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K104/KRNB’s KiKi, Lady Jade and DeDe McGuire joined Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price for announcement about KwanzaaFest’s future

For decades cultural events have come and gone in Dallas, TX. For some reason, events like the Black Family Reunion, Black Expo and Sister to Sister have tried to build a base in the Big D, but the organizers did not get the traction or support they wanted so they moved on. Time and time again, people say that Dallas is a strange beast, a city where it is hard to galvanize the masses. Well, the masses galvanized, to the tune of over 10,000 in the inaugural year of KwanzaaFest and steadily growing to well over 50,000 in recent years. Now the 10,000 number was one that the media reported, based on their calculations of the thousands who made their way to Lincoln High School for the cultural festival, celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Everyone was surprised at the overwhelming response from the vendors, business community and citizens. Over the years, KwanzaaFest was a great place to see old friends, pick up unique items, support Black businesses and receive hundreds of dollars in health screenings. It was also a great place for entrepreneurs who present their wares for sale.

Last month, there were reports that after 22 years, KwanzaaFest would not be occurring this year. While there are cities across America that have cultural festivals every month, citizens became very vocal about the possibility of another program leaving the city because of apathy, fear, or ambivalence. Sure corporate sponsorship is important, but there has to be the support from the community and that support has not wavered. Following the reports of the cancellation of KwanzaaFest, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, standing with KwanzaaFest committee members and DeDe McGuire, Lady Jade, Kiki and others from K104 and KRNB, had this to say about KwanzaaFest: “KwanzaaFest 2013 will be held on December 14th and December 15th, because of this community coalesced behind the principles of Kwanzaa.   We anticipate, HealthFest, our lead component, will record close to 30,000 screenings at a value of more than one million dollars. On behalf of the founding and standing committees, I want to say, ‘Thanks!’ See KwanzaaFest, page 9

The Mavericks are going back to the future this season. As they continue to try and rebuild from the rubbles of failed plans following their championship season, they are going to resemble some of the old Don Nelson Mavericks’ teams at the start of the alts. Running and gunning and not a whole lot of defense! However, there will be a slight difference from those teams. While Nelson had no interest in defense, current Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle will continue to try and preach on it as a measure of playing time. Good luck! Out of their top nine rotation players, only veteran Shawn Marion and newcomer Samuel Dalembert have any interests on that end of the court. That’s normally a recipe for disaster, which is why the Mavericks only will likely be slightly improved from last season. That team never seriously challenged for a playoff spot and finished in 10th place in the Western Conference with a break-even record (41-41). That team had to get hot in the last month of the regular season

Veteran Journalist Roger B. Brown looks at the future for the Dallas Mavericks

just to get to the .500 level. “This team should be better for a couple of reasons,’’ said former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson. “They will have a healthy Dirk (Nowitzki) for a full season at the top of his game. And they also will have more consistent point-guard play from (Jose) Calderon. “I also think Monta (Ellis) will help take a lot of the load off of Dirk to do all of the scoring. Monta is a proven scorer in this league, and he can create and get his own shot. “The key thing is developing the

chemistry between those two guys to learn to play off of each other. And I’m sure Rick will make that happen. If and when that happens, they will be able to score with anybody, which will put a lot of pressure on the other teams to keep up.’’ Most of the so-called experts have the Mavericks pegged in a battle for the last playoff spot in the western conference. That’s mainly due to the fact that once again, six of their top nine rotation players are newcomers to this season’s roster. So, other than defense, developing chemistry could be the other major issue with this team. “We feel good right now about our chemistry at this point,” Carlisle said. “It takes time to develop. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s about building a trust with the players and the coaching staff. That’s something that can’t be forced or rushed, you have to be patient.” He continued, “It’s all about understanding your role and what is See MAVERICKS, page 9

Gov. Perry names chair and Hembry to Family and Protective Services Council

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has named Christina Rawls Martin of Mission as chair and appointed four members to the Family and Protective Services Council. The council protects children and individuals who are elderly or have disabilities from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Martin is president and owner of Scottie’s Tours ‘n Travels. She is a member of the Frost Bank Advisory Board of Directors, chairman and founding member of the Hidalgo and Starr County Children’s Advocacy Center and a board member and past chair of the McAllen Rotary Club. She is also past chair of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, McAllen Junior League and McAllen International Museum of Art and Science. Martin received a bachelor’s degree and attended graduate school at Sam Houston State University. She is appointed as chair of the council for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Lisa Hembry of Dallas is president

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and CEO of Literacy Instruction for Texas, and a former Dallas County treasurer. She is a member of the Literacy Texas Advocacy Committee and Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Executive Committee, and a board member of Baylor Specialty Hospital, the University of Texas

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Southwestern Medical Center, and Southern Methodist University Archives of Women of the Southwest. She is also a past member of the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas County and District Retirement System, and Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington D.C. Hembry received a bachelor’s degree and a graduate marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University. She is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. Krizia Ramirez of San Antonio is an academic achievement specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. She is a mentor for the University of Texas at San Antonio Mentoring for Advancement, Development and Empowerment program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Antonio. She is past president of Youth Alumni Initiating Advocacy and Bexar County Preparation for See PERRY APPOINTEES, page 9

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Lassiter and Orr honored at Cedar Valley Cedar Valley College hosts an Evening of Recognition honoring Dr. Wright Lassiter, Chancellor, DCCCD, Tuesday, November 12th for an Evening of Recognition at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Flora Street in Dallas. Cedar Valley College will honor DCCCD Chancellor, Dr. Wright Lassiter and community member and national leader, Mr. Roy Orr. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for student  scholarships and student experiences.   Distinguished alumni Patrick Burnett, Georgina "Gina" Maldonado Chew and Patricia Smith will be recognized for their contributions to Cedar Valley College and to our community... AND in between all of these awesome recognitions, we will listen to the great sounds of Arlington Jones, Kathryn Brown's New Texas Symphony Orchestra, featuring Baya Kakouberi, and the Cedar Valley College Lab Band led by Roger Dismore. Tickets are on sale now at www.itickets.com and at the Cedar Valley College cashier's office in the "L" Building

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maintain and retain basic living METRO conditions, is greatly affected. "It is hard for citizens to choose between Partners in Courage honoree feeding their children or paying their rent because they have lost TX. State Senator Royce West received one of two of their minimum wage the 2013 Partners in Courage Award at jobs," said Dr. Mitchell-Brooks. the Children’s Advocacy Centers Annual 2013 CACTX Partners in Courage "Most of the working poor must work two jobs in this current Luncheon economy just to make ends meet." The Urban League and its $500,000 in additional budget centers in Dallas, Garland, Pleasant cuts hit Urban League Grove and Irving served over The Urban 30,000 individuals and families last League of Greater year by providing free programs Dallas will serve and services including computer fewer clients under classes, case management, financial the Community support, employment and housing Service Block assistance and services to Veterans. Dr. Beverly Grant (CSBG) Mitchell Brooks due to a $500,000 USPC honors Ray Charles cut in the budget for 2013 and 2014.  The life and times of Ray "This massive cut in next year's budget will result in reductions in staff as well as limiting supportive services to clients," said Dr. Beverly Mitchell-Brooks, President and CEO. "This means we will serve several thousand fewer people through next year." This is just one set back the League is facing. The shutdown in the government has also caused the League's reimbursement to be delayed which affects all agency Charles came to life, as Postal programs and services which now officials, students, and musical comes on top of the sequester icons unveiled the Ray Charles effect. "This comes at a time when stamp at Dallas Booker T. we are trying to maintain core Washington High School Roger services and build for the future Boykin, a national jazz recording with the Industry Training Center," star, and others shared their experiences of the musical icon said Dr. Mitchell-Brooks. Additionally, the League's ability - Ray Charles. The contributions to provide continuous free services of Ray Charles cannot be defined will be impacted, particularly rent, or contained by one musical style. mortgage and utility assistance, His work has spanned, almost the employment services and the entire breadth of American music amount of financial support will and brought him 17 GRAMMY Awards; the Kennedy Center be reduced. Traditionally, the agency's CSBG program has provided assistance to clients who receive other support. But, with the deep cuts proposed to the SNAP (Food Stamps) and Head Start Programs, people at or below 125% of the poverty guidelines are left with severely limited options in order to maintain a stable home environment. This safety net, that the nearly 450,000 Dallas residents who are poor depend on to help them

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Honors in 1986; an award for lifetime achievement in 1987; the National Medal of Honor of Arts in 1993; and, his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Such a tribute to Ray Charles was held in a school, which has graduated seven recording artists who have earned 31 GRAMMYS. Booker T. Washington High School has a long, and rich tradition in Dallas, TX, for preparing students to pursue a career in the field of performing and visual arts.  

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Gov. Perry announces creation of Texas A&M University Branch Campus in Israel

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced the creation of the international branch of Texas A&M University at Nazareth – Peace Campus. Gov. Perry made the announcement with the President of Israel, Shimon Peres. The Nazareth campus will be the System’s second branch campus in the Middle East. “Texas A&M and Israel make a good fit, as communities built upon the values of family, commitment and tradition. That’s reflected in the goals we’ve established for this university,” Gov. Perry said. “We want to see the Nazareth branch as a means to preserve peace and build understanding between cultures. “We want to see students and instructors from a diverse array of nationalities, faiths and backgrounds within its classrooms, each student learning more about the world and what bright possibilities lay ahead for all of us.”

Air Force Airman 1st Class Tiffany N. Carroll, Airman Joseph Vega, Airman Lance N. Easter, Airman Exzavior C. Webb graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Airman Tiffany Carroll is the daughter of Emma and Willie Carroll IV of Ridgeway Drive, Texarkana, Ark. She is a 2009 graduate of Crowley High School, Texas. Airman Joseph Vega is the son of Belinda and Jimmy Carson of Larkspur Lane, Rowlett. He is a 2011 graduate of Rowlett High School. Airman Lance N. Easter is the son of Mary Easter and Darren Easter, both of Wichita Falls. He is a 2013 graduate of Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls. Airman Exzavior C. Webb is the son of Ramonia Jones of Bighorn Ridge, Arlington, Texas, and Bruce Webb of Pelham Court, Camp Springs, Md. He is a 2012 graduate of Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas.

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it or not, you have a profile based on where you live, what you drive, how you shop and how you spend your free time. Your profile influences how often you hear news about Obamacare versus news about the Affordable Care Act. If you are a passive consumer of what the information industry serves you, you are likely to consume information that reinforces your views and alienates you from those who think differently. And not all of the information slanting is as subtle as changing a label— some is blatantly incorrect. For instance, opponents have mischaracterized the Affordable Care law as socialization of health care in the United States or, in the words of Tea Party lobbyist Michael Needham, “the end of the American free-enterprise health-care system.� The Affordable Care Act is neither socialized medicine nor the end of the American

increase the number of lowrisk consumers covered, but it will also increase the number of high-risk consumers covered. It will introduce a complex new system of government subsidies and penalties intended to ensure almost everyone gets medical insurance. Even if this system operates efficiently, it is going to be expensive. At a time when our government seems incapable of passing a balanced budget, it is perfectly legitimate for fiscal conservatives to be concerned about a massive new government program. But the fact is that the Affordable Care Act is now public law. The law was passed by the Congress, signed by the President, and has survived a review by the Supreme Court, all in accordance with the mechanisms provided for in our Constitution. Those who claim the law is somehow unconstitutional or a violation of our fundamental

But the fact is that the Affordable Care Act is now public law. The law was passed by the Congress, signed by the President, and has survived a review by the Supreme Court, all in accordance with the mechanisms provided for in our Constitution. free-enterprise health-care system. A socialized medical system is one in which the government owns all the hospitals and all the doctors work for the government. By contrast, the Affordable Care Act, at a very high level, is simply a network of exchanges for buying private medical insurance, along with government requirements intended to ensure that just about everyone gets coverage, whether they want it or not. Misrepresentations aside, however, there are good reasons for concern about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A successful insurance executive once told me the secret to the insurance business was increasing the number of low-risk consumers covered, decreasing the number of highrisk consumers covered, and administering the coverage efficiently. Obamacare should

rights, therefore, are either misunderstanding or misrepresenting the facts. The additional expenditures necessary to implement the Affordable Care Act make it essential for our leaders to cut back on expenditures in other programs in order to balance the budget. There is nothing in the Affordable Care Act itself to prevent our elected public servants from carrying out this basic duty. This brings us to the most egregious mischaracterization of all: the myth that Congress was somehow prevented from negotiating a meaningful budget by the intransigence of President Obama and congressional Democrats. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. In November of 2012, when Americans reelected President Obama and preserved the Democratic majority in the Senate, we effectively denied opponents

of Obamacare the votes needed to repeal it. The President delivered his budget request to Congress on time in February of this year. Congress failed to pass appropriations bills by September 30, the end of the federal fiscal year, and that caused the government shutdown. In the weeks and months before the shutdown, polls showed 65 percent of Americans felt that Congress passing a budget on time was more important than the debate over Obamacare. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, 31 yearold lobbyist Michael Needham had other plans—he was the conservative strategist behind the shutdown. “The strategy from day one once it was passed was repeal, repeal, repeal,� Mr. Needham says. “Some said, ‘Look, it’s the law of the land, how do we improve it?’ Our response was we‘re not going to tweak it, we’re not going to fix it, we’re going to get rid of the whole law.� In light of this quotation, it seems likely that Speaker Boehner, Senator Lee and Senator Cruz’ repeated characterizations of the President as unwilling to negotiate were nothing more than cynical maneuvers stemming from misguided Republican strategy. Even Senator John McCain, a staunch opponent of Obamacare, said on NBC News last week that the Republican strategy to use the shutdown to attack the health law “deceived a lot of Americans� and did not stand any chance of succeeding in light of the 2012 elections. In an era where the information industry and even some unscrupulous officials serve us “news� that caters to our prejudices, Americans must become active consumers of information and government to ensure the viability of our republic. We must seek a balanced view of the issues by understanding the reasoning of those with whom we disagree. With more information at our fingertips than ever before, we can honestly evaluate our personal views only if we are diligent in rejecting misinformation and arming ourselves with the best information available. Stephen Tryon, a former fellow in the office of Senator Max Cleland, is a Senior Vice President at internet retailer Overstock.com and the author of Accountability Citizenship.


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By State Senators Rodney Ellis, Sylvia Garcia, Juan Hinojosa, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Jose Rodriguez, Carlos Uresti, Leticia Van de Putte, Kirk Watson, Royce West, John Whitmire, and Judith Zaffirini William B. Travis, one of Texas’ founding fathers, was an undocumented immigrant. Born in 1809 in South Carolina, he arrived in Texas—what was then northern Mexico—in 1831, after the Law of April 6, 1830, made his immigration illegal. The rest, of course, is history. Despite his undocumented status, he went on to become a prominent figure in Texas lore, sacrificing his life in 1836 as commander of Texas’ forces defending the Alamo. 165 years later, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the 2001 Texas DREAM Act, which authorizes in-state tuition for students who have lived in Texas for three years and either obtained a GED or were graduated from a Texas public school or accredited private school. In passing this landmark legislation with strong bipartisan support, Texas became the first state in the

union to offer in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants. Twelve years ago, both Republicans and Democrats understood and were not afraid to recognize publicly the benefits that undocumented immigrants bring to our state, especially in terms of personal sacrifice, work ethic, and contributions to the economy. Unfortunately, amidst recent calls to repeal the Texas DREAM Act, the most extreme right fringe of the Texas GOP has either forgotten or conveniently chosen to ignore this fact. We believe the Act must be preserved. Given that Texas relies primarily on its sales tax to fund state government and statesponsored institutions of higher education, every time undocumented immigrants go to the grocery store or otherwise spend their hard-earned money, they are directly contributing not only to the economic wellbeing of the state, but also to those public colleges and universities it supports.

primaries, Perry stated, “To punish these young Texans for their parents’ actions is not what America has always been about. If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.�

Indeed, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that undocumented immigrants in Texas contributed more than $1.6 billion in state and local taxes in 2010 alone, and a study by The Perryman Group found that Texas would lose $69.3 billion in economic activity, $30.8 billion in gross state product, and approximately 403,000 jobs if all undocumented immigrants were removed from the state.

We believe that which benefits Latino Texans benefits all Texans. By granting undocumented students in-state tuition, Texas serves as a positive example to the rest of the nation, while advancing its own economic and cultural interests.

By offering in-state tuition to young undocumented immigrants, we encourage these students to enroll in college and increase their earning potential, which, in turn, increases their odds of becoming productive contributing members to the Texas economy. This, in the words of Governor Perry, is the whole point behind the Texas DREAM Act: to allow immigrants to become “contributing members of our society, rather than be on the dole.�

Preserving the Texas DREAM Act is not only the fiscally responsible thing to do, but also the fair thing to do. We encourage public officials of all political and philosophical stripes to embrace this law and the people it was designed to help. They should not run away from the morally correct position on this issue for fear of political reprisal, just as Travis did not run away from his duty at the Alamo.

But the Texas DREAM Act is justified by more than just economics. There also is the issue of fairness. Defending against attacks from his own party in 2012’s presidential

MALVEAUX: What do we learn from poverty data? by Dr. Julianne Malveaux When the poverty data was released on September 17, comparing the poverty situation in 2011 to that in 2012, many hoped that poverty levels would drop as an indication of economic good news. But while the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has risen, and the wealthy are gaining income, those stuck at the bottom are still simply stuck. Poverty rates in 2013, at more than 15 percent, are almost the same as they were last year. Poverty in the African American community, at more than 27 percent has not improved. Similarly, Latinos experience an unemployment rate over 26 percent. Again no improvement. In the face of this data, Congress decided to cut food programs by $40 billion, which kicks between 2 and 4 million people out of the program. Additionally, there are work requirements now imposed on those who receive food stamps. With official unemployment rates exceeding 7 percent, where are the poor supposed to find employment? It appears that this is a war, or at least a series of aggressive actions.

Congressional stereotypes about the poor has driven their policy decisions to cut back programs like food stamps and to require work as a condition of receiving nutritional assistance. The vote to eliminate nutritional assistance was achingly close, with a margin of about 10 votes separating those who decided to maintain food assistance and those who wanted to cut it. Every Democrat voted not to cut food assistance; some Republicans joined them. I guess those who voted to reduce these benefits have no hungry people in their districts. The message of the poverty data is that our nation really does not care about poor people. We have seen that “trickle down� and other theories don’t work, and we have yet to implement a model that requires those who have gained economic expansion to share their gains with an economy that is faltering. The poverty data, absent of action, suggests that some people think it will “work itself out� the way it has before. Those with that opinion are ignoring the fact that our economy is restructuring.

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

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

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Grammy-Award winning artist/activist John Legend launches partnership with NAACP (Durham, NC)— Grammy-Award winning artist and activist John Legend launched a partnership with the NAACP to promote voting rights efforts across the country and help register eligible concert goers to vote. The partnership kicked off at John’s concert in Durham, North Carolina, where he asked his fans to join him in taking a stand for voting rights by texting “LEGEND” to 62227. He will continue to raise awareness about the issue at several additional tour stops throughout the South. “It is maddening to know that there are some who would enact legislation that limits the ability of some Americans to exercise their right to vote,” said Legend “Generations have fought hard and even died for this right, and now is not the time for our country to move backwards. All of our leaders should seek to have inclusive elections that reflect the true will of the people, no matter who they intend to vote for. The politics of exclusion are unacceptable. It's time for all of us who believe in democracy and equal rights to take a stand.” Interim NAACP President Lorraine C. Miller expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership: “We are excited that John Legend has joined with the NAACP in the fight to defend the right to vote.

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His influence as a world-renowned artist and activist will be a catalyst to spread the word that it is not enough just to exercise your right to vote. We must also protect our right to vote for future generations.” In July 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated a portion of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that defines which states with a history of voter discrimination must receive federal approval before changing election laws. Due to national and state level work, the NAACP was able to fight several laws in 2012 and mobilized 1.2 million people to the polls on or before Election Day. “The Supreme Court ruling this summer opened up the floodgates for states to pass more discriminatory laws,” Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director, Voting Rights and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO. “Our goal is to empower voters to urge their members of Congress to restore Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. This partnership takes us one step closer towards reaching that goal.” On the North Carolina launch, Reverend William Barber, President, NAACP North Carolina State Conference, stated, “Launching in North Carolina, a state feeling the brunt of new restrictive and discriminatory election laws, will set the tone for concert goers across the country in states where some of the most egregious law changes have been introduced or implemented. As in the past once again we need the melodies of freedom and justice to inspire movement.” T:11”

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The Black College Football Hall of Fame is presented annually by The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced its seven newest members on October 23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. The Class of 2014 includes six players and one coach. The inductees were selected from a list of 25 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Black College Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee. These men will be honored at the Fifth Annual Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by the Atlanta Falcons on March 1, 2014. The event will take place at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with Black College Football weekend. The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established to honor the greatest football players, coaches and contributors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Each inductee’s college or university will receive a $5,000 grant to support continuing academic and athletic opportunities at their respective institutions. Black College Football Hall of Fame Members: 2014 Inductees ROBERT BRAZILE Born February 7, 1953 in Mobile, AL Linebacker, Jackson State University (1971-1974) HBCU STATS: Inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame (1995) Inducted into Jackson State Hall of Fame (2003) NFL STATS: Selected by Oilers in 1st round 6th player overall (1975 NFL

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Draft) Houston Oilers: 10 seasons (1975-1984) 1975 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Elected to seven Pro Bowls Named All-Pro six times Named to 1970s NFL All-Decade Team Retired with 1,281 tackles which ranks 2nd All-Time in Oilers/ Titans record book LEROY KELLY Born May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA Running Back, Morgan State University (1960-1963) HBCU STATS: MSU Bears won the 1962 CIAA Championship with Kelly leading team in rushing, scoring and punting NFL STATS: Selected by Browns in 8th round, 110th player overall (1964 NFL Draft) Cleveland Browns: 10 seasons (1964-1973) 1964 NFL Champion with Browns NFL Rushing Champ in 1967 and 1968 Led NFL in touchdowns from 1966-1968 Elected to six Pro Bowls Named All-Pro five times Named to 1960s NFL All-Decade Team Won Burt Bell Award (1968) Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1994) JOHN STALLWORTH Born July 15, 1952 in Tuscaloosa, AL Wide Receiver, Alabama A&M University (1970-1973) HBCU STATS: Two-time All-SIAC performer

(1972-1973) NFL STATS: Selected by Steelers in 4th round, 82nd player overall (1974 NFL Draft) Pittsburgh Steelers: 14 seasons (1974-1987) Played in six AFC Championships and won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII and XIV) Elected to three Pro Bowls and was twice the Steelers MVP Scored a touchdown in eight straight playoff games (NFL record) NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1984) Named to Steelers All-Time Team and 50th Season All-Time Team Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (2002) MICHAEL STRAHAN Defensive End, Texas Southern University (1989-1992) Born November 21, 1971 in Houston, TX HBCU STATS: Two time 1st Team All-SWAC and SWAC Defensive Player of the Year Black College Defensive Player of the Year (1992) Holds TSU Record with 41.5 career sacks NFL STATS: Selected by Giants in 2nd round, 40th pick overall (1993 NFL Draft) New York Giants: 15 seasons (1993-2007) Elected to seven Pro Bowls Named All-Pro six times NFL record for sacks in a season (22.5) NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2001) Super Bowl XLII Champion Named to 2000s NFL All-Decade Team Retired with 141.5 career sacks Named to Giants Ring of Honor

WILLIE “Satellite” TOTTEN Born July 4, 1962 in Leflore County, MS Quarterback, Mississippi Valley State University (1982-1985) HBCU STATS: First Team All-American in 1984 Set more than 50 Division I-AA passing records Team averaged 59 points per game Threw for a record 58 touchdowns in one year Division I-AA’s all-time leader and ranks second in career passing yards (12,711) and single-season passing yards (4,557 in 1984) Twice led the nation in passing efficiency Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame (2005) NFL STATS: Buffalo Bills: One season (1987) Played a season in CFL (Toronto Argonauts), and three seasons in Arena Football League (19881989, 1991) DOUG WILKERSON Born March 27, 1947 in Fayetteville, NC Guard, North Carolina Central University (1966-1969) HBCU STATS: Three time All-CIAA honoree Kodak All-American (1969) #63 retired by North Carolina Central University (1970) Inducted into North Carolina Central University Hall of Fame (1984) One of fastest lineman to play the game (9.8sec 100yd dash) NFL STATS: Selected by Oilers in 1st round, 14th pick overall (1970 NFL Draft) Houston Oilers (1970), San Diego Chargers (1971-1984) Elected to three Pro Bowls (1981-

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Born June 23, 1934 in Memphis, TN Coach, Alabama State University (1963-1964), Alcorn State University (1964-1985), Southern University (1987, 1988, 1992) HBCU COACHING STATS: Won seven SWAC Championships at Alcorn State Four time Black College National Champion (1968, 1969, 1974, 1984) 1984 team finished as Number One team in all of Division I-AA football, the first ever for a HBCU Resigned from Alcorn to become Athletic Director at Southern Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (2003) Career coaching record is 159 wins, against 93 losses with 8 ties “The history of Black College Football is compelling and must be shared,” said Atlanta Falcons Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank. “We are proud to support the Black College Football Hall of Fame and congratulate the Class of 2014.” Since inception (2010), 44 members have been inducted and over $172,000 in scholarships has been awarded to Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The Black College Football Hall of Fame is based in Atlanta, Georgia and was founded by Black Quarterback NFL Pioneers James “Shack” Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams.


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KwanzaaFest proceeds as previously planned continued from page 1

“We want to begin by expressing our gratefulness for K104 and 105(dot) 7,  Smooth R&B.   Not only have they stepped up their annual commitment and one of our sponsors who has made it possible for KwanzaaFest 2013 to continue, but they have been an integral part of our ability to attract our patrons to the event. Hyman Childs and his team have never lost sight of the need for corporations to reinvest in the community that has made him and so many others successful.  “KwanzaaFest 2013 will proceed as previously planned, because this community and especially our sponsors are determined

to make a substantive difference in the quality of life for the underserved. Despite all of the financial encumbrances and challenges that all social agencies have experienced over the past few years, news of our intent to cancel brought out the best in Dallas County!   I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the citizens and organizations who offered to help, regardless of the size of their gift.  “Inasmuch as the event is less than six weeks away, we have committed to redouble our efforts in order to make this another successful year.”

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

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the results will bring.’’ It’s not a good sign when your three best players are in their 30s (Nowitzki, Marion and Vince Carter). That normally is a sure sign of mediocrity making a long stay, and not just a visit around the franchise. “This season is better than last year from the simple point that you don’t have so many guys on one-year contracts (the Mavericks had nine players on one-year deals last season),” said former Mavericks coach Gar Heard. “That leads to too much turmoil and uncertainty no matter how many veterans you have around because they are trying to secure a longtime deal. “There has to be a happy medium, which the Mavericks may have found this time around. You have to have that mixture and f l e x i b i l i t y. Because they

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Mavericks embarking on road to relevance expected of you. That’s what chemistry is all about even if you’re a veteran team, or a young, inexperienced team. We have a good, solid group of veterans who just want to fight for the same cause with the same goal in mind, which is to win a championship. “We know what it takes and what lies ahead on this journey. We’re hungry to get better and to keep improving all the time. So far, they’ve done everything that we’ve asked of them. If that keeps up, we’ll see what

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still have some room for the next go round of free agents next summer to be a player.’’ The championship window appears to have closed on the Mavericks. The road to relevance is what they are embarking on now. And with Nowitzki in the last year of his contract, the future still could be sketchy at best.

NFL WEEK 9 PICKS: WASH OVER MINN; DET OVER CHI; GB OVER PHILA; TENN OVER JAX; BALT OVER CIN; IND OVER SL; SEA OVER ATL; NYG OVER OAK; PITT OVER BUFF; SF OVER CAR; SD OVER DEN; ARIZ OVER HOU; NO OVER COWBOYS; MIA OVER TB… Roger B. Brown is a longtime sports journalist and sports director for KKDA-AM. A former staffwriter for the Fort Worth StarTelegram, Roger has an impressive portfolio.

Adult Living, a past San Antonio representative of the Regional Youth Leadership Council, and past Texas representative of the Statewide Youth Leadership Committee and National Youth in Transition Database Conference in Washington, D.C. Ramirez received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2019. Juan Sorto of Houston is a probation officer for the Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He is a member of the Texas Probation Association, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society, and the Golden Key Honor Society. He is also a volunteer for the Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter and former student regent of Texas Southern University. Sorto received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in urban planning from Texas Southern University. He is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2019. Linda Timmerman of Streetman is director of strategic business at Texas Dermatology Associates, and a part-time instructor at Navarro College. She is a former board member and past president of the National Council of Instructional Administrators, Texas Community College Instructional Administrators, and Corsicana Chamber of Commerce. She is also a past board member of the Trinity River Authority, a past member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, past president of the Rotary Club of Corsicana, and a volunteer for the Navarro County American Cancer Society. Timmerman received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a Doctorate of Education in education administration from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2019.


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November 12 Meet the 18th President of Alcorn State University at the African American Museum.  Alcorn is the school of the month for the Tom Joyner Foundation and this will be a fundraiser.

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November 9-14 Beauty Industry Champions Cruise & Educational Summit 2013! 

November 10 FIESTA LATINOAMERICANA Automobile Building at Fair Park

November 11 University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship’s BDO USA, LLP 2013 Leadership Luncheon — Featuring keynote speaker Daymond John, founder of fashion brand FUBU and cast member on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” UNT alumnus Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, will be honored as the Murphy Award winner. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas Luncheon tickets are $200 each  Contact:           Register at http:// w w w. c o b. u n t. e d u / s a l e s / leadershipluncheon.php. For more information, email murphycenter@ unt.edu.

November 9

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

Diabetes Support Group Cooking Demonstration by Chef Matt Sanker - Holiday Sample Meal Holiday Diabetes Support Group as Chef Matt Sanker shares a cooking demonstration along with a tasty holiday sample meal. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Location: Charlton Auditorium, Outpatient Bldg Contact: 214-947-7289; No reservations necessary Sponsored by Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

Honor Gala, celebrating The Men & Ladies of Honor’s 10th anniversary of transforming at-risk kids into world-changers.  6:30 PM at The Atrium  300 N Fifth St.,  Garland, Texas 75040  Doors open at 6:00 PM for silent auction. VIP Reception at 5:30 PM

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

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SMU’s Meadows Wind Ensemble and the UT Arlington Wind Symphony will host worldrenowned composer, conductor and performer Gunther Schuller as a guest artist-in-residence November 11-16.   Schuller will be a guest conductor for two joint concerts by the Meadows Wind Ensemble and UTA Wind Symphony. The first will be held at SMU at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in Caruth Auditorium, located in the Owen Arts Center at 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus in Dallas, 75205. The second will be at UTA at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Irons Recital Hall, 700 Greek Row Dr. in the Fine Arts Building, Arlington, 76019. The concerts will feature three compositions by

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

Paul Quinn College Homecoming Activities Dr. Weldon J. Walton Awards Banquet (Thursday, November 14 @ 7p.m.) PQC honoring the one and only Dr. Weldon J. Walton Homecoming Convocation, November 15 @ 11:00 a.m. (PQC) Jessie Barbee Alumni Luncheon,

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Nov 15 @12:30 p.m. (PQC) Paul Quinn College National Alumni Meeting, November 15 @ 2:00 p.m. (PQC) Happy Hour @ the Omni Hotel (Downtown), November 15 @ 5:00 p.m. Life Member Reception @ the Omni Hotel (Downtown), November 15 @ 7:00 p.m. Paul Quinn College vs. Jarvis Christian College & Tailgating (PQC) November 16 - All Day Alumni Old School Mixer (Coaches Corner) November 16 @ 9:00 p.m. Alumni Worship Service (Smith Chapel AME Church) November 17 @ 10:00 a.m. Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce - November Luncheon Hon. Craig Watkins presents the State of the Dallas County DA Office 11:30 AM - Registration 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Program Cost: $18 Chamber Members $30 Non-Members Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall 1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway Lancaster, Texas 75134 RSVP & More Information: Lauren Grady Johnson 972.227.2579 chamber@LancasterTX.org Job Fair 2nd Annual “Red, White & You!” at 9:00 a.m. Ballpark at Arlington 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011   For More Information:   http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/ vetsvcs/hiring-red-white-you.html

November 15

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

You’ve earned a say about the future of Medicare and Social Security Join AARP Texas at 11:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Paul Quinn College Zale Library 3837 Simpson Stuart Road Dallas, TX 75241 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. RSVP by Friday, November 15 To register visit: http://aarp. cvent.com/PaulQuinnCollege or call 1-877-926-8300 The Event is co-sponsored by the Paul Quinn College National Alumni Association (PQCNAA) and AARP Texas Facebook – www.facebook.com/ AARPTexas Twitter: www.twitter.com/AARPTX / @AARPTX TX State Page: www.aarp.org/ community/AARPTX

November 21 M a r t i n Sheen will par ticipate in the staged reading

in Dallas of Noah’s Ark, a new play inspired by James Douglass’ bestselling book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Noah’s Ark, by Pittsburgh playwright Ginny Cunningham, has been three years in development and will have a public staged reading at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, at 7 p.m. the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. James Douglass will join Sheen and Cunningham for a talk-back following the 90-minute reading. Buckner Children and Family Services and Dillon International, Inc. will present two FREE foster care and adoption information meetings this month at Buckner’s office, 5200 Buckner Blvd. Then on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. a Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options, through Buckner’s affiliate  Dillon International, will also be discussed.  For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call Sheree Scott at 214-3193425 or email sscott@buckner.org.

November 22

Dr. Marvin Sapp, whom music critics have called “...A phenomenon in Gospel music,” will be the headliner of a very special evening of song and worship.  The  event is billed as “An Evening   of  Thanksgiving fundraiser Concert.”  It will take place on Friday, November 22nd --at Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, 2020 W. Wheatland Rd. Call 214-941-0110 for tickets.

November 23 1st Annual Heads Up! Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon for Charity 6pm – 10pm Central Time USA Bowl, 10920 Composite Drive, Dallas Join CAAPCO’s Young Professionals Division, Counter Culture, and The Men of Nehemiah Ministry to distribute Thanksgiving food basket to needy families in southern Dallas. 

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Ask Alma My name is Alma. I’ll be writing a weekly advice column. The name of my column -- “Ask Alma.” So what makes me qualified to dispense advice? Well, I’ll tell you a bit about myself and let you decide. I like good food, yard sales and fancy earrings. Never met a piece of cake I didn’t like. But after topping 300 pounds, I found a healthier way to eat. Without surgery or gimmicky diets, I lost more than 100 pounds. Yaay, me! I have worked since I was 18. That’s when my Mama said, “Okay, girl, go do your thing.” That was her way of letting me know it was time to strike out on my own. I quit college, got married and eight years later had a baby. That husband left

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me and his toddler son for a beautiful international flight attendant. I initially thought we had been robbed and called the police. ‘ The stereo was missing and, as I later realized, so were all of the clothes on my husbands side of the closet. I cried for 30 days. But I got off my knees and made plans for my son and me. I lost my sister to cancer and married again. This one has lasted 16 years. Between my two marriages, trust me, I’ve had almost every life experience one could imagine. And I’m still here, living my truth. We all know that the truth ain’t always neat or pretty. If you have a problem with your Boo, your boss or your relatives, let me help you. Perhaps your neighbor is working your last nerve. Let’s talk about it. It helps sometimes to have a different perspective on things. I won’t print your name or your email address. I’ll print only the question you ask. So look for me every Friday right here, and tell a friend.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our previous advice columnist, Gwen Baines, stopped writing for health reasons.  Beginning with our next package of stories on Monday, Alma Gill will write an advice column titled, “Ask Alma.” She has a strong following on Facebook and Twitter and that social component should provide a broader array of questions.

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CHICAGO,-- EBONY® Magazine has unveiled its annual EBONY Power 100 list, which salutes the remarkable achievements of African-Americans. Among the game changers honored this year are President Barack Obama, actress Kerry Washington, NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, actor Michael B. Jordan, entertainer Nick Cannon, film director Lee Daniels, chef Marcus Samuelsson and activists Harry Belafonte and Marian Wright Edelman. Berry Gordy, founder of the famed Motown record label, music impresario and legendary songwriter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala

celebration was held in New York City on November 4, 2013, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.  The EBONY editorial team selected the 100 most influential African-Americans in the country.  These achievers have made noteworthy accomplishments over the past year.  Our list of outstanding leaders highlights individuals from many disciplines, including business, medicine, sports, media, religion, the creative arts and more. These game-changers have positively impacted our society in profound and lasting ways. By being named to the EBONY Power 100, these leaders are honored and recognized for changing the course of history and making an enduring and lasting impact in their communities and across the globe. "The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about the diversity of our accomplishments and the power of our collective influence across virtually every spectrum of society," said Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. "We are thrilled to honor these exceptionally talented people who have inspired and enthralled us, and who have helped to shape our lives."

UNT Leadership Luncheon features FUBU’s John DENTON (UNT), Texas — Daymond John, founder of the fashion brand FUBU and a cast member of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will speak about entrepreneurship at the University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship’s BDO USA, LLP Leadership Luncheon Nov. 8 (Friday). UNT alumnus Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, will receive the annual Murphy Award, given to an entrepreneur for a lifetime of achievement in business. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 (Friday) at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. Luncheon tickets are $200 each. Sponsorships are available at the $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 levels. Money raised from the luncheon will benefit scholarships, student awards and programs offered through the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship. John founded the fashion brand FUBU, which stands for “For Us By

Us,” after making tietop hats and selling them on the streets of Queens. Buoyed by the success of his hats, John and his partners began offering other types of apparel with the FUBU logo, eventually gaining national exposure for the brand and hitting $350 million in annual sales. In 2009, John joined the ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” in which he serves as one of the “sharks” listening to entrepreneurial business plans and choosing ideas in which to invest. He is also the author of “Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle” and “The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth to the Boardroom.” He has received the Brandweek Marketer of the Year award, the Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, Crain’s Business of New York Forty Under Forty Award and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year

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Sometimes don’t you find of mind body and yes, soul. your thoughts regarding Let’s see. Intimacy religion and spirituality can only be achieved running together and making by establishing a close very little sense? For me, I personal relationship. A am beginning to understand close personal relationship speed is not an essential can only be established quality when it comes to by a constant consistent enlightenment. Being still attempt to be transparent is a more preferred state to someone else; no of mind than being quick. games, no hidden agendas. It’s easier to comprehend If the truth be told, you real meaning at a slower couldn’t hide the truth from pace. Prayer, peace, a really good friend because intimacy, personal, balance, they know you so well, they all of these words see right through have a different your b.s. Prayer impact when I then is the take my time and conversation, contemplate how the necessary God fits into all vehicle through things. I’m sure you which your have heard many p e r s o n a l a preacher say, relationship suggest, or even with the Lord question whether can provide or not you you with James A. Washington have a personal real spiritual relationship intimacy; the with God or Jesus. kind that brings peace and Most of those who profess balance, order and rest. I and claim their salvation in would never say this is easy. Christ would say of course I’m just saying it’s easier to they do. I know I have. get there if you focus on it. But when I thought about God has a wonderful way it, I began to wonder, do of reminding us to be still. I really. Enter being still. It doesn’t matter how busy If you think about it, how you think you are. God do you become personal will slow you down and with another human being, tell you to stop and listen. let alone God? Personal He wants you and me to relationships are the result expose ourselves to His of a whole set of shared hugs and kisses. Cry on His experiences, and events shoulders. Ask for His help. and challenges between More importantly, people. Once established, recognize his counsel. like it or not, personal is a Much like that of a best permanent state of being friend, it may not be what between you and that other you want to hear, but it is person. I just believe the definitely what you need same is true with God. to hear. You know and so You can’t be intimate with does that friend that the another human being until counsel given is grounded you’ve become personal. in unconditional love for That’s just a fact. Look at you and it is always based how many relationships in truth. Maybe you can start with what you think, or deal with this on the fly but fool yourself into believing, I can’t. I have to slow down. is intimacy; only to find I know if I equate my out later that when you relationship with the want to relate personally, Almighty, to the best you find yourself trying to relationships I’ve had here relate to a total stranger. on earth, I’ve got work to do. If that happens in this There are still conversations in the secular world, it (prayers) to be had and seems pretty reasonable things to reveal. My vessel to see it happening in the is not yet empty, but I’m spiritual one. In order to working on it in an effort become personal, you have to replace my mess with to share little secrets and god’s blessings. I want to be indiscretions and flaws and filled with the Holy Spirit faults and yes, even sins. and I’m told that being still Like a close personal friend is a good place to start. or lover, you have to confide “But Moses said to the in the Lord and through people, ‘Do not be afraid, Jesus know he’s listening. stand firm, and see the When I slow down deliverance that the Lord and deliberately still my will accomplish for you consciousness, that’s when it today; for the Egyptians makes sense to pray. Prayer whom you see today you is a personal conversation; shall never see again. The the kind that you have with lord will fight for you, someone who you know and you have only to be cares about you or whom you still.” Exodus 14:13-14. truly care about. Prayer is a May God bless central mechanism to relate and keep you always to those things that come into play in crisis moments, love situations, those issues

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