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Tavis Smiley launches Four-Year Long Anti-Poverty by AFRO Staff

Media personality and activist Tavis Smiley has been an outspoken and persistent advocate of ending poverty in America, culminating in the radio host and his foundation recently initiating “ENDING POVERTY: America’s Silent Spaces,” a $3 million, four-year nationwide initiative to examine the causes of, and identify solutions for, poverty in the United States. The initiative seeks momentum from two book-end historical commemorations, the 50th anniversaries of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” in 2014 and of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Poor People's Campaign,” in 2018, to refocus the nation’s attention on the millions who struggle to survive below the poverty line. “The fight to end poverty is not a new one,” Smiley said in a statement. “Our actions must be viewed as part of an ongoing historical effort to exorcise this persistent cancer. “When Dr. King spearheaded the Poor People’s Campaign, he talked about issues that could have been pulled from today's headlines. Full employment, fair wages, housing and basic human needs will always be relevant and they must be available to all.” Smiley added, “Like President Franklin D. Roosevelt before him, King called for an economic bill of rights to address economic inequality, even proposing a $30-billion dollar anti-poverty package to create a more equitable environment. We must

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create our own specific the “Poor People’s agenda to dismantle Campaign.” poverty, and we must work The “ENDING together to achieve it.” POVERTY” initiative “ENDING comes in the wake POVERTY” will take a of Census Bureau grassroots approach, reports reports showing engaging and mobilizing negative trends on poverty individuals, communities, and incomes. and organizations to come Approximately 46.5 up with innovative million people lived below solutions to eradicate the poverty line in 2012, Tavis Smiley poverty, even as it seeks to representing 15 percent of increase media coverage the population—a 2.5 of the issue. percent increase from 2007, the First up will be a Twitter chat in Bureau reported. the coming weeks about the factors And, as usual, Blacks and Hispanics that influence poverty. Moderated by suffered disproportionately from Smiley, the chat will include a panel falling incomes and increasing poverty, comprising some of the country’s top even as the richest Americans claimed minds in the areas of poverty, an outsized portion of national education and philanthropy, including income. Robert K. Ross, president of The Last year, the top 1 percent earned California Endowment; Randi nearly 20 percent of all household Weingarten, president of the American income, while the top 10 percent Federation of Teachers; U.S. Rep. earned more than 48 percent of all Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) chairwoman of household income, according to the Congressional Black Caucus; and Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. As the initiative goes into full swing, the Foundation will host town hall meetings in 25 cities across the country over the four years. Footage from each town hall meeting will be captured for a feature-length documentary about endemic poverty in America to be released in 2018, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of

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Bureau data. “It was President Lyndon B. Johnson who emphasized in his 1964 State of the Union Address that, ‘the war against poverty will not be won here in Washington; it must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House,’” Smiley said in the statement. “It was also during that speech that President Johnson famously announced, ‘This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.’ 50 years later it’s clear that the war has not been won and unfortunately the battle is being lost.” For additional information about “ENDING POVERTY: America’s Silent Spaces,” visit www.tavistalks.com/ endingpoverty.

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KwanzaaFest prevails! Cheryl Smith

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For decades I have watched cultural event come and go in Dallas, TX. For some reason, events like the Black Family Reunion, Black Expo and Sister to Sister have tried to build a base in the Big D, but for some reason the organizers did not get the traction or support they wanted so they moved on. Time and time again, I have heard people say that Dallas is a strange beast where it is hard to galvanize the masses. Well, I remember the masses, to the tune of over 10,000 in the inaugural year of KwanzaaFest and steadily growing to well over 50,000 in recent years. Now the 10,000 number was one that the media reported, based on their calculations of the thousands who made their way to Lincoln High School for the cultural festival, celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Everyone was surprised at the overwhelming response from the vendors, business community and citizens. Over the years, KwanzaaFest was a great place to see old friends, pick up unique items, support Black businesses and receive hundreds of dollars in health screenings. I also liked the idea of visiting with the entrepreneurs who present their wares for sale. Last week, there were reports that after 22 years, KwanzaaFest would not be occurring this year. I know that I was not the only person disappointed. Actually I was more than disappointed! While there are cities across America that have cultural festivals every month, I didn’t want to hear about another program leaving the city because of apathy, fear, or ambivalence. Sure corporate sponsorship is important, but there has to be the support from the community and thankfully that support has not wavered.

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Earlier this week, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, standing with KwanzaaFest committee members and DeDe McGuire, Lady Jade, Kiki and others from K104 and KRNB, had this to say about KwanzaaFest: “KwanzaaFest 2013 wi! be held on December 14th and December 15th, because of this community coalesced behind the principles of Kwanzaa.   We anticipate, HealthFest, our lead component, wi! record close to 30,000 screenings at a value of more than one mi!ion do!ars. On behalf of the founding and standing committees, I want to say, “Thanks”! “We want to begin by expressing our gratefulness for K104 and 105(dot) 7,  Smooth R&B.   Not only have they stepped up their annual commitment and one of our sponsors who has made it possible for KwanzaaFest 2013 to continue, but they have been an integral part of our ability to attract our patrons to the event. Hyman Childs and his team have never lost sight of the need for corporations to reinvest in the community that has made him and so many others successful.  “KwanzaaFest 2013 wi! proceed as previously planned, because this community and especia!y our sponsors are determined to make a substantive difference in the quality of life for the underserved. Despite a! of the financial encumbrances and cha!enges that a! social agencies have experienced over the past few years, news of our intent to cancel brought out the best in Da!as County!   I want to take this opportunity to thank a! of the citizens and organizations who offered to help, regardless of the size of their gi'. 

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“Inasmuch as the event is less than six weeks away, we have committed to redouble our efforts in order to make this another successful year. “

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DeDe and Lady Jade also talked about the many calls they received from listeners expressing dismay over the news. Both ladies, who have been involved with KwanzaaFest over the years, said that the community needs KwanzaaFest and I agree with them. KwanzaaFest is not about individuals. Malcolm X said that in order for our community to grow, we can’t focus on individuals, we must focus on issues. The issues are the focus at KwanzaaFest and we need to be in attendance! Go to www.johnwileyprice.com to register for vendor space and spread the word.

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Appeals Court Blocks Abortion Access for One-Third of Texas Appeals Court Allows Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions – Planned Parenthood pledges to continue to fight for Patients Austin, TX — A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s request to lift the permanent injunction entered by a federal district court Monday, allowing a measure that will make safe and legal abortion virtually impossible for one-third of Texas women in need of access. The requirement that physicians who provide abortions obtain admitting

privileges at a local hospital is expected to cause at least onethird of the state’s licensed health centers that currently provide abortion to stop offering the service immediately.  As a result, abortion will no longer be available in vast stretches of Texas, including areas surrounding Fort Worth, Harlingen, Killeen, McAllen, and Waco.  I n striking down the measure as unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said the admitting privileges requirement has “no rational relationship to improved patient care” and also “places an undue burden on a woman seeking an abortion.”  The only part of Judge Yeakel’s injunction that remains is allowing the use of medication abortion for a woman between 50 and 63 days of pregnancy if she has a

medical need for that procedure.   Statement from Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:  “This fight is far from over. This restriction clearly violates Texas women’s constitutional rights by drastically reducing access to safe and legal abortion statewide.  If Texans showed America one thing during the historic protests against this law this summer, we demonstrated that Texans value women’s health — and that is why we will take every step we can to protect the health of Texas women in the wake of this ruling.” The lawsuit, Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, was jointly filed on September 27 on behalf of more than a dozen Texas health care providers and their patients by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the

Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Texas law firm George Brothers Kincaid & Horton. These dangerous and unconstitutional provisions were part of a package of legislation signed by Governor Rick Perry on July 18 following a series of special legislative sessions, but opposed by 80 percent of Texas voters, according to a poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Medical experts in Texas and across the country, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association, publicly opposed provisions in the law because they provide no medical benefit to women and will actually jeopardize women’s health and safety.    

CHISD SCHOOL BENEFITS FROM DAY OF CARING PEPSICO Volunteers Upgrade Lake Ridge Elementary Playground    Forty volunteers from Pepsico worked on various projects on the grounds of Lake Ridge Elementary School in Cedar Hill, Texas on Friday October 25, 2013.  It was all part of a "Day of Caring".  The volunteers worked on updating the playground and schoolyard.   The volunteers completed the following projects:  · Removed the obsolete garden fence and mowed down the weeds. ·  Fixed up the raised gardens; Replaced missing cinder blocks, weed, paint blocks white, put gravel walkway between gardens. · Refurbished playground mulch; removed weeds. PAGE 5

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State of the Dallas County Democratic Party Darlene Ewing County Chair, Dallas Democratic Party   Dr. Victoria A. Farrar-Myers Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington Judge Clay Jenkins Dallas County Commissionerʼs Court Commissioner John Wiley Price Dallas County Commissionerʼs Court Atty. DeMetris Sampson Volunteer

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Dez for Prez fans and sports gladiators just enjoyed the game. There were some crazy people out there. Some driven by enthusiasm. Some driven by inebriation. But all of them crazy. Funny thing though…everybody was safe there was no reason for real alarm. It was emotion, not commotion. By Vincent Hall Special to I Messenger

I have been watching and following all of the integral statistics of the Dallas Cowboys since I was six years old. My uncle, a butcher for a grocery store, took me and my brother to game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys in 1965. I remember it well because the historic Cotton Bowl was crazy with the fuel of fans. Children were allowed in the game for one dollar, the stadium was full, and I can remember people then were allowed to bring in their own bottles of liquor. I almost got hit by a man waving a bottle of Cutty Sark. One of the advantages of those old days, those old 1960-1972 days, was that stadiums and sporting arenas were not places built to make millions upon millions of dollars. They were the dens where sports

I guess that's why when the TV camera zoomed in on my man Dez Bryant, who looked to be ranting and raving, I was not at all upset of startled by him. I know firsthand that the “Thrill of victory” or the “Agony of defeat “can drive you crazy especially if you want to win. Most winners are crazy. That's why I love this Bryant and that's why I'll vote for him for president.  Now to many of you that assertion probably sounds insane. But it’s just because you have short memories or you racially profile black men all the time anyway. I remember how wild and crazy Thomas Hollywood Henderson seemed to most people. I recall how Tom Landry bridled and finally broke Duane Thomas just because he had that kind of spirited athleticism most people don't understand.  I remember how Dallas so easily

If you want to win Super Bowl rings, you've got to have people like Dez Bryant. The kind of athlete that leaves it all on the field. The kind of athlete that makes everybody else feel like they

Carson recently received notoriety for his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast that were critical of the Obama Administration’s policies.

– Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, will be speaking in Dallas on Friday, November 1st as part of the National Center for Policy Analysis’ Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.

Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33.

Ben Carson went from being a poor student to receiving honors at medical school. As a doctor, he became the Director of Pediatric

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tired of a young man from Florida. His name is Michael Irvin. He wore the number 88, was long and lean in body structure and just an amazing athlete.  It seemed as though he kept getting in trouble. But it always seems like that when they televise all of the minuses and minimize all the pluses.

Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and has received literally hundreds of awards and citations. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an emeritus fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush !

must give their all or become the subject of his ire and passion. Not only am I a fan of Dez on the football field, some days I wish he would sit next to President Barack Obama. Just once I'd like to see Bo on fire, cursing out some Republicans and acting crazy for the sake of the team. Dez Bryant may be crazy. Hell, I may be crazy. But even the Bible says because you were not cold or hot I spit you out of my mouth.  If God didn't want you lukewarm why would I? For my vote it's Dez for Prez. Happy 25th Birthday Dez. I want to come see you live, but the prices went way up since the Cowboys were struggling in South Dallas.

to serve on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President's National Prayer Breakfast. In 2001, Carson was named by CNN and TIME magazine as one of the nation's 20 foremost physicians and scientists. WHO:" Benjamin Carson, MD WHAT: National Center for Policy Analysis’ Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series Luncheon WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2013, 12:00PM – 1:15PM WHERE: Omni Hotel Dallas !

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The 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Industry Mixer On Saturday, November 9th, The Original Cupcakery & The Heads With Hearts Presents: The 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Industry Mixer, benefitting both Vogel Alcove and Kidscapes Foundation. Now in its third year, the event has moved to an exciting new home at the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, located in Downtown Dallas at 211 N Record St #100, Dallas, TX 75201. The Dallas Holocaust Museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and teaching a moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference, for the benefit of all humanity. Because of their mission, this venue serves as a new and outstanding backdrop for a benefit providing much needed donations to two Dallas-based organizations that specifically aid children. Guests will mix and mingle in the event space with professionals and enthusiasts from the beauty and fashion industry, including the artist who established The Heads with Hearts, Dallas photographer Steven D. Hill. Admission for the event is simply a new, unwrapped toy or board game for children between the ages of 1-16; one per guest for entry, though additional items brought by especially generous guests is certainly welcome and would be of great value. The event is sure to include many treats for attendees, including a limited supply of complimentary cupcakes from the event sponsor, The Original Cupcakery. Every toy donated will be given directly to Vogel Alcove, an organization that works diligently to aid children from homeless families in the Dallas area; and Kidscapes Foundation, which uses education, fitness, and art to reach children living with HIV/AIDS and disadvantaged youngsters struggling with obesity. Both organizations are experiencing increased demand for resources, so events and drives including this one are vital to help fulfill a growing need. Over 300 toys and games were provided through the last Holiday Toy Drives and this year its hosts have a goal of doubling that amount. Join The Original Cupcakery & The Heads with Hearts between 6:00PM and 8:00PM on November 9th at the Dallas Holocaust Museum for a memorable evening and venue, all for a wonderful cause and to get a head start on spreading some holiday cheer.  !

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SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING When you begin to examine God’s faithfulness, if you look closely, you’ll find there are too many references in the bible to quote on this subject. I was trying to figure out a way to reference this in writing and found my spirit being moved by a quote I’ve used often. It’s not mine so let me declare that now. “God is not schizophrenic.” Life tends to bring that uniquely human characteristic out of us, but God is consistent in His unwavering faithfulness to us. He actually keeps His promises and believe it or not, in His unpredictability, He is predictable. To put it candidly, He loves us no matter what. That means you. No matter how hard we try to deny this, no matter how unworthy we believe ourselves to be, we cannot deny or change this truth because the truth never changes. Warts, flaws and faults, God loves you. The problem we have with God’s consistency is our own inconsistency. When you come to grips with that and put it alongside God’s steadfastness, our fickleness screams at us with a bizarre kind of laughter. I mean really. Our behavior might and often does become sinfully shaky, but our faith should not. Then in the context of our faith, God’s promise within His covenant with us should indeed flourish. So when you become erratic in your walk, your peace of mind, your order, your return to spiritual balance should come from your belief in God’s faithfulness and His unconditional love for you. People, we’re not dealing with trick questions, sleight of hand or spiritual illusions when it comes to the promise of eternal life and everlasting salvation in the kingdom. With mustard seed faith, PAGE 10

comes the understanding that God is not schizophrenic. Someone once told me that in life, there should be things and people you can count on. The point was being made as we referenced the many things in life that you can’t count on; those things and people who will let you down. Friends will let you down. Family will let you down. You might think your fate is inconclusive, going nowhere and we all know fame is fleeting. Yet and still, God is. Being a Christian does not exempt anyone from the challenges of daily life. They can be severe. Tests and testimony are real. Yet and still, God is. He does however, demand and require the discipline of faith. Unfaithfulness, schizophrenia, relapse, back sliding is what gets all of us into trouble. Faith is what gets us out. Why? Because God is good all the time; always was always will be. He is not lost. He is not moved. As a matter of fact, He is at the same place where you originally found Him. Through all your messes, look there and you will find Him again and again. My bible says faith proves itself by obedience. The more we accept this, the clearer our messes become. It becomes obvious as to how we got into them and how we can get out. When all is said and done, what more do you need? Once you understand where home is and that it will always be there, you are never lost, no matter what or who you encounter. It’s the kind of knowledge that never leaves you wanting. “Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31: 6. May God bless and keep you always.

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Walter “Ted” Shaw has been named Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the Year for health care. Shaw, who has served as Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2012, received the honor Oct. 24. Shaw was honored for his work at Parkland which includes responsibilities beyond finance. He serves as Parkland’s representative as anchor for Region 9 under the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver, which involves all large health care provider systems in Dallas, Denton and Kaufman counties. The program has the potential to bring more than $1 billion in health care funding to North Texas through innovation and transformation projects that involve all hospitals in the area.

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In addition, Shaw oversees the construction of the largest health care project in the nation, the new Parkland Hospital. The $1.3 billion, 2.5 million square-foot project will replace the current facility that has been operating since 1954. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized with this award,” Shaw said. “But it’s a team effort and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a group of very talented individuals.” In his work at Parkland, Shaw has emphasized team-building, targeting performance, quality and growth. Drawing on his extensive prior experience as a health care consultant and leader at four academic medical centers, Shaw has implemented a results-driven approach at Parkland, building stakeholder alliances internally and among county, state and community partners. “This honor for Ted Shaw is a welldeserved acknowledgment of his enormous contributions not only to the financial health and operational stability of the Parkland system, but also to health care for communities throughout North Texas. “We are extremely proud of his accomplishments during his tenure at Parkland and grateful for his sound and solid leadership during challenging times,” said Robert L. Smith, Parkland’s interim CEO. Shaw is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting. !

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Married Three Times Still No Love! Dear Gwen: I recently got married for the third time.  My first two marriages ended in divorce merely because of me.  They were both nice men.  This is the problem:  My mother wanted me to marry a man who could take care of me and give me things like luxury house, luxury car, luxury furniture and money in the bank.  I didn’t fall in love with them so I filed for and got a divorce. Two months after my second divorce I met another man.  He said he loved me and I pretended to be in love with him as well.  You see…People say love takes time to grow.  But up to now (six months later) I still have not fallen in love with my husband.  I hate to keep having to get married, but Gwendolyn I can’t keep staying.  Even my third husband is nice and just a great person.  Do you think I will ever fall in love with my husband? Gladys

Possibly not. You have been brainwashed to believe first of all that love takes time to grow.  Not necessarily.  Two people should have that strong feeling of care for each other before marriage.  Yea, I have heard the stories.  In fact a lady told me when we discussed the subject of love that “you will fall in love eventually.”  Also, my aunt told me that “You don’t have to like a person to marry.”  Gladys, I don’t know which statement is the more stupid of thinking.  When you marry for money, you pay the price.  There is one thing about being married to a man of money.  When the marriage fails, he wants to keep his money.  You see – I look at real life crime stories.  Usually the woman meets with tragedy when money is involved.  Few men are willing to half everything and walk away.  They want to keep it all. Gladys, if you decide to divorce your third husband, don’t ever marry again.  You need to believe in yourself and to know that money only solves money problems.  Let me tell you this: Regardless of one’s status, the problems of life --- are experienced by all. Gwen Gwendolyn Baines is a nationally renown author and lecturer, who in the last few years has added "syndicated advice columnist" to her lengthy credentials list. With her nationally syndicated advice column, she is now exposed to 15 million readers per week. The "Ask Gwendolyn Baines" advice column is distributed by the National Newspaper Publishers' Association (NNPA)-Washington, D.C.

Stamp unveiling honors Charles

Advocates call to extend SNAP Benefits

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) hosted a press conference with Congressional and outside advocates on the upcoming reduction in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits this Friday, November 1st. The life and times of Ray Charles came to life, at On that day, the temporary 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Postal officials, benefit boost provided for in the students, and musical icons unveiled the Ray Charles American Reinvestment and stamp at Dallas Booker T. Washington High School. Recovery Act of 2009 stimulus is This event will take place in the Montgomery scheduled to expire and Auditorium on campus. Roger Boykin, a national jazz households across the country recording star, and others shared their experiences of participating in SNAP will see the musical icon - Ray Charles. The BTW Jazz Combo their monthly benefit sharply 1 set the mood, and performed under the direction of reduced. Bart Marantz – www.bartmarantz.com. This substantial reduction on November 1st will leave many The contributions of Ray Charles cannot be defined or contained by one musical style. His work has Americans unsure of how they spanned, almost the entire breadth of American music will put food on the table, and will aggravate the problem of hunger and brought him 17 GRAMMY Awards; the Kennedy in our nation, making it that Center Honors in 1986; an award for lifetime much harder for millions of achievement in 1987; the National Medal of Honor of Arts in 1993; and, his induction into the Rock and Roll Americans—fathers and mothers, children, veterans and active duty Hall of Fame. military, to provide for their loved Such a tribute to Ray Charles was held in a school, ones. which has graduated seven recording artists, who have At the press conference, Rep. earned 31 GRAMMYS. Booker T. Washington High Conyers delivered the following School has a long, and rich tradition in Dallas, TX, for statement: preparing students to pursue a career in the field of “It is with great urgency that my performing and visual arts. co!eague Representative Barbara Lee PAGE 11

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and I join with fe!ow Democrats and representatives (om Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Share Our Strength, Feeding America, and United Way for Southeastern Michigan to discuss an important concern.  On Friday, November 1st, households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) wi! see their monthly benefit sharply reduced. The temporary benefit boost provided for in the 2009 Recovery Act is scheduled to expire, leaving many Americans unsure of how they wi! put food on the table.  This cut wi! severely a+ravate the problem of both hunger and economic growth in our Nation.  “The SNAP benefit increase provided in the Recovery Act passed in the depths of the Great Recession to provide an increase in benefits through Fiscal Year 2016.  However, the funding increase was quickly reduced while a portion of it was used to cover the cost of education jobs and Medicaid and the reauthorization of Child Nutrition programs. As a result, beginning on November 1, 2013, SNAP funding wi! be reduced by approximately $5 bi!ion for FY 2014.  Additiona!y, a !

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family of four wi! lose up to $36 a month and an average benefit per person, per meal wi! drop to less than $1.40.  Instead of purchasing (esh (uits and vegetables parents wi! have to choose cheaper and less healthy food options that lack nutritional value. In my home state of Michigan, $183 Mi!ion wi! be cut (om SNAP benefits causing 1,775,000 SNAP recipients to be impacted and parents wondering if they’! have enough benefits le' over near the end of the month for Thanksgiving. This is heartless! SNAP is designed to help eliminate hunger but this cut wi! only increase it.    “I am urging my co!eagues to avoid exacerbating hunger in our Nation and to join your co!eagues in supporting H.R. 3353, the ‘Extend Not Cut SNAP Benefits Act.’ This bi! provides for a one year extension of the 13% benefits increase contained in the Recovery Act through the 2014 Fiscal Year. Without an extension of the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to SNAP, our economy wi! be worse off and our children wi! face a hunger that they do not deserve.”

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Marvin Gaye's children respond to lawsuit filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. NEW YORK- The children of the late Marvin Gaye has responded in US District Court to the lawsuit that was filed against them by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr., according to Mark Levinsohn, the NY entertainment attorney who represents Nona and Frankie Gaye in transactional matters. In that initial suit, filed on August 15, 2013, Thicke and his "Blurred Lines" collaborators sued to stop any claims they thought the children of Marvin Gaye may or would have against their intentional

Clifford Harris, Jr. copyright infringement of the Marvin Gaye song "Got to Give it Up." As Zoe Chace for National Public Radio stated on the NPR website on August 19, 2013: "Robin Thicke's Song Sounds Like Marvin Gaye. So He's Suing Gaye's Family." The "Blurred Lines" trio rushed to file their case soon after their song began attracting overwhelming attention from critics and fans about the substantial similarities that surpass the realm of coincidence to "Got to Give it Up."  On August 8, 2013 Rob Hoerburger in the New York Times  wrote "But what I keep coming back to is the song's choice DNA...And that bass line came right from Marvin Gaye's No. 1 hit from the summer of '77, 'Got to Give It Up'." In the August 23, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, Contributor David Ritz wrote, "When I first heard Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' my reaction was the same as millions of other R&B fans: Hey, that's Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."  Thicke and company not only copped Gaye's distinct bass line, but the defining funk of the cowbell accents. I wasn't entirely surprised, since some years earlier Thicke's 'Love After War' was a virtual lift of Marvin's 'After the Dance' ..."  A quick review of the internet reveals these comments are far from alone in this respect. Indeed, the three writers filed their lawsuit against Gaye's children shortly after the numerous "Got to Give it Up" similarities started surfacing and just weeks after all the online chat rooms were abuzz with discussions of the two songs, including fan postings of musical mash-ups that PAGE 13

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and then on the third day I told him I wanted to do something kinda like Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up,' that kind of feel 'cause it's one of my favorite songs of all time. So he started messing with some drums and then he started going 'Hey, hey hey..' and about an hour and a half later we had the whole record finished."   However, by September 2013 Thicke back peddled and did a one-eighty, telling TMZ that even though he's a big fan of Marvin Gaye, the Motown legend is not in his head when he writes songs, including "Blurred Lines."

demonstrated the overlapping comparisons. As music critic Paul Cantor pointed out on Vice Magazine's website in July 2013, "You probably don't feel guilty for liking 'Blurred Lines.' Maybe that's because it was originally a Marvin Gaye song ("Got To Give It Up") and Marvin Gaye is ... awesome." Initially Gaye's children assumed that Thicke and Williams had obtained the proper license from EMI/SONY to use their father's song "Got to Give it Up" when they decided to deliberately recreate the very essence of the song with "Blurred Lines", but they were sadly mistaken. Although representatives for the parties had ongoing discussions about the copying and possibility of a settlement, there was never any monetary offer made by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams or their representatives to the Gaye family for use of the copyright, as erroneously reported by Billboard Magazine in August 2013.  Instead,

Thicke decided to wage a very contradictory public denial about his creative intentions and file a preemptive strike against any claims by the family.  On July 9, 2013 he told Billboard Magazine, "Pharrell and I were in the studio making a couple records,

Pharrell Williams When Gaye's children raised their concerns to EMI/SONY, they were told that no license was granted, nor was any license needed. The initial lawsuit filed by the Blurred Lines writers not only asks that any copyright infringement claims be rejected, but also challenges the family to prove that they (and not their publisher) have the right to sue.   According to the Gaye children, "EMI/ SONY publishes and administers our father's catalog so contractually, it would be for them to file the countersuit.  However, when we requested that they take action, they refused. They also refused to assign to us the right to file for ourselves." It is because of this and other factors outlined in the countersuit that the family is reluctantly suing EMI/SONY for breach of contract and failing to perform their fiduciary duties. Coincidently EMI/ SONY also represents Pharrell Williams. "We have put a lot of effort into this matter, investigated it thoroughly, and believe we have a strong case," says Richard S. Busch of Nashville and San Diego-based King & Ballow, who is litigation counsel for the Gaye children. He adds, "The counterclaim and court filing speak for themselves, and I look forward to presenting this case to the court and ultimately to a jury who will be able to listen to the songs themselves."

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Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Education Center 11a.m.-2p.m. November 4 Join Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson as she hosts a celebration to honor veterans. The tribute will run from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the Veterans Resource Center located at 4900 S. Lancaster Avenue Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will team up with Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse to host his first annual Celebrity Waiter Night at 7 p.m. to benefit The DeMarco Murray Foundation. www.demarcomurray.org

Buckner Children and Family Services and Dillon International, Inc. will present two FREE foster care and adoption information meetings this month at Buckner’s office, 5200 Buckner Blvd. On Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. a Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong, Ghana and Colombia. A domestic adoption program for Texas families and adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner, will also be discussed. For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call 214-319-3426 or email DillonTX@dillonadopt.com.

Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the National Center for Policy Analysis’ Hatton W. Sumners In Loving Memory Alex Pete Puente Distinguished Lecture Series Luncheon atJanuary the13, 1990 ² October 5, 2008 Omni Hotel at noon.  

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Tammy Kemp Campaign Kickoff & Birthday Reception 5:00 PM - 07:30 PM Saint Martin's Place 2603 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Dallas TX 75215 7th Annual Home for the Holidays Event 11:00AM-1:00PM Singing Hills Recreation Center 1909 Crouch Rd. Dallas TX 75241

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Meet the 18th President of Alcorn State University at the African American Museum. Alcorn is the school of the month for the Tom Joyner Foundation and this will be a fundraiser

ELECTION DAY The Camp Wisdom Tour the is from 2 pm - 3 pm with Ms. Nancy Brinker(Chili's) and MPT Atkins. The meeting place: (starting at Redbird Square, Hollywood Janitorial Services to SWC Mall)… 3107 Camp Wisdom #880 (directly behind the South Dallas Café)? At approx. 2:25pm leave from Redbird Sq. to arrive at SWC Mall for Camp Wisdom Now Update & Refreshments.

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JUDGE JIM JORDAN 160th Civil District Court 5:30 - 7:30pm Dallas Chop House 1717 Main Street #100 Dallas, Texas 75201

University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship’s BDO USA, LLP 2013 Leadership Luncheon — Featuring keynote speaker Daymond John, founder of fashion brand FUBU and cast member on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” UNT alumnus Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, will be honored as the Murphy Award winner. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas Luncheon tickets are $200 each Contact: Register at http://www.cob.unt.edu/sales/ leadershipluncheon.php. For more information, email murphycenter@unt.edu.

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The Original Cupcakery & The Heads With Hearts Presents: The 3rd Annual Holiday Toy Drive & Industry Mixer, benefitting both Vogel Alcove and Kidscapes Foundation. Now in its third year, the event has moved to an exciting new home at the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, located in Downtown Dallas at 211 N Record St #100, Dallas, TX 75201

 

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November 13 MASTER YOUR MINGLE-ABILITY - 5 CREATIVE WAYS TO BUILD YOUR NETWORK 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST) Four Seasons Resort and Spa 4150 N MacArthur Blvd Irving, TX 75038 Two world premieres and a variety of styles and genres, from classical ballet to jazz dance to the Twist, will highlight the Fall Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, November 13-17 in the Bob Hope Theatre of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus.

November 14 The North Texas American Diabetes Association Sixth annual World Diabetes Day Luncheon to be held, at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas.

DeSoto ISD Parent Academy! Featuring..... Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu! 9 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. DESOTO HIGH SCHOOL November 9-14 Beauty Industry Champions Cruise & Educational Summit 2013!

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Paul Quinn College Homecoming Activities Dr. Weldon J. Walton Awards Banquet (Thursday, November 14 @ 7p.m.) PQC honoring the one and only Dr. Weldon J. Walton Homecoming Convocation, November 15 @ 11:00 a.m. (PQC) Jessie Barbee Alumni Luncheon, Nov 15 @12:30 p.m. (PQC) Paul Quinn College National Alumni Meeting, November 15 @ 2:00 p.m. (PQC) Happy Hour @ the Omni Hotel (Downtown), November 15 @ 5:00 p.m. Life Member Reception @ the Omni Hotel (Downtown), November 15 @ 7:00 p.m. Paul Quinn College vs. Jarvis Christian College & Tailgating (PQC) November 16 - All Day Alumni Old School Mixer (Coaches Corner) November 16 @ 9:00 p.m. Alumni Worship Service (Smith Chapel AME Church) November 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

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November 16 Join the Urban League of Greater Dallas from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM CST in our 2nd Annual 5k - 8k Walk/Run with a Purpose at Kiest Park 3080 S. Hampton Road Dallas, TX Breaking Business Barriers: a discussion and Q&A with Karen Parkhill, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Comerica Inc. Program: 10:00am to 12:00pm Cedar Valley College Building M; Room M121 3030 North Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134 Transformation & Triumph! 6:00pm The African-American Museum in Dallas, Texas

November 21 Martin Sheen will participate in the staged reading in Dallas of Noah?s Ark, a new play inspired by James Douglass? bestselling book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Noah?s Ark, by Pittsburgh playwright Ginny Cunningham, has been three years in development and will have a public staged reading at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. James Douglass will join Sheen and Cunningham for a talk-back following the 90-minute reading. Buckner Children and Family Services and Dillon International, Inc. will present two FREE foster care and adoption information meetings this month at Buckner’s office, 5200 Buckner Blvd. Then on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. a Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options, through Buckner’s affiliate Dillon International, will also be discussed. For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call Sheree Scott at 214-319-3425 or email sscott@buckner.org.

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Diabetes Support Group Cooking Demonstration by Chef Matt Sanker - Holiday Sample Meal Holiday Diabetes Support Group as Chef Matt Sanker shares a cooking demonstration along with a tasty holiday sample meal. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Charlton Auditorium, Outpatient Bldg

COME OUT TO SOCIALIZE, AND UNWIND WITH THE LADIES OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. KAPPA ZETA CHAPTER AS THEY SIP FOR A CAUSE at 8TH ANNUAL TASTE OF BLUE WINE TASTING Dr. Marvin Sapp, whom music critics have called "...A phenomenon in Gospel music," will be the headliner of a very special evening of song and worship. The event is billed as "An Evening of Thanksgiving fundraiser Concert." It will take place on Friday, November 22nd --- at Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd. Call 214-941-0110 for tickets.

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Demery believes that we need to stop sensationalizing racial division in the media and get to the root of the problem.  He challenges our leadership to take responsibility and to stop the racial rhetoric – which only promotes fear.  The truth is that racial profiling is an irrational assumption when the police policymakers and management are increasingly black.  He further confirms that, "The most likely threat to a black man is another black man; not a white man as the media and black leaders would often have you believe.” "This isn't a race thing,” says Demery. "I know because I am at the crime scenes when the yellow "crime scene” tape is put up.  I am with the coroner when the autopsy is performed.  And I am

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