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INSIDE I MESSENGER November 2, 2012

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I MESSENGER Cheryl Smith, Publisher Established 2011 IMESSENGER is a tribute to Le Messager, founded by Cameroonian journalist Pius Njawe and The Messenger, an independent magazine, founded by labor activist A . Philip Randolph and economist Chandler Owen. IM ESSENGER is committed to informing, inspiring, enlightening and provoking thought in a forum that is international. Submissions for publication consideration may be submitted to www.myimessenger.com. PAGE 3

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It’s refreshing to hear clear thoughts from public figures. Too often people fall in love with images in magazines and television or movie screens. Sadly, however, much of what you see is not accurate and lacking in substance. You don’t have role models before you. Instead you have models playing roles. This is not the case with actor, dancer, writer, producer, choreographer, speaker and philanthropist Darrin Dewitt Henson. We’ve heard the comments about who should raise children and who children should look to for inspiration, and I agree. However, I also believe that when you are in position of influence, or if you are high profile, you have a responsibility because people are looking at you. Newsflash: Most people don’t want stars and athletes being the main Cheryl Smith influence in the lives of their children. But we realize that this happens from time to time so all we can hope is that high profile people will use common sense and decency as they live their lives and that they will care about others. Funny how some don’t realize the influence high profile people have, until they have children of their own! Mr. Henson knows about that “promissory note.” He realizes that whatever he achieves in life, he didn’t do it all on his own. He knows he is standing on the shoulders of giants and by his work, there will be others who will one day stand on his shoulders. You may have seen him in the hit television series, “Soul Food,” the big-screen movie, “Stomp the Yard,” or a number of other films, such as: “The Express,” and “The Salon.” No stranger to the Metroplex, Mr. Henson is in the area filming a movie about “young men who were incarcerated as juveniles” and how their lives are being changed through football. The movie has a message and that’s important to Mr. Henson who says he looks for strong messages in his works.  Directed by Mark Ellis, “One Heart” is full of life lessons for the young men, says Mr. Henson, adding that there are characters in the movie who teach the young men how to give. Of his role as Officer McNeil, Mr. Henson says it is just the type of role he looks for, like the ones that have garnered him NAACP Image Award nominations. “I desire good roles,” he said, adding that good story lines and roles that he can be passionate about are of interest to him. He’s also a fitness guru and in addition to his popular Get Fit & Stay Fit with Darrin Henson videos, the Bronx native also has Darrin’s Dance Grooves dance videos, which sold millions. During a recent interview, Mr. Henson talked about the importance of giving back and of fulfilling that “promissory note.” That’s why he enjoys speaking to youth and taking roles with strong messages. He realizes that you have to plant seeds and that he has a responsibility to share his talents and blessings. Join Mr. Henson at the Bellagio Entertainment Complex in Dallas on Friday, November 2, at 7 pm. He’ll be autographing his book, “Intimate Thoughts” and his 2013 calendar. More importantly, he’ll be giving back, a concept many just don’t get!

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Have you ever been called the “B Word?� In her trail-blazing new book, I've Been Called the B* Word... Now What Do I Do? 13 Rules for the New-Age Professional Woman, Dr. R. Kay Green - the quintessential "New-Age" professional woman herself - interviews 12 other highly accomplished female entrepreneurs from all walks of life. The B*Word Rule Book highlights young female entrepreneurs who are succeeding in business now more than ever before. But what are the secrets to this success? What special challenges do women face in building a brand and generating industry buzz? Dr. R. Kay Green, a PhD marketing pro who is CEO/president of her own thriving firm as well as a professor of marketing, has tapped into their combined strengths to offer exceptional insight into: * Finding your niche * Establishing your brand * Revitalizing your strategies * Building the right network * Rendering the competition irrelevant Concrete, time-proven advice makes I've Been Called the B* Word... a mustread for any woman striving to achieve

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business success. Rather than simply cheering women on, the book provides detailed how-to' steps, while tips from the pros offer a discerning process for living and working at your best, suggesting how to: create the proper mindset; dress for the part; reinvent yourself; be relentless without being overbearing; and inspire others while on the road toward fulfilling your dreams. "I've Been Called the B* Word... is not about being a bitch," says Dr. Green. "It's the exact opposite - it is about the diversity, leadership and empowerment of women today. We include many other b* words in the book, but they are

words that describe positive attributes. If you are a woman with a career, you

will find invaluable wisdom in this book. If you are a woman entrepreneur, you will find a veritable roadmap to small business success. And if you've ever been called the B-word, this book will change your life." Dr. R. Kay Green is the CEO/President of RKG Marketing Solutions. She earned a Doctorate of Business

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Administration in Marketing, and has completed PhD coursework in Leadership and Organization Change. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, and an Associate of Arts in Marketing Management. She is affiliated with several prestigious universities and has instructed over 350 courses online. A popular speaker on Marketing and Business topics, Dr. Green is currently featured on Great Women Speakers, Great African-American Speakers, Marketing Experts, BlackExperts.com, Guru.com and Savor the Success. She has received honorary distinction in the Who's Who among Academics and Professionals and Who's Who among Executives and Professionals, and is the recipient of various faculty awards, including the coveted Provost Circle Award and the Top Faculty Recognition designation. I've Been Called the B* Word... is available at www.IveBeenCalledTheBword.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com. It is also available as an ebook on Kindle and Nook.

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Nappiology Expo features workshops, vendors, information and more! Kim Coles, actress, comedienne and the new co-host of the TV show, “Are You Normal America?”, will be the guest speaker in November at the 2012 Nappiology Expo in the Dallas suburb of Hurst. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, Texas. Workshops and exhibitors at the Fourth

Kim Coles

Annual Nappiology Expo will provide information on the flexibility of natural hair. Ms. Coles is known for her trademark micro-braids and has not relaxed her hair since 1988. She began wearing different natural styles in 2011 and

shares her natural hair journey through You Tube and other social networking sites. “This is my personal hair journey into the realm of natural hair,” Ms. Coles told fans on her website. “I have learned a lot about self-acceptance a self-love and I’m glad that I took a leap of faith to show the real me.” “The natural hair care industry has exploded since we started doing the Nappiology Expo just four years ago,” said Nappiology founder De Johnson, who has worn a natural style for 22 years. “There are so many more natural hair styles, products to take care of those styles and natural styling techniques options for the 21st century African-American woman.” The Nappiology Expo is taking on more national attention this year with speakers, attendees and natural hair bloggers coming from across the country. Pearl Eva Walker-Ali plans to travel from Memphis, Tenn. to attend the Nappiology Expo in Hurst this year. “I have booked a bus that holds 56 people and we are excited about coming to the Expo,” said Walker-Ali, owner of Legacy Loc and Natural Styles. She has worn her hair natural since 1999.

“Some of the women who are coming don’t have natural styles yet; they just want to get information on how to make the transition,” Walker-Ali said. “I am a natural hair stylist and I am always interested in learning about the latest techniques for natural hairstyles.” Walker-Ali will be a vendor at the expo promoting her new book “Locks, Braids, & Natural Styles…Things You Want to Know!” Ms. Coles will be one of the presenters for 16 workshops scheduled for the Saturday expo. Her session is called “Kim Coles' Hair Journey.”

Rene Syler

Additional workshops include: The Cost of Going Natural

Natural Hair Confidence 101 Transitioning 101 All Things Sisterlock The Lie Behind the Lye Hair Loss Causes- Natural Treatments Salon Ownership Make it Happen Make It Last Natural Hair Styling Going Organic on a Budget Black Women Do Work Out Black Women Run Hairy Conversations in Corporate America There will also be a panel of natural hair bloggers discussing the positive aspects of being natural and their hair testimonies. National blogger and author Rene Syler, who has a natural hair testimony of her own, will moderate the panel. Nappiology event sponsors include Curls Unleashed, Jamaican Mango & Lime, and Sofn'free GroHealthy. The Nappiology Expo kicks off with a social networking event at 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Hurst Conference Center. For ticket information on the Nappiology Expo visit: www.nappiology.net

MOVING SALE Saturday, November 3 @ 7a.m. Washer, furniture, clothes, books and more! Everything must go! 8508 Arroyo Verda Dr. Dallas 75249

Join the BVSTX for a holiday-themed Veggie 201 Class Saturday, Nov. 10, 11:30 am, at the Center for Community Cooperation (CCC) (214.821.0911), 2900 Live Oak just east of Downtown Dallas. After the 201 Class, join the BVSTX and Animal Connection of Texas (ACT) for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck luncheon at 1 pm also at the CCC. Come, fellowship, and bring your favorite vegan dish or contribute $5 in support of the luncheon. We always have a great time with ACT members and the food is delicious! PAGE 5

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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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It Has Begun! Legendary multi-platinum country artist Collin Raye tells everyone everywhere he goes, “Imaj is country’s next big star!” What makes Imaj such an amazing anomaly is that her mission has always been simply, “Peace & Love” — a movement that has been advocated since The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Michael Jackson…then along came Imaj to continue the Peace Movement. What makes this so great is that Team Imaj has begun to expand her mission to not only spread world peace but to spread the awareness of Imaj and make the world a better place. You’ve heard the Breaking News: “IMAJ: Self-Titled Debut Album Set To Release This Summer/Fall!” We can’t

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wait for the release! And now…we’re joining hands nationwide. Join us at “Team Imaj” her official street team! All you have to do is: 1. Click “Join Group” here http://www.facebook.com/groups/ 352164268186566/ 2. And register here: http://imaj.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3x5/ When you’re done please share the group on Facebook and be ready to have some fun!!! For those sharing on Twitter: Please Tweet the following: #TeamImaj: IT HAS BEGUN. http://bit.ly/M4btHz (Please Re-

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Fight to end voter suppression

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NewsOne.com Exclusive: Op-Ed By First Lady Michelle Obama

They called it a compromise. Slaves – who were forbidden from voting – would be given 3/5 the representation of a white voter, tipping the scales for the South in presidential elections. It was one of America's darkest moments. Yet I fear we are entering a new era of misrepresentation – an Election Day in which 5 million eligible voters won't be counted at all. We simply can't let this happen. Please make an urgent gift to LDF today and help us fight voter suppression in the days leading up to the presidential election.

Debo P. Adegbile

Since 2008, conservative lawmakers have relentlessly campaigned to suppress a potential 5 million voters. Since 2011, 41 states have introduced at least 180 bills to restrict access to the polls. These laws have nothing to do with preventing unproven claims of voter fraud, and everything to do with preventing certain people from voting – minority voters, the poor, the young and old. We urgently need your support to continue the fight for our most basic right of inclusion, the right for all voters to be heard. Please donate to LDF today. Not only will your gift strengthen our efforts to protect voting rights, it will also provide essential support to our pursuit of justice in education, the workplace, housing, and wherever else discrimination exists. This is the moment in which we must tear down barriers and ensure the path to participation remains open for millions of Americans. Together, we must stand strong. Our rights will not be compromised.

Sincerely, Debo P. Adegbile Acting President and Director-Counsel Defend the right to vote Every American citizen of voting age – regardless of political conviction, economic status, or the color of his or her skin – deserves to be counted in our democracy. P.S. LDF attorneys have been in the trenches in courtroom battles in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama — states with significant minority voter populations. Your donation today will support our efforts to protect our most fundamental rights.

‘Every Voice Must Be Heard, Every Vote Must Be Counted’ Mrs. Obama addresses the importance of the AfricanAmerican vote in the 2012 presidential election on NewsOne.com, urban digital leader Interactive One's news website NewsOne.com, leading urban digital media company Interactive One's AfricanAmerican news website, published today an exclusive oped penned by First Lady Michelle Obama that speaks directly to the country's nearly 39 million Black Americans. The op-ed addresses the importance of every vote in this November's presidential election and Mrs. Obama encourages those who can, to vote early this year for her husband President Barack Obama. "Now that so many states have early vote—including Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, and Iowa—we can make our voices heard well before Election Day," explains First Lady Michelle Obama. "So, if you live in a state with early

voting, pledge to cast your ballot early—and then reach out to everyone you know and make sure they vote by November 6, too."

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Before reminding voters of the close results of the 2008 presidential election, the first lady recalls the long strides previous generations made to ensure the civil liberties all Americans enjoy today. She makes clear, however, that it "doesn't mean our work is finished."  Mrs. Obama states, "Make no mistake, here in our time, it's more important than ever that we show up to vote, not just this year, but every year and in every election. Every voice must be heard and every vote must be counted."

Mrs. Obama's op-ed comes on the heels of an exclusive story published by NewsOne on October 11 where the first lady addressed issues affecting Black female voters. In the story she discusses President Obama's latest debate performance, what's at stake in this year's presidential election, and whether the president has the support of Black women. "NewsOne.com is the definitive source for news most relevant to the African-American community and our recent exclusives with First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrate that fact," said Tom Newman, President, Interactive One. "The importance of Mrs. Obama's message cannot be overstated. “All of us at Interactive One eagerly encourage our readers to make their voices heard by voting and encouraging others to vote in next month's election." To read First Lady Michelle Obama's op-ed, and for more information about NewsOne.com, visit http:// newsone.com/2064122/michelleobama-campaign-2/

I MESSENGER wants you to SPEAK YOUR MIND! Is there something on your mind? Is there something we should be thinking about? Your thoughts are welcomed on the opinion pages of I MESSENGER! We would love to hear from you. Send your thoughts to us at www.myimessenger.com along with your photo, a contact number and a brief bio. Submissions should not exceed 300 words. The opinions expressed by columnists are not necessarily those of I MESSENGER.

Every man has a right to his own opinion. Every race has a right to its own action; therefore let no man persuade you against your will, let no other race influence you against your own. Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION The following schools are rounding out the 2012 TJF School of the Month campaign: October – Cheyney University November – Livingstone College Encourage potential donors to log in at http:// tomjoynerfoundatio n.org/donate/ to make donations to these institutions. The School of the Month Program is the signature program of the Foundation. Annually, the Foundation selects 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with which to partner. During the partnership, we raise funds in support of student scholarships and other initiatives to help sustain the HBCU. The 2012 Allstate Quotes for Education campaign will end on December 31, 2012. Click http:// tomjoynerfoundatio n.org/featured/ allstate-quoteseducation/ and request a quote from an Allstate representative. Then, vote for the HBCU of your choice. No purchase necessary. For each quote received, $10 will benefit the Tom Joyner Foundation, maximum donation $150,000. The historically black college or university (HBCU) with the most votes will be awarded a separate $50,000 donation.

Don’t wait until a designated month to go to the doctor-Cancer, hypertension, blood clots, kidney disease and other ills are not paying attention to a calendar and neither should you!  

amille Bradfield

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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

RECORDING ARTIST RELEASES NEW SONG IN HONOR OF FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

-- Recording artist, Wilton Banks has released a single in honor of First Lady Michelle Obama. His song entitled "First Lady", respectively mentions her charm, elegance, intellect, and states that she is the standard for the world, the pride of man, woman, boy and girl. In addition to honoring the First Lady in Chief, Wilton says that this song celebrates women everywhere. "Singing and songwriting are my gifts," says Banks who started singing in church at age three. He penned his song after the election of President Obama and decided to release it on a national scale at this time. He states, "Recently I read a letter written to the First Lady by Beyonce` Knowles. I am amazed that many of the comments she made are similar to the words in my song. I would love to hear her sing it." As to whether First Lady Michelle Obama has heard the song Banks states, "Im not sure, but I do have a note from Secretary of Education, Ernie Duncan stating that he passed on a copy of the song to the White House." PAGE 10

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The education tie-in seems fitting in that Wilton has a degree in education from Grambling State University, and his father, the late Rev. Henry Banks Sr. received an award for sending the most students from one family through Grambling. A total of (9) children attended, with (7) graduating with degrees in education. In addition, Rev. Banks is responsible for getting the first school bus running for blacks in Northern Louisiana. Wilton plans to use proceeds from the song to help establish The Henry Banks Sr. Scholarship Fund in honor of his father. A trailblazer, Wilton also wrote, "Rap the Facts", a musical educational series that teaches math through singing, rapping, rhythm and rhyme. His innovative method of teaching math netted "Uncle" Wilton, an appearance on The Cosby Show. Banks says "As a teacher, I noticed that my students really enjoyed the catchy rhythms and rhymes that I would come up with on the spot to help them learn. I decided to set them to music and students are able to learn the multiplication facts/times tables, in a fun way." To see The Cosby Show (Episode Title- Live and Learn) featuring Wilton Banks along with legendary drummer Max Roach, visit www.youtube.com/watch? v=PTuZFNRbFX4. To hear the song "First Lady", visit www.wiltonbanks.com. Follow Wilton Banks on Twitter @wiltonbanks

1-866-MYVOTE-1 Partners with the Election Protection Hotline

As the 2012 presidential campaign counts down to Election Day, the 1-866MYVOTE-1 Voter Empowerment Hotline is shifting from primarily voter registration to a valuable tool to help callers report voter suppression and other potential problems with the support of the nationwide nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition’s 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline.Since the beginning of the year, the 1-866MYVOTE-1 Hotline has helped voters get local voter registration forms, transfer to county election offices and leave up to a 60 second message. With more than 33 states passing voter identification laws, there is widespread expectation that voters will face unprecedented barriers to exercising their right to vote. To help voters if they need any assistance voting or to get help if they face any form of suppression, the organizers of the hotline are getting the support of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Election Protection that will provide voters assistance from fully trained volunteers based in more than 28 call centers across the country. Between now and Nov. 6, callers will be assisted seven days a week to get help with any problems they may encounter trying to vote. “As suppressive voting laws continue to sweep the country, most affecting traditionally disenfranchised communities, the work of Election Protection and the other resources remain critical,” said Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine. “Together, we will continue to guide voters !

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through the voting process and help with any voting challenges, ensuring that that all eligible voters have the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote. ” Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. It has more than 100 partners, including, the National Urban League, NAACP, the National Urban League, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Common Cause, the Brennan Center for Justice, Advancement Project, State Voices, National Bar Association, Native Vote, Asian-American Justice Center, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Education Fund and Rock the Vote. Election Protection’s toll-free hotlines, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for English and 1-888-VE-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) for Spanish, are available to any voters who need information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights. It is open to the entire voting public, but targets historically disenfranchised communities, including: African Americans, Asian Pacific American, Latinos, Native Americans, and other racially and ethnically diverse communities; seniors; young people; low-income voters; and individuals with disabilities. For more information, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC., neil@neilfoote.com<mailto:nei l@neilfoote.com>, neil@neilfoote.com or Stacie B. Royster, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, sroyster@lawyerscommittee.or g. !

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TUNE-IN: "THAT'S SO VERY VANESSA" ON BLOGTALK RADIO SUNDAYS AT 3 P.M. / 6 P.M. (EST)

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway has done it all from Hollywood to motherhood. Join her as she keeps it real, discussing motherhood, maintaining a strong marriage, and entertaining at home while managing a successful career in Hollywood. Vanessa keeps it VERY REAL, and when you listen to the things she says about everyday life you'll be just like others who really know her and say "That's So Very Vanessa!" Tune-In every Sunday at 3 p.m. / 6 p.m. (est) to listen live or join the conversation by calling in and chatting with Vanessa. If you have an interesting idea or you'd like to be on my show, email Vanessa at thatssoveryvanessa@gmail.com or contact Sr. Producer, Lani Salter at 404-919-7258. Be sure to visit Vanessa at: www.vanessabellcalloway.com or follow her on Twitter @NessaBCalloway

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A Healthy You Urban League/ Parkland partnership brings healthcare to needed area

locations in Dallas County and will provide much needed medical services to more homeless and low income individuals and families of all ages that we also serve,” According to Dr. Spalding, these medical mobile clinics are the only options for some communities. “There are so many different causes of homelessness with patients having a variety of illnesses and we want to treat them all,” said Dr. Spalding. Since 2008, there has been a marked increase in the number of families served

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FAITH FITNESS IS BACK! PLEASE JOIN FRIENDSHIP-WEST AS WE PRESENT Basic Fitness Class for Senior Adults Every Monday & Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Located in the Banquet Area SWING CLASSES at the Wild Wild West! Every Tuesday & Thursday Evening 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FWBC Banquet Area WALKING GROUP SATURDAY MORNINGS TIME: 8:00 A.M. | Location: FWBC Zumba TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM AT FWBC BOOT CAMP FITNESS EVERY 2nd & 4th SATURDAY MORNINGS - TIME 7:00 A.M.

More medically underserved individuals and families will now receive full healthcare services from a new Mobile Medical van thanks to a partnership between Urban League of Greater Dallas and the Parkland Health & Hospital System. “We are thrilled to be a partner for this mobile medical clinic because, like the Urban League, Parkland recognizes that to build a healthy community, we must be out in the community,” said Dr. Susan Spalding, Medical Director at Parkland’s Homeless Outreach Medical Services (HOMES) program, Youth and Family Centers and Juvenile Detention Services. The fully operational Mobile Medical Clinic provides the same services that are available at large Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) neighborhood health centers including treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. It is staffed with a nurse, medical provider and driver. The number of staff available will depend on the needs of a location. The Urban League, which also serves as the Dallas County Community Action Agency, used funds received in the Stimulus Package in 2009 under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to purchase the mobile clinic. “The funds received not only provided jobs but also health care services for the next 10 years,” said Dr. Beverly Mitchell-Brooks, President and CEO Urban League of Greater Dallas. “This mobile unit can now reach more PAGE 12

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by the mobile clinics for medical services as well as the Urban League for help with mortgages, rent and utilities. For over 30 years the Urban League and Parkland have collaborated to provide much needed services throughout Dallas County including Counseling For Homeless Prevention, the League’s Sickle Cell Anemia and Outreach L a b o r a t o r y Te s t i n g , C o m m u n i t y Screening for Preventable Disease Project and the HIV+ Links to Care Program. . Most recently, they teamed up to create a community garden that is housed at the Parkland Southeast Dallas Clinic on Elam Road and provides fresh produce to neighborhoods throughout that area.

Evaluating Cancer Information on the Internet By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md.-- If you or a family member receives a cancer diagnosis you will likely be looking for information about the disease. Or you may be interested in ways to prevent cancer or want information about how a certain cancer affects the African American community. These days, the Internet is increasingly used as a source for all

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types of information, including cancer information. A recent study by the Pew Research Center shows that 80% of Internet users, or 59% of U.S. adults, look online for health information. The development of smartphone technology and its rise in popularity has also increased Internet use among minorities. [African Americans are more likely to own a mobile device than whites and, of those with mobile Internet devices, more likely to do the majority of their online browsing on the device: 51% for non-Hispanic blacks compared to 24% for whites. The popularity of the Internet for information is no surprise since it can give instant access to information on almost any topic, such as cancer. On many websites you can now find basic facts about certain types of cancer, locate current clinical trials, and find support in dealing with cancer. You can also get information on the latest research advances, find doctors and hospitals, look up cancer treatment guidelines and drug information, and find out about complementary and alternative medicine. You can even get information that is tailored for African Americans. When getting information online, however, especially health information, you should be careful. There are many different sources of information on the Internet - expert health organizations, government agencies, universities, merchants, interest groups, and the general public. Most of these !

organizations and individuals are trying to offer accurate information that will genuinely help you. But because anyone can post information on the Internet, some people may be passing along information that is wrong, whether by accident or on purpose. So it is important to know how to separate the facts from the myths, or "urban legends." The National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training, has developed some simple "checklist" questions to ask yourself when you are searching the Internet to help determine whether you should trust the information you find. Who manages this information? Who is paying for the project, and what is their purpose? What is the original source of the information that is posted? How is information reviewed before it gets posted? How current is the information? If they are asking for personal information, how will they use that information and how will they protect your privacy? Learn more about evaluating Internet information by visiting the NCI website (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/ cancerlibrary/health-info-online), where you can also watch a Federal Trade Commission video that describes how to be a careful consumer of online health information. !

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R&B sensation Tyrese Gibson releases new single "Best Of Me" NEW YORK On the eve of the oneyear anniversary of Tyrese's critically acclaimed disc Open Invitation comes the new hit single "Best Of Me," from one of R&B music's sensational masterminds. "Best of Me," co-penned by Tyrese and team, and produced by Brandon "Bam" Alexander, showcases Tyrese's incredible heartfelt vocals and his commitment to the genre of R&B. There are very few artists who wear as many hats and are as successful at their craft as Tyrese Gibson: an accomplished actor, critically acclaimed author, and multi-Grammy nominated and multi-platinum recording artist. These are just a few of the honors bestowed upon the hybrid superstar. Open Invitation features the smash hit single "Stay" which topped the charts for 11 consecutive weeks on Billboard's Urban AC chart and remained on the Urban Mainstream chart for more than 52 consecutive weeks -- a tour de force

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i n today's musical marketplace. Rounding out the critically acclaimed disc is "Nothing On You," "I Gotta Chick" (ft. R. Kelly), and "Too Easy" which feat Gibson's theatrical co-star Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. Even more exciting will be the debut of the "Best Of Me" video clip, featuring the star of the Oxygen serial LA Girlfriend Confidential, Eva Marcille. The clip

was lensed by Matt Alanzo, and is without a doubt the true definition of Tyrese Gibson's artistry. "Best of Me" will debut on Centric (check local listings for details) and may be seen on related outlets thereafter including BET, MTV, VH1, Fuse and Vevo. 2011 has been an exceptional year for Gibson. Starring in two of Hollywood's biggest franchise films, Transformers: Dark Of The

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AMERICA'S NEXT NATURAL MODEL Chassity Bynum, America's Next Natural Model 2012/ photo by Dajuan Jones

-America's Next Natural Model is celebrating its 5th anniversary by taking the online competition to a social community level where everybody can win. To offer contestants more prizes, sponsors more exposure and voting members and Facebook fans enticing perks, America's Next Natural Model goes Indiegogo. The online pageant can best be described as America's Next Top Model meets American Idol, but it takes place online, in the social network of GoingNatural.com - a leading natural hair care website with nearly 27,000 members. America's Next Natural Model is the brainchild of Mireille Liong-A-Kong, a

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black woman with a Masters Degree in IT. The social entrepreneur who personally suffered from relaxer induced alopecia, a hair loss disorder that affects 73% of African American women, started the pageant to promote the beauty of natural hair with the goal to help change the perception of natural hair. The beauty contest may be Liong's most successful project yet. It is the perfect match between upcoming models who need more experience and small businesses looking for social media exposure. While the beauty contestants get free products, endorsement opportunities and a chance to win $1,000, sponsoring companies can be liked interactively by the thousands of potential buyers who make up the growing social network. Like all projects that want to succeed at crowd source funding, the Indiegogo page of America's Next Natural Model has an

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Choosing A Qualified Aromatherapist As communicated in previous articles, aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to assist the body in healing itself. It can be a very useful addition to many treatment plans. Although the use of aromatherapy is safe enough to be done at home, consulting with a certified aromatherapist can be a great help in choosing the right essential oils and the best methods for their use. Practitioners of aromatherapy in the United States receive certification through course work and clinical training. Referrals from massage therapists, chiropractors, or other licensed practitioners who employ the use of natural complementary approaches, are a good way of finding a qualified aromatherapist. A private consultation with an aromatherapist can in many situations be an addition to an existing medical treatment plan. The role of the aromatherapist is to provide knowledge about the use of essential oils and how they can be used to improve or support a physical or emotional concern. In a professional consultation, the therapist will need to know your general medical history and the reason you are seeking counseling. Your level of stress and/or discomfort will be assessed. This assessment plays an important role in determining the method of application of an aromatic approach. A focused aromatherapist will prepare for the consultation with a PAGE 15

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list of questions answered before the visit. There are literally hundreds of essential oils available for use. The knowledgeable therapist will be able to target an appropriate category of essential oils for the client based on a welldeveloped questionnaire. Perhaps the best part of an aromatherapy consultation is experiencing all of the aromatic possibilities in approaching an issue. The reaction of the client to the aroma of an essential oil is critical in the selection process. The goal is to select an essential oil or create a formula that is pleasing to the senses; thereby ensuring consistent use. Ground coffee is often used to clear the olfactory passages after smelling an aroma during a private consultation. The most important thing to remember when using aromatherapy or any other health related modality is to listen to your body. Make mental note of (or record in a journal) how you feel before and after an aromatherapy application. Approaching health and wellness through aromatherapy with a qualified aromatherapist is a cooperative effort that begins and ends with paying attention to your body and its signals.

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Raimey brothers launch fall line for Black Streak Entertainment

Justin Raimey

Mary Mary Tops List of Nominees with Nine Nods; Best New Artist Nominee Charles Jenkins Earns Eight, Including Artist of the Year; Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond and Andre Crouch Score Multiple Nominations

Terry Raimey

(BlackNews.com) -- Terry L Raimey (age 26) and Justin Raimey (age 24) have launched their 2012 fall product line for their youth entertainment company, Black Streak Entertainment on www.blackstreakstore.com. The fall 2012 season marks the first time the brothers have made their products available to both consumers and retail stores since Black Streak's official company launch in 2011. The fall 2012 product line includes products that feature original artwork by renowned artist/writer, Justin Raimey. Products within this line include art prints, custom button packs, key chains, magnets and bookmarks. Additionally, Black Streak has published two teen-fiction book titles: Fiji Random Vol. 1 by Justin Raimey (art and story) and Knights of 2nd Earth: Tears of an Honorable King (Book 1) by Terry L Raimey (art by Justin Raimey). Black Streak's latest graphic novel title, Fiji Random Garage Maid Special by Justin Raimey, is scheduled to release fall 2012.

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CHICAGO, IL- Two of Gospel music's biggest acts will share the microphone when Kirk Franklin and Tina and Ericka Campbell of Mary Mary co-host the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. The annual salute to Gospel's best and brightest performers returns to Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House Theater Saturday, January 19, 2013. The Stellar Awards will air in broadcast syndication on 150 stations in over 125 markets around the country and on the GMC network from January 19 to March 3, 2013. Today the nominees in twenty-eight categories of excellence were announced via webcast (www.thestellarawards.com) and social media. With more than 30,000 fans logging online to cast their votes for their favorite projects of the year, show co-hosts and WEtv reality stars Mary Mary lead the list of nominees with nine total nominations based on their latest disc, "Go Get It." Nominations include "Song of the Year," "Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year," and "Contemporary CD of the Year," in addition to recognition for the project in the "Producer of the Year," "Music Video of the Year" and "Recorded Music Packaging of the Year" categories.     Newcomer Charles Jenkins who, in addition to earning a "Best New

Artist" nomination for his debut CD "The Best of Both Worlds," garnered recognition in seven additional categories including "Artist of The Year" and "Song of The Year." Other multiple nominees include superstars Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond with six nominations each, both nominated in the hotlycontested "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "CD of the Year" categories; legendary Andre Crouch with five nominations, including "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for his disc "The Journey"; and !

"Best New Artist" contender Isaac Carree with five nods for his solo debut "Uncommon Me."

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Mark your calendar November 3 GAAP Grant Writing Training Workshop, New Birth MB Church, 3700 W. Risinger Rd., Ft, Worth, TX 76123. For add info contact Patricia Banks @ (817) 980-3703 or www.godanswersallprayers.org.

November 4 JOMAR Booksigning November 4, 2012 (Sunday) New Bethel Complete in Christ Baptist Church 7300 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76133 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

******* November 5 Irving International Women's Consortium (IIWC) invited you to Getting the Job You Want In a Tough Market Monday, November 5, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM WHERE: Irving Chamber of Commerce 5201 N. O'Connor Boulevard, Suite 100-Vault Room Irving TX 75039

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When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 and Sunday, November 11, 2012 Where: Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME Church, 14120 Noel Rd. in Dallas Cost: FREE Details: Saturday, Nov. 10th from 11 am – 4 pm at the Temple of Faith campus. Community Block Party featuring children’s activities, video game truck, free food and music. There will also be a mini health fair featuring Carter Blood Care. Sunday, Nov. 11th at 8 am and 10:45 am This highly anticipated day will feature guest speakers, proclamations from elected officials honoring the service of the church to the community and the debut of “This Far by Faith,” a special video of CCTOF’s history.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Dream Center, Inc. plan to feed, clothe, and provide medical screenings to over 2,000 disadvantaged and indigent individuals at Cedar Crest CME Church, 1616 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX 75216, Pastor Van C. Williams.

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November 8 University of North Texas at Dallas 7300 University Hills Boulevard Founder’s Hall, Room 138 A and B (at the corner of Camp Wisdom and Houston School Road) Registration: The event is FREE and lunch is included, but registration IS required.   Join more than 90 nonprofit and community-based organizations at a follow-up to last year's gathering of those serving North Texas' most vulnerable communities. We will re-energize relationships, leverage resources for greater impact, and review the state of increased poverty among children and families in North Texas.   Special Guest: Romanita Hairston, Vice President of World Vision U.S. Programs Guest speakers include Wende Burton, Community Philanthropy Director, Communities Foundation of Texas, and Sherrye Willis, Founder and President, Faith & Philanthropy Institute.   Community Engagement Day is produced in partnership with: University of North Texas at Dallas, Department of Counseling and Human Services, and North Texas Food Bank.   For more information, contact Comfort Brown, Community Engagement Specialist, World Vision North Texas, at 214-674-2756 or cbrown@worldvision.org.

23rd Annual Sisterhood Luncheon The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Will host their 23rd Annual Sisterhood Luncheon, 11:00am on 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek. Theme:" Leadership Accountability" Some diverse elected officials will be on the panel. For more information Contact:  DeborahCuffee@tx.rr.com / 817-999-6118

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R. Kelly (Single Ladies Tour) w/ Special Guest Tamia | 7:30PM Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 NTMCC 2nd Year Anniversary with the smooth, soulful sounds of Will Downing  at 6pm Hosted by Lynne Haze and Rudy V  at Fair Park Music Hall 901 First Avenue, Dallas Texas   Networking & Cocktails at 5pm Concert at 7pm Networking After Dark at 9pm for more jazz and entertainment

November 10 THE GOSPEL STAGE PLAY HE SAW THE BEST IN ME    A Special Appearance by CO-STAR OF THE COLOR PURPLE NATIONAL BROADWAY TOUR     LADY ROYALTY  VIRLINDA STANTON      THE GARLAND PLAZA THEATER 521 W. STATE STREET GARLAND, TEXAS 75040  NOVEMBER 10, 2012 @ 7pm PATRON APPRECIATION

AIDS Awards Brunch November 10, 2012 - The Vendome @ Turtle Creek 3505 Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX , 11:30 am Featuring Sharice Henry Chasi as Mistress of Ceremonies (Actress and Movie Co-Producer Hiding in Plain Sight) And Fashion Collections by Allie-Coosh

Color in Motion 5k is coming to the Dallas Cotton Bowl Fair Park, 3750 The Midway Dallas, TX at 9am. The Color in Motion 5k Run is a fun run for all who want to combine exercise and an incredibly great time! After each kilometer of the race, volunteers throw colored powder at the runners covering them from head to toe. There will be an after party with vendors, music, dancing and color galore. The cost is $50 for race registration. In addition to having a great time, a portion of each runner’s registration fees will be going to benefit Make A Wish Foundation North Texas. More information can be found at colorinmotion5k.com/events/Dallas.

******* Taste of Lancaster and Business Expo on 11 am--3:30 pm. Lancaster Recreation Center’s Grand Hall,1700 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lancaster, TX 75134.

November 18 New Beginnings Orphanages International sponsors 2nd Annual Trailblazer Campaign: Oliver's Run. NBOI will hold a charity walk in the Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas. New Beginnings Orphanages International seeks to feed, house, clothe, educate, and provide medical treatment for orphans in Kenya and South Africa.   The walk will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012.  Those who wish to register to participate or donate may do so at http://nboioliversrun.eventbrite.com/.  On site registration will also be available beginning at 7:30 a.m.  

November 21 Gift of Lights, a holiday spectacular drive-thru show featuring more than two million LED lights, will open to the public November 21st and will run through January 6, 2013. Visitors will enjoy more than 600 unique and exciting holiday displays across 1.7 miles at Texas Motor Speedway (3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth).  

December 6 Dallas Peace Center 26th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner   Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME Church – 150th Church Anniversary Weekend

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UNCF–the United Negro College Fund– the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, proudly presents its fifth annual North Texas Governor’s Luncheon – on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas. The fundraiser will feature a keynote address by Governor Rick Perry, greetings by Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Sign Your Team Up Now   New Beginning Center will host its 10th Annual Bowling Tournament at Plano Super Bowl 2521 K Ave in Plano. Enjoy an exciting afternoon of fun and bring on the competition!     We will have two divisions - competitive and recreational. Prizes will be given out to the highest scoring team, best dressed, most strikes, best team spirit and more.  All proceeds will go to the agency. For more information, go to our web site www.newbeginningcenter.org.  Saturday January 26, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 2013 Event Schedule

29th Annual Quest For Success Awards Luncheon Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 12:00 noon Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A 16th Annual Excellence In Education Scholarship Luncheon Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 noon Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Monday, June 10, 2013 @7:30 a.m. (shotgun) Thorntree Country Club, DeSoto, TX. 87th Annual Awards Banquet Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. Dallas Convention CenterBallroom A

The Bishop 5 + 1 Reunion Sunday thru Friday Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4th Dr. Ralph West & Ralph West Jr. The Church Without Walls Monday, November 5th Dr. Anthony Sharp & Christopher McDonald Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church Tuesday, November 6th Dr. Karry Wesley Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Roland Martin and actor Charles S. Dutton on the set of Washington Watch  

Wednesday, November 7th Dr. Denny Davis & Kandis Davis St. John Church Thursday, November 8th Dr. Frederick Haynes, III & Special Speaker Friendship-West Baptist Church Friday, November 9th Rev. Jeffrey Johnson & Jeffery Johnson II Eastern Star Church

ACCLAIMED ACTOR CHARLES S. DUTTON AMONG NEWSMAKER GUESTS ON NOVEMBER 4 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN Topics to include: The impact of Friday's jobs report, the federal government's response to Hurricane Sandy, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's misleading advertisements, the weekly update on voter suppression, and compelling new film,  "Least Among Saints."  

November 4, 2012, Silver Spring, MD - Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Hilda Solis and Senior Vice President of the NAACP, Hilary Shelton are among the guests on Washington Watch with Roland Martin, airing on TV One, Sunday November 4 at 11AM EST. The journalist/commentator panel will include: Michael Fletcher, national economics correspondent for The Washington Post; Dr. Chris Metzler, Georgetown University professor; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist and Joe Madison, Sirius XM's "The Black Eagle."   Topics explored during the hour include: the countdown before the election and the three major issues that have the potential to affect the outcome -- Friday's jobs report, the President and federal government's strong response to Hurricane Sandy and Governor Romney's misleading advertisements; the final update on voter suppression and knowing your voting rights and this week's "Biggest Damn Lie" segment examines Governor Mitt Romney's recent advertisements addressing the auto industry. In addition, acclaimed actor Charles S. Dutton joins Roland Martin to discuss his compelling new film, "Least Among Saints."  

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The Cedar Hill ISD Athletic Department inducted the inaugural class of Longhorn Legacy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees on Saturday, October 20. The Longhorn Legacy Athletic Hall of Fame was officially initiated after long time Cedar Hill basketball coach David Milson passed away from lung cancer in January 2011. "We have been fortunate to have so many amazing

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athletic programs over the years," said CHISD Executive Director of Athletics, Gina Farmer. "Establishing an athletic hall of fame is something that we have wanted to do for some time now. When we lost Coach Milson it just became something we had to accomplish in order to commemorate not only his legacy, but also to honor other outstanding athletes, coaches and teams for their significant impact on our athletic programs." The inaugural Hall of Fame inductees include: David Milson - As the CHHS head boys' basketball coach for 23 years, Coach Milson had 676 career wins and lead two teams to state finals appearances (2004 and 2009). Coach Milson passed away in January of athletes andDerrius quality young people and Inductee Thompson and his former coach 2011 from lung cancer and was honored coaches that have contributed to our as the initial member of the Legacy Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Inductee March of Ugo 2012 when Ihemelu the CHHS (left) with gymnasium CHISD was renamed in Athletic his honor. Director Diamond Gina Farmer Jackson after (Class of receiving his 1995) award Diamond was a threeduring halfyear Varsity time at the letterman in homecomin basketball, g game. volleyball (Photo by and track. Sabreana She earned district Smith)Â MVP PAGE 19

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honors in both volleyball and basketball in 1995, and was a regional qualifier in track twice (1994 and 1995). Her AllDistrict, All-Region and All-State honors in basketball earned her the opportunity to play collegiate basketball at Texas Christian University.

a three-time Big 12 Champion and was a four-time All-American. In 2008, Crystal was the USA under 23 NACAC triple jump champion and was named Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the Jayhawks. She placed 8th in the 2008 Olympic Trials for the triple jump

Derrius Thompson (Class of 1995) A two-time athlete of the year at CHHS, Derrius excelled in both football (3 year letterman) and track (4 year letterman). He was named first team All-District in football ('93, '94) and honorable mention All-State in football ('94). His football achievements continued at Baylor University, where he lettered for four years which lead to a professional career with the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins. Keri Simms (Class of 1996) - Keri was a four-year letterman in basketball, cross country and track. She earned AllDistrict honors in cross country three years ('93, '94 and '96); 1st team AllDistrict selection in basketball all four years ('93-'96); and was a state qualifier in track three years ('93, '94 and '95). She added All-Region and All-State honors in basketball and still holds the Cedar Hill girls track record in the 3200 (11:57.1). Ugo Ihemelu (Class of 2001) - A threeyear letterman in soccer, Ugo went on to play for Southern Methodist University where he earned AllConference honors three years and was named an All-American ('04). He became the 5th overall pick of the 2005 MLS draft (Los Angeles Galaxy) and helped his team get to the US Open Cup and MLS Cup during his rookie season. Ugo signed with FC Dallas in 2009 and is currently playing in his 9th professional season. Crystal Manning (Class of 2004) - A four-year letter winner in track and field, Crystal currently holds CHHS girls track records in the 200m (23.54), the long jump (19'1") and the triple jump (41'9"). After her high school career, Crystal went on to the University of Kansas where she became

and 5th in the 2012 Olympic trials for the triple jump. Jason Richardson (Class of 2004) - A four-year letterman in track and field, Jason set the CHHS records in both the 110m hurdles (13.44) and the 300m hurdles (36.04) during his senior season. He was the State Champion in both hurdle events his junior year (2003) and won the State Championship in the 110m hurdles his senior year. Jason was named the 2004 Gatorade National High School Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year before heading to the University of South Carolina to continue his career. During college, he earned multiple honors including: Scholar Athlete of the Year, two time All-American (60m hurdles and the 110m hurdles), SEC first team (outdoor) and second team (indoor), as well as South Carolina MVP (both indoor and outdoor). Jason has been competing in the 110m hurdles as a professional since 2009. In 2011 he won the World Championship (13.16) and recently won the Silver Medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games (13.04). 2006 State Championship Football Team - The Longhorn Football team of 2006 completed a perfect season (16-0) by winning the 2006 5-A Division II State Championship in the Alamo Dome 55-17 over Cypress Falls. Two Longhorns received State Championship Game awards: Will Cole (Offensive Player of the Game) and Chris Francis (Defensive Player of the Game). Head coach Joey McGuire was named the 5A Football Coach of the Year. The 2006 team was ranked #5 in the nation (MaxPrep.com) and #18 in the National Prep Poll.

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Comment Destroyed Shaw 62-31 in track meet. Next Up: Visit Fayetteville State. Edged Tennessee Tech 22-21. Next Up: Visit Murray State. Blasted NCCU 42-17.Next Up: Visit Morgan State. Shutout Mississippi Valley State10-0 to solidify SWAC West lead. Next Up: Visit Texas Southern. Lost 35-13 to Alabama State in Magic City Classic. Next Up: Angry Bulldogs host Southern. Blanked Clark 14-0. Third straight shutout. Next Up: Miles in Birmingham. Trounced Stillman 49-13. Next Up: Showdown with Tuskegee. Dominated Alabama A&M 35-13 in Magic City Classic. Next Up: Visit Prairie View. Slipped by Morgan State 28-23. Next Up: Visit NCCU. Lost to South Carolina State.40-22. Next Up: Host Hampton.

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Winston-Salem State Rams

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Tennessee State Tigers

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

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Miles Golden Bears

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Alabama State Hornets

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Delaware State Hornets

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Howard Bison

5-3

Wings To Go/USN Black College Football 2012 Poll: Week 9 Dropped Out of Top 10: North Carolina Central. Teams receiving consideration: Albany State, Elizabeth City State, Fort Valley State, Jackson State, Morgan State, North Carolina Central, and Prairie View. The Wings To Go/USN Black College Poll is compiled by John Posey, Henry Bailey and a network of local associates. Contact us at urbansportsnews@yahoo.com or 214-929-8573. Copyright 2012, Urban Sports News. All Rights Reserved.

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UNCF receives $15,000 grant from RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER NORTH TEXAS DALLAS, TX– Ronald McDonald Ho u s e C h a r i t i e s ( R M H C ) o f Greater North Texas and UNCF– the United Negro College Fund– the nation’s largest and most effective education assistance organization – has announced the 2012 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas Scholarship fund. The scholarships are to reduce financial barriers and help increase access to higher education for low-income college students from the North Texas region attending any UNCF college or university. Scholarships valued up to $3,000 will be awarded to qualifying students for the 2012 – 2013 academic year – spring semester. “UNCF is grateful for its long-time partnership with Ro n a l d McDonald House Charities of G r e a t e r No r t h Te x a s . T h e i r continued investment towards the advancement of minority higher education has made a valuable, positive impact on the economic well-being of our local communities and the U.S. as a whole.” said U N C F ’s A r e a D e v e l o p m e n t Director Diane Stephenson. “Scholarship programs like this one is helping deserving, yet financially challenged youth attend college and gain the education and skills necessary to become contributing citizens.. We salute McDonalds’ franchisees for their compassion and generosity.”    “We are honored to partner with U N C F a n d b e a b l e to a s s i s t

children in our community through educational opportunities,” remarked Jeff Phillips, RMHC of Greater North Texas Board Chair and McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “Giving back to the communities we serve through scholarships and grants has been our mission for more than 20 years, and we believe that now more than ever, it’s important to continue this tradition.” Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, be enrolled full-time at a UNCF c o l l e g e o r u n i v e r s i t y, h a v e a financial need and be a resident of Dallas/Fort Worth and greater North Texas.  The application is online at www.uncf.org . The deadline to apply is December 10, 2012. For more information call U N C F Pr o g r a m S e r v i c e s a t 703-205-3400. To support UNCF scholarships, member institutions and other programs, please contact UNCF at (972) 234 – 1007. Online donations can be made at http:// give.uncf.org/Dallas

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DCCCD Registration Changes for Spring 2013 Registration for spring 2013 credit classes offered by the Dallas County Community College District at Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland colleges starts Nov. 20, 2012, for returning students. All students, whether they are new or returning, must register for the spring 2013 semester by Jan. 16, 2013 -several days before classes start on Jan. 22, 2013. Credit students are advised to register early in order to avoid missing the Jan. 16 deadline and to get the classes they need for spring while courses are available at times that fit their schedules. Registration for flex term classes also will stop on Jan. 16, 2013, and resume on Jan. 22. For complete details, visit www.dcccd.edu/Spring13.

Hand this ad to the cashier the next time you shop at Kroger. You will only need to do this once -­ then each time you use your card, Kroger will contribute a percentage of your purchase to UNCF!

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(BlackNews.com) -- Growing old is not something we can avoid, but growing old and broke is! I speak about the Consumption Theory in my latest book, Power M.O.V.E.: How to Transition from Employee to Employer. So many people have been enlightened by its practical approach and simplistic delivery but, honestly creating success really is kind of simple. The only tough part about my theory is your ability to execute on it. The successful execution of the Consumption Theory boils down to your perspective and approach to money. It's like the fork in the road. If you view money as a satisfier of today's itch instead of a weapon against future threats you will struggle with being able to carry out the practices of the Consumption Theory and convert income into wealth. Resources are not all meant to be consumed immediately or sometimes, consumed by you at all. As an entrepreneur you must recognize when resources within your grasp should be used, consumed, stockpiled or used to reproduce more resources. Let me sidebar for a second. When it comes to your income, before you splurge on anything it should qualify for one of four factors: you enjoy the source of the income (satisfying), its abundant (significant), its sustainable (reproducing), and has longevity (longterm). The Consumption Theory allows you to live in an economic straight line no Support Black -owned bookstores

matter what is going on around you. Follow it and you won't feel like you are on a financial roller coaster. You won't be up and down in what you can or can't do and you won't find yourself going from side hustle to side hustle. No slow economy or market threats will easily impact your consumption. They will first affect the activities within the other detailed percentages outlined in the book, often leaving your personal lifestyle with no immediate affects. Consumption Theory simply says that you should aim to live on 10% of your income if you expect to weather financial storms that WILL come: family emergencies, trauma, unemployment, unexpected repairs, slow economy, retirement, accidents, illnesses, etc. Let me go through some examples of how you can incorporate the Consumption Theory into your life. Popular Culture Example: Salary = $100,000 Time = 20 years Savings Rate = 10% Consumption/Spending Rate = 90% Retirement = $200,000 on hand Lifestyle Sustainability upon Retirement = 2.2 years Consumption Theory Example: Salary = $100,000 Time = 20 years Savings Rate = 90% Consumption/Spending Rate = 10% Retirement = $1.8 million Lifestyle Sustainability upon Retirement = 90 years

able to live another 20 years on your nest egg at the same lifestyle, give or take inflation and health. Pretty much, for every year you simply stockpiled 50% of your income equates to one year you wont have to work while maintaining the same lifestyle. The overall philosophy of the Consumption Theory is to not consume based on what you have, but instead consume based on what you want to have. This theory expedites the success rate of an entrepreneur.

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arrogant people may get rich but humble people get wealthy. Devin Robinson is a business and economics professor, serial entrepreneur, founder of Beauty Supply Institute and author of 8 books. His latest book is "Power M.O.V.E.: How to Transition from Employee to Employer". Learn more about him at www.PowerMoveBook.com or www.DevinRobinson.com

Just be careful not to attach yourself to people in your young days that will make you miserable and regretful in your old days. Use having additional resources as an opportunity to have more, not as an opportunity to spend more and you will spend more time in bliss. Remember,

All examples excluding inflation, increased tax burdens, health challenges and transfer payments. Okay. Living to $10,000 (10% of example) in America in this day and age may prove difficult, not impossible just difficult. In this case you want to focus on increasing your earnings, not your spending. For those of you who can't set aside any portion of your income for an extended time I've coined your spending a "disease"; an addictive disease that may haunt you in your senior years, and sometimes immediately, unless you cure it or find a frugal spouse to offset your issue. If the full consumption theory is too extreme for you, consider this modest example I calculated at 50% consumption. If you merely have a salary of $100,000 and you saved 50% of your income for 20 years you will have stocked $1 million. You will be

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