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ATI Gets Probation AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has notified ATI Enterprises Inc. (ATI) that an investigation of graduate employment reports from three of its Dallas-area ATI career schools revealed violations of the Texas Education Code. The career schools, two of which are located in Dallas and one in Garland, were found to have reported late and incorrect student employment information.

ATI, which is based in North Richland Hills, and owns and operates 16 schools in Texas, was notified last week that three campuses will have conditions placed on their Certificates of Approval (licenses), effectively placing them in a probationary status. The Texas Education Code requires career schools licensed by TWC to report on an annual basis whether their graduates are







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employed in jobs related to their field of study. TWC’s employment standard is that at least 60 percent of graduates are employed in training-related jobs. The three ATI campuses failed to meet deadlines for the reports and submitted reports that TWC found to be inaccurate. Due to inaccuracies identified at the three campuses, TWC has questioned the validity of the graduate reporting for all ATI-owned schools. As a result, TWC

is requiring ATI to hire an approved third party auditor to verify the graduate employment data for its schools in Texas and submit those findings to TWC. Pending the outcome of the audit, the graduate placement results for all ATI-owned schools are considered provisional. In addition, new enrollments of students funded through the Workforce Investment Act will not be allowed at Continued Page 7

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Last week, the nation’s leading historic civil rights organization, the National Urban League, came together with the nation’s leading historic Black university, Howard University, to hold the first ever State of Black America town hall meeting focusing on the jobs crisis in urban America. The Town Hall, hosted by Howard President, Sidney Ribeau, culminated two days of meetings with Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill where Urban Leaguers from across the country made the case: There can be no complete economic recovery as long as already too high unemployment for African Americans continues to go up even as the overall unemployment rate gradually ticks down. Yes, we were pleased to learn last week that the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.8 percent, the lowest level in two years. And we applaud the actions by the Obama Administration - the Stimulus bill, Health Care Reform and Bank Reform - that have kept the mighty titanic of the American economy from sinking to the bottom of the sea. But this is no time for a victory party. As the National Urban League’s 2011 Equality Index reveals, there remain large and widening gaps between the status of African Americans and whites in this country, particularly in the areas of economics and children’s health. For Hispanics there are big gaps too, especially in the area of college enrollment. And with Black unemployment now at 15.5 percent and Hispanic unemployment at 11.3 percent, clearly, it is time to declare war on inequality and unemployment in urban communities of color. As we stated at the Town Hall, we must not let

other major concerns, including war and partisan fights about deficit reduction, distract us from the number one issue facing the American people - jobs, jobs, jobs. The National Urban League’s nearly 100 affiliates across the country haven’t lost that focus. We remain economic first responders for millions of Americans desperately seeking to rebuild their lives, families and communities in the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. We highlighted three outstanding examples at our Town Hall. Lonnie Grayson, President of Environmental & Safety Solutions, Inc. has been able to win new contracts and double his workforce with the help of the Entrepreneurship Center of the Urban League of Cincinnati. The Urban League of Philadelphia helped David Simms, owner of Eatible Delights Catering, develop new branding and marketing tools that have boosted his business. And Donna Hodge Harper of Newark, an unemployed casualty of the great recession, said that were it not for the job training and job placement assistance she received from the Urban League of Essex County, she doesn’t know where she would be today. Lonnie, David and Donna show us how to dig urban America out of the great recession: Training for 21st century jobs. Putting investments in people over the politics of deficit reduction. Summer jobs for teens. All of these solutions are part of the National Urban League’s 12-points jobs plan. Washington, are you listening? To view the town hall webcast and find out how you can obtain a copy of the 2011 State of Black America Report log on to

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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA My mother wants me to turn down my scholarships! Dear Gwendolyn: I read your column and noticed that most of your letters come from adults. I am 17 and scheduled to graduate in May. I am 2nd highest in my graduating class. I have received at least six scholarships. Four of the colleges are Ivy League and two are small colleges in small towns. I am so disgusted. Going away is fine with my father, but mom - I just don’t know about her. I can’t understand why she wants to keep me from getting a good education away from home. Our town is small and there is no university or college here - not even a junior/community college. My father is educated but was never able to get a high paying academic job. After marrying my mother (who was pregnant before their marriage) my father stayed here because mom didn’t want to leave her parents. Staying here really did hinder my father. He is such a wonderful person but sometimes I can see the pain in his eyes. Gwendolyn, I don’t want to give up my dreams only because my mother doesn’t want me to move away. What can I do? Shirley

Dear Shirley: Have a talk with your mother letting her know that this is your time to leave - your time to seek a higher education - your time to seek a job or start your own business after college graduation. You may even decide to get a master’s degree or a Ph.D. Becoming a lawyer, doctor, accountant, or move into the high paying field of technology could possibly become an interest. Shirley, your mother is part of ‘ole school’ thinking you will go astray from your upbringing. You mentioned that your mother was pregnant when she and your father married. It is amazing how she is thinking. Today’s parents hope their children do not become addicted to drugs and all the other evils of the world. Let your mother know that whatever she fears you will do if you leave home, you can do --- at home. ***Do you have a son or grandson age 10-17? Help him to choose college not jail. Order DECISIONS In The Life Of A Growing Male Youth. For ordering information write to Gwendolyn Baines at: P. O. Box 10066, Raleigh, NC 27605-0066 (to receive a reply send a self-addressed stamped envelope) or email her at: or visit her website at:

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For as the body is one, and has many members. And all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So also is Christ. 1Corin. 12:18

Spiritual Encouragement

y b Ru ANT GR The Tomb is Empty “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” John 20:1 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleaned like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he is risen! Luke 24:2-6 The sacrifice Jesus made of going to the cross has placed us in a roll of receiving forgiveness. I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, it is finished. The Empty Tomb is a miracle of compassion and a blessing of love. Our Savior is risen, He is alive and we that confess him as our Lord, are forgiven and delivered of our sins. We welcome resurrection Sunday this year with a smile. Each and every day is filled with new challenges, problems and disruptions; but his grace is sufficient for each one of us. He is Risen, He is Risen and we that are forgiven will enhance this resurrection Sunday by receiving Jesus into your hearts. The greatest blessing of the year is redemption. “Hallelujah” The Tomb is Empty! Be Blessed,

The Mount Turns 53

GARLAND, TX- The church on The Mount is on the Move. For over half a century, Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church of Garland, located at 1233 State Highway 66, has been a place of transformation for thousands. The church celebrated its upcoming 53 year Anniversary Service last month. Special guest was BET Sunday Best winner and national gospel recording artist, Crystal Aikin. Aiken, a 2-time Stellar Award winner and a Dove Award Nominee min-

istered at both the 7:50 am and 11 am services. Nearly 5,000 members convened during both services, as the church recommited its dedication to serve Garland and surrounding communities. January 25, 1958, a group of 10 Christians were inspired to bring about a change in the Garland Community and increase the glorification of God’s name; thus, Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church was born, and as they say “The rest, is history”. Leonard Leach, Senior Pastor at The Mount for the last 15 years is proud

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Iris Speckman

A Mass of Christian Burial for Iris Speckman, 80, of Garland is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2108 Ridgewood Drive, Longview, Texas 75605. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Welch Funeral Home. Miss Speckman passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at a Garland hospital. Miss Speckman was born June 16, 1930, in Grandfield, Oklahoma to Leo Frank and Pauline Vivian Kirk Speckman. She was a teacher in public education having taught in various schools in Texas, France, Germany, and Colorado before retiring from the Richardson School District in Texas. Miss Speckman is survived by one brother, Maj. Leo Speckman, Retired, of San Marcos, Texas; several cousins, nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, prior to the Mass.

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April 16: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Garland Club Founder’s Day Celebration and Scholarship Luncheon (11:30a.m.) and Silent Auction (10:30a.m.), Radisson Hotel, 11350 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas. For tickets and ad information email April 18: (7:00p.m.): Goldie I. Locke EXCEL Annual Awards Program recognizing AfricanAmerican elementary school students for academic excellence and outstanding citizenship. Location: South Garland High School. April 19:(7:00p.m.): Goldie I. Locke EXCEL Annual Awards Program recognizing AfricanAmerican middle school students for academic excellence and outstanding citizenship. Location: South Garland High School. April 24: Monthly meeting of the NAACP Garland Branch Executive Committee (6:30p.m.) and general membership (7:30p.m.), Garland Women’s Activity Bldg., 713 Austin Street, Garland, Texas.

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The Twenty-sixth Annual 2011 "Adolescent And Ladies Symposium" will be held at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ, 1013 S. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, Texas 75081 on Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Symposium is designed to assist preteen girls, ages 9 12, adolescent misses, ages 13 - 18, and adult ladies, ages 19 - up, to more effectively combat the social and generational issues that confront them today. The Symposium highlights the knowledge, understanding, competencies and skills that they will need to deal with these issues from a Biblical perspective. The Symposium theme, “Life by the Spirit; Overcoming Obstacles,� includes two General Sessions and fifteen Small Group Workshops that will give participants an opportunity to become actively involved in the subject. Participants will also learn proactive skills that will enable them to avoid worldly practices. The Symposium is FREE and includes: continental breakfast, lunch, and door prizes. Children under 9 years of age cannot attend. Spaces for workshops are filled on a first-come, firstserved basis, according to registration. Popular workshops fill fast! The early registration deadline is April 27, 2011. Go online for workshop sessions and early registration details at: or call 972-644-2335 for more information.

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from God and He has delivered. As we celebrate 53 years of service to our Lord, we are doing “great things” for God”. Leach also says he and the congregation were delighted to have the awardwinning gospel recording artist, Crystal Aiken ministering in music at their Anniversary Services. Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church has been serving the Garland Community for over five decades. It is the vision of the church to seek the redemption, restoration, and redirection of family members who will be “agents” of spiritual change in their communities. Mt. Hebron’s staple projects include Mount Hebron Urban Community Housing (M.U.C.H.), which has Continued Page 12

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ATI-owned schools until further notice. TWC licenses and regulates more than 500 career schools and colleges in Texas which provide vocational training to more than 150,000 students annually. TWC makes annual site visits to campuses and monitors the qualifications of faculty, quality of facilities, class size, student completion rates, student employment rates and other criteria. In addition to monitoring by TWC, some programs are coregulated with other Texas governing bodies such as the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. TWC also investigates student complaints and reports of unlicensed schools. TWC encourages anyone considering enrolling in a career school to carefully research all options, including programs at both public and private colleges. Potential students should explore the type of program that will best help them find employment in the occupations they seek, the quality and reputation of the school, its student graduation and employment rates and the cost. Students should visit and tour the school. Students also should be aware that they have 72 hours after they enroll in a licensed career school or college to withdraw their applications with no penalty and are entitled to a full refund.

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When my husband and I were raising our daughters, we took great pleasure in watching them grow and experience all the wonderful joys of childhood. Throughout those years each experience usually brought its own source of fun, dread, pain or excitement. Whether they were learning to swim, ride a bike, play the piano, soccer or scraping their knees in a fall, as parents we viewed each event as special and memorable. Like most kids, our girls thoroughly enjoyed celebrations of all kinds. Holidays and birthdays were especially joyous. However, as youngsters, the celebration of Easter brought about its own unique anticipation and joy for them. While getting new dresses, baskets and learning Easter speeches brought about a furor of excitement, the girls were most enthusiastic about the Easter egg hunt. Through their eagerness and desire to help dye and decorate every single egg, they constantly prodded and reminded me about this upcoming celebration until the day of the egg preparation arrived. When it was time for the hunt the girls speculated about how many eggs they would seek and find. They sometimes predicted where they would look and even who would find the most or the prettiest eggs. Unfortunately their predictions didn’t always turn out as they had hoped. They didn’t always find the most or the prettiest eggs that they were seeking. Unlike the disappointment experienced by children who don’t always find the Easter eggs they’re seeking, God’s Divine Plan offers salvation to all who seek him. The celebration of Easter should be a reminder to us as Christians that Christ died on the cross, was buried and resurrected so that we could have eternal life. God has a simple message that he wants everyone to know “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10). Scripture also tells us that “anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed” (Romans 10:11). This is a simple message that even children can understand. Finally, if we want our children and others to find and celebrate true joy, then we must teach and tell them that God rewards those who sincerely seek him (Hebrews 11:6). Praise to God that our daughters did learn about seeking and finding God’s true joy. Both our girls have professed their faith in God and have accepted Christ as their Savior! Note: Scripture correction for last edition (Teachable Spirit) “Zacchaeus” (Read Luke 19:1-8, not Luke 1:1-8)

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Calendar Of Upcoming Events

Plaza Theatre 521 W. State Street, Garland 972-205-2782

Granville Arts Center Facilities The Theatres At The Granville Arts Center

The Atrium At The Granville Arts Center

300 N. Fifth Street, Garland Rental 972-205-2780 Box Office 972-205-2790

Apr. 17 Lakeshore Symphonic Winds Concert7:00 pm Plaza Theatre- The Lakeshore Symphonic Winds Concert is open to the public with free admission.

Apr. 21, 22, 23 SGHS Southern Belles Spring Show 7:00 pm Granville Arts Center – Brownlee Auditorium The South Garland Southern Belles Dance/Drill Team will present their spring show “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Tickets are available from any Southern Belle or e-mail or Tickets are $12/advance and $15/door.

Apr. 21-May 14 “The Verdict” by Agatha Christie Granville Arts Center – Small Theatre Tickets are available at the Arts Center Box Office or by calling 972-205-2790.

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provided housing for thousands of homeless individuals in the Garland Community, Mt. Hebron Christian Academy (MHCA), which has educated over 1500 pre-school through 2nd grade students, in Garland and the surrounding communities, and, worldwide, the church supports ministries in Zambia,

Mexico, Pakistan and Haiti. For more information about the church, and to make

New author Shelby Tolbert-Morrison (2nd from left) hosted a book signing recently at Ajani’s Boutique. Joining her (l-r) are her Aunt Sharon, Nellie Tolbert Bennett CEO of Ajani’s Boutique and her mother Norma. PHOTO/N. BENNETT

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