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Minister JeямАery Muhammad honored for 20 years of leadership and service

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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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Joint Statement From Former FAMU Presidents Cheryl Smith   As former leaders of Florida A&M University, we oppose the move to decouple the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and consider this a sudden and unplanned act, void of discussion and input from the current leadership of the two universities, the university Boards of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. This action sends the wrong message to the citizens of Florida, and other interested parties, about how the Legislature and academic institutions should interact.    The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a strong program that represents a successful collaboration for the State of Florida between two research institutions with elements of their student populations woefully underrepresented in engineering disciplines. Through this long-term collaborative effort, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has received high praise for addressing this nationwide dilemma.   A second program in Tallahassee would compromise the integrity of what is already a very successful venture. Furthermore, one can only look to our sister university, Florida Polytechnic University, to see how expensive it is to support a stand-alone engineering program in today's economy.  In fact, a major focus of the Florida Board of Governors over the past few years has been a concerted effort to reduce duplication of academic programs throughout the State University System.   Proposing such a drastic change without any obvious consideration or discussion of the above factors is surprising and not in the best interest of our State University System or the citizens of Florida. As an alternative, we request that the Legislature provide additional support to our existing program, which has produced successful graduates for both Florida A&M University and Florida State University since 1982.   With all due respect to the power and authority of the Legislature to appropriate funding, we respectfully request engagement in a collaborative process to include both academic institutions and our governing bodies to determine how such funding will be used to build on our past successes. We are pleased to work transparently within appropriate guidelines and authorities to create life-changing opportunities for students in Florida to pursue a quality education in engineering through the joint engineering program.   Sincerely,   Walter Smith, Ph.D. (President 1977-1985) Frederick Humphries, Ph.D. (President 1985-2001) Fred Gainous, Ph.D. (President 2002-2004) James Ammons, Ph.D. (President 2007-2012) Larry Robinson, Ph.D. (Interim President 2012-2014)

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RECOGNIZES DR. FREDERICK HAYNES' THRIVE INTERN PROGRAM   At the National Action Network Convention in New York City, President Barack Obama recognizes the efforts of Dr. Frederick D. Haynes' commitment to the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative by creating the Thrive Intern & Leadership Program in Dallas, TX.   Thrive launches Summer 2014 and will employ boys and young men at a minimum rate of at least $10 per hour providing sustainable professional experience in the fields of law, health, technology, architecture, aeronautics, business and other various career fields.   Dr. Haynes is hosting a Luncheon on Tuesday, April 22nd at Noon at Friendship West Baptist Church for business owners, nonprofits, government agencies, community members and investors interested in sponsoring as an underwriter or employer for the Thrive Intern & Leadership Program.   To become a partner or sponsor and actively participate in shaping the opportunity for all citizens to succeed in America, contact Donica Williams (info@thriveintern.org) and visit www.thriveintern.org for more information.    "We know we have to do more to restore America's promise of opportunity for all people." - President Barack Obama(New York City, National Action Network Convention, 4/11/14)

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JOHNSON: Supporting the Long-Term Unemployed By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

The failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits to our fellow citizens Hon. Eddie Bernice who are unable Johnson to find work has wreaked havoc in the lives of those individuals, and has disrupted our nation’s economic growth. Nationally, approximately 2.3 million Americans are going without any assistance. That includes nearly 140,000 in the state of Texas. In my Congressional district, nearly 20,000 people are impacted. When our country faced a severe economic downturn in 2008, a compassionate Congress passed legislation that created the Emergency

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Whose time is it anyway? By James A. Washington

When life gets really upside down with me spiritually, I get anxious and scattered. If not reminded by those closest to me, I get a gentle nudge from my wife to remember my perceived angst has nothing to with the answers to my problems. God’s already taken care of that. When I eventually calm down (and I always do), most of my current issues are related to time or my perceived lack thereof. It’s then that I hear a sermon titled “There is no such thing as an emergency in eternity,” by Dr. Freddie D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He reminds me and you that for those

Unemployment Compensation Program, providing 13 weeks of benefits to unemployed workers who had exhausted regular unemployment benefits. The extension provided a buffer to those men and women who lost their jobs due to the closing of companies or job layoffs. As the economy recovered, the program was extended a number of times. President Obama signed legislation in January of 2013 which extended the program through January of 2014. However, House Republicans refused to extend the program, throwing the lives of millions of people into trauma and disarray. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, a highly-regarded financial research organization, the average American family has only $3,800 in their savings account. Only 38 percent of American adults have an emergency fund, they reported in a 2013 study. The Democratically controlled Senate has repeatedly attempted to

restore the program. Recently, a bipartisan measure emerged from that chamber extending benefits for five months. The House leadership has refused to bring the matter to the floor for consideration, even thought there is some thought that the majority of its members would agree to the Senate proposal. All of us know that the loss of employment has far-reaching consequences. Financial savings, if any, are exhausted, mortgage and rental payments are late, food budgets are curtailed and entertainment activities are eliminated when families find themselves in economic peril. In some case, families fall apart. Certainly, Republicans in the House are aware of the consequences of their refusal to act and do what is morally sound and just. There is neither need nor time for futile debates regarding this issue. Delays and inaction are exacerbating an inflammatory situation. If the benefits

are not restored, other workers who rely on the dollars that are spent by the unemployed as they search for work may well find themselves without jobs. Previously employed workers that received unemployment benefits prior to the lapse in the program paid unemployment taxes all of their working lives. Many of these people had contributed into the fund for three and four decades. They had done all of the right things with their lives. Their contributions benefited the American economy. Now is the time for House Republicans to do what is right for the unemployed, and for members of their families. The treatment that they are receiving is callous, short-sighted and un-American. It must not continue.

who claim Christianity, we err if we think God’s time must somehow be reconciled with our own. We all tend to want what we want now, immediately, including those things we ask God for. It’s an unspiritual by product of the fast paced world in which we live. Be saved now. Answer my prayer now. Solve this for me now. Deliver me from this job, this person, this situation now. Some of us even have the nerve to question God’s judgment based on the amount of time we perceive Him to be taking to get around to our situation. Prayer is compared to texting waiting for God to text us back. One thing I have learned the hard way I might add, is that God will answer and His answer will be right on By time. Marc His! Morial It (the answer) will be one of three things: yes, no or not now. Marc Morial is the CEO of you’re honest yourself, the If National Urbanwith League the truth in this is hindsight that suggests God should be thanked for not giving you that which you begged and pleaded for. Was it a job? Maybe a person, some man or woman you couldn’t live without?

How often can you give example after example that had you gotten what you prayed for, when you prayed for it, it would have been the worst possible thing that could have happened? It is now a certainty to you and anyone who knows you that it would have been a disaster. Some things I’ve learned through prayer. God delivers when He knows you can handle and or appreciate the blessing He is about to bestow. That saying that most of us believe is biblical that God won’t put anything on you that you can’t handle cannot be proven by me. Many a time I have known I couldn’t go another further. And then something happened. God got me through it. I don’t know how but I do know it’s because I placed it in God’s hands and truly let it go because I certainly couldn’t deal with it. Let go. Let God. Jesus has already done the dirty work. “…It is not for you to know the times or the dates the father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…” Acts 1:7-8. This power I

believe is evident when patience and prayer align and reveal to us that there is indeed a divine reason for us to experience whatever it is that we’re going through. Without these trials and tribulations, there can be no wisdom. Unless you submit to the will of God, there can be no salvation. Without salvation, prayer cannot be answered. My own salvation lets me know that until I could give it all up to God, I couldn’t and didn’t appreciate anything that was, shall we say, provided to me for my own spiritual good. We see right past these things, these people who are placed in our lives to insure that we understand how blessed we really are when we are in a rush, when we are about to lose our minds, when we are so caught up in this world that we think this is forever. Well let me let you in on a little secret. It’s not. Once you trust the truth in this, like Abraham, there will be a ram that appears in the bush. And then you’ll understand that joy really does come in the morning. May God bless and keep you always.

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) – With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis, Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on Thursday credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the nation’s first Black president. Keynoting the three-day celebration at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in observance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Obama said: “Today, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we honor the men and women who made it possible. Some of them are here today. We celebrate giants like John Lewis and Andrew Young and Julian Bond. We recall the countless unheralded Americans, Black and White, students and scholars, preachers and housekeepers – whose names are etched not on monuments, but in the hearts of their loved ones, and in the fabric of the country they helped to change.” There is no better evidence of that change than his election, the president said. “Because of the Civil Rights Movement, because of the laws President Johnson signed, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody – not all at once, but they swung open. Not just for Blacks and Whites, but also women and Latinos; and Asians and Native Americans; and gay Americans and Americans with a disability. They swung open for you, and they swung open for me. And that’s why I’m standing here today – because of those efforts, because of that legacy,” he said to loud applause. “And that means we’ve – got a debt to pay. That means we can’t afford to be cynical. Half a century later, the laws LBJ passed are now as fundamental to our conception of ourselves and our democracy as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They are foundational; an essential piece of the American character.” In addition to Obama, three former presidents – Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – addressed the summit. Also participating were U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), former chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Former NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond, who served as SNCC’s communications director under Lewis, and Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under Jimmy Carter PAGE 7

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and executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) under Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lewis, Bond and Young were present at least two of the three days of the summit. Another civil rights activist of that time, Jesse L. Jackson, who headed SCLC’s Operation Breadbasket in Chicago, arrived on the last day of the conference and had no formal role in the celebration. It was not clear if President Obama knew Jackson was in the audience or that it would have mattered if he had known. Relations between the two Chicago-based leaders have been icy since July 2008 when Jackson was overheard saying in an off-camera TV interview, “See, Barack’s been talking down to Black people…I want to cut his nuts off.” Obama made no mention of Jackson in his speech. And Jackson was not included in the meetings the president has held at the White House with civil rights leaders, including Al Sharpton, a former Jackson protégée; National Urban League President Marc H. Morial and former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous. In his 30-minute address, Obama talked about how President Johnson, who grew up in segregation in rural Texas, overcame his upbringing to nudge the Democratic Party to embrace civil rights, knowing that it would ultimately be politically costly. “He wanted to call on senators and representatives to pass a civil rights bill – the most sweeping since Reconstruction. And most of his staff counseled him against it,” Obama recounted. “They said it was hopeless; that it would anger powerful Southern Democrats and committee chairmen; that it risked derailing the rest of his domestic agenda. And one particularly bold aide said he did not believe a president should spend his time and power on lost causes, however worthy they might be. To which, it is said, President Johnson replied, ‘Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?’” Johnson, who was noted for his salty language, was not always for civil rights. “During his first 20 years in Congress, he opposed every civil rights bill that came up for a vote, once calling

the push for federal legislation ‘a farce and a sham,’” Obama said. “He was chosen as a vice presidential nominee in part because of his affinity with, and ability to deliver, that Southern White vote. And at the beginning of the Kennedy administration, he shared with President Kennedy a caution towards racial controversy.” Ironically, President Obama has also been accused of being too cautious on racial issues, especially during his first term. But Johnson, like former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, who had once been a member of the Ku Klux Klan before turning into one of the most liberal members of the Supreme Court (1937-1971), showed an astounding ability to change. He lobbied for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation that changed the face of the South, which practiced its own form of apartheid. The law banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Watching John Lewis and others being brutally beaten in 1965 as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the Selma-toMontgomery March made a lasting impression on Johnson. “What happened in Selma is part of a larger movement which reached into every section and state of America,” Johnson said at the time. “It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause, too. Because it is not just Negroes, but really, it’s all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.” Borrowing the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement, Johnson said. “And we shall overcome.” Three years after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Johnson signed into law the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Though the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion or national origin, it did not included any federal enforcement provisions. The housing law fixed that defect in the sale, rental or financing of housing. In addition to his triumvirate of laws – the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the 1968 Fair Housing Act – President Johnson launched a War on Poverty to help poor people and signed other bills to help !

create what he called a Great Society. His efforts led to the creation of Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, the Jobs Corps, food stamps, and passage of the Older Americans Act, the Manpower Act, the Public Works and Redevelopment Act, the Higher Education Act, the Child Protection Act, the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act. Obama used Johnson’s words to summarize the Texan’s goals. “’We want to open the gates to opportunity,’ President Johnson said. ‘But we are also going to give all our people, Black and White, the help they need to walk through those gates.’” “Now, if some of this sounds familiar, it’s because today we remain locked in this same great debate about equality and opportunity, and the role of government in ensuring each,” he said. “As was true 50 years ago, there are those who dismiss the Great Society as a failed experiment and an encroachment on liberty; who argue that government has become the true source of all that ails us, and that poverty is due to the moral failings of those who suffer from it. There are also those who argue, John, that nothing has changed; that racism is so embedded in our DNA that there is no use trying politics – the game is rigged.” But Obama is not among those who subscribe to that argument. “But such theories ignore history,” the president stated. “Yes, it’s true that, despite laws like the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act and Medicare, our society is still racked with division and poverty. Yes, race still colors our political debates, and there have been government programs that have fallen short. In a time when cynicism is too often passed off as wisdom, it’s perhaps easy to conclude that there are limits to change; that we are trapped by our own history; and politics is a fool’s errand, and we’d be better off if we roll back big chunks of LBJ’s legacy, or at least if we don’t put too much of our hope, invest too much of our hope in our government.” President Obama explained, “I reject such thinking. Not just because Medicare and Medicaid have lifted millions from suffering; not just because the poverty rate in this nation would be far worse without food stamps and Head Start and all the Great Society programs that survive to this day. I reject such cynicism because I have lived out the promise of LBJ’s efforts. Because Michelle has lived out the legacy of those efforts. Because my daughters have lived out the legacy of those efforts. Because I and millions of my generation were in a position to take the baton that he handed to us.” !

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Dallas County Recognized as a “StormReady Community” by National Weather Service Dallas– Dallas County was recognized recently by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a “StormReady Community.” The StormReady program is a national community preparedness program that distinguishes entities for their work in advanced planning, education and awareness for hazardous weather situations. Upon receiving this award, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who serves as the county’s emergency management director, stated, “Dallas County becomes the largest county in Texas with this designation and one of the 14% of Texas counties who have obtained this sought after certification. This recognition shows that Dallas County has gone above and beyond the call of duty.” Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge, WFO Dallas Fort Worth for the National Weather Service who presented the recognition to Dallas County, said that, “As we move toward the heart of our severe weather season here in North Texas, the National Weather Service greatly appreciates the emphasis that Dallas County - and Judge Jenkins - have placed on the StormReady program.  Dallas County has taken important steps to ensure that they can quickly and effectively disseminate severe weather information from the National Weather Service to their citizens. Seconds save lives, and this kind of preparedness can make the difference if disaster strikes."     In order to be certified as StormReady, Dallas County had to meet several guidelines established by the NWS, and federal, state and local emergency management partners, including establishing a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center, developing a formal hazardous weather plan, and having redundancies in weather reception equipment.

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Delta Research & Educational Foundation Receives Major Grant to Support Teacher Efficacy The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) has recently received a major program grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a new initiative on teacher efficacy and student achievement.  A matching grant in the amount of $450,000 has been awarded to DREF for its Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign, a three-year collaboration that focuses on enhancing teacher preparedness to result in greater successful academic performance of students.  The grant will be matched by DREF and will provide the funds necessary to conduct the nationwide initiative on teacher efficacy.  Dr. Alison J. Harmon, president of DREF observed that the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign has a multi-faceted approach, including a Delta Teacher Efficacy Academy where educators will receive training, an advocacy component to engage all key stakeholders in this effort, and publishing a scholarly journal to document findings and vital strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness. "Realizing that the most important variable in the equation of student academic achievement is the teacher, our teacher efficacy campaign supports the position that the academic success of students is achieved through effective teaching," stated Dr. Harmon, an educator.  The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign will support teachers serving students of color as it considers the key findings of the Measures of Effective Teaching research project conducted by the Gates Foundation.  DREF focuses on ensuring that 80 percent of students will graduate from high school with the knowledge and academic preparedness needed to complete college by 2025. The Delta Research and Educational Foundation is a 501 © (3) entity, which promotes research, and identifies and fashions solutions to issues affecting African American women and their families, nationally and globally. For more information on the grant and DREF, visit www.deltafoundation.net.

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Minister Jeffery Muhammad to be honored for 20 years of leadership and service Jeffery Muhammad, Student M i n i s t e r o f t h e Ho n o r a b l e Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam’s Muhammad Mosque No. 48 in Dallas, Texas will be honored Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6p.m. at the Mosque which is located at 2429 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The keynote speaker will be Student Regional Minister Robert Muhammad of Houston. For the past 20 years Min. Jeffery Muhammad has been at the helm of Muhammad’s Mosque No. 48. B o r n i n L a ke C h a r l e s , Louisiana, Brother Muhammad graduated from Lake Charles – Boston High School and moved to Dallas in 1985 to attend the Devry Institute of Technology.

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In 1988 he said he heard a lecture entitled, “Where Is Your Head”, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Man he thanks for saving his life by lifting his head out of a life of alcohol, drugs and crime, and inspiring him to complete his studies to receive a B . S. D e g r e e i n E l e c t r o n i c Engineering Technology in 1989.

Min. Jeffer y, as he is affectionatel y known and referred as throughout the DallasFort Worth Metroplex, has lectured in universities, colleges, prisons and has collaborated with others to create Summer Youth Jo b Pr o g r a m s t h a t focused on paying youth to learn trades in the construction industry. He also served as Chair of the Dallas Local Organizing Committee, which organized and mobilized thousands of Black men from Dallas to participate in the Historic Million Man March in 1995.

and standing with others tackling issues such as education, economic disenfranchisement and empowerment and healthy living. He a t t e n d s s c h o o l b o a r d meetings, speaks at correctional facilities and he’s even provided his support to community protests. It is especially endearing and enlightening to see him interacting with the students who attend Muhammad University of Islam. He is patient, but stern and in addition to focusing on educating the children, he ensures that they are disciplined and prepared to become leaders. For more information about the celebration, or to get tickets, call 214-421-4848.

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Film tells inspiring true story of Angela Logan and how her Apple Cakes saved her family and home from foreclosure UP, America's favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment, presents the network Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake, the inspiring true story of Angela Logan who when faced with foreclosure set a goal to bake 100 cakes in 10 days to save her home.  Starring four-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "For Colored Girls", "Grey's Anatomy") and produced by Entertainment One (eOne).  Michael Scott ("Mrs. Miracle," UP's Far From Home) directs the film from a script by Jamie Pachino ("Franklin & Bash").  Apple Mortgage Cake will premiere exclusively on UP on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. Angela Logan (Kimberly Elise) is a single, working mom with three teenage boys, Marcus (A.J. Saudin), William (Stephan James) and Nicolas (Lamar Johnson) in Teaneck, NJ.  She juggles various jobs and helps with

Pantherette Player wins National Award Duncanville High School senior Ariel Atkins was named the 2014 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year on Tuesday, March 25. This award recognizes the best

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employment counseling at the local Mission. While thrilled to be in the family home where she learned to bake, the house is falling apart, with sections deemed uninhabitable by inspectors after storm and flood damage.  She has

This is the true story of a woman who decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell them at $40 each in order to save her home and how this idea completely changes her and her family. 

Angela is taken off guard by the overwhelming support.  But soon, this fiercely independent woman learns to depend on the kindness and love of others that comes her way. 

As word of her "bake sale" ripples out through neighbors,

"Apple Mortgage Cake is the inspirational, real-life story about how one good idea - plus several bushels of apples, sugar, flour and butter -- helps a family rise from financial disaster in the worst of the recent recession," said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, executive vice president of programming, UP.  "Angela Logan went from home foreclosure to 'overnight' national success as her homemade apple cakes helped her build a prosperous apple cake business.  We think this is a perfect movie for our viewers in April, especially on Easter Sunday."

always made due until now - when her lender calls in the mortgage loan and puts her into foreclosure.  Angela has 10 days to come up with $4000 or lose her home.

friends, her church and even old flames, such as Melvin (Kevin Hanchard), the story soon spreads to the news, locally, nationally and internationally. 

McDonald’s All American basketball players for their accomplishments both on and off the court. Ariel competed against five other top female high school basketball players for the annual award that pays tribute to the former DeMatha High School coach for his unprecedented achievements as a teacher and coach.

This season, Ariel averaged 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 steals and 3.9 assists. She is ranked as the number four prospect in the country and has signed to play basketball at the University of Texas. During her career at Duncanville High School, she helped the Pantherettes clinch two Texas state championships and win 105 consecutive games over the course of three seasons.

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Logan is now the owner of Mortgage Apple Cakes, LLC, based in Teaneck.

This year she was named to the Naismith High School Player watch list and selected as SportsDay’s All-Area Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Off the court, Ariel keeps busy maintaining a 3.5 GPA and volunteering as a youth basketball instructor. She is positioned to graduate in the top eight percent of her class, and is a member of both the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Duncanville High School.

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A Giant in Sports and Life By Daniel Marcus I Messenger News Service Few people in the history of American athletics have made contributions as significant as those made by Dr. James Frank, the first African-American to serve as President of the NCAA. Dr. Frank, a native of Aliquippa, PA, served as the top official in the nation’s premier college sports governing body. Dr. Frank, who also served as president of Lincoln University in Missouri, was elected by 1200 of his colleagues who admire his intellect and his vision for education, particularly the education of young student athletes. “I was elected president because people believed that I had something to offer,” said Dr. Frank who was in Dallas for the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. “I became the first college president to serve as president of the NCAA. “One of the things that I did was to make female athletes a major party of college athletics. I am very proud of that,” said Dr. Frank who resides in Atlanta with his wife, Dr. Zelma Frank.

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The roots of Dr. Frank’s success began when he was a small boy in Pennsylvania. His mother, Bessie, died when he was 11 yearsold, leaving his father, Willie, alone to raise five young boys. At 13, Dr. Frank found himself hauling coal in his father’s business. “My father did not want his boys to play sports,” said Dr. Frank. “He wanted us to work.” So, Dr. Frank and his brothers worked with their father, attended school, but found time to play sports on Saturdays. The lessons he learned while working with his father led to his being successful in school. He earned a four year scholarship to Lincoln University

which awarded his a four-year scholarship for his academic and athletic abilities. He played basketball and baseball, and was team captain. Years after graduating from Lincoln, he returned to the school to become its president. He spent his time raising money so that students could have an adequate education. He also believed in faculty participation in the running of the university, and working with university alumni. When he began his work at Lincoln, there were 700 students. He built a student body of 3800 students.

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“Young people must determine what they want to do with their lives and set goals for themselves,” he said. “They must understand that not everyone can become a Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan. I tell students to set their sights high and pursue your dreams.” “Dr. Frank is responsible for my work ethics,” said Nichelle Gainey, president of SilverStone an international media and marketing and consulting firm. “He taught me that I should strive each day to be better than I was the day before.” Ms. Gainey said that women’s athletics made great strides while Dr. Frank headed the NCAA. She worked with him during his administration. Now retired, Dr. Frank is involved in raising funds for Lincoln University. Once each month he meets with nearly 20 African-Americans in Atlanta who once headed black schools. “While president of the NCAA I developed relationships with colleagues that are still intact today,” Dr. Frank said. He continues to use those relationships to improve the lives of students in this country today.

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UNT student to study Korean abroad through U.S. State Department production studio in Dallas, and has worked as a student assistant for the multimedia laboratory in UNT’s Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, and as a floor director for the noon newscast of ntTV, UNT’s student-produced television station, and a writer for a comedy program on ntTV. She has also been a member of the Student Government Association and the marketing chair for The Big Event, a volunteer day open to all UNT students that is c o o r d i n a t e d b y U N T ’s Center for Leadership and Service.

UNT student Chinazo Onwukaike will study in South Korea this summer after receiving a State Department scholarship.

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Chinazo Onwukaike, a senior journalism and radio/ television/film major at the University of North Texas, has received a Critical Language Scholarship from t h e U. S. D e p a r t m e n t o f State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study Korean in Wonju, South Ko r e a , t h i s s u m m e r. Onwukaike is a 2010 graduate of Garland High School.

Gilman Scholarship to study media studies and production at Ewha Woman’s University, but said she’s been interested in Korea and its culture from a young age.

A student in both UNT’s Ho n o r s C o l l e g e a n d t h e Emerald Eagle Scholars program, Onwukaike, will study at Yonsei University in Wonju June 11-Aug. 10.

“I started learning tae kwan do when I was small, and I’ve loved Korea since then. After I began learning about Korean media and the popularity of its TV shows and movies, I wanted to go to Korea myself and learn more. When I was there for the fall semester, I became interested in working in Korea, but I knew that if I wanted to do that, I needed to know the language,” she said.

She considers herself an “advanced beginner” speaker of Korean after spending the fall 2013 semester at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. She received a Benjamin

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studying and mastering foreign languages that are needed for American diplomacy and trade.     In h e r e s s a y f o r t h e Critical Language S c h o l a r s h i p , O n w u k a i ke wrote that she does not “shy away from the unfamiliar and different.” “My favorite part of travel is discovering the similarities and differences between other cultures and my own. I’ve also learned about myself and how I play a part in the world,” she wrote. Onwukaike also traveled to Thailand during the summer of 2011 with other students in the Emerald Ea gle Scholars program, receiving a full scholarship for that trip. She is currently an intern with Dreamfl y Pr o d u c t i o n s , a v i d e o !

Onwukaike will receive her bachelor ’s degrees in broadcast news and radio/ television/film on May 10. She plans to work for a film production company and attend graduate school after returning from her study abroad at Yonsei University. She also wants to create her own short film. “I want to make stories that can blur the lines of borders and instead make room for discussion and understanding,” she said. Onwukaike is the third UNT student since 2008 to receive a Critical Language Scholarships. In 2008 and 2012, UNT students received the scholarships to study Arabic in Tunisia.  

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Atlanta’s Titus Ziegler Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® ‘Full Ride’ Scholarship to Black College

Tom Joyner, Titus Ziegler and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed  Titus Ziegler, a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School, is this year's winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation "Full Ride Scholarship" to a black college. For up to 10 semesters, the future trauma surgeon will receive a scholarship to cover his tuition, room and board and books. Ziegler is member of the Junior ROTC program, tutors kids at local middle school and has volunteered for the Atlanta Food Bank.

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 Titus Ziegler, of Atlanta, Ga., is the winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation® “Full Ride Scholarship” that will cover full tuition, room and board (oncampus only) and books up to 10 semesters. Tom Joyner, the Foundation’s chairman and founder, announced his scholarship today during the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” which airs in 115 markets and reaches more than eight million listeners every week. Ziegler was selected from hundreds of applicants for the scholarship.  His many accomplishments include serving as commander of the elite Junior ROTC Color Guard and Drill Team and working as an after

As a tutor in his old middle school’s after school program, Ziegler realized that the kids were looking up to him. “That’s when I knew I had to be on my best behavior … I had to leave them with something good, show them how a high school student should act. I wanted to leave them with a good taste in their mouths about high school.”

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Ziegler plans to attend Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla. because it has a strong biology and biological engineering program. The future trauma surgeon joined the National Guard in 11th grade, and signed up for a noncombat assignment. “My job is as a medical specialist so my job is not killing people, but to save them.” 

Ziegler is the fourth Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholar. Previous winners include Cheyenne Boyce of Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, is set to graduate this year Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College in Atlanta. Blaine

Robertson is graduating from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in mathematics, a B.A. in history with a minor in secondary education. The first winner, Britney Wilson, is in her second year at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University.

leadership abilities by taking charge in the absent of orders.” To retain the scholarship, students had to meet the required academic standards each semester. Graduating high school seniors applied for the scholarship by going to BlackAmericaWeb.com. To be eligible, students had to meet the following criteria:

Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated radio show who is chairman and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, said he was impressed with Ziegler’s focus, drive and determination. “Titus is a very impressive young man,” Joyner said. “And he wants to become one of my frat brothers – Omega Psi Phi! What’s not to like about him?” Cassandra Bolding, the professional school counselor at Grady High School, said in her recommendation, “His sheer determination and unrelenting desire to do great things in life will aid in helping him to achieve and even surpass his goals.” Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Major Kevin D. Stewart wrote, “He goes the extra mile to achieve success and has successfully demonstrated

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DCCCD Colleges have eyes on the Aspen Prize Every community college in the nation has an eye on the prize – the Aspen Prize – including three colleges in the Dallas County Community College District system: Cedar Valley, Mountain View and North Lake. It's a contest they can't enter themselves. They can't ask to be considered. But the prize is worth $1 million – and the respect of every community college in the country. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded by the Aspen Institute, recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four key areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and support for minority and lowincome students. College completion is a national priority, from the White House to every two-year college in the country. The Aspen Institute, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Lumina Foundation have partnered to support the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which is given once every two years. The first Aspen Prize was awarded in 2011 to Valencia College in Florida.

Cedar Valley, Mountain View and North Lake have found themselves contenders to win the 2015 Aspen Prize as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges. Notified recently that they were selected to move on to round two in the final prize selection process, the three college presidents were excited to learn that their institutions would be considered for the Aspen Prize. Among the 150 community colleges identified, 17 are from Texas and three are DCCCD colleges. “It was an honor for Cedar Valley to be considered for the Aspen Award, based on our outstanding student success,” said Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, president. “This recognition is consistent with our mission and vision of being a premier college, transforming lives, because it is about demonstrated evidence of outstanding student success and achievement.” Wimbish added, “When our college established benchmarks for demonstrating success, we selected consideration for the Aspen Award as one way to demonstrate that we were advancing toward our vision – our future. We never dreamed that one year

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ACADEMY DAY On Saturday, April 26, 2014 Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will host her 22nd Annual Academy Day at Duncanville High School, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.  It will start at 9am. At the event, interested high school students will hear   application procedures,  and will be  introduced to the benefits of  attending a service academy such as West Point, the Naval Academy, and  the Air Force Academy.  Students that are selected to attend one of the nation’s military academies receive an outstanding quality education free of cost, and guaranteed job placement upon graduation.  Interested students and parents are invited to  attend.

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Raising a Future Olympian

Being an operating room nurse at Methodist Charlton Medical Center is a big part of Yolanda Bledsoe’s life, but she has another role: mother of a Junior Olympian. Her 8-year old son, Jerry Bledsoe III, runs for a track club in the USA Track and Field circuit and participated in the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships last year in Greensboro, N.C “He is truly one of the fastest kids in the USA,” the proud mom of three says. To raise a Junior Olympic sprinter in Texas, Yolanda says you have to be willing to give up air conditioning in the summer and spend the day outside every Saturday. “It really takes prayer, sacrifice, understanding, dedication, and belief in your child.”

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Catch the Hottest Celebrities & Music Performances; Win a GlobeTrotting Dream Vacation, a New Car, a Fantasy Kitchen Makeover, or a Chance to Dance on Broadway! Queen Latifah is Making Dreams into Reality Throughout the Month of May with Life-Changing Giveaways and Surprises for Deserving Moms, Teachers and Community Leaders CULVER CITY, Calif., -- The premiere season of America's #1 new talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, will culminate in May with a month full of the season's biggest episodes featuring the hottest celebrities and musical performances, exclusive reunions and reveals, life-changing surprises and numerous opportunities for viewers to win major prizes both in studio and online. Beginning the week of April 21, Queen Latifah will be surprising viewers from across the country – moms, teachers, community leaders and homegrown heroes – with Dream Vacations, Girlfriend Getaways, fantasy Kitchen Makeovers, a new Ford C-Max hybrid car and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform on Broadway because YOU Deserve It! PAGE 19

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"I have been incredibly lucky to have had so many of my biggest dreams fulfilled over the years – this show included – so as we bring the premiere season of The Queen Latifah Show to a close, I wanted to give my audience and fans, who have supported me throughout my career, the opportunity to realize some of their dreams," says Queen Latifah. "We have always intended for this show to both empower and entertain the audience, and throughout May we are delivering those elements ten-fold to deserving women, mother, teachers, servicewomen and loyal viewers," says Corin Nelson, Executive Producer.  "There are going to be huge surprises every day that are not to be missed." May on The Queen Latifah Show will include appearances by the brightest stars of television and film such as Adam Sandler, William Shatner, Marlon Wayans, Chris Meloni, Mark Harmon, Olivia Newton-John, Ricky Martin, Bill Paxton, Zac Efron, Ice Cube, Wayne Brady, Emma Roberts, Bill Paxton, Matthew Rhys, Sheryl Underwood, Wendi McLendonCovey, the original cast of The Carol Burnett Show and more, as well as exciting performances by The Bangles, Rick Springfield, Ziggy Marley, Joe Nichols, Martina McBride, Anthony Lewis, Black Violin and War. The You Just MAY… surprises begin on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 Queen Latifah along with special guest, green living-expert Danny Seo will, give away of a brand new Ford C-Max hybrid car to an audience member who has sparked a green movement in her community. Plus, the fans voted and viewers will have to tune-in to see the outfit they selected for La's "Style Recycle."    On Thursday, April 24, in a daytime television exclusive,

Latifah will reveal People Magazine's 2014 Real Beauties at Every Age. Four women in their 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's from across the country will have the chance to experience a dream day of beauty and illustrate to the world what true beauty is.  People editor JD Heyman and some of the "Most Beautiful" celebrities featured in the issue will also join Queen in studio. Plus, Latifah kicks-off "Girlfriend Getaway Thursdays," sending two BFF's straight to Las Vegas directly from the studio and The Golden Sisters return to check a few more things off their bucket list as Queen sends them out for a live-action version of "I've Never…" Monday, May 5, Queen celebrates Cinco De Mayo with George Lopez and the flavors of celebrity chef Lorena Garcia. Then, Tuesday, May 6 Latifah will welcome 200+ educators into her studio audience and will honor their creativity and commitment to the education of the next generation of leaders with a whole show full of surprises just for them in celebration of national Teacher Appreciation Day. Soledad O'Brien will stop by on Thursday, May 8 with a very special announcement from Cover Girl on behalf of the "Girls Can" initiative, which Queen Latifah helped launch just a few months ago. On Friday, May 9, Moms Rule! on The Queen Latifah Show. Latifah will present a Mother's Day Celebration featuring incredible women and mothers throughout the hour. These deserving women are in for a treat as Queen's Glam Squad – stylist Tim Snell, make-up artist Sam Fine and hair stylist Iasia Merriweather – will give one deserving mom a head-to-toe make-over, while two lucky moms will win a Fantasy Kitchen Make-over from Maytag worth more than $10,000.  Plus the winner of the "Mega-Mom Dance-Off " contest, selected from online video submissions being collected currently on QueenLatifah.com, is revealed with this lucky mom receiving an all expenses paid trip to New York City where she'll have a "dance-on" roll in a Broadway musical. Love is in the air on Monday, May 12 when Sheryl Underwood returns to the show.  On her first visit, Sheryl told Queen she was !

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looking for love and now Latifah is going to help her find it.  Sheryl will have a shot at three eligible bachelors when she plays "The Dating Game" Latifah style.  Tuesday, May 13, Queen will present "She's The Boss," a full hour featuring women who are visionaries and trailblazers turning ideas in the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, music and more. #FlashbackFriday is in full effect on May 16 when Florence Henderson returns to take a chance on love when she plays "The Dating Game" as well. Then War performs with special guests Cheech & Chong. The following Tuesday, May 20, audiences will be treated to an exclusive reunion guaranteed to bring the funny, when the original cast of The Carol Burnett Show – Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence – join Latifah for an hour of laugh-out loud comedy and conversation and revisit some of the most iconic moments from the show. Also throughout the month, because "You Deserve It," The Queen Latifah Show will present "Dream Vacation Mondays" giving deserving viewers a chance to win one of four dream vacations from Delta Vacations to incredible resorts in Paris, Hawaii, New York City and Australia. Viewers at home will also have a chance to win one of these amazing vacations by entering to win at QueenLatifah.com. The stakes are being raised for the contestants on Latifah's most popular audience games with prizes from Henri Bendel and Ratani for the winner of "Bling in a Box" and the ultimate designer bag in the couture edition of "It's in the Bag."  Plus, one deserving audience member each week will go home with a thousand dollars cash, when The Queen Latifah Show pays it forward with "A Grand in Hand."  The Queen Latifah Show is a daytime, entertainment talk-variety series that showcases Queen Latifah's extraordinary range of talents as a global entertainment icon. Corin Nelson serves as Executive Producer.  The show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, and is cleared on major station groups around the country, including the CBS Television Stations. !

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) Springtime is in the air and so are Blue Macaws and the heartpumping rhythms of Brazilian music. Written and directed by Carlos Saldanha, RIO 2 is flying high as the number two film in the country after its $39.3 million domestic opening weekend. The all-star cast, including Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Jamie Foxx, along with Jesse Eisenberg and George Lopez, returns to voice their roles in the sequel to the 20th Century Fox Animation family comedy. Joining the original cast are recording sensations Bruno Mars as Roberto and Janelle Monáe as Dr. Monae. ) RIO 2 picks up where the first film left off with rare tropical birds Blu (Eisenberg), wife Jewel (Hathaway) and their three kids

enjoying an extremely modern, domesticated life in Rio de Janeiro. When it is reported that the feathered family may not be the only birds of their kind, they venture to the Amazon in search of other Blue Macaws. Naturally, an adventure of this magnitude attracts their friends, Nico (Foxx), Pedro (Will.i.am) and Rafael (Lopez) to tag along for the journey. ) Fans who thought they had seen the last of Blu’s archenemy, megalomaniac bad guy Nigel the Cockatoo (Jemaine Clement), he is back and out for revenge. With a tiny, poisonous frog named Gabi (voiced by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth) who is head-over-heels in love with Nigel by his side, after escaping from a street vendor, the unlikely duo hatches a diabolical plan to track Blu down. ) RIO 2 is an outstanding family film and is hands down better than the original. While the eye-popping colors and Sergio Mendes-inspired musical score provide a wonderful backdrop, the

animated feature has an exciting plot that teaches audiences, young and old, about the importance of family. It also sheds light on the amazing discoveries people, in their case birds, can make when they let go of some of life’s modern conveniences and material trappings, and simply get back to basics. It is the epitome of childfriendly entertainment and ideal for families looking for something

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to do together over Easter weekend. ) The film, which is rated G by the MPAA and has a running time of one hour and 41 minutes, is open nationwide in theaters. Super cute, lots of laughs and great music! Four reels

Wells Fargo introduces Interactive Platform for Parents and College-Bound Students SAN FRANCISCO, – To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator, videos and educational articles. 

education,” said John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo’s Education Financial Services. “The Get College Ready website is a userfriendly interface that will help bring clarity to the financial milestones that parents and students face when preparing for college. 

Wells Fargo created the Get College Ready website because next to financing a home, paying for an education can be one of the most important financial events in an individual’s life.

“We’re in the business of serving customers and working collaboratively to position them for success. This tool is a key ingredient to help them achieve their dream of a higher education.”

The Get College Ready online platform offers information about how to prepare a financial plan for college, compare education award letters, understand available financing products and resources, and learn about available options to cover non-tuition expenses such as books, meal plans, rent, campus events, and miscellaneous expenses like cell phone plans, movies, and eating out. “As a father of three, I can relate to the questions that parents and students ask when trying to understand all the factors that go into paying for a college PAGE 21

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The Get College Ready website includes the following features: Knowledge Check: An interactive quiz to test the customer’s knowledge and understanding of the different financial responsibilities involved in getting a college education. Calculator:  The Wells Fargo’s College Cost Calculator can help provide an estimate of how much money they may need to borrow annually for college.

Mr. Fellows Videos:  A fun video series featuring Mr. Fellows, a college “advisor”, who explains the ins and outs of the college financial aid journey in five easy steps. Website visitors can also learn more about Wells Fargo’s products and services that are available to students, such as insurance, college credit cards, bank accounts and Hands on Banking® – a Wells Fargo’s interactive program designed to help kids, teens, young adults and adults learn more about the basics of finances and money management. As students plan for college, Wells Fargo offers the following five tips: 1.          Apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Regardless of your family’s income, all students should complete the FAFSA. 2.      Calculate for nontuition expenses: From books to cellphone plans, you should take all your expenses for school-related !

and extra-curricular activities into account as you look at your financial needs. 3.      Explore other financial options: If the funding you receive on your award letter doesn’t cover your total costs, you should explore additional options that fit your family’s circumstances and preferences. 4.      Establish a good credit history: Start by putting your apartment and utilities in your own name and regularly paying your bills on time. 5.         Consider renters and car insurance: Your valuables may not be covered when you live on campus. To protect your belongings, you may want to consider renters insurance. In addition, if you are no longer covered by your parent’s or another policy, you may also want to consider auto insurance.   To access the Get College Ready tools and resources, visit www.wellsfargomedia.com/ GetCollegeReady.

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BRINGING YOU ENLIGHTENING, EDUCATIONAL, EMPOWERING, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING INFORMATION APRIL 18, 2014 serving the community in the city of Dallas, Texas. The Center. This  highly anticipated performance will be Congresswoman Eddie believers of Muhammad Mosque No. 48, are planning a absolutely free and open to the public.  Bernice Johnson hosts   her celebration for this occasion on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 22nd Annual Academy Day from 6:00 – 9:30 PM at Muhammad Mosque No. 48, 2429  *** at Duncanville High School, April 18 MLK Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75215 The Collin County Council on Family Violence to Host The 900 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.  It 5th Annual Interfaith Symposium for will start at 9am. For Townview Alumni Jazz Event Clergy and Community Leaders additional information call BLACK VISION FILM SERIES @ The SDCC             The Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Big “D” Band will host Faith Leaders 411: Who to Call; When to Call; Why to Call 214-922-8885 The South Dallas Cultural Center invites film lovers to its Elegant Evening Jazz featuring special guest artist, The Collin College Preston Ridge Conference Center 7:30 a.m. experience the Black Women in Films sweeping romantic Big D Alumni Jazz Combo, at 7 p.m., at The Majestic Theatre, to 3:30 p.m.Registration can be made by visiting www.CCCThe Tarrant County Democratic Party invites you to attend a drama, “Half of a Yellow Sun Movie”. This film stars Oscar 1925 Elm St. FV.org.  For additional information and sponsorship free film screening of Standardized Lies - Money and Civil nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years A Slave”),                       Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for opportunities, please call 972-769-0557.  Collin College – Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education, a fullThandie Newton (“For Colored Girls....”)  & Anika Noni reserved VIP seating. Reserve tickets by calling Townview Preston Ridge Conference Center is located at 9700 Wade length documentary that exposes how the standardized Rose (“DreamGirls”).  band hall at (972) 925-5918. Boulevard, Frisco, Texas, 75035. testing industry is undermining public education. This There will be a pre-screening reception at 7:00 pm and the informative event is free and open to the public and will be film will start at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door ******* held at 10:00 a.m. at the CWA Union Hall at 421 S. Adams, for $15. Purchase tickets online for a $5 discount at Irving Black Arts Council Fort Worth, Texas 76104. After the film, there will be a www.blackvisionfilmseries.com - 3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue.  Presents Film Festival (Short Films) - 6:30PM Dallas Women’s Foundation Luncheon panel discussion. For more information call 214-939-2787, log on to http:// Irving Arts Center Dupree Theater Omni Dallas Hotel | Trinity Ballroom 5:30 pm -Reception dallasculture.org/SDCulturalCenter and like us on 3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 6:30 pm - Dinner and Awards Presentation Facebook.com/SouthDallasCulturalCenter The SDCC is a Presented by AT&T with the support of American Airlines HBCU Day Mixer at Azure Restaurant in Addison from 1pm program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and and Jones Day --Keynote address by Ping Fu to 6pm.  It will be free from 1pm - 3pm to everyone with supported in part by Texas Commission on the Arts. April 20 HBCU School Paraphernalia NO 3 ISSUE 33

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Townview Magnet Center’s Jazz 1 band, featuring Mr. Darius Brown on his alto sax, is scheduled to perform live on WFAA Channel 8 Daybreak between 6:00AM and 7:00AM. Wakeup a little early or set your DVR & enjoy. News 8 Daybreak is showcasing the band leading up to Townview’s Elegant Evening of Jazz held this Saturday April 19th @ 7:00PM at the historic landmark Majestic Theatre downtown. Tickets are $10 General Admission and $20 VIP.  

APRIL 19 10AM TO 1PM Guest Speaker - Kelvin Bass, Senator Royce West Aide RSVP @ ESTESERIKA@GMAIL.COM OR 678.561.363517 at Buckner’s office, located at 5200 Buckner Blvd.

IT’S TIME FOR AN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Sixth Annual Egg Hunt Offers Time for Family Fun GREENVILLE – Greenville tots and tykes are ready to see what the Easter Bunny brings to the 6th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza this weekend as they look forward to dashing across the softball fields in search of brightly colored eggs. The event will be held at the Greenville SportsPark on the softball fields, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Infants through 3year-olds will begin hunting at 10 a.m. and children from 4 – 11-years-old will begin at 10:15 a.m. The event is hosted by the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by 93.5 FM The Coyote, Walgreens, 1400 KGVL and 105.9 FM and Hunt Regional Medical Center (HRMC) of Greenville. The Greenville SportsPark is located at 1501 Leo Hackney Blvd. On April 1, 2014, Student Minister Jeffery Muhammad completed twenty (20) years of representing The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and PAGE 22

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Easter is a perfect opportunity to join at Shiloh Church, 4702 Saturn Road, Garland, TX 75041. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to celebrate Christ's resurrection during 8:00am and 10:30am worship services. For additional information visit www.shilohgarland.org or call the church at 972-698-0608.

Aggie Fun Event at 300 Bowling in Addison, TX April 23               Community Hero recognition             The students and staff of Pleasant Grove Elementary will recognize Ray Fraser, owner of Nickelrama, as a Community Hero, Wednesday April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. Fraser has donated his time and nickels from Nickelrama, a nickel arcade, to the elementary school and specifically to the FLS special education classrooms for the past five years.

April 24 Tammy Kemp Campaign "Retire the Debt" Reception 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Sambuca 2120 McKinney Ave, Dallas TX 75201

Excellence in Education Scholarship Luncheon Frontiers of Flight Museum 6911 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, TX 75209 12:00 pm Noon   ******** THE SDCC presents….AfroHORN  The South Dallas Cultural Center (SDCC) is proud to present the New York based avant garde jazz group AfroHORN at 8pm at the Latino Cultural

April 25 Annual Urban League Luncheon, Hilton Anatole noon April 26 DFW NC A&T Alumni Association chapter  meeting  will be held from 2pm-3:30pm at the Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX  Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations Scholarship Awards Reception 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Center for Community Cooperation -  Oak Corner Room -2900 Live Oak Street Dallas, TX  75204 RSVP to dmcbaa@yahoo.com or call 972-220-0477 by April 19.

            HCM Job Fair for Certified Teachers                       The Dallas ISD Human Capital Management Department is holding a Job Fair for certified teachers in all certification areas, including English language arts, special education, social studies, ESL, and elementary generalists. The job fair will provide information about signing incentives for bilingual education, science and mathematics.                       Interested candidates must register online at www.dallasisd.org/hcmjobfair and bring their teaching certificate or proof of eligibility .               Michael Martin Murphey Fundraiser Concert             Musician Michael Martin Murphey, a 1963 graduate of Dallas ISD's W.H. Adamson High School, will play an acoustic show on Saturday, April 26, 4:30 p.m. in the new school auditorium, 309 E. Ninth, as a fundraiser for the Adamson Alumni Association. Tickets are $45 per person and available here: http://adamsonalums.com/michaelmartin-murphey-fundraiser-concert-tickets/

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ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Open Art Studio for Young Artists Join Art Museum Educator Amy Hofland, Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, as young artists explore creative and engaging projects through diverse media and techniques. Amy also will invite fellow artists to teach as guests. The year will culminate with an exhibition of works in the Justus Sundermann Gallery. Supplies included Ages: 5-18 Justus Sundermann Gallery Register online at  https://www.eventbrite.com/event/ 8814274733  ******* 10am-3pm Summit Youth Bullying Event West Dallas Community Church 2215 Canada Drive, Dallas, Texas Notes: Small Business Vendor Booths $50, FREE Non-profit Vendor Booths, Informational Vendor Booths $25, Corporate/Commercial Vendor Booths $100.

3rd Annual North Texas Male Expo 9a-2:30p Diamond-Hill Jarvis High School in Fort Worth FREE  This year's theme is Man Up  Yes, this is a FREE event for young men and their parents/ youth leaders/ guardians. Bring your son, nephew, grandson, mentee, youth group, students, etc Questions?? Send them to maleexpo@gmail.com, me, Dr. Guillory at dr.kguillory@gmail.com or Jacinto 'Cinto' Ramos at jacinto.ramos@fwisd.org. 

April 27 "Rise Up, West" will screen at the 44th Annual USA Film Festival 3:00pm Angelika Film Center Dallas

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April 30 PCCenter’s anniversary tea on Wednesday, April 30 at 11:00.  It is a real English tea, and we’re encouraging all our guests to wear hats.  We’re inviting the women who have received assistance from the JFS Women’s Center and all our partner organizations.    Dee Dee Curtis, President PCCenter 1229 E. Pleasant Run Rd. #302

May is Mental Health Awareness Month May 1 The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS Research announced the Best Cellars Dinner Dallas to take place at Hotel ZaZa located at 2332 Leonard Street in Dallas.

Guest speaker: Pastor Michael Waters Joy Tabernacle AME, Dallas, TX Semi-Formal Black or White Att

May 3 The Twenty Ninth Annual 2014 ADOLESCENT AND LADIES SYMPOSIUM will be held at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ, 1013 S. Greenville Avenue, Richardson from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

May 4 The Priscilla Art Club is a 101 year old African American Women's Art  Club  based in Dallas.  As such, it is the oldest such organization in Dallas for women of color.  This year at the biennial spring reception we are honoring three members of our organization for their many years of service to the club and to the Dallas community.  They are Mrs. Helen Beckett (fifty years), Mrs. Eleanor Conrad (fifty years), and Mrs. Odetta Russeau (twenty-five years). The "Springtime in Paris" reception will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014   from 3-5p.m. at the Addison Event Center which is located at  14775 Midway Road, Suite B, Addison, Texas 75001. The III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is scheduled for May 4 and 5, 2014.  The May 4th auction dinner will feature a live auction, a silent auction and dinner prepared by III Forks Steakhouse executive chef and proprietor Chris Vogeli.

General Election campaign reception for   JUDGE D'METRIA BENSON Dallas County Court at Law 1 5:30-7:30pm Times Ten Cellars Main Building 6324 Prospect Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214

May 2 ART EXHIBITION  Friday, May 2, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014 Open Art Studio Exhibit Join Art Museum Educator Amy Hofland, Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, in celebrating an exhibit of young artists' works in the Justus Sundermann Gallery as a culmination of their participation in our Spring Open Art Studio series. Children have explored creative and engaging projects through diverse media and techniques, and will proudly display their artwork for one weekend. Gallery reception is on the evening of May 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. during the Dallas Black Dance Theater performance in the Great Hall. Justus Sundermann Gallery  Free MUSIC AND DANCE  Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. Dallas Black Dance Theater II Performance Dallas Black Dance Theater II  will perform a mixture of ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic works at 7 p.m. Great Hall 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Kappa Zeta Chapter, cordially invites you to join them at their 2nd Annual BINGO For Babies to raise money for stronger, healthier babies in support of the lifesaving work of the March of Dimes. This afternoon of fun with a Kentucky Derby twist will be held at the DeSoto Town Center, 207 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Zeta chapter will host its 2nd Annual BINGO For Babies from 2-5pm on Saturday, May 4, 2014 Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, or $200 a table. Tickets may also be p u r c h a s e d o n l i n e a t : To p u r c h a s e , v i s i t : bingoforbabies2014.eventbrite.com. Dress in your “Sunday Chic” or “race regalia” and join us for an afternoon of Kentucky Derby style fun, at our 2nd Annual Bingo for Babies.

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May 12 The next Dallas ISD Open Mike Live community meeting is scheduled for Seagoville High School  • 15920 Seagoville Rd., 75253. Superintendent of Schools Mike Miles and district leadership are taking questions from members of the community.

May 13 On May 13, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. DCAC’s Community Series presents Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Teens in a Sexually Toxic, Pornified Environment with guest speaker Cordelia Anderson. This free workshop includes information on expected development in children and youth as well as the impact of the sexually toxic, pornified environment on children, youth, and culture. It also includes ideas for how to counter the harm, promote healthy development, and talk about these issues. Participants will be able to define Normalization of Sexual Harm and articulate the impact of a sexually toxic, pornified environment, identify at least 3 strategies that are key to raising sexually healthy children and teens and increase their understanding of why it is important to discuss these issues with their children and how to do so. Anderson is also scheduled to present 50 Shades of Porn: An In-Depth Discussion on Pornography and its Correlation to Crimes Against Children, part of DCAC’s Professional Lecture Series. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 14th from 8:00 – 12:00 p.m. at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

May 16 Katy Cajun Invasion, rolling in May 16 -18 to Katy Mills Mall! Straight out I-10 from Louisiana – from the swamps and woods of the back country to the music-filled streets of New Orleans – the rich Cajun culture is coming to Katy with a three-day celebration of family-friendly fun, food, and music. The attack begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, the 16th with free admission until 3:00 PM – through 10:00 PM, runs 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday, and doesn’t end until 8:00 PM on Sunday.

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DBCC Presents Social Media Marketing Made Simple 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM CDT Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 2838 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Dallas, TX 75215

May 24 9th Annual Writers Breakthrough Workshop: Sponsored by Grace LaJoy, with Cornerstone Baptist Church , where Dr. William McKissic is pastor. To be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9:00am 1:00pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 5415 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76018. To register, please RSVP by e-mailing your NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER to poetry@gracelajoy.com. Registration for the workshop is FREE, but you MUST RSVP. For more information call 816-318-1388.

May 29 DFW International Community Alliance will host a fundraising luncheon with keynote speaker Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave, in downtown Dallas.  Mr. Gonzalez will speak on the topic Building Dallas as an International City.     Individual tickets cost $100 and are available at www.dfwinternational.org;  or checks can be mailed to DFW International, 9064 Stone Creek Place, Dallas, TX  75243.

June 9

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Theta Alpha Chapter’s Annual Pancake Breakfast

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DBCC Golf Tournament   benefiting   the Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund  Monday, June 9, 2014 Golf Club of Dallas 2200 W. Red Bird Lane

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

  CATHEDRAL MUSIC Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong in the Cathedral Mostly unchanged since the 16th century, Evensong continues to be one of the most treasured liturgies of the Anglican tradition, especially as celebrated in cathedral churches. Evensong has become a cultural phenomenon in many parts of the country as a way to find inner peace, reflection and reintegration.  Cathedral Free  

May 17 SMU Perkins  School of Theology Black Seminarian Assoc. will be hosting a scholarship fundraiser for our st 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. SMU Umphrey Lee Center, Mack Ballroom

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Volume No. 56 Issue No. 18

The Long and Winding Road Light rail, Trinity River road highly scrutinized in South Dallas

By Patrice J. Holmes

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Studies by the University of Texas at Dallas Institute of Urban Policy, United Way and Texas A&M are taking place now to assess the quality of life in the South Dallas community before billion dollar projects involving the new DART Light Rail and the Trinity

Toll Road are brought to the area. Some construction has begun with the demolition of homes to follow later this year. At a meeting held by the three institutions, a focus group of sorts dished ideas and findings on the surveys that have told the story of the residents of South Dallas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are measuring conditions that may vary from street to street,â&#x20AC;? said Dr.

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Timothy Bray, director of the Institute of Urban Policy Research. He helps

â&#x20AC;&#x153;OVER THREE TO FOUR YEARS THERE ARE CHANGES IN CONDITIONS AND WE WANT TO KNOW HOW IT AFFECTS THE AREAâ&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am deeply impressed with the progress that President Barack Obama has made during the first 100 days of his administration. Already we are seeing evidence of the administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to dig our country out of recession and develop long-term, sustainable prosperity. President Obama has made two trips abroad, proving to us and to the world that he intends to repair our frayed alliances and restore our international leadership. Finally, the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s code of ethics has brought much-needed transparency and accountability to the White House. President Obama is delivering on the change that he promised.â&#x20AC;?

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training in administering the anonymous surveys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over three to four years there are changes in conditions and we want to know how it affects the area.â&#x20AC;?

Evaluating President Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First 100 Days

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Grade: C â&#x20AC;&#x153;In just 100 days, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen an alarming acceleration of policies that will take America down the wrong track. The administration has proposed trillions of dollars in new spending, which will result in higher taxes on Americans, while sharply raising our indebtedness to foreign creditors. On the national security front, I am very concerned about the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intention to close Guantanamo without a workable plan to relocate detainees. It is my sincere hope that, moving forward,

the administration will adopt the productive, responsible approach to our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenges that Americans deserve.â&#x20AC;? (The office of John Cornyn of Texas was contacted but did See 100 DAYS, page 19

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In having the conversation about building within South Dallas, many issues arise with respect to GWENDOLYNand JONES education business in Ask The Advocate See ROAD, page 19

PROPOSITIONS 1 AND 2 Why YES means no and NO means yes

Dallas is abuzz at the election issues before them on May 9 when citizens are asked to vote on the controverDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LYTE sial & EBONY Convention Music Happenings Center Hotel that is being backed by Mayor Leppert. But what does voting â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? and voting â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;? mean? It is important to remember that the propositions are to amend the Dallas City Charter which, among other things, gives the MISSpower RAY to acquire city the Going Deep in Roots property fortheany public purpose. The propositions are worded to prohibit the city from acting on these before stated powers. Therefore, if a citizen would like the city to maintain those powers, they are to vote NO and vice versa. See VOTE, page 38

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