNK"..... Today as I walked around the Southwest Center Mall, my heart was saddened because in 2005-2009, we could have purchased the only Regional Shopping Center for $4 million. I went to some business persons to purchase it and they laughed in my face and told me that the mall will fail and be nothing... Now as I walk the mall I see the traffic flow and see us as consumers in our own community. Now our owners are good...but what a missed opportunity by the Black community to own and operate in a professional manner a mall like we are doing now? You.... as Blacks are running it. In 2009, it was 45% occupied...now it's 81% and you did it!!! We are meeting and strategy-planning our own Camp Wisdom Corridor future. We don't always agree...but when we take the vote...it's over and we plan our work..and work our plan!!!

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The carpet is new in Footlocker because of Betty Culbreath. Mayor Pro Tem Atkins says that if Macy's don't have your items...complain....and make them purchase the right items. Stop bragging about not spending your money in your own community (does that make sense?). Do what Billie Greer did. Instead of building an "upper class restaurant and outdoor patio" in the "u town" he brought it to you....Oak Cliff. Now support him and your community. Ms. Carol Arnold stopped some men from "cussing" in our mall...saying we don't accept that language in our mall. You, as the Black community saved the mall, you made this Macy's #1 in the district by supporting it...you made this Macy's # 2 in the region by shopping here. Here's the deal...the next time that you see retail property for sale...bring your pennies together and "BUY." STOP letting outsiders buy up our property and we have no say so in it's development and leaving it empty and putting "garbage" in it.

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Where are our "Black Deal Makers"? We don't have to agree...but buying retail centers...in our own community....makes sense to me!!!! If we have to "duke" it out...let's do that...but Black community; let's buy back our community....and make profit. Is it going to easy? NO! PLEASE DON'T LET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY PASS OUR WAY AGAIN..... Mrs. Pemberton, I couldn’t have said it better. I shop at Southwest Center Mall and there are so many things that make the mall special:

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The Affordable Care Act Works! By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

The historic legislation known as the Affordable Care Act is significantly benefiting people throughout our country, and particularly residents in the 30th Congressional District. It is one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of the Congress and should not be unfairly attacked. Yet even while the Act is helping people and enriching their lives, Republicans in the House of Representatives have voted thirtyeight times to repeal the protections and reforms of the law. During the course of the past three years, residents of the District have witnessed lower costs and better healthcare coverage. Instead of working to ensure that there is a smooth transition process for the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans continue their efforts to repeal and undermine the law.

An analysis of the impact of the law in the District shows the following: Ten thousand young adults have gained healthcare coverage, given that the law requires health insurers to permit parents to maintain coverage for their children until they reach twenty-six years of age. Nearly 4,000 seniors have experienced lower drug costs because the law provides major savings in costs for seniors in the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” As a result seniors have received prescription drug discounts of $5.6 million dollars, an average discount of $620.00 per person in 2011, $720.00 in 2012 and $770.00 in 2013. Since 2011, the law has provided free Medicare coverage of preventive services such as mammograms and

colonoscopies for 77,000 seniors. These same people are now eligible for Medicare preventive services without any copays, coinsurances or deductibles. Nearly 113,000 individuals in the district have saved on their premiums due to provisions in the law that prevents insurers from spending more than 20 percent of their premiums on profits and administrative overhead. Because of these protections, more than 31,000 consumers in the District have received approximately $4.5 million in insurance company rebates in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, since September 2010, the law has prevented insurers from denying coverage to children who have pre-existing conditions. Fortyeight thousand children with such

conditions in the District have been protected from finding themselves in a position of not having health coverage. The elimination of the lifetime limits on insurance coverage has benefited 150,000 District residents. Beginning in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans will gain access to quality, affordable health coverage through the new “market places” and the expansion of Medicaid. This will impact 23,000 residents in the District. In this land of plenty, every citizen deserves affordable and quality healthcare. This is precisely the aim of the legislation which was upheld by the United States Supreme Court. I will continue to fight to protect the legislation. It assists the most vulnerable among us; it is fair and is the right thing to do. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 11th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas.

New initiative on educational excellence By Marc Morial “For nearly a century, the National Urban League has been inspiring people of every race and every religion and every walk of life to reach for the dream that lies at the heart of our founding…” President Barack Obama

Last Wednesday, before a packed crowd at the National Urban League annual conference in New Orleans, President Barack Obama delivered a major domestic policy speech focused on creating more fairness and opportunity for middle class and working class Americans. Citing the example of New Orleans’ remarkable resilience seven years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the President urged the nation to come together to rebuild our faltering economy and ensure a quality

education for all. The President’s making the point that strong speech came on the same day that the communities are built on strong United States Senate schools.  He added, “If passed a bill to extend this country is about middle class tax cuts anything, it’s about another year for “98% passing on even greater of American families opportunity to the next and 97% of small generation.” business owners.”  In recent years that President Obama dream has been slipping urged the House of away for millions of Representatives to African Americans.  follow suit and added, While pointing to “They should not be progress that has been holding middle-class made since he took National Urban League President tax cuts hostage just to Marc Morial office, the President get more tax cuts for also acknowledged that millionaires and substantial obstacles to billionaires.”  The tax debate is a equal educational opportunity still defining issue in this year’s remain. To help overcome those presidential campaign and will most obstacles President Obama likely be decided by the voters in announced a new White House November. Initiative on Educational Excellence The President’s speech dealt with many of the issues important to the National Urban League and the record 2.7 million people we served last year.   One of our key empowerment goals is that “Every American child is ready for college, work and life.”  The President gave voice to that vision by

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for African Americans. His executive order, signed the next day, recognizes that “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging collegepreparatory classes.” It points out the wide disparity in student

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achievement between African Americans and their peers in this country. And it recognizes the lower rate of graduation and higher rate of incarceration for black males. The stated goal of the new initiative is to help expand educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and deliver a complete and competitive education for all African Americans.  We pledge to work with the Administration and the Department of Education to make real progress.  This unprecedented focus on African American education is much needed and supports a National Urban League empowerment goal that is critical to the future of our youth, our communities and our nation. This year’s annual conference was hotter than a New Orleans summer.  Our “Occupy the Vote” theme reminded the nation that while the National Urban League does not endorse candidates, we endorse democracy.  That means opposing those who would deny anyone the right to vote and urging everyone to get to the polls this November

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Ms. Joyce, the manager of MACY -- That sister works hard and she is so pleasant. She really deserves our support and works tirelessly to make for a pleasant shopping experience. We could help her by supporting and calling on MACYS’ corporate to do a better job of assisting her. Then there’s BG of Dallas - This is just the place for a great meal, wonderful atmosphere and dancing, too! There’s so much you can do at BG of Dallas, from hosting baby showers, retirement parties and rehearsal dinners to having an intimate dinner, watching sports events on big screens and enjoying good music. There’s a great Saturday and Sunday brunch, too! I can’t say enough about Mocca Cosmetics, where you can enter looking like you need help only to leave out feeling good because you look good. Kena and Eboneke are building an empire with their cosmetics and skin care company. They are always out and about, along with the other Mocca Ambassadors, male and female, providing quality products and service. It was exciting to hear that one of my former journalism students and her partner opened Kemistre Boutique at the Mall. I just loved visiting the store and seeing the wonderful items she had for the fashion-minded divas! Also, I go to get my eyebrows waxed and there are at least two kiosks in the mall, but I prefer going inside for the privacy. Now the owner of Natural Loc has definitely peaked my interest. More and more women are trying to release their hair from the chemicals that bind them to weekly and bi-weekly appointments. Knowing you still have to take care of your hair; it’s great to have a place like Natural Loc. Recently I met Taiteena who has natural candles and oils. SJ’s Light Expressions held its grand opening recently and I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of all of her products. And guess what? She wasn’t sitting around with a mean look on her face like someone owes her something! Instead she smiled, talked about her product and ensured that I would come back! There’s a whole lot more at Southwest Center Mall, and other places too. Why don’t you make it your business to stop in?

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd More info: GarlandGoesGreen.org

If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garlands annual Healthy Living Expo. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.    The Expo includes the H2O 5K, sponsored by the City of Garlands Water and Stormwater Management departments to raise awareness about conserving and protecting water resources while encouraging physical fitness.     The Healthy Living Expo provides resources and ideas for our residents and neighbors who want to learn more about personal health, safety and environmental issues that impact the entire family, says Garland Mayor Douglas Athas. Whether your goals are to get fit, reduce clutter or save money on your utilities, the Expo is the place to find useful information.  

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Healthy You exhibitors will offer a variety of free health screenings, along with helpful insights for nutrition, exercise and more. Flu shots also will be available for a cost.    Healthy Earth exhibitors will feature landscaping information, energy-saving advice, recycling information and much more.  You will have the opportunity to recycle or donate a multitude of items.

The event will also include adoptable pets from the Garland Animal Shelter, electronics recycling, paper shredding, a dropoff for expired or unwanted medications, and donation dropoffs for shoes and discarded eyeglasses.    Flu shots will be available through the City of Garland Health Departments. Please bring your insurance card for BCBS, Medicaid or CHIP and Medicare Part B. For a complete list of available vaccines and costs, please visit the event website or call 972-205-3370.   The H2O 5K will begin at 8:15 a.m. Advance registration is only $10 by Sept. 6 and will include a free race shirt.  After Sept. 6 registration is $15 with a limited amount of shirts available, so please register soon!  Online and mail-in registration is available on the event website.  Admission to the Expo is free. The first 750 patrons who visit the Expo will receive a free folding tote bag. Only one bag per family, please.   The Healthy Living Expo is presented by Baylor Medical Center at Garland, the City of Garland Water Utilities, Environmental Waste Services, and Stormwater Management, Garland Power & Light, Garland Independent School District, and the Garland Chamber of Commerce with Fox4 as broadcast media sponsor. Other friends of the Expo include Frost Bank and Batteries Plus. For more details about Healthy Living Expo activities, visit www.garlandgoesgreen.org. 

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International Black Hairitage presents 'Nappywood' Weekend "Empowering the Community through Black Hairitage"

International Black Hairitage (IBH) is now in its 3rd year of celebrating the legacy of Black Hairitage through cultural identity and economic empowerment worldwide.

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IBH is pleased to present the 2013 Evolution Tour (Natural Hair Care Expo) now in its 10th year to Los Angeles. IBH is introducing The Nappywood Weekend, August 2-5, 2012. The weekend will feature top international presenters and educators, all sharing a unique blend of natural hair care trends, tips, professional and consumer education, natural health information and economic empowerment symposiums with networking opportunities for industry professionals, salon and barbershop owners and consumers and naturapreneurs.

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NABJ elects Bob Butler as the 20th president to lead the Association ORLANDO - --The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) elected Vice President of Broadcast Bob Butler as the 20th president of the association. Butler is an award-winning multimedia journalist at KCBS radio in San Francisco, CA.  The official results:

PRESIDENT: Bob Butler - 251 votes Sarah Glover - 229 votes   VICE PRESIDENT OF PRINT: Errin Haines Whack - 286 votes Denise Clay - 165 votes   VICE PRESIDENT OF BROADCAST: Dedrick Russell - 255 votes Lisa Cox - 208 votes   SECRETARY: Coery Dade - 233 votes Michael Feeney - 222 votes   TREASURER: Keith Reed - 393 votes   PARLIAMENTARIAN: Cindy George - 272 votes Caleb Wilkerson - 171 votes   REGION I DIRECTOR: Sherlon Christie - 95 votes   REGION II DIRECTOR: Vacant   REGION III DIRECTOR: Gayle Hurd - 126 votes   REGION IV DIRECTOR: Vickie Thomas - 47 votes   REGION V DIRECTOR: Mary Benton - 44 votes   REGION VI DIRECTOR: Michelle Fitzhugh Craig - 38 votes   ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE: Dawn Roberts - 63 votes   STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Khorri Atkinson - 40 votes Eric Burse - 38 votes Alexis Rogers - 28 votes Ashliegh Atwell - 17 votes !

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Zumbathon to benefit child car seat safety program of Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas Want to have a fun dance workout and improve car safety for kids at the same time? A Zumbathon benefiting the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC), located at Parkland Health & Hospital System, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Fireside Recreation Center, 8601 Fireside Drive, Dallas. Registration fee of $12 can be paid at the door. Proceeds will be used to purchase child safety seats that the IPC provides to families. Space at the Zumbathon is limited to 200 participants. Zumba fitness classes are often called a “dance-fitness party,” combining Latin music and high-energy dance steps in a vigorous cardiovascular workout. A “Zumbathon” is a Zumba fitness class that is open to the public and raises funds for a charity, organization, group or individual in need. Leading this event are Zumba instructor Sylvia Velasco along with disc jockey Sonido Vandido. Velasco approached the IPC with the Zumbathon fundraising idea because, she said, “I had heard this organization does a lot of good for kids and I wanted to do something to help them.” The IPC helps create a safe community where the people of Dallas can live, work and play. The center works with the community to reduce injuries and deaths from car crashes, burns, falls, child abuse and other injuries. One of its successful initiatives is a car seat inspection program

offered free of charge to Dallas area- residents. Families must bring their car, child and current car seat to the inspection station. During the inspection, a trained child passenger safety technician inspects the child’s car seat for recalls, damages, expiration and proper use depending on the child’s age, height and weight. If the child is not in an appropriate seat, and if resources allow it, the IPC will replace his or her current seat with an appropriate seat for the child’s age, height and weight. In addition to the car seat inspection, parents are educated on the law, the type of car seat that is recommended for their child, and on the proper use and installation of the car seat in the vehicle. The car seat inspection stations are held twice monthly at Parkland’s Vickery Meadow Health Center, 8224 Park Lane, Suite 130, Dallas, 75231 and at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road, Dallas, 75212. Families can also call 214.590.4455 to make an appointment for an inspection. “We want every child to have a safe ride and we know that proper use of child safety seats saves lives,” said Shelli StephensStidham, Director, IPC of Greater Dallas. “We’re grateful to Sylvia Velasco, Sonido Vandido and all the generous Zumba enthusiasts who will turn out to have a good time and support our mission of keeping kids safe.” For more information about the Zumbathon, please call 214.791.2504. For more information about the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, visit their website at www.injurypreventioncenter. org.

ADA ANNOUNCES 7TH ANNUAL WORLD DIABETES DAY LUNCHEON The North Texas American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the Speaker and Award Winners for its Sixth annual World Diabetes Day Luncheon to be held, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas. This year’s Luncheon will feature a presentation by Dr. Tom Diaz, Medical Director, United Health Care, and President of the Dallas/ Fort Worth American Diabetes Association Leadership Council. And a panel of Speakers that includes Dr. Dan McCoy, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, BCBSTX; Ms. Lisa Choate, Owner, Ultimate Health Matters;Dr. Melissa Gerdes, CMO, Methodist Health System; and Mr. Rob Harmon, CFO of the, the T; Fort Worth Transportation Authority. 2013 Lifetime Achievement award winners will also be announced: Winners of the 2013 J. Dennis McGarry Awards and the Sylvia and Gary Luskey Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Awards are given annually to Corporations and Individuals that support the Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The McGarry Awards are in honor of Dr. J. Denis McGarry, a professor of internal medicine and biochemistry at the University of Texas

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Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas who, over the past 30 years, has contributed incredible findings in the areas of diabetes research. McGarry died in 2002. The J. Denis McGarry Award is presented yearly to one individual or company in recognition of excellence in community service towards the betterment of health for all individuals or outstanding service in the medical/research community towards the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes. This year’s award winners are: Ron Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., this year’s J. Denis McGarry: Outstanding Healthcare Professional / Community Advocate. This lifetime-achievement award goes to the individual that exemplifies the five core values of the American Diabetes Association (Approach, Integrity, Ownership, Leadership, and Inclusion) and has affected significant change in the healthcare field. Dr. Anderson has been a wonderful friend of the American Diabetes Association over the years and has contributed substantially to our growth through his involvement. He has long championed causes that improve the health care for the medically underserved, and, as a result, he is one of the leading advocates for the poor. The citizens of Dallas County, the State of Texas, and the United States have benefitted greatly from his vision and heart. The J. Denis McGarry: Outstanding Corporate Partner Award will be given to Texas Health Resources. Texas Health Resources with the guidance of Amy Schornick has been instrumental in bringing many of the American Diabetes Programs to our community.

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"A Taste Of African Heritage" Cooking and Wellness Program debuts New Community Program Taps into Heritage for Good Health through Grant from Walmart Foundation Oldways is cooking up something totally new: cooking classes designed for African-American communities that showcase the rich and healthy roots of African culture and traditional cuisine. The traditional diet experts at Oldways, the Boston-based nonprofit, have launched a national cooking and wellness program, "A Taste of African Heritage" to help communities and individuals reconnect with the vibrant ways of eating and living that supported the health and wellbeing of AfricanAmerican ancestors. This nutritional, cultural cooking program, which follows a successful pilot in 15 locations last year, debuts in 50 locations throughout the country in 2013, with 100 class sites planned for 2014. "Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are not a part of African-American heritage, said Sara Baer-Sinnott president, Oldways. "Our 'A Taste of African Heritage' cooking program addresses these issues and is a springboard to the wonderful old ways of eating and living, creating new healthy traditions by introducing participants to the cultural and culinary roots of their ancestors."   Made possible through a grant by the Walmart Foundation, the centerpiece of the "A Taste of African Heritage" program is the African Heritage Diet Pyramid, introduced by Oldways in November 2011. This healthy eating model celebrates the traditional eating patterns of early African-American ancestors—from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South. The "A Taste of African Heritage" program is designed as a cooking and wellness series of six classes, offered weekly or bi-weekly at community centers, churches, and healthcare venues. Classes are free and typically last one hour and 45 minutes. Instructors, who are health professionals and educators, teach from an innovative curriculum created by Oldways. "The cultural recognition brought by the Oldways curriculum is what makes PAGE 8

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these classes so successful and resonate with its participants," said pilot coordinator, Stephanye Clarke, from New London, CT. "I can't tell a group of African Americans, susceptible to lactose intolerance, that they should be drinking three glasses of milk per day. They never have historically, and there are so many other nutritionally-rich foods of African heritage that should be promoted." Participants start by taking a Healthy Heritage Pledge, committing to eat more like the old ways every day, using the African Heritage Diet Pyramid as a guide.

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The classes are designed to bring the pyramid to life, allowing participants to "meet" the major foods of the pyramid (i.e., African spices donated by Savory Spice Shop, greens, whole grains, beans/ rice, tubers/stews and fruits/vegetables) and to learn how to easily prepare them, instilling cooking confidence, basic skills, and enjoyment as motivators for preparing regular home-cooked meals, part of a healthy lifestyle. It's also an introduction to the vibrant history, culture and nutrition of African heritage foods, and an experiential guide to easily adapting African heritage patterns to modern day life. To determine the effectiveness of the program in improving physical health instructors will measure student weight, blood pressure, and waist circumference at the first and last sessions. Additionally, to track lifestyle and dietary changes, students will fill out entrance/exit surveys in class, and will be encouraged to take online surveys at week 12 and week 24 after they have graduated. In addition to A Taste of African Heritage cooking and wellness classes, Oldways has introduced a webinar, "The African Heritage Diet Pyramid: An Innovative Tool for Combatting Diabetes, Obesity, and Other Diet-Related Chronic Diseases," for health professionals that is available on the website.

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For more than 20 years, Oldways has been dedicated to promoting the powerful health benefits, affordability, and delicious flavors found in traditional plant-based diets worldwide. To get more information on participating as an instructor or student in A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Classes, please contact Sarah McMackin, Oldways program manager, 512-330-0111, sarahm@oldwayspt.org

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Vanessa K. Bush named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE Vanessa K. Bush, awardwinning journalist, editor and author, has been named Editor-inChief of ESSENCE, it was announced today by Martha Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc. Her appointment is effective immediately. As Editor-in-Chief, Bush will serve as the brand's editorial leader and oversee the magazine's content and vision.  Most recently, Bush has served as Acting Editor-in-Chief since February of 2013, responsible for leading the editorial team.    Bush recently introduced ESSENCE's #HeIsNotASuspect social media campaign aimed at reducing racial profiling of young African-American men.  She has spearheaded numerous editorial franchises including "Guns Down", ESSENCE's multi-part series addressing gun violence in our communities and "Where Smart Starts", a year-long initiative around education.  During her tenure, ESSENCE launched a new Twitter program, #ESSENCEDebates, and

Essence.com introduced the Fat Chances chronicling childhood innovative Beauty obesity. In 2005, she Matchmaker tool.  In was named addition, under her Executive Editor, leadership, the 2013 managing the ESSENCE Festival's editorial team to ESSENCE Empowerment implement the Experience daytime brand's creative programming enjoyed vision, as well as record-breaking overseeing staffing, attendance; bringing systems, operations ESSENCE content to life and the magazine's around the pillars of operating budget. Vanessa K. Bush family, health, "Vanessa's more than relationships, beauty, careers, 10 years of experience as an personal empowerment, activism, editorial leader at ESSENCE will and more.     ensure continued success for the She first joined ESSENCE more than a decade ago as Beauty and Fashion Features Editor, where she directed all style and beauty sections.  In 2003, Bush was named Lifestyle Editor, responsible for coverage including food, home, parenting and lifestyle.  Additionally, Bush was a member of the editorial features team, writing and editing numerous impactful stories – such as Thin Line Between Love and Hate on teen dating violence and

preeminent African-American women's media brand," said Ms. Nelson. "She has the full support of Time Inc. to execute on her vision to honor this loyal and cherished audience." As Acting Editor-in-Chief, Bush recruited Dawnie Walton as Deputy Editor, Aretha Busby as Beauty Director and Melissa Kramer as Fashion Director.

brand and connection to our community of nearly 10 million readers has deepened reader engagement," commented ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks. "Vanessa is poised to deliver on our mission to help African-American women move their lives forward – not only through the magazine, but by meeting their needs across all of our branded platforms." Prior to joining ESSENCE, Vanessa served in a variety of editorial capacities at publications such as Life and Glamour. She is also the co-author with Tyra Banks of the best-selling beauty and empowerment book, Tyra's Beauty Inside & Out. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in English and American Literature from Harvard University, and her Master of Science in magazine concentration from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Ask Gwendolyn Baines Dear Gwendolyn: For 37 years I have given my love to a man that still doesn’t seem to want me for his wife. The romance started years ago. For me, it was “love at first sight.” We dated for three years, he got married, got a divorce, and the rest of his life has been with me. Although, we never lived together. I thought this man had actually descended from Heaven when we started dating again. To me, every day was a holiday and every night was a celebration. Gwendolyn, how can some women get any man they want while other women cannot even get one? My mother used to tell me that I was throwing away my life. But one day she said, “It’s good you are happy with him.” Yes, I have put in the years but I am not sorry. However, I am at the crossroad of deciding to quit him or continue to court. I am 66 and he is 74. I have been happy all those years and I am happy now. What do you think I should do? Brenda Dear Brenda: Soon your eyesight will become dim and your bones will become stiff. Therefore, I think you and your friend should continue

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the courtship. Happiness is a blessing and it does not always come in the form of a marriage license. Ask some married women and they will verify that statement – big time. (Read The Four Factors: Should You Stay, Go or Improve Your Relationship? By Ron Gentile, PhD – Sept. 2010) Let me tell you this: I don’t want to seem hurtful towards you, but you must be realistic. Sure, you could quit him and meet someone else – but if that happens, let him be younger than you. Girl, old age is for real. If you don’t believe it, visit your nursing home facilities. But even in those facilities, people fall in love and marry – even if a nurse has to hold their hands together because of their elderly age, muscles gone. Brenda, you have already given your boyfriend most of your life. You might as well give him — the remainder of it. (Copyright © 2011 by Gwendolyn L. Baines) To order books by Gwendolyn Baines, go to website: www.gwenbaines.com or email her at: gwenbaines@hotmail.com or write to her at: P. O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-0066 (To receive a reply, send a selfaddressed stamped envelope). 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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Mark your calendar August 3 'Ribbon Cutting - University General Hospital Dallas- New In Oak Cliff (Growing South) - 08/03/13 @11am to 3 pm'

****** Austin- State Representative Nicole D. Collier will be holding an Open House at her District Office this Saturday August 3rd, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The District Office is located at 101 S. Jennings, Suite 103A, Fort Worth, Texas, 76104. There will be an informal discussion on issues important to House District 95 and light refreshments will be served.

August 4 The HD 95 District Office is available to assist constituents with a variety of issues and serves as the local headquarters for Buttons Restaurant Presents “A Scandal in Harlem” Mystery Dinner

constituents on Tuesday evening, August 6th at 7 p.m. in Flower Mound at the Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church located at 6101 Morriss Road and on Thursday evening, August 8th at 7 p.m. in Denton at the Denton Bible Church located at 2300 E. University Drive.

August 10 Join CAAPCO's Young Professionals Division (CAAPCOYPD) at our August summer daytime experience, all while giving towards a very worthy cause. Enjoy an afternoon of socializing with Dallas' young urban professionals, while enjoying music as well as food and drink specials.    Admission: Simply a bag of school supplies or $10.00    Proceeds from the event will benefit the "Bags to School Project", a program by Two Wins Foundation - providing backpacks stuffed with school supplies to needy kids in Dallas as they prepare to resume school.   4:00 pm until 8:00 pm   Dee Lincoln 2101 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, TX 75201 ******

WHO: Buttons Restaurant and JS Theatrical Group have teamed to bring "A Scandal in Harlem" mystery dinner to Buttons in Fort Worth. WHAT: Guest will be able to delight in a delectable three-course meal prepared by awardwinning Chef Keith “Buttons” Hick, while experiencing excitement, laughter and the scandal of this live mystery theater. There's a murder to be solved and guests could be sitting right next to the killer. This interactive show takes attendees to Harlem in the 1930's. Miss Vera's Swanky Nightclub is having their grand opening and a toast to one of Harlem's finest doctors. But will he live through the toast? That's to be determined, because this play responds to comments from the audience.

A Zumbathon benefiting the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC), located at Parkland Health & Hospital System, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Fireside Recreation Center, 8601 Fireside Drive, Dallas. Registration fee of $12 can be paid at the door. Proceeds will be used to purchase child safety seats that the IPC provides to families. Space at the Zumbathon is limited to 200 participants.

* The Urban League Community Service Center in Garland is offering a FREE Homebuyer Workshop on Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road, Garland, TX 75043. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Two Shows: 5 p.m. and 7:30 pm

COST: Tickets are $29.95 which includes dinner and the show. They can be purchased at www.ascandalinharlem.com WHERE: Buttons Restaurant - Fort Worth, 4701 West Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107

August 6-8 Burgess Hosts Town Halls Flower Mound August 6th – Denton August 8th Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. will host a town hall meeting for

August 17 The EPITOMES 5TH ANNUAL RED CARPET GALA & AWARD CEREMONY DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER 5P.M. RED CARPET BEGINS AT 3:30 PM FOR TICKETS - WWW.EPITOMEMAGAZINE.ORG O R1-888-705-7733 Featuring Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Myron Butler Brown Sugar Suite presents: Zo! "ManMade" Tour (producer/ keyboardist of The Foreign Exchange Music) w/special guest Carmen Rodgers & DJ Sheka Booker What is Brown Sugar Suite? This live music REVIVAL will take you on a journey back to when you first fell in love with GOOD music. Giving you the thrill of of real hiphop, jazz, R&B and neo-soul vibes. REMEMBER: "IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT... YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!" Lorenzo Ferguson, a.k.a "Zo!": producer/keyboardist of The Foreign Exchange Music   Music was always present in and around the Ferguson house, which led to Zo! taking piano lessons at age 6… which he absolutely despised. The idea of working toward a Major League Baseball career served as the greatest inspiration through his teenage years much more so than the concept of practicing music. After his parents consistently pushed and encouraged him to stick with music, Zo! discovered a newfound passion by teaching himself how to play piano by ear by age 11. Zo! got his production start in 1992 when his parents brought home a Proteus MPS keyboard and a Brother PDC100 sequencer for him to figure out. Since then, he has emphasized the use of live instrumentation as the blueprint for his music while constantly looking to expand his sound with each album release. Carmen Rodgers “Rodgers lets the listener (and her man) know from the get go where things stand, opening with a defiant tone on the neo-soul midtempo, "Tell Your Story": "Tell your story at the door / 'cause I've heard it all before / and now I'm not so sure if I want this love anymore." By the time of the terrific next song, the acoustic gem "Home," Carmen is more reflective but just as resolved to end the relationship: "You say you want to come home / but home is where the heart lived / and I just want to move on / so should you."”— Chris Rizik, SoulTracks.com Where: The Prophet Bar / Historic Deep Ellum 2548 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226 Time: Doors at 8:00pm & Show at 9:00pm

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Over 20 Millionaires Set to Attend MyCEO’ s 2013 Beauty, Brains & Business Convention… REGISTER NOW Get Ready to Unlock Innovation, Access Capital, Become a Better Leader and Grow Your Business! 3 Days, 60 Mega-Watt Speakers, 80 Sessions Bill Walsh, Americas Business Expert® Joel Bauer, Founder of Passion2Profit Systems Tamara Lowe, Founder of Get Motivate Seminars Debbie Allen, International Business & Brand Strategist Noah St. John, Inventor of Afformations® Gwendolyn Boyd, Former President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Eve Michaels, Transformation Makeover Expert Patricia Russell McCloud, Former President of Links Inc. Isiah Reese, Microsoft’s Director of Worldwide Marketing DC Cordova, Ambassador of New Education Fran Harris, CEO. TV Personality. Speaker. Coach. Publisher

August 24 NAACP GARLAND BRANCH HOSTS 11TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR AND BACK-TO-SCHOOL RALLY On Saturday, August 24, 2013, the NAACP Garland Branch will host the 11th Annual Health Fair and Back-To-School Rally at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, 1233 Highway 66, Garland, Texas 75040.

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Nicola Jackson, Serial Entrepreneur AND Wealth Strategist And Many More: REGISTER NOW An economic movement is in full swing, and the MyCEO 2013 Convention is where “beauty meets business”, thought leaders and strategist become one, and influencers bond and strategize to shape the future. The 3 day revolution will be monumental. This is it! This is your moment! MyCEO, Inc. Irving Convention Center Thursday – Saturday August 15th – 17th at the www.MyCEO.com/13/

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Partnering with the NAACP Garland Branch for this community outreach event is: Baylor Hospital at Garland, City of Garland, Garland ISD, Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, Faith Community Seven Day Adventist Church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Heavenly Supply Depot, Garland Area-wide Brotherhood, KKVI FM Radio, The Lyons Foundation, NANBPWC Inc, Garland Club. Each year in excess of 1100 Garland area residents; children and adults have attended this event and received a variety of services. This year we anticipate an increase in attendance and the following services will be provided. Free school supplies for GISD and Garland area students (courtesy Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church and Heavenly Supply Depot) Childhood immunizations Free health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, diabetes, blood pressure, vision and more) Health maintenance and education seminars Community Resource Booths Education opportunities and financial aid Voter registration and education The Chairperson for this event and the NAACP Garland Branch Health Committee is Mrs. Carol Blakes. For additional information please contact her at c_blakes@hotmail.com or (972) 381-5044, #4.

Aug. 19 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm St. Paul United Methodist Church 1816 Routh Street Dallas, Texas 75201   Do you have questions about how and when you and your family can get affordable, reliable health insurance coverage?   Are you interested in receiving free health screenings for yourself and your family?   If so, then  Come join Honorary Hosts   Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson & Congressman Marc Veasey   for a Community Health Screening Fair “Making Good Health MY Reality”

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National Black MBA Association, Inc. announced its 35th Annual Conference and Exposition, September 10 — 14, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

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September 21 The Irving Black Arts Council presents An Evening With Stephen Pride In the Pride family tradition, the combination of Stephen’s vocal range and the haunting “Pride” timbre makes for a soulful treat that’s hard to beat. This performance will be a wonderful mix of traditional country music with a twist of modern contemporary music. Irving Arts Center, Atrium/Suite 200 / 7:00 pm Admission: Advanced $20, Day of Performance $25 October 19, 2013 Matinee 3:00 pm ~ Main Show 7:00 pm It gives me great pleasure to introduce the one – the only – “RITCH MANN” RITCH MANN is a dramatic stage play written and directed by Cynthia Reid Wills. A stirring adaption from her novel, originally entitled “VAIN GLORY”. Mrs. Wills was inspired in 1985 when she was awakened by her alarm clock playing Michael Jackson’s song BILLIE JEAN. She envisioned a little boy sitting at the edge of his bed asking; “How would you feel if your father was the most famous Mann in the world—and he denied you at birth?” Location: Irving Arts Center, Dupree Theater Advanced: Matinee $15, Main Show $20 Day of Performance: Matinee $20, Main Show $25 Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Buy Your Tickets Today !!!!!!!! Box Office 972-252–ARTS (2787) or www.irvingartscenter.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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Creating Resilient Communities with Trees ~$75~ per person Continental Breakfast, Hot Buffet Lunch and Break Snacks/Drinks are Provided in Registration Fee 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eisemann Center Bank of America Theatre 2351 Performance Drive Richardson, Texas 75082 Education, Information & Knowledge about green instrastructure!

Red Cat Jazz Preservation Presents The 4th Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival Oct. 10 – 13, 2013 Beach Central Park 2102 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77550 www.RedCatJazz.com Doors open at 11:00 AM each day $10 in advance/$12 Day of Show Special 3-Day Ticket (Fri-Sun): $25 in Advance/ $30 at the Door Advance tickets and more information available online at www.redcatjazz.com

August 29-31 The inaugural International Faith and Family Film Festival will debut at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest 2013 in Dallas, August 29-31, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The film festival will showcase projects including Fox Searchlight's

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In our library X That Ex: Saying Goodbye and Staying Gone

Clean Break When It’s Over (Hunter House) by Kristin Carmichael, LISW, is the longawaited answer for women who have left a bad relationship and don’t want to go back.

“This time it’ll be different…I’ve changed…Let’s give it one more try.”

It is incredibly common for women to leave partners who are emotionally unavailable, immature, disrespectful, selfish or even abusive, but then struggle to stay away.

Most women are suspicious when they hear these promises but they often still can’t get him out of their system. X That Ex: Making a

Women might be tripped up by their Exes’ schemes to get them back, their own self-sabotaging ways or even by our society, which

seems to glorify a “give him one more chance” philosophy. To the dismay of family and friends, huge numbers of women go back to toxic relationships, wasting years and the possibility of happier lives on men who can’t give them what they deserve. If the post-breakup world for most people were logical, fair, regulated and well-defined, there would be no need for X That Ex. However, the time after a breakup is emotionally messy, sometimes chaotic and filled with conflicting feelings, motivations, hopes, temptations and realities that must be dealt with.

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It also includes the common traps that women can set for themselves – calling him ‘just one more time,’ negative thinking such as ‘I’ll never find anyone else’ or ‘He wasn’t that bad’ – and how to avoid falling into them. Recently named a 2013 Catholic Healthcare Association Leader of Tomorrow, a distinction given only to ten people annually, Kristin Carmichael is a domestic violence specialist who writes with the goal of empowering women and helping them maintain healthy relationships.

X That Ex focuses on this confusing time, demystifying why it is difficult to stay away from a problematic Ex, and making personalized predictions for readers about what to expect from their Exes and themselves right after a relationship ends.

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Her book is a unique roadmap that guides readers through the always tumultuous, sometimes perilous time when a woman’s Ex might try time-tested tactics to tempt her back, when self-doubt may make a woman her own worst enemy, and when even our culture gets in on the action by making reunification seem reasonable.

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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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WNV Positive Mosquito Pool Confirmed The Garland Health Department (GHD) received a report of laboratory confirmed presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected in the 2500 block of Wood Drive. This is the second confirmed presence of WNV in mosquitoes in Garland in 2013. GHD will immediately initiate adulticide spraying throughout surrounding area on the night of July 26 (weather permitting) to minimize the risk of human infections. Thus far in 2013, no WNV human cases have been confirmed in Dallas County but the presence of the disease in mosquitoes means that transmission to humans is possible, so residents are urged to take preventative measures. Citizens can view a map depicting areas where WNV virus has been detected and subsequently sprayed to reduce the adult mosquito population on the City of Garland website on the Mosquito Information page.

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WNV rarely causes severe illness or death, but citizens should remain vigilant and take common sense precautions to minimize the risk of exposure. To protect yourself from exposure to WNV, limit outdoor activity during evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active. While outdoors, wear lightcolored, long sleeve clothing, and use an insect repellent containing DEET, according to its label directions. Most importantly, take measures to eliminate any standing water on your property, such as birdbaths (clean them twice per week), pet water dishes, clogged rain gutters, tires, and buckets. Containers that can hold an inch or two of water for just a few days can breed mosquitoes. Report any standing water that you are not able to eliminate yourself to the GHD. If you have questions or would like to report standing water, please call the Garland Health Department’s mosquito control hotline at 972-205-3720. For more information visit the Mosquito Information web page or call 972-205-3460.

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