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UNCF Luncheon hosted by Gov. Perry

– UNCF (United Negro College Fund) the nation’s largest and most effective education assistance organization, announced that its fifth annual North Texas Governor’s Luncheon hosted by Governor Rick Perry recently held at the Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas, raised more than $100,000. Net proceeds will benefit UNCF’s Campaign for Emergency Student Aid, scholarships and other programs at UNCF’s colleges and universities. The luncheon was a well attended event with a distinguished audience of 350+ business & academic professionals, community, church & civic leaders and students. In addition to the keynote address by Governor Rick Perry, other speakers included City of Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, State Senator Wendy Davis, Texas College President Dr. Dwight Fennell, UNCF President & CEO Dr. Michael Lomax and Mistress of Ceremonies CBS 11 Morning News co- anchor Adrienne Bankert. Guests were also entertained by A Cappella - Wiley College’s award winning 35-student choir’s thoroughly inspirational and joyful performance. Overall, it was an excellent event advocating the importance of higher education access for Texas’ and our entire nation’s youth.  “Education helps close the ever widening disparity of income, increases the possibility of homeownership and even impacts incarceration rates,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc – Presenting Sponsor of the Luncheon.

HEADLINES Here’s wishing a happy, happy 100th Anniversary to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 1913 - 2013

Dr. Michael Lomax, Dr. Maxwell Anderson of the Dallas Museum of Art, Gov. Rick Perry and Bishop T.D. Jakes

“There’s no greater responsibility than ensuring that our young men and women at UNCF institutions are given the support they need to establish a firm foundation for success.” “The funds raised from this luncheon are vitally important to low-income students – especially those whose college education continues to be threatened by the current economy,” said Diane Stephenson, UNCF Area Director. “We are grateful to Governor Perry for supporting the work of UNCF. Our service to the community not only helps deserving students attend college – it benefits everyone because a more college-educated workforce is vital to the well being of our national economy.”   Since its inception UNCF Governor’s luncheons have raised more

than $5 million benefiting HBCU’s, reducing financial barriers and increasing access to higher education for hundreds of low-income college students. The luncheon’s national sponsor was AT&T and it was presented by The Potter’s House. Other top sponsors included American Airlines/ AA Credit Union, BNSF Railway Company, Energy Future Holdings, Mary Kay, Texas Rangers, Trammel S. Crow and Trinity Industries.  For more info or to make a donation towards UNCF scholarship programs, contact UNCF’s Area Development Director Diane Stephenson at the UNCF office: (972) 234-1007 ext. 1002 or  via email at: diane.stephenson@uncf.org. UNCF events and other information can be found at www.uncf.org/dallas

Come on PEOPLE! Don’t you CARE? POLICE have not apprehended Pookie the serial rapist. Aren’t you concerned? Do you care? We know he has attacked members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and there is a $5,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers. If you have ANY information, PLEASE call Crime Stoppers

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METRO Texas National Guard Soldier killed in Afghanistan

CAMP MABRY, Texas – The Texas National Guard is releasing a photo of Staff Sgt. Nelson David Trent, a Texas Army National Guard Soldier killed Dec. 13, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in a roadside bomb attack. A memorial service honoring Trent’s loyalty, dedication and service to the Texas National Guard, his state and nation will be held in Tyler, Texas before Christmas. This event is not open to members of the media. Trent will then be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA after the new year. Trent is survived by his parents, wife and two children.

Greenville employees receive service awards The annual Employee Service Award luncheon was held on December 14, 2012, at the Civic Center. Chris McCallister, Fleet Maintenance, was selected as Employee of the Year. Departmental Employee of the Year awards went to Lyndi Melton, Community Development; Brian West, Fire Department; Evan Etheridge, Library; Dianne Smith, Municipal Court; Steve Combs, Parks and Recreation; Jamie Fuller, Police Department; and David Herbert, Public Works. Employees reaching service milestones were also recognized. Employees with five years of service include Steven Alexander, Robert Burney, Stephanie Hartline, Bryan Hendrix, Gina Hollis, Troy Horst, Jonathan Jones, Jason Kilgore, Kim Lackey, Lisa Magenheimer, Roxanna Martin, Justin Meeks, Jeremiah Rivera, Ubaldo Rivera, Chris Rosamond, B J Thompson, and Colby VanGundy. Employees with ten years of service include Terry Carter, Rusty Erwin, Jason Goldsmith, Jason Rudd, Blanca Stevens, and Sherina Washington. Employees with 15 years of service include Chris Neaville, David Peden,

www.texasmetronews.com and David Schwartz. Employees with 20 years of service include David Calderon, Doug Caison, Steve Combs, Carl Hammons, Ed Martinez, Jorge Rodriguez, Wesley Russell, Chuck Starnes, and Pat White. Employees with 25 years of service include Richard Calender, Will Cole, and Billy Rascoe. The employee with 30 years of service is Mike Johnston. The employee with 35 years of service is David Herbert.

LANCASTER ISD receives the TIF Project Grant The Lancaster Independent School District is among eight districts in the state selected to receive the Texas Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Project Grant at ESC 18 this year. This grant is one of only three in the state funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to improve educator effectiveness. “We’re excited to be a recipient of this multi-million dollar grant,” Lancaster ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland said. “This investment means that we will have the opportunity to design a system to ensure that we have the highest quality of principals and teachers.” Lancaster ISD will receive more than $4 million over the fiveyear grant period. “This grant supports our efforts to build a new 21st Century Human Capital Management System that will ensure that we have an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective principal in every school.” Dr. McFarland said. “These funds will give us the opportunity to design and refine an incentivebased accountability system that is focused on measuring teacher effectiveness by student improvement gains as well as through observations.” Recently, educational leaders throughout the state have been calling for reform in the areas of teacher evaluation and accountability. “The current model of teacher evaluation and accountability has become obsolete,” Dr. McFarland said. “In Lancaster ISD, we are engaging in extensive reform throughout our system to create a new model that will better prepare our schools and principals to deliver a 21st Century education. By building the capacity of our teachers and the quality of our principals, we will in turn increase the choices and opportunities of our students and ensure that they truly graduate with more than a high school diploma.”

Dr. Tammy Kreuz, Executive Director of the Texas Center for Educator Effectiveness, said that they are excited to partner with Lancaster ISD on the 2012 Texas TIF Project. “The district has built a talented educator workforce through targeted reform efforts that will enable them to increase achievement for all of their students,” Dr. Kreuz said. “This grant will provide the district an opportunity to further their goals through a customizable strategy that will maximize teacher and principal effectiveness.” The 2012-13 year will operate as a time of planning for the project team to work with stakeholder groups of teachers, principals and officials in the district. The stakeholder input will be used to develop a customized Human Capital Management System (HCMS) which will include a new teacher and principal evaluation system, an integrated data management system to assess student growth, professional development opportunities and a performance pay system for educators. In addition to Lancaster ISD, the following districts will also receive funding from the Texas TIF Project Grant: Anderson-Shiro CISD, Athens ISD, ColdspringOakhurst CISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Lytle ISD, New Caney ISD, and Richardson ISD. According to the USDE, the recipient districts will receive a combined total of $40.7 million over the five-year grant period. “We believe that a new model is necessary in order for us to truly deliver a 21st Century education for our students,” Dr. McFarland said. “Not only do we believe it, but through this funding we are acting on it.”

Texas unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent in November AUSTIN — The Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in November, down from 6.6 percent in October and 7.3 percent at the start of 2012. The unemployment rate in Texas remains well below the national rate of 7.7 percent. Texas employers added 22,100 total nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 278,800 jobs added over the year. “Texas employers have added 278,800 jobs over the past 12 months with growth in 10 of 11 industry sectors during that

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period,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “TWC is committed to working with our local workforce development boards and other partners to deliver quality workforce solutions that contribute to economic success.” Eight out of 11 major industries in Texas added jobs in November. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities led the way with 20,600 jobs added over the month—the largest monthly jump ever seen in that industry. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities has added a total of 69,600 jobs over the last year. “Texas is showing sustained economic strength, and our unemployment rate is now the lowest that it has been since December 2008,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “For those Texans still looking for work, TWC can help. Visit WorkInTexas. com to find a job that’s right for you.” Leisure and Hospitality employment grew by 6,500 positions in November. This industry has now experienced growth for four consecutive months. Leisure and Hospitality has added 49,900 jobs since November 2011. Education and Health Services added 4,700 jobs over the month, totaling 45,700 jobs added over the year. “Private sector employers continue to lead the way to growth and prosperity in Texas,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Tom Pauken. “We’ve seen 266,400 private sector jobs added in Texas over the past year, and we’re maintaining a 3.0 percent annual growth rate.” The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the lowest November unemployment rate in the state at 3.0 percent. The Odessa MSA came in second at 3.6 percent, and the Amarillo MSA third at 4.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted).

Gov. Perry announces TEKsystems Global Services to create 500 jobs in Irving AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced TEKsystems Global Services is creating a new IT center in Irving, along with 500 jobs and $4.8 million in capital investment. The state is providing $1.1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to close the deal on this new facility and this job creation.

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“Here in Texas, we’ve found the right combination of low taxes, reasonable regulations, skilled workforce and competitive incentives that have helped our state create jobs, attract businesses and provide opportunities for our citizens,” Gov. Perry said. “Companies like TEKsystems know that when they choose Texas, they get access to a worldclass workforce and an economic environment that’s second to none.” TEKsystems Global Services provides services in software development and maintenance, quality assurance and testing, ETL and report conversion and help desk outsourcing to its clients, which include 82% of Fortune 500 companies. This new facility will focus on the development and maintenance of mission critical software applications to complement the company’s existing core services in key vertical markets. “We look forward to working with the city of Irving and the state of Texas to accomplish our mutual goals and grow the economy. Adding this new center in Irving strengthens our existing network of delivery centers allowing us to better serve our clients and provide a true global delivery model. It simply gives us more ways to provide excellent service and flexibility to our clients by tapping into the right skills quickly, efficiently and effectively,” TEKsystems Global Services Vice President Randy Verdino said. “Additionally, this delivery center in Irving allows us to provide organizations with solutions and available technical talent to achieve results that are often not possible in other local markets. We intend to leverage Irving’s tremendous wealth of talent at every level by working with local colleges for emerging skills and also hiring experienced people seeking new challenges. Expanding our already significant presence in the United States gives us great pride and the city of Irving and state of Texas have partnered with us to for what will be a win for the people, our employees, our economy and our clients.” “This underscores Irving’s significance on the global stage. Our incentive packages, skilled workforce, low taxes, and outstanding educational institutions make us one of the most attractive business centers in the world,” Irving City Manager Tommy Gonzalez said. “We welcome TEKsystems Global Services and are confident its employees will find our location, the many options of schools, and great neighborhoods outstanding in every way.”


4 JANUARY 1, 2013 Supporting DART is crucial By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

As residents of north Texas we are privileged to live in one of the most inviting sections of the country. I am frequently asked by others what it is like to live in the place that we proudly call home. I am delighted each time that I am asked as I am able to speak about our robust economy, the friendliness of our residents, our abundant open spaces, our world-class museums, the quality of our institutions of higher learning and the inventiveness of our working class and business communities. One of the things that make us such an exceptional community, I believe, is our public transit system, DART. It transports nearly 230,000 people each day and services a 700-square-mile area. Public transportation is extremely crucial to our residents who travel to and from work, to those who are on outings with their families, and to tourists who are visiting our region and may not have access to automobiles. For these and many other reasons I have been a supporter of DART, and am delighted to have played a supportive role in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recent decision to award a $120 million direct loan to DART so that it might continue the third phase of its light rail Orange Line project. The Department of Transportation has committed approximately $796 million to DART since 1996. As the highest ranking member of Congress from Texas on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I insist that our region receives sufficient funding to meet its transportation needs. And like most things we begin in Texas, I believe that DART will one day become the premier public transportation system in the country. If you have not used it, take a ride and see for yourself!

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CURRY: Violence is ‘as American as Cherry Pie’ By George E. Curry WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the late 1960s, Black revolutionary H. Rap Brown, now known as Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, was often quoted as saying GEORGE CURRY violence is “as American as cherry pie.â€? More than 40 years after the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) firebrand made that pronouncement, the numbers supports his assertion. According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. are shot each year in murders, assaults, suicides, accidents or by law enforcement officials. Of the 31,593 who died in 2008 from gun violence, 2,179 were murdered; 18,223 killed themselves; 592 were killed accidently; 326 were killed during police intervention and 273 died, but the intent was unknown.  The report shows that 66,769 survived gun injuries, including 44,466 who were injured in a gun attack; 3,013 were injured during a suicide attempt; 18,610 were shot accidently and 679 were shot during police intervention.  On average, according to the Brady Campaign: ¡       Every day, 270 people in America, 47 of them children and teens, are shot in murders, assaults, suicides, accidents and police intervention; ¡       Every day, 87 people die from gun violence, 33 of them murdered; ¡       Every day, eight children and teens die from gun violence; ¡       Every day, 183 people are shot, but survive their gun injuries and ¡       Every day, 38 children and teens are shot, but survive their gun injuries.   Every time there is mass murder, there are flashbacks to earlier killings: The University of Texas tower sniper in 1966, the 1986 post office shootings in Edmond, Oklahoma that inspired the term “going postal,â€? the Columbine High massacre in 1999, the deadly shooting spree at Virginia Tech in 2007, the Fort Hood Texas mass murder in 2009, the weird-look on the face of Jared Loughner after he fatally

shot six people and injured 12 others last year, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson.  This year has seen an unusual number of high-profile shootings. In April, three Black people were killed and two more injured in Tulsa as part of a hate crime. In July, 12 people were killed and 58 were injured in Aurora, Colorado at the midnight premier of the Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.�  And in August, seven people were killed at three injured at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb.  Other terrorizing acts also come to mind, including Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City and Ted Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated “Unabomber,� who was sentenced to eight consecutive life sentences in 1998 for killing three people and injuring 23 others over a 20-year period. And, now a mass slaughter at an elementary school. At a prayer vigil Sunday night in Newtown, Conn. for the 20 children, most of them 6- or 7-years-old, and six adults, President Obama said it is time to explore what can be done to curb gun violence. He said, “Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children – all of them – safe from harm?  Can we claim, as a nation, that we’re all together there, letting them know that they are loved, and teaching them to love in return?  Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no. We’re not doing enough.  And we will have to change.� In the wake of the latest shooting spree, even some longtime National Rifle Association supporters are saying we need more stringent gun laws. Senator Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Va.) – who has an “A� rating from the NRA – said: “I just came with my family from deer hunting,� Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.� “I’ve never had more than three shells in a clip. Sometimes you don’t get more than one shot anyway at a deer. It’s common sense. It’s time to move beyond rhetoric. We need to sit down and have a common-sense discussion and move in a

reasonable way.� Even Rupert Murdock, CEO of News Corp., asked rhetorically on his Twitter account, “When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?� Murdock’s media empire includes Fox News, which strongly advocates pro-gun positions. Although it may not seem like it, America is less violent than it was two decades ago, according the FBI crime statistics. The homicide rate, which peaked at 10 per 100,000 in the early 1990s, is now about half that rate. However, the same can’t be said of mass murders, defined as involving the deaths of at least four people. James Alan Fox, professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University in Boston, said there is no pattern with mass murders. He said there were 645 mass-murder events between 1976 and 2010. Even at its greatly reduced level, the U.S. is far more violent than other high-income countries. Data from the World Health Organization for 2003 from 23 heavily populated high-income countries showed that the U.S had far higher rates of firearm deaths than the other 22 countries studied. In fact, of the 23 countries examined, 80 percent of all firearm deaths occurred in the U.S., 86 percent of all women killed by firearms were females living in the United States and of all children 14 and under killed by firearms, 87 percent of them were in the U.S.    Speaking in Connecticut, Obama said, “Since I’ve been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting. The fourth time we’ve hugged survivors. The fourth time we’ve consoled the families of victims. And in between, there have been an endless series of deadly shootings across the country, almost daily reports of victims, many of them children, in small towns and big cities all across America –    victims whose – much of the time, their only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.� George E. Curry is a journalist, keynote speaker, moderator and media coach. He is chairman of the Knoxville College Board of Trustees, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Kemba N. Smith Foundation, St. Paul Saturdays, a leadership training program for young African-American males in St. Louis; and Young D.C., a regional teen-produced newspaper.

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One African American Woman’s Opinion By Cheryl Smith I recently received this invite: Please join a group of concerned citizens as we meet to discuss this radio ‘potential’ purchase at Hollywood  Janitorial Service location around the corner from South Dallas Cafe’...67th & Camp Wisdom at 10am on Friday, December  28th. Attached to the note, was this message: “Folks. Not a Good Story to Report!!!! Long time African American Community Icon and Friend, Soul 73/KKDA, has been sold to Koreans, and Korean programing will start soon. Tragic for us!!?? Asians control the Black Hair Care market and Blacks have difficulty entering the business or getting products thru them.  Asians own Big T Brazzar (sic) and we have difficulty renting space or maintaining

shop there. They even on me and used my bought a popular debit card for the hamburger shop near lowly amount.” The Coaches Corner. KKDA Not to mention donut FROM SOUL shops, nail shops and 73 to SEOUL cleaners!! Right in KOREA our communities!!! We City of Grand Prairie, Texas support their homes license   Over the past in Flower Mound and Broadcast Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex few days, I have area points North. I know, Branding Dallas Korean Radio heard similar there are those who Frequency 730 kHz sentiments as folks First air 1957 as KBCS live in points south and date decried the sale of have local businesses Format Full service the radio station. Language Korean and I teach some of Power 500 watts Folks wanted to their kids. Class B know if the reports Callsign DAllas The owner of the meaning were accurate and cleaners, Lee, on the Former KBCS (1957-1959) what should they (1959-1960) corners of Lp 12/ callsigns KKSN KRZY (1960-1962) do. Hampton, and in the KPCN (1962-1969) Reflecting Owner Service Broadcasting (sale to SKR Partners shopping center near pending FCC approval) back, I remember RAC, charged my (Service Broadcasting Group LLC) embracing KKDA debit card $432.00, Website dalkora.com for a $4.32 cleaning KKDA (730 AM) is an American radio station upon my arrival to the Metroplex in bill, and kept my 1981. I enjoyed not only the music,but the money, he said, at the headquarters in St. Louis, MO, five days.  Complaining got me personalities: Willis Johnson, Lynne Haze, nothing but promises to return my money, Steve Ladd, Da Wolf, Cousin Linnie, and and lastly I was told,” I don’t need you or others. It was Soul 73, where you’ve got a your business, and ‘don’t care if you come friend! Little did I know then that almost a decade back or not!’ My money was re-deposited the Tuesday, after the problem occured (sic) later I would be offering my commentary, that previous Thursday.  I did not have $4.32 “One African American Woman’s Opinion,”

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to the KKDA listeners. Then I joined host Shaun Rabb for the debut of Reporters Roundtable, which very shortly became Reporters Roundtable with Cheryl Smith for the next 22 years, followed by Speak Out with Judge Maryellen Hicks. Since 1981 I have looked to Soul 73 to provide me with empowering information and the music I “grew up listening to.” People who worked for the station were involved and had their fingers on the pulse of the community. There was good music, informative talk and late-breaking news. Before any others had broadcast the sale and closure of the Dallas Times Herald, you heard it on KKDA. When it appeared that Dallas was about to be at war, KKDA had the interview with Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. The station even had ongoing coverage of the OJ Simpson Trial! Listeners were surprised one Sunday morning when they tuned in to hear the Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan’s taped message, only to hear him in a live interview with yours truly. KKDA was so focused on the issues effecting its listeners that it wasn’t uncommon to hear personalities from “rival” stations if they were bringing pertinent information. See SOUL, continued on Page 19

AHARONE: The Legend of Lincoln Unchained By EZRAH AHARONE While Django Unchained is stirring controversy, Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln, has unchained the Legend of Lincoln to new mythic heights, without due challenge. Just as organizations like the NAACP denounced conservativerevisionist textbooks in Texas in 2010, they should denounce liberal-bent historical accounts that either ignorantly or deliberately fail to concede that "Abraham Lincoln did the right thing for the wrong reasons." Or as Lerone Bennett aptly conveyed in the title of his book, Lincoln was in effect – Forced Into Glory. Nevertheless, the fictions of Lincoln enrich the commercial and moral value of Americana more than the facts of Lincoln. As Bennett writes, Lincoln "is a national industry involving hundreds of millions of dollars a year . . . and the thousands of people who profit materially and the millions who profit psychologically and culturally are not going to stop." So what really happened with Lincoln and the Civil War? Considering the racism that abounds today, it's inconceivable that 3 million Whites would fight gung-ho and 600,000 would unselfishly die for a "Black cause" way-back 150 years ago. And if Lincoln factually wrote the Emancipation Proclamation to genuinely "free Africans" after 2½ centuries, its contents would

seemingly be more etched into AfricanAmerican minds. But if you ask around, it would be a near-miracle to find anyone (Black academics and leaders included) who can even paraphrase any portion of it, much less clarify its contents. Isn't that strange? An unlikely but well-accredited vetting source of the Legend of Lincoln is President Obama himself, who as a senator in a 2005 Time interview remarked: "I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as 'The Great Emancipator' . . . I am fully aware of his limited views on race. Anyone who actually reads the Emancipation Proclamation knows it was more a 'Military Document' than a clarion call for justice. Scholars tell us too that Lincoln wasn't immune from political considerations and that his temperament could be indecisive and morose." Neither due justice nor the ambiguousness of the real Lincoln can be condensed here, but his "racism" or "limited views on race" as Obama diplomatically cites, is evidenced in a 1858 speech when he candidly said he was not "in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races . . . and I just as much as any other man am in favor of the superior position assigned to the white race."

Examples of his "crudity" or not being "immune from political considerations" as Obama intimates, is found in his letter to New York Tribune editor, Horace Greely in August 1862 stating: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union." The following month, the real Lincoln proposed a shrewd Preliminary Proclamation to emancipate Africans in Confederate areas. The caveat though was that Confederate states could retain slavery, providing they complied to return to the Union by January 1, 1863. However, should the war have ended beforehand, the deal would be rescinded and Confederates would lose both the war and slavery. In terms of the Emancipation Proclamation being a "military document," Obama is corroborating Lincoln's strategy to employ the document as a war measure to disrupt the South's stability and slave-economy

($4 billion in human capital alone in 1860's dollars) and offset the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (which federally mandated that fugitive Africans be returned or abettors faced treason). It only "theoretically" freed Africans in Confederate states where he lacked enforcement. Lastly, the moral notion that Lincoln waged the Civil War "to end slavery" is negated by his swift removal of General John Fremont for "freeing Africans" in Missouri in 1861, expressing: "We didn't go into the war to put down slavery, but to put the flag back . . . for I never should have had votes enough to send me here if the people had supposed I should try to use my power to upset slavery." In this microwave society with 10-second attention spans, fictional characters like Django are short-lived. But here to stay is the Legend of Lincoln, who like many of his predecessors was gigantic in ambition but miniature in morality. Obama was diplomatic, but the open masquerading of Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation that he insinuates, reflects a need for concerned Black people and institutions to converge and confront such distortions and profiteering that are unchained at our historical and ancestral expense. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ezrah Aharone is an adjunct associate professor at Delaware State University, and author of two acclaimed political books: Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny from Civil Rights to Sovereign Rights (2009) and Pawned Sovereignty: Sharpened Black Perspectives on Americanization, Africa, War and Reparations (2003). He can be reached at Ezrah@EzrahSpeaks.com.


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My Son Met A Girl and Married Her Two Weeks Later Dear Gwendolyn:

My son is not speaking to me. He has completely distant himself. I have worked for the last twentyfive years two jobs to provide for him. His father left me when he was only two years old. This is the problem:  My son dated and lived with a lady for four years, then last year met a girl and married her two weeks later.  She is not a nice person, but if my son is happy, I’m happy.  My son is angry because I will not keep her children during the day and not even during nights or weekends..  She has four children – the youngest being nine months old.  She had never been married. Gwendolyn, I recently retired and do not care to keep the children.  She does not work.  Why can’t she keep her own children?  I intend to enjoy my retirement.  I am making reservations to do some traveling and may go on a cruise with some friends.  My daughter-in-law thinks I don’t love her children because they are step-grandchildren to me.  That is untrue. What should I do? Joan Dear Joan: Ignore her.  Give no more thought to your son’s problem.  She must have been something else to cause him to marry her within two weeks. Then on the other hand, your son just happened to be the shy, timid fool who came along.  After all, no other man married her.  I don’t say this because she has children.  I make this assumption because she is lazy and was only looking for a provider. Let me tell you this:  Retirement is to be enjoyed and after working two jobs, Joan, you definitely need to focus on your happiness. Because she has four children and no income whatsoever, the next issue will be your son wanting to borrow your money to provide for his wife and her children.  Do not get into that headache.  Keep your money. I find it so amazing how men can date a woman for years, then overnight  —marry a stranger. ***Got a problem?  Don’t solve it alone.  Write to Gwendolyn Baines at: P. O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-0066 (To receive a reply, send a self-addressed stamped envelope) or email me at: gwenbaines@ hotmail.com and visit www.gwenbaines.com.


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Whether it is by walking down the aisle of dried flowers in a craft shop, or enjoying the soothing action of a throat lozenge, the aromatic behavior of eucalyptus is refreshing to the senses. Eucalyptus is an extremely versatile plant. Native to Australia, it is mainly cultivated in Brazil and China. The dried leaves were traditionally used in small cloth sachets to perfume linen closets. Dried stems with leaves are often used in vases and baskets alone or in arrangements. The essential oil of eucalyptus has numerous applications. Long used as a remedy for cold and flu symptoms, eucalyptus is soothing to sore throats, boosts the immune system, and reduces the spread of many forms of bacteria. It works especially well on the respiratory system when addressing congestion. Under the direction of a Certified Aromatherapist, eucalyptus may be combined with other essential oils to create an effective synergistic blend to approach physical issues, as well as freshen the home. The essential oil of eucalyptus is surprisingly economical. A small bottle can last a long time even with heavy usage. To improve breathing, place a few drops on a cotton ball and wrap in a tissue keeping it near your nose (e.g. in a shirt pocket) or simply add a few drops to a cup of hot water placed nearby. The aromatic action works almost immediately to open nasal passages. Eucalyptus is often found in soaps, detergents and perfumes. It is also used in insect repellants and room sprays. It can be used as an addition to the laundry wash cycle for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. A few drops in a spray bottle of water work well misted around the house – particularly on the screens of open windows – to discourage flies. It is also an effective repellant for silverfish and cockroaches.

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Parkland employee heads to Austin When the 83rd Legislative Session is called to order on Jan. 8, 2013, Toni Rose will take her seat as one of 43 freshmen elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She will go from serving clients as part of Parkland Health & Hospital System’s behavioral health team in the Dallas County Jail to serving her constituents in District 110. As a long-time resident of District 110, Representative-elect Rose has advocated for a stronger educational system, affordable health care and better jobs for her community. As a trained mental health professional, she is particularly concerned about the disparities in access to mental health services in her community and throughout Texas. “Working as a mental health liaison in the jail has provided me with an opportunity to see things from a different perspective,” Representative-elect Rose said. “I know what it’s like trying to find community resources when a lot of the funding has been cut. Because of my job at Parkland, I’ll be able to bring a different voice to the table.” More than 100,000 people are booked into the Dallas County Jail each year making it the seventh largest jail in the U.S. Of the 6,100 inmates who are in the jail on a daily basis, more than 1,400 need psychiatric care. The average length of stay for inmates in the Dallas County Jail is 29 days; 46 percent are released within 72 hours. Eighty-four percent are male, 16 percent are female and 22 to 33 percent of the jail population has mental health conditions. Rep. Rose has spent her entire life in public service. She spent a number of years working in Child Protective Services and the last 11 in the behavioral health sector of the jail – first with the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and then with Parkland when it took over health care services in 2006.

State Representative Toni Rose (D-Dallas)

“I believe I can represent the people of District 110 because of my past and current involvement in the community. I am aware of the needs of the district,” she said, noting that she is looking forward to being a voice for those who do not have a seat at the table. She attended T.L. Marsalis and Boude Storey Middle School. A graduate of South Oak Cliff High School, Toni continued her education at Prairie View A & M University and later transferred to Paul Quinn College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Representative-elect Rose’s last day at Parkland was Monday, Dec. 31. She is an active member of the Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc. and follows her father, former Dallas County Justice of the Peace Charles Rose, into the political arena. Through service on various boards and commissions, in addition to her involvement with community organizations, she has worked to better the various neighborhoods within the district by fighting for better options and opportunities for residents. City of Dallas Plan and Zoning Commission - worked directly with community groups and homeowner associations to resolve zoning issues.

City of Dallas Judicial Nominating Commission helped to make recommendations for Municipal Judges for the City of Dallas. City of Dallas Martin Luther King Community Center Board – served as chair and organized the 29th Annual King Celebration, a fundraiser to help support the many public programs sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. In 2009, she served as Chair of the 35th Annual Harambee Festival, a citywide celebration that celebrates African American cultural with performances, vendors, and information booths. NAACP Dallas Branch - served as 2nd Vice President and coordinated the branch’s 2010 Census Project through a grant she secured from the US Census Bureau. League of Women Voters of Dallas served as Vice President of Voter Outreach for League of Women Voters of Dallas. She coordinated voter registration projects and registered voters in record numbers. Paul Quinn National Alumni Association – served in multiple capacities since graduating including President. She received the Alumna of the Year of Award in 2003 and was recognized at the Annual UNCF National Alumni Conference. UNCF (United Negro College Fund) - served as a volunteer before and after graduation in efforts to raise money for student scholarships. She is also a member of the UNCF Inter-Alumni Council. Texas Coalition of Black DemocratsDallas Chapter - worked to ensure voters were mobilized in her district and turned out to vote during the 2008 Primary and General Elections. Dallas County Deputy Registrar – registered voters each election cycle. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. currently serves as the Vice President of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter and the State Social Action Co-Coordinator.

A Look at Childhood Cancer and African Americans By the National Cancer Institute

BETHESDA, Md.,-- Childhood cancer is rare—children with cancer account for less than 1 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States. But did you know that cancer is the second leading cause of death (after accidents) among children ages 1 to 14? It is estimated that in 2012 in the United States, more than 12,000 children (ages 0­to 14) will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 1,300 will die from it. But there is good news, too. Over the past 20 years, childhood cancer deaths overall have dropped, and many more children are surviving a cancer diagnosis. For example, only 58 percent of children ages 0 to 14 diagnosed in 1975–1977 lived at least 5 years after diagnosis, whereas it is estimated that more than 80 percent of those diagnosed today will make it to the 5-year mark. This improvement is due to remarkable advances in treatment and to the

high participation of children with cancer in clinical trials. Although African American children are less likely than white children to develop cancer, their 5-year survival rate is poorer, according to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. The most common types of childhood cancer are leukemias (blood cell cancers) and cancers of the brain and central nervous system. The causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown, and researchers are trying to learn about possible risk factors. You can learn more about childhood cancers at NCI’s website. Just go to http:// www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ childhoodcancers. Despite the improvements in outcomes overall, some types of childhood cancer

remain very difficult to treat and have low cure rates. NCI continues to try to find more effective treatments for all childhood cancers through research and clinical trials. If you have a child with cancer, have you thought about enrolling your child in a clinical trial? It is important to take the time to learn about cancer clinical trials and what benefits they may offer, even if you ultimately decide that a trial is not for your child. You can learn more about clinical trials at NCI’s website. Just go to http://cancer.gov/ clinicaltrials/learningabout. Remember, when it comes to your child’s health, knowing the facts and the options about treatment are critical. In the fight against cancer, clinical trials can offer hope and promise, but the only way to know whether a clinical trial is right for your child is to educate yourself and get the facts.


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WASHINGTON— With this 2013 stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on Jan. 1, 1863. To commemorate this milestone, the Postal Service introduced a limited-edition Forever Stamp today at The National Archives in Washington, D.C., which houses the historic document. The Emancipation Proclamation Forever Stamp is now on sale at Post Offices nationwide, and can be purchased online at www.usps.com/stamps or by phone at 800-Stamp24 (800-782-6724). The Emancipation Proclamation Forever Stamp represents freedom and is the first in a series of three Civil Rights stamps to be released in 2013. The remaining stamps in the series, to be issued later this year, mark enduring moments of courage and equality in the civil rights movement by featuring Rosa Parks and the March on Washington.“Stamps often tap into our culture and help us remember the events and people who have had an impact on American history,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman. “The Emancipation Proclamation was a powerful symbol of President Lincoln’s determination to end the war, to end slavery, and to reconstruct the economy of the country without slave labor.” The Emancipation Proclamation stamp is the latest stamp to be issued by the Postal Service in tribute to civil rights events or leaders. In 2009, the organization released stamps featuring 12 civil rights pioneers including Mary Church Terrell and Mary White Ovington, and every year it commemorates notable leaders and cultural milestones through other stamp collections such as the Black Heritage series and the American Treasures series.

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Quarterly conferences offer ways to ‘fireproof’ marriages

By Donald Lee

The movie “Fireproof,” starring Kirk Cameron, opens with the scene that shows Cameron’s character, Fire Capt. Caleb Holt, reprimanding a subordinate after they return from fighting a fire. “Eric, he’s got a right to be upset with you,” the captain says immediately after another fireman rebukes that subordinate, Eric Harmon (Jason McLeod). “You left him in a dangerous spot and tried to be a hero.” “But Captain,” Eric responds, “I thought I heard someone calling for help.” “It was coming from outside the building,” the captain interjects. “But it was so dark, I mean I couldn’t see anything,” Eric tries to explain. “That’s why you stay with your

partner,” the captain says. “He had no choice but to assume that something happened to you and you needed his help. You never leave your partner — especially in a fire. “You give him some time and then give him an apology,” he says. “And make it sincere.” “Yes, Sir,” Eric responds. Capt. Holt pats Eric on the back and then walks off. While the captain approaches his job of putting out literal fires with great passion and wisdom, the film is about how he lacks that same zeal and is ignorant when it comes to extinguishing the metaphoric fires that threaten his marriage. This movie is an accurate depiction of so many real-life marriages. Husbands and wives, in many marital relationships, put their hearts and souls into their careers or rendering aid to others while failing to protect their own “partners” in marriage. For reasons such as this, my friend, Aimee Colbert, her husband, Brandon, and I hold our Christian Couples Conference every three months here in the Fort Worth area. Each conference, which is free, offers biblically based, practical ways that married couples can “fireproof” their marriages. Also, we share wisdom with singles and divorcees on how to get one’s self ready for the

right kind of relationship, if having one is desired, and how to discern the spirits that influence persons who show interest in a romantic relationship with them. For more information regarding our next conference date and location, visit our website at http://www. christiancouplesconference.com or call Aimee Colbert at (817) 564-5289. Again, these conferences are for married couples, singles and divorcees. Donald Lee, a former copy editor and columnist for the Arlington Morning News and The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, is founder-pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas and co-author of the highly successful book on relationships, “Married to Commitment.” Lee’s a Beaumont, Texas, native and can be contacted at (225) 773-2248 or pastordonjlee@yahoo. com . “Married to Commitment” can be ordered by calling the Xulon Press Christian publishing company toll-free at (866) 909-2665 or by visiting http:// www.xulonpress.com or http://www. christiancouplesconference.com. Lee also welcomes readers to call Kingdom Living Christian Center’s teleconference line for the Sowing of the Word at 10 a.m. (CST) on Sundays and for intercessory prayer from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The teleconference line is (218) 862-4590 (conference code: 279498#).

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Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program accepting applications SUMMER COLLEGE INTERNSHIP If you are a college student or know of a college student looking for a life altering opportunity, look no further because the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program, sponsored by State Senator Royce West, is taking applications for the 2013 Class. The program, established in 1993, matches highly motivated college students from Senatorial District 23 with internships, mentors, character and skills building experiences, and community service projects/programs that will change their lives. The Conrad Program is much more than “just a job.” If placed, the applicant will join more than 1,500 former interns who have been afforded the opportunity to secure paid employment in their respective majors.

The deadline for online applications for the 2013 Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program is drawing near, January 4, 2013. If you meet the criteria or know anyone who meets the criteria below and is looking for an internship for Summer 2013, please have them visit www.conradleadership.com and apply for this worthwhile program. Dear Potential Internship Applicant: PLEASE review the criteria and if you meet ALL the criteria, apply through this site by Friday, January 4, 2013.

graduate student or enrolled at a medical, dental or professional school • Minimum Overall 2.25 GPA (no exception) • Permanent residence in Senatorial District 23 (central and southernmost parts of Dallas, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, and Mesquite) • application •

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These young people have benefited from the invaluable opportunities presented through this program and so can you or someone you know.

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DBDT Founder’s Luncheon recognizes Dallas Weekly and TWU

James Washington, publisher, The Dallas Weekly and Ann Stuart, PhD, Chancellor, Texas Woman’s University

Sponsors, Supporters and Friends of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will gather for the 17th Annual Founder’s Luncheon honoring Ann Williams on January 4, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole Chantilly Ballroom. The event brings together individuals who share the vision and passion of Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder, Ann M. Williams and the accomplishments of the company, which is celebrating its 36th Season. The luncheon will include a presentation recognizing Texas Woman’s University and The Dallas Weekly for their achievements and support of the arts community. The Founder’s Luncheon is a major community fundraiser for DBDT and helps

the organization to present dance programs that provide an educational message, bridge cultures and reach diverse communities in the Texas, across the nation and around the world. Event proceeds benefit DBDT’s community outreach and educational programs in the DFW Metroplex including dance classes, workshops and lecture demonstrations to over 20,000 students (grades K-12) from DISD and other private and home schools. Chase is sponsoring the event for the third consecutive year. Chase began sponsoring the luncheon when the Company moved into the AT&T Performing Arts Center as a means to celebrate Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s entry into its new performance home. Serving as Honorary Chair this year is the Honorable Helen Giddings. This year’s Co-chairs are the Revs. Claude D. and Patricia B. Maples. Luncheon honorees were recognized at a private reception held in the home of Jim and Joleen Chambers on December 11th. A committee of community volunteers has assisted with the planning of this year’s luncheon. Returning for the 13th year as Mistress of Ceremonies will be Fox 4 News anchor Clarice Tinsley and conducting the live auction will be the dynamic Bernice J. Washington, of BJW Consulting Group, LLP. Table centerpieces for the luncheon will include the exclusive and highly sought after, one-of-a-kind blown glass vases from Seapoot’s Studio Collection.

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Texas State Senator Royce West began the program 20 years ago and today there are over 1,500 former interns and a strong alumni association

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January 5 Pens and Pancakes Writer’s Brunch Free!!!! The Dock Bookshop    6637 Meadowbrook Dr  in Fort Worth, TX 76112 www.thedockbookshop.com 817-457-5700   Topic - Part 2 of Telling Your Story without Telling All of Your Secrets! ******* The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans convention is 10 AM January 5, 2013, at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Austin, 1106 Lavaca. ****  Saturday January 5,  11:30 a.m. - 12: 30  Back by Popular Demand in 2013 ! Percussion/African Instrument and Rhythm Class Learn to play Drums, Balaphone, Shakeree, Agogo Bells, Kalimba, Kora and More Instructor Professor ‘D’ $5.00 Donation Call 214-943-8262 for more Info. Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery  and Resource Center 828 Fourth Ave. (Across from Fair Park Music Hall) Dallas, TX 75226   Saturday January 5, 1 p.m.   AlkebulanCommUNIVERSITY Math Saturdays /Adults and Children Not so good in Math ? This is the year to work this ‘Problem Out’  Math Classes/Tutoring Sessions Free  Lets Learn Fractions   Finally master Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Graphing, Pattern Recognition, Binary Number System, Fractions, Calculus, Ethiopian Mathematics (decoded), Real-World Math Applications, and more... You can  REALLY have un learning math (NOT just memorizing it for some TEST, but really learning it), please come out to the Alkebulan CommUNIVERSITY Math Saturdays. ******   Classes/tutoring sessions are totally free of charge (donations will be accepted)! Please pre-register by calling Bro. Whitfield at 561-427-8495.      Saturday January 5,   2 p.m. - 5 p.m.   Community Cartooning Workshop ‘For Adults and Children’  Love to Draw?  Come develop your talent & Build your confidence with this workshop Learn History, Jazz, Develop Characters and Environments,  Strengthen your writing Skills, and  Drawing Techniques Charles E. “Chuck” Siler’s  BlackCommentator.com artist/cartoonist, historian, illustrator, and educator **********       Charles E. “Chuck” Siler’s works feature a variety of themes ranging from New Orleans’ lively and unique jazz scene to its lively and equally unique political scene. He uses his art and political cartoons to comment on life’s complexities, warts and beauty marks.  His creations include fine watercolors and acrylics and pen and ink cartoons. His cartoons are featured on a regular basis in The Louisiana Weekly.  A Katrina evacuee, Siler has spoken on New

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Enjoy Inspired Spoken word * World Class Clean Comedy* Live Entertainment* Singing* Dinner Buffet a special musical performance from BET’s SUNDAY BEST show (Andrea Helms) & Much More....Including JUST added “Yarbrough & People’s” live performance of there brand new Gospel single entitled “I’m In” ********* “FIRST SUNDAY’S” Enjoy Inspired Spoken word * World Class Clean Comedy* Live Entertainment* Singing* Dinner Buffet a special musical performance from BET’s SUNDAY BEST show (Andrea Helms) & Much More....Including JUST added “Yarbrough & People’s” live performance of there brand new Gospel single entitled “I’m In”And Live Performance by “Norris Spivey” A 5 Time Rhythm Award Nominee. *If you’ve been then you know & if you haven’t then please join us for this fun & dynamic experience! **And Exclusive Vendor Opportunities*** *** Starting Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 (12 consecutive Sundays) 4 to 6:30PM Path~Way to Life Center of Hope 302 West Palestine Street Hutchins, TX 75141 (12 minutes South of Downtown Dallas off HWY 45) Register NOW Space is limited  WWW.CynthiaMickens.com

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Methodist Charlton Heart of the Community Challenge. Methodist Charlton HoC Challenge is open to all households in the BSW areas. The only requirement is they MUST register on-line starting Jan. 7, 2013. We will take the first 100 households that register. Please pass this along to your membership including businesses and others! Remember the on-line registration starts at 7am Jan. 7th and will close upon 100 household registrations BCS Championship Game Notre Dame vs Alabama 7:30PM All Day Happy Hour $2 Drafts Buttons Food & Music Addison 15207 Addison Road Addison, Texas 75001 (972) 503-2888

January 8 STATE REPRESENTATIVE ERIC JOHNSON CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE OPENING DAY OF THE 83RD TEXAS LEGISLATURE 10:00 am to 3:00 pm    Texas State Capitol  Room E1.014 112 East 11th Street Austin, TX 78701 Opening Day Activities: Tours of the Texas Capitol Photos with Rep. Johnson Swearing-In Ceremony Telecast Luncheon Tours of the LBJ Presidential Library

January 9 GLOSSARY w/ Telegraph Canyon 8pm at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX $10 adv/$13 dos

January 10 St. Philip’s School and Community Center is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. The next Open House is being held January 10, 2013 at 8 am in the chapel. St. Philip’s is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Dallas. For more information or to register online, please visit www.stphilips1600.org/ admissions or call 214.421.5221 ext. 150.

January 12 Author Wine & Sign It’s A Brunch too! Sweet Rose Coffee & Wine Bar 1030 W Arkansas Lane, Suite 204, Arlington TX 76013 Saturday, Jan 12th, 11am-2pm CST Wine tasting – Book signing – Brunch – Live music Bookseller is the Dock Book Shop

January 15 Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce speaker series #3 featuring  Glenda Lee Agape Home Health Lecture / Book Signing “The Power of Positive Thinking”    Reserve your copy of Count Your Blessings for $15.00 *****   Civic Center 12400 Elam Road Balch Springs, TX 75180 balchspringschamber.org 11:30-1:00pm  RSVP by Monday, January 14th, 2013 Chamber members: Free Non Members: $10 * Irving International Women’s Consortium Getting The Job You Want In a Tough Market 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM WHERE: Irving Chamber of Commerce 5201 N. O’Connor Blvd., Vault Room Irving TX 75039

January 17 African Chamber of Commerce Weekly Business Luncheon           214.628.2569 www.africanchamberdfw.com

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Authors Monica McKayhan, Francis Ray, Brian Smith and Stephanie Morris. ** Muslim Legal Fund of America,presents Meet Congressman Keith

Ellison! MLFA is kicking off the New Year with our annual gala in Dallas, featuring keynote speaker Keith Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim Congressman, as well as a former National Security Agency executive-turned-whistleblower, Thomas Drake. You’re not going to want to miss this! 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency North Dallas 701 East Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75081 Free and Open to the Public • Registration Required Limited Seating • Arrive Early • Dinner Included

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South Dallas Cafe’s Inauguration Chicken & Waffle Swearing in Brunch for those not attending the inauguration in Washington. This year-(2013), all  attendees  must be prepaid  @ $20.00 each(no refunds). Only 350 tickets are  available. There will be singing, fellow-shipping and fun for all. 11am For more information please  email: ednapemberton@yahoo. com or call South Dallas Cafe’ at 214-337-9200

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20th Century Fox’s latest theatrical release, PARENTAL GUIDANCE, tells the story of what happens when old-school grandparents Artie and Diane Decker are entrusted to care for their three grandchildren while the parents are away on business. Written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, and directed by Andy Flickman, PARENTAL GUIDANCE stars veteran actor/comedian Billy Crystal as Artie Decker, an over-thehill, minor league baseball announcer with dreams of becoming a major league game announcer someday. When Artie suddenly loses his job, he and his wife Diane (played by Bette Midler) decide to take some time off and visit their only daughter, Alice (Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei) and her family in Atlanta. During their visit, their son-in-law

Phil (Tom Everett Scott) receives news that the new smart home product he designed is being recognized at a conference out of town and he invites Alice to join him on the trip, since the two working professionals have not had a grown-up vacation in years. Diane seizes the moment and convinces Alice to let her and her father take care of their three grandchildren while Alice and Phil are out of town. Artie, who is initially not in love with the idea because of what he deems as the impossible demands of his daughter’s type-A personality and high maintenance, modern-day parenting rules, eventually gives in. After a little arm-twisting with both parties, parents and grandparents agree and the fun begins. The film chronicles Artie and Diane’s futile attempts to keep up with Alice’s

rigid schedule and rules for their only grandchildren, Harper, Turner and Barker, only to find themselves exhausted and frustrated. Determined to prove to Alice that she made the right choice leaving the children with them, Artie and Diane take on the challenges of dealing with eldest child and overachiever Harper’s preoccupation with acing an upcoming music audition, concerns about not getting into the right college and an age-appropriate crush on a boy at school; middle child Turner’s speech impairment and youngest son, Barker’s neverending shenanigans and behavior issues. Intertwined with this main plot is a subplot involving Artie’s undercover efforts to land a sports commentator position with ESPN, which happens to be Alice’s employer. Needless to say, after a series of unfortunate, yet comical mishaps, Artie is ready to call it quits when he finally realizes how much his daughter Alice loves and admires him in spite of their differences in parenting styles, and that in fact Alice would not be the successful wife, mother and professional she is

today if it wasn’t for Artie and Diane’s direction in her life. Overall, PARENTAL GUIDANCE is a fun, warm and fuzzy family film that sheds light on generational differences, parenting and aging. Rated PG, the comedy, which has a running time of a mere hour and 36 minutes, opened in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2012.


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When I attended the screening of DJANGO UNCHAINED, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Knowing that it was a Quentin Tarantino film set in the 1800’s during the slavery era in America, I knew I would have to brace myself for some pretty brutal violence. Nevertheless, I was anxious to see what the buzz was about. Well, I can honestly say this film was a wild ride and one of the best films I saw in 2012. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is a fictional, Western story of vengeance and love. Django, played by Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx, is a slave whose freedom is bought by German dentist-turned-bounty-hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), to assist him in tracking down and identifying Django’s former slave owners, the homicidal Brittle brothers. Once Dr. Schultz frees Django, he offers him what appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime — to join him on his bounty hunting mission to kill slave owners for their criminal offenses and get paid for it. Quite naturally,

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this offer is like symphony orchestra music to Django’s ears but he in turn presents one stipulation — that after he helps Dr. Schultz find these wanted men, Schultz would help Django locate and rescue his wife, Broomhilda, from her current slave plantation. (Django and Broomhilda had previously been separated as punishment for attempting to run away from another slave plantation). The two men agree

and their adventure begins. Before they set out on their first joint mission, Dr. Schultz initiates an extreme makeover of Django, transforming him from an unacculturated, unsure, illiterate slave to a wellgroomed, horseback-riding, sharp shooting bounty hunter with a strong command of the English language and a rather brazen disregard for the status quo in the South. Fast forward through several fatal gun shot wounds and a growing pile of bad guy corpses, and we arrive at the heart of this feature film’s love story. There is absolutely no doubt with the audience that Django loves his wife and will endure anything, regardless of how unspeakable, to be reunited with her. After, Dr. Schultz and Django track Broomhilda to a wicked plantation known as Candyland, they devise a plan to befriend the plantation’s owner, a contemptuous Francophile named Monsieur Calvin Candie, played by Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, to gain access to the plantation and rescue Django’s beloved wife. It is at Candyland where fellow Oscar-nominee Samuel L. Jackson’s butt-kissing, master-pleasing character, Stephen, is introduced. With the help of special effects makeup and a walking cane, we see Jackson on screen as an aged, irascible curmudgeon who we end up hating by the end of the film because of his character’s role in exposing Django and Schultz’s scheme to Candie. Right when the audience is ready to applaud a passionate, emotional reunion between Django and Broomhilda, the script is flipped, literally, and all hell breaks loose. Just as all hope seems lost and the lives of the unlikely duo are at stake, the film’s climax commences with the obligatory, cringe-worthy blood bath that we’ve come to love (or hate depending on your tolerance level for graphic violence) in Tarantino’s work. With a lengthy running time of two hours and 45 minutes, the engaging story provides a couple of last minute twists that lead viewers to what feels like the end of the film but, alas, the story takes you in a different direction before it actually fades to closing credits. However, you will have to see the film for yourself to see how the story ends and whether Django gets his wife back. DJANGO UNCHAINED is an entertaining action/ adventure film that though it is set against the backdrop of slavery in America’s southern states and deals with a very serious atrocity in this nation’s history as it relates to the subhuman treatment of African Americans from the time they were brought against their will to America until President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1863, I was able to

watch the film and enjoy it purely as art. Nothing more. Nothing less. And as great films often do, it took me through a range of emotions as there were scenes that made my eyes water, scenes that made me chuckle and scenes that furrowed my brows. I watched the film with an open mind and did not enter the theater with a chip on my shoulder or anger in my heart about slavery and I quite frankly was so enthralled with the parallel storylines about vengeance and true love that I was not focused on how many times the “n” word was spoken, perhaps because I recognize that the reality of that era is that the “n” word WAS used frequently by slave owners. Period. Being ticked off about it is not going to undo history.

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As a matter of fact, because of the origins of the “n” word, I am more appalled at the frequent use of the word in modernday films depicting gang violence and Black-on-Black crime than in a period piece such as DJANGO UNCHAINED. By and large, Tarantino’s writing and directing skills in this film are in a word — extraordinary (evident by its recent five Golden Globe nominations) and whether his goal was to simply entertain or to start a conversation about slavery and its effects, he can pat himself on the back and consider his mission accomplished. DJANGO UNCHAINED is rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity. It opened in theaters across the U.S. on December 25, 2012. A WILD RIDE!


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Greenville-based company delivers on prescription drug savings

GREENVILLE, TX Neylandville Healthco, a distributor of free discount prescription cards continues to expand its reach and form partnerships with others who want to help consumers save money on their prescription drug purchases. Willie Hobdy, president of the company has announced that the company recently surpassed $18,451.28 in consumer savings in its first eight months of business. “The Neylandville Healthco free pharmacy discount card is an amazing program: it allows residents to take care of their healthcare needs at discounted rates,” says Hobdy. The free cards are not insurance. The cards are absolutely no cost, pre-activated, no paper work, no sign-up, there's no catch, they never expire, and everyone qualifies. The card covers the whole family and holders of it can even share it with friends. To ensure that consumers have convenient access to prescription discounts when needed, Neylandville Healthco distributes cards in POS marketing material that are bilingual and user friendly to consumers and pharmacies nationwide. To further increase accessibility of the program, Neylandville Healthco has continued to improve users’ experience by making upgrades to design and functionality of its website, including

Willie Hobdy an updated appearance, links to its Facebook and Twitter profiles and a healthcare blog. All consumers are eligible to use the Neylandville Healthco card to save up to 85 percent on the cost of both generic and brand name drugs while filling their prescriptions at over 60,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. For consumers lacking health insurance, or who are insufficiently covered under a current plan, the card can be a significant cost-saver. It may

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help offset the expense of high deductibles and in some cases the card can even help relieve costs of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” “With more than 49 million uninsured individuals nationwide, according to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Neylandville Healthco free pharmacy discount card program has already made a significant impact by providing access to more affordable medications,” said Hobdy. “I encourage residents to explore the money-saving benefits of the Neylandville Healthco card to see what options are the most costeffective for them.” Hobdy’s company is allied with Denver, Colorado based HealthTrans, a leading provider of pharmacy and healthcare management solutions and the company that provides the discount prescription card. To download and print the free card or to find out about specific medication costs at different participating pharmacies, consumers can visit http://discount. prescriptiondiscount123.com/ HTA222 for immediate savings on prescription costs. “Nothing beats the feeling we get when people walk up to us with tears in their eyes and says ‘thank you for giving me that Free Pharmacy Discount Card,’” Hobdy says. “They are impressed by the amount they save.”

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SOUL to SEOUL continued from Page 5 One of my personal favorite interviews was Radio One and TV One media mogul Cathy Hughes. I just knew I was going to be shown the door when she gave a “shoutout” to her Radio One Team in Dallas! There are so many pleasant memories I have of my days at KKDA and when changes were made and my microphone was no longer “live”, I moved on and continued with my program and my life. Over the holidays BET showed Roots and Queen. In addition to watching the TV One special on Django Unchained, I went to the

movies to see Jamie Foxx in action. Talk about not wanting to hear excuses and whinings from ANYONE! Does looking at one’s past prepare them for the future? Will we go back to supporting our own? Will we recycle dollars in our communities? There are some really upset people right now. It will be interesting to see what comes of those emotions.Some look at the sale of KKDA as a business decision. Hyman Childs is a businessman. He made a business decision to sell the radio station. Now, did he go and seek out African Americans as potential buyers? Should he have? Do you know anyone ready to put up the $1.9 million? I was asked what the next step should be.

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and should we lead a protest against the sale. Frederick Douglass said, “Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.” Malcolm X said, “Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.” Ida B. Wells said, “I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way... so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.” The Hon. Shirley Chisholm said, “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You T:6.25” make progress by implementing ideas.”

Dorothy I Height said, “Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.” Maya Angelou said, “Nothing will work unless you do.” Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.” As folks ponder the loss of Soul 73 KKDA, as they bemoan the news that SOUL 73 was SOLD to SEOUL; what’s the next step? The time is always now for accountability and visionary leadership-- not exercises in futility. Let’s move forward from a position of strength--of power.

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