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Educators to be Honored at Urban League of Greater Dallas Annual Meeting Luncheon The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas will honor three outstanding educators, Dr. Gwen Clark, Mr. Melvin Traylor and Mrs. Verna Mitchell at its Annual Meeting Community Report Luncheon on Friday, February 25 at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Khmer Pavilion Ballroom, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. The theme of the Luncheon is It’s About Education: Our Youth = Our Destiny. “We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees,” said Dr. Beverly Mitchell-Brooks, Urban League President and CEO. “As educators they understand that education is the foundation to ensuring that our

youth are prepared to meet the challenges of this century.” Dr. Gwen Clark says there was no debate whether she would become a teacher. She merely followed in the footsteps of her Mother, aunts, cousins and assorted relatives who chose the teaching profession. Armed with ambition and lots of encouragement, Dr. Clark graduated from Texas College with honors in three years with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She earned a Master of Education Degree from Texas Southern University, a supervisory certification from North Texas State University and a Doctor of Education Degree from Nova University. For over

three decades, Dr. Clark has provided dedicated service to Dallas students as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, facilitator and elementary principal. After her retirement in 1986, Dr. Clark has diligently served her community. She has served on several boards and as a volunteer for many nonprofit organizations including Vogel Alcove Childcare Center, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas, Center for Community Cooperation and Dallas Nutrition Program. She is currently a member of the board of directors at Black and Clark Funeral Home and serves on the Advisory Board of the Dallas Post Tribune. She is also Intergenera-

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Bishop College and a Masters Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of North Texas. In addition to his teaching positions, he has served as Director of the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, Pinnacle - Family Programs and Office of Student Responsibility at Dallas IDS Central Office. He is currently Director of Casa Youth Emergency Shelter for the Salvation Army. Mr. Traylor considers his other responsibility is to his community. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Baylor Hospital Tom Landry Fitness Center; Dallas City Planning Commissioner for District Seven; Charter member of the African American Hall of Fame and a member of the Urban League of

Greater Dallas. His many awards include an auditorium named in his honor at Roosevelt High School and the Texas School Improvement Initiative Award. He is a member of the Porter Temple C.M. E. Methodist Church and has been married to Jeffie D. Traylor for 42 years. They have one son, Dwayne R. Traylor. Mrs. Verna George Brown Mitchell is a Dallas native and a graduate of Lincoln High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and History from Huston Tillotson College, now Huston-Tillotson University and received a Master of Arts degree in Mid-Management from Prairie View A & M University. She also holds certifications in teaching, counseling, supervision and Continued Page 12


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They are considered one of the hardest working people in our city. They clean our streets, pick up our trash, and constantly make sure road conditions improve during ice, snow, and rain. They are our Service workers. Garland’s Service Workers were recognized for their hard work and dedication by the Garland Branch of the NAACP at its 11th annual Winter Ball held February 11th at the Double Tree Hotel in Richardson.

Garland NAACP President BJ Williams said without our “service crew” our City would not be what it is. “Just like the young people of Egypt who changed the country, tonight was a tribute to the grassroots of our people in the city of Garland, the frontline, who does the work every day in the rain, cold, snow and often times, in a thankless job. We want to shed light on these people, who often hear complaints. They are the real stars,” Williams said. “This is a proper tribute for Black History month,” he said. “We are the first and only organization to rec-






ognize these unsung heroes. That is why we are here today to celebrate our history and showing some love with our fellow workers, which Dr. King’s vision started it.” The theme, “Recognizing Our City of Garland Service Employees” honored workers in the code compliance department, building inspection, Carver Senior Center, drainage and maintenance, construction services, signs and markings, commercial services, and the landfill division. Shannon Stephens, who works with the Carver Senior Center, received an

award for her contributions as a senior services recreational specialist. “I get to share my life with them and they get to share their life with me and that makes it all the better,” Stephens said. “It is such a joy to receive this award on behalf of the seniors that I work with.” Courtney Rawls, the newest member of the Garland NAACP, helped host the honorees. “Our service workers have the most important jobs, and a lot of times, we overlook their work. They play Continued Page 9

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K AESNDOLYN S! E GW N I BA My mother is refusing to finance my wedding! Dear Gwendolyn: I became engaged a year ago and have planned an elaborate wedding. This is the problem: My mother is big in her sorority. Her soro sister has a son who has been in love with me since high school. When he proposed to me several years ago, I turned him down. My mother was furious. Gwendolyn, I do not love that man. His family comes from money. His mother is a doctor and his father is a college professor. My mother, however, is a clerk at a hospital, but wants to associate with people of higher status. Therefore, because I have accepted the proposal of the man I love, she is refusing to finance the wedding. What should I do? April

Dear April: First of all, let’s examine the statement “money.” A doctor and a college professor does not necessarily equal money. Your mother is reacting in a bad manner because members of a sorority really cherish that status, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem comes when they try to force your children to take on the same interest. April, this is what you need to do: Scale down your marriage plans. You can finance your wedding without the assistance of your parents. The size of a wedding does not guarantee you will live happily ever after. In fact, statistics have proven that couples who do not begin with a financial strain are happier and stay together. I do commend you for not marrying your mother’s choice. Think about it. Marriage without love --- is not a marriage.

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Love in Your Actions We should let the love of God rule in our heart, mind and soul. God’s love must dwell in our homes along with much pray and fasting. We are in a time where prayer should be very common everywhere. The love of God can lift you in depression. The love of God can help you be calm and remain in control. In these stressful times we need the love of God for our friends and families sake. I listen to the news daily and notice how stressful times can cause loved ones to turn violent towards one another. We must seek God and pray for ourselves. Love is the universal language and God our father speaks the language of love every day. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11 Loving one another can be challenging at times our prayer life will helps us. Our constant commitment to God will help us to grow in his love. “And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also”. (1 John 4:21 ) Allow the true light of Jesus our Lord to guide you to all truth of what God wants for his children.”My Little Children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”. (1 John 3:18) Allow God’s love to lift you higher than you have ever been. Let the Love of God Abide in your life every day.

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Her latest book which she co-authored with Dr. James Smallwood and Dr. Ken Howell is called “The Devil’s Triangle: Northeast Texas, Ben Bickerstaff and the War of Reconstruction.” Taylor sat in the offices of Phalconstar Newspapers recently to discuss her new book and to share with us her take on East Texas’ Black history. Long before there was a “Flats”, “Coon Town”, “Dark Town” or “College Hill” in Greenville there was Indian prairie and rolling grassland. Little more than a village comprised of a hand full of whites in the 1840’s, the town advanced to an official “mud hole” in the 1850’s. Census data records indicate that there were zero Black folk, free or slave in town. Leading up to the Civil War and throughout the 1860’s African Americans began to come into the area. Some were in search of refuge and freedom, and others, according to Taylor were brought here by slave owners fleeing

from Southern States as the Civil War approached their homelands. One by one and two-by-three they trickled into East Texas. So few, that most lived in the big house with their holders. Interestingly enough, after the Civil War many of these former slave owners simply abandoned their former slaves and returned back to their farms and plantations in other Southern States. “They were left to fend for themselves,” says Taylor. “Many of these were just kids and were left as orphans.” Her eyes tear and she slides back in her chair. The subjugation and marginalization inflicted upon the area’s newly freedmen, women and children was without limit. “The Devil’s Triangle: Northeast Texas, Ben Bickerstaff and the War of Reconstruction” details cases of shootings, lynchings, rapes and murders by so called devils like Ben Bickerstaff and Bob Continued Page 7

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The History Behind Black History Month Black History Month Is Celebrated Every February

Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life

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and History (ASNLH). Their goal was to research and bring awareness to the largely ignored, yet crucial role black people played in American and world history. The following year, Woodson published and distributed his findings in The Journal of Negro History. He founded the publication with the hope that it would dispel popular mistruths. He also hoped to educate black people about their cultural background

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and instill them with a sense of pride in their race. The son of former slaves and the second black person to receive a degree from Harvard University, Carter Woodson understood the value of education. He also felt the importance of preserving one’s heritage and, upon his urgings, the fraternity Omega Psi Phi created Negro History and Literature Week in1920. In 1926, Woodson changed the name to Negro History Week. He selected the month of February for the celebration as a way to honor of the birth of two men

whose actions drastically altered the future of black Americans. Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. President who issued the Emancipation Proclamation was born on February 12th and Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s leading abolitionists was born on February 14th. Woodson and the ANSLH provided learning materials to teachers, black history clubs and the community at large. They also published photographs that depicted important figures in black culture, plays that dramatized black history, and reading materials.

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson died in 1950, but his legacy continued on as the celebration of Negro History Week was adopted by cities and organizations across the country. This observance proved especially important during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, a time when the inhumane and unequal treatment of black people in America was being challenged and overturned. The Black Power Movement of the 1970s emphasized racial pride and the significance of collective cultural values. This prompted the

ASNLH, now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, to change Negro History Week to Black History Week. In 1976, they extended the week to a month-long observance. Black History Month is now recognized and widely celebrated by the entire nation on both a scholarly and commercial level. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues to promote, preserve and research black history and culture year round.


Greenville’s Black History Lee who ruled the air of Greenville and inspired it’s various Klan groups. While Taylor’s book will not bring you into the modern era because it mostly deals with Reconstruction through about 1877, the outlines of the Devil’s Triangle can still be traced on a modern map. It begins in Grayson County and comes down through Collin County and what is today Rockwall County. It proceeds south to Kaufman and Navarro County. Then it

turns East through Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Mario and Cass counties. Then back Northwest through Bowie and along the Red River through Red River, Lamar and Fannin Counties. Hunt, Hopkins, and Titus Counties lie in its midst. Greenville’s Black history, according to Taylor, has a fair share of whites who fought for justice and equality or something close to it for African Americans in the 1860’s and 1870’s. One such man detailed

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was District Judge Hardin Hart who was murdered for trying to protect freedmen from bodily harm. His mother and widow witnessed his murder. Taylor also tells the story of a young 17 year-old, Finley Graham, who infiltrated Greenville Klan gangs in the 1860’s. During the 1880’s Greenville’s prospects for prosperity soared as railroad, power and light and running water technology Continued Page 11

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Living Life on Purpose Are you living your life on purpose? To do something on purpose means to have intentions, to determine, to have an aim or an end. So, as odd as the question may sound, it actually has merit. The question has legitimacy because many people take much of life for granted. They find themselves caught up in the daily functions of life that includes work, raising kids, housework, school, or getting ahead. Through these routines they become oblivious to the value of each day and tend to over look the importance there of. Thus, life becomes a mindless series of daily actions. It has been said that “we should live each day as if it were our last since no day is promised.” Therefore, to live life on purpose means to appreciate each day as a new gift. It means to make each day count in a worthwhile manner. It means to welcome and learn from each new experience that we encounter. In addition, living life on purpose means not focusing solely on self. It means to look beyond one’s own circumstances and to consider others. In order to consider others, one must have intentions, be determined or aim to do so. We must plan to consider others because it doesn’t just happen. I like many have taken much of life for granted. This was especially true during my earlier years. Although thankful for each day, the truth is, I was simply too busy or enthralled with the circumstances of my daily life. I considered myself a “good little Christian”, minding my own business. And, that’s exactly what I did. I “minded my own business”, stayed in my own lane completing my routine of life. Meanwhile, I took each day for granted and made little time to live life on purpose. In other words, I rarely planned to go out of my way to help others. In short, I was in my own selfish world. But, praises to God, “When we learn better we do better!” Many “good little Christians” today are in their own world, literally “minding their own business.” Few intentionally plan or aim to go out of their way to consider others. Many are caught up in the daily routine and bustle of life thereby neglecting daily opportunities to live life on purpose. God’s Divine Plan provides that he has purposed our lives for more than just being caught up in the daily “rat race” of life. As Christians, we know that our purpose in life is to love and obey God. Through this love and obedience to God we are to concern ourselves with the lives of others. God has commanded that we not be selfabsorbed. Scripture reminds us, “Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others.” “Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.” “Don’t think of your own affairs, but be interested in others too, and what they are doing” (Philippians 2:3-4). We are to use Jesus as our role model in purposefully living as God requires us to. Philippians 2: 5 states, “Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had.” Finally, we are to live purposefully and worthily not as fools but as those who are wise, making the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days; not acting thoughtlessly but trying to understand what the Lord wants us to do (Ephesians 5:15 -17).

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Greenville’s Black History came to town. Although it was an unequal partnership between the city’s Black and white communities, the depression era of the 1890’s saw African Americans fall further behind. In her research, Taylor says she discovered all sorts of one sided contracts written by white men to maintain control of the Black and poor among the populace. “Sharecropping and tenant farming were about the only industry open to Blacks,” says Taylor. “I found some documents where the interest rates and lending cost were also higher for [unprotected] women like widows and singles.” The 1900’s through the 1910’s were much the same with cotton running five cents a pound and World War I on the horizon.

The city reached another zenith when in 1913-1914; it hosted the State reunion of confederate veterans. Klan gangs and white supremacy ideology would continue to dominate city hall into the roaring 1920’s and depressing 1930’s even as its dominance as the King of Cotton in Texas began to dwindle. Shackles of physically applied white supremacy would yield somewhat during the World War II years of the 1940’s and enlightenment for Greenville’s African American population continued ushering in just as it was nationally. The 1950’s came with small farms for many African Americans in the area and was followed by further advancements made during the 1960’s civil rights movement.

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It was also a period that brought the majority of Texas’ African Americans into Kennedy-Johnson Democrat Party who up until then had been loyal to the party of Lincoln- the Republican Party. The 1970’s would see the rise and fall of affirmative action followed by the 1980’s Reagan Revolution that brought the majority of Texas’ white population into the ranks of the Republican Party. Even with the economic excesses and technological advances of the 1990’s and the election of an African American President in the 2008, economic, judicial and healthcare inequalities in Northeast Texas are still rampant. “Even now, Reconstruction remains incomplete,” said Taylor. ++



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February 15-28, 2011

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

Feb. 24 & 25

GHS Annual Garland Chamber Percussion Show 7:30pm Plaza Theatre Garland High School, School of Performing Arts, presents the annual Garland Chamber Percussion show. This year’s show is “Synchronicity.” Tickets are $5 at the door.

Feb. 26

A Hilarious & Interactive Evening with Joel Zeff 7:00 pm Granville Arts Center – Brownlee Auditorium Join the Sachse High School Improv Team as they present an evening with Joel Zeff. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Feb. 26

Omega Psi Phi 20th Annual Talent Hunt Competition 2:00 pm Plaza Theatre The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Iota Iota Chapter, Dallas, presents the 20th Annual Omega Talent Hunt. The purpose of this event is to search for that special talent or talents that our youth possess. Contestants must be high school students who have not advanced beyond a senior at the time of the event. The competition is free and open to the public. For registration information contact Wayne Powe at 214-906-9079.

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Educators to be Honored at Urban League Annual Meeting Luncheon From Page 4

Reality Therapy. During her 35 years of service in the Dallas Indepenent School District, she held numerous positions including teacher, facilitator, specialist, assistant principal and principal. to others were valued. Since her retirement she has served as Executive Director/Principal of Mt.

Hebron Christian Academy and Principal of Dallas Can Academy - Ross Avenue Campus.Most recently she has studied at Harvard University’ Principal’s Institute and served on the State of Texas Textbook Panel. She is active in her community participating in many professional, civic, social and religious organizations including Delta

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Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Trinity Chapter, The Links Inc., member of the African American Museum Board of Directors, volunteer at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Southwest Transplant Alliance. She is a member of Friendship West Baptist Church. Mrs. Mitchell is married to William Mitchell and they are the parents of Jimmy, Byron and Bethany.

“This year’s Legacy honorees will pass their legacy torch to the next generation of individuals who made achievements in their profession and contribute to the community,” said Dr. Mitchell Brooks. A highlight of the luncheon will be Dr. MitchellBrooks’ annual Report to the Community which details the outcomes and impact of the investments of League supporters who contribute their time and funding. New members of the Board of Trustees will also be recognized. The Mission of the Urban League of Greater Dallas is to provide opportunities that enable African Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance.

February 15-28, 2011

Garland Journal News


Volume IX- Issue 208 February 15-28, 2011 Published 1st & 15th Each Month Garland, Texas Phone (972) 926-8503 Fax (903)...

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