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New UNCF Study Confirms that Jarvis Christian College Contributes To Local and Regional Economies Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is an important economic engine in its community, generating substantial economic returns year after year, and a new landmark study commissioned by the UNCF confirms it. HBCUs Make America

Service for Glenn planned

A public memorial service celebrating the life of former NFL player Terrance “Terry� Glenn will be held at 7pm at Fr i e n d s h ip - We st Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd, Dallas, TX 75232, Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Jarvis Christian generates $22 Million in total economic impact

Dr. Lester C. Newman President, Jarvis Christian



Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities documents the significant economic contributions of Jarvis Christian College and the nation’s network of HBCUs by quantifying their impact on the economy, employment and increased earning power of their students. The study was underwritten by Citi Foundation and the economic estimates were prepared by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. Key findings of the study are below: ¡ Jarvis Christian College generates $22 million in total economic impact. ¡ Jarvis Christian College generates 267 jobs for its local and regional economies. ¡ The 2014 graduates of Jarvis Christian College can expect to earn $165 million over their lifetimes, 77 percent See JARVIS, page 6

Glenn, who overcame adversity as a foster child to become a world-class professional athlete, was 43 when he died in a car accident Monday, November 20, 2017. He will be eulogized by Dr. Frederick D. Haynes. While the family prefers memorial donations be sent to the 83 Kids Foundation,, floral arrangements can be sent to Golden Gate Funeral Home: 4155 R.L. Thornton Fwy, Terry Glenn Dallas,TX 75224.

World AIDS Day

Brings African American Communities Together out to the African American community by providing free testing on December 1— called “Testing for Tickets.� Organizations throughParticipants will receive out the Dallas-Fort Worth tickets to the Annual KwanMetroplex will be hosting zaFest sponsored by Dallas events to provide testing and County Commissioner John to educate the public about Wiley Price. The events are HIV/AIDS and to hold vigils free but the public must have for lives lost to the disease tickets to be admitted. for world AIDS day DecemFree medical screenings ber 1st. including test for AIDS and Testing is at the core of other STDs, will also be prothe initiative for Blacks to get vided at KwanzaFest. Held Zachary Thompson educated about the basics of annually at the Dallas Fair Dir, DCHHS HIV and AIDS in their comPark Automobile Building, munities. this year’s KwanzaaFest will And it is critical to its prevention, says get underway December 9 and 10. Zachary Thompson, Director of Dallas Thompson said that in addition to testCounty Health and Human Services. He ing and surveillance (contacting people says that his department will be reaching with HIV and other STDs); they work By Earnestine Gardner Texas Metro News

with all agencies working to prevent AIDS in Dallas County through community education and outreach as well as passing out condoms. Four decades after the detection and diagnosis of HIV/AIDS during the early epidemic in the U.S. in the 1980’s, it is still growing at an endemic rate in African American communities across the country as with other diseases, while other groups have the disease under control. Part of the problem is due to disparities in minority communities due to systematic racism which causes poverty, and a lack of access to clinics for care and HIV testing, as well as community education programs to prevent infection. According to Ed Jones, mobilizer for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), See WORLD AIDS, page 2

Conyers responds to allegations Following accusations lodged against and my family before the House Committhe senior official, Congresstee on Ethics. man John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) “To be clear, I would like released the following statevery much to remain as ment: Ranking Member. There is “After careful consideration still much work to be done and in light of the attention on core concerns like sedrawn by recent allegations curing civil rights, enacting made against me, I have nomeaningful criminal justice reform, and protecting actified the Democratic Leader cess to the ballot box. These of my request to step aside Congressman John challenges could not be as Ranking Member of the Conyers more pressing in the face of House Judiciary Committee an Administration that cares during the investigation of little for the rule of law and a President these matters. “I deny these allegations, many of which whose actions and conduct cheapens our were raised by documents reportedly paid discourse every day. “But I have come to believe that my for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself presence as Ranking Member on the

Committee would not serve these efforts while the Ethics Committee investigation is pending. I cannot in good conscience allow these charges to undermine my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus, and my friends on both sides of the aisle in the Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives. “I am proud and fortunate to be part of a legacy of more than 50 years of fighting for civil rights and making our country more equitable and just. I will never allow that legacy – a legacy I owe to my father John Conyers, Sr., who integrated labor unions, or my two amazing sons John III and Carl and my loving wife Monica, and the extraordinary people of Detroit – to be cast aside, or these causes to be in any way diminished.


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World AIDS Day - Bringing African American Families Together, continued from front page

a Los Angeles based non-profit provider for HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for HIV, Dallas and Tarrant county are receiving services from AHF that make a difference, including the opening of two AHF health clinics, one in Fort Worth in 2012, and one in Dallas in 2013, to provide care, testing, and other services. Jones, who represents AHF’s southern region, says that Fort Worth was chosen as the site for the first clinic in the southern region because the city had the largest population with new cases of HIV, and it had fewer medical resources to provide care and testing. According to Tarrant County Public Health statistics for 2008 to 2012, non- Hispanic Black men aged 15-24 years make up one percent of the Tarrant County population, but accounted for 16% of new HIV infections. All Blacks in Tarrant County accounted for 54% of all new HIV cases, while the overall rate of new HIV cases decreased 15%. Case rates of AIDS remain disproportionately higher in African Americans in Dallas County as well, similar to trends observed in other large urban areas in the U.S.. In Dallas County African Americans represent 50% of HIV cases, compared to 26% Hispanic, 22% white, and 2% other. As in Tarrant County the largest number of HIV diagnoses in Dallas County were in persons less than 35 years of age at 60%. The growing statistics in this age group are among men having sex with men. Thompson says this group is being aggressively targeted for treatment and testing in Dallas County. Jones said that as a part of his advocacy he conducted 16 to 21 educational meetings per month in Dallas in 2016 to reduce new infections, to improve access to HIV care and health outcomes for people living with AIDS and their families through referrals and peer support. Reverend John Reed provides the same services in

Fort Worth. Jones says, his educational meetings have been limited in the last nine months in 2017 due to personal reasons, but he is currently resuming the meetings on a regular basis. He says that AHF works closely with the faith based community. Currently two Dallas mega church-

21% of all new HIV infections nationwide, and they make up only 16% of the U.S. population. The rate of new HIV infection in African Americans is eight times that of whites based on population size. African American and Latino communities continue to be dispropor-

disease under control. Testimonies from several living with HIV attest to the fact that the stigma against HIV in the Black community is one of the reasons people don’t get tested. Craig, a 27-year-old bisexual male

Shawn, 23, who is gay, was diagnosed with HIV at age 16. He says that he is disappointed at the way people stigmatize people with the disease, when they have no idea what infected people are going through. He says that he was in need of a lot of mental health services to cope. And he was also suicidal. He also said that one reason young Black gay men are becoming infected is because when they have been in a long term relationship with a partner, they tend to develop trust and stop using condoms. Sharon, age 30, said that she was in the Job Corps living out of state when she was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in 2001 at the age of 16. She said she had to leave the Job Corps campus immediately when she tested positive. She says she has a nine-yearold daughter who is negative, and she copes by doing volunteer work and having a positive mental attitude trying to stay happy.

es are involved in the effort to close the disparity gap in education and treatment in minority communities. They include The Potters House (Pastor T.D. Jakes), and Friendship West, (Pastor Freddie Haynes). They are participants in The Balm in Gilead, Inc., program which offers Healing through Prayer, Education, Advocacy and Service, including HIV testing. Regina Waits, HIV/AIDS Region (VI) Resource Consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said that churches are not left on their own to start a program. The Balm in Gilead program will assist churches in determining their readiness to participate in the program and getting it started. African Americans account for 44% of all people living with HIV/ AIDS in the U.S. and 44% of all new HIV infections. Yet, they are only 12% of the population. Hispanics represent

tionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. Gay and bisexual men account for most new HIV infections among African Americans. Young gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 are the most affected in this group. Both society and the healthcare industry have marginalized members of these communities because of sexual orientation and race, blocking essential treatment, care, and education for those in need. Another reason for the escalating rate of infection in the African American communities is the stigma associated with the disease. Because of a lack of education many still feel that HIV/ AIDS is a disease among homosexual white males. Though this group was the most affected in the early stages of the disease, through education, mobilization, and high incomes, they were the first infected population to get the

says that he went in for treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis in 2009 and was diagnosed HIV positive though he had no symptoms. He says he was rejected by his father, who is a minister and was in denial about his son having HIV. Craig, who contemplated suicide when he received the diagnosis, became a strong advocate for HIV testing and education. He said when he was doing advocacy as a student at Grambling State University (an HBCU) he was ostracized by students and became the target of harassment and violence. He said that the students were angry and afraid. Someone had his car towed. They broke out all of his car windows and left a note on his car telling him that he was going to die. He said that young people do not talk about HIV on social media -- it is such a stigma.

The educational meetings that Ed Jones and Rev. Reed coordinate in Tarrant and Dallas Counties are designed to help those living with HIV/ AIDS with coping skills by coordinating and referral of resources as well as providing testing. Established in 1987 as a hospice foundation for people dying of AIDS, AHF is the largest global AIDS organization. It currently provides medical care and/ or services to more than 817,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, and the Asia Pacific Region andPhotos by Dorothy J Gentry and Texas Legends Johnathan Motley signs autographs for the fans after a recent game. Texas Legends greet fans before a game at Dr. Pepper Arena See WORLD AIDS, page 3


Rep. Giddings’ on Not Seeking Re-Election highest pri“After much ority from prayer, compre-k to gradbined with careuate medical ful and thoughteducation. ful deliberation Everyone dewith my family, serves an opI have decidportunity for ed not to seek a good edure-election. This cation. After is obviously a high school, difficult deciRep. Helen Giddings one should be sion and one provided acthat tugs at my cess to an affordable college heart. I deeply appreciate the re- education or an opportunity spect shown to me by elected for a skill certificate to earn a officials, community leaders, living. It has been rewarding to and friends in asking me to reconsider my decision. Al- look back on my work on the though extremely difficult, Appropriations Committee. respectfully, my decision re- Last session I was able to lead an effort to obtain a $25 milmains the same. During my tenure in the lion appropriation included Texas House of Representa- in the base budget for both tives, much has been accom- Texas Southern and Prairie View A & M universities. As plished. Education has been my a part of the base budget,

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Texas Legends take to the court for game Eastern Europe regardless of ability to pay. In 2014, AHF conceived of a national public awareness campaign: “AIDS Is a Civil Rights Issue,” to highlight this health disparity and to emphasize the fact that access to HIV prevention care and treatment for HIV/AIDS should be universal. Reverend Al Sharpton is the spokesperson for the Campaign. He has held town hall meetings in several cities including Dallas in 2014. He held an HIV/AIDS town hall meeting at Selma University in Selma, AL on March 7, 2015 during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” HIV/AIDS Community Resources for Testing and Other Services

this appropriation will not cease when I leave. It simply is not fair to expect these two schools to perform at the same level as other state universities when they are not funded at the same level. Right here at home, a few years back when the doors of Paul Quinn College were about to be closed, with the help of then State Rep. Sylvester Turner, I was able to raise $1.3 million dollars to keep the doors open. I petitioned Commissioner Raymond Parades of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to grant a certificate of authority to Paul Quinn so that degrees could continue to be awarded. I remain grateful to the Meadows Foundation and Linda Evans for the first $500,000, and to DeMetris Sampson, who gave the largest individual gift. Whether it be creating the Academic Bridge Program at UTD, or partnering with Senator Royce West to establish

Dallas To schedule an HIV/AIDS educational meeting for your church or group contact:

Ed Jones AHF Advocate/ consultant (Mobilizer) for Dallas at (214) 859-0061 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1301 Young St. Dallas, TX 75205 Regina Waits HIV/AIDS Region (VI) Resource Consultant Contact: e-mail: 214-767-3879 Parkland Health and Hospital System 5201 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75235 214-590-8000 (Parkland Hospital Has five HIV Clinics. The other 4 are listed below) Amelia Court Clinic 214-590-5632 Bluitt Flowers 214-266-4267

the University of North Texas at Dallas, my commitment to education has never wavered. Moreover, creating alcohol free zones around schools was a major victory for students. The “lunch shaming” legislative initiative and $200,000 plus raised for that effort will ensure that some students will receive at least one hot meal a day. While we have accomplished a great deal, so much more remains to be done. I care deeply about every child being able to reach his/her full potential. This is the only way that Texas will remain competitive both domestically and internationally. What a blessing for me to have been chosen as one of 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives to serve over 27 million people in this state. I will be eternally grateful for the many lifelong relationships that will continue to enrich my life. Public service should be

Parkland HIV Clinic at Southeast Dallas Health Center 214-266-1732 Parkland Women’s Specialty HIV Clinic at Southeast Dallas Health Center 214-266-7870 Dallas County Health and Human Services 2377 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 214-819-2800

honorable. I am hopeful the Legislature will find the courage to compromise and understand the critical need to look past our party labels and differences to find the common ground for progress. I have been tremendously fortunate to have had a competent, compassionate, and caring staff. That includes my current staff; Tamara Sadler, Elaine Taylor, Stephani Clark, David Feigen, and TaShon Thomas. Chairing the Texas Legislative Black Caucus is a highlight of my career. The confidence the African American members placed in me at this critical time is indeed gratifying. Building the Texas African American History Memorial monument at the Capitol, which depicts the journey of African Americans and their many accomplishments, will always loom large. Standing on the South lawn of the Capitol grounds in all its majesty, elicits a sense of pride and

AIDS Services of Dallas 214-941-0523

UT Southwestern Dallas Family Access Network (DFAN) UT Medical Center (CPIU) Community Prevention and Intervention Unit 469-291-2899

AIDS Interfaith Network 214-943-4444

Veteran Affairs North Texas Health System 214-742-8387 Toll free: 800-849-3597

Fort Worth

Dallas County MHMR Metrocare Services (Testing at all locations) 1380 River Bend Dr. Dallas, TX 75247 214-743-1200 Toll free 877- 283-2121

Prism Health North Texas (formerly AIDS Arms) 351 West Jefferson Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75208 214-521-5191

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic 214-426-3645 Foremost Family Health Center Balch Springs 972- 588-4532 ext. 100 Bryan’s House 214-456-6500 A Sister’s Gift Women’s Center 214-421-4274


offers a glimpse of history that will inspire generations to come. Serving the people of Texas has made an enormous difference in my life. I have worked dayin and out in an honest and sincere attempt to make a positive difference in the lives of others. That investment in others is what makes our own lives meaningful. The people of District 109 are politically astute. They are aware and engaged and will elect a well-qualified, remarkable person to represent and serve them. While I am not seeking reelection, with God’s help, I will never stop seeking to serve God’s people. In January 2019, I will begin the next chapter in my life. Until that time, I will continue to serve with the same enthusiasm that I did on my first day. My family and I solicit your prayers and at the same time, we ask God’s blessings for each of you.

Resource Center of Dallas 214-528-0144 Toll free: 866-657-2437

AHF Healthcare Center Medical Cities Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite B 122 Dallas, TX 75230 972-566-7000

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (11 Centers in DFW area) 7424 Greenville Ave. Suite 206 Dallas, TX 75231 800- 230-7526

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Abounding Prosperity 214-421-4800

To schedule an HIV/AIDS educational meeting for your church or group contact: Reverend John Reed AHF Advocate/ Consultant (Mobilizer) for Fort Worth at (817) 896-7559 AHF Healthcare Center 400 North Beach St. Suite 104 Fort Worth, TX 76111 817 - 831-1750 AIDS Outreach Center 400 North Beach St. Fort Worth, TX 76111 817 335-1994 Tarrant County Health Department 1101 South Main Fort Worth, TX 76104 817-321-4800


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QUIT PLAYIN’ By Vincent L. Hall At least annually, the nationally syndicated column named for Ann Landers repeated a piece that expounded on “class.� Class, is the evidence of mannerisms talked about, but seldom seen. As we enter the age of Trumpism and a barrage of revelations about how men misuse their social and economic class rankings over women, I thought it not a trite matter to revisit what class used to look like. You see, class in my generation was what every Black mother tried to instill. Once, when we were colored and then Negro, class was the requisite and redeeming social grace. The one unanimous motive of Black folks in America was to disprove what White folks said and believed about us. Quit Playin’ like you forgot your upbringing! Ann Landers’s perennial was simple yet profound. “Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident. It can

HALL: We got Class‌Don’t We? handle whatever (Thank you Rudyard comes along. Kipling) Class has a sense Everyone is comof humor. It knows fortable with the that a good laugh is person who has class the best lubricant for because this person oiling the machinery is comfortable with of human relations. himself. Class never makes If you have class excuses. It takes its you’ve got it made. lumps and learns If you don’t have from past mistakes. class, no matter Class knows that what else you have, good manners are it doesn’t make any Ann Landers nothing more than difference.â€? a series of small, inIn one fell swoop, consequential sacrifices. the author of the antidote shows Class bespeaks of an aristocracy most of us for what we really are. that has nothing to do with ances- What we are as individuals and more tors or money. Some wealthy “Blue importantly, as a people. Bloodsâ€? have no class, while some inWe have become a nation of whindividuals who are struggling to make ing, bitching, crying and emotional ends meet are loaded with it. Class is misfits. real. It can’t be faked. Class can’t be limited or contained Class is comfortable in its own in 146 alphanumeric characters. skin. It never puts on airs. Class Class is so much more than brand never tries to build itself up by tear- names and brand new cars. Class ing others down. Class is already up does not always find a home in fancy and need not strive to look better by houses. Class shows up in how we making others look worse. treat the homeless and the “least of Class can “walk with Kings and these.â€? Based solely on how we treat keep its virtue and talk with Crowds the indigent, the addicted and the and keep the common touch.â€? insecure; if it wasn’t for low class,

America would have no class at all. We have become a pitiful lot. Contrary to multimillion dollar ad campaigns, cars and clothes do not bestow class. Somehow we have become the megalomaniacal hedonists that all mothers used to despise. Anything or act that fails to complement our insatiable appetites for attention and notoriety, are useless to us. Don’t be fooled. People with class vote and realize that elections have consequences. People who have class do not make everyone and everything besides themselves an excuse or a scapegoat. Class is not a pricey pedigree, class is a costly adherence to one’s own conscious. Esther Pauline Lederer, (Ann Landers’ government name) died in 2002. Ms. Landers would be “clutching her pearls� perpetually if forced to suffer the daily news cycle in 2017. You can accept this present lack of class, but you can never normalize it. We are better than this. Aren’t we? Vincent L. Hall is an author, activist and award-winning journalist.

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Do you know this man?

THIS IS A SERIAL RAPIST He targeted members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. but this is more than about a sorority. We’re talking about a community. Come on PEOPLE! Don’t you CARE? Will it matter when it is your sister, mother?



My Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis The Dr. Robert E. Price Post Office will be re-dedicated with enhanced Dr. Ester Davis signage, pomp and circumstance ceremony, on Sunday, December 3, 2017, after services at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dr. T. L. Brown and Hamilton Park UMC, Dr. Sheron Patterson, Pastors. The rededication will be chaired by the Honorable Adam McGough, Dallas City

Robert E. Price Post Office

Council, District 10 and the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, a long time civic leader and member of “community royalty” in Texas. A name on a post office is of significance not only to the community but to the entire country. The constitution grants Congress many important powers, i.e., make laws, declare war, coin money, establish rule of immigration, courts and impeachment. Post offices in the United States of America are constitutionally mandated, which gives them authority over naming of our United States Post Offices (USPS). So, our Members of Congress, both past and pres-

The Nat King ent, Republican Cole Post Office and Democrats in Los Angeles, are part of this Martin Luther distinct honor King Jr., Post for the life, light Offices, the Larand legacy of ry Doby Post Dr. Price. Office, a Hall of Dallas is honFame Outfieldored and espeer. cially graced But my utter with two post offices named surprise was the Dr. Robert E. Price after renowned Jordan W. ChamAfrican American Pastors, bers Post Office in St. Louis. Dr. CAW Clarke Post Office Mr. Chambers was a deland the Dr. Robert Price Post egate to the Democratic NaOffice. tional Convention in 1944 and I was most interested in the 1952. Mr. Chambers owned the number of post offices named after African Americans Peoples Undertaking Compaacross the United States. There ny in St. Louis. History is addictive and are quite a few.

it has no end. Once you get started with a tidbit of curiosity, you are smitten. The Gwen B. Giles Post Office is named after the first African American woman to serve in the Missouri Senate. She was born in Georgia in 1932. Dr. Robert E. Price, was a gentle giant, former Pastor of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 42 years in historic Hamilton Park. (Look for the Dallas County Commissioners Proclamation online). The Robert E. Price Post Office is located at 8135 Forest Lane @Central Expressway in North Dallas. The Robert E. Price Post office is a cultural feature post

One Out of Three Speaking Truth to Power by Dr. Brenda Wall

One out of three women on the planet is the victim of some form of violence against women including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and homicide. One in four girls in the United States will be sexually abused before age eighteen. One in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college. Sexual harassment rates are even higher. These numbers clearly indicate that it is not safe to be female. And yet, as women are recovering their voices and reclaiming their courage to speak out collectively against violation and trauma, what is most troubling is the prevailing denial, which is operative

in mainstream America. The basic questions are rarely asked. Who is hurting women? Who is beating women? Who is raping young girls most at risk and then re-assaulting them as their declarations of tragedy are denied, their reputations are scandalized and they are left to be objects of disdain yet again? No one seems to care that violence has generational impact affecting children and family. No one understands that bipolar disorder is a common emotional effort to cope with betrayal, trauma and invisibility. No one remembers that

girls and women have another glass ceiling created by the one out of three men who exploit and threaten them; the one out of four men who molest girls; and the one out of five young men who prepare to solidify maltreatment of women during their college matriculation. We are complicit and yet are repeatedly horrified when girls and women have been caught, damaged and dumped. We too have been silenced as a mechanism for protecting their lives and also for protecting a privileged class. Anita Hill represented an emerging exposure of this privilege, but it was too painful to face. So much easier to claim denial and perpetuate

the defense of male privilege even with resulting shattered lives and disoriented family. Men beat women. Men rape women. Intimate partner violence consumes men. We know that boys are victims also and that women can sometimes be the aggressors, but the statistical conclusion points to hostile, entitled male privilege. There must be a new accountability for the one out of three men who are the dangerous perpetrators. We seem shocked when they are outed in our churches or in Hollywood or in the governor’s mansion. However, violence against women is as American as the intoxicating profit of the slave trade that built this

country. It was once permissible for those, who were in the White House or the Confederate Generals immortalized in stone, or magistrates meting out justice, to rape women and beat them into pleasing submission. We have proof in the melanin distribution that we see in America today. Somebody in power was beating women, raping women and smiling with their secret and not so secret pleasure. From Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond, the sexual abuse and exploitation of young girls was acceptable to powerful men, but not by those marginalized women. While the women of privilege, who danced with the powerful perpetrators, may have gotten a movie part or a room in the mansion, they too paid a high price. By contrast, it is the redeeming voices of Fannie Lou Hamer, of Anita Hill or the

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office in Dallas County. Speaking with Dr. Price’s daughter, Pat Price, she mentioned her Dad’s 25 with a mortgage company, his inroads, influence and love for the Hamilton Park landscape, which he helped to create and sustain. Maxine Cash, a retired teacher, long-time resident of the area, remembers Dr. Price walking the neighborhood visiting all the neighbors. To all involved, thanks for the memories, the forever recorded history and the everlasting monument. Ester Davis is a celebrated writer and signature television host/producer. She can be reached at www.esterday. com or 214.376.9000

scores of women I see regularly in clinical practice, who bring a new message. Blamed for being victim; dishonored for bipolar badges of courage; dismissed into small spaces from which to navigate the world, I join them and take this moment to speak to men on their behalf. Stop the trauma. The real psychopathology resides with you. You are the problem. Stop blaming us for your moral inadequacy and your failure to do your work of healing. You are not participating in sexual misconduct. You are a pedophile. You are a rapist. You are a broken man. Heal. Recover. And may the two out of three strong brothers join us in our demand for voice and for justice. Brenda Wall, Ph.D. is a noted psychologist and author of Black Lives, White Supremacy and the American Fiction


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Get Smoked

How two teens, all grown up, “meat” their match

Story and Photos By Eva D. Coleman

They started smoking in the backyard. As classmates at Bryan Adams High School in East Dallas, the bond between Kyle St. Clair and Herman Guerra began during their freshman year. As founders of One90 Smoked Meats, smoking is now a full-time love with second-hand benefits being passed onto others daily. “We starting smoking meats in the backyard,” St. Clair said. “We call ourselves “smoked” meats because we didn’t want to get pigeonholed into barbecue,” he added. It’s definitely not barbecue. From smoked duck breast, beef and pork tenderloin, ham, turkey breast and pastrami made in house, they offer so much more beyond the norm. Smoked cheeses will have you smiling too! “Our customers are 50/50 plates for now versus take home,” St. Clair said. St. Clair and Guerra haven’t

strayed from their start-up roots. While you can swing by their establishment located at 10240 E. Northwest Highway in East Dallas, they offer prepackaged foods that can be shipped anywhere as well. The convenience of having smoked brisket, salmon, pulled pork, their house poblano sausage and more, in a simmer entire package in hot water then plate it up fashion, will have you serving dinner or pleasing guests in

no time. “Accessibility of good, smoked meats is what we’re striving for,” St. Clair said. During a recent media dinner, I honestly couldn’t help

pling, Guerra strongly encouraged attendees to try the chili mac, their traditional macaroni and cheese mixed with their famous brisket chili that stood alone in a big, black pot. It’s in a class by itself…a chili that combines brisket, pulled pork and sausage. Even with my native Texas, barbecue capitol roots, I had never imagined anything like

cial, and their other halves have bore witness to the process.

and said. They offer sides as well. Macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans can round out your menu. During the evening of sam-

it. It’s such a flavorful combination that I’ve coined it as a must try “ Texas Gumbo! From boys to men, St. Clair and Guerra have really cooked up something spe-

and meat on lock.

will continue to be of service to our students, diligently preparing them for their chosen career pathways. This year, we have made a concerted effort to provide more incentives to our students and cutting-edge courses to better prepare them to become productive and contributing citizens, whether at home or abroad.” UNCF’s President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax stressed the importance of HBCUs. “This new report chang-

es the narrative and demonstrates that HBCUs, such as Jarvis Christian College, are feeding the community’s need for a college-educated workforce and driving economic growth,” he said. “These institutions have led the way in developing and polishing the practices necessary to get underprepared, first-generation students ready for college, but they also help fill critical jobs with college-educated workers in the community.” HBCUs have long been

bastions of academic achievement. It is clear to see, however, that the value of Jarvis Christian College is not solely confined to educational impacts. HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities demonstrates that Jarvis Christian College matters not only to its students, but also to the local, regional and national economies. Visit HBCUsMakeAmericaStrong to access the full report.

“To go from a backyard idea to our wives staring out into the backyard wondering what we’re up to,” Guerra laughed in amazement. With business steadily growing, it seems they’ve got the relationship between man

One90 Smoked Meats Founders Herman Guerra and Kyle St. Clair

being naturally called over multiple times to a platter that contained their salmon dip on crostini. “People come from far away for that dip,” Guerra smiled

Dare I say, “Keep on smoking?”

Jarvis Christian College, continued from front page more than they could expect to earn without a college credential. The presence of Jarvis Christian College in this area means a boost to the area’s economic activity, on-campus, off-campus, and well beyond the campus, contributing to stronger growth and stronger communities. For each job created on campus, another 0.8 public- or private-sector job is created off campus because of Jarvis Christian College-related

spending. This study makes it clear that while benefits flow to Jarvis Christian College graduates who enter the workforce with sharper skills and vastly enhanced earning prospects, these benefits also flow to the local and regional economies connected to Jarvis Christian College. “We are excited about Jarvis and the impact we have had on the lives of our students, residents and businesses in the surrounding communities.

Although Jarvis is geographically located in a rural and serene environment, we have had a profound financial impact on the local and regional economies,” said Dr. Lester C. Newman, President of Jarvis Christian College. “Our graduates are doing well and with the addition of courses in data analytics and cyber-security, they will be prepared to do even better.” He further stated that “Jarvis has been student-centered since 1912 and that the College


November 30 2017 Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner 5:30 Reception 7:00 Dinner & Program Nominations Are Now Being Accepted! Peacemaker of the Year Justice Seeker of the Year Lifetime Peacemaker Peacemaker Organization of the Year Media Accountability of the Year Please nominate those local to North Texas and include a narrative as to why. ​Double Tree by Hilton Hotel 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas,75244, USA


Emmett J. Conrad High School; 7502 Fair Oaks Ave., Dallas - Alfred Loos Field House; 3815 Spring Valley Rd., Addison Admission and parking are free at all four locations. For more information, visit discoverdallasisd. Florida A&M University Reception 6 PM - 8 PM Dallas Black Dance Theatre 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, Texas 75201

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Dallas Vet Center to Hold 2nd Annual Resource Day 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dallas Vet Center 8610 Greenville Avenue, Suite 125 Dallas, Texas Military (Active, Guard, Reserve), Veterans and Veteran Family Members only Pre-register on EventBrite or call the vet center at 214-361-5896

December 2 Discover Dallas ISD will take place over two weekends at four different locations: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St., Dallas Skyline High School, 7777 Forney Rd., Dallas 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9

The Heads Up! Foundation Inaugural S c h o l a r s h ip Fundraising Gala on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The Hilton Garden Hotel Ballroom, 800 N. Main Street in Duncanville, Texas. WFAA Ch. 8 TV Personality Demetria Obilor will serve as our event emcee and Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach/ Former NBA Player Darrell Armstrong will serve as our Keynote speaker. We will also recognize our “Champions In The Community” for their outstanding service to the community. Event will also feature a silent auction; black tie attire is optional. The organization plans to raise over $50,000 for program scholarships and tuition assistance. 6pm-9pm Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Are Still Available. Visit www.theheadsupfoundation. org to pledge your support. “It’s Easier To Build Strong Children Than To Repair Broken Men”

December 4 Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson presents the 2nd Annual Senior Living Conference “Healthy Choices for Healthy Living” 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grand Hall Banquet Facility Lancaster Recreational Center 1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway Lancaster, TX 75134

December 5 Holiday Reception supporting CAROL DONOVAN Dallas County Democratic Party Chair 5:30pm-7:00pm Home of Honorable Dr. Harryette Ehrhardt 5731 Swiss Avenue Dallas, Texas 75214

December 7 Stand-Up Tragedy by Bill Cain Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX, 75204 Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Latino Cultural Center at 8:00pm Tickets: Available at the door or online at: stand-up-tragedy/ Adults: $10 Students: $5

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December 13 Regional Black Contractors Association Holiday Party Thursday, December 13th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Vogel Alcove. Regional Black Contractors Association 2627 Martin Luther King Blvd Dallas, TX 75215

December 15 Hamilton Park United Methodist Church - The Coalition of Churches in prison Ministry’s Gift of Light for 8400 inmates in Beto, Michael and Boyd Units.


Discover Dallas ISD will take place over two weekends at four different locations: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk St., Dallas Skyline High School, 7777 Forney Rd., Dallas 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 Emmett J. Conrad High School; 7502 Fair Oaks Ave., Dallas Alfred Loos Field House; 3815 Spring Valley Rd., Addison Admission and parking are free at all four locations. For more info, visit

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Over 25 with 45-60 transferrable credit hours?* The Renaissance Program affords adult learners an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree in religion, criminal justice or general studies and a bachelor’s degree in religion, business or criminal justice. We offer a well-designed curriculum, academic support services, and a flexible course schedule to accommodate the needs of working adults.

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The Renaissance Program is offered at our Dallas Teaching Site, conveniently located at Friendship-West Baptist Church, 2020 W. Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas 75232. Jarvis Christian College (JCC) operates a part of its Renaissance Program within the Friendship-West Baptist Church & Conference Center, a Friendship-West Baptist Church Inc. owned & operated facility but is an independent operation with no affiliation to Friendship-West Baptist Church, Inc.Jarvis Christian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer | TTY (800) 735-2989


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Davis receives AARP Texas Legislative Achievement Award

In recognition of her work during the 2017 Regular Texas Legislative Session, state Rep. Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas) has been presented a Texas Legislative Achievement Award from AARP Texas. Davis sponsored and fought for successful passage of legislation – House Bill 2025 – that will ensure better training for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia in nursing homes and assisted

living facilities in Texas. HB 2025 was amended to also include the contents of another major nursing home reform package that will improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities by, among other things, revising the so-called “Right to Correct” law in order to make it more difficult for serious violations of nursing home care to be ignored. The legislation, which received unanimous bipartisan support, was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg

advance the wellbeing of older Texans and fighting to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities,” said Bob Jackson, director of the nonpartisan and nonprofit AARP Texas, which has more than 2.3 million members in the state and advocates for issues that matter to all people age 50 Rep. Yvonne Davis and older. “I am proud to Abbott and took effect on extend my congratulations to Representative Davis for Sept. 1. “Representative Davis earning a 2017 AARP Texhas earned our deep ap- as Legislative Achievement preciation for her work to Award.”

Rep. Davis was presented the Legislative Achievement Award on Thursday at a meeting of the AARP Chapter 946 in Oak Cliff. Presenters of the award included AARP Texas Executive Council Member John Vasquez and Amanda Fredriksen, who leads AARP Texas’ advocacy work on caregiving issues. Representative Davis represents Texas House District 111, which includes portions of Dallas County.


New Dallas venue blends food with extreme entertainment Photos and Story By Eva D. Coleman

It started with Shhh...don’t tell. Well... the secret’s out! Celebrity chef Tre Wilcox’s Don’t Tell Supper Club is a hot new spot in downtown Dallas. Nestled in a corner at 2026 Commerce Street, the red carpet and stanchions leading up to the doors of the establishment give one an impression that something exclusive is going on inside. Stepping in you’ll notice decor you can’t help but canvas and hope to explore. The hostess staff up front greets each person with a smile and genuine pride. “I love working here and coming to work every day,” hostess Alexandra Nicole Piland said. “I had my birthday party here one day and started working here the next,” she shared. I later discovered that she had previously it wasn’t as surprising as I’d originally thought. Freakin’ Eats New Dallas venue blends food with extreme entertainment What was refreshing was the amount of care she gave,

which could have resulted from her experience of being a customer first. After being seated, a complimentary drink they call “mooze booze” is placed in front of you. When asked what was in it, the waitress smiled and replied, “It changes daily, just something to sip on while you wait.”

A free alcoholic beverage? Now that’s classy. It’s dark. It’s loud. Don’t expect to tell your date across from you, or guests of a

large party, anything. Just take it all in, order from the menu and eat... all while enjoying live music on stage, acrobatics and magic shows in between sets and the magician making his way throughout the room. He swallowed a sword, and asked me to pull it out! The magician was friendly and engaging. As I pulled the long sword from his mouth, I couldn’t dare look at him! I felt the movement definitely did not feel like a cheesy retractable one. Each food item that came out was plated beautifully. Great tastes followed. I highly recommend the Grilled Wild King Salmon with Spicy Chipotle Jack Cheese Grits and Tequila Lime Sauce! The private and VIP spaces are divine, including a second floor with stunning decor and eclectic views. Visit Don’t Tell Supper Club for the good food, stage and table-side entertainment. Tell whomever you visit with and others what you think about it after you exit the doors.


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Meet Texas Legends coaching staff for 2017-18 Season

The Texas Legends have added three new assistants to complete Head Coach Bob MacKinnon’s bench. Kelly Peters, DJ Nelson, and Eric Snow have joined Zendon Hamilton and Zachary Chu, who both assisted MacKinnon and the 2016-17 squad to the team’s winningest season and a franchise-record five NBA Call-Ups. Kelly Peters comes to the Legends after serving as an assistant last season with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Peters worked as an advance scout for Golden State for two seasons prior to entering the G League. The San Diego native also spent four years at Turner and CBS helping broadcasters prepare for the NCAA Tournament. Peters’ career began at his alma mater, Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA), where he helped lead the team to 10 league titles and two CIF Section titles. DJ Nelson enters his first year of coaching after serving in basketball operations with the Legends for the past four years. Nelson graduated from Texas Christian University. The Plano native has previously served as an international scout for the Legends and has extensive clinic experience. Eric Snow joins the Legends through the NBA’s Assistant Coaches Program (ACP) after spending the past two years at Florida Atlantic University as an assistant coach. Snow played four years at Michigan State and was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Ohio-native played 14 years in the NBA, earning All-Defensive Second Team, the NBA Sportsmanship

Award, and the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. Snow moved his career to the front office in 2012 when he became the Director of Player Development for SMU under Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown. The ACP began in 1988 and has had over 150 former NBA players participate. The program provides former players the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in coaching and explore other areas of the basketball offices based on the participant’s interests. Zendon Hamilton played six years in the NBA followed by four seasons overseas and a stretch with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. Prior to turning pro, Hamilton earned Big East honors four straight years at St. John’s. In 2013, Hamilton took his first step into the coaching world at the D-League National Tryouts which led to an assistant position with the Idaho Stampede the following season and ultimately landed him in Frisco with MacKinnon and the Legends. Hamilton played center throughout his career and focuses on the development of the big men with the Legends. Zachary Chu enters his second season with MacKinnon, Hamilton, and the Legends. Chu came to Frisco after spending the previous season as a player development intern for the Los Angeles Clippers. Chu, a Dallas-native, played four years at the University of Richmond before joining Nike Basketball working in grassroots programs overseas. Chu focuses on analytics for the staff.

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Dear Alma, Recently, my brother relocated to where I live and my sister-in-law and I have become better friends. I like her very much. She’s an attorney and she’s very smart. She has natural hair and that’s her choice, I respect that. I’m a hairstylist and I love my craft. I’m very popular, I make a lot of money and people say I’m one of the best in my area. Recently, my SIL came to my salon to drop off a gift to me and we were talking while I was working. Out of nowhere I said, “You should let me relax your hair and make you pretty.” Instantly, I knew that didn’t come out right. She said, I think I’m pretty now and abruptly left. She’s right, she is. Since then, when I see her, I give her a big hug and try to make it like it was, but she has become distant. How can I fix this, Alma? Hapless Hairstylist Dear Hapless Hairstylist, Uh oh, Baby Bop, ohknowudidn’t! Unfortunately, this time, and I’m sure


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You know what I’m talking about, don’t say, “I’m sorry if I offended you.” We three already know you did. Use real words and be specific like, “I’m sorry when I said…” After the apology, share with her that you think she’s beautiful inside and out, smart and a great SIL.

Recently, my SIL came to my salon to drop off a gift to me and we were talking while I was working. Out of nowhere I said, “You should let me relax your hair and make you pretty.” Instantly, I knew that didn’t come out right. LOL, I know girl, it happens! You can’t fix what you did, until you own it. Acknowledging that what you said was hurtful is the first step. She should have left; you called her ugly! Yes, you did, you know you did, that’s why you feel guilty. That’s also why you’re lathering her down with extra hugs and wideeyed smiles every time you see her. Save the soapsuds, sista! Splash cold water on your face and back it on up. Where do you start, you wonder? With a mature apology, a real one, not the generic kind.

Let her know how much she means to you and confirm that her choice of hairstyle has nothing to do with the love and respect you share. Hug her and never mention it again. Right now this bucket of deplorable words has overwhelmed her, I’m sure. Again, take responsibility and take her by the hand, slowly leading your relationship back on track. Do whatever it takes, it won’t be easy and it shouldn’t be. She’ll eventually forgive you and let it go, but it may take a minute. Alma

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Texas Legends named to Team USA

Texas Legends guard Donald Sloan and forward Jameel Warney have earned a Mariloff Call-Up to Team USA for the November FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers. Warney is one of four members returning from the AmeriCup gold medal team earlier this year. Sloan (6-3, 205, Texas A&M) has played three games for the Legends this season averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in 29.2 minutes per game. Warney joined Team USA this summer for the FIBA AmeriCup where he led the team to a gold medal and earned MVP. In three games with the Legends this season, Warney has tallied two double-doubles and averages 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. “I am happy and proud that both Donald and Jameel have been selected to represent our great country on Team USA,” said Legends Head Coach Bob MacKinnon. “It is a testament to both players and the Legends organization that we

Texas Legends greet fans before a game at Dr. Pepper Arena Photo: Dorothy J Gentry

had multiple players picked for this prestigious team.” Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy, who led the USA to a 5-0 record and the gold medal at the Aug. 25-Sept. 3 FIBA AmeriCup Championship, will serve as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team, while veteran international coach Mo McHone and former Georgetown University coach John Thompson III will serve as assistant coaches. The USA will open training Nov. 17 in Greensboro, N.C., and will play two firstround games, versus Puerto Rico on Nov. 23 (7:30 p.m.

EST) at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena in Orlando, and on Nov. 26 (5 p.m. EST) versus Mexico at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Fieldhouse in Greensboro, home of the Charlotte Hornets NBA G League affiliate Greensboro Swarm.

The USA trained daily Nov. 17-20 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Fieldhouse. The American squad continued its training on Nov. 21 at the Charlotte Hornets practice facility; then trained on Nov. 22 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Following the Nov. 23 game against Puerto Rico, the USA returned to Greensboro for training on Nov. 24 and 25 and closed the November qualifying window with a game versus Mexico on Nov. 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Fieldhouse. Following the November games, additional firstround World Cup Qualifying game windows are Feb. 2226, 2018 and June 28-July 2, 2018.

Jockey Ramirez awarded prestigious Jockey’s Guild award Lone Star Park’s current leading rider Ricky Ramirez was recently awarded the Jockey’s Guild Jacky Martin Award according to Jockey Talk 360. The Jacky Martin Award is presented to a Quarter Horse jockey for outstanding achievement during the year. It acknowledges riders whose careers and personal character have had a positive influence on Quarter Horse racing and who are role models for their peers

on and off the track. “It’s a great honor. Jacky was one of my idols growing up,” said Ricky Ramirez Ramirez. “I remember watching him ever since I wanted to be a jockey. It means a lot to me to receive this award named after Jacky Martin.”

Career stats for Ramirez are 1,098 wins from 6,846 starts with earnings totaling over $28.5 million. He is currently at the top of the North American standings for wins in 2017 with 110 from 469 starts and ranked #3 of 645 jockeys with over $2.4 million in earnings. Ramirez has won more Lone Star Park riding titles than any other Quarter Horse jockey with five.


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Texas Legends 2017-18 Season Underway

Story and Photo By Dorothy J Gentry Sports Editor The Texas Legends are one of the NBA’s most exciting NBA GLeague affiliates. The team had a franchise record 5 players called up to play for the NBA franchise and are coming off of a winning season. Currently the team sits at 4-4 and and play their next home game on Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. For ticket information or the full schedule visit Season Partnership This season the Legends will partner with Ewing Buick GMC that will allow one lucky fan to drive away from the final home game in a brand new 2018 Buick Encore. The compact luxury SUV will be showcased at all Legends home games hanging above center court. The activation is the first and only of this kind in the sport industry and has earned “Best Activation” in the league. The shining centerpiece of Dr Pepper Arena will then be given away at the final home game of the 201718 season.

Texas Legends take to the court for game time.

The Encore has earned 5-star overall safety ratings the past two years while Buick also earned the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Mass Market Brands” from J.D. Power. “We are very excited about our partnership with Ewing Buick GMC,” commented Dallas Mavericks President and GM and Legends Owner Donnie Nelson. “The car giveaway is obviously something our fans look forward to year-round and builds quite a buzz for the first 23 games. To be able to give away another luxury vehicle with such a strong brand across the front is great for us and the Legends family.” Finalists for the car will be cho-

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Facebook Live stream. The broadcasts will be narrated by two familiar faces with the return of 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher and Jared Sandler. Sandler, a USC graduate and current Texas Rangers broadcast team member, will return for his second season as play-by-play with the Legends. Fisher, who is an inside reporter for the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, will see his fifth season as color commentator. “Broadcasting Legends games is a privilege and I’m honored and excited to share that responsibility with Mike (Fisher) and our outstanding crew again,” Sandler said.

Fisher and Sandler are both active on twitter and will utilize the live broadcast feed to interact with fans thanks to ZTE USA technology. Fans can follow both hosts: Fisher @fishsports and Sandler @SandlerJ “I've long said the Legends are the best NBA franchise that's not in the NBA," Fisher said. "Everything about this organization is first-class, from its community involvement to its on-court product. Our telecasts, as always, will strive to match that high quality.” With an extended partnership with Fox Sports Southwest, Texas will have 14 games broadcast live and the other 10 rebroadcast at a later date. Texas47 will broadcast 10 games live.


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