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William “Bill” Blair 1921 - 2014 “Telling it like it is”

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Message to the People... FUNERAL SERVICES SET FOR DALLAS' ELITE NEWS FOUNDER AND SENIOR PUBLISHER WILLIAM "BILL" BLAIR JR. Life to be Celebrated of Former Negro League Pitcher, Political Activist and Walking Textbook on History of Black Dallas Cheryl Smith Memorial and funeral services have been set for William "Bill" Blair Jr., former Negro League Pitcher and Founder of Dallas' Elite News.  Mr. Blair died this past Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the age of 92 after a lengthy illness.  The founder and senior publisher of one of Dallas' oldest African American weekly newspapers will lie in state at The Hall of State at Fair Park on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 12pm to 5pm with a memorial service held later that evening at 7pm at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.  The funeral will be Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11am at Concord Church. 

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  A Dallas native, Bill Blair has been a community voice in Dallas for more than six decades.  He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Prairie View A&M University.  After six months at Prairie View A&M, Blair enlisted in the United States Army and became the youngest Black first sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.  A Negro League Baseball Museum inductee, Mr. Blair pitched from 1946 to 1951 for the Indianapolis Clowns and other Negro League teams.  His baseball career includes pitching a no-hitter in the Denver Post Tournament, playing with the late Winfield Welch, Jesse "Hoss" Walker and Buster Haywood.  He toured with Jesse Owens and the Harlem Globetrotters.  Mr. Blair was instrumental in the development of the African American Museum's Texas Sports Hall of Fame and served on the advisory board.  He was inducted in 1996 as a member of the inaugural class.

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  Mr. Blair founded the Southwest Sports News (1947-1957), a newspaper that specialized in publishing scores from Black college games throughout the United States and later the Highlight News.  The newspaper was renamed The Elite News (pronounced E-Light) in 1960.  To this day, the Elite News is considered one of the most influential weekly black newspapers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   Mr. Blair has been a civil rights activist for more than six decades.  He has also been a major force in local and state politics for many years and has served as an advocate for pastors across the country.  In 2004, he founded the Religious Hall of Fame to honor African American ministers and religious leaders.  Most recently, Mr. Blair was donated his personal documents, memorabilia and the library of Elite News to the University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections Library.

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  This past January, Mr. Blair participated in the 28th Annual Elite News Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and was in attendance at the accompanying festivities that included the press conference and corporate breakfast.  He greeted all of the parade marshals, sponsors and attendees shaking hands and taking pictures.  His final public appearance was on February 28, 2014 at the Annual Elite News Awards that he founded years ago to honor Dallas community leaders and citizens for the work they do for the community that is most times overlooked.

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On last Saturday, hundreds gather at the William "Bill" Blair Jr. Park, formerly Rochester Park that was renamed in his honor in 2011, for the Elite News Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt. Mr. Bill Blair loved people, enjoyed being in the community and was known for planning parades and events to recognize achievements in the Dallas metroplex, most notably high school championship teams. Over the years I had come to know Mr. Blair and enjoyed hearing his candid discussions about life, sports and people.

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JOHNSON: Mr. William “Bill” Blair: A Life Lived By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

The Dallas that embraced a young William Blair was far different from that we know today. Mr. Blair, whose father Hon. Eddie Bernice worked six days Johnson every week in a mill, faced a difficult life. But he made the most of what he had, and accomplished some remarkable things in his long and productive life. Always small in size, he amazed his football coaches at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, becoming a very capable running back that successfully competed against players twice his size. There, he met his wife, Mozelle Jordan, who maintained the Blair

household while building a respectable catering business. After returning to Dallas as a military veteran at the end of World War II, Mr. Blair entered the newspaper business. Publishing a newspaper was not his first passion, but when white-owned publications would not print results from African-American college games and the Negro Baseball League, where he played as a pitcher, Mr. Blair went into action. He started something new. Over the years his insight and his vision compelled him to create numerous institutions and events. While publishing the Elite Newspaper, he founded the Elite News Religious Hall of Fame, which acknowledged the

contributions made by members of the clergy in North Texas. Mr. Blair worked closely with Reverend S.M. Wright, the nationally known Baptist preacher whose impact on life and politics was legendary. When the ministerial organization that Reverend Wright led needed a public voice, Mr. Blair made the pages of the Elite News available to the clergy group. Soon after, the Elite Newspaper became known as the official “voice of the church community.” Never one to stand on the sidelines of life, Mr. Blair started a Martin Luther King Parade in January of 1986. A few drummers, a trumpet player and some preachers marched with him down a street in South Dallas. Last year,

the event drew a crowd of more than 250,000 and the parade lasted nearly four hours. His vision allowed him to believe that one could start small and grow into abundance. That is exactly what he did with many of the programs and concepts that he touched. He nurtured them as if they were lilies in his personal garden. North Texas may never see the likes of Mr. William “Bill” Blair again. He made his presence known. He worked with young minds, including those who were not members of his family, teaching them the crafts that he had mastered. Now, he has taken his muchdeserved eternal rest after so many arduous years of planting seeds for all of us. We remain grateful that he lived among us, and bid him farewell. Eddie Bernice Johnson represents Texas’ 30th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She is the first registered nurse elected to the US Congress.

FIRM IN MY FEMINISM? By Dr. Julianne Malveaux In a world that is dominated by men, especially white men, feminism is, for me, an empowering concept. It is a movement, Dr. Julianne Malveaux which in the United States according to Wiki, is aimed at “defining, establishing and defending equal social, economic and political rights for women”. It is certainly possible to argue that women have come a long way, but while we out-enroll men in college attendance, we don’t out earn them, no matter our level of education. We don’t out-represent them in elected office, or even in the higher echelons of employment, such as the Fortune 500 corporations. Women are doing better than we ever did and we still have a long way to go. The feminist movement shows up differently in the African American community. Our nation’s antipathy toward black men suggests that men of African descent are not the same PAGE 5

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oppressors that white men are, bearing the burden of oppression themselves. At the same time, who rapes and beats and black women. Dare I say that the oppressors of African American women are likely to be African American men? Do I dare say that sisters need to step up and raise their voices without risking the inevitable backlash that comes from black men? When African American women embrace the title “feminist” we are somehow attacking black Byseen Marc as Morial men. Actually, we are simply standing up for ourselves and for Marc Morial is the CEO of our thecommunities. National Urban League

To Be Equal

African American people can’t fight the war against racism if half of the army is disabled. We can’t fight for our boys and, yes, our girls unless more of us speak up, stand up, and surround our babies with tender loving care. We can’t build whole and healthy communities unless the needs of both women and men are addressed. President Obama has addressed “My Brother’s Keeper, but who will be my sister’s keeper. When African American women, and especially our young girls, see attention focused on black men, won’t they wonder,

“what about me”. All of our young people are under attack, but while black men explode into riveting headlines, black women implode eating too much (obesity among us is nearly 50 percent), giving too much, and taking care of self not at all. Who takes care of these women and reminds them that it is ok to stand up for themselves? That’s why through it all, I stand firm on my feminism. I want women to know that they are enough. I tell young women that men are like icing, and women like cake. You can have cake without icing, but not icing without cake. Nobody is kicking our brothers to the curb, and women need the affirmation that they are okay, partner or not, child or not. And that we, women, can lean on our sisters, and ourselves when other support is not there. Of course, we are inextricably intertwined, the women and the men and the children who must support each other and live out our dreams in tandem. These dreams only work in tandem when the dreamers consider themselves equal partners in this game called life. The same patriarchy that allows white men to oppress !

women shows up in a twisted form when black men, with much less power than white men, oppress women. During this women’s history month, I write in the name of Maria Stewart, a sister who, in the early 19th century, spoke about women’s rights and supported the anti-slavery movement. She was the first American woman who spoke to a mixed audience of men and women (according to Wiki and other internet sources) and the first African American woman to speak about women’s rights. She started her professional life as a maid, and ended it in Washington, DC as a teacher and a matron at Freedman’s hospital. In the middle she shook it up, earning both the respect and the ire of her colleagues. If you stand on the shoulders of Maria Stewart, you are undergirded by this amazing feminist who took to the stage before the white Grimke sisters did. What price did she pay? How was she affected? Even as we passionately support black men we must, in the name of Maria Stewart, embrace and support black women. WE lift as we climb. Let’s lift us all! !

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Statement from Senator West on Interstate 345 A Message From The Pastor's Desk

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Local debate over recent weeks has focused on an elevated section of highway located east of downtown Dallas. Repair or renovation is badly needed for the 43 year-old, multi-lane roadway that links I-45 from southern Dallas to I-45 north of downtown, between the Interstate 30 interchange and Woodall Rogers Freeway. It transports up to 200,000 drivers to their respective destinations on a daily basis. A group representing developers have voiced their preference for seeing the section of highway demolished and traďŹƒc returned to surface level alternatives. For the record, I am adamantly opposed to any demolition of I-345 that would not see this vital roadway returned to its original or enhanced condition. While I am a proponent of economic development within the senate district I represent and throughout the state of Texas, I would not see the greater benefit of crucial transportation infrastructure demolished to return to a mode that the needs of Dallas motorists have outgrown. I can however oer suggestions for other areas that are ripe with potential for economic development which are consistent with a current initiative of the City of Dallas. It is called GrowSouth.

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Chase and Thr!ve!! Quit Playin’ By Vincent Hall

Chase Eugene Mason Kennedy is a youngster who is striving for success and has been for the six years I've known him. Although my little buddy is just 10 years old, he has already proven that he has the work ethic, intelligence, and instincts to become a great man. I met Chase in 2008 at the St. Philip School at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in South Dallas. Chase and my daughter were classmates and I have rarely seen a young man with so much promise and potential. What scares me for Chase is what I see all too often in our community. Boys who sprint off the starting line, run the straightway and suddenly face the curves of racism and stereotype. The curve that stunts and eventually sabotages opportunities for young Black males is wicked. Chase is an avid sportsman, he is proficient in football, basketball and lacrosse; his grades and study habits are impeccable, and he is an inspiring cellist. But when all is said and done, Chase has to face the same odds that all other Black males do. That's why I was so proud when last week the president of United States, another Black man; PAGE 7

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Barack Obama brought it home.  Obama sent a shout out to my pastor during Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference in New York. Obama voiced his love for “Thr! ve”, a new program initiated by Reverend Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes and the Friendship West Baptist Church. Thr!ve is an attempt to stem the tide of local Black teen unemployment, especially among males. The program has the lofty goals of trying to employ 100 Black male teens for the summer at a wage of $10.10 per hour, while providing career instruction and counseling. In sharing his reasoning, Haynes gave his personal testimony. Haynes recalled the fact that a government program in his day made a difference. President Nixon’s CETA Program (The Comprehensive Training and Employment Act) gave summer jobs to thousands of minority teens, including me. Dr. Haynes and I were privileged to buy clothes and treats for our siblings and lessen the burdens on our mothers.

That may not sound like much, but it was a rites of passage and an incredible head start into the area of work and responsibility. Not to mention the fact that once you get some legal (key word) money in your own pocket, you never want to go broke again. A publication known as the “Socialist Alternative” agrees thoroughly with statistics released by the Chicago Urban League. “A report released recently by the Chicago Urban League has shed a new and blinding light on the failures of capitalism to provide for working people, particularly those of color. The report revealed that the unemployment rate of black male teenagers in the city of Chicago is at an astounding 92%. This means that only about one in thirteen black males aged sixteen to nineteen hold some form of !

legal employment, even if it’s employment with few hours and low pay.” I’m neither Socialist nor sexist and this is certainly not Chicago, but the numbers of unemployed Black male teens are two to three times higher than their White counterparts in cities, suburbs and rural areas of this nation. We cannot wait for the logjam in Congress to clear. This new movement has to be local and organic. Master Chase Eugene Mason Kennedy says; “After completing college, my goals are to become a doctor and have a career in the athletic field.” But his dreams, like all of our children are in our hands. Chase is striving and he’s thriving, but he will need that first job. Let’s get ahead of his curve!! . !

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Dallas ISD community invited to Budget Town Hall meetings             Dallas ISD has scheduled Budget Town Hall meetings in May to present information to parents and the community concerning the district’s 2014-2015 budget and to respond to questions they may have.   Five meetings will be held May 1-12, at schools throughout the district. The sites and dates are:   Thursday, May 1 Thomas Jefferson High School 4001 Walnut Hill Lane 6 -7 p.m.   Monday, May 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt High School 525 Bonnie View Road 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 Skyline High School 7777 Forney Road 6-7 p.m.   Wednesday, May 7 Bryan Adams High School 2101 Millmar Drive 6-7 p.m.   Monday, May 12 Moises E. Molina High School 2355 Duncanville Road 6-7 p.m. PAGE 9

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TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest Cyrus Stowe of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, was one of two to claim the grand prize in the fifth annual TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest. Stowe’s film, The Message, focuses on a young man who breaks into song after his date asks why she should turn off lights, TVs and electronics before heading out. Stowe will share scholarship funding of $7,500 with his school, and will receive video editing software.  

Destination Imagination teams to Global Finals Four Dallas ISD Destination Imagination teams are headed to globals. The Rosemont Bright Bison’s from Rosemont Elementary school, the Hashtag Happening’s from Rosemont Middle School, the Toxic 6 from Bryan Adams High School and the Ditzy Deities from the School for Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center have advanced to the global finals. The competitions will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, May 21- 24.    

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Dallas ISD Outstanding Volunteer and Partnership Awards for 2013-2014 Dallas ISD will honor those who donate their time, talent and resources to support students and staff for the 45th Outstanding Volunteer and Partnership Awards at the April board meeting. Winners are:   Outstanding Small Business Partner Winner: Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, Sorrells School of Education and Social Services   Outstanding Large Business Partner: Southwest Airlines, Maple Lawn Elementary   Outstanding Small Organization Partner: Herbert Marcus PTA, Herbert Marcus Elementary   Outstanding Large Organization Partner: Lakewood Elementary PTA, Lakewood Elementary   Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Elementary Volunteer: Mr. David Walker, George W. Truett Elementary   Superintendent’s Award - Outstanding Secondary Volunteer: Ms. Terry Leal, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy

Film & Stage Star Obba Babatundé to host Angel City Links'33rd Anniversary of "Affair of Honor" Beverly Hills, CA - The Angel City Chapter of Links, Inc. is celebrating its 33rd anniversary of "The Affair of Honor" with ceremonies to be held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on Saturday, April 26. Film and stage star, Obba Babatundé ("Dreamgirls," "Chicago," "Philadelphia") will host the event. Susan Cole Hill, president of the Angel City Chapter, said, "Our Achiever Program is a five-month endeavor that works to ensure our community is stronger each year by supporting our young African American male students who are graduating from high school. We give them the tools to achieve in college so they can become credible, impactful citizens of the world.We work through The Achiever Program, a Legacy award-winning program under the Services to Youth Links facet, and in partnership with motivational coach, Tony Magee and confreres who are successful men in our community and sponsors and donors.In partnership with Achievement Trust, the Angel City Links have surpassed the !

projects and have other outstanding personal and academic skills.  This year's class is future doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, and many will work in the film industry, health and computer sciences.   The Affair of Honor is being held at the Saban Theatre for the first time this year, as its multi-million dollar renovations link its historic past with modern future.  The program will be videotaped by Innov8-Creative Group for airing later this year.   "This is exactly the kind of program that nourishes our young men and provides them with wisdom and opportunity. I am very honored to be participating," offers Obba Babatundé.   In addition to serving as host and choreographer, Babatundé is producing and directing the ceremonies with his production partner, award-winning writer/ producer/ director Ruth Adkins Robinson.

$2.5 million mark in awards and scholarships with offerings to more than 1100 young men over the years. The culmination of the Achiever Program is the "Affair of Honor."       To qualify as a candidate for the prestigious Links Achievers course, the young men must carry a 2.5 GPA, be active in school and community !

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NAACP Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action (Washington, DC) – The NAACP released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. In a recent 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 -- a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on raceconscious college admissions policies in Michigan – is indeed constitutional. The ruling specifically prohibits students from lobbying universities to consider race as one of many factors in admissions. From Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO: “The Supreme Court’s decision embraces discrimination and rejects diversity. It’s in our nation’s best interest to ensure talented students from all backgrounds get a close look and a fair shot at overcoming obstacles to educational opportunity. The NAACP is committed to fighting Michigan’s constitutional amendment at the ballot box and helping other states advance diversity in higher education.” From Hilary Shelton, the Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and the Sr. VP of Policy & Advocacy: “The NAACP is outraged with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on the use of equal opportunity programs such as affirmative action as race conscious solutions must be available for racially discriminatory problems. As we approach the 60th anniversary of Brown v. the Board of Education, we are reminded that there remain challenges to securing educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity. The Supreme Court has impeded our country’s efforts to address the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in higher education and puts the access of future generations to high quality and well-rounded education in serious jeopardy.”

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Commissioner John Wiley Price celebrates 64th birthday

It was standing room only for Dallas County Commissioner Price’s annual birthday celebration on April 24, 2014

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Giddings helped provide over 65 high school seniors with a Cinderella Moment Dallas -- Representative Helen Giddings (D-Dallas), spent this spring organizing a "Prom Dress Donation Drive" for local area high school senior girls throughout House District 109.

today, over 65 senior girls, from seven different area high schools have received a prom dress.

Representative Giddings thanked the following organizations, Giddings explained, "I retailers, and House believe that prom can be District 109 and should be one of the Constituents, for all of most fun-filled and their donations and memorable nights of a assistance throughout young woman's life. It is a the project: UNTtime where young people Dallas, Dress My Way, dress in the best, and they Kaitlin + Co., DeSoto can truly feel confident Dry Cleaners, Kofi exiting high school and Shoppe Salon, Dallas entering the adult world. Black Dance Theatre, Every girl deserves to be a Employees of AT&T, Cinderella on her prom and Mary Kay, Inc., night, regardless of Uptown Consignment, economic background." Glamour RX, Mocca Cosmetics, Chef Carlos Giddings reached out of A Different Plate to all public and charter Café & Catering, high schools throughout Representative Helen Giddings with Miss Texas 2013 - Miss Ivana Hall Kohl's, the Texas House District 109, to Retailers Association, gauge the need of senior Fashion Industry Design (FIG), Dr. Sheron girls who might need some assistance obtaining a Patterson, Dr. Thalia Matherson, Ms. Cheryl prom dress for this spring's prom. The response Jackson, and Mr. Michael Moore. from the schools and the community has been very reassuring. Giddings organized a "Shopping Day" at UNTDallas on Saturday, April 12, 2014, where the girls who sent in their RSVP were able to shop for a dress, try on a large variety of designs and sizes, and almost all girls found a dress they loved. As of

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Ms. Tasha from Glamour RX with Miss Texas 2013 - Miss Ivana Hall

Please contact Elaina Fowler at 972-224-6795 or Elaina.fowler@house.state.tx.us, or Morgan Constantino at 512-463-0953 or morgan.constantino@house.state.tx.us, should you have any questions. Miss Texas 2013- Miss Ivana Hall with Ms. Kofi Harris of the Kofi Shoppe Salon

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Fire Fighters’ Tips for Surviving a Tornado Garland, Texas – The safest place to be in the event of a tornado is an underground shelter – such as a basement – advises Garland fire fighters. If you don’t have a basement, pick a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level. With the approach of tornado season, fire fighters want to remind you to DUCK when a tornado warning is issued or if threatening weather is forecast. DUCK stands for: D - Down to the lowest level U - Under something sturdy C - Cover your head K - Keep in shelter until the storm has passed “It’s also important to know your community’s tornado alert system,” says David Riggs, a fire fighter with IAFF Local 1293. “This is critical since tornados often occur suddenly with little or no warning.” Fire fighters recommend subscribing to alert services that will send text messages or emails alerting you to local emergencies or bad weather. In addition, know how to recognize an approaching tornado by watching for these signs: A dark or green-colored sky A large, dark, low-lying cloud Large hail A loud roar that sounds like a freight train You can also go to the Weather Underground interactive tornado map: http:// www.wunderground.com/ tornado/

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Garland Fire Fighters Association Local 1293 also stresses the importance of taking the necessary precautions before tornado season begins and developing a plan of action following a tornado. Before the Tornado: Develop and practice a tornado drill Listen to the NOAA Weather Radio Follow the tornado safety checklist recommended by American Red Cross, http:// www.redcross.org/images/ MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog /m4340177_Tornado.pdf Page 2/ Fire Fighters’ Tips for Surviving a Tornado Prepare a natural disaster emergency kit, including batteries, flashlights, food, water, copies of personal documents and a first aid kit. Consider purchasing a generator in case of a power outage. After the tornado, if you have been evacuated from your home, return only when officials say it is safe to do so. Following any significant natural disaster, it’s also important to have a licensed professional check the gas system and electrical wiring of your home for damage. For more resources on what to do in the event of a tornado, visit the IAFF web site at www.iaff.org/disaster. If you are in immediate danger and need emergency help, call 9-1-1.

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Veteran Public Relations, Marketing Executive Ken Carter named Associate Publisher of 2014 Who’s Who In Black Dallas® Columbus, Ohio – Who’s Who Publishing Company has announced that veteran public relations and marketing executive Ken Carter will assume the role of associate publisher for the second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas which is scheduled for release in September. The publication highlights the achievements of African Americans across a variety of industries and documents and celebrates today’s history makers. Carter, president and chief executive officer of Focus Communications, a 34 year-old, minority-owned public relations, public affairs, marketing and crisis communications firm, worked closely with the Columbus, Ohio-based Who’s Who Publishing Company on its inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas in 2012. As the second edition’s associate publisher, he will be responsible for all aspects of operations in Dallas including advertising and sponsorship sales, promotion, and editorial content. “Ken brings a wealth of skills and marketplace knowledge that we are very excited about,” said Carter D. Womack, chief operating officer, Who’s Who Publishing. “More so, he knows the city exceedingly well and he and his team know our product. This is a natural fit.” “There are so many African Americans who have made, and are making, tremendous contributions to the growth and fabric of Dallas, said Carter. “I look forward to bringing their accomplishments to the forefront and celebrating their achievements.” The upcoming edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas will feature special sections highlighting the city’s most influential professionals, its living legends, governmental leaders, lawyers, doctors, media professionals, business professionals and more. The publication will also highlight the city’s emerging leaders (ages 25-40) and its future leaders (college and pre-college students). An official launch reception where Carter will announce the foreword and introduction writer for the second edition is in the works. Carter’s background as a recognized leader in the communications industry expands over 30 years. As the former Director of Public Relations for the American Heart Association, Ken spent four years serving the Dallas community before helping to form Focus Communications in 1980. At American Heart, he was the recipient of AHA's Target Impact Award for Outstanding Staff Achievement in the State of Texas in 1980. Some of his various affiliations and accomplishments include: ·Past member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) ·Board Member of the DFW Regional Sports Commission and the Ethnic Steering Committee of the PAGE 13

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American Advertising Research Bureau · Past Member of PRSA's National MultiCultural Affairs Committee ·At the time of his affiliation, he was the first African-American member of the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), North Texas Chapter, serving two terms, including one as Secretary ·Past member of its Ken Carter Professional Development Committees ·Served as the only African-American member of the Public Information Task Force of the City of Dallas and also on its Steering Committee · Past member of the Texas Public Relations Association, International Association of Business Communicators and Dallas Advertising League ·Served as the first minority vendor ever to be chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Annual Conference · Past member of the Dallas Citizens Council, and past Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Urban League, and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau ·Former member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Regional Minority Purchasing Council, the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Black Nurses Association, the Thelma Boston Foundation and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Ken’s honors include: · A 2002 recipient of the Macy’s Heart and Soul Award (a salute to breast cancer awareness and education and community initiatives) · 2002 recipient of the Dallas/Forth Worth Association of Black Communicators Trailblazer Award · Who's Who in the South and Southwest,

of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Who's Who in America · Who's Who Among African Americans; Who's Who in Black Dallas; Who's Who Worldwide · Who's Who in Advertising · Man of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Dallas Metropolitan Chapter in 1986 · A recipient of the Quest for Success Award given for entrepreneurs by the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce in 1987

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Roland Martin to deliver commencement speeches at Langston and Lane Langston University and Lane College have announced HBCU alum Roland S. Martin, Host of TV One's News One Now, as their commencement speaker for both institutions' graduating class of 2014. The students of Lane College, located in Jackson, Tennessee will celebrate their success with Martin on Sunday, April 27 followed by Langston University, located right outside of Oklahoma City on Friday, May 16. Roland S. Martin is a nationally syndicated, awardwinning journalist and columnist who currently serves as chief political editor and host of TV One's revolutionary daily program "News One Now," an innovative multi-platform news source that allows viewers and listeners to experience Martin's show on

radio, TV and through NewsOne.com, a website from Radio One's web division, Interactive One.

announced as Top 12 to Watch on TV News by TV Week that same year, Martin was nominated for a 2012 Martin is a columnist with NAACP Image Award as Creators Syndicate, and senior host of Washington Watch with Roland Martin analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily (Outstanding News/ Information - series or segment is heard on more special). than 100 stations and 8 million people daily. He He was a member of the recently guest stared on TV CNN team which earned Land's "The Soul Man" and the esteemed Peabody has appeared as a contributor Award (2009) for his 2008 on "The Situation Room," Presidential Election "Anderson Cooper's AC360," coverage. and many others. In consecutive years, Martin is the author of three books, including his latest, "The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin." Honored with the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) Journalist of the Year Award and

2008, 2009, and 2010 Ebony Magazine named Martin as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans and was also named one of the Top 50 Political Pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom. On the set of TV One's "News One Now," Roland Martin. (Photo credit: News One Now/ courtesy of The FrontPage Firm)

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for ARISE! International, Inc. In DeSoto, TX ARISE! International, Inc (Adults in Recovery and Informed Against Sexual Exploitation) was founded by Gwendolyn Jones during her journey of recovery which began in 1994 from the effects of sexual violence as an adolescent, by her step-father. ARISE! International, Inc. is a faith based organization which operates on Christian principles and utilizes Scripture and prayer for guidance and direction. Prayer partners strategically pray for the organization as a whole, its’ CEO and clients participating in the Shelter from the Storm© support groups. In 2007, the organization filed with the State of Texas as a nonprofit charitable organization and later received its’ 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service. PAGE 16

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Services: Christ-centered support groups (facilitated semi-annually in the Spring and Fall semesters) Resources for professional counseling, crisis hot line referrals, legal and social services as well as faith based ministries to assist survivor's in rebuilding and establishing their lives to a state of balance. Relationships (build community) offer various social opportunities to connect survivor's with emotionally supportive individuals who foster an environment of trust and safety to aid in coming out of silence, isolation and withdrawal. Community Education on awareness, prevention and recovery are presented throughout the year to inform the public regarding the pervasiveness of sexual violence. !

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Do you have talent? The Big Big Show wants you! The Big Big Show is looking for Dallas most talented dancers, singers, actors, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists and comedians to be part of their new talent competition television show! Dallas auditions will take place on Friday, April 25th from 5 to 7 AM at American Airlines Center (3030 Olive Street) as part of WFAA Channel 8's Party on the Plaza. Interested potential participants are urged to come out this Friday morning to audition for the chance to perform on the television show where America's most talented are awarded with cash and prizes instantly! Individuals who reserve a time slot will be seen first. To schedule YOUR audition send your name, age, talent and telephone number to bigbigshowdallasauditions@yahoo.com. Host Tommy Habeeb (co-creator and original host of Cheaters) will be at the Dallas auditions!!

The Big Big Show features celebrity judges Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado) and funnymen Tom Green and Andrew "Dice" Clay (Blue Jasmine, Entourage), host Tommy Habeeb (Cheaters) and music director Grammy and Dove award nominated musician Shake Anderson. Contestants participate by showcasing various talents which can include anything from singing and dancing, to celebrity impersonations and comedy acts.

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Aio launches ‘Group Save’ Plan on Multiple Lines Customers can save up to $90 in monthly discounts with new offer Alpharetta, GA, –Aio Wireless has announced a new Group Save discount program for customers who want to combine multiple lines onto one account or add new lines to an existing one.  The plan offers discounted monthly charges beginning with the second eligible line added. “We created Aio to provide affordable options for valueconscious customers.  Our new Group Save multi-line discount program is one more way we’re giving customers options to save,” said Andy Smoak, Aio’s AVP, Product Development. “Whether it’s combining several wireless lines of family members, business colleagues or friends, Group Save is

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You Call That News?! By Ron Busby

A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) business report detailed the inability of Black-owned businesses to be approved for SBA-backed loans made through America's most prolific small business lenders. And while it was satisfying - in a weird kind of way - to have confirmed what Black business owners have known for years, it was however something of a gut punch to learn just how bad the situation has become. As you might imagine, there are several reasons this latest report is so disturbing: the economy overall is "rebounding" at least according to the WSJ report of March 14; as a function of the rebound, SBA lending spiked to $30.29 BILLION in the most recent fiscal year; that Black-owned businesses were approved for 2.3% (1,242!) of the 54,000 SBA-backed loans last year pales in significance only to the further horror that those loans represented a p-a-l-t-r-y ONE POINT SEVEN PERCENT of the dollar value of those loans - $325 million. So get this straight: While the economy is (relatively) booming and the number of Black-owned businesses is skyrocketing (now about 7% of the total number of US businesses), federally backed loans to support the growth and development of these businesses is not just shrinking, it's practically disappearing. Shameful is one way to put it... ...a challenge worthy of a solution is the way we see it! Since the market crisis that saw the average credit score of Black borrowers plummet, and the average size of business loans surpass a million dollars, we also saw: Congress enact the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), USBC forge a relationship with the National Bankers Association that resulted in $5 million being deposited into Black-owned financial institutions, and - most recently - Maria Contreras-Sweet confirmed as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. PAGE 19

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(L to R: Ron Busby, President/CEO, USBC; Marion Burns, Chairman, Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC), Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, Larry Holman, President, BCBCC) 

We believe that Administrator expecting a different outcome is Contreras-Sweet - who founded insanity! ProAmerica Bank in Los Angeles Among our recommendations "gets it." Our conversations with to her is enforcement of Section her lead us to believe that the 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act. This shrinking numbers of loans to piece of the Wall Street Reform African American businesses Act - authored by California troubles her, too, and that she will Congresswoman Maxine Waters immediately go to work to make contains little used (and more improvements. During her recent rarely enforced) provisions confirmation governing the speech, activities of Administrator financial Contreras-Sweet institutions declared that one AND the of her top federal agencies priorities would that oversee be to ensure that their operations. sufficient If enforced, funding would be Section 342 granted to the would fit the hardworking (L to R: Sach Takayasu, President, Asian/Pacific description Islander American Chamber of Commerce & "Community minority Entrepreneurship (ACE), SBA Administrator Maria Reinvestment businesses that need it the most. Contreras-Sweet, Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Act On Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Javier Palomarez, We support President, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Steroids." In a utilizing nutshell, if a (USHCC)) innovative, nonbank's hiring traditional avenues of lending practices, procurement policies money to minority firms to and lending performance don't guarantee success. Continuing the demonstrate their commitment to same-old strategies of asking banks a level playing field, (at least on to lend to Black firms and paper) that bank can't -- or !

shouldn't be allowed to -- borrow money from the Federal Reserve. If a bank can't borrow money cheaply, it can't lend money at a profit. If a bank doesn't make a profit it's either declared insolvent and goes out of business, or it's bought by another, bigger bank. Unfortunately, it seems some banks would rather face the prospect of insolvency or takeover than lend money to a Black-owned business! One bright spot that we are working furiously to replicate is the success of the USBC member chamber in Beaufort, SC. Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) President, Larry Holman, and his team underwent the rigorous training to become a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and have actually begun to make loans to business owners. We believe there is a near term opportunity to capitalize on the South Carolina CDFI success story and improve access to capital for Black owned businesses. Who knows? Maybe the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. will solve the riddle of access to capital for Black businesses! Now that would be real news! !

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The Building Green Initiative celebrates Earth Day naming 10 Greenest HBCUs  Administrators from the number one school on the Building Green Initiative's list of top ten greenest HBCUs, UMES, stand in front of a picture of the school's 17-acre solar farm. UMES administrators pictured (L-R): Dr. Ronnie Holden, vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Maurice Ngwaba, assistant to the vice president of administrative affairs; Dr. Juliette Bell, president; Dr. G. Dale Wesson, vice president of research and economic development. Atlanta, GA -A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums. The survey ranked the nation's most eco-friendly HBCUs and found the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were the top green campuses among public institutions, while Spelman College and Howard University topped the list for private schools, BGI director, Felicia Davis announced. "Black colleges are going green," said Davis. "This survey provides a clear picture of the wide-ranging activities underway at HBCUs to generate renewable energy, build to LEED Gold Certification standards and engage students in green initiatives, ecological curriculum and sustainable lifestyles." Rankings were determined by analyzing responses from 43 participating HBCUs in the areas of administration, energy efficiency, green building, recycling, renewable energy generation, food, transportation, purchasing, and student involvement. "We determined that students are getting more involved in the environmental movement on HBCU campuses," said Andrea Harris, president of North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development (NCIMED), the company commissioned to analyze the survey. "HBCUs are also using innovative, green technologies to address health, economic, and educational challenges in underserved communities." Mural lining the walls in the entrance of the newly renovated LEED Gold certified Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall Building at Spelman College in Atlanta is a work of art that depicts change agents who have been part of the institution's legacy of social activism since its founding in 1881. PAGE 20

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According to the survey results, all of the top institutions have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, created sustainability committees, and are taking steps to reduce campus emissions. Innovative renewable energy solutions landed UMES as the top ranking school among all HBCUs. "The 17-acre solar farm we opened three years ago is now paying environmental and economic dividends. Our future plans will reduce our carbon foot print and also fully engage faculty and students in production-scale renewable energy generation research projects" said G. Dale Wesson, UMES vice president for research and economic development. The participating schools were separated into two ranking categories: public and private institutions. Of the colleges surveyed, the top ten green HBCUs for 2014 are:

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Turn in unwanted or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal on April 26 in Dallas

[DALLAS, Texas] – On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For information, visit drugfreedallas.org.  Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  Public When those results are combined with what was collected in 1. University of Maryland Eastern its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have Shore (Princess Anne, MD) taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.  2. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL) This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health 3. Elizabeth City State University issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly (Elizabeth City, NC) susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. 4. North Carolina Agricultural & Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are Technical University (Greensboro, NC) obtained from family and friends, including from the home 5. (Three-Way Tie) Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), Bowie State medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that University (Bowie, MD) & Mississippi their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS) them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

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April 26 51st V. Alyce Foster Trailblazer Awards Luncheon Hilton Anatole Hotel , 2201 N. Stemmons Frwy, Dallas,  TX 75207. ARISE! is the recipient  of the 2014 Ombudswoman Award for outstanding service to the community. Click here to view website of the South Dallas Business & Professional Women's Club, Inc.

             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 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/michael-martin-murpheyfundraiser-concert-tickets/

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 ISD to host Job Fair for Teachers  What:                  Dallas ISD Job Fair for certified teachers.                                  This event is open to the media. Interviews with Carmen Darville, Chief of Human Capital Management, will be available from 9:30 - 10: 30 a.m. When:                 8 a.m. - Noon,                           Where:               Jesse Owens Complex                                  9191 S. Polk St.  Dallas, TX 75232   Dallas ISD HCM department is hiring 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 registration confirmation to the event. They must also bring a teaching certificate or the like to prove their teaching eligibility. 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.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. Ties and Tux, featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner, Malik Yoba, Loretta Devine and a host of others! Poleticians Richardson Location

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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosts   her 22nd Annual Academy Day at Duncanville High School, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.  It will start at 9am. For additional information call 214-922-8885 The Tarrant County Democratic Party invites you to attend a free film screening of Standardized Lies - Money and Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education, a fulllength documentary that exposes how the standardized testing industry is undermining public education. This informative event is free and open to the public and will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the CWA Union Hall at 421 S. Adams, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. After the film, there will be a panel discussion.

HBCU Day Mixer at Azure Restaurant in Addison from 1pm to 6pm.  It will be free from 1pm - 3pm to everyone with HBCU School Paraphernalia 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 

INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING INFORMATION APRIL 25, 2014 10am-3pm Summit Youth Bullying Event May 1 West Dallas Community Church 2215 Canada Drive, Dallas, Texas The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS Notes: Small Business Vendor Booths $50, FREE Non-profit Research announced the Best Cellars Dinner Dallas to take Vendor Booths, Informational Vendor Booths $25, place at Hotel ZaZa located at 2332 Leonard Street in Dallas. 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

"Lunch and Walk With The Reps" for Stefani Carter Where: Comerica Bank Building  811 S. Central Expressway, Suite 510 (Spring Valley & US-75)  Richardson, TX 75080 When: 1:00 pm, NSBE College Prep Day at Greater Commission Baptist Church in Fort Worth

April 29 Blue Tuesday from 6-9pm at the Hilton Lincoln Center. This event is sponsored by the Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. to support the March of Dimes and March for Babies fundraiser.

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

PlayPride LGBT Festival  a competition of one-act plays 6:00 p.m. in The Art Gallery  @ The Bishop Arts Theatre

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 

School Lunch Hero Day             In honor of School Nutrition Employee Week, May 5-9, the School Nutrition Association has named Friday, May 2 as School Lunch Hero Day. On this day, many Dallas ISD cafeteria teams will be dressed in their superhero costumes and will be sharing stories about school lunch heroes.                 Kennedy Learning Center College/Career Day             John F. Kennedy Learning Center will host its ninth annual College/Career Day beginning at 7:45 a.m., at the school campus, 1802 Moser Ave. There will be representatives from more than 15 colleges and universities, a wide array of government agencies as well as business and community leaders including the Dallas SWAT Team, Dallas Fire Department, Engine 8, DART, Parkland Hospital, representatives from the Hilton-Anatole Hotel, Celebration Station, Peter Piper Pizza, and more.

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Families are invited to PREP University Parent Summit Event            Billy Earl Dade Middle School, located at 2727 Grand Ave., will host the PREP University Parent Summit: Parents on the Move,  presented by the Office of Family and Community Engagement and the Coalition for an Accountable System of Education, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 3.  !

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            All Dallas ISD families are invited to attend and enjoy free educational workshops, student entertainment, bounce houses, face painting and free food as well as visit with community agencies, win door prizes, and more. Families who attend the event will have a chance to win an iPad.   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.

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.

Cinco de Mayo celebration at Kimball High School

            Justin F. Kimball High School will hold its seventh annual Cinco de Mayo celebration for the students, staff and community Friday, May 9, at the school campus, 3606 S. Westmoreland. There will be a lunch from 11 a.m. to noon, and an assembly from 3 to 4 p.m.                 

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.

            K- 6 National Chess Tournament             Several Dallas ISD schools will participate in the US Chess Federation annual K-6 National Elementary Chess Tournament Friday, May 9 - 11 at the Anatole Hotel. Schools representing Dallas ISD include Fred F. Florence Middle School, George Bannerman Dealey Montessori, Victor H. Hexter Elementary, Cesar Chavez Learning Center and Stephen Foster Elementary.

May 10 SMU Perkins  School of Theology Black Seminarian Assoc. will be hosting a scholarship fundraiser dinner 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. SMU Umphrey Lee Center, Mack Ballroom Guest speaker: Pastor Michael Waters Joy Tabernacle AME, Dallas, TX Semi-Formal Black or White Att

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 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.

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Rip the Hallway Fashion Show at Wilmer-Hutchins High School             Wilmer-Hutchins High School will host its 3rd annual Rip the Hallway Fashion Show for students, parents and the community on Friday, May 16, 8 p.m. at 5520 Langdon Rd. The fashion show will feature various professional models and local artists and will include sponsors such as Krave Magazine, Logic Maker, Professional Men, Red Monkey Music and more. The event is to encourage students to dress professionally. 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. 3rd Annual TX YP Weekend Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 PM until Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:00 PM, hosted by the Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals (ULGDYP).  The weekend is sponsored by all three Texas Urban League Young Professional chapters, including the Austin Area and Houston Area chapters. Hotel Accommodations at Magnolia Hotel Dallas 1401 Commerce Street Dallas, TX 75201

Harvest Christian Center UPCOMING VISION EVENTS: At a vision event, you and your family will find out how you can get involved, you’ll meet Bishop, get a free copy of one of his books, enjoy a free meal, and much more! This is YOUR opportunity to be part of a growing & thriving movement that’s changing lives. All Churches Aren’t the Same … attend a Vision event to see why!! Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 7:00PM Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 11:00AM Seating is limited, so REGISTER NOW! www.harvestcc.me/dfw-campus

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Alpha Chapter’s Annual Pancake Breakfast David W. Carter High School  May 18 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  

May 20 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 21 ANNUAL JOHNSON JORDAN DINNER (Formerly known as the Jefferson Jackson Dinner)   Honoring the Judiciary and Elected Officials of Dallas County KEYNOTE SPEAKER - MARK J. GERAGOS Celebrity Attorney and Host of CNN’s “Making the Case”   Keynote Speaker Mark J. Geragos of Geragos & Geragos PC is a well  known celebrity attorney who has represented clients such as Michael Jackson and Winona Ryder.  He hosts the legal program “Making the Case” for CNN  and has frequently appeared as a  legal commentator for the Today Show, Good Morning  America, 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper 360 and Larry King Live.

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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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